This charming and rather luxurious restored villa was originally built by English architect Robert Charles Ashbee in 1908, and despite sitting regally in the very heart of Taormina, it has a distinctive British flair which can been noticed throughout this sumptuous hotel.
Each of the 24 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites are unique, each furnished with antique furniture and beautiful paintings. Some rooms are located in the main villa, whilst others are in a separate annexe, but all are designed with the utmost comfort and style in mind.
As you walk through the hotel out on to the main terrace, you can’t help but be a little overwhelmed by the simply stunning panoramic view out over the manicured garden filled with birdsong, across the beautiful infinity pool and out over the Sicilian and Calabrian coastline of mainland Italy.
The sophisticated St. George restaurant has recently gained a well-deserved Michelin star, so expect elegant fine dining in the evenings, of course, with that fabulous panoramic view in warmer months. The buffet breakfast and light lunch are a more relaxed affair and can be enjoyed in the shade of the olive trees by the Pool Club Bar. There is also the Terrace Bar for cocktails or perhaps a pre-dinner sun-downer.
The Ashbee is ideally located in the heart of Taormina, within easy walking distance of the many charming boutiques, trattorias and restaurants, there is a shuttle service to the beach operated by the hotel, or why not go by cable car which is located close to the hotel.
Dining at The Ashbee Hotel
St. George Restaurant
Open Weds – Mon 7.30pm – 10pm
Dining at this superb restaurant is a real gastronomic experience, recently awarded a Michelin star, expect first-class service and fine dining. Meals are served either on the terrace with wonderful views or in the elegant dining room. Smart dress is required, but jackets and ties are not essential. Pre-booking is recommended.
Open daily – 12pm-5.30pm
The relaxed pool bar offers light lunches, snacks and cocktails in the beautiful garden under the shade of the age-old olive trees by the swimming pool.
Roof Terrace Bar
Open daily – Breakfast – 8am – 11am
Evening – 6pm – 10:30pm
A buffet breakfast is served with wonderful views over Taormina from the roof terrace, and is also open in the evenings with a selection of fine wines, champagnes and cocktails, a simply stunning spot to watch the sun set.
The wonderful infinity-edged swimming pool at the Ashbee Hotel is simply breathtaking, surrounded by manicured gardens and olive trees.
Check in and check out information:
Check in time: 3pm
Check out time: 12pm
Please note that that all hotels in Italy charge a small tourist tax which is payable locally, Ashbee Hotel charges €5.00 per person per night. This be also be detailed on your itinerary.
Approx. 45sqm in size, the spacious suites have a double bedroom, bathroom with bathtub or shower, and lounge area. The Suites are located on the ground, 1st or 2nd floor and have views over the garden or San Pancrazio church. Some Suites also have a balcony. There is also a separate family suite by the entrance to the hotel which has views over its own private garden.VIEW MORE INFO BOOK NOW
Taormina – 5 mins walk
Beach – 5 mins by shuttle bus
Catania Airport – 1 hour drive
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