Grand Hotel San Pietro
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Un vero 5 stelle lusso!
Un GRAND HOTEL !!Impeccabile il servizio,eccellente il ristorante,incantevole la piscina...
Manca solo la navetta per il centro.
Wunderbares San Pietro
Was für ein wunderbares Hotel. Der Blick vom Pooldeck ist toll. Vielleicht etwas zu ruhig, aber der Service war ausgezeichnet und unscheinbar.
Die Speisekarte des Restaurants kann als etwas limitiert empfunden werden, aber es ist unwahrscheinlich, dass man jeden Abend im Hotel isst, denn die örtliche Trattoria ist hervorragend.
Superhotel in guter Lage
Wahrscheinlich das beste Hotel, in dem ich (für personliche oder geschäftliche Reisen) jemals war. Gute Lage, etwa 10-15 Minuten zu Fuß bis in das Stadtzentrum (nah an der Bushaltestelle). Habe mein Zimmer in eins mit Balkon und Meerblick geupgradet, das war fantastisch. Das Frühstück vom Büfett war köstlich, aber ich habe alle anderen Mahlzeiten außerhalb eingenommen, denn es gab so viele geöffnete Restaurants in der Nähe, obwohl es außerhalb der Saison war.
Kann das Hotel nicht genug loben - das gesamte Personal war freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Beautiful San Pietro
What a wonderful hotel. The view from the pool-side is amazing. A little quiet perhaps, but excellent unobtrusive service. Dining room menu could be considered somewhat limited, but unlikely to dine in hotel every night due to excellence of local trattoria
Beautiful Hotel in Picturesque Taormina
The hotel grounds are beautiful & serene. They have a nice pool & deck area and a large terrace where they serve breakfast with great views of the ocean. I thought they had the best breakfast selection of all the places we stayed during our 2 wk trip to Sicily. The waiters were attentive. The hotel offers a private shuttle to the center of town and also to their sister hotel, the Hotel Caparena. You can also request a free day pass to the Hotel Caparena's beach club. The center of town is within easy walking distance - about a 10 minute walk. On the way to the town center, you can walk thru a local public garden that is very scenic and impressive.
Our room was very nicely appointed and was spacious. We didn't hear any traffic noise at night.
The service from the front desk to the bell staff was great.
This is a good hotel to stay if you have a car. They had plenty of on-site parking and there was no extra charge to park your vehicle.
We didn't eat lunch or dinner at the hotel, so can't comment on the quality of those meals. For dinner, their restaurant looked to be more formal. There are so many restaurants to chose from in Taormina. We can recommend the Gambero Rosso - a more informal family run restaurant for pizza etc. For a great fish dinner try Ristorante Grotta Azzurra - but be sure to have a reservation as they get very busy for dinner.
The Best hotel in Sicily
We have just returned from a holiday at this fabulous hotel and can truly state that it is the best hotel we have ever stayed in. My husband travels all round the world on business and we have stayed in many famous five star hotels, but none have been as efficient and professional, but so friendly and helpful at the same time. Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were exceptionally good at their job. The food was wonderful, spotlessly clean room service, excellent bar and pool facilities. We cannot wait to go back there, it was a wonderful place.
Good hotel in perfect location; inadequate management
The Grand Hotel San Pietro has been in existence for about one year and seems to be still suffering from teething trouble! Its location is perfect and the hotel offers all the facilities a guest would expect from a 5-star facility, which the San Pietro purports to be, despite the Tripadvisor rating of 4*. Superior Rooms enjoy wonderful balcony views of the Med and, if the neck is craned to the right, Mount Etna. Rooms are of adequate size, as are well-equipped bathrooms; balconies are small, but again adequate; beds are extremely hard; housekeeping is excellent and timely. What lets the hotel down is lamentable service (other than housekeeping), due either to inadequate training, poor management, or both. Throughout a four day stay, we had to go looking for service - someone to help us with bags when we arrived; someone to bring us a drink in the bar or on the Terrace; someone to take our breakfast orders, bring us food etc etc. Individually, once we got to know them, the Staff were pleasant and friendly people, but they seemed to have no idea about pro-active service. Neither did we observe, for the duration of our stay, the General Manager or any of his/her immediate staff. Putting two and two together, the sum of negative comments would tend towards poor or indifferent management, and at 5* prices that is unacceptable.
