All the hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The receptionist recommended a good restaurant and visits we could make. The hotel has very limited parking but we were always able to find free parking further down the road. The walk into the town, whilst short is up a steep hill. The town itself has lots of interesting buildings, restaurants, bars, etc and there is access to the beach down a steps/road - you can take the cable car back. The local buses were frequent and cheap.
location, tips from the owner, cleanliness of room
uncomfortable mattress with broken springs
Staff very nice but hotel room was not good standard and was like something for the dark ages
Simple, basic hotel, proper value for money.
The view from our room was excellent, overlooking the mountains and the sea. It was also a short walk away from the centre of the town and the cable car to the beach. The staff were friendly and helpful and it was a relaxing place to stay. The manager can arrange minibus transport to a great local beach that is better, less crowded and cheaper than the main beaches.
Very friendly staff, good prices for Taormina - we had to book a triple room as there were no doubles available, but the manager, without our asking, only charged us for a double. It is a budget hotel, so you get what you pay for - basic amenities only.
Not particularly nice decor (but again, you get what you pay for). Also, although it is indeed only 5 minutes from Taormina's main street, the uphill walk is harder than might be expected. This is because the roads are absolutely jam-packed with cars and scooters shooting up and down it, and there is no pavement. There seemed to me, therefore, to be an imminent danger of being run over in that five minutes, and, as such, did not make for a pleasant walk. For this reason it may be better to find something actually on the main strip (although I doubt for the price Hotel Natalina offers).
Located in Taormina, Hotel Natalina is in the historical district, a 3-minute walk from Taormina Cable Car and 7 minutes by foot from Corso Umberto. Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is complimentary (available 24 hours).