We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 80 Taormina B&Bs / inns

Villa Sara

Via Leonardo da Vinci, 55, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Villa Sara to your Saves list
Villa Sara
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #20 of 80 Taormina B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
sillyrachael Sammamish, WA.
  • Overview
  • Reviews (120)
  • Photos (50)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (19)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

120 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sammamish, WA.
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get the chance, stay here! Villa Sara is located within a grand home, perched high in the hills of Taormina overlooking Mount Etna and the Mediterranean sea. The rooms are very spacious and each has a private balcony. There are many steps from the entrance to the rooms (4 flights?), so caution to those have any limitations. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

villa sara is a really special place. it is a beautiful privet house, who belongs to Mrs Elena, an extremely nice old lady who runs the place. the B&b has only 3 big rooms, with beautiful old furniture and a big balcony with great view of Taormina and beach. Mrs Elena makes a great personal breakfast to every guest by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moree, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed at Villa Sara early June 2014 and loved it! Stunning views, large rooms and most generous hostess. We travelled with another couple and were able to park in the garage. Roads narrow and a bit of a challenge, but added to the experience! Senora Manfrida was a delightful hostess. We easily walked up and down the steep walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights. Terrifying drive up round hairpin bends. There's parking on the road although daunting at first, we got used to it. Rewarded by friendly welcome by Elena the B&B host and most fantastic views from room and room terrace of Etna and coastline!! Table and chairs on large terrace to sit, relax and admire views. Especially after... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Considering Taormina is such a rip off, this place is fantastic value for money. We had a lovely room with a huge balcony overlooking Etna. The location at first seems a bit high up but actually there are steps down to the main centre and it's not really a hike back up or that time consuming. Plus it's nice to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
63 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We agree with most of the other reviews. The view from your balcony is hard to beat. The town and sea below, with Mt. Etna in the distance, is calendar perfect. Sitting on the terrace with friends and a good bottle of wine was a highlight of our trip. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished, the bed is comfortable,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great B&B!!!!! Elena is a great hostess & so very sweet!!! She went out of her way for us! (The son, not so much, he seemed annoyed and irritated all the time.) The view is so incredible that I don't have words to describe it! Our room was spacious as was our bathroom (unusual for Europe). Our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The view of the bay is gorgeous, but Elena's warm, accommodating friendliness outshines everything. She was the best hostess we've encountered in years. Just great! The breakfasts were substantial, the rooms were comfortable, and she tried to please us any way she could.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The host took great care of us and made us feel at home. The views were unbelievable!!! The rooms were clean and the terrace was very spacious. I highly recommend Villa Sara! Would give it more stars if possible!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Villa Sara has an unbeatable view! Sitting in her classic dining room, we enjoyed our breakfast and the view. Price is very reasonable for off peak season. Climbing up and down the steps were actually fun. The old lady was very nice and she made customized breakfast for us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Villa Sara, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Villa Sara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Villa Sara

Address: Via Leonardo da Vinci, 55, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Villa Sara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Villa Sara Taormina, Sicily

50 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (50)
View from room (12)
Room/suite (18)
Hotel & grounds (12)
Dining (2)
Bathroom (1)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Room/suite (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Taormina with
any amenities

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Villa Sara staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer