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Donna Carmela Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Contrada Grotte, 5, 9510 Carruba, Giarre, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 1 Carruba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel's quality is above the average of Sicily and the hotel has a nice setting but not all rooms are the same. The first room was smelly and the bathroom wasn't in good shape. When we asked for a change of room, we were given a much better room at the same category. The staff is very friendly. The... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having enjoyed the lively centres of Taormina and Siracusa we were a little worried that Donna Carmela would be too quiet for us, but it proved a great choice and haven to conclude our Sicilian holiday and we stayed for 3 nights. It’s also within easy reach of Catania Airport, though factor in queuing times at the toll booths on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for almost a fortnight in half-board. The setting is amazing with impressive views (Etna and sea). The rooms are very comfortable and clean and the staff is genuinely friendly. The quality of the food and wine (local, not expensive) is excellent. The only reason not to give the maximum score is that we were served swordfish four times... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for 3 nights after a wedding next to Syracuse. It is located perfectly for daily excursions. We were advised by Giuseppe, who was so helpful in advising us where to go and what to visit. The rooms were wonderfully decorated and modern and very clean. The pool area was perfect for relaxation. Mostly the service was amazing,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We ended our Sicily experience by flying back from Catania and we needed an interesting small hotel nearby. This is about 30km from Catania and is a perfect location. We had a suite - children downstairs in three single beds plus en-suite shower/lavatory, us upstairs in a very comfortable double bed with en-suite shower/lavatory. Not huge rooms but sufficient in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A beautiful hotel and rooms, great service in the hotel and restaurant and very friendly staff. Nothing much in the immediate area around the hotel, but a great base to explore by car. We had a very pleasant, peaceful stay and would go back there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lovely boutique hotel with friendly & professional staff, Sicilian fusion food & great pool area - all in a charming setting located in the nearby villages of Catania. The hotel has its own production of wine, olive oil and a variety of fruits and vegetables (fresh orange juice every morning for breakfast!) Rooms are spacious with either sea view or... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed here for 4 days in a hot June 2014 and thought that the hotel had some stylish antiques in the common areas, which were well air conditioned but in the bedroom we struggled to get cool even at night. The bedroom in room 16 was a bit of a cell, with white walls, just about room for the... More

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London
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Whilst I can understand a few reviews talking about the location, as long as you have a hire car this is no problem. The hotel is perfect and very unique being in a giant nursery. The dinner was excellent, breakfast first rate and very caring and attentive staff (which is useful with a toddler!). Can't fault it and would love... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A really fantastic places to visit the east part of Sicily. Close to the sea...an excellent place to stay and enjoy life. A gorgeous view to the beauty of Etna....Rooms are excellent, clean, quiet...large, U feel like home. The restaurant is mediterranean and the personnel is helpful. U can get good advices on the food and especially on the wines... More

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Address: Contrada Grotte, 5, 9510 Carruba, Giarre, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Giarre > Carruba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Donna Carmela Boutique Hotel 4*
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