The Continental Hotel opened its doors in 1964 in the heart of Taormina, just a few steps away from the main pedestrian street, Corso Umberto, and the Piazza del Duomo. From the sun-drenched terrace, you can enjoy panoramic views across the Bay of Naxos, Mount Etna and Castelmola, enchanting scenery unique in Sicily. The hotel offers a first class personal service, as is the custom of the Di Pasquale family who have been present in Taormina for two generations. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent service during your stay by the friendly and professional staff at the Continental Hotel: an ideal place from which to explore the wonders of the ‘Pearl of the Ionian Sea’. Photo Gallery
Continental Hotel Taormina
Taormina is the main tourist destination in Sicily and is well connected by road and rail and easily reached by air. The Continental Hotel is located in a prime location in the heart of Taormina’s historic centre, with breathtaking views across the Bay of Naxos, the majestic Mount Etna and Castelmola. Located only 50 metres from Taormina’s main pedestrian street, Corso Umberto, the hotel’s central location makes it the ideal place from which to explore the beautiful Pearl of the Ionian Sea, capital of the Sicilian dolce vita. Only a few steps away, guests will find Taormina’s main attractions as well as shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. Read more
For a hotel located in the centre of Taormina, the Continental offers great value for money, with comfortable rooms well equipped to satisfy the needs of guests. Available with or without a balcony, the hotel’s 37 rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with every comfort:
- Private en suite bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Flat-screen satellite TV
- Central air conditioning
- Telephone and wake-up service
- Safe-deposit box
- Mini fridge
The many facilities available for our guests during their stay allow them to enjoy the decades old tradition of the Di Pasquale family‘s hospitality, who for two generations have been present in Taormina’s historic centre – the capital of Sicilian tourism. The hotel’s first class facilities include the sun-drenched panoramic terrace with some of the best views in the whole of Taormina (across the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna), the bar, the 24-hour reception, the laundry service and daily room service, the tourist information desk, the breakfast and the buffet. Also worth a mention is the pizzeria “Villa Zuccaro”, selected by both Gambero Rosso and Michelin guides as one of the best in Taormina. Free WiFi in common areas (reception, lounge bar, terrace). The hotel also offers facilities such as parking at Porta Catania (only 300 m from the hotel), transfers to Taormina’s top beaches, taxi services to Catania airport and larger Sicilian towns, transfers to the golf club, and guided tours.
By car If you are arriving by car, take the A18 from the north (Messina) or from the south (Catania) and exit at the Taormina toll booth. Once off the motorway, follow the signs for the centre and you will soon arrive at the hotel along Via Dionisio I, number 2/A. On arrival, we suggest you leave your luggage at the hotel and we will show you the quickest route – 300 metres from the hotel – to reach the seven-level Porta Catania car park, available for visitors to Taormina. After parking your car and exiting the car park, a short walk of 200 metres will bring you to Piazza Duomo from where steps lead up to the hotel’s garden gate, simply ring the bell and we’ll open it for you. N.B.: Parking is not included in the hotel rates.
By plane The nearest airport is Vincenzo Bellini – Fontanarossa Airport in Catania, 60 km (37 miles) from Taormina. If you arrive by plane you can take an Etna Trasporti bus to Taormina, please see the timetable at www.interbus.it. The bus will take you to Taormina’s bus station, located outside the old town walls. We suggest you then take a taxi directly to the hotel (approx. cost €10,00). To reach the hotel by foot involves a 30 minute uphill walk. Alternatively, you can opt for a private transfer with our dependable taxi service (affordable rates) directly from the airport to the Continental Hotel. In which case, all you need to do is let us know and provide us with your flight details.
By train If you arrive to Taormina by train, please be aware that the railway station is 3 km (2 miles) away from the town. We suggest you take the bus, please see the timetable at www.interbus.it, or take a taxi outside the station (approx. €15.00 for up to 4 people). Night-time supplement of €5.00. The bus will take you to Taormina’s bus station, located outside the old town walls. We suggest you then take a taxi directly to the hotel (approx. cost €10,00). To reach the hotel by foot involves a 30 minute uphill walk.