Great hotel in a great town
I stayed at the San Pietro as part of my honeymoon in April 2006. We booked a superior double with views of both the sea and Mount Etna. The hotel was 1st class. I had arranged for a taxi to collect us at the airport through the hotel and it was there on time. I had arranged flowers, fruit and champagne for us upon our arrival at the hotel and again, the service was excellent. The room was a little small, but all you could wish for. It had a great balcony with great views and all the extras you would expect. The staff were exceptionally helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the town centre, up a number of steps, but it is quite a pleasant walk.
Taormina is also a great town and I would recommend a couple of hours at the nearby town of Castlemola as long as your not afraid of heights.
Superb hotel in good location
Probably the best hotel I've stayed in (for business or pleasure) in a good lcoation 10-15 minutes walk from the main town (and near the bus station). Upgraded to a room with balcony and sea view, which was fantastic. Buffet breakfast was lovely but didn't eat other meals there as lots of restaurants near by were open, even though we were out of season.
Could not praise the hotel highly enough - staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Lovely hotel, good location
Have just returned from the Grand Hotel San Pietro and it was fantastic! The rooms are a decent size, spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished, with large balconies with amazing views of the sea (Etna from some rooms) and the beautiful pool. Make sure you book a superior room rather than the basic room otherwise you will not have a sea view/balcony (but the garden view is still pleasant).
The walk into town is only about 10 mins maximum (we were a bit worried as it wasn't clear how far the walk was on various websites or if in fact whether it was walkable) and very pleasant. There are some fairly steep steps at the very beginning of the walk which might be problematic for older guests however. Also a 5-10 min walk to bus terminal.
The staff went out of their way to help us and the hotel has a very friendly feel. Only slight criticism is that the staff are a little slow and disorganised at breakfast but this should not put you off - breakfast is served on a stunning terrace overlooking the sea.
We were worried about booking it (especially regarding its location) but so glad we took the risk!
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... From here we took a lift up to the very pretty old city of Taormina. This little town perched high on the hill has been a coastal resort town since Roman times. We walked the cobbled streets of balconied terrace houses and shops. Many of the balconies contained examples of the unique ceramics the town is renowned for. The shops were exquisite and and I know several people who would LOVE to put in a day or two perusing! The fashions ...
... Owner Fabio is a nice bloke. Pretty basic with 20 year old 12inch cathode tv and no condiments in bathroom, but clean and tidy. Used to be his home, and is actually 2 units joined together. He went to VOT once, when he was a school kid. Doesn't seem interested in going that far again. He now lives in nearby village 10 min drive away. Smallest shower ever, with 15 inch gap to enter, but through bathroom to a nice balcony ...
... top of a cable car system that isn't working, then climbed the remainder. Hard work in the thinner atmosphere but rewarding. Will feel it in the thighs tomorrow. Very desolate landscape- just black lava from the last major eruption in 2007 and snow. No vegetation or wildlife. We hired a car to drive around Sicily (Sicilia to us locals), and the driving can be pretty harrowing at times, with totally unpredictable local drivers, tiny 1 car width roads, and the absence of street ...
... 70€ incl breakfast. Reasonable size comfy room. Sain'Antonio Garden Park. Friendly family run place. Interesting that there are no big hotel chains through Sicilia- mainly family run operations. Had dinner up the road accompanied by karaoke- place was filling with families as we left at 2130. Don't know when the little kids sleep. Highlight of dinner was pistachio pizza- a first and last time for me. Not sweet but way too much ...
... second to none. Plus, we were fortunate enough to attend an Italian Opera presentation on Saturday evening. Not really being opera buffs we couldn't help but appreciate the incredible skill and talent required to sing opera. We will always have fond memories of our stay in Taormina...next it's off to Malta we ...