What We Love
- A renovated Sicilian farmhouse, with an exquisite outdoor pool – includes breakfast and moreThe warm welcome that includes a complimentary drink and homemade cake in your room on arrival
- Opting to stay in a sea-view room to take advantage of the impressive vistas
- Sampling produce from the local landscape with your restaurant discount
What To Know
- Well-located for day trips to Taormina
- The boutique property is pet-friendly
- Free onsite private parking is available
- Free WiFi
Nature and nurture combine in the shadows of Mount Etna to make Sicily a fiery mix of Mediterranean flavors and dramatic landscapes. Thanks to an extensive renovation between 2008 and 2016, Talé Resort complements its farmhouse style with a few select contemporary details. An exquisite outdoor pool occupies a pretty landscaped spot and features a tiled sun terrace punctuated with white lampshade lights and magnificent panoramic views to the sea beyond.
Retire to your guest room to find exposed beams, custom-built furnishings and small pops of color as part of the décor inspired by the volcanic landscape. Several shades of grey form a backdrop to cool white sheets and vibrant plants in this minimalist design. Elsewhere, the modern restaurant incorporates ingredients from the land, sea and mountains and offers vintages from the nearby wine routes of Nebrodi and Alcantara Gorges, celebrating the local surroundings and showing off equally marvelous natural scenes through floor-to-ceiling windows.
How to Get There
We loved Tale from the moment we arrived for 2 nights. Check in was friendly and helpful, our room with a mezzanine was better than expected, the view across the countryside to the coast is amazing! We eat in the restaurant both evenings, quality of food and service could not be faulted. around the property are lovely grounds and a refreshing swimming pool area again with an amazing view. The local town of Piedmonte has limited appeal, however, it is easy to drive up to around 1800 metre so on Mt Etnas north side, thanks to the hotel reception for advise and directions.
We had our wedding here and it was fantastic. The staff have been brilliant leading up to the event and the food has been incredible everytime we tasted different dishes.
I highly recommend this place for a chilled, out of the way place to stay with phenomenal views, lovely pool and fantastic food.
Gloria is a fantastic hotel manager and will do anything to help.
You will need a car by the way, but that goes as standard in Siciliy!
Let’s start with the good. The hotel is in a beautiful setting, not so far away from Taormina and the beach.
Good to know, the rooms (not suite) are actually located in a building 300 m below the hotel and the swimming pool. Which is fine because they are calms, but the road to get there could be re-done. They are lovely and large, nice decoration. Breakfast is good.
First night, we were almost alone in the hotel, so the restaurant was closed (Monday night, but also closed on Wednesday according to their information), but we got recommandation on two restaurants. So you might want to check that up if you come outside of the high season.
Second and third night, there was a group building up for an event, and we could clearly see the difference of service between us and them. It was hard to get a “hello” from the staff we met (I am clearly not against being spoken in Italian, English, French or Spanish, so they had choice), hard to find someone to give us coffee during breakfast or any advices. In general, not a hello or a good evening - we were barely noticed.
When I paid, I didn’t get asked how was my stay, barely a thank you and a goodbye without a smile when I got hushed away as there was the group arriving for an event.
Pity, it could have been a nice stay - some elements are here for that.
We travel with a family of 4 ( 2 children of 3 & 7)
We stayed in the main building
What we liked:
The location is wonderful; imagine a balcony on the countryside with view on the sea. Beyond Etna is present with its perennial smoke. On the other side the sea and Taormina
The room was very spacious; we had a mezzanine room with plenty of space downstairs and a nice bedroom upstairs
The hotel is nice, modern and we liked the design
Breakfast was really nice and good and we loved the chance to squeeze a fresh orange juice with oranges just picked from the trees
We dined one evening and we enjoyed our experience; very attentive service, good concept and good food
The swimming pool, despite being still to cold, is very nice
What could be improved
There is a very slight sound of the motorway; you don’t see it but you can it ear a bit. We did not find it disturbing at all
A couple of holes on the floor let few insects in; I suggest fixing it. There are also a couple of other area in the hotel which require care
The service was nice and we cannot complain about anything. We just found it a bit impersonal
We would recommend to stay in this hotel as we really liked it
We stayed here for three nights in April and had an amazing time. The hotel and surrounding grounds are beautiful and very peaceful - perfect if you are looking for an escape from city life. A lot of attention to detail has gone into the decor, the food and the service were excellent. The location is great for both Mount Etna and Taormina.