Taormina, Italy

El Jebel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Historic hotel in a picturesque spot overlooking the sea
  • Close to “achingly beautiful“ Taormina
  • Relax on the roof garden
  • Access to a private beach club


Map & Directions

The nearest airport is Catania Fontanarossa International airport, which is about an hour's drive from Taormina. Trains from Catania Centrale to Taormina-Giardini take 35-50 minutes and cost £7-£9 (9€-13€), each way. There are six buses a day to Taormina's centre. A taxi costs roughly £60-£70 (80€-95€), each way.

Rooms & Rates

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The 5-star Hotel El Jebel is on the east coast of Sicily close to the old town of Taormina, which Lonely Planet describes as “achingly beautiful”. Set in a historic palazzo, the hotel overlooks the Bay of Naxos and is a 15-minute walk from the centre of the town. It also has stunning views of the hills that climb towards Mount Etna.

Taormina is a picturesque town known for its medieval Greek theatre that looks out over the Mediterranean Sea. Wander down its cobbled main street (the Corso Umberto) to see traditional buildings -- complete with crumbling shutters -- alongside designer boutiques. The fortress-like Piazza del Duomo, which has a 13th-century cathedral and Baroque fountain, is worth a visit -- you'll find it at the end of the Corso Umberto. Taormina also has a cable car that travels to some of the seaside resorts along the coast, including Isola Bella.

As well as a scenic terrace overlooking the sea, the hotel has a roof garden with comfortable seating, and a stylish à la carte restaurant with chandelier lighting. There's also a spa with rain showers, a whirlpool, a Jacuzzi and a range of treatments. The hotel offers exclusive access and free transfers to the private Paradise Beach Club, which provides deck chairs, umbrellas, a swimming pool and a snack bar.

The El Jebel is an all-suite hotel -- each one has air conditioning, a Blu-ray player and satellite TV. Designs range from classic to Baroque and oriental, with standout features including roll-top baths, chaises longues and Moroccan mosaic tiles.



  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.
  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 51 per week
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 5 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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