My stay in August was my first at Taormina, although I had been to the casino in the past. I do not know why people lie on these reviews, besides having a stick up their ___.
The rooms are NOT worn out, they are in great shape. I opted to rent a suite, (#411) which had a living room area with a guest bathroom, and a master bedroom with a private bathroom. The bed was very comfortable, the furniture was classy and clean, and the bathrooms functioned well and were very clean. I also saw my buddies "superior" room which was also very nice (No living room).
I scheduled my return Covid test for Monday afternoon at 2pm and the front desk called me at 2pm to say that the nurse was on her way up. $50 and 2 hours later, my results were emailed to me. The hotel manager also printed out a hard copy for me, which he surprised me with at check-out.
The free breakfast was NOT two pieces of toast and fruit. You can choose from an American or Tipical Costa Rican breakfast. My american breakfast was Juice or coffee, fresh fruit, 2 eggs, hash brown, crispy bacon and toast. There were also extras (pancakes, waffles, etc) that you could order.
The casino has slots and table games, (Roulette, blackjack, and others) and the sports bar has video gambling (Roulette and blackjack) too. The sports bar is empty during the day, but after 5pm the chica's start arriving. It's nothing too intimidating, and you can easily find a love affair for the evening if you so choose. The casino stays open later than the Covid curfew if you are staying at the hotel.
The area around Taormina was safe for exploring during the day and was only a few blocks away from the main city center. Room service was great - Same menu as sportsbar and restaurant downstairs, but they also will bring you beers, drinks and shots as well. The prices were not more expensive and there was no service charge. The Wifi was great, I had multiple devices connected at all times with no issue.
I did not see anyone having a bad experience at Taormina. All the guests were very friendly and we all spoke together at breakfast. My agent Elizabeth made all the reservations for me, including the Covid test. She got me the suite, got me a nice airport transfer, offered tour info, and even got the hotel to put a stand-up fan in my room for nighttime use. Elizabeth - 506 8742 3796 Whatsapp
The General Manager (Sorry, I forgot his name) was on-site to say hello everyday. His front desk manager saw me waiting at the front door for the rain to slow down, and he came over with his personal umbrella to loan me to go outside. The front door guy checks everyone's temperature upon entering, and he will get you a cab if asked.
I cannot recommend this hotel enough. If you are a single guy, or couple with no children, this hotel and casino is clean, safe and comfy. Families might want to consider the evening "scene" before booking. But to be clear, there is nothing crazy like nudity or fighting going on. There are just a bunch of ladies dressed sexy in the private sportsbar (There are frosted windows).....which your kids shouldn't be in anyways.