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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Donna Carmela for 2 nights in room 19, a spacious suite with views of the sea. The hotel is located amidst the lush grounds of the extensive plant nursery which belongs to the owners. Flowering shrubs, olive trees, cut flowers were abundant inside and out. We enjoyed the breakfast as well as the evening meal. The... More

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Kent, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed out in mid October when things have become quite. We had two rooms. Room 3 was lovley in the old house and room 19 in the new block. Room 19, was a suite (we were kindly upgraded) had lovely views but was a bit sparse. The new block adjacent to the old house lacks a little atmosphere but... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed in the Donna Carmela Dependance (Villa), which was perfect paradise. Set in exotic gardens,villa high standard with daily maid service,very private ,quiet and secluded . Breakfast was included with our package and taken at the hotel which was a scrumptious feast. However dinner was very disappointing ,food dressed up to be something it wasn't. Basically it was standard... More

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Seattle, Washington
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This hotel, located about 45 minutes drive from the Catania airport. It is a modern facility consisting of separate buildings connected by a courtyard. There is a good restaurant on the premises, and the breakfast buffet is excellent. The staff is friendly and helpful. The gardens are lovely with beautiful old olive trees. Room furnishings are definitely not top, there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a lovely boutique hotel with excellent service and superb food. The standard of the cuisine far exceeded anything else we experienced on Sicily. Lots of nice little touches - bowls of white roses and lillies everywhere, tea and coffee facilities in our room (although we had to unplug the lamp and balance the kettle on the back of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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 September 7, 2014

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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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*
Number of rooms: 18
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