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Hotel Villa Sonia

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Via Porta Mola 9, 98039 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
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Hotel Villa Sonia
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Castelmola
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights in mid May. We had booked into a room with a view overlooking Etna, which is exactly what we got. We drove up from SE Sicily and could see Castelmola from below, in Taormina. It was a bit scary seeing how high the village is, above the coast. It was clearly signed and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent5 nights here and was disappointed. Firstly be aware that the whole of Castelmola is on a cliff and if you don't like heights or are at all a vertigo sufferer stay well away. The hotel itself is rated highly but certainly did not deliver in the detail. The rooms are nice. The staff are mostly helpful and courteous (especially... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my partner flew into Sicily on the 6th May 2015 and arrived at Villa Sonia early afternoon that day. We were greeted by a lovely young lady, who sadly we didn't catch the name of (dark hair and usually wore glasses), who welcomed us to the hotel and told us everything we needed to know throughout our stay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many places in Taormina and Castelmola have terrific Etna views but the view from Villa Sonia is exceptional. Worth the extra for a room facing the volcano and sunbathing on the terrace is a wonderful experience. Lovely hotel and extremely friendly helpful staff. Rooms well appointed. Beds very comfortable. WiFi reliable even at the poolside. Breakfast a little limited in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Castelmola above Toarmina for a long weekend break and we had a lovely time. We coincided with San Giorgio's day festival on out first day and the whole town and then some came out to enjoy the day and evening. The Castillo itself is a ruin by the views are beautiful and the little town has places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed in the Villa Sonia in April 2015 for a 30th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time in a good hotel with superb staff. It was out of summer season so comments need to reflect that it was very quiet and we could not say how it would be staying there at capacity. We also got a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Maria and Giuseppe own and operate a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous location with amazing views. Maria is warm, helpful and generous host. The breakfast buffet was wonderful and the coffee was freshly prepared. I wish I could have visited longer but if I find myself in Sicily again, Hotel Villa Sonia is where I will be sure to stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The best thing has to be the view of Mnt Etna from the room and the hotel terrace. This place is virtually on top of a peak and Castelmola is stunning for that. We prefer quiet so we much preferred the stay in Castelmola and take trips down to Taormina than stay amongst the hoards in Taormina. Castelmola has several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This exsperience has left me wanting to come to sicily again. The stunning views in the morning as you woke up and had breckfast made a positive start to the day. If you didn't want to go out for a meal in castelmola , the restaurant had gorgeous food. If you like pools and sun bathing this is a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This hotel clings to the mountainside of Castelmola and has wonderful views across to Mount Etna. We had a great room, everything high quality, and views of Etna from our balcony. Liked the complimentary pasta di mandorla (little almond cakes) provided on arrival. More views of Etna from the pool and the terrace. Breakfast was ok, not the best I've... More 

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