Baia Taormina Grand palace Hotels & Spa
This fully air-conditioned beach hotel offers much more than a relaxed and hospitable atmosphere. It provides its guests with an entrance hall with a 24-hour reception desk, a hotel safe, a currency exchange service, lift access, a cafÃ©, a bar and restaurant, a conference room, room and laundry services, bike hire and a car park.
Sea-lovers can easily get down to the private rocky beach directly beneath this hotel through a tunnel. The hotel is 10 minutes by car from Taormina centre and just 1 minute from the nearest bus stop. Free shuttle bus available for Taormina, Mount Etna is a 45-minute drive away. The local train station(Taormina/Giardini) is 8 minutes away by car. Catania airport is 75 km away.
The en suite bedrooms contribute to the overall look of the hotel. Their decoration mirrors local culture and taste, offering style and comfort combined with airiness and light with their ample sun terraces looking out over the sea. Amenities include a direct dial telephone, a radio, satellite TV, a minibar, a fridge, a safety deposit box and a hairdryer. Executive and junior suites with Jacuzzis, DVD players, flatscreen TVs, terrace sea views, air conditioning, safes, minibars and direct dial telephones are also available. All rooms have both central heating and air conditioning that can be individually regulated.
From June to September guests can take advantage of the hotel's shuttle service to enjoy the numerous cultural and leisure events that are organised in the area: from St. Alessio with its cliff-top castle, to Taormina and Giardini Naxos. The hotel itself has 2 swimming pools, one of which is filled with saltwater - particularly suited for therapeutic bathing - a new initiative by the hotel to combine health and hospitality. The hotel also offers a fully-equipped gym with a hydro-massage facility and a beauty centre offering massages (charges apply), a sauna (charges apply), a Turkish bath and an in-house hair stylist. Sports-lovers can attend courses in deep-sea diving, tennis, hang-gliding, rock-climbing, water-skiing and surfing. The hotel also provides transport to the Piccolo Golf Club situated on the slopes of Mount Etna, just a 30-minute drive away. The club offers not only a magnificent 18 hole golf course, with driving range and pitch and put green, but also an elegant and refined Club House, containing a restaurant, bar, meeting room, bridge room, sitting room with TV and locker rooms. The hotel's pool bar, Jacuzzi and spa can all be used for an additional fee.
A continental breakfast buffet is on offer and a light lunch is served at the poolside. Dinner is available Ã la carte or can be selected from a Sicilian Buffet. The Il Sole Moro restaurant has a refined and romantic atmosphere, and in this grand reception room guests can relish dishes from international cuisine to typical Mediterranean dishes, along with local wines of the finest quality.
The hotel accepts American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA.