Grand Hotel Miramare - Taormina


Sicily, Taormina

Central Bed and Breakfast Swimming Pool Traditional Views 3.5 *
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  • 10-Minute walk to Taormina's historic centre and cable car
  • All rooms have stunning sea views

Set in the hillside just below Taormina's town centre, the Grand Hotel Miramare looks out over the sea and the lovely bay of Mazzarò Beach.

The hotel is only a ten-minute walk from Taormina's historic town centre and the cable car that runs down to the coast below. Built in 1922, this patrician villa of the Lo Turco family was transformed in 1926 into the hotel that stands there today. Bedrooms are somewhat dated and incorporate the hotel's historic features, however they do enjoy fabulous sea views and the hotel’s dining room faces a large terrace overlooking the Messina Straight.

The swimming pool and tennis court are located at the bottom of hotel's terraced gardens that extend down 187 steps (there's no lift available) and command marvellous views, guests can also spend their days relaxing here whilst the poolside bar serves light meals and refreshments.

The Grand Hotel Miramare is only 400 metres away from the centre of Taormina and a short walk from the funicular and the impressive 3rd century BC Greek Theatre, which was later rebuilt by the Romans.

The hotel has 68 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years. Minimum stay 3 nights.


Bars & Restaurants

Pool Bar Restaurant

The pool bar serves a selection of pizza, pasta and ice cream during the summer months.

*The Bar is open until 18:00.

Breakfast Room

Included With: Bed & Breakfast

A wide buffet breakfast is served from 7.30am - 10am.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The pool is normally in use April to October. Complimentary pool towels are provided. Please note there are 187 steps and no lift available. For 2024 the pool will not be operational until late June. 

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.

Parking is payable locally, approx.€15 per day.

About the location

Holidays in Taormina marry history and culture to form an unforgettable experience in Italy. It’s perched at the top of Monte Tauro in the foothills of Mount Etna on Sicily’s Eastern coastline, between the cities of Catania and Messina. This ancient town offers visitors a view into the past with a number of elegantly preserved historic treasures, from the grand Greek-Roman Theatre to the equally impressive Palazzo Corvaja, which are just waiting to be discovered.

You don’t have to be a history buff to make the most of everything Taormina has to offer. Alongside the historical sights there are plenty of other attractions to take in. The main street, Corso Umberto, is traffic free and home to an array of shops and restaurants to rival any in the bigger cities.

There are also plenty of seaside activities to dive into thanks to the town’s coastal setting. Adventurous travellers can try watersports like wind surfing and snorkelling, while relaxing scenic boat tours around the gorgeous capes and grottos of the Ionian Sea allow you to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, simply spend long tranquil days on sun soaked shingle beaches.

Transfer time

The hotel is 1 hour from Catania airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Twin Superior Front Sea View Balcony

Max 3 adults

The Front Sea View Rooms are comfortable decorated with warm colours and enjoy a sea view from a balcony. They have a double bed or twin beds on request. 

approx. 22m²

Junior Suite Front Sea View Terrace

Max 4 adults, 1 child

Junior Suites have a separate living area, large bedroom and panoramic sea views from their terrace. They are available on request, please call to book.

approx. 29m²

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Regular T, Ashford, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Oct 05 2023
Had a quiet and relaxing stay here. The rooms are large, with comfortable beds and an ample sized balcony to sit on for morning coffee. Fantastic views of Isola Bella and the coastline towards...
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Travelbugwow, Kent, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Oct 01 2023
I was so worried before I arrived as the reviews are so mixed. I shouldn’t have worried, the hotel is perfect for me for the following reasons: The location: It is a 10 minute walk in to town with a...
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