Hotel Sirius

  • Sicily, Italy, Taormina

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With its incredible views out to sea, Hotel Sirius is a no brainer when it comes to choosing somewhere to stay in Taormina. It's in the perfect position, just a short walk from the historical centre and the Corso Umberto, the town's pedestrianised main street. It's also right beside the cable car that links the town to the coast so you can easily get your beach fix down in Mazzarò Bay or explore Isola Bella. 

There's a distinctly Sicilian feel to the hotel. It's set inside a traditional villa with beautiful antique pieces of furniture, Sicilian pottery and tiled floors. All of the rooms are individually decorated, so no two are the same. They do, however, all have balconies - which we love. If you can, upgrade to one of the sea view rooms - there's something so relaxing about waking up to views of the glittering water. Head for a continental breakfast with more amazing views of the coast. In the summer you'll have it outside on the panoramic terrace. Between July and September you can have dinner out here too (payable locally).

The large infinity pool is so refreshing, especially in the height of the hot Sicilian summers. It's surrounded by greenery with plenty of sun loungers to chill out on while you soak up the sea views. If you plan on seeing other parts of Sicily, the main bus station is close by. There are routes all across the island, so hop on a bus and get exploring.  

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by private car from Catania airport.

  • No. of rooms: 41
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tax of approx. €3.50 per person (aged 12+) per night for a maximum of 10 nights is payable locally. 


Classic Rooms have a balcony and sleep up to three people (third bed available on request). They're decorated in a traditional Sicilian style with tiled floors and dark wood furniture. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, minibar, Wi-Fi, save and shower or bath.

Sea View Rooms sleep up to three people and have a balcony and views of the sea. 

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

This hotel may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties as there is a steep slope up to the entrance.


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.


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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.

  • Outdoor pool on a terrace with sun loungers and parasols
  • Free shuttle service down to the Paradise Beach Lido at Letoianni
  • Parking (approx. €10 per day, payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi (1 hour per day)
  • Electric car charging station

Breakfast is buffet style and served in the dining room on the third floor, which means you get spectacular views over the Ionian coast. Continental options like ham, salami, cheeses, fresh bread, scrambled eggs, fruit, yoghurt, pastries, coffee, tea and juices are all available. Breakfast is served between 7.30am - 10am.

The summer restaurant opens on the third floor terrace from July to the end of September so you can have dinners up here and enjoy those views even longer. Every day they prepare a choice of delicious local dishes as well as international options. They have an excellent selection of wines too - speak to your waiter for recommendations on which ones best complement your meal. The menu is à la carte with table service and payable locally. Open from 7.30pm - 9.30pm inside and 8pm - 10pm outside on the terrace. 

The hotel's bar opens up in the evenings between 6pm and 11pm and is a great place for pre-dinner drinks. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.2940254
  • Latitude: 37.8537662
  • Location Description:
    • Resort centre location
    • 150 metres to Taormina bus station
    • 200 metres to the cable car that links to the Bay of Mazzarò
    • 500 metres to Taormina centre

Reviews of Hotel Sirius

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per person from £763
Hotel Sirius
Taormina, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
21/09/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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