La Pensione Svizzera
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Jreindle stayed here on Jul 2, 2011 during their trip titled: Italy & Sicily 2011.
Jreindle stayed here on Jul 1, 2011 during their trip titled: Italy & Sicily 2011.
Jreindle stayed here on Jun 30, 2011 during their trip titled: Italy & Sicily 2011.
... however, I must admit that last night's dinner at the Timeo was out of this world. So as Jacques is busy in the galley cooking up a masterpiece, I am in the saloon spelling all these wonderful aromas, and salivating as I sip on my gin and tonic cocktail. A quiet evening, in a very still and calm port. We shall all enjoy ourselves at home tonight. Obviously ending with the Grand Marnier, and Greek coffee, before saying good night. Until tomorrow.... sleep ...
... weather on line.uk' is our friend." I said proudly. "They said the entire island of Sicily, would be deluged through today. Tomorrow will be clear beautiful sailing (litterally) for us... but today, we will be sloshing." We both continued looking everywhere, until the hungar pangs started. We foud a small little pizzeria, and enjoyed a great pizza lunch. Marina found a great black dress, and I too, found some things to buy -- so this was a great shopping day for us. Trying to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Pensione Svizzera Taormina
If you're looking to trim a few euros from your vacaion budget this makes a decent compromise between budget and amenity.
Jaw-dropping view and lip-smacking muesli!
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!
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
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
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
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.