Luxury hotel holiday Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace Sicily

Overlooking the azure waters of Taormina Mare, the Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace is a 5-star hotel. Adorned with its own private stretch of coast, visitors can enjoy the watersports, the HYD'OR Wellness Centre, and the calming atmosphere of the piano bar, with its stained-glass skylight, before dining on refined creative dishes of local delicacies in the Gattopardo Restaurant. The 98 rooms and public areas are spacious, and there is a panoramic swimming pool. Taormina can be reached by funicular, just two minutes from the hotel.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Catania in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Mazzaro Sea Palace, Taormina Mare

Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace is an elegant 5-star hotel in a superb beachfront location. The delicious cuisine and pampering wellness services, alongside authentic architectural features afford guests a stylish taste of traditional Sicilian style.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located overlooking the beach at Mazzaro

Annual opening 30 March to 10 November

Closest airport Catania Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about a 1-hour's drive from Catania Airport

Closest railway station Taormina Giardini

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 5-minutes' drive from Taormina Giardini

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool, 24-hour Room Service, Concierge Service, 'Tancredi' Bar serving Lunchtime Snacks and Afternoon Tea, Roof Terrace, 'Il Gattopardo' Gourmet Restaurant, Private Beach, Parking, Fitness Centre, Laundry Service, Wellness Centre, Babysitter (on request).

Chargeable watersports

Sailing, Non-motorised and Motorised Watersports, Fishing.

Out and about nearby

Taormina, Roman amphitheatre, Concerts, Operas and Film Festival.

Sports nearby

Riding, Golf, Tennis, Watersports, Fishing, Sailing.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,190

Holiday Code IE49

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Mazzaro Sea Palace, Taormina Mare

Situated on its own private beach over looking the sea at Taormina Mare, the recently renovated Mazzarò Sea Palace offers warm hospitality and comfort in a relaxed sea-side atmosphere.The 88 rooms and suites are all elegantly furnished most with balconies and terraces overlooking the beautiful bay of Mazzarò. There are suites which can accommodate families and some even have their own private plunge pools.The hotel prides itself on its service; whether you wish to take an excursion to Etna, play around of golf at the Etna Golf Resort, enjoy the water sports on the beach or simply order a cocktail from your sunbed, the staff are there to oblige and ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible.The 'Gattopardo' restaurant serves regional dishes with creative flair and dinner can be taken non the terrace above the beach during the summer months. The bar 'Tancredi' serves delicious snacks at lunchtime and will serve aperitifs or after dinner drinks on the beautiful panoramic terrace.The recently opened HYD'OR Wellness Centre, situated in the sister hotel, The Atlantis Bay, just next door offers a range of Ayurveda treatments for the face and body. There is also a fully equipped gym for the more energetic and a fine swimming pool over looking the sea.This is a truly relaxing hotel for couples and families alike, perfectly situated for a beach holiday, but with the added bonus of being close to the fascinating sites of Taormina.

Room descriptions

Mazzaro Sea Palace has 88 rooms and suites with coffee and tea making facilities, bath, shower, wc, satellite TV, wi-fi internet connection, air conditioning, telephone, safe, mini bar, radio and hair dryer.

Inner Room single, double and family rooms located at the back of the hotel overlooking the playground
Classic Sea View Room facing Mazzaro bay and featuring a private terrace or balcony equipped with chairs and tables
Superior Sea View Room features a large private terrace equipped with chairs, tables and chaise-longue
Junior Suite features double bed, large living area and private terrace equipped with chairs, tables and chaise-longue
Suite features a separate living area, allowing for extra privacy, as well as a terrace offering panoramic views
Terrace Mini Pool Suite features separate living area, private terrace with chaise-longue, mini pool with jacuzzi
Exclusive Suite features 2 double beds, 2 marble bathrooms, large living area and unique private terrace

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,190

Holiday Code IE49

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Mazzaro Sea Palace, Taormina Mare

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace in Sicily, our clients usually fly to Catania airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. If you are staying at this hotel as part of a tailor-made touring holiday, we would include a hire-car for the itinerary.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 7 nights between 3 August and 1 September.

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel all year. Infants aged 2 and under are provided with a complimentary cot. Babysitting is available on request.

