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“Comfortable Luxury in Taormina- Highly Recommend” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Villa Carlotta
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Comfortable Luxury in Taormina- Highly Recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2011

Beautiful hotel overlooking Ionian coast. A member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World." Impeccable personalized service. All staff members speak great English. Incredible Sicilian breakfast buffet and excellent coffee service. Intimate bar with great service, even into the wee hours. Lovely linens. Comfortable beds. Thick plush bath towels. All the luxury amenities you expect in a hotel of this calibre. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2011
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villacarlotta, Owner at Hotel Villa Carlotta, responded to this review, 6 June 2011
Dear American guest,
I would like to thank you for your rave review posted in Tripadvisor.
Ours is not an easy job, but we put the utmost care and passion to make all our guests' stay as unforgettable as possible... after that we finally feel good.
We are looking forward to your next visit,
a special arrivederci from all Villa Carlotta staff
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2011

Fantastic hotel, sleek and stylish like its owner.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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villacarlotta, Owner at Hotel Villa Carlotta, responded to this review, 19 May 2011
Dear friends from Leeds, UK,
thank you for defining Villa Carlotta as a wonderful hotel and thank you for definying myself elegant !

Kind regards,
Mr. Andrea Quartucci
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Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and I can honestly say it is one of the best hotels I have stayed in. Even without saying we were honeymooners, we were upgraded on arrival to a suite with a private balcony, fruit and prosecco for six out of the seven days. The location is stunning, especially the views from the restaurant, the breakfast buffett is incredible and the pool, gardens and terrace are great for sunbathing. The staff were discreet and always smiling and the gentleman on reception was very helpful and friendly. If you are a couple wanting to get away for a relaxing time in the sun then it is perfect.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2011

Stayed for a week with our young family and we loved it , we had a lovely room with a sea view and very much enjoyed the breakfast buffet every morning as well as several evening meals . Upon our arrival we were greeted so warmly by Simone and the others and they opened the kitchens for us to have a late lunch as the children were hungry from a long day's travelling . Literally every member of staff in this hotel could not be nicer and it would be unfair to single anyone out for particular praise . This is a true gem on the island of Sicily and can not be recommended highly enough . Ciao Regazzi , we hope to return again !

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

We stayed at the Villa Carlotta for four nights in April.
The room we had was spotlessly clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable.
The breakfast buffet was absolutely one of the best. And the room on the top where breakfast is served is just beautiful.
However-what set this hotel apart was the wonderful,warm staff. They always had time to answer our questions and make recommendations. They really made us feel like they cared about our well being.I travel a lot and you don't see that everywhere you go.
We're ready to return as long as it stops raining.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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villacarlotta, Owner at Hotel Villa Carlotta, responded to this review, 19 May 2011
Dear Oxford just married couple,
I would like to thank you for the praises and feel so happy to hear that your honeymoon was perfect. Our luxury boutique hotel is beautiful but most of all is friendly and warm. We can proudly say that lots of honeymooners have stayed with us with much satisfaction and gave us great feed backs. Some of them came back in three rather than two and some were in four, families grow.
We at Villa Carlotta all wish you the very very best for your life,
looking forward to see you next year,
Hotel Villa Carlotta staff
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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2011

My new husband and I booked our honeymoon at Villa Carlotta, after reading the great reviews on T.A, and we were not disappointed!
From the great communcations we had before our stay, to our departure, we had service that was second to none!

We had booked a sea view suite, and had stunning views over the bay, and towards the town, and were delighted with the beautiful bunch of red roses that awaited us in the room.

The room itself was spacious, clean and luxurious, and the housekeeping staff kept it spick and span. Every time we went out the towels were changed, and the bed was turned down every night. We spent more time than usual in our room due to some bad weather, but ths was no hardship, as we were very comfortable! The shower has a huge rainfall shower head, and the bath was lovely and deep, which made it feel almost spa-like.

