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The Ashbee Hotel

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed at the Ashbee Hotel beginning of August and we had a wonderful stay. The location of the hotel is perfect because everything is walking distance (bars, restaurants, shops...). It was also very easy to go to the beach (Isola or private beaches). The staff was very helpful and super nice. The room was very nice, with a huge... More 

Thank frc2512
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We spend several nights at the Ashbee while staying in Taormina. The a bit older, the property has been regularly maintained. The views from the terrace and pool down the mountainside are quite stunning. The pool area is quite, quite small and I wonder how the hotel can accommodate all guests during its busiest times. The hotel lounge is really... More 

Thank Omar I
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Fascinating history of this boutique hotel. Gorgeous interior with great views, either at the infinity pool or on the top floor for breakfast or a drink in the evening. Ideally located to walk to the main strip of Taormina. Mary and Franscisco are stars. Couple of caveats, not a lot of wardrobe space and our room was in the main... More 

1 Thank GWL56
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A lovely hotel in the heart of the busy town yet peaceful and quiet. Nice staff and very clean. A basic breakfast buffet but good enough. very expensive for any extras you might want so best to eat and drink out. Small but nice pool, mosquito repellent recommended for the evening.

2 Thank Paula C
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Ashbee is perfection! Location, comfort, views, and service were all outstanding. The villa has been restored to feel completely modern without losing it's original charm. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Can't say enough good things. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

1 Thank StaceeE_13
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Spent 10 days here in late July and can only have praise for the place and the excellent staff. Nothing was any trouble to them and always when served you received a cheery "your welcolme" Location for the main shopping area a short stroll away though road outside was busy so some care needed. View from pool along the coast... More 

1 Thank PeterPJM6
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

super hotel in beautiful grounds providing the ultimate getaway holiday. 25 rooms only so very quiet and peaceful. not much to do if you have kids, probably good to hire a car as plenty to see including mount etna etc. canno fault the hotel- superb breakfast with super views and excellent staff. Small but lovely pool- no need to pre-book... More 

1 Thank martin m
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Check in quick and friendly and bags taken to room whilst escorted to bar for introductory juice. Room away from main building no problem but if you want a view must go top floor. We had what is described as garden view but it was a private small terrace surrounded by bushes. Suited us out of the sun but there... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel in an idyllic location, it would have been perfect apart from the room, the infamous no 37!! As per previous feedback this room is right next to the main road in Taormina with constant traffic and although we asked for a balcony it was in the sun all day with no canopy, hence we didn't... More 

Thank Wendy H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

In my opinion it is not situated in a tranquil corner of Taormina as our holiday brochure quoted. If you pay extra for a balcony you could find yourself adjacent to the busy, noisy main road with its toxic fumes.

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM2,252 - RM2,541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ashbee Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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#9 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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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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