The hotel is nice. As is typical of many old hotels it is dated but the rooms were a good size with a massive, very comfortable, bed. We had paid for a room with a view and had a small balcony (room for 2 chairs and a table), overlooking the sea and Mount Etna. The view was amazing and it was wonderful watching the antics of Mount Etna puffing smoke as well as the coming and going of various cruise ships and super yachts in the bay far below. The bathroom was dated and could do with a re-fit but all in all room was lovely. We only had breakfast which was a bit hit and miss. There was the usual cereals, cold meats, croissants, fried eggs etc. The waitress was lovely but another waiter was downright rude (although we believe he was reprimanded about this as he improved during our stay). Don't expect nice freshly baked croissants or bread. It all appeared as it it was pre packed off a supermarket shelf. On one day the tinned fruit was fermenting! Made us slightly wary of the age of the hard boiled eggs etc. We don't know what other meals the hotel provided as with 220+ restaurants within walking distance in Taormina we preferred to try these. There is parking for an extra €15 a day. The car park areas were small and sometimes your car had to be moved by management to allow another car out. Slightly nerve wracking considering the insurance excess if damage occurred on our hire car, but all went well. All in all a nice hotel in fantastic setting.