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Donna Carmela Boutique Hotel

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Contrada Grotte, 5, 9510 Carruba, Giarre, Sicily, Italy
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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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Mgarr, Malta
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Weekend break in a group of 18 friends. Accommodation is very stylish with a lot of attention to detail. Rooms were lovely, breakfast good but what is even more really worth writing home about is the fine cuisine served. Both plating as well as food quality were better than excellent. All was served under the watchful eyes of the remarkable... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Excellent place, where we stayed for 2 days on december 2011. The room we were was very nice in a great building. As it was december we did not enjoyed the outdoor pool, but the gardens are very nice and no doubt it shoud be great during the hot season. Also the restaurant was great, simple food but very tasty... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
41 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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