8 Best Places To Stay In Giardini Naxos, Italy - Updated 2022

places to stay in Giardini Naxos Italy

Just below the famous mountainside resort of Taormina lies the seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. Located on the eastern coast of Sicily, Giardini Naxos boasts stunning views of both the sea and mountains, particularly of Taormina and the Sicilian Hills and it is an absolutely stunning, picturesque small town to spend a holiday.

So, where does one stay to ensure they get the best views and easy access to the best sights? We’re here to show you with these 8 places we recommend!

1. Hotel Orpheus (from USD 129)

A very popular hotel for tourists, Hotel Orpheus is a gorgeous hotel, set right on a cliff of volcanic rock. It takes a little while to get down to the beach, but is also very close to the town centre. Plus, being on a cliff gives it a definite vantage point in terms of views of Taormina Bay, the sea and Mount Etna. At Orpheus, guests can enjoy a tasty breakfast of fresh and delicious local produce, with freshly prepared eggs, accompanied by homemade cakes, cold cuts and Sicilian cheese, served on the terrace overlooking the sea, for a truly picturesque start to the day.

All rooms here have glorious sea views and come with a desk, fridge and a private bathroom with shower, and also come equipped with air conditioning, or at least a fan. One can also find a small bay here, nestled between two cliffs, for guests to head down to, and it is equipped with beach chairs and parasols. It’s easy to get to the Orpheus, since it’s located right opposite the bus terminal, with links to Taormina, Mount Etna, Siracusa and Agrigento.

Hotel Orpheus

Wifi Available

Address: Via Calcide Eubea 3
Accommodates: 4

Parking Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

2. Hotel San Giovanni (from USD 104)

Just a minute from the beach and a short walk to Taormina-Naxos Station, Hotel San Giovani has everything you need for a simple and easy stay in Giardini Naxos, with free WiFi and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs. With contemporary furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows, rooms at the San Giovanni are all air-conditioned and each come with a fridge and private bathroom. Many of the rooms also have a private balcony, for gazing longingly out at the ocean. Breakfast is served daily, and it’s easy to get to Taormina, with a bus stop right outside the hotel.

Hotel San Giovanni

Wifi Available

Address: Via Umberto 523
Accommodates: 4

Parking Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

3. Hotel Caesar Palace (from USD 93)

Hotel Caesar Palace is a modern and unique hotel, strategically located only a short walk away from the beach, or for the less inclined to walk, a free shuttle bus provided by the hotel. The hotel is also located within easy reach of tourist attractions, such as the cities of Taormina, Catania and Messina, and Giardini Naxos’ famous ancient archaeological sites.

There’s plenty of entertainment within the hotel, too - the hotel employs professional entertainment staff from July to September, to organize activities and events for all ages, and the peckish can enjoy the hotel’s on-site restaurant, with buffet service, a grill and pizzeria by the swimming pool (only open in summertime), as well as an a la carte gourmet restaurant, with tasty Italian food.

Hotel Caesar Palace

Wifi Available

Address: Via Consolare Valeria
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

4. John Sea suite (from USD 79)

The John Sea Suite is close to the beach, at just a three-minute walk away! With a great host, free wifi and free parking, there’s nothing to worry about here in this self-catered apartment. You can cook anything you want in the fully equipped kitchen, and it features lovely views of the garden, alongside a spacious terrace, with a gazebo and a BBQ for those memorable summer nights out.

John Sea Suites

Wifi Available

Address: Via Larunchi 9
Accommodates: 6

Parking Tennis court Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Family rooms

5. Waterfront house with garden (from USD 75)

Alessandro’s Airbnb is a lovely, cozy apartment, with two units perfect for a couple or small family visiting Giardini Naxos. There’s a nice private balcony and a shared garden, with private, easy access to the sea. A charming seaside house, located on a quiet street smack in front of the sea, it’s just a 10-minute walk to the main beach and the town centre, making it a perfect home base.

Alessandro is also a host willing to help guests with anything they’d like during their stay, with recommendations on restaurants, beaches, and things to do on and around the island.

Charming Waterfront House w/ Garden + FREE Parking
105 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lot of space all amenities in place fully equipped with things like iron or hair dryer
the wifi is also very good and we were able to watch netflix from my laptop easily
you can also sunbath in the house garden very nice and cozy sunbeds
great shower and had a lovely stay
allesandro’s place is comfortable really well equipped and tastefully furnished
very clean spacious and comfortable
the apartment was very clean and well decorated
cleanliness is really important to us and this place was spotless and all the laundry smelled nice
it is very clean bright and well decorated
the house was very clean
our host was very helpful and responsive
the hosts are realy friendly and helful
very good host and very helpful
friendly welcome by anna who was very helpful
alessandro his mother and cettina were very helpful and always quick to respond to our questions
quiet location within walking distance of some excellent restaurants
great quiet location and very homely decorated
within easy walking distance of the beach and restaurants
restaurant in less 5min walking distance was great
this apartment was in the perfect location to see many of sicily's sights especially taormina
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6. Casa Maja with sea view on Taormina Coast (from USD 42)

Casa Maja is located a few steps from the beach and is perfect for those who intend to become one with nature and find inner peace and harmony, again. A picturesque location, the apartment is perfectly located beside the sea and offers a clean, tidy space, with a fully equipped home, great for beach lovers.

From here, it’s easy to get to Taormina, the Alcantara River Park, and Mount Etna natural park and host Miriam is more than happy to give recommendations to guests.

"Casa Maja" with sea view on Taormina coast
Giardini Naxos, Mesina, Italy
144 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was comfortable and the air conditioning worked great
the appartement is in a wonderful position very clean and comfortable with a balcony and a sea view
we went in september still warm sunny weather fan was supplied in the bedroom
it was also very clean
apartment is very comfortable clean stylish
the apartment is really beautiful - extremely clean and really well designed
very good appartement clean thank you miriam
the apartment was very clean we had everything we needed :)don’t hesitate to book and meet them
the host is very nice
owner is also easy to communicate with
miriam is a nice host she was very responsive to all our massages
wonderful hosts who would recommend places to visit
he is very friendly and showed us everywhere we should go
the location is good surrounded with restaurants
the location is good 15 minutes away from taormina with a car
it has a very convenient location to reach many tourist attractions
it was also very close walking distance to everything including a super market
it was awesome to be in a central spot to all three
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7. Hilton Giardini Naxos (from USD 137)

The Hilton, of course, is a reliable chain of hotels, and the one in Giardini Naxos is no different. A luxurious hotel, it features tropical gardens, a spa, and an outdoor pool, overlooking the sea and Mount Etna. All of the rooms are spacious and luxurious, and each one has an elegant design and a private balcony with the best views. The health inclined will be pleased to know about the free gym, open 24-hours a day.

All rooms are air-conditioned and feature tea and coffee-making facilities, a minibar and a flat-screen TV, with satellite and pay-per-view channels. Bathrooms come with amenities such as slippers, toiletries and a hairdryer. Over at the lobby bar, guests can get homemade Sicilian pastries, while over at the beach bar, guests can sip on cocktails and sup on snacks, throughout the day. Spa treatments are also available at the wellness centre, and the Hilton also owns two private beaches nearby, which guests can visit.


Wifi Available

Address: Viale Jannuzzo 47
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

8. Hotel Villa Mora (from USD 40)

Just a minute’s walk from one of the sandiest, nicest beaches in Giardini Naxos, Hotel Vila Mora may be small but absolutely endearing in the way it’s run. A family-run hotel, the entire place and rooms are furnished with charming Sicilian antiques, and the classic-style rooms all have wrought-iron beds. And yet the rooms have all the necessary modern amenities, as they all offer air conditioning, a satellite TV and private bathroom. The hotel is easy to get to, as well, with a bus stop just steps away, that allows visitors to get to both the mountainside resort of Taormina and Catania Fontanarossa Airport.

The beach, nature and more...

You can’t explore the beach, go on nature walks and not have a comfy home to return to. But no worries, there’s plenty of accommodation just a stone’s throw away from the best sites. Who knows, you might like your stay so much, you won’t even want to step out for a moment! Allow yourself to relax, and never worry about having a place to come back to, after a long day of holidaying on Giardini Naxos, with these recommendations.

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