Other information: In 2017 Mazzaro Sea Palace underwent a major refurbishment, resulting in a stylish, modern interpretation of the classic, luxurious style that distinguishes it.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,190

Holiday Code IE49

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Mazzaro Sea Palace, Taormina Mare

About Sicily

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Sicily allows visitors to discover a unique and captivating island. The rich tapestry of Mediterranean history can be witnessed on the southerly island of Sicily, fascinating not only for its amazing blend of cultures including Greek, Arab, Byzantine and Norman and its architectural treasures which reflect these influences but also for its breath-taking scenery of coast, parched mountains and fertile groves of almonds, oranges, lemons and olives. The people are proud and independent, reserved but sincere and helpful. Traditions thrive to an extent that the atmosphere of Sicily is unrecognisable in the context of other parts of Italy further north. The towns and villages are contrasting with picture postcard scenes of mediaeval labyrinthine alleyways adorned by wrought-iron balconies and baskets of flowers or severe dilapidation punctuated by grand Baroque or austere Norman cathedrals and churches. Additionally, there are of course some of the most important sites of the ancient Greek world such as the temples at Agrigento, the theatre at Taormina and numerous relics at Siracusa, reputedly one of the most beautiful cities of the Greek world. High above the island looms Mount Etna, one of the largest volcanoes in the world and an awe-inspiring sight. Off the north coast of Sicily, the beautiful Aeolian Islands offer escape and remoteness, natural scenery and a startling light, a sleepy way of life and romantic isolation. A holiday in Sicily appeals for those who want typical rest and relaxation with cultural activities at hand, and for those who want to be more adventurous and experience more of this captivating island.

Highlights of Sicily

An ascent of Mount Etna, partly by car and then further on foot (guides available) through the luxuriant vegetation which includes oranges and lemons, bougainvillaea and poinsettias and then higher up the groves of walnuts, cherries, almonds, pistachios and vines. Palermo is known for its street markets, especially Vucciria and Ballaro, where traders and hawkers, pickpockets and shoppers converge amongst narrow streets and stalls of wares. See the traditional costumes and dialect of Piana degli Albanesi, where Albanians settled in the 15th Century. Revel in the splendid site of Taormina above the sea with views to Etna. Local crafts include cork, ceramics, honey, embroidery, raffia. Enjoy the calm and remoteness of the Aeolian Islands with their clear waters, beautiful scenery and peaceful way of life. Enjoy the gardens of the Villa Giulia in Palermo and the Public Gardens in Taormina.

Cultural highlights of Sicily

Palermo contains some of the greatest Arab-Norman buildings in existence - San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Palazzo Reale with its striking Cappella Palatina and La Martorana. Monreale outside Palermo is the greatest work of Norman architecture in Sicily and contains beautiful 12th and 13th Century mosaics and cloisters. The Doric temples of the 5th Century BC in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Cefalu has the `Portrait of a Man` by Antonello da Messina, dating from 1465 in its Museo Mandralisca.

Festivals in Sicily

Many Sicilian local festivals are linked to Saints’ Days. A few of the most well-known festivals generally include Carnival celebrations in Taormina and Acireale. Easter is celebrated especially in Trapani, Marsala and Piana degli Albanesi. Messina celebrates Ferragosto on the 15th August with a firework display over the Straits. The Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore takes place in Agrigento in the first and second weeks of February to celebrate the almond blossom. Taormina Arte is a summer festival of music, cinema, ballet and theatre, held in the Greek theatre. The Palio dei Normanni takes place in Piazza Armeria in August.

Gastronomy in Sicily

The gastronomy of Sicily, like much of the culture of the island, has been heavily influenced by its history. Cuscus is a Sicilian version of couscous, and marzipan features heavily in sweets. Local produce includes citrus fruits, almonds, capers, olives, peppers and fish. Local specialities include Maccheroni con le sarde (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, pine nuts and saffron), Pesce spada (grilled sword fish), 'alla Siciliana' with capers, red peppers and herbs. Cassata is a popular dessert made with ricotta, candied fruit and pistachios and Cannoli are almond biscuits stuffed with ricotta. Sicily produces a variety of red and white wines including Corvo di Salaparuta and Etna, Marsala and Malvasia.

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