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“Superb service and bountiful breakfast buffet”

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Hotel Villa Carlotta
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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Birmingham, Mi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Superb service and bountiful breakfast buffet”
Reviewed 8 October 2011

We stayed here for three nights and agree with the other reviewers that the service is the best. We had a junior suite (these are the only rooms with a private balcony). Great to sit and relax and look at the ocean..Extra blanket, pillows, hangers, broken tv, car retrieval, and every other request tended to immediately and with a smile. They offered suggestions for day trips, pizzerias, shopping, etc. The hotel itself is clean, a bit eclectic and about a 10 minute walk to the town. Nice pool and garden.

Breakfast buffet is to die for with a wide range of cold cuts, cheeses, fruits, warm dishes of eggs, bacon, egg plant, quiches, and a table full of mouth watering desserts. Cappucino, teas and juices included, of course! We ate only breakfast and then dinner every day. You eat in the top terrace level with beautiful ocean views.

If you do a day trip to Etna, it is very cold so bring warm clothes! They do sell sweatshirts at the Mt. Not too expensive. On the way back, if you have time, take the curvy backroads to get home. Consider stopping at the Sine Tempore in Castiliogne ( see my other review) on the way back for dinner. Buon Viagge!

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Vitoria, ES
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

In the last september we (me and my husband) stayed 3 nights at Hotel Villa Carlotta. The staff of the Hotel is very nice!! Olga, Ricardo, Simona and Mary are LOVELY!!! Really fantastic!!!! The breakfast is good. The room is large and confortable. The restaurant (for dinner) needs special attention and a upgrade. We recommend!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gruenwald, Germany
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

We spent two nights at the hotel Villa Carlotta. Everything was fantastic, especially the staff. The house is superb, the rooftop terrace unforgettable, the room fantastic (again), more than well equiped and the view breathtaking. The only critical remark is the good frequented street nearby (from Giardini di Naxos, one of the two streets to Taormina). We will come back and we can highly recommend Villa Carlotta.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

We stayed here from 23rd September until 1st October and had a thoroughly pleasant experience. The hotel is very comfortable and well managed. They have some of the best staff, very friendly and obliging. We had a junior suite (moving to a better room with a private sun terrace later in the week) and it had every convenience. The beds are large and firm and the furniture carefully chosen to compliment this substantial building. The pool area is perhaps a little small to accomodate the potential number of guests who might wish to use it but we had no problem even though the hotel was full for most of the week. Breakfast on the roof terrace is a delight. Every possible combination of foods is available and served by happy ladies clearly proud of their work. Two minor gripes concerning the catering. They can't cook bacon. Thick undercooked rashers are not my favourite. Also we tried dinner in the hotel on our first night and the pasta we ordered was not great. This encouraged us to eat out which turned out to be the right move because the town is chock full of great restaurants to suit all tastes. The easy walk into the heart of town is about 10 minutes.
Taormina is a beautiful place full of history and attractive Italian architecture in its pretty photogenic streets and alleys. As for the beaches that are reached via a 5 minute cable car, well personally we were not impressed. They are mostly stony and cramped where you are charged €10 for a sunbed and a brolly. Then you are bombarded all day long with refugee hawkers trying to sell you anything from a massage to a fake Rolex. A word of warning for parents with young children. The entry to the sea is steeply shelving and an unsuspecting child could easily and quickly be out of its depth.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

We spent four nights at Villa Carlotta in one of the apartments located just down the road from the hotel and had an amazing time. The apartment had just been re-decorated and was large (1 kitchen/dining area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms), extremely comfortable and just perfect for us (a couple with a toddler). We had access to the hotel amenities (pool, garden, bar and restaurant). The staff at Villa Carlotta is super friendly and really made us feel at home. We cannot wait to go back!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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manchester uk
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Beautiful hotel, make sure to book a sea view room, the higher the better. Pity it is a good 10 minutes walk to all the centre of town restaurants.

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Palermo
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

Charming, large rooms, beautiful hotel, excellent and attentive service, 5 minute walk from center of town; quiet but close to everything. Shuttle available to beach. Our favorite hotel of our trip.

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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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