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Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

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Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

I had booked a 5 night stay for my boyfriend and I in Taormina during Thanksgiving week. My hotel reservation was confirmed in early September so I went ahead and booked international flights, excursions etc. Just yesterday I got an email that the hotel has decided to close during the month of November this year! I now have thousands of dollars invested into this trip and am unsure what to do. Is this common in this area at this time of year? I was aware that it will be off-season and that it would be quieter and perhaps less things would be open but will it be completely shut down? The easiest solution would be to book into another hotel in the area given that our flights are already booked but I can't risk having this happen again.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated!

Thanks!

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1. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

Not to worry becca5678 - November is low season and many hotels in Taormina close in November, and depending on the year and the season, some more than others, but other hotels stay open, and restaurants will be open until January.

Unsure what to do? Just find another hotel and enjoy your holiday!!!

You will most certainly find hotels open in Taormina in November….

Buona Fortuna!

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

Try:

www.pensionesvizzera.com

www.hotelvillaschuler.com

www.villabelvedere.it

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3. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

All the above hotels will be closed during the time of your visit.

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

The website of Hotel Pensione Svizzera states that the property will be open until November 28th of this year.

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5. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

Becca - I'm going in November too and had several hotels that I looked into tell me they were closing in November, but Vagabonda is correct, I also had several tell me they were open so, you should be able to find something.

I booked in Villa Carlotta....and I'm so excited, it looks loveeeeely!

best wishes

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6. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

Ciao FLDoyle – Your trip is quickly approaching!! :-) Villa Carlotta is very lovely!!

The Taormina Tourist Information website is down (probably for maintenance), but all Taormina hotels are listed with links – See what appeals and send emails….

Buoan Fortuna!

Vagabonda

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7. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

Venere.com lists 23 hotles in Taormina with vacancies Thanksgiving week

http://www.venere.com/italy/taormina/

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9. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

With the Svizzera it depends on where you look....

"Hotel open from the 5th of March until the 28th of November."

http://www.pensionesvizzera.com/index.php

"L'hotel rimarrà aperto dal 5 marzo al 9 novembre."

pensionesvizzera.com/hotel-taormina-it.phtml

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10. Re: Sicily in November. HELP! Hotel cancelled on me!

Thanksgiving will fall on Thursday, November 25th, 2010.

Many of Taormina’s hotels will still be open at the beginning of November, but close towards the end of November.

The Villa Schuler will close on the 21st of November.

The Villa Belvedere will close on the 25th of November.

The Pensione Svizzera will close on the 28th of November.

So if becca5678 is looking to book 5 nights, none of these hotels will be able to accommodate her needs.

Vagabonda