Palazzo Santa Caterina
Italy, Sicily, Catania, Taormina
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The elegant and refined city hotel is located at the bottom of the ancient Greek theatre of Taormina, amid a century-old park with lush Mediterranean vegetation. It is just 400 m from the historical centre and offers stunning views over the eastern Ionic Sicilian coast. It is an ideal starting point for selected guests seeking privacy and for those who would like to attend cultural events or live the Taorminian Movida. Conveniently located, the hotel is within walking distance of the Taormina city centre, pubs, discos, the tourist centre and public transport links. The train station is about 4 km away and the beach about 3 km. Guests may reach Mount Etna and Catania in an hour's drive. The Catania-Fontanarossa Airport is around 65 km from the hotel and the Palermo International Airport around 290 km.This air-conditioned hotel comprises 27 rooms in a 4-storey building and has a lobby, lift access and laundry service (for a fee). All communal areas such as the restaurant, reception and bar are in the main building, Ariston.All rooms derive from the complete reconstruction of the ancient palace hence each one is unique and varies in size. However, all are spacious and equipped with an en suite bathroom, shower/bath (some with hot tub), hairdryer, bathrobe, direct dial telephone and satellite TV. Further amenities include a safety deposit box, minibar, tea and coffee maker, individually regulated air conditioning (available during hot season and at the management's discretion) and heating. All rooms face the sea and have a balcony or terrace.The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and various beaches are to be found nearby.In the morning, a breakfast buffet is served. A rich dinner buffet with a selection of Italian and international dishes is served in the restaurant in the evening. Some evenings are organized with gastronomic themes.