Lovely roomy apartment well equipped and beautiful view over the sea. Fabulous private outdoor eating and lounging area with gorgeous view. Only downside is the beds are v hard!
The apartment was well looked after, very modern, clean and spacious. The pool area was the same with a great view. The apartment is well positioned close to the main restaurant areas and the cable cart station for access to the beach.
There are a lot of steps to get to the apartment and again to the pool area, we were with my pregnant sister in law and my 15 mth old baby and wouldn't say it was a problem, just took our time carrying the buggy and baby and it meant we could justify an extra gelato! Might be a problem for someone with mobility issues.
Despite a little snafu/confusion with check in (which was fixed right away), the apartment and our stay was excellent. The views from the apartment are really unbelievable. And, the location was absolutely perfect--you can walk to the town, drive up to Castelmola (we even hiked down from there), and my crazy kids and husband walked down to the beach and back because the funivia was not working. We drove around that part of Sicily a lot and found it super easy. The directions that Emanuele provided us to get into the place were spot-on, we found it with no trouble. The apartment has all the amenities you could need. I did not wash clothes, but it seemed like it was either small or hand wash, so I wouldn't rely on that. We loved that there was coffee available for us to make! The beds were great.
I would add that if you have any mobility issues, I wouldn't stay here. The steps out of the complex and into town were many (Taormina is filled with steps!), but we had no issues. Overall, awesome! Would stay there again just so I could sit on that balcony and have wine with that view!
The first thing that strikes you on entering this apartment are the amazing views, even on a rainy day, as it was when we arrived.
Very spacious, especially as there was only two of us but would still be good for four. It can sleep 7 & this may be OK when weather warm, as you spend so much time on the large outdoor terrace (the best bit) & wouldn't really use the indoor lounge area which converts to sleep the extra numbers.
The apartment has just about everything you'd need, even if you wanted to do a bit more self-catering than we did during our stay.
Perhaps the only downsides worth a mention to this apartment are the road noise you have when using the outdoor terrace or when by the pool (not so bad it ruins your stay) and the amount of steps on the complex (over 100 to the pedestrian exit into town, some of which could be negated if you use the lift to the 3rd floor) but they were not a concern for us.
Great location for town being only a few mins walk to Messini Gate.
There were some minor things that have prevented me giving this 5 stars but this wouldn't stop me recommending; things have to exceed expectation for 5 stars from me. If the owner is interested I'd be happy to provide details but they are not show-stoppers if you are thinking of visiting (eg only two mis-matched red wine glasses, only one tea towel provided, only a bottle of water provided as a 'welcome pack').
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Stayed in this wonderful apartment for 3 weeks in August, and can honestly say that it was one so the nicest apartments we have stayed in on holidays. The apartment, pool area and the grounds are kept immaculate and the apartment itself was very well equipped with all amenities required on a trip away from home. The balcony is large, comfortable with spectacular views and it was wonderful to sit on an evening with a glass of wine.
The apartment is conveniently located and serves as a great place to chill out or explore the wonderful thing Sicily has to offer, it is very close to the shops, and there is a great bakery which serves amazing croissants as you exit the apartments up the hill on the right.
We would highly recommend a stay in this apartment if visiting Taormina and would most definitely stay here again ourselves.
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