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Hotel Villa Taormina
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All reviewsbreakfast roomthe main streetjacuzzi poolcorso umbertoprivate homemarble staircasefront office staffa small balcony overlookingbeautiful small hotelcold buffetaperol spritzitalian breakfastcheese and hamperfect locationoverlooking etnaleave the carfour nights
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Reviewed 21 September 2008

Horror hotel isn't a hotel is a home very espensive.....a manager of this hotel/home..is interested only a moeny of tourist and not a satisfaction.Then the rooms are very small and can not sleeping in the night!

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank SELIOR
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Reviewed 15 September 2008

We have just returned from a 3 day break to Taormina to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary. We stayed in this small hotel and just loved it.

We were glad that we had asked the hotel to arrange the airport transfer because the cab was able to take us right there whereas on other cab journey's during our stay the best they could do was to get us to the Square nearby. Nearby in most places is fine, but in Taormina nearby means walking up steep inclines, or steps. So recommendation number one - ask the hotel to book the cab.

The small 8 bed hotel is tucked away just above the main shopping street called the Corso Umberto. The approaching streets are so narrow it seems impossible that cars can fit through. As you come through a particularly tight squeeze in the road you are suddenly outside the beautiful tall villa, which is the hotel.

The entire property has an air of calm elegance. It has marble stairs, interesting wood, iron and plasterwork, very high ceilings with some full height windows and furnished throughout with chandeliers, antiques and period pieces.

Although our junior suite was at the front of the house right above the road, it was really peaceful with little noise from the town or the traffic. We had a tiny balcony and a view over the trees towards the sea, and had the impression that the rooms at the front of the house probably have the best aspect. So recommendation number 2 - we think that rooms at the front of the house are probably the best.

The breakfast room is lovely and sits right at the top of the house with views towards the sea and mount Etna. The walls, chair covering and linen in this room are all cream with colour provided by beautiful flowers and plants - and breakfast generally was a very pleasant experience. Our only slight negative was here in that the staff who were very pleasant and friendly, had to be asked to remove used dishes or offer more coffee. It's a very small point though.

Outside, the property has an attractive and innovative garden made up a different terraces providing cool seating areas and there is also a large jacuzzi though we didn't use it.

Finally the proximity to town and the partner arrangements with two private beach facilities including transfers, meant that everything was on hand.

So, all in all a really lovely experience and one we can highly recommend for anyone looking to explore this fascinating area of Sicily.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 24 October 2007

The rooms in the small hotel (only 8 rooms) are beautifully and individually furnished - far better than in a chain hotel. Some of the rooms at the back have their own patio. The hotel is only a couple of minutes walk from the main shopping street and the restaurants. Breakfast ( a rooftop buffet with views to the sea and Etna) is the only meal offered at the hotel - which is fine with so many restaurants on your doorstep.

The only downsides of the hotel are:
1) No parking - you need to park in the main town car park which is about 5 mins walk from the hotel. The hotel will however give you 40% discount vouchers.
2) Rooms at the front get some noise from passing scooters - where don't you get it in Italy?. The road is not busy however so it probably won't bother you unless you are a light sleeper.

  • Stayed: October 2007
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5  Thank Wentworth1
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Reviewed 25 July 2007

The building is lovely, gorgeously decorated, staff very pleasant. Quality breakfast on the rooftop terrace with lots of selection. We didn't even have a very big room or a view or anything and still enjoyed it. Probably some of the charm of the town rubbed off on the hotel, but I would for sure stay there again. You don't end up spending all that much time in the hotel, but it's nice to come home to this elegant property.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Luggage_Tags
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Reviewed 22 June 2007

This Villa had been a private home at one time and was acquired by Rosalie Gerber, a French born and her Sicilian husband. They decided to make it into a small hotel and substantially refurbished everything, while maintaining the original marble floors in the main lobby area. There are 7 rooms, nicely decorated and reasonably large for European standards. The public areas, stairwells and lobby are georgous with colorful flowers, pillows, beautiful chandeliers and fine furniture, all very tastfully done.
Breakfast is served buffet style on the rooftop "patio" with a view of Mt. Aetna, in a bright, cheery atmosphere, with fresh fruit, juices, breads and croissants, cold cuts of meat, fresh tomato and mozzaella cheese and freshly brewed coffee.
It is truly a beautiful place in a quiet, great location and very fairly priced when compared to many of the "full service" hotels in the area. Less than a blocks walk and your on the main pedestrian street, the Corso Umberto, where all the shops and many restrauants are.
The best way to enter is from the street leading from the Porto Catania, which is uphill, but you can roll your luggage up quite easily. Do not try to get there from the Corso Umberto (as we did) because you would need to climb up some deep steps
with your lugggage. E-mail the hotel directly and they will be happy to give you the best directions.
We went to several upscale restaurants with both good and not so good experiences. The Granduca was our favorite - wonderful view over the sea, very good food and selection, good service and reasonably priced- about 70 - 80 euros ($98 to $110) with wine for two. We went back a second night, so that says a lot for it.
The not so good experience happenned when we booked at Casa Grugno (or Gruzno) , a very expensive, one star Michelin rated restaurant. We had visited the restaurant during the day while walking around town. We met the owner/chef and reviewed the menu, which had very expensive prix-fixed meals at 70 - 90 euros ( $100 - $125) per person. Ala carte prices for "meat" dishes were more reasonable with pork, steak, veal and pigeon at about 24 - 30 euros ($34 - $42). Not wanting to eat a 4-5course meal, I asked if we could just order a meat dish and mixed salad and the response from the Austrian born, Canadian raised owner was "sure, no problem."
That night we ordered as indicated and the food was very good as well as the service, certainly worthy of a one star Michelin. The bad news was when the bill came and we were charged 80 euros ($112) for four salads! I questioned the charge with the maitre'd and yes he confirmed the price and gave no further explanation, but generally agreed that the price was high. Paid the bill and left the restaurant and the owner was outside having a cigarette. I questioned him and remarked that the charge was exorbitant. His comment was "it's not on the menu" - a poor reason for the blatant overcharge. We're protesting this bill to American Express. Certainly a bad way to treat customers! We've been to top restaurants throughout the world and never been charged anything close to $28 for a salad. Truly a rip-off!

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank jsbarsa
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