Grand Miramare  4 stars

Via Guardiola Vecchia 27, Taormina, Italy, 98039  show mapSave
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Overview

The Grand Hotel Miramare boasts a truly enviable setting in Taormina, offering tranquil and pleasant stay near the coastline with breathtaking views.

Housed in a former residence of the Lo Turco family, this four-star villa-style property retains its timeless charm and features contemporary amenities including a swimming pool, tennis court, free wireless high speed internet access and a private parking.

Each of 68 fabulous guest rooms is air conditioned and equipped with satellite TV, mini-bar and hair dryer. Most accommodations are appointed with private balconies displaying captivating views.

The hotel features a dining room with a panoramic terrace and a bar at the swimming pool, where guests are offered tasty dishes of Sicily cuisine and various drinks.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   68.

City Center Taormina - 1700 ft
Airports Tito Menniti (REG) - 24.7 mi, Fontanarossa (CTA) - 29.6 mi
Restaurants L'Incontro (cuisine: Italian) - 200 ft, Trattoria da Nino (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean) - 700 ft
Parks Public Gardens (Parco Duca di Cesar) - 1200 ft, Parco Comunale di Taormina - 1300 ft
Beaches Mazzaro - 400 ft, Spiaggia di Mazzeo - 5000 ft

Rooms

Standard Double Rooms are bright and quiet, providing all the general amenities.

Classic Double Rooms with Sea View offer spectacular views over the Mediterranean sea.

Superior Double Rooms are more spacious with a balcony.

Junior Suites comprise a living area and offer spectacular view over Mediterranean sea.

Senior Suites are composed of two spacious rooms, two bathrooms, private terrace and patio equipped with table, chairs, chaise longue.

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for disabled guests.

All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.

One child from 3 to 11 years is charged EUR 40 per night and person in an extra bed.

One older child or adult is charged EUR 60 per night and person in an extra bed.

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.

Extra beds and baby cots are provided upon demand.

Dining options

Complimentary breakfast buffet is served every morning in the dining room.

The restaurant is elegantly appointed and overlooks a large terrace with the views of the Messina Strait. Guests can sample a variety of regional dishes and desserts.

The bar at the swimming pool offers light meals in a relaxed atmosphere.

The hotel Grand Miramare serves a buffet breakfast for free. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Hotel modem internet access is available in public areas and the rate is EUR 4 per hour

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 10 per day.

Services
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
Room view
  • Sea view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child may stay at the price of EUR 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 60 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Standard Double Rooms are bright and quiet, providing all the general amenities.

Classic Double Rooms with Sea View offer spectacular views over the Mediterranean sea.

Superior Double Rooms are more spacious with a balcony.

Junior Suites comprise a living area and offer spectacular view over Mediterranean sea.

Senior Suites are composed of two spacious rooms, two bathrooms, private terrace and patio equipped with table, chairs, chaise longue.

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for disabled guests.

All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.

One child from 3 to 11 years is charged EUR 40 per night and person in an extra bed.

One older child or adult is charged EUR 60 per night and person in an extra bed.

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.

Extra beds and baby cots are provided upon demand.

Junior Suite
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Grand Miramare Junior Suite Superior Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed

Comfortable bright suite decorated in modern style offers an ample seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities. This room features a balcony with a beautiful sea view.

Room facilities
    Standard Single Room
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    Grand Miramare Standard Single Room Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Double Bed or One Single Bed

    Comfortable bright room decorated in modern style offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

    Room facilities
      Standard Double Room
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      Grand Miramare Standard Double Room
      Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Double Bed or One Single Bed

      Comfortable bright room decorated in modern style offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

      Room facilities
        Classic Double Room Sea View
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        Grand Miramare Classic Double Room Sea View  Standard Double Room
        Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Double Bed or One Single Bed
        View: Sea view

        Comfortable bright room decorated in modern style offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities. This room features a beautiful sea view.

        Room facilities
          Superior Double Room
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          Grand Miramare Superior Double Room Classic Double Room Sea View
          Bed type: Double Bed

          Comfortable bright room decorated in modern style offers a cozy seating area, work area, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities. This room features a balcony with a beautiful sea view.

