We stayed at villa schuler for 3 nights and generally enjoyed our experience. The lady at the check in desk upon our arrival was very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome straight away. The rooms are sizeable, bathroom was pretty new and the view from our room was breathtaking. The villa itself is beautiful and so is the garden. If there are some points that could be subject to improvement then i have to say that whilst the breakfast choice is great the waiting time is somewhat long. The first day we waited 35 minutes to get a cup of tea followed by the food we ordered. The next day whilst we did not quite wait that long it was still too long for us, so we decided not to take breakfast there anymore but go for a quick cafe and cornetto in a bar round the corner. The ladies at breakfast were friendly and i dont think paricularly slow either but maybe the concept is not working, at least not for someone who does not want to spend too much time at the breakfast table. The other thing that we felt was slightly unusual was when we came back from the beach in the evening amd asked for the key, it appeared that our room was being shown just at that moment to a potential furture guest. The gentleman who was at that time at reception was very apologetic and it seems also a bit embarrased he did not quite know what to say. We did not say anything at the beginning because there were quite a few people around so when we came back again to go out we told the lady at reception that we would have preferred if someone told us before entering our room with other people. The lady's answer was that this is a hotel and she is trying to sell the room. That we did not appreciate this answer at all, an apology would have been more appropriate, and we still think if this is the hotels practise they should advise their guests at check in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Converted from a Sicilian mansion into a hotel in 1905, historic Villa Schuler is most probably the oldest owner run hotel in Sicily. Extensively refurbished in recent years emphasizing its original elegance, charm and atmosphere, the 4 Star Hotel is superbly situated high above the Ionian Sea, its unique position offers stupendous views of Mt. Etna and the Bay of Naxos. Centrally located just 2 minutes walk to traffic free "Corso Umberto" and 10 min. To the Greek-Roman theatre. Surrounded by its own extensive, subtropical, shady terraced botanic gardens. Other amenities include the elegant Orangery, the scenic Palm Terrace, a panoramic lift, the Rooftop Lounge&Terrace, free Wi-Fi, 24h bar and room service, valet parking and garages. Breakfast embracing Slow Food criteria is served "a la carte" in the breakfast room, in the Orangery, on the Palm Terrace overlooking the whole coastline or in your room. Courtesy mountain bikes. Shuttle-service to partner beaches. Tennis courts nearby. Eco-certified ISO 14001. Official cathegory: 4 STAR HOTEL ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schuler Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Schuler Taormina, Sicily