The staff are shining stars, and a credit to the hotel. Nothing was too much bother, every request met with a smile, and they encouraged me when I attempted to say the odd sentence in (very poor!!) italian. Simona, Riccardo, Ajith and Maria at reception are so welcoming, and Mary and Chiara in the terrace restaurant were so attentive, and quickly remembered your preferences at breakfast. As for breakfast - wow! It was a real sicilian experience - from fresh fruits and juices, cold meats, cheeses and antipasto, to the most tasty sicilian cakes and pastries - all topped off with a chilled glass of Prosecco - it was tempting to stay there all day!

As another reviewer mentioned, Rosy and Andrea, the owners of the hotel, arranged a free mini bus trip to a shopping outlet some 50 miles away, on one of the days when it was raining. This was very much appreciated by all the guests who went (a bus full of guests from both Villa Carlotta, and Villa Ducale), and we all enjoyed the complimentary oranges and mineral water provided too. Rosy came along and spent time to speaking to all the guests, and it is obvious to see that Villa Carlotta is more than just a business to her, and that she regards it as part of home, and the guests as friends. We were lucky to be able to spend some time with Rosy and Andrea, and you couldnt meet a more friendly couple!!
We also ate dinner at Villa Ducale, and it was first class! The complimentary Prosecco was also much appreciated and enjoyed!

I would 100% recommend Villa Carlotta to anyone. I don't think that you could get better service, better accomodation or a better Sicilian experience anywhere else in Taormina (except perhaps at Villa Ducale!!). We will be back, thats for sure!!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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villacarlotta, Owner at Hotel Villa Carlotta, responded to this review, 19 May 2011
Dear scottish friends,
what a pleasure to read such a wonderful sweet comment about your recent experience at Villa Carlotta.
As you say we do love our job and our life style and very often enjoy spending some time with our beautiful guests like you.
Your words make us feel proud !!!
We are looking forward to see you again next year as promised,
Andrea and Rosaria Quartucci
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West Bridgford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2011

I stayd here with my new wife as the final leg of our honeymoon and what a simply wonderful way to end the honeymoon. quite simply my best hotel experience. From the initial arrival where we were so warmly welcomed, shown around the hotel and discovered we had been given compolimentary roses and Prosecco for our honeymoon, the service remained at a constantly superb level. A lot of hotels mistake volume of service for quality of service but the staff at Villa Carlotta were perfect - they achieved the balance of making you feel truly valued as a customer without being sycophantic - I must mention Ajith, Simona and Marco for special mention, but everyone we came nto contact with was superb. On one rainy day the owner, Rosy, organised very quickly an excursion for guests out of her own pocket and it was clear from the way she spoke that she regards the hotel as her home and the service provided is as if for guests in her own home and not just in her hotel.

As mentioned previously the rooms are superb, breakfast was astonishing, the views over sea and Etna are superb.

In summary the hotel is very classy, superbly positioned and has a relaxed friendliness and quality of service. Shame about the weather, but you can't have everything :-)

To the staff at the hotel - you are a credit to the owners - keep up the great work - we will be back!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank sparkins1972
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villacarlotta, Owner at Hotel Villa Carlotta, responded to this review, 5 May 2011
Dear friends,
we truly appreciated the wonderful words you expressed regarding your recent stay at our hotel.
Our hotel is particularly suited for honeymooners for its charming ,relaxed and friendly atmosphere.I showed your review to every single member of our staff, they all felt pleased for your compliments and so proud to be working in our hotel.
They all thank you and myself too.
We are now expecting you in ... 3 persons next year !!!!
Kind regards,
Mr Andrea Quartucci
Villa Carlotta owner
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Property: Hotel Villa Carlotta
Address: Via Luigi Pirandello 81, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Carlotta 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Carlotta is an aristocratic 1860 Sicilian villa converted into a luxury boutique hotel in the centre of Taormina at 5/7 minutes walk to the historical pedestrian area of town. Our hotel, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, is located in a panoramic and tranquil part of Taormina, overlooking the Ionian sea, lush mediterranean gardens, Italy’s mainland coast and on one side Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most interesting active volcano.You can feel an informal and elegant atmosphere all around the hotel which has been decorated individually by celebrated Italian interior designers making it an idyllic place, ideal for honeymooners or for those looking for romance, relax and good Sicilian food. ... more   less 
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