Hotel Caparena & Wellness Club details
A tranquil retreat in a beachfront spot, the Hotel Caparena was made for hiding away.
Perched on a hillside that plunges down to the sea, the Hotel Caparena is the place to get back to nature. It’s framed by a garden of cypress trees, bougainvillea and sunshine-yellow hibiscus flowers. There’s a private beach, too, which features a good supply loungers and parasols. And the centre of Taormina is about a 20-minute walk away.
As for the hotel itself, it’s a typical Italian number. Think soft peach walls, dark-green shuttered windows and wrought-iron balconies. Bedrooms are decked out in warm neutrals, with terracotta floors and floral soft furnishings adding a traditional touch. Each one comes with a balcony, too, with the majority of them showcasing the Ionian Sea below.
The deal-clincher of this place, though, has to be the Wellness Club. With five massage rooms on offer, plus a steam room, a sauna, and a whirlpool bath, it’s the ultimate relaxation spot. If you’d rather unwind in the open air, head for the outdoor pool. It’s a classic rectangular number fringed by palms and loungers. There’s a poolside bar, too, so you won’t need to go far for drinks and snacks.
Location• Private shingle beach on the doorstep • Close to local lidos • Town centre just 2 kms away • Restaurants and bars within about 20 mins walking distance • Nightclub 2km • Selection of shops 2km • Bus stop at front • Railway line runs between hotel and beach • Triple glazed windows for minimal disturbance • Shuttle minibus service between hotel and town centre
• Swimming pool 10.00-18.00 • From 18.00-20.00 pool is used by Wellness Centre guests only, when there is a charge to use • Spacious pool area • Pool bar • Snack bar
• Beach restaurant - open May to Sept • Buffet breakfast, waiter service lunch and dinner
• Wellness Centre with gym, sauna, whirlpool bath and massage treatments - payable locally
• Lounge area • Bar • Beach bar
• Children's pool
• Internet • Souvenir shop • Laundrette service • 24hr reception • Room service
Standard rooms have double or twin beds with air-con - Jun to Sept or heating, satellite TV, telephone, minibar and hairdryer. Sea-view rooms available.
Extra Local Charges
Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide