Villa Diodoro - Taormina

Via Bagnoli Croci 75, Taormina, Italy, 98039show map
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The 4-star Villa Diodoro provides a wonderful view over Naxos Bay and Etna Volcano. The spectacular hotel in Taormina attracts guests with its Mediterranean architecture. The hotel comprises 102 rooms and offers friendly services maintained by multilingual staff.

Located next to Isola Bella in a shopping neighbourhood, the property is 10 minutes' walk from Taormina city center. The inviting surroundings include pubs, restaurants and nightclubs set nearby.

A pebble beach, with bungalows and towels, is near by the venue.

Villa Diodoro can be reached in a 55-minute drive from Fontanarossa airport.


Every room at this hotel is tasteful and has satellite television, central heating and a DVD player. Guests can enjoy the sea views from the hotel. Decorated in a beautiful design with parquet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a roll in shower, a hairdryer and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

The dining area serves buffet breakfast each morning. Vegetarian dishes are served in the small restaurant on site. Guests can enjoy snacks and salads in the sandwich bar along with refreshing drinks. Various options for dining, including Villa Antonio and La Bougainville are offered in the area.


The hotel features a wellness centre, a treatment room and a Jacuzzi. Guests may choose from a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness room as well as diving, sailing and archery to spend their time actively.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   102.

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On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Swim-up bar

Snack bar


Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Skiing
  • Tennis court
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Aerobics


  • Paid shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter


  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries


  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 12 yearsExtra bed50% of the room stay
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Fontanarossa (CTA)29.3 mi
Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello1700 ft
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FabulousBased on  66  reviews
  • 4.4
    Guest rating

    The hotel has a lovely view over Giardini Naxos and the Bay. The pool was lovely as well and the fact that it had a chidrens pool was also handy. It is in close proximatey to the city centre this made it conveinent at night for dining and for shopping.

    To get to our rooms we had to walk up and down a flight of stairs which was exhausting for my elderly inlaws. Our room was under the pool, creating a constant smell of dampness. We felt that the hotel staff did not give us any information on the hotel and its commodoties. It was as if we where given the key and forgotten about. The web page mentioned a shuttle bus service down to the beach. But nobody not even the hotel staff mentioned that you need to book a ticket for the shuttle, it costs 4 euro a person and that there are only limited times of pick ups and arrivals.

  • 9.6

    Fantastic views and location to Town, beaches, buses and cable car to beach.

    Allot of items seemed to be rounded to the nearest euro and some items ie: 5 euro for coffee and small beer seemed execsive. Same beer in shop 100 yds away was 1 euro 20 cents

  • 10.0

    It was a hotel that was close to town but not IN town. It was near the quiet gardens and near the beach but not right in the midst of either. So, it was a great location so that you could be where ever you wanted to be in a short time by car or foot. The view from an ocean view room was serene and gorgeous...our room even had a view of Mt. Etna.

    Parking was difficult and the staff was not very helpful. One day we took a hotel to the beach -which is accomplished by taking the hotel shuttle. We were told that the return shuttle would be at 4:30 so at 4:20 we went to the meeting spot. After one hour and a call to the hotel, a shuttle came for us and the gentleman explained that he came earlier than 4:20 so we were just out of luck the first time around. Believe me, after one hour in the sun after a day at the beach, we were very exhausted and uncomfortable. I am sure that these shuttles are not directly related to the hotels they serve but the personnel at the hotel was rather indifferent to our experience. The night staff will tell yo things like "I only work at night so I am not sure about that..."

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Beautiful countryside, very good location, breakfast ok and very nice swimmingpool well located with view for mountain and sea

    room superior veeery expensive and we had to pay a lot additionally for kids in spite of the fact that it was doubleroom apartment... room not very clean and quality very poor for this kind of hotel and it's price, very low quality beds, very old tv set without international channells, lack of access to internet in room. I don't's not worth to pay such amount money for it

  • 10.0

    We arrived at 11 pm and the porter opened the shutters onto our balcony ro reveal Mt Etna erupting 30 miles away! We were up most of the night watching it. Apparently it erupts only irregularly, so we were extremely lucky.

    Trying to find the hotel late at night was not easy. The streets are so narrow and the hotel is almost at the end of the one way system. We were lucky to find just one car parking space remaining in the hotel car park.

  • 8.2

    Beautiful setting on the sea and built into the cliffs. Close to Positano and wonderful one fire beach. Delicious food in restaurant. Balcony overlooking the sea.

    Bed not comfortable.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The view of the coast and Mt. Etna was incredible. Nice pool with the beautiful view. Terrace for cocktails with piano player playing Frank Sinatra made me feel like I was in a 1950s Gina Lollobrigida movie. Very charming staff.

    The room was very small, the bathroom tricky to turn around in. The only amenities provided were shampoo and bath cream.The food in the dining room catered to packaged tours from Manchester. It was terrible-- more 1960s British than anything Italian.

  • 6.6

    Great location. Comfortable rooms. Clean.

    We arrived on an extremely hot day and were denied airconditioning. Were told by the hotel staff that their policy was to switch it on only on 1st of June! Since they are into hospitality their policy should be the comfort of guests! We had an extremely difficult time trying to sleep in the heat! It was most unfair since we'd spent so much money and their 'policy' ruined our stay! Your site should mention their policy!

  • 9.6

    Service was excellent. Room was lovely. The swimming pool was "to die for". An amazing view of Mount Etna.

    As with most Italian hotels the plumbing was not that great. Small shower, but this is a small complaint and would really recommend this hotel. Taormina is a lovely place to stay. The hotel is well positioned for the town

  • 10.0

    The location is the best, near the Greek Theater and with an unforgettable view to the Etna and the sea. The people is very warm and efficient and the restaurante is excellent.

  • 8.8

    The location, Taormina, is just spectacular. The hotel views over the coastline, Taormina, Castlemola with Mount Etna as the backdrop cannot be equalled. The hotel is situated with excellent views of and access to Taormina. Hotel facilities are excellent, including a very good restaurant, swimming pool and is very very relaxing. The staff are excellent. The rooms are cleaned daily to the highest standards, almost clinical. Hotel is well situated for the many walks into and around Taormina, details are available from the hotel reception and also the tourist information office in the Corso Umberto (main street).

    This hotel is so good, I'm not prepared to waste my time trying to think of anything that I didn't like.

  • 8.2

    Location; quality of food, luxurious atmosphere

    Travel information (by car) on confirmation notice, needs to be changed. Currently it directs you to the end of Via Bagnoli Croci but this is a one way street and you cannot drive up to the hotel. It is necessary to park, walk the 300 meters to the hotel and get directions from them which are rather complicated due to maze of one way streets through the town. Better directions on confirmation email would be appreciated

  • 8.8

    The hotel is beautiful. It is walking distance to the ampitheater and the main downtown area. The staff was friendly and the food was good. The balcony was lovely. Mount etna is reachable by car.

    Like in many hotels in Europe, the double bed is actually 2 twin beds pushed together but the linens are twin sized.

  • 8.2

    Restaurant menu and service, breakfast and cleanliness if room. Fantastic location and friendly staff.

    The heating in the rooms was too hot. We tried to turn it off and had to open our window.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    nice room and balcony good comfort

    breakfast was very poor, no fresh juice - salami typi basso - no fresh cheese. tv only italian no sky you expect more

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Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Italy

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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 12 yearsExtra bed50% of the room stay
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Fontanarossa (CTA)29.3 mi
Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello1700 ft
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