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President Hotel Splendid
Ranked #63 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our children bought us a hotel voucher for Christmas; this was the most Southerly hotel (Europe-wise) that would accept said voucher.
Hadn't been to Sicily before so was excited about the location; was a bit ambivalent about the hotel but it was 'free' so no great concerns. Had a few email exchanges with the wonderful Maya and felt confident that 'arrangements' would be in place.
Initial impressions were of the level 'perfectly OK'. Room was OK, bathroom was OK - balcony and view were absolutely fabulous.
Breakfast was simple buffet but more than adequate - brilliant views again from the dining room.
Visited the pool area and the 'sun deck' on the 5th floor (chasing the sun) - both absolutely fine.
Arranged to check-out early on the Sunday to get our flights - no problem whatsoever in getting coffee and croissants to be available.

The key thing for us was that we were completely bowled over by the beauty of Taormina; so much history, so much to do. We wanted to be out from early morning to late at night so spent very few minutes actually awake in the hotel - to this end, why pay for a host of amenities that you don't use?
This is a genuine 3* but in an ideal location - as such it is incredible VFM. We will definitely return to Taormina and see no reason for not staying at President Splendid again.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This hotel is very well located to the main Corso Umberta, probably 5 mins walk. Our hotel room was very clean. Staff were friendly especially Reception. The only fault we had was the breakfast was very very boring. We stayed 1 week and there was the same breakfast every morning. It would have been nice to have a variety perhaps every second morning.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Having never visited Italy, we were looking for some last minute sun in October before winter set in.
The short flight, easy transfers from airport and mild climate made our mind up, we were heading to sicily and the hotel Splendid, with its rooftop pool being the selling point.
Rooms were basic, but clean.
Staff were friendly and accommodating.
The location is great, with views up to the mountains one side, overlooking the sea the other side (easily reachable by cable car) and shops, bars and restaurants all a short walk away.
5 star it isn't, but neither does it claim to be, but it's a good, basic hotel in a great area that serves it's customers well and sometimes that's all you need (especially for just a 2 night stay).
I'd visit again

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
2  Thank shane s
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stayed 2 nights in Taormina wish it had been longer Hotel splendid a little dated but excellent location for restaurant s and town centre.
Rooms clean and comfortable. We had large terrace with great views
Breakfast had plenty of choice and was good
Staff were excellent ,friendly and helpful.We had lots of laughs .Would stay again

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed in a seaview room, which was very nice and clean, and a decent size. Beautiful views of the coast are offered from the room, as well as the pool area and terrace. The best part of the hotel is the staff. All of the employees (front desk, housekeeping, bartenders, and servers) are helpful and incredibly nice. The pool area is nice, though it is a bit small, and has a great little bar, so it's good to sit out at, even at night. Breakfast is nothing special, but it's good for a quick bite and a coffee. The location is perfect, just a five minute walk from the center of town, and just a bit further to the train station. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Address: Via Dietro Cappuccini 10, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #63 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Price Range: $81 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — President Hotel Splendid 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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