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Villa Chiarenza Maison d'Hotes
Ranked #40 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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137 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What a place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2010

Pros: What a place. It is the hostess’ generational family home and is a virtual 18th-19th century museum, with art and statuary everywhere. Although she spoke little English, she took us on a grand tour and we communicated fairly well. We were on the second floor, in a big suite with sitting area, all antique furniture, and have a large terrace that looks over the garden and on to Mt Etna. Very quiet. We walked to the waterfront and all the restaurants in about 15 minutes. Parking on site inside the wall of their villa. Small refrigerator in room. Excellent breakfast on the terrazzo. Very convenient to drive to Taormina for the day.
Cons: No restaurant close by.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2010

Villa with wonderful luxury, decorated throughout with art and antique. Garden with beautiful view of the Etna.
The best breakfast we had on Sicily, served on the terrace when the weather is fine.
Most welcoming and friendly hosts.
Very near to the highway entrance of Giardini Naxos, yet quiet. Your car is parked safely inside the premacies.
The only slight drawback we can think off: restaurants at the beachside are a 15 min walk away fram the villa.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Surrey England
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2010

Yet again used tripadvisor to source a hotel for a short holiday and we hit on a real gem. Absolutely beautiful surroundings-eating breakfast in idyllic walled gardens, huge rooms furnished with antiques and objets d' art and the most welcoming of hosts. You were made to feel at home yet like a princess! Only a 10minute walk to the beach at Giardini Naxos. Although you will need transport to go to Taormina itself it is well situated if you plan on taking excursions. A most refreshing change from an hotel as the personal touches were second to none.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2009

This Villa made for a perfect get away holiday. Owned by a Baron it is now 3 centuries old and in excellent condition. Our room and huge private terrace overlooked Mt Etna, an unbelieveable site , and a great view of the seacoast . The home was decorated with art work galore and antiques( so I guess it is not a great place for kids). However , the rooms are large and it was like having a suite private , newly renovated bath with large shower. The owners were attentive , serving a lovely breakfast every am at whatever time we requested. Our choice for taking breakfast was the large dining room fit for a baron or the garden veranda. Though the hosts did not speak English, and we very little Italian all went well. I was able to understand her helpful directions to sites , and excellent dining recommendations. We talked alot and learned about their 6 children in spite of the communication barrier. Location is close to the autostada and you truly needed a car as the beach was a long walk. Parking was inside the gate of their Villa grounds. Just lovely!!!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2009

We were made most welcome by our hosts, and the breakfast is one of the best we have experienced in Sicily so far. It changed every day, was all fresh products and we loved the ricotta cheese with honey! We had a big double room with a large terrace overlooking Mount Etna where we could sit out in the evenings and chat with other family members (who were in two other rooms, one being next door with the adjoining terrace).
There are some lovely artistic touches to this B&B - not suprising as our hostess, Agata, is an artist and has a very fine flair for 'setting the scene'. She was lovely, as was her husband Salvatore. We would love to go back sometime and spend a few more nights there.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2008

This was a very elegant old villa with many of the artifacts handed down through the generations to the present owner who still live in the villa. We had a lovely room with a terrace looking out towards Mount Etna.
The lady of the house was most friendly and helpful. The excellent breakfasts were served on hand embroidered table cloths and victorian china.
The ambience of this house is just wonderful and would suit more elderly travellers who want to rest in style.
The only problems we had was the location - somewhere in the back streets of goodness knows where. We had some difficulty finding the place each time we went out. (we had no GPS nor map which didn't help).

  • Liked — the ambience and the historic artifacts
  • Disliked — the location
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Villa Chiarenza Maison d'Hotes
Address: Contrada Bruderi 27/29, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Chiarenza Maison d'Hotes 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in a typical Sicilian Baroque style, this 18th-century villa has completely been restored, with the greatest care and attention being paid to the finest details. The villa has a spacious garden (2000 square metres), embellished with a large Caltagirone vase collection with several cacti-plants, which the hostess takes care of. There are corners in the shade of pines, eucalypti and citrus-groves in which you can enjoy a relaxing moment and dedicate yourself to reading your favourite books. Furnished with antiques, the villa, formerly the Domenicians' summer residence, is now an elegant and spacious place to spend a relaxing Mediterranean break. ... more   less 
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