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Grand Hotel Miramare

Sicily, Taormina

  • 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 lovely hotel that stands there today. Careful restorations have maintained the charm of this former residence whilst integrating the modern comforts of a four star hotel. Bright guest rooms enjoy 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 pretty terraced gardens that extend down 187 steps (there's no lift available) and command marvellous views, and guests can also spend their days relaxing here whilst the poolside bar serves light meals and refreshments.

Amidst a verdant park, 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 Grand Hotel Miramare is a favourite hotel of Citalia guests, many of whom return year after year for the great location, hospitality and rooms with stunning sea views.

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

Minimum stay 3 nights.



Bars & Restaurants


Included With: Half Board

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening.

This à la carte restaurant serves typical Sicilian dishes and enjoys views of the Messina Strait from the large terrace.

Open 7.30pm - 10pm.

Pool Bar Restaurant

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

Open for lunch from May to September.

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 from April to October. Complimentary pool towels are provided.

Activities & Entertainment

Tennis Court

A tennis court is available and payable locally.

Minibus to Beach

The beach is normally open from mid May to mid September and is payable locally (approx. €8).

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.
Classic Double Twin Front Sea View

Max 2 adults

Decorated in warm hues and with wonderful views looking out across the sea, Classic rooms provide comfort and tranquility. 

Twin Front Sea View Balcony

Max 3 adults

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

Suite Front Sea View Terrace

Max 4 adults, 2 children

Suites have a large bedroom with a separate spacious living area, a walk-in wardrobe, two bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath, and a very large terrace with a panoramic view of the Sicilian Coast. They can accommodate up to four adults and one child. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Free Night Offer

1 Free night for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 04 - 30 April 2021 and 01 October - 01 November 2021.


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234olgaj, Valencia, Spain
Tripadvisor review Aug 24 2021
We???ve been happy with our choice, the hotel was spectacular, with special mention to the beautiful garden with the pool. It???s calm and spacious which is not easy to find in Ferragosto in Taormina...
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"This hotel is tired and rundown", a quote from a staff member
martin A, Cairns, Australia
Tripadvisor review Aug 11 2021
That is a genuine quote, which I totally agree with. However staying here was my luxury treat on a ten week tour of Italy. HOW DISAPPOINTING AND UPSETTING! The room had a sticker at the door...
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