We enjoyed a wonderful week in Taormina in May, and our stay at the Villa Schuler was everything we'd hoped for. From the moment we arrived it was obvious this was a well-run hotel; staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were spotless and well-maintained, and we'd been put in a sea-facing room with a balcony - just as we'd requested.
The hotel's location is just about perfect - in a quiet spot that's a 5-minute stroll from the centre of town, overlooking the sea, and with snow-capped Mount Etna in the distance.
Breakfast was served on a sunny palm-lined terrace with stupendous views, and what a breakfast! Forget the usual coffee and a bread roll, there are six courses if you wish - choose from cereal, bread rolls, toast, fresh fruit, yoghurt, fried/boiled eggs, cold meats...
Suffice to say, we didn't need lunch during our stay!!
The hotel also has free Wifi and, if you don't mind the 15-minute walk, it's just across the road from a path that takes you down the cliff to the town's railway station.
Taormina itself is a lovely little town, not as expensive as we'd feared, and we had the benefit of a fanatstic week weather-wise. But what made our week so enjoyable was our stay at the Villa Schuler. The amazing view from our balcony will be hard to forget.
- 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. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schuler Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Schuler Taormina, Sicily