A centenarian park, one of the most beautiful historical centers of Sicily and a view that embraces the Ionian Sea and its coasts: these are the unique coordinates of The Ashbee Hotel. Its enviable position allows you to enjoy the beauties of the city of Taormina and, at the same time, cut out the privacy and relax at the generous citrus grove that surrounds the hotel. Numerous are the sites of historical and artistic importance and attraction, the shopping streets or the tours at the Etna’s natural reserve or at the baroque centers of Noto, Ragusa and Modica.
The 1900 luxurious villa that now houses the boutique hotel, brings the signature of the architect Charles Robert Ashbee, an icon of the londonese Arts & Craft. The hotel pays homage with its name to the unique work of art, a style that comes from a different culture, but that blends with the architectural elements typical of the greek-sicilian style. The Ashbee Hotel was born from the careful renovation that preserves the original materials and furnishings. The rooms are elegant and refined with paintings, decorations and stone fireplaces. The large panoramic terrace, swimming pool and the park characterize the exteriors of the Hotel.
Different room types are available at The Ashbee Hotel - Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suites, Suites and a unique The Ashbee Suite, for a total of 25 accommodations. Welcoming and precious, the rooms are ideal for everybody’s fancy and for a unforgettable stay in Taormina.
Superior rooms are cozy, comfortable and tastefully decorated.
Deluxe rooms are spacious, equipped with wood flooring and offer a garden view.
Junior Suite are luxurious and refined, composed of different rooms and characterized by a modern elegant decor.
The following six Suites, with generous size, unique and extraordinary, have different characteristics as their names suggest: Spa Suite, Montgomery Suite, Suite Hellier, Painter Suite, Honeymoon Suite and Family Suite.
Spa Suite has a living room with stone fireplace, a private hammam with emotional shower and a bathroom with whirlpool. Montgomery Suite is characterized by circular windows and the soft cushions from which to enjoy a wonderful view over the garden and the bay of Taormina. The large living room has a stone fireplace, and distinctively British upholstery and draperies. Hellier Suite has a generous terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea. Its generous size allows to divide the Suite into two different rooms, each with its own private bathroom. Suite del Pittore (Painter Suite) this artistic suite distributed on two floors, on the ground floor you will find a large living room with a bar overlooking the Gulf, on the first floor there is a bedroom with a lovely skylight. The furnishings consist of antique furniture, precious rugs and elegant wallpaper. Honeymoon Suite is perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries or other important occasions. A majestic dwelling for romantic and intimate moments. It offers two round bathtubs, a staircase at the entrance that leads into the cozy and elegant bedroom with spectacular sea view. Family Suite is ideal for those who are travelling with their family. This Suite gives the chance to accommodate six people and it enjoys a private entrance and a small private garden. The spacious rooms, the discretion and comfort will make you feel at home.
The Ashbee Suite is the real jewel of the hotel. It is the largest and the most luxurious among the Suites, charming in every detail and fully covered with parquet. Equipped with a terrace with sea view, large closets, two bathrooms with a precious stone sink, bathtub and shower.
The area of Taormina offers different beaches, reachable by car in a short time. Recommended beaches are those of Isola Bella and the Lido of Mazzarò as well the seafront of Letojanni and Giardini Naxos.
Guests can have breakfast or a cup of tea at The Ashbee Bar. A friendly atmosphere in perfect english style will make you feel a special guest, pampered and spoiled in every request. The St George Restaurant is instead characterized by a refined atmosphere and offers Sicilian and Mediterranean traditional recipes. It consists of an elegant dining room and a sea view terrace. It is necessary to book in advance and it is suggested you to dress for dinner but jackets and ties are not essential. An amazing panoramic view and delicious appetizers await for you in the roof garden that has a suggestive Lounge Terrace. Finally, for light lunch and snacks it is open from June till September, there is the Pool Club Bar. It is located next to the swimming pool in the shade of olive trees and overlook the sea.
Services & Activities
Available for the guests there is a swimming pool for those who wish to relax or walk in the park surrounding the Villa. Wi-Fi connection is free and it can be easily done from the room. The Ashbee usually hosts some valuable artworks in conjunction with festivals and exhibitions. The qualified and dedicated staff is at your disposal for suggestions and bookings at theaters, museums and guided tours of the major points of interest.
Tourist tax: The municipality of Taormina requires the payment of a tourist tax of € 2,50 per person/night (exempted children under 12 years) for a maximum of 10 nights to be paid on spot.
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