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“Perfectly situated little piece of heaven”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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vgs34
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfectly situated little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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My italian friends booked this apartment so I didn't know what to expect when we arrived. They couldn't have chosen a better location and place to stay.

As you come down the steps to the apartment you are greeted by a spectacular view of the sea and a table which is sun kissed and waiting to host great dinners.

The location really is perfect. So close to the Duomo, the square and all of the fashionable shops and restaurants. We went out each day and night and didn't need to walk far at all. The great thing about this place is that if you travel by car, there is a great multi-storey car park literally 5 mins away which everyone uses.

The lady who owns the apartment is fabulous and typically Sicilian. When we arrived she spoke to my friends for a good 30 mins about all of the insider tips and the best places to go for food and to visits we tried every single place she recommended and loved each one. We are foodies and so her advice was priceless. She also left lots of food in the kitchen for us, as well as towels etc.

The apartment has two very big bedrooms with massive comfortable beds inside. It's very fresh at night time and you feel very safe.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to a group of friends, family or colleague as it really was the perfect place to stay.

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Liked best: The view and big beds
Liked least: The fact I couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Friends
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gregorg79
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great apartment, great location, great owners!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Paula & Max were incredibly welcoming and the amount of food and drink supplies they provided was a wonderful surprise. They give us several great tips for restaurants and bars, tour companies, places to visit etc. all of which worked out very well.

A great location, within 2 minutes walk of a huge number of very good restaurants! (our favourite being Trattoria Tiramisu! :-) )

Highly recommended!

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Liked best: The location, the views and the air conditioning!
Liked least: Not very much!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Des B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A sicilian sanctuary that was hard to leave”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Taormina having stayed at Casa Costa.
Paola & Max's apartment would leave you wanting for nothing.
Spacious, clean & perfectly located, Max & Paola have thought of everything including stocking the fridge with plenty of treats for their guests.
Attention to detail was second to none.
We could not believe how well located the apartment is, close to everything & yet so peaceful when sitting on the terrace taking in the view.
Paola was on hand with all the information we needed on Taormina - its restaurants, beaches, bars, etc.
It is evident that both Paola & Max's aim is to please their guests & this they do exceedingly well.
While we were there they have just received their Trip Advisor certificate of excellence - much deserved!

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Liked best: The beautiful stone building & the location of the apartment
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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KarynLind...
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We arrived after 32hrs of travelling time to a wonderful apartment in a perfect location . Paola & Max were there to greet us with a warm Sicilian reception. The fridge & pantry were stocked & there was also a nice bottle of local wine for us to enjoy. The apartment is very nice with a lovely terrace to enjoy the wonderful views & all the comforts of home. I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment & would have to say Paola & Max are the best hosts we have ever had. We loved Taormina & we hope to return one day.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Diarmuid7...
Cork, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Apartmet”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We were met at the apartment by Paola, who was extremely helpful and was more than happy to advise us on places to eat and to visit!

The apartment itself is lovely, and the views from the large terrace to both the coast and Mt Etna are fantastic. Paola also had stocked the apartment which among other things included fresh fruit, breads, pastas, cereal, Yogurts, water, a bottle of beer and a nice bottle of wine. It was a lovely touch, which you won't get everywhere and was really appreciated!

The terrace is the perfect place to relax with a beer or glass of wine, Grazie, Paola!

The location of the apartment is pretty much perfect, really peaceful area, just down from Pizza del Duomo and nearby are two restaurants I'd definitely recommend. The family run trattoria Don Ciccio and also just up the steps from Piazza Del Duomo in Piazza Carmine is the wonderful Villa Zuccaro. The best pizza we had in Sicily!

Definitely would also recommend a visit to Onofrio in his family run pasticceria on Viale Apollo Arcageta. The pasteries are amazing as is the Pistaccio paste for cooking!

Will definitely return to Taormina and to Casa Costa!

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Your age range 35-49
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SteveDesi...
Chicago, IL
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A Truly Lovely Apartment”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 for a stay in October 2013
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Arriving later than expected (we never should have trusted GPS around Taormina) and winding thru and around the city, we eventually arrived to find the owner, Paola waiting for us, having graciously reserved a free and legal parking space for us directly in front of the building- now that is the way to start a visit! Paola is the consummate host and after showing us around the apartment, proceeded to explain all things Taormina, recommending places to visit, where to dine and most importantly, where to have our first Sicilian brioche with granita. All recommendations proved to be top notch, including the lovely restaurant visible directly below the apartment, and a minute or two walk down hill, where we were treated like family since we were literally staying above the restaurant.

The apartment is large and stylish, tastefully furnished and immaculately clean with two bedrooms, two generously sized baths complete with washing machine, a living room with dining area and very well stocked compact kitchen, so nice in fact that we decided to use it- something we had not planned on. One of the most impressive features of the apartment is its expansive terrace with views of Mount Etna and the sea, complete with a large dining table and umbrellas – we decided to buy lunch one day at a local market and enjoy the sun and view. Prosciutto, cheese and olives never tasted so good.

Getting up early our last morning before day break to make breakfast for our group, one companion exclaimed “look at THAT!” with such excitement that we couldn’t imagine what the fuss was about. THAT turned out to be flames and smoke erupting directly from Mount Etna! With a stroke of unimaginable luck, we were able to witness a phenomenon we never even considered could happen during our stay in Sicily, directly from the apartment windows and terrace. What a perfect ending to a delightful stay. I cannot recommend Casa Costa highly enough for its central location, views, amenities and comfortable décor. I only wish we had a few more days to linger but Etna was beckoning us, literally, and we went to her.

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Joe C
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Top notch”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed there of 3 nights and its was very pleasant. The owner was really helpful and had loads of maps of the town. There was plenty of detergents and they kindly left coffee and other essentials in the apartment. This saves time and money and makes you feel at home instantly. The area is really peaceful yet was only a short stroll to the main strip.

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Liked best: The entire apartment
Liked least: The steps down
Travelling group: Young Children
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