Hotel Isabella

  • Sicily, Italy, Taormina

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Hotel Isabella's right in the centre of Taormina, near the Greek theatre and the old town. The centre is full of interesting shops, plus plenty of great bars and restaurants for having your aperitivi and trying delicious Sicilian food. If you're looking for a good base for sightseeing the Isabella is ideal, you'll get a good breakfast to fill you up for a day walking around Taormina and taking in the atmosphere.

There's so much history and culture around that you could be out exploring all day. There's even a private beach at the sister Hotel Caparena which you can use for free during the day - it's a great place to relax after all that sightseeing.

Transfer Time: approx. 1 hour from Catania airport.

Added value

Free night available between 01 Jul - 31 Jul & 15 Oct - 31 Oct & 01 Mar - 31 Mar 22 (min 7 night stay, not combinable)

Early booking offer available between 09 Apr - 05 Aug & 21 Aug - 31 Oct 22 (not combinable)

  • No. of rooms: 30
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €3.50 per person per night is payable locally.


Classic Rooms are about 18m² and sleep up to three people. The rooms have a bath or shower, hairdryer, TV and minibar. 

Classic Rooms for single use are available on request, please call to book.

Classic Rooms with Balcony are about 20m² and sleep up to two people. They have a private balcony with views over Taormina's old town. These rooms are only available on request, please call to book.

Superior Sea View Rooms are about 20m² and sleep up to two people. They have a balcony and sea views. These rooms are only available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

It's easy to understand why Taormina is one of Sicily's most popular resorts. It's position on the edge of the island means you get incredible views over the sea towards Mount Etna. Spend your days strolling through the historic streets, grabbing a coffee on a sea-view terrace or heading down for a day at the beach in Taormina Mare.

What to see on a holiday to Taormina

There's a lot of history to unpack here. The Greek Theatre is the town's most-known attraction - it also has some of the best Mount Etna views so bring your camera along. If you time your visit with the Taormina Film Festival you can even take in a show here. Just walking through the town is a great way to take in the sights. Head down Corso Umberto for the shops and restaurants, or take the cable car down to Taormina Mare and spend some time on Isola Bella. 

Discover more things to see and do in Sicily.

Why book a holiday to Taormina with Inghams?

We've hand-picked some fantastic hotels in central Taormina so you won't have to go far to explore. We've also got a great selection of excursions so you can get all around the island's best sights. Your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

Taormina has some of the most stunning architecture Europe has to offer with the Teatro Greco ruins, Corso Umberto and the Piazza Duomo, which dates back to the 13th century. The pedestrianised Corso Umberto (named for the King of Italy) is home to a fantastic variety of shops, restaurants, cafés and enoteca. Be sure to make a stop at the famed 'Gelatomania', one of the oldest ice cream shops in Taormina with over 50 flavours of gelato to choose from.

Head outside the town and take a trip to Mount Etna. Head to the summit for fantastic island views or stick to the foothills and discover quiant towns and a good vineyard scene.

Food & drink

It's all about Sicily's famous street food in Taormina. There's nothing better than grabbing a snack to eat as you walk around the town. Our favourite is arancini (fried rice balls) and canoli (a sweet ricotta-filled pastry). Olive oil is big business here so ask for a few varieties to dip your bread into while you wait for your main course. You might even find yourself bringing a bottle or two home! We love the local Sicilian wine and the best way to enjoy a glass is on a sea-view terrace. Our favourite is the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo - the views of Mount Etna are unbeatable.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Mount Etna & Alcantara Gorges from £38 per person (full day)

This unmissable excursions gets you up close and personal with Europe's most active volcano. You'll drive up to 1,900 metres before taking the cable car to the summit where you can enjoy panoramic views (weather dependant). You'll have some time for lunch and there are some small souvenir shops too. On your way back to Taormina, you'll stop al Alcantara Gorges - black lava walls that have been formed above the Alcantara River.

Departs: Daily except Fridays. Entrance fees and lunch are payable locally.

Syracuse & Noto from £50 per person (full day)

The beautiful baroque town of Syracuse is known for its ancient ruins and stunning architecture. You’ll get to explore its thousand-year-old history on this excursion, starting with the incredible cathedral that dominates the piazza. After a short walk, you’ll arrive on the seafront promenade 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: Thursdays. Entrance fees and lunch are payable locally.


We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free use of sister Hotel Caparena's private beach (two sun-beds & one umbrella per room)
  • Shuttle bus to Hotel Lido Caparena beach (payable locally)
  • Access to spa facilities at the nearby Hotel Diodoro & Caparena Wellness Club (payable locally)
Family Facilities

Baby-sitting is available on request.


Every morning from 07.30am to 10am you'll get a buffet breakfast which includes a choice of pastries, cold cuts, fruit juices, yoghurts and breads. 

In the Summer when the weather's sunny you can have breakfast on the terrace which has a fantastic sea view. The hotel's indoor restaurant is called the Salle Naumachie and features a piece of Roman wall.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.287823
  • Latitude: 37.853347
  • Location Description:
    • Central location in Taormina
    • 100 metres from local tennis club
    • 220 metres from nearest supermarket
    • 1.5 kilometres from Taormina-Giardini Station

Reviews of Hotel Isabella

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per person from £530
Hotel Isabella
Taormina, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
24/09/2022 - 4 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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