Grand Hotel Miramare details
Enveloped by terraced gardens, this hillside hotel looks out over the Messina Strait and the Ionian Sea.
The Grand Hotel Miramare wasn’t always a hotel. At the start of the Twenties, this huge villa was the private residence of an aristocratic family called Lo Turco. Since then, it’s been sympathetically transformed into lodgings. The property has retained original features like doric columns and arched windows and bedrooms have been furnished with antique-style furniture appropriate to the era the villa was built.
Cocooned in terraced gardens of cypress and olive trees, the property is set on a hillside, a 10-minute walk from Taormina ‘s main street, Corsa Umberto I. Its elevated position affords it yawning views of the Messina Strait and the Ionian Sea in the distance. The best views are by the large pool, which you get to via a tall flight of steps. From here, the vistas take in the craggy rocks and evergreen trees on the Isola Bella nature reserve, too.
There are 2 places to dine at the hotel. The eatery by the pool serves light lunches like pizza and pasta. The main restaurant puts on a Continental buffet breakfast. In the evenings, you can choose between a set or à la carte menu and the choice range from fish to pasta dishes.
LocationApprox. walking times: resort centre - 10 mins; cable car servicing Mazzaro and Isola Bella beaches and Taormina Mare area - 5 mins; local bus terminal - 2 mins
1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes - coach drop off/pick up from bus terminal opposite hotel
• 68 rooms • All rooms have air-conditioning in daytime Jun-Sep, satellite TV, radio, telephone, minibar, and hairdryer • Standard rooms have 2 or 3 beds • Rooms without a sea view are road facing and do not have a balcony • We also offer Balcony rooms, Sea view rooms and Single rooms • Non-smoking, air-conditioned dining room with waiter service • Buffet breakfast available • International cuisine • TV/lounge bar, not always staffed • Private tennis court; bring your own equipment or hire from hotel • Scuba diving available on Mazzaro beach, under separate management • Swimming pool accessed by a lift followed by 186 steps • Sunbeds and towels • Pool snack bar, May-Sep • Terraced gardens • Cots • Highchairs • 24hr reception • Internet point in main lobby • Laundry service
Extra Local Charges
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