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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina

4-star4 stars
Via Bagnoli Croce, Taormina, ME, 98039, Italy

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Taormina Cable Car
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
More comfort would be nice

Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina

from ZAR 1,932
  • Double Room, Sea View
  • Standard Double Room
  • Double Room, Annex Building (Palazzo Santa Caterina)
  • Single Room
  • Economy Double Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
  • Double Room, Balcony
  • Superior Double Room, Balcony, Sea View
  • Economy Triple Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Triple Room, Balcony
  • Triple Room, Sea View
  • Superior Triple Room, Balcony, Sea View
  • Triple Room, Annex Building (Palazzo Santa Caterina)

What’s around Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina


  • Isola Bella - 18 min walk
  • Taormina Cable Car - 7 min walk
  • Greek Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Letojanni Beach - 45 min walk
  • Mediterranean Sea - 1 min walk
  • Taormina Coast - 1 min walk
  • Parco Duca di Cesaro - 4 min walk
  • Villa Comunale Garden - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 53 min drive
  • Strait of Messina Airport (REG) - 151 min drive
  • Taormina Giardini Station - 6 min drive
  • Letojanni Station - 9 min drive
  • Sant'Alessio Siculo Station - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 146 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Please note that Premium guestrooms are located both in the main building of Hotel Ariston and in Palazzo Santa Caterina.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets stay free

  • Up to 11 lbs


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina’s small print

Also known as

  • Ariston Hotel Taormina
  • Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina Taormina, Sicily
  • Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina Taormina Sicily
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  • Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina Taormina
  • Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina Hotel Taormina
  • Ariston Taormina
  • Hotel Ariston Palazzo Santa Caterina Taormina
  • Hotel Ariston Palazzo Santa Caterina
  • Ariston Palazzo Santa Caterina Taormina
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  • Parc Hotel Ariston And Palazzo Santa Caterina
  • Parc Hotel Taormina
  • Hotel Ariston Taormina


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Uncovered self parking costs EUR 15.00 per day with in/out privileges

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina

  • Does Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina?
    Yes. Self parking costs EUR 15.00 per day.
  • Is there a pool at Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina?
    Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 11 lbs per pet.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Parco Duca di Cesarò (5-min walk), Al Giardino (6-min walk), and Ristorante Mirage (7-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 436 reviews

Very good 8,0
Great central location and parking👍
We had 3 nights here and love the location and it is close to everything.
Marya, ca2 night trip with friends
Good 6,0
Beautiful hotel,poor service
Antonio, us1 night trip
Fair 4,0
Mixed bag, not that great!
Not really a 4 star, more like a 3 star. Walls are very thin so you hear absolutely everything next door and above you. This means sleep is not great. Room is very dark so you need the lights on all the time. Service at reception and dining area ok, not brilliant. Pool is lovely and there are plenty of sun loungers. The person working at the pool/pool bar is not always there which is annoying and means sometimes you can’t get a towel or a drink. Location is good for the Main Street, lots of restaurants. There are a lot of hills and steps so something to think about when booking.
Lorna, gb8 night trip
Poor 2,0
Dated hotel
Good pool but that’s about it. You have to pay for parking which doesn’t seem right. The room was tragic, no working air con and it did not seem safe. Very much a Brit hotel and would look elsewhere next time.
Joshua, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
A nice hotel in a good location
Ariston is a good hotel overall - my highlight is the very cool pool and pretty complete breakfast buffet. Location is good - 5-10 min from Taormina’s Main Street and conveniently access to beach cablecar. It’s worth the stay if you get a good deal like I did. Recommended!
Jaime, us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Nice hotel, but it is a hike up the hill to get there. Not n issue for us, but would have been tough on grandma and grandpa.
us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Amazing views - wonderful staff
When we first arrrived we were in the lower building. The rooms are pretty dark down there. We asked to move to the main building and luckily there was availability for an water view room with a balcony. We had a great stay. Amazing location. Super helpful staff - Maurizio took care of us. Close to bus terminal - walking distance to downtown. Beautiful pool and views from everywhere. I would go back.
Magenta, ca3 night trip with friends
Good 6,0
Dont eat there!
Not a 4 stars hotel. I am ok with all these outdated staf in the room. Mostly i had issues with their restaurant dinner! I do expect better service for 4 star restaurant. Worst dinner I had in Sicily. I had to pour myself my wine . People around me , who came after me, left and I was still waiting for secondary. Ignorance. I had to talk to few people before I finally for some service there. Food wasnt good as well. Totally screwed up my evening. Eat in town!
irina, us3 night trip
Very good 8,0
OK value for the money
Very good service the first days, but not so good the last days of our trip. The service and food at the hotel restaurant was not very good, but the staff is very friendly overall. For the pool: not very family friendly as it is not possible to stand anywhere in the pool, not suitable for kids. The location of the hotel was super and it is a nice place to stay overall.
us5 night family trip
Good 6,0
Former greatness, now just worn down
You can tell this hotel at one point we're a very nice and high end hotel. But now... The hotel is very worn down, and the interior is from the early 90s. Our room had clear signs of a water damage in the ceiling. The check in experience was flawless, however the check out was not. It took almost 30 minutes in queue for us to leave the key and pay the city tax... Not good enough. Breakfast was... Meh. A lot of stuff but breads were stale. Would not stay again.
Markus, us1 night romance trip

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