The Ashbee

Sicily, Taormina

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5 * Boutique Historic Swimming Pool Bed and Breakfast Central

  • Charming boutique hotel in the heart of Taormina
  • Two Michelin star restaurant
  • Member of the Leading Hotels of the World

Built in the 1908’s by Colonel Shaw-Hellier who commissioned the famous Architect Charles Robert Ashbee, English designer and entrepreneur, The Ashbee is a charming 5 star property in the heart of Taormina.
A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Ashbee combines luxury with contemporary amenities, offering a fantastic stay.

The hotel enjoys a great location near the main street and notable landmarks, providing easy access to Taormina’s cultural attractions.

Guests can indulge in authentic Italian cuisine at the renowned St George Restaurant, enjoy breathtaking views from the Roof Terrace and experience the sophistication of two Michelin star dining.

The Ashbee Bar and the Pool Bar offer the perfect setting to unwind, while guests can also enjoy the swimming pool or gym.

For holidays in Taormina, look no further than The Ashbee.


The hotel has 24 rooms (official rating 5 star) Child prices apply to ages 3-11 years. 


Bars & Restaurants

St George Restaurant

Dine on authentic Italian dishes at St George Restaurant. Enjoy the tantalising flavours of the Mediterranean at this two Michelin star restaurant. 

The Ashbee Bar

Enjoy your drink of choice at The Ashbee Bar with a selection of cocktails, spirits, wines and beers to choose from. 

Pool Bar

Sit on your favourite cocktails at the pool bar and enjoy the views of the coastline.

Roof Terrace

Start the day off the right way by enjoying breakfast with a view on the Roof Terrace.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Cool off in the swimming pool or enjoy lazing around the edge on a lounger.

Spa & Wellness


Guests receive free access to the hotel spa for a day of pampering, with sauna, steam bath and 5 treatments rooms with an exciting treatment menu (treatments are available at a supplement and bookable on arrival). 

About the location

The Ashbee is located in the heart of Taormina on the Italian island of Sicily. Just steps away from the main street, you’re within walking distance to a range of bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel is situated near Porta Messina, a beautiful gate that forms part of Sicilian history. In a great location, the Ashbee gives easy access to the main museums, theatres and historical landmarks throughout the city. 

Transfer time

1 hour transfer from Catania airport.
Double Room Classic

Max 2

The Classic Room combines luxury with contemporary amenities for a relaxing stay in Sicily. Enjoy a comfortable double bed with Italian linens. 


Double Room Superior

Max 2

Soak up the natural light from the large windows in the Superior Room. With a comfortable bed and a marble bathroom, this room is the ideal choice.

Double Room Deluxe

Max 2

The Double Room Deluxe is sophisticated with modern comforts to enjoy. Sink into the large double bed after a day of exploring the city. 


Max 3

With plenty of space, the Suite enjoys a separate living area, the perfect place to relax. Enjoy fantastic views over the property as the natural light oozes in.

Suite Sea View

Max 3

Built on two levels, with a large comfortable bed and separate sitting area, there is plenty of room here. Enjoy marvellous views of the Ionian Sea while seating in the relaxing terrace.

Free Night Offer

2 Free nights for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 22 March - 02 November 2024. Only applicable to Suite and Suite Sea View.

1 Free night for stays of 4 nights or more completed between 22 March - 02 November 2024. Only applicable to Suite



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A lovely hotel


Tripadvisor review Jun 21 2024
Really beautiful hotel with excellent service. Wonderful views from the terrace and pool. Our only criticism is the lack of storage in the room (no chest of drawers or dressing table). The bathroom...
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The only luxury Hotel to stay in Taormina

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Tripadvisor review Jun 11 2024
The absolute BEST luxury hotel to stay in Taormina! If you’re looking for the Best Location that’s close to the main streets, or the absolute BEST service, then look no further than this Hotel. You...
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