La Pensione Svizzera

Via Luigi Pirandello, 26, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Via Luigi Pirandello, 26, Taormina, is near Greek Amphitheater (Teatro Greco), SAT Group Tours, Lido Mazzarò, and Palazzo Corvaja.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews La Pensione Svizzera Taormina

    Nice Budget Accommodations...

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    If you're looking to trim a few euros from your vacaion budget this makes a decent compromise between budget and amenity.

    It is located just down the hill from the Main drag in Taormina which brims with shops, cafes, restaurants. It is situated directly adjacent to the cable car which takes you down to the beach for 3 euro r/t. Parking your rental car can be a hassle if you don't get one of the few pay spots they have available. We had to pay an attendant at a lot down the road each day of our stay approx 8 euros.

    Our room was spotlessly clean albeit a bit sparse, but for 90 euros/nt in the heart of Taormina, it's a bargain. For that break in price you'll put up with STAIRS up to your room which could be a bit trying after a full day of touring around (the maid said they're going to put an elevator in soon). The stairwell forms an echo chamber thru which you can hear your neighbors as they traipse up/down. The soundproofing is bit lacking. No pool.

    Full euro breakfast served each day was good. Like I said, if you're looking to trim a few euros from the vacation bill, this is the place to do it in Taormina. If you're looking for more luxury/pool, consider the Grand Hotel Miramare right next door, the Capotaormina, or the San Domenico. Hope this helps, bon voyage!

    Jaw-dropping view and lip-smacking muesli!

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    We booked La Pensione Svizzera over the net and were delighted with our choice. We'd a sea view room for the second 3 nights which had a stunning view. We could hear noise from upstairs due to the marble floors, but it was very limited, and really the only minor fault we could find with the hotel. Overall it's very tranquil and set in a great location close to the beach cablecar. Brekkie was good too. We were on a cheapie holiday in June and Taormina wasn't as expensive as I'd expected. The website pics don't do the hotel, or resort, justice. Enjoy!

    Big on value but not on comforts

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    This June we stayed at the Pensione Svizzera. While the hotel was extremely clean, well located and very afordable it was it was lacking in some of the luxuries one might want when traveling to a destination such as Taormina. Soundproofing was the main issue and the bed was hard as rocks (though this seems the norm for most of Italy). The inner stairwell and uncarpeted marble stairs create a sound tunnel that reverberates throught the pensione. The location, being on a busier road, adds to the noise level. The management would do well to use some noise buffering techniques such as carpetig the stairs and adding more textiles to the decor to absorb some of the interior sounds. The breakfast was good and the staff friendly. For those on a budget it is an adequate accommodation, but next time we visit Sicily a quieter and more luxurious hotel might be in order for a place as special as Taormina.

    Good value destination

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    This is a tremendously good value place to stay. Views are first class and rooms, while far from luxurious, are clean and pleasant. Good location for beaches and the town. It will be difficult to find a better value location in Taormina.

    Awesome stay at the Svizzera

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    Great location. Close to center of town and lift to beach. Rooms were clean. Staff was helpful. Breakfest was average. No parking nearby. Had to park more than a 5 minute walk away. Liked internet kiosk, but cost seemed pricey. Cost of stay was real bargain for area.

    Tight budget alternative

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    We found the Svizzera a very pleasant place to stay if you're on a tight budget. Rooms were basic but more than adequate - and inexpensive compared with other hotels of what seemed a similar standard. The location is quiet, a 5-minute walk from the centre of the town, and convenient in being situated very close to the cable car taking people down to the beach. There is a 24-hour reception and breakfast is served outside in a garden whose tall trees and shrubbery provide dappled shade.Our room provided panoramic views of the coastlline from an elevated position on top of the hills.We would recommend the hotel to anyone on a limited budget who wants to enjoy this fantastic little town without paying top dollar for accommodation.

    TripAdvisor Reviews La Pensione Svizzera Taormina

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