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Donna Carmela Boutique Hotel

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Contrada Grotte, 5, 9510 Carruba, Giarre, Sicily, Italy
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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This property is part of a family of businesses that includes an upscale garden landscaping design firm, Piante Faro with operation worldwide for over 40 years. Near to the relatively new hotel property we visited the company's Radicepura Environmental Landscape Design Center. The hotel's front desk staff went well out of their way to facilitate our attending a promotional conference... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

- Delayed check in; - room outside the property in a building site; and - bad and cold customer service. One thing is design (boutique hotels are everywhere these days), another thing is good service. I stayed at Donna Carmela last June because I was invited to a wedding in Taormina. I called them in advance to ask for early... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stayed two nights at Donna Carmela as part our honeymoon and it just wasn't long enough! It's a beautiful hotel, in quiet surroundings. From the moment you arrive, staff was very welcoming and everything is calm and in place. It just makes you feel relaxed straight away. We were very fortunate to be upgraded to a suite and it... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stayed there for a re-union with a number of friends and loved the rooms, the hospitality of the staff, the food, the beauty of the surrounding, the smell of the flowers even late in the Summer. Our suite was on one level, facing the sea and overlooking the swimming pool area. Other suites in the hotel are on two... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Only a half-day's stay waiting for a plane connection but the room we used & the pool area were excellent. The lunch in the pretty restaurant was first class and we are looking forward to a longer visit.

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Thank nosbil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 1 week to explore the surrounding. Very good hotel (+1 dependance) with a very nice swimming pool, great restaurant and fantastic breakfast. Staff is very much willing to help you with all kind of questions and other support. Towels for the pool provided when you want to relax. Very good location.

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Thank Ed1863
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Recently stayed here for the first 3 days of our honeymoon. Great modern Italian food, lovely pool, location & staff. Very helpful in organising an etna trip for us and locating me an Italian phone & camera charger.

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Never had such a relaxing holiday! The staff there is amazing especially giuseppe! Very helpful and they make you feel like royalty! The place is enchanting, we were almost never able to leave the place! Relaxed by the pool most of the time. Hopefully will manage to get married there next year!!

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Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous and an ideal location if you want to explore the surrounding towns and Etna. We loved every minute of our stay here, the staff are very good and speak English very well. Would love to visit again.

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were here with a wedding party and could not have been treated better. The place is simply beautiful. It comprises the original farmhouse completely modernised and extended and very thoughtfully so. The location criticisms are unfair The joy of the place is that it is away from the usual tourist traps in a rural location in the middle of... More 

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