Grand Hotel San Pietro

Sicily, Taormina

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  • Swimming pool and large terraces overlooking the sea and Bay of Naxos
  • Shuttle service to the private beach

The sophisticated Grand Hotel San Pietro, a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts group, enjoys a spectacular position with large terraces overlooking the Ionian Sea, including Isola Bella and the enchanting panorama of Mount Etna.

The exclusive Grand Hotel San Pietro is surrounded by a magnificent garden of cypress and palm trees. Comfortable guest rooms are spacious, elegant and tastefully decorated in olive greens and silver or apricot pinks and gold. The Grand Hotel San Pietro also features high-class chefs and elegant public rooms that include a tearoom. At the end of a long summer’s day, sit back with your favourite drink on the large terrace and watch the world sail by from this idyllic vantage point.

Amongst the gardens filled with various Sicilian flora such as oleanders, olive, almond and carob trees, lies the panoramic swimming pool and sun terrace surrounded by breathtaking sea views.


The hotel has 63 rooms (official rating 5 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.

Minimum stay 2 nights.



Bars & Restaurants

Il Giardino degli Ulivi Restaurant

Included With: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board

This bright and charming restaurant boasts large windows that provide panoramic views. Serves traditional dishes with a modern twist. Lunch and dinner can be taken on the terrace during summer months.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The pool is normally in use from May to September.

Spa & Wellness

Health & Beauty Corner

With Jacuzzi, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath and relaxing loungers overlooking the lush Mediterranean garden.

Activities & Entertainment


Wifi, Parking & Shuttle Service

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.

On-site parking is available free of charge.

Shuttle Service

A shuttle bus is available to the beach (normally in use May to September), and Taormina Porta Messina, approx 18,00euro - 25,00euro per person.

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 Room

Max 2 adults

With tasteful decor comprised of warm colour palettes and sumptuous fabrics Classic rooms are cosy and offer views out towards the ancient town of Taormina.

20 m²

a bedroom with a bed in a hotel room
Deluxe Sea View Terrace

Max 2 adults

Deluxe rooms are decorate in the typical Sicilican style, offering plenty of light and traditional furnishings. Enjoy sea views from the balcony.

25 m²

a bedroom with a bed and desk in a hotel room
Garden Suite Terrace

Max 4 adults

Garden Suites are very spacious with a comfortable bedroom and separate living area with garden views from the balcony. They are available on request, please call to book.


a bedroom with a bed and a chair in a room
Junior Suite Sea View Terrace

Max 3 adults

Junior Suites offer stunning front views of the sea from the balcony and an elegant seating area. They can accommodate up to four adults and are available on request, please call to book.


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Wonderful hotel in a charming Sicilian city.

J W, New York City, New York

Tripadvisor review Sep 25 2023
Loved this hotel! Cannot say enough good things about our stay Sept. of 2023. The grounds are gorgeous, rooms are large and beautifully decorated, the staff is exceptional. Easy shuttle into town...
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A treasure in Taormina


Tripadvisor review Sep 16 2023
Don't believe everything you read on the internet. The hotel is superb, and the bad reviews are often untrue. We stayed 5 days in this hotel for the Andreea Bocelli concert. All was incredible.The...
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