The Ashbee Hotel, which was converted from a grand English villa by world renowned English architect, Charles Robert Ashbee in 1908, is located in the heart of Taormina. The luxurious, 5-star Sicilian boutique hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Ancient Theatre of Taormina, allowing guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the city while still being able to fully immerse themselves in all that Sicily has to offer.
Guests can choose to stay in any of seven different types of rooms; classic, superior, deluxe, deluxe seaview, and the Ashbee Suite. The primary distinction between the classic and deluxe rooms is size, with the superior and deluxe rooms being slightly more spacious than the classic style room. These modern and chic spaces are brightly lit, with the beds being dressed in a clean white comforter, which are offset by a violet area rug and cushioned chair. The bathrooms are large, and their dark layout provides a nice contrast to the bedrooms. The deluxe seaview room is highly recommended, as its breathtaking view of the Strait of Messina allows guests to intimately experience the island of Sicily’s incredible beauty.
The hotel offers a wide array of amenities, making it the ideal choice for every type of guest. The hotel’s infinity pool, which overlooks the breathtaking Mediterranean sea, is great for couples or families. If you work up an appetite while swimming or sunbathing, the poolside snackbar will provide you with the perfect fix. For those hoping to indulge in fine Italian dining, the hotel is home to upscale restaurant, Saint George Restaurant by Heinz Beck. This restaurant serves modern Sicilian style cuisine, all of which is made using the island’s seasonal fresh produce. Guests can enjoy their meal in a chic, tasteful ambiance, as the horizontally striped black and white walls and red glass chandelier is the ideal setting to dine. For those hoping to indulge in an Italian breakfast, guests can do so without even having to venture outside of the hotel, as the Ashbee serves a complimentary breakfast buffet. If you are seeking a beverage, you can opt for the rooftop bar which offers a vast menu and is set on a terrace that overlooks the ocean.