Perched at the southern end of Taormina overlooking the bay, this former Dominican Monastery has been transformed into a Grand Hotel. Wander the hotel’s cloisters or their luxuriant gardens down to the pool and spa, when you are not wandering the charming streets of Taormina. And at the end of a day dine on finest ingredients lovingly nurtured into two Michelin starred cuisine, and that in the summer allows you to dine al fresco on their panoramic terrace.
The beautiful accommodation here is split across two wings, the Garden Wing, found within the 14th Century Convent, is where you’ll find the lead-in classic rooms which still retain the original dimensions of the monastic cells and the promise of peace and tranquillity. In the newer, which here means 1896, Grand Hotel Wing the rooms are more spacious with Ionian Sea or Mount Etna views, and the unique suites even boast a private Jacuzzi on their panoramic terrace. The pool, spa and gardens delight during the day, and as evening draws in, head to Lounge where, in summer, you can sit in the alfresco courtyard listening to live piano music. And there are not just stars overhead when you finally dine, as their Executive Chef Massimo Mantarro serves up unique cuisine worthy of two Michelin stars.
7 nights from £1,070pp including flights, transfers and breakfast.
Enquire online or please call 01244 322770
Private transfers are 50 minutes from Catania Airport / 90 Rooms & 15 Suites / 3 Restaurants (one 2 Michelin Starred) & 3 Bars / Fitness Centre / Spa / Swimming Pool (Open May-October) / Children Welcome