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“Friendly and in the middle of town”
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Hotel Del Corso
Ranked #37 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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189 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Friendly and in the middle of town”
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Most helpful and friendly staff. This hotel is in the middle of town which makes you wonder where to leave the car but they give a discount for the main parking of town which then only sets you back 8 euro's per 24 hours.
The town is busy and full of shops, bars and restaurants and that makes it a friendly atmosphere where most of the Sicilian towns are a bit sleepy this one is buzzing with excitement. The room was smallish and the bathroom a bit cramped for the price but that goes with the location. Breakfast is nothing special but do ask for a espresso or cappuccino rather than the coffee that is ready made and waiting for guests some time. The balcony at the dining room has a nice view of the sea way down below. So have some rooms but we stayed landside.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kirkland, WA
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We loved the location of the hotel. While the hotel is very basic, the owner and the people who work there are very nice. We normally stay in nicer hotels and at first were disappointed with just how basic these rooms were. We did not know to request a room with a view, but were lucky enough to get one. The best room in the hotel (we saw 3 rooms, but also could tell by looking from the outside) is room #31. Great view, quiet room and is probably the largest room. The other rooms we saw were smaller (including the bathrooms).
All in all, we were very glad we stayed here and used the money we would have spent on a fancier hotel on the great Italian food in Sicily!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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jocke31
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

This hotel is basic, yet really charming. And Graziela (the owner) and her staff did everything to make us feel at home. As a bonus they speak really good english - which helps. The breakfast is simple, but OK. And the view over Etna and the coastline from the breakfast terrace is totally amazing. The location - directly at Corso Umberto is ideal for strolling around in this charming town. Me and my fiancé really enjoyed our staying here and hope to return one day.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Neath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Had 2 nights here in Sept 2011. Had the car, which I parked at the multi story car park. Was only about 5 mins walk fro there to the hotel. The hotel is right on the main street in Taormina. It's a very busy street, though pedestrianised so it was not that noisy. Our room was facing the street, but do not recall hearing any street noise at night, even though the street was very busy with tourists.
The breakfast was good and could be eaten on the terrace.
Only grouse was that the room did not appear to have air conditioning, so it was very hot in the room at night. Think this was the only hotel we stayed at in Sicily which did not have air con in the room.
The staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Taormina is a nice resort, quite upmarket, though it is very touristy. It's good for a couple of nights or maybe to use as a base for touring the area.

Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Hallo Mr. Gareth,

Thank you for your precious and pleased review. We are always happy to read the comments from people who actually stayed in our small family run hotel.

I just want to be clear about the A/C.
All the room are furnished of A/C so I found your comment a little weird. Every room has his own split machine because we believe no all the guests have the same needs, so you can decide at what temperature you want to sleep.
I really believe you didn't notice it, even if it sound very uncommon to me.

By the way I hope your vacation was good and to have the chance to have you again as guest.

Regards
Alessandro
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

I stayed in this Hotel for nearly 2 weeks with my mother and sister and it was just perfect for us! The room was average size, cleaned every day always fresh towels and we had a FAB view from our balcony onto the courtyard where there was always something to look at be it a wedding or just the view itself is unreal :) The staff are more than helpful, its family run by a mother and her son who is extremely nice and they both have excellent english! Also Nando the night porter is so friendly and nice and didnt mind opening the door to us at late hours!! It is in a perfect location right on the main street beside all boutiques, shops and bars, restaurants galore! Breakfast is included, its a buffet you can just help yourself every morning and lots to choose from! There is beach transfer from hotel to a selection of FAB beaches! I recommend Stockholm it is by far the nicest after we tried them all, and the staff on reception will organise your pick up at your request.
I cannot say enough aboutTaormina itself, have been there twice now and its just heaven to me, the nicest most beautiful place I have been yet! I want to go back again next year so if you have not been there yet go go go you will not regret!!
Happy Holidays :) I hope this was helpful!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Del Corso
Address: Corso Umberto 238 | Porta Catania, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Price range (per night): $135 - $267
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Del Corso 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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