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Grand Hotel San Pietro

  • Sicily, Italy, Taormina Area

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The elegant Grand Hotel San Pietro lies in a quiet corner of Taormina just 15 minutes' walk from the centre of town and surrounded by mature gardens of cypress and palm trees. Stunning views of the sea and coastline can be enjoyed from the pool and the outdoor terraces.

The hotel’s restaurant, Il Giardino degli Ulivi, creates gourmet local specialities and Italian classics which can be enjoyed on the terrace. If you are celebrating a special occasion, we suggest you dine on the Rotonda, a balcony perched high above the Ionian sea offering breathtaking views, where there is only a single table, offering the ultimate romantic setting. To make this occasion even more special, you are able to personalise your own menu.

There is an outdoor swimming pool with sun beds where guests can take a dip and relax in the glorious Sicilian sunshine. La Melarancia pool bar serves an array of drinks and light snacks. Indulge your senses at the Beauty Corner, with a selection of treatments and massages. There is also a gym for guests who like to keep active their holiday. 

Added value

Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights between 01 Mar - 20 Apr 19 and 26 Oct - 18 Nov 19

stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights between 21 Apr - 25 Oct 19

Early Booking Offer: Save 10 % on the hotel price for holidays between 01 May 2019 – 30 Nov 19 booked by 30 Nov 19

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 63
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 7
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5

Executive Rooms are approximately between 23-25m² and offer views over Taormina. The rooms is set up with a double bed but twin beds can be set up upon request. These rooms have either a private bath or a shower and amenities include, air conditioning, TV, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

The Deluxe Rooms have been furnished in a traditional Sicilian style and have beautiful sea views that can be enjoyed on the private balcony. These rooms are approximately, between 25-30m². Call to book this room. 

Garden Suites are located on the first floor and are approximately, between 35-40m². These rooms offer a spacious living area and bedroom and have a private terrace that has views of the hotels gardens. Call to book this room. 

Junior Suites are luxurious and spacious at approximately, 38m² and have a bedroom and a living area equipped with a table and chairs and a sofa bed. These rooms are located on the first and second floor and have a private balcony with stunning sea views where you can enjoy breakfast or even dinner. Call to book this room. 

The Regal Suite is located on the top floor and the views expand across the whole of Naxos Bay and you can see Mount Etna too on a clear day! This room and its views are splendid and offers so much space at approximately, 88m² with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a pretty lounge and two furnished balconies.  Call to book this room. 

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Meals

An American buffet breakfast is included and serves fresh selection of items each morning.  

  • Dinner service:

    Option to have half board is available at a supplement and guests will dine in the Il Giardino degli Ulivi restaurant. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

Taormina Area

Stunning views of Europe's largest active volcano, often capped with snow, sweeping sea vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see and gardens full of the colours and aromas of bougainvillea, lemon trees and jasmine - all combine to create one of the most enchanting destinations in Italy.

Things to do in resort

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.295082
  • Latitude: 37.851316

For more information on travel and transport visit our Taormina Area page

Excursions

Valley of the Temples

Agrigento & Scala Dei Turchi (full day)

This awe inspiring excursion will take you on a journey along the South Coast of Sicily to Agrigento, known as Akragas in the past, a place in which one of the most influential civilisations of ancient Greece flourished. Explore the archaeological site and discover the ruins of the ancient temples, some among the best preserved in the world, Concordia, the temples of Juno, Zeus, Hercules, Vulcano and the ruins of the temples of Castor and Pollux.

The journey continues towards Scala dei Turchi and its white marna cliff formations on the south coast of the Island. Its name is translated to ‘Stair of the Turks’ due to the ladder like rock formations that undulate across the landscape. This unique striking landscape is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Italy. There are two sandy beaches surrounding the cliffs that you can make your way down to (comfortable shoes are highly recommended). Pack your swimsuit, towels and sun cream so that you can take a moment to relax by the glistening emerald ocean before making the trip back to Taormina in the late afternoon.

Departs: Tuesdays from 01 May – 31st Oct

Price: from £49pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Mount Etna & Alcantara Gorges (full day)

This trip takes you on an adventure to Europe’s largest and most active volcano. To reach the towering Mount Etna from Taormina, take the highway (about 20km) until you reach the mountain road that meanders through the villages of Etna and the surrounding fields of vineyards, olive trees and fruit trees. As you ascend the mountain road through a continuously changing landscape, a chestnut and pine forest closes in at an altitude of 1000 metres, before opening up into a volcanic lunar landscape at 1900 metres. From the carpark you can take a short trek up to the Silvestri Craters that formed as a result of the eruption of Etna in 1892.

There is also a cable car up to the spectacular viewpoint at 2500m. If you are feeling even more adventurous you can join a Jeep and mountain guide that takes you to the foot of the mountain crater at 2900m where the black volcanic landscape intensifies into a kaleidoscope of red ionised rock, white ashfall and yellow sulphur. This extension depends on the activity of the volcano and the weather conditions. During your visit to Mount Etna there will be time for lunch at the base of the cable car where there are small souvenir shops and self-service restaurant.