          Room facilities

            Grand Miramare LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas
            • City Center
              1400 ft
            Places of interest
            • Isola Bella Taormina
              2300 ft
            Shopping areas
            • Corso Umberto
              1700 ft
            Amusement
            Museums
            • Römisches Theater
              2300 ft
            Theaters
            • Greek Amphitheater
              400 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Playa Sole Luna
              1.3 mi
              Via Lungomare 1, Taormina
            • La Spiaggia Libera di Letojanni
              2.2 mi
              Via Luigi Rizzo, Letojanni
            • Lido Europa
              2.2 mi
              Via Tysandros, Giardini Naxos
            • Lido Stockholm
              2.2 mi
              Via Nazionale, Taormina
            • Lido l'Aurora Celeste
              2.4 mi
              Viale Strascina, Giardini Naxos

            Near the hotel

            • Mazzaro
              400 ft
              Taormina, SicilyItaly
            • Duomo Santa Catarina
              400 ft
              Taormina, SicilyItaly
            • Parco Comunale di Taormina
              1300 ft
              Via Bagnoli Croce, Taormina
            • Public Gardens (Parco Duca di Cesar)
              1200 ft
              Via Bagnoli Croce, Sicily
            • Chiesa di San Giuseppe
              2300 ft
              Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina
            • Spiaggia di Mazzeo
              5000 ft
              Via Alcide De Gasperi 11, Taormina

            Restaurants Nearby

            • L'Incontro

              85% likes this, based on 313 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 22 - USD 137

              200 ft
              Via Luigi Pirandello, 20

              Phone: + 39 0942 628084

            • Trattoria da Nino

              82% likes this, based on 1096 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
              Price Range: USD 43 - USD 124

              700 ft
              Via Luigi Pirandello 37

              Phone: +39 094221265

            • I dolci di Nonna Rosa

              67% likes this, based on 16 reviews
              Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream

              800 ft
              Via San Pancrazio 51
            • Septimo

              84% likes this, based on 15 reviews

              1100 ft
              Via San Pancrazio, 50

              Phone: (0942) 625522

            • Al Giardino

              83% likes this, based on 297 reviews
              Cuisine: Mediterranean

              1200 ft
              Via Bagnoli Croci, 84

              Phone: +39 0942 23453

            Getting there.

            Catania Fontanarossa Airport is about 50km from the hotel.

            • By car: Head east on Via Fontanarossa. Keep left at the fork. Turn left to stay on Via Fontanarossa. Slight left to stay on Via Fontanarossa. Turn left onto Via Santa Maria Goretti. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Via Fontanarossa. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Tangenziale Ovest/Siracusa/Ragusa and merge onto SP70. Take the exit onto E45 toward Palermo-Catania/Messina. Continue onto A18. Take exit Taormina. Continue straight. Continue straight onto Via Mario e Nicola Garipoli. 240 m. Keep right at the fork. Slight left to stay on Via Mario e Nicola Garipoli. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Via Mario e Nicola Garipoli. Slight left onto Via Porta Pasquale. Turn right onto Viale San Pancrazio. urn left onto Via Luigi Pirandello/SP10. The hotel will be on the left.

            Taormina Giardini Train Station is about 3km from the hotel.

            • By car: Head northeast on Via Nazionale/SS114 toward Via Madonna Rocca. Turn left onto Via Luigi Pirandello/SP10. Turn left to stay on Via Luigi Pirandello/SP10. Slight left to stay on Via Luigi Pirandello/SP10. Turn right to stay on Via Luigi Pirandello/SP10. Take the 1st left to stay on Via Luigi Pirandello/SP10. The hotel will be on the right.

            Grand Miramare Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grand Miramare

            Average guest rating

            7.8
            out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 60 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Dining
            7.6
            Location
            8.9
            Rooms
            7.0
            Service
            7.4
            Value
            7.5

            Individual guest reviews

            • Single

              This was our second trip.How different!

              The pool was roped off.The Sunbathing area and loungers were filthy,and after 200steps Down to the pool the Bar and Snack area was closed.The Air con in our room was not operating and the only shower was hand held.The place was almost empty.

              • Average rating
                4.6
            • Older travelers

              The view is beautiful. Car parking available.

              Paper thin walls - could hear everything from adjacent rooms and corridor. Beds like concrete. Bathroom dated - flushing mechanism extremely loud. Claim to have bar which consists of some glasses on a table by the dining room - never saw it manned...

              • Average rating
                3.8
            • Family with children

              The hotel has a lovely view over the coast, it is convenient for walking into the centre of town, staff were friendly and the buffet breakfast was good.

              The bathrooms need updating and strangely the plastic thermos jugs in which coffee was served at breakfast all had badly damaged spouts (to the point of being unhygienic). When I took this up with the receptionist on departure, I was told that there were many things that needed replacing, i.e. it wasn't considered to be particularly important. Wifi internet service was only available in the ground floor lobby.

