- Family-run hotel with beautiful views of Mount Etna and Bay of Naxos
- Complimentary shuttle service to private beach club with swimming pool (Jun - Sep)
Formerly a private villa, this charming family-run hotel has retained many of the original architectural features and enjoys an enviable position with views of the sea and Mount Etna.
Dating back to 1892, the villa was carefully transformed by Salvatore Martorana into the delightful hotel that stands there today.
The guest rooms boast enchanting views over the splendid Bay of Naxos and the coast stretching from Taormina to Etna and Catania, and over the pretty municipal gardens, the tennis courts and the town of Taormina.
A complimentary shuttle bus service operates to the Paradise Beach Club at Letojanni 8 km from the hotel (Jun - Oct), which is owned by the hotel. Here guests can enjoy free entrance to the swimming pool, gardens and private beach with changing cabins. A bar, snack bar and restaurant are also available at the club.
Located in the centre of historic Taormina and adjacent to beautiful public gardens, the Villa Paradiso provides guests with an ideal location for an enjoyable stay.
The hotel has 37 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.
Bars & Restaurants
Al Settimo Cielo
Included With: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board
Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening.
Situated on the 6th floor, with panoramic views over Taormina. Serves buffet breakfast and à la carte Mediterranean cuisine in the evenings.
Bar & Lounge
Relax in the Bar & Lounge with views over the sea.
Beach & Pools
Paradise Beach Club
Guests are able to use the beach at the Paradise Beach Club free of charge (normally in use June to mid September). A complimentary shuttle bus operates from May to September.
Activities & Entertainment
Tennis courts are available adjacent to the hotel and are free of charge for 55 minutes per day.
Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.
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.
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.
City View Room
Max 2 adults
City View Rooms are furnished with period features in a typical Sicilian style and have modern comforts. Charming city views can be enjoyed from the balcony.
Garden View Room
Max 2 adults
Garden View Rooms have views over the garden and tennis court and a partial sea view.
Front Sea View Room
Max 4 adults
Front Sea View Rooms have a private balcony with sea views, or are more spacious with a panoramic veranda.
Single Garden View Room
Max 1 adult
Single Rooms have garden views and are available on request, please call to book.
Free Night Offer
1 Free night for stays of 7 nights or more completed before 15 March 2021.
Based on 633 traveller reviews
85% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Just Checked In. Not as advertised at all. 2 Star Hotel.
Bjexx1, Leeds, United Kingdom
Sep 18 2020
What a shock, went to the 6th floor where the restaurant & sea views are. All we got was a building site. We were never told this at check in, the website doesn???t tell you anything but are still...
What a shock, went to the 6th floor where the restaurant & sea views are. All we got was a building site. We were never told this at check in, the website doesn???t tell you anything but are still charging full price.
No kettle in the rooms to make a drink.
Do not know yet what breakfast is like or what room you eat it. It???s on floor 4.
This is a 2 star hotel nothing more. To go to the beach is ???6 per person per day.
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“ The worst hotel I have ever stayed at
katetink87, London, United Kingdom
Aug 28 2020
Sadly, excluding a wonderful lady behind reception & a lovely cleaner, this hotel at best is a 2 star hotel. Our experience has just been horrific, and I feel it only fair to share our true honest...
Sadly, excluding a wonderful lady behind reception & a lovely cleaner, this hotel at best is a 2 star hotel. Our experience has just been horrific, and I feel it only fair to share our true honest happenings.
We arrived and were upgraded to a larger room. Greatly appreciated.
We asked for directions to the pool, which may I point out is NOT part of the hotel, it???s a lido on the beach only reachable by a 15/20 minute shuttle bus. So the advertising of this hotel having a pool onsite is very far from the truth. I filtered swimming pool & free cancellation & there is NO swimming pool. So please do not expect one.
The hotel room was warn out & needed some tlc. The curtain rail fell and landed on my head on the first afternoon, and was left on the floor for our entire stay. No attempt to fix it for us.
The shower cubicle doors would not open or close easily. In fact I???d shower with them open and put towels all over the floor so I didn???t create a huge mess. Sadly on our third day in the hotel, my partner showered & the cubicle door shattered all over him. Glass absolutely everywhere. In his feet on his legs and he was bleeding too. He has scratches left on his legs and glass was still in his feet. The cleaner in shock rushed in, and a gave my partner flip flops as you could barely see any floor without shattered glass. Between the cleaner and a staff member, they cleaned the mess as if it had never happened. And we were expected to continue our day. A lady behind reception offered us a small room which we declined, as worryingly it felt also in need of some help. We continued our stay, as Taormina is full right now and left the hotel today at 12pm.
Our departure was nothing short of horrifying, we arrived at reception greeted by the grandson of the owner rudely & aggressively pointing at us, surrounding us by three further Italian men, we have been told are police to ensure we pay for our damages. We did immediately as felt somewhat threatened & forced, and it wasn???t until the police heard the whole story, that they agreed this was unacceptable behaviour from the hotel & an extremely aggressive way to treat two individuals. They apologised repeatedly but we had paid the hotel & were left without any choice. The police did all they could and eventually got us a 50% refund in the damages cost. Sadly it hasn???t actually been refunded.
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