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Villa Diodoro Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is located 5 minutes away from the main shopping street in Taormina. It includes a few parking places on its premises and has a lovely pool with views of the sea and Mount Etna. As soon as you walk in you realise that it is all about elegance. The lobby, bedrooms and restaurant are styled elegantly in very good taste. The service is good all round too. Should we return to Taormina, this is likely to be our first choice.

This is an older hotel and a bit outdated. The rooms are comfortable though and the views are to die for. There's nothing wrong with the rooms, again they could just used some refreshing. The common areas and grounds are lovely.

This building was designed to cater to upper class 19th/early 20th century British tourists. We were there pre-season, so they upgraded us to room with a balcony and stunning view. The hotel's dining room is a ballroom. One imagines an orchestra playing where now the elegant breakfast spread occurs, and dancing where now tales for dining are placed.

Such a serene place.It gave me peace of mind and so very few things can do this lately. The triple room is more like apartment,the room of the parents is separated and closes with a door.And design is very pleasant to the senses. The restaurant impressed me much with all the silverware.So classy. The view is remarkable. And I am so happy I came here off peak season to enjoy the beauty of the place without any hassle

Taormina one of the beautiful town in Sicily. We stayed 7 nights at this nice hotel, with great location.The room was with balcony and with sea view, it was clean, comfortable and we had great views of the sea from the balcony and the view of Etna volcano. The dining room was elegant and breakfast more than adequate and clean, we went in bus to Castelmola, and high recommended , a very nice park near by and lovely walk to town, only 10minites .Taormina got a great restaurants .We hired a taxi to Bar Vitelli(the godfather bar)at the village of Savoca, and cost us £100 for a day. we went to eat out everyday, we enjoyed the Sicilian pasta . We will come back to this hotel and Taoromina, as we love the Sicilian people.

We stayed here as part of a group. We had an excellent comfortable room with amazing views of the bay and mountains. Some of the public areas are a little worn especially the carpets but there are interesting period pieces in a lot of the public rooms. We had breakfast and dinner in their amazing and beautifully decorated dining room which has panoramic views of the sea and Mt Etna. Breakfast is as other reviewers have said more than adequate with a nice choice of continental style food with a token 'English' bacon and scrambled eggs. The staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The evening meals were in general tasty but served less than hot - perhaps due to the size of our tour group . There is a steep climb from the hotel entrance to the road and it is not possible for coaches to gain access. Arrangements were made to transport us from the bus station by mini bus to the hotel. Taormina is a lovely town with an abundance of restaurants and boutique style shops there is also the Greek Roman amphitheatre which is well worth a visit. We spent a very enjoyable day exploring the immediate surrounds with a trip on the cable car and a visit to Isola Bella - a little island connected to the mainland by a foot causeway . Unfortunately as it was out of season we could not explore the entire island but staff kindly pointed out the major features.

Taormina was our last stop during our tour of Sicily. We stayed 2 nights at this nice hotel, great location. The room was clean and comfortable and we had great views of the sea from the balcony. The dining room was elegant and breakfast more than adequate, we went for breakfast early as there were quite a few tour parties and the place gets busy. The tour bus had to drop us off some distance away as the road leading to the hotel is narrow. The hotel is adjacent to a lovely park from which you get great views of Taormina and is within walking distance to great restaurants and the rather touristy yet beautiful town. Show less

A few reviews have stated the hotel is old and worn. Not our impression at all-some lovely old pieces of furniture in the public areas and an air of quiet charm. Located 5/10 minutes from the town centre,which can be approached on the level via a beautiful park full of fascinating “follies”. Maybe we struck lucky but our side sea view room gave us a splendid view of Taormina and Etna from its elegant tiled and wrought iron balcony. One or two of the electric sockets were a bit ancient but everything worked fine. As said by others,breakfast is no more than ok but it’s certainly not poor,either. The bacon and eggs are warm to begin with but can be cool if you leave it till late. There are various breads and rolls,toast,croissants,cold meats,cheeses,cereals,a rather limited variety of fruit ,yoghurts etc. Put it this way-far more choices than at home! The chandeliered dining room is MAGNIFICENT and affords beautiful views across to Etna and the sea. We had heard from friends that dining in Taormina can be pricey so opted for half board. Absolutely no regrets-dinners were elegantly presented and delicious,with the added bonus of the impressive dining room. ONLY minus point is the very steep hotel drive up to the road. However,there are also steps and a handrail right outside the main hotel door. I have arthritic feet and asthma but used the steps with no bother,cunningly pausing halfway up. Would we go there again? YES! PS All excursions out seem to start out very early in the morning,ie 6-8 a.m.

To wake up with a view across the bay of snow-capped Mount Etna every morning was something of a magical experience.Make sure you get a room with the volcano in sight! Good breakfast, comfortable, pretty well equipped room (no proper working desk and chair, though improvisation was possible with the bureau and the bed) - and a balcony with a simply amazing view.Excellent bathroom, comfortable bed. Huge, comfortable bar with a large outside terrace (Etna in view); swimming pool and lots more I didn't explore because I was at a meeting in another hotel. The town of Taormina is enchanting. Four days of bliss in a remarkable place - and lots more to explore within easy reach in the rich landscape of Sicily if you have time and transport..

Old fashioned and dated place with strange logistics internally. My room was fine; clean and well maintained. There are no curtains so you have to utilise the electric shutters. The breakfast was pretty dire - cold food is the order of the day - cold tea, coffee, cold scrambled eggs, cold bacon. Staff nice and helpful but are up against a lot of running about to cope with the buffet which is miles from the kitchens. Bar service in the lounge good. Great views from the terrace across to Etna. Well positioned in relation to the town

Via Bagnoli Croci 75 Taormina ME

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Greek Theatre
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Villa Diodoro Hotel places you next to Greek Theatre and within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular attractions like Lido Mazzaro. This 4-star hotel has 102 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Taormina and also a short walk from Parco Duca di Cesaro and Villa Comunale Garden.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Rooms

All of Villa Diodoro Hotel's 102 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also available.


Property features

At Villa Diodoro Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1001 reviews