              • Average rating
                6.6
            • Couple

              You can park in the hotel, and the swimming pool is nice

              The room needs to be refurbished urgently: specially the wc (that's not a 4 star hotel!) When trying to sleep, there are annoying noises from other guests, people in the corridor, wc, etc. We were hosted in a room without seeing the sea but a dark ground floor room to the service area. Either if you want to go to the centre or to the beach you need to walk up the hill for 700 km

              • Average rating
                2.8
            • Couple

              It was really close to the bus terminal, namely on the other side of the street. So once getting of the bus you could easily arrive to the hotel by walking with all the baggage we had. The Pool was just great surrounded by all the floors and trees on the mountain, though we used it only once since the sea was to prefere for us. We got a sweet even if we had booked a standard room because they were out of rooms so that was very good for us because we got a much bigger room with a great view (all the rooms have a great sea view by the way). the staff were very kindly and helpful. The breakfast was good as well. the walking distance to the city center was about 5-10 min, very close.

              not really.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Family with children

              The hotel had a very luxurious feel and look. We were updated to a beautiful room with a balcony with no extra charge. The location of the the hotel is excellent, oppisite the interbus for all transfers and excusions and very close to all shops and attractions. The buffet breakfast was wonderful and situated with fantastic views. The only downside was the greeting gentleman at the reception who was not particulary friendly and helpful.

              The gentleman at the reception desk who was not particulary friendly or helpful.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Group of friends

              It's old-style feel with potted palms. Quiet and convenient location with spectacular views. Helpful staff. Upgrades of rooms was much appreciated, with french windows opening out on to main terrace. Rooms were well appointed, subject to one comment below.

              The shower "cubicle" in one room was too small and surrounded on 3 sides by a plastic curtain, which sticks to the body while showering. Curtain is also too short. The shower in the second room was fine, as it was larger and had rigid plastic walls and door.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Couple

              The hotel is in a perfect location directly across from the bus station which is convenient for the airport transfer and for any day-trips but it is still only a few minutes walk from the main centre. Although there are a large number of steps to the pool, it is worth the effort as the pool is very quiet with lots of sundbeds and umbrellas and the pool attendant is very attentive. The pool side cafe serves a nice lunch. The communal areas are all very pleasant.

              The bedrooms need some updating in facilities for example the hairdryer is very poor and the safe is very small and old fashioned as you needed a key whereas most hotels now have the keypad facility. These are not major complaints but an inconvenience.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Older travelers

              The Miramare has a great location and has the most beautiful views. Its charm is that its original grandness is slightly jaded but overall it offers great value and a feel of real sicily. We had a delightful stay and would recommend the hotel.

              Sound proofing and quieter plumbing.

              • Average rating
                7.0
            • Older travelers

              Wonderful views from the terrace and swimming pool, convenient location a couple of minutes' walk from bus station and about 10 mins to centre of Taormina. Very pleasant staff.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              Lovely old Hotel right beside bus station and funuvia so handy for trips.Large balcony with amazing views.Peaceful, pretty pool area.Due to a sudden death our friends had to cancel last minute and staff were very understanding

              Knew about the steps to pool but it did put you off going for a quick dip.The balcony area is not very private if the next room is occupied.No bath but the shower was good

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Group of friends

              The staff at reception were at best monosyllabic and at worst very rude. The staff in the breakfast room, however, were very kind and helpful, even when often late for breakfast. The room was clean and large, with a small balcony and stunning view but for the price the bathroom was dated, tatty and not really in line with the standard of the rest of the hotel. The actually water system seriously needs sorting out as the entire hotel must have been woken up every time you flush the loo. The worst thing, though, was the completely unfriendly and rude reception staff who left me feeling quite depressed at the end of the holiday.

              • Average rating
                6.6
            • Group of friends

              The hotel was in a great location just a 15 minute walk away from the main town, and just 5 min away from the cable car which takes you down towards the beach. The hotel had a nice swimming pool, but it was a bit of a walk down lots of steps. The views from the back of the hotel are beautiful and we were lucky enough to be upgraded upon arrival, so we had a view right across the bay with a balcony. We stayed at the hotel with 2 other couples for a friends wedding..... There was plenty of space around the pool for the 6 of us. The food by the pool is satisfactory..... By day 4 we were getting a little bored of it. The staff were great and really friendly.

              • Average rating
                7.4
            • Single

              The hotel staff went out of their way to be so helpful..and I will stay there again for sure. The only thing I did not like were the bathroom showers that were a bit flimsy. Other than that the location was perfect.

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Couple

              The swimming pool attached to the hotel was excellent as was the views from the balcony. The room was immaculate clean and the hotel was in an excellent location close to the bus station and close to the town centre without being in the middle of town. The breakfast provided was also very nice.

              We were a couple but were given a room with 2 single beds and then when we complained the hotel simply joined them together. Also the staff were not overly friendly to the visitors, which is unusual for Sicily.

              • Average rating
                7.0
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