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
A stunning modern boutique hotel set amongst Beautiful grounds...including Olive, lemon and Orange trees.. Fantastic pool, great service and a good location to explore the East coast...
It is however very remote and you absolutely need a car, but I think you do for any visit to Sicily..
- To sum up: NOT luxury. Comparing with other places in Sicily, this was more on the €100, not €200 bracket. I guess there is a premium on vicinity to Taormina.
- Overall it *looks* way better than it actually *is*. The outside is pretty so it’s deceitful; the rooms seem well appointed but aren’t that great on a closer look. They are large though.
- Scarce towels (no, I don’t need 3, just one of decent size), cheap curtains, terrible foam pillows, foam mattress, subpar linens, cheap in-room tea selection. Housekeeping a little sloppy.
- Bad noise isolation. I heard the neighbors’ whole morning routine.
- A pro or a con: Not really in Taormina but 10 km away through toll road. You need the car to go anywhere -but then again you’re away from the awful crowds of Taormina proper.
- As it was summer, the bed was made with only the top sheet; for warmth there was a quite sorry and heavy wool cover (who uses that anymore?). I think this price merits a nice duvet, doesn’t have to be 100% goose but jeez.
- Rooms are double height, with bed on mezzanine. But as the windows are not that high, the room never has enough natural light. The “ocean view” is actually there when you step out to the terrace.
- Bedside lamps: either both on or both off. Why?
- Shower had only one temperature, no matter how much you turned the knob.
- Bathroom not at its best... the half-length (cutoff) plastic curtain for privacy on the outside-facing window is especially sad for an establishment catalogued as “luxury”.
- This is more about personal taste, but still a fair point: Upon entering the room it was very dense with the (to me, headache-inducing) diffuser scent. Even if I’d liked the scent it would have been too much. I had to put it out and open all the windows even though it was raining.
- Breakfast complete but prepackaged, including the juices.
- Overall not much ambience.
Could be a wonderful hotel, but lucrative events pre-occupy the staff and take over the hotel.
Rooms and pool are lovely, and the views are breathtaking.
However, who wants to have a rock n roll band / wedding party literally outside of your hotel room until the small hours. We had no sleep at all that night, and a complaint in the morning did not receive any apology at all.
Left with a bad memory of the place, and would not return.
Owners need to decide if they want to run a hotel or party venue, but not both.