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Hotel Villa Schuler
Ranked #7 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
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“Met all expectations, delightful”
Reviewed 10 April 2009

Our 4 nights at the beginning of April in lovely Taormina were exceptional because the hotel was so perfect. Sympathetically modernised a few years ago.
Great location only a few steps from the main pedestrianised street; breakfast on the terrace in the sun, Mt Etna in the distance; friendly staff; clean, well-appointed bedrooms with every mod.con - I've never seen before a bedside light with an extra spotlight for reading without disturbing one's partner!
We'd go back anytime.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2009

The most important thing i look in a hotel is that you feel at home even though you are not. Hotel Villa Schuler makes you feel at home. The staff is very helpful. The hotel is very well positioned, in the centre of Taormina but still accessible by car.
I had a suite with fantastic views.

I was at the hotel with my car and also had a parking space in the garage. I would have preferred the remote control to access the garage any time i want so as not to have to ask the reception every time even though they always opened for me.

I look forward to stay again

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 19 December 2008

I loved our time at Villa Schuler, the last stop on a 9-day trip around Sicily on a small tour with Davisville Travel, led by June Hager. June had checked out the hotel on an earlier visit; if anything the reality exceeded her raves. The best things in my opinion are the hospitality of the owners and staff, the homey feeling, the efficient and warm service, and breakfast on the patio. Also high on the list are the fantastic view (sipping wine from the balcony), the location near the center of town, and the comfortable rooms /beds. I enjoyed reading the history of the Schuler family and the hotel, speaking a little German with Gunther and Christine, and taking advantage of their recommendations on restaurants and shopping. I think this is exceptional value and I hope to return.

Stayed November 2008
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Boston
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Reviewed 9 December 2008

I just spent four glorious days at the Hotel Villa Schuler in November. The view from Room #4 (where the owner was born!) was absolutely spectacular. Below my terrace lay the ocean and the charming town of Taormina. The service by our friendly hosts was impeccable. They even prepared a full breakfast for my group at 4:00 a.m. so that we could catch early flights back to the U.S. All in all, an unforgettable experience.

  • Liked — Warm, friendly service, gorgeous views, and convenience to main street
  • Disliked — My stay was too short!
  • Stayed November 2008
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Reviewed 8 December 2008

My time at the Villa Schuler was idyllic. Staff members were charming. My spacious, lovely room had a balcony with a matchless view. Breakfasts were delightful.

I particularly liked the large, nicely maintained garden behind the hotel. A perfect place for a coffee or a drink. The garden had direct access to the alley leading to the main street, so the location was ideal, but still felt secluded.

Very romantic!

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  • Disliked — Everything was wonderful
  • Stayed November 2008
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Reviewed 4 December 2008

In November 2008 I led a tour of 13 aesthetically-minded American ladies to Sicily. Everything about the trip was wonderful but Villa Schuler was the best of all!
Where to start?
-- Mr. Schuler and his entire staff treated us like family and made us feel at home and welcome every moment.
-- Our rooms were absolutely lovely, many with views of the sea and little private balconies.
--The hotel was centrally-located, just a few steps up to the main Corso, and had a lovely garden for walking, reading or just savoring.
-- The breakfasts were ample, delicious and presented almost as works of art.
Mr. Schuler was a tremendous help with suggestions for Sicily and Taormina from the moment I booked our rooms (including arrangements for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant).
-- Last but certainly not least, Mr. Schuler put us in touch with the bus company (mini van), which we used our entire Sicily Trip - "Sicily Life", with friendly and competent drivers (most spoke English) and specialty excursions to Mount Etna and villages where the "Godfathe"r was filmed.

We hated to leave and hope to return to Villa Schuler as soon as possible!

  • Liked — Views and friendly service
  • Stayed November 2008
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Heidelberg,Germany
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Reviewed 1 December 2008

I have just completed 6 luxurious days of our hiking vacation while staying at the Villa Schuler Taormina Sicily Italy.

As has been repeatedly stated by other reviewers in Tripadvisor the rooms were elegantly appointed, the atmosphere was casual but tasteful, and the service was incomparable. In addition to the elegant surroundings, my colleagues and I were required to remain in contact with other research institutions in Europe and the US. Having the capability to use “in house” laptop computers anywhere in the Hotel area provided individualized convenient international contact. The availability of laptops also freed us from the necessity of weighty communication equipment.

Virtually all of the Tripadvisor reviews emphasized the excellent and elegant aspects of relaxing and shopping the in the town of Taormina. In addition, several reviews have mentioned the excellent connections to Mount Etna. In this review I want to cover a somewhat overlooked walking route to the prominence of Monte Veneretta. This route is recommended for experienced sure-footed hikers who enjoy hiking in relative solitude. In addition, the tour provides an absolutely breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea, a spectacular view of the coastline, as well as an unbelievable view of Mount Etna. From the pinnacle it is possible to enjoy an overview of Taomina’s Greek Amphitheatre as well as the middle age Fortress. The hotel staff can provide directions and sightseeing tips of the Monte Venerreta Trail as well as other hiking venues.

Following a day hike it was wonderful to experience the cordial welcome always provided by the Villa Schuler staff. I looked forward to those greetings as much as freshening up in the luxurious rooms. I highly recommend Villa Schuler as the starting point for a wide variety of hiking trails with adventure and breathtaking views.

I can only highly recommend Villa Schuler as an oasis of relaxation and hiking.

Prof. i.R. John F. Kane, Ph.D.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
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villaschuler, assistant to manager at Hotel Villa Schuler, responded to this review, 7 December 2008
Dear Prof. Kane,

I would like to thank you for emphasizing the fact that Taormina has also a huge variety of fabolous walking and hiking trails.
For those, like you, who love hiking it might be of interest to be informed that the local Hotel Association at the moment is producing a new vectorial high precision map of Taormina and its surroundings which is aimed primarily at hikers and mountainbikers. This map will be available soon in all its member hotels.
By the way: our eco-friendly, ISO 14001 certified hotel supports sustainable tourism in all its forms and offers, amongst other related things, mountain bikes for free to all our hotel guests.

Christine Voss - assistant to manager
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Property: Hotel Villa Schuler
Address: Piazzetta Bastione / Via Roma, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Schuler 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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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