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Hotel Villa Sonia

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Porta Mola 9, 98039 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Castelmola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was OK overall but didn't have any sea view as expected from pictures. It is really high on top, and kind of hard to get around to beaches & nearby towns. Also, they close the pool at 6:30 and ask people to leave pool area.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came at Villa Sonia with my girlfriend. We needed a break of 4 nights from busy city life we have both of us. We liked very much the hotel because everything is made to help you relaxed. The swimming pool, the nice view on the etna at the top of a mountain in a peaceful landscape, hotel private bus... More

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North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel overlooks Mt. Etna. Our view was lovely. We had two rooms. The rooms are aging. The beds are hard. One room came with an ant colony and the other room had no air conditioning or wifi. The breakfast was just fine. We ate dinner in the hotel one night and it was the least liked on our two... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sonia is literally on the edge both of the most incredible view and the slippery slope. It's got some lovely staff and a great little pool and an unbeatable view of the mighty smoking Etna, which is worth the fee alone. But it's fading and creaking in places. It looks a long while since someone spent any money here looking... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a week at the Hotel Villa Sonia and I felt that I should write a review. I feel better qualified than most to review the hotel as this has been my third stay there. My first visit was in the late 1990's. I returned in 2012 for my honeymoon (which was great), and last week I visited... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner & I very much enjoyed our visit to Hotel Villa Sonia. The views across the hills towards Mt Etna are beautiful, and eating our breakfast every day out on the terrace was a highlight of our stay. The staff are friendly, helpful & nothing is too much trouble. The room was comfortable & having a fridge and safe... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay here,everything very good Its and old worldly place built into the rock in a prime location The staff are very helpful and friendly,rooms cleaned everyday and the food at the restaurant and poolside are of high quality But what really makes this place special is the view of Etna..we were lucky enough to see her erupt... More

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Morpeth, Northumberland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have just returned from Castelmola and our third stay at the Hotel Villa Sonia where we had a lovely week. This hotel and the town of Castelmola are blessed with the most fantastic views of Mt Etna and the coastline both North up to the Strait of Messina which separates Sicily from the Italian mainline and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

What would you say if you walked out onto your hotel balcony looking down 2500 feet or so into the valley towards the town of Giardini Nexos and the sea with Mount Etna dominating the view in front of you? Well, we were lucky enough to have such a room with said balcony and in perfect weather, what a way... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It's good value for money first compared to pricey hotels in nearby Taormina, just couple of kilometers up the hill, at the entrance of lovely village of Castelmola there this hotel with breath-taking views on Mt Etna. The hotel needs clearly upgrade and little modernization, rooms are small, pretty dark, with some authentic (maybe even antique) furniture, religious pictures on... More

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Address: Via Porta Mola 9, 98039 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Castelmola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Sonia 4*
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Hotel Villa Sonia is a historic rural home situated in Castelmola in the district of Taormina where a real corner of “Paradise” awaits you. A charming residence surrounded by green vegetation and having as much tranquility as one would desire, ideal for romantic escapes or family holidays. Ensuring your relaxation are its position, structure and the professionalism of its qualified staff, which provide the facilities that enable you to spend all the time you want to, reliving ancient times and rediscovering unique flavours that only a land as rich and generous as “Sicily” can give you. Tradition, love and hospitality for every single characteristic and detail distinguish our rooms and accompany our guests in the best periods of the year. The hotel is set in a unique and silent natural environment, yet just a few kilometers from Taormina and the sea. ... more   less 
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