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“Fantastic views, very friendly owner”
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Villa Sara
Ranked #15 of 114 Taormina B&B and Inns
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic views, very friendly owner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Fantastic views at Mount Etna, spotlessly clean and spacious (although slightly oldfashioned) rooms, a very friendly owner and good breakfast selection (everything is pretty much prepared to your liking). It's a slight walk from the B&B into the center of Taormina, but finding a spot to park our car was easy. We would definitely stay there again, the view alone is incredible.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Arrived in August for 4 nights. We had a lovely stay. What I liked about our room was it was traditional, spacious (especially the bathroom) and that view! - just lovely. We had cold cuts and wine on the balcony most nights looking directly at Mt Etna and the coast beyond. Seeing fireworks coordinated at different towns along the coast one night was a special treat.
It was hot while we were there (1st - 5th August) and the steps are an effort - but manageable if you dont have bad knees or health concerns.
We were quite happy to wander down early to enjoy Corso Umberto and then spend the day at Isola Bella beach and wander back up in the evening to enjoy the view and the large balcony before dinner.
Elena was so lovely - the rooms are spottlessly cleaned each day and the breakfasts were tailored to your taste in such a wonderful room that overlooks a large terrace and Mt Etna - eggs, bread, salami cheese, tomato etc were plentiful.
Elena really cared for us and took an interest in us each day without being too intrusive, we wish her all the best with her lovely Villa.

Room Tip: Ask for a terrace with a view to Etna.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We were lucky enough to find this B&B on Tripadviser , wow , are we happy we did .
The villa is at the top of the hill , so the view from your HUGE balcony is truly unbelievable !
The Villa is very very well maintained with beautiful antiques through the Villa and your room.
The villa has no lift so you must be able to walk stairs . The location is at the top of the hill , we walked everywhere , just be aware it's steep to town.
The breakfast was cooked to order , with great coffee !
The hostess was so so nice and helpful!
The only issues was the beds are very low , different !
We travel a lot this was on of our favorite places,
We will be back and send our friends !
Mike

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

There are two things you should know about Villa Sara, it is a 300 step climb from town and the rooms are "no frills." The first important if you have any health issues and the second is immediately discounted when you consider the hospitality of the host Elena and her son Domenico, the absolute cleanliness of the villa, the wonderful and plentiful breakfasts and the gorgeous view over Mount Etna, clearly visible on a clear day, and Taormina Bay. Villa Sara was our first stop on our 2-week tour of Sicily. Our luggage was delayed because of the very short turnaround between Rome and Catania, and Elena and Domenico were very helpful in speaking with the authorities to have it delivered. |Every morning Elena asked what we wanted for breakfast the next day, and we would arrive to our spotlessly set table (linen and silver included) with all our favourites set out - salami, cheese, rolls, yogurt, tomatoes, and fruit. Our room was cleaned every day and the towels changed. Elena clearly cares for her guests and we were made to feel at home from the minute we arrived. Excellent value, caring host, wonderful view, and a beautiful home that was ours for four days.

Room Tip: All rooms have a balcony overlooking Taormina Bay and Mount Etna.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hull United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We have recently returned from a wonderful 2 week holiday in Taormina staying at B&B Sara in Taormina Sicily. The views from our balacony where super overing looking Taormina Bay & Mount Etna in the background. What more could you ask for. The owners of Villa Sara Elena and her son Domenico could have not been more helpful, attentive to our needs with information on all the places to visit, car hire, local attractions. Elena's breakfasts were wonderful cereals, fruit juice, yohurt, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, even attempting to toast my husbands toast to his satisfaction. The Villa Sara was her family home before turning it into a B&B & is spotlessly clean. It was like staying with a family aunt and she is the most delightful Sicilian lady. We counted the steps down & up into Taormina every day which changed from 310+ frequently but the experience, views are amazing and we did this every day apart form our 4 day car hire days out but in the evening used the steps. You have to be fit to do this & it certainly kept us from putting on weight from those delicious Sicilian meals but would stay again if we are lucky enough to return to Taormina.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night (unfortunately only one) in villa Sara and we were happy with EVERYTHINg! We payed a bit more for the view with terass and it was WORTH it! It is a walk into the city, up/down hill but for us that was no problem (10 minutes). We had a car so that was perfect cause in the center there is NO parking, up here there was. Breakfast was amazing and really, everything great!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

This B&B offers excellent value for money.I would recommend this place to everyone except wheelchair users as there is no lift in the building and you also have to walk up a lot of steps to access it from the main streets. The building is unassuming from the outside but has a striking interior. It is very peaceful yet only a 10 min walk from the city centre. Our room was huge and spotlessly clean with amazing views from the balcony. The owner was very friendly and enjoyed telling us about all the places we could visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Sara
Address: Via Leonardo da Vinci 55, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
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Ranked #15 of 114 B&Bs / Inns in Taormina
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Number of rooms: 3
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