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.

Added value

Early booking offer available for summer 2022 (ends 31 Mar 22)

  • 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.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Valley of the Temples from £49 per person (full day)

Head to Sicily's most impressive Greek Temples on this excursion. You'll get to explore the archaeological site and discover the ruins, which are among the best preserved in the world. The journey continues towards Scala dei Turchi and its white cliff formations on the south coast of the Island. There are two sandy beaches surrounding the cliffs that you can make your way down to (comfortable shoes are highly recommended).

Departs: Tuesdays. Entrance fees and lunch are payable locally.

Mount Etna & Alcantara Gorges from £103 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.

Palermo from £49 per person (full day)

Head for Sicily's capital on this full-day excursion. See the magnificent Cathedral of Monreale, a mix of western, Byzantine and Islamic architecture. Its original building dates back to 1182. You'll have some free time to explore too - head for the markets and try some of the local food.

Departs: Wednesdays. 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: Mondays and Fridays. Entrance fees and lunch are payable locally.

Mini cruise to the Aeolian Islands - Lipari & Vulcano (full day)

This full-day excursion takes you north to the stunning Aeolian Islands. You'll stop in Lipari first where you can admire the charming landscape and the crystal-clear waters. 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.

Departs: Wednesdays and Fridays. Entrance fees and lunch are payable locally.

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

Panarea is one of the Aeolian Island'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. 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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Total price from
per person from £608
Includes £10pp discount
Hotel Sirius
Taormina, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
26/10/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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