Taormina Elite Apartment
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Precisely as advertised! Awesome terrace!!
This is the second time we have stayed in this apartment at San Giorgio/San Pancrazio (just outside the Messina Gate). As before, Ulisse met us as promised and was as before the consumate professional. The apartment is not large, but sufficient and well maintained and very clean. The terrace is simply magnificent. The garage is large, safe and oh-so-convenient. All that you want to see and do in Taormina is a convenient short walk (or drive for other sites at a distance). If you want to cook, the pots / pans are extant but limited. We ate out, so the stove for coffee and the rerigerator and microwave were all we needed. While the walk is not strenuous, there are some steps, so one must be ambulatory. This apartment is a great value for price and I cannot wait to return.
Spectacular View & Location
From the very beginning the owner and his assistant responded promptly and professionally. While a bit worn (paint-wise), the property is as it appears in the photos, and very clean. The kitchen is small and has the basics, but if you plan to cook, the pots and pans are older and not in the best shape. There is a small toaster, microwave, 4-burner stove and refrigerator/freezer that all function well. You'll need to bring all food / beverages, though there is a small amount of coffee, tea, sugar available. I suggest you stop at the market on your way (large ones available in Giardini Naxos or Catania, only small ones ((but well-stocked)) in Taormina). The condo has grocery carts near the garage (which is a very secure, conveneient, clean location). In warm months, eating outside would be delightful, as the quite large terrace with full table and separate seating area are perfect for outside living with comfortable, solid furniture. Like much Italian furniture, we did not find the living room furniture comfortable...awkward, too low. Master BR has good space and good mattress. 2nd BR has two smallish single beds, but they are comfortable. Bathrooms are large, clean and function well. Plenty of hot water. Real towels are provided, but bring washcloths if you need them. The condo is a 5-min walk from a lovely square and Porta Messina. Nice restaurants, shops are easily accessible. Great value for money, spectacular, unobstructed view. I will try to stay here again!
Apartment was about 100 metres from the main thoroughfare in Taormina. It was large and well maintained with a lovely pool area. The balcony/terrace was spacious and had lovely views.
An ideal place to stay in Taormina
Great place to stay in Taormina
Apartment is large with super roof terrace and great communal pool area. It is really well positioned for accessing the main sites of Taormina.and its restaurants. It has the added bonus of a reserved parking space..
The owner was very friendly and showed us around the apartment; the language barrier was not a problem for us.
Our dealings with the management company were dealt with promptly and politely..
The second double bed is on the small side but was large enough for our two teenage daughters.
Gorgeous place in a perfect location
We loved Emanuele's apartment. It was clean and well fitted out with everything we needed.
There is one thing, which could have been a major problem, but we found a perfect answer to what could have been very difficult. We travelled as two couples, and specifically chose an apartment with two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. When we got there, we discovered that the second 'double' bed was tiny - certainly not big enough for two. We slept on the sofa bed in the living room, which was not a problem, as the front terrace is set out as a very comfortable living room - and the weather was gorgeous. We tried sleeping on the sofa bed the first night - but it was hugely uncomfortable, with a dreadful, thin mattress, so we felt as if we were lying on steel springs. BUT, all was not lost! There is a large cupboard on the left of the second, back terrace, and in it, we found a lot of excellent mattresses for the sunbeds on the third, huge terrace. Four slightly wider mattresses fitted the sofa bed perfectly - and we had great nights sleep for the remaining seven nights!
We would definitely recommend the apartment, and an added advantage is that there is an onsite garage. Parking would otherwise have been very difficult in Taormina.
Thank you for a lovely holiday. If we visit Taormina again, we know where we will stay!
The unit is beautiful and well equipped. Many stairs to the pedestrian access are not mentioned
While the unit is superb, contrary to the promise, the manager, Emanuele did not meet us. The owner did, upon our arrival, but she did not speak a word of English, and as a result we never learned how to operate the TV (no English channels, without knowing how to set them). Of the two bathrooms, in one the toilet needed 4 hours to refill the tank and be useful again. A plumber came out the second day, worked for an hour, but it was not fixed. Contacting the manager, by text and e-mails did not result in any response. Unless a more personal attention is paid by the manager, I would not recommend it to non-Italian speaking guests.
We are in the center of the city, far only 60 meters from Corso Umberto, the main street of the city. Everything is in walkin distance: bars ,, resturants, markets, Greek Theater etc.
The Cable Car Station, to get in 2 mins in the beach area, close to Mazzarò and IsolaBella, is just 600m away; the bus stop, also to get to the beach area is 30 meters away !!
This is the best place to see our beautiful city, without the stress of the car.