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Hotel Villa Sonia

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Via Porta Mola 9, 98039 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Castelmola
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great hotel set in the mountains above Taormina. Plenty of peace and quiet yet local restaurants in Castlemola in walking distance. Staff lovely and very helpful. Pool area intimate yet totally relaxing. Not overcrowded as a 'mature crowd' seems to stay here which means it's generally a very pleasant and calm atmosphere. Fabulous views of Etna from our balcony. Recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous hotel very quaint and charming - amazing views. In a small village but Taormina is close enough to get there is you want more than the sleepy village. Relax and recharge your batteries in this idyllic location.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a fantastic Secret Escapes week at the Villa Sonia where we had a really spacious with a balcony that looked directly out at Mount Etna, fantastic view. We found the staff to be very friendly and really helpful especially Adriana on the front desk and Mariella in the restaurant. The restaurant food was OK but better could... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week, and are keen to return sometime. We had a view of Etna from our room which was spectacular. The whole experience was relaxed and the staff were very friendly, especially if you made the effort to try to speak Italian! The only thing that was a shame were the wasps that made eating on... More 

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the Villa Sonia from 13th June – 20th June just me & my husband; I have to say we had a brilliant time. The staff were really helpful and polite and always helped us with any questions we had and our room was a good size and well cleaned every day. The location of the hotel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed at this hotel last week, The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful every one. The views of Mount Etna from the dining room are amazing, and the whole place is so peaceful. We found it a really relaxing place to stay and would certainly recommend it. The shower was amazing, if you had the window open and looked... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lovely individual hotel situation a few miles up the extremely steep road out of Tauormina. Really welcoming staff who are keen to help. Bedrooms roomy if a bit basic but made exceptional by the stunning view of Mount Etna seen from the balcony. Restaurant good quality but a little pricey at 10 euros for an omlette. Go instead on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very nice hotel and very nice and helpful staff! Amazing view on the Etna ( if your room is on the back). The hotel is located on a hill a bit outside of the village of Castelmola: 5min to go and to climb a few stairs. To go to Taormina, it will be either by car, bus, hotel bus or... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This hotel is fantastic. The pool with amazing view over the mountains, the hotel room with terrace, the bathroom and beds, the large dining area and the village nearby. It is almost on top of a mountain, so the road to it is a little difficult if you are not used to driving in the mountains. But totally worth it.... More 

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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stayed in the last week of May 2015. The first thing one has to remember when looking at star ratings, is that 4 stars in other countries does not necessarily mean the same as 4 stars in England/Germany/UK. But then, the prices are much cheaper than 4 star hotels in those countries too. If you bear this in mind... More 

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