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“GREAT STAY”
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Hotel Villa Angela
Ranked #6 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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Melbourne, Australia
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“GREAT STAY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Villa Angela was a great place to stay.The property was clean ,what ever we ask for or needed the staff assisted immediately.
The staff were very helpful and really made us feel welcome.Even though this property was was high up on the hill it was a bonus as Taormina can be quite hectic and at just a call the shuttle was available to take us down .It only took a few minutes.
Being up high was breathtaking with the view of the beauty Mt Etna watching her glow each night there was serenity eachtime.
The pool was great overall a fantastic stay.
Thankyou to all the staff of Villa Angela.

Room Tip: Definetly Mt Etna suite
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I cannot really add to all the other glowing reviews this hotel so richly deserves. It is just amazing.
A lovely pool, the best view we have ever had from a hotel bedroom, Great food and above all superb service.
We are just recently back from a week there, which ended our three stop tour of Sicily and it is no reflection on the other two hotels when I say that this was by far the best.
It is an exciting drive up the hill when you first arrive but certainly worth it.
I think Walter, from Argentina, will be managing director soon!
Thank you to all of you.
The restaurant directly up the hill from the hotel is excellent.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We picked this hotel on 3 factors - location and view, the fact that it had a nice pool (rare in Taormina) and the excellent Tripadvisor reviews (ignoring the few reviews that are impossible to believe having stayed there!). It turned out to be a simply stunning hotel, a real gem.

The booking process was very efficient, friendly and helpful and many thanks to the exceptional Katherine for all her help with this and throughout our stay and especially with organising trips to Stromboli and the sunset trip to the top of Etna - neither of these should be missed as they were just amazing, especially being so lucky to have both volcanos erupting !

The hotel has a lovely relaxing, tranquil ambience about it, created largely by the position, the view and the outstanding staff throughout. The pool is great, never a problem with sunbeds, and quiet and peaceful with lovely views. The food and service in the restaurant is great with tables on the veranda enjoying those stunning views.

The shuttle down into Taormina is regular, hassle free and works really well and there is also a really good value shuttle down to the beach at Mazzaro (includes reserved sunbed and bar service), which is well worth going to for a day and to walk along to the pretty Isola Bella.

There are plenty of good restaurants around with our particular favourites El Saracino, very handy as just a short walk up the hill behind the hotel and again with those stunning views, Rosso Peperonato in Taormina, La Taverna Dell Etna in Castelmola and our particular favourite, Il Barcaiolo for lunch down at Mazzaro beach. All are outstanding. Villa Angela opens up its restaurant just twice a week in the evening and is also great so don't miss the opportunity to eat there as well. Shatulle in Taormina is a nice cocktail bar.

Taking the local bus (5 mins), bus stop outside the hotel, to the pretty cliff top town of Castelmola near the hotel is also well worth doing - its a lovely spot with a great cocktail bar in Bar Turrisi as well as the above mentioned restaurant.

The wifi was great and easy throughout the hotel and our room had a lovely, massive balcony with sunbeds and chairs to enjoy those lovely views. All rooms I think have those balconies.

Like all great hotels it is the staff that make it all work and in addition to Katharine many, many thanks must go to Ada, Mario and Charlie on reception, Sam and Clara in the restaurant and James and Walter in the bar. They are an outstanding team.

Sicily is a lovely island, Tarmina a great place to enjoy it from and Villa Angela is definitely the place to stay. Enjoy !!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We have recently returned from a week long stay at Villa Angela and we had an absolutely amazing time. We stayed in room 105 on the first floor which was spotless and well appointed. The view from our balcony ( and from pretty much everywhere else in the hotel) was spectacular. As others have said, it is a bit of a trek down the many steps into the town but the hotel's shuttle bus service is regular and reliable and we made good use of it. We had dinner in the hotel on one of the nights that the restaurant was open and we thought the food was excellent. The bar prices were also quite reasonable. It does have the feel of a family run hotel as all of the staff are so friendly and welcoming. No request is a problem. There is absolutely nothing I would change about this hotel, it was excellent in all respects and we hope to return. Taormina is a busy town with lots of shops and lots of great places to eat. Everything we ate during our holiday was delicious. There is a restaurant just up the hill from the hotel called Al Saraceno, we ate there a couple of times and loved the food and fantastic views. We spent a lot of time relaxing but there is plenty to do in the area. We travelled with Thomson and did their "godfather tour" and a day out to Siracusa, we would highly recommend both. Overall it was a great holiday and we are already missing Sicily and Villa Angela.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We were recommended the Villa Angela and it came up to all our expectations. The hotel location is superb on the hillside overlooking Taormina, the sea, and with a terrific view of Mount Etna.
The double room we had was lovely with a great balcony to relax on, the pool area is super with plenty of beds for everyone and the food was very good. Although they only provide dinner twice a week we found that the night we ate in the hotel was one of the best evening meals we had. The lunches offered both snacks and a full lunch and the choice for breakfast was just what we needed.
We found the staff especially Jim Kerr's family excellent, we even met Jim Kerr senior who was great fun and they could not do enough to make our holiday special.They arranged a super trip with Angelo to Mount Etna, we saw parts of the volcano tourists do not normally visit.
We found the shuttle bus service to the town first class, not being in our prime the walk into town, which was very steep, was more than we could mange so the shuttle bus was invaluable.
We liked everything about Taormina, the restaurants, the wine and the beach and we are definitely planning to go back again as there are a number of things we did not have time to see. Overall an excellent weeks holiday we super weather in a superb location.
PeterS Sussex

