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President Hotel Splendid
Ranked #63 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a 2 star Hotel nothing more or nothing less. Room small, bathroom a good size. Very clean and if you have a room on the 3rd or 4th floor with a balcony,you will have a view over the Med and onto mainland Italy that is truly magnificent.The breakfast is really good,personally i could not fault it.The temp was between 23c and 30c while i was there and there was no fridge in the Hotel room.However as this is the home of the Mafia you could rent one for your room at 10 euro per day. If you wanted to spend some time at the pool,and you happened to be a feather brain and forgot to pack a couple of towels,you could have of course have rented them from reception at 6 euro per day.Taormina is a stunningly wonderful city,the Hotel is in a fantastic location,we had a fabulous week,its expensive,and if i wasn't such a moany Oul Fella i would just have said it all in the last two lines.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room on 3rd or 4th floor with sea view and balcony.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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viphotel, Responsabile reception at President Hotel Splendid, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

the fridge is 6.00 euro per day, 30 euro for a week, the pool- towels are 3 euro each to rent not per day, you can keep untill your departure.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Most of the reviews on here are pretty accurate of this hotel , pretty basic , but clean and tidy , have to pay for anything extra , i.e. Fridge , towels for sun loungers and air con is €10 a day , although there is a good ceiling fan which was enough for us . The location is fantastic as your very close to town centre and the view from balcony rooms is beautiful. Breakfast are basic , hams cheeese, breads , cereals ect and dosnt change throughout the week . But it's sufficient. If your just looking luxury not gonna get it , but as a base it's fine . Tip if you near pool room 343 or 344 , very noisy with music ect . And the walls and doors are paper thin . So all in all a basic hotel with a fantastic view .

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Hotel Splendid's very helpful and kind staff were fabulous. Every member of staff made us feel welcome, well-informed and went above and beyond when helping locate a lost wallet (which was returned to us by the end of the day NOT stolen) as well as a snorkel mask left at La Dolce Vita Lido (the food there was very good). I did wonder if we were probably the most trying customers, but the staff didn't let it show if we were. The views from our bedrooms were absolutely stunning and breathtaking over Taormina and out over the Ionian Sea. There were many house martin birds flying about feeding their young, which was particularly special. Everywhere we looked was like a picture in a film. I would recommend taking ear-plugs for a good nights sleep as the town is very lively all night, there is nothing you can do about this, but who cares when you have great views from the balcony. The hotel was well-kept and comfortable. The pool was clean, well-maintained and I loved the pools bar being set back within a cave. The bar maid was very good and hard-working. She made us Rossinis from scratch as well as cooking for a function elsewhere in the hotel (give the lady a pay-rise!). The breakfast was good with an extensive range of pastries, meats, cheeses, fruit, squash drinks (not juices). The only criticism was the coffee served at breakfast was awful! They did not do proper coffee - it was a kind of barley cup which I'm sorry to say was disgusting if you were expecting a strong Italian style caffeinated coffee. The cappuccino was palatable though. This is a problem I have which is small compared to the overall quality. So my constructive criticism/feedback is to serve REAL coffee at breakfast time. Don't play the same music everyday at breakfast and at the pool bar. Also, how about serving maybe a granita and brioche, true to a typical Sicilian breakfast? But it doesn't matter as the staff at breakfast were happy, kind and hard-working. Overall, this place to stay is absolutely lovely and the staff are fantastic. Thank you to all the staff at President Hotel Splendid for a memorable, comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
4  Thank Natty001
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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.

Room Tip: Fifth floor, sea-facing are probably the best rooms but would suggest going for the cheapest room av...
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Colin W
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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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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: $86 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — President Hotel Splendid 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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