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“Wonderful stay, beautiful convenient location & great hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Schuler
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazzetta Bastione / Via Roma, I-98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay, beautiful convenient location & great hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Schuler for 2 wonderful nights during our trip in Sicily. It was a stopover before continuing our journey to visit my family in Agrigento (Burgio). We booked this hotel 2 months in advance from New York and we were extremely happy with our decision. We had a top floor junior suite with an amazing balcony & gorgeous views overlooking the sea. The room itself was spacious and there was an extra sitting area with a table and chairs in the room in addition to the outdoor balcony area. The room was clean, bed was comfortable, there was a safe in the room for our valuables and the bathroom was a decent size with a Jacuzzi shower & the AC worked very well in June (2012). The hotel is located in such a wonderful convenient location, steps away from Corso Umberto right through their beautiful garden. Everything is in walking distance. The complementary gourmet breakfast on the terrace overlooking the sea and Mt. Etna was just breathtaking. The food was outstanding & offered more than the traditional “Italian” breakfast…. the options were plentiful and the food was delicious. The service was also great, the waiters & waitresses were attentive & accommodating. I was also happy to know that most of the staff were fluent in English (even though my boyfriend and I both speak Italian). We were also able to park our car at the hotel and not have to worry about it for the 2 nights/3 days that we were in Taormina. The front desk was also very friendly & answered all our questions. We did not utilize the top floor terrace (since we had our own) but we did go up there to see the view & it was a great space & had wonderful views. We contemplated staying one extra night but since we had other hotels already reserved for the rest of our trip we couldn’t stay. This hotel was recommended to me by someone on Tripadvisor & I am so glad I took their advice. It was not the first time for us in Sicily, but it was the first time for us together in Taormina and we loved every minute of it. If we ever get back to Taormina, we’ll definitely stay at Villa Schuler again!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GerhardSchuler, Manager at Hotel Villa Schuler, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Dear guests from Queens, NY

Thank you for a remarkable review remembering a pleasant stay 8 months later.

Our approach is delivering personalized services and your promise „if we ever get back to Taormina“ makes us happy.

In the meanwhile we completed our seasonal winter refurbishings. Many innovations and improvements took place in the last 3 months and we are going to start the new season, as scheduled, on March 9, 2013.

Arrivederci e grazie!
Christine and Gerhard Schuler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Taormina is commercialized but this is not a problem as it is such a delightful place to visit. Hotel Schuler is located just a few steps from the main street via their gardens. Everything is within walking distance and Taormina has some of the best restaurants, if you are willing to choose and pay for the best ones.
We opted for a room with a large terrace that had wonderful views of the sea and Etna. Besides the terrace our room included a separate area with a table and chairs.
Breakfast was excellent and it was a joy to sit in the shade eating breakfast with wonderful scenery.
The hotel is very well presented, charming and recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Villa Schuler is conveniently located near the Corso Umberto of Taormina but it is separated from the confusion by a beautiful garden, ensuring uiet nights and great sleep. On the other side you have a stunning view of the sea side. Rooms are ok, but the real highlight is the FANTASTIC breakfast they offer you on the sunny terrace facing the seaside.
Can highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great location, nice facilities, and reasonable prices are a recipe for success. Extremely polite and professional staff makes check in/check out a breeze and the complementary gourmet breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea something to write home about. Beautiful gardens and minutes from numerous restaurants, shops, and sites. Outstanding!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My wife and her friend stayed here almost 10 years ago, and our recent visit together only confirmed her recollection that it is a gorgeous hotel in a gorgeous place, and unreasonably priced to boot. We agree with other reviewers that the included breakfast would be exceptional even if it wasn't accompanied by a breathtaking view overlooking the Ionian Sea. Our room (#1) was huge, comfortable, quiet, and well-appointed, although lacking a view. Villa Schuler is an easy uphill walk from the main shopping area in Taormina, but also a quick walk from the very lovely botanical garden. The staff was friendly, helpful, and fluent in English.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GerhardSchuler, Direttore at Hotel Villa Schuler, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
It was a pleasure to read that also this new visit to our hotel fulfilled your expectations. Your review was posted on the day before our traditional winter closure for refurbishings and so I would like to inform you that we will reopen on March 9, 2013 with lots of improvements and innovations.

We are all looking forward to welcome you again at our hotel.

Christine and Gerhard Schuler
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

A group of twenty stayed at the hotel this November,and were enamored with the service,beautiful gardens,and views from the terrace. All our rooms had a small balcony with table and chairs to relax and enjoy the views.
The staff were very pleaser,efficient,and willing to assist us with recommendations for restaurants for dinner.Staff members are available 24 hours a day.
Free wi-fi in every room for I Pad users.
There is a glass enclosed sunroof on the fourth floor which allows guests to get breathtaking views of Mt.Etna and surrounding area.
Villa has wonderful history of endurance after being confiscated by the German government twice
since it's inception. I highly recommend staying here due to it's location,convenience,and outstanding service.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GerhardSchuler, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Schuler, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Hosting small groups as your one is always a pleasure and March and November are the best months to host small groups in our hotel both as far as availability and rates is concerned.

Personalized services and tailor made programs as transfers, excursions with English speaking local drivers, organizing delicious dinners in our partner restaurants, all in order to deliver unique genuine Sicilian experiences in a joyful atmosphere : this is our passion.

Christine and Gerhard Schuler
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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Our group of 4 stayed at Villa Schuler in October, 2012, for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts outdoors on the terrace overlooking the sea. Breakfasts, included with your stay, are chosen from the menu (you can get crepes and omelettes) and excellently served at your table. The office staff was very helpful and obviously well trained in assisting with directions, recommendations, and questions and made our stay extremely pleasant. We had a garden view from our rooms but were able to enjoy the sea views and our own wine in the evening on the terrace or from the gazebo. The hotel also has bar service. The location is quiet but is close to the city center.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazzetta Bastione / Via Roma, I-98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
#5 Family Hotel in Taormina
#8 Business Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villa Schuler 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hotel di charme in una antica dimora del centro storico, immersa in un curatissimo parco con stupenda vista mare ed Etna. Giardini e terrazze, saloni, ascensore panoramico, giardino d'inverno, rooftop lounge&terrace, Wi-Fi gratis e navetta per le spiagge. Servizio 24 ore. Parcheggio e garage: una rarita per il centro storico di Taormina. 21 Camere e 6 Junior Suites. ... more   less 
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