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Not going to say a huge amount about this wonderful hotel, largely because it’s all been said before – suffice to say it’s a cracker!

Though we have visited mainland Italy several times (and never been disappointed), this was our first visit to the island of Sicily and Taormina/Hotel Villa Angela in particular – and our stay here only confirms that we just love this part of the world.

Trip Advisor played a huge part in our decision to stay here and it was fully justified. Sure, the hotel is situated towards the top of a hill, but that simply ‘heightens’ your appreciation of the fantastic views that are enjoyed from it! In fact, we understand that it is the only hotel of its type in Taormina where EVERY guest bedroom has a view of Mt Etna – wow!

When we read some of the previous reviews regarding the staff, we kinda thought it was going to be a little bit like a ‘home from home’ - what with names like Charlie, James and Walter – and it was, though not because of the actual names, but because ALL the staff are really genuine, friendly and helpful. Even got the lovely Ada and Walter to appear in a couple of photographs with us!
Possibly a rarity in today’s highly commercialized hotel world, but this specific attention to the guests is exactly what makes the Hotel Villa Angela stand out from other hotels that we have stayed at.

The hotel has a great collection of pictures/paintings and artwork and certainly from what we could see, were all original pieces (as opposed to mass produced copies) which made it feel more individual and personalized – a nice touch.

The town of Taormina is just beautiful, very picturesque and loaded with ristorantes and pizzerias to suit every ‘taste’ – even got an amazing ‘Calzone’ that was shaped like Mount Etna, complete with a great tomato bolognaise sauce (naturally) for lava!

In concluding, would thoroughly recommend this hotel - “Someone (You), Somewhere (Taormina & Hotel Villa Angela) in Summertime!”

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was our first visit to Taormina and we were not disappointed. We stayed at Villa Angela for 7 days and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. We would particularly like to thank Katharine and Charlie for all their help and advice, particularly organising the trip from Palermo to Villa Angela driven by Salvatore. This car service (Taormina Car Service) was brilliant as were the other trips we did with them to Mount Etna and Ragusa ( the Montalbano experience) by Angelo and Marco ( we have reviewed this fantastic car service elsewhere on Trip Advisor)

All the staff without exception (cleaners, waiters, waitresses and management ) were outstanding. As other reviewers have said, you really are treated as a 'friend' from the moment you arrive. They provided first class service and deserve the highest accolades possible. The reception staff provided unbiased information about restaurants and local attractions and were always ready to help at any time of the day.
The food offered at Villa Angela was excellent. The choice at breakfast was phenomenal. They also offer dinner in the hotel twice a week which was equally impressive. We would also like to thank the management for giving us a bottle of Prosecco and nibbles in our room to celebrate my special birthday(they even told our favourite restaurant ( Al Saraceno) about my birthday who gave us a special cake). Again we have reviewed this superb restaurant which was just a short walk from the Hotel on Trip Advisor.
The rooms and views from the balcony are stunning and all the information provided on the Villa Angela Website was a true reflection of this amazing Hotel. There is an excellent shuttle service but we decided to 'keep fit' and enjoyed the walk up and down the many steps 500+ to the town centre! The hotel also provides a shuttle service to two beaches at a cost of 8 and 10 euros which includes the hiring of two sun loungers and an umbrella for the day.

We will return to Villa Angela as for us, this is the best hotel in Taormina. Thank you again for one of our best holidays.
Tanti Auguri to all staff and hope to see you soon!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Angela
Address: Via Leonardo da Vinci 71E, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Angela 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Super-friendly boutique hotel with only 27 rooms and an intimate, informal atmosphere ensuring that every guest feels instantly at home. Set in a tranquil location above Taormina with spectacular views that stretch from the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea all the way to the top of the volcano, magnificent Mount Etna, and up to the picturesque, medieval hilltop village of Castelmola, Villa Angela is a wonderful example of welcoming Sicilian hospitality. Enjoy delicious buffet breakfasts and authentic Sicilian lunches on our panoramic poolside restaurant terrace. With swimming pool and free car park, Villa Angela offers an unforgettable vacation in romantic rooms (all with free wi-fi, air conditioning/heating, furnished balconies and breathtaking views) amidst the warmth and hospitality of a splendid Sicilian residence. ... more   less 
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