Metropole Taormina

Historic Taormina palace is latest boutique hotel

Hours 24
Phone (39) 0942 625417

Corso Umberto 154 Taormina 98039 Italy


Who's Going

Design Aficionados, Rome Weekenders, Boutique Lovers

Reason to Stay

Village Center, Ocean Views, Hip Clientele

Hotel Type

Design Boutique Hotel

Looming high above Taormina's famous Clock Tower and the Piazza IX Aprile, Metropole Taormina occupies an 18th Century palace that debuted from a complete renovation in March 2011. A grand stucco facade with script logo emblazoned across its sea-facing side leads to a dramatic entry flanked by grand old doors. Inside, a glass-enclosed solarium leads to a massive cliff-side deck that connects the lobby lounge and gourmet eatery with indoor and outdoor dining options. Stone floors lead to a series of modern corridors with Moorish passageways and Venetian relief accented by colorful Sicilian tile mosaics. Nearby, an infinity pool that stretches perilously over the sea is etched in blue tile with teak ledge arranged in sun-loungers fit for all-day preening. It's easy to get lost amongst the 7 floors with a secret world of hidden corridors etched in stacked-stone leading to a small spa equipped with buxom marble-clad hamam. 

The Room

Taromina is currently in the midst of a hospitality upgrade that’s seen the debut of two Orient Express properties to an existing infrastructure of Relais Chateaux and Leading Hotels properties. A small Italian boutique chain, called Maison D’Hotels that offers a smaller, sometimes more-intimate guest experience than the city’s larger properties, manages Metropole. The hotel is home to a series of 23 rooms defined by white-honed Carrera marble floors and modern interiors not shy about white leather of tufting. A number of bi-level suites offer upper-level lounges edged in glass with marble staircases as well as step-out balconies that erupt from the hotel’s historic façade with small seating area high above the sea. Photos: Hotel Metropole/Martina Barberini

Preferred Room

Junior Suite

Special Features

Village Center, Ocean Views, Historic Hotel


Pool, Bar, Lounge, Restaurant

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