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The Ashbee Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The building and gardens of this hotel are without doubt very beautiful. The location is excellent for both the main town and access to the cable car to the beach. The staff were wonderful. Nino welcomed us in a very friendly manner and made some great suggestions for what to do during our stay in Taormina. Irene (reception) was also... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is definitely one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Great setting, super room, the staff were so friendly and obliging, housekeeping was superb. The breakfast was served on a terrace with a wonderful view and this doubled as a bar on the evening where you can sit on the terrace and enjoy a pre or post dinner... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

An elegant hotel with lovely views, classic rooms and facilities. Staff very competent and helpful. Housekeeping excellent. Good location in Taormina but a little noisy on occasion. Small outdoor pool and terrace area with a lovely ambiance. Roof top breakfast area with views you'll remember forever. Room decor perfect. Wear the right protection against late afternoon mosquitoes (not the fault... More 

1 Thank kevg234
North Olmsted, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our stay at Hotel Ashbee was great. The rooms were clean, spacious, comfortable and nicely designed. The view of the sea and landscape from the back outdoor pool was beautiful. Service staff was very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this hotel.

Thank dagojoe23
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate my 30th birthday. Everything was perfect. The staff, the hotel, the breakfast. It was just towards the end of their season so we often had the whole pool to ourselves which was a real luxury. Thank you.

Thank SianCO85
Berkhamsted, Herts.
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

A beautfiul hotel with great service. Very peaceful location, but right in the centre of things as soon as you leave the gates. Wonderful rooftop breakfast overlooking the sea. We had a very comfortable room with good air conditioning and decent sized beds. Definitely a place to chill out and relax.

Thank pettsfamily
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This hotel is lovely and is definitely worth its star rating. The room was lovely, though a bit small but we were only here for 5 nights so it was fine. The bed was comfortable, we had a really nice telly (for the amount of time we watched it!) and the air conditioning is really good, though we did not... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Ashbee for 3 days in mid-August. The hotel has a great location and views. I've been coming to Sicily for years and there aren't many luxury hotels so we were pleasantly surprised with how nice the Ashbee was. The service was great. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Francesco... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had superior room overlooking driveway. Ok apart from road noise and pollution smells at busy times - one of main routes into Taormina. Big room and towel changes twice a day were a very pleasant surprise. Great views from breakfast terrace but breakfast more geared to continental style - lots of cakes and sweet goods. Never heard of herbal teas.... More 

1 Thank 4GDH
West Sussex, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just returned from a one week stay here. We had a large room with a terrace overlooking the bay and the hills behind Taormina. the location is perfect, very quiet, parking ( at a cost of 25€ per night) and just a few minutes walk from the centre of the town. The room was well equipped and clean, towels were... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in a peaceful 20th century Sicilian Villa in the heart of Taormina. The House was built in the 1908’s by Colonel Shaw-Hellier who commissioned the famous Architect Charles Robert Ashbee, English designer and entrepreneur, prime mover of the Arts & Craft movement. Easy to locate, just few steps from the main street and chic boutiques of Taormina, the hotel offers easy access to the main theatres, museums and all over objects arts, historical heritage of the city.A short walk leads to famous restaurants, to enjoy an excellent cuisine.Today, this new charming house offers some of the finest accommodation in Sicily. With 25 guestrooms and suite, you will find everything required for a relaxing stay, screwing up one’s eye to English style, representative symbol of The Ashbee Hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ashbee Hotel

Address: Via San Pancrazio n. 46, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: RM2,265 - RM2,554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ashbee Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Not sure it really applies to this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Cheerytoday3007, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Away from road”
 of 5 bubbles 4GDH, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a seaview room in the main building”
 of 5 bubbles DennisWestSussex_UK, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Main hotel with views over the bay”
 of 5 bubbles GWL56, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room away from road (in main building). It seemed that you may have road noise in outer buildings, although we didn't stay in them.”
 of 5 bubbles StaceeE_13, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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