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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 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

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 3 weeks ago

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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Sheffield, UK
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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My wife and I stayed for 10 nights in September. Hotel is charming and the location has amazing views so you might say 'all good' . However, whilst breakfast is good for the purpose , don't eat in the restaurant in the evening. It has as much atmosphere as your local library, so we tended to eat out and in... More 

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St Cleer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 13 nights in September to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary and had a lovely stay. We had booked a superior room overlooking Mount Etna and overall we were impressed. Comfortable (if slightly hard) bed, lovely antique furniture, good shower, great balcony, and fantastic view both down toward the coast and of Mount Etna (who... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Spent 3 nights at this charming hotel. Beautiful, quaint and quiet. The hotel staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. The views are tremendous. You can even see Mt. Etna on a good day. The rooms are older and could use some updating, but not to say they should modernize completely. The lighting in our room and especially our bathroom was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My husband and I spent 3 nights of our 3 week honeymoon at Hotel Villa Sonia. While we loved the beautiful town of Castlemola we found this hotel to just be okay. The pros are definately the stunning views as well as the character of the place as it has many lovely antiques and hidden areas. The cleaning staff were... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have just spent 10 nights at the Hotel Villa Sonia, and to be honest I was quite concerned having read some reviews, but this is a lovely place to stay. It's position is stunning, amazing views to Mount Etna and personally we were happier in Castelmola than in busy Taormina. It is a very relaxing place to stay and... More 

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