As you head back towards Taormina you will have the chance to see the stunning lava prisms at the Alcantara Gorges. The black lava walls that tower above the glistening Alcantara River, have been formed from the lava cooling process and water erosion. A stairway leads you down through the gorge or you can descend through the canyon via a lift.

Departs: Daily except Fridays from 01 May – 31st Oct

Price: from £103pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Palermo (full day)

Take a trip from Taormina through the heart of Sicily to Palermo via the Catania-Enna-Palermo (about 280 km). Once you reach the Capital of Sicily you will find yourself in the political hub and cultural centre of the Island. Palermo is at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and as a result, is a melting pot of many influences. First stop is the magnificent Cathedral of Monreale, a visual culmination of these influences with its mix of Western, Byzantine, and Islamic architecture. Its original building was constructed on the orders of King William II of Sicily and dates back to 1182. The majestic building is set on the hillside overlooking the city’s centre in a striking and strategic location that assured that the residents security and defence. Famed for its intricate mosaic finish that covers almost the entire interior from floor to ceiling with geometric patterns and rich figural decoration, it is a sight to behold. You will have the option to visit the adjacent cloister on the southern side of the cathedral, which is part of the original monastery building.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May – 31st Oct

Price: from £49pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Syracuse & Noto (full day)

The beautiful baroque town of Syracuse is known for its ancient ruins and stunning architecture. You’ll get to explore the thousand-year-old history of the town on this excursion, starting with the incredible cathedral that dominates the piazza. After a short walk, you’ll arrive on the seafront promenade to admire the Arethusa Fountain before getting some free time for lunch. With Syracuse’s daily market filled with fresh food and plenty of family-run trattorias and cafés, you’ll be spoilt for choice. After lunch, you’ll stop at the archaeological park before heading to Noto, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its maze of beautiful baroque buildings.

Departs: Mondays and Fridays from 01 May – 31 October

Price: from £50pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Mini Cruise to Aeolian Islands - Lipari & Vucano (full day)

This full-day excursion takes you north to the stunning Aeolian Islands. Heading to the port town of Milazzo, a comfortable ship will take you to Lipari via the Punta Castagna - a beautiful area of old Pumice Pits and white beaches, where you can admire the charming landscape and the crystal-clear waters. On Lipari you’ll get to visit the old town and archaeological park before having some free time for lunch or a spot of shopping. Next on the agenda is Vulcano, an island known for its black sand beaches, hot springs and mud baths. Before heading back to mainland Sicily, you'll enjoy an hour and a half's sail around the islands to view the Faraglioni, Papa Giovanni rock, the Grotta degli Angeli and the Scoglio della Mummia. On the way back to Milazzo, the boat will pass near the picturesque village of Gelso to admire the ancient lighthouse.

Departs: Wednesdays and Fridays from 01 May – 31 October

Price: from £63pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

 

Mini Cruise to Aeolian Islands - Panarea & Stromboli (full day)

After departing Taormina, you'll drive to Milazzo and board a boat directly to Panarea, one of the Aeolian's most fashionable islands where luxury yachts fill the tiny harbour and some of Italy's most elite sip prosseco in bustling cafés. You'll have two hours here to wander around - visit the picturesque village, take a swim in the crystal-clear waters or stop for a bite to eat. The afternoon takes you to Stromboli, where the smoky volcano dominates the sky. You'll have time to explore before leaving at sun set when you can admire the 'sciara del fuoco', the stream of fire, created when the lava flows down the active volcano.

Departs: Thursdays and Sundays from 01 May – 31 October

Price: from £74pp (entrance fees and lunch are payable locally)

Facilities

Restaurants & Bars

Il Giardino delgi Ulivi is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in an elegant setting. Enjoy authentic Sicilian dishes using local ingredients in the spacious dining room or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the sea.

La Melarancia Pool Bar serves drinks and light snacks during the day.

Lounge Bar has a wide selection of local and international drinks, as well as quiet atmosphere where you can relax before of after dinner.

Pools & Beaches

The hotel's outdoor pool boasts panoramic views and offers plenty of with sunbeds and umbrellas. It's normally open from May to September and pool towels are provided.

A shuttle bus is available to a local beach where sunbeds and umbrellas can be hired for approx. €25 per day.

Spa 

A sellness area offers massages and treatments (local charge) as well as a fitness room.

General Facilities 

  • Free wiwi
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Taormina centre 
  • Free Parking
  • Panoramic Terrace 
  • Garden

Family Facilities

The Grand Hotel San Pietro have Family Deluxe Rooms which are located in the north wing of the hotel. These rooms overlook the Ionian Sea and are made up of two interconnecting rooms with two bathrooms and two balconies which are also interconnecting. 

 

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£1622
per person from £811
Includes £40pp discount
Grand Hotel San Pietro
Taormina Area, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
16/10/2019 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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