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Villa Belvedere
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Bagnoli Croci 79, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 88 hotels in Taormina
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“Excellent 4 nights at apartment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Arrived on a rainy afternoon at reception and was kindly given a quick map and useful spots to eat or visit while our cases where taken to the apartments about 50m along the road. The main hotel was closed for the off peak season but Maria who checked us in was very friendly and professional and showed us to our apartment and the basics of how to get in and where the light switches where. Upon entering the apartment we was greeted with a fabulous clean apartment flat just as it is on the hotel website. Modern clean and quiet and a fantastic view of the coast and mount etna in the morning. We requested breakfast for the first morning and that arrived promptly on time, fresh croissants and bread as well as a pot of coffee & the local fresh orange juice.

As it was off season a fair few places were closed, however Maria and the hotel staff where happy to check for us and also offer alternatives. The apartment was cleaned every morning and made for a very enjoyable stay at Taromina.

Checking out was easy with the manager and again offered to call us a taxi or we was free to explore parts of the main hotel which was under renovation. If they are brought up to the apartment flat standards then this is the hotel to stay at on a return trip!

Thank you Hotel Villa Belvedere

Room Tip: Go for the apartments we had no. 2 Higher apartments may have a slightly higher view Escaping a co...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Chriacques, Proprietario at Villa Belvedere, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Sir and Madam,
We would like to thank you for your kind comments, and we are delighted to learn that your stay in one of our newly opened deluxe studio-apartments was comfortable and enjoyable.
We are pleased to inform you that our main hotel has just reopened for the new season, and we hope to welcome you back someday.
A heartfelt thank you,
The Management & staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was my first time in Taormina and I am so glad I was in the Palazzina of of Villa Belvedere. After a warm welcome from the staff I arrived in my room ... wow ... what a view and what a nice decor. From my room I could see the Etna and the sea in one look! The front desk staff were nice to point me in the right direction for some local visits.

I have visited many hotels in many countries, Villa Belvedere is in the top five for me

Room Tip: Ask for the Palazzina !!!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My entire experience with this establishment was disappointing. Upon arrival I was given minimal information and quickly left in the apartment which was some way up the road from the hotel itself. There were absolutely NO instructions in the apartment for any of the facilities, not even one sheet of paper. You are on your own with this place. At one point the refrigerator stopped working and all of the food was ruined. As there was no 24 hour staffing of the hotel I finally got a message through by leaving a written note in the front office. I was told that there was some obscure button on the wall which I must have inadvertently touched. I never found this "button" and no-one gave assistance. At departure Manager mentioned that he knew I hadnt had a fridge for a couple of days but really didnt seem to care The view from the window is the same as all hotels in this area, there is no parking, no Sky channel and no service. As an apartment it is overpriced. Beware there are no lights on the stairs at night. NOT recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I reserved a room with the hotel in early January 2013 for a room in late January 2013. I planned to propose to my girlfriend in Taormina at the Greek Amphitheater. I notified the hotel of this special occasion and they went above and beyond to help me out. The hotel staff answered several emails in a timely fashion, and even helped me locate a photographer. When we arrived, the staff was very friendly and brought our bags to our room. We stayed in one of the suites. The view was amazing! The room was spacious and clean. The manager even brought their own laptop to the room so we could view our engagement photos on a computer. The staff then delivered a breakfast to our room in the morning. The staff and hotel are top-notch! A++. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Choose a suite.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I spent three lovely weeks in Villa Belvedere's beautiful Mediterranean garden apartment (no. 11) which also offers a spectacular sea view. Eventhough the hotel does not open officially until March 15, I enjoyed this splendid one bedroom apartment luxuriously equipped with three bathrooms offering each guest his or hers bathroom (bath or shower). From the charming living room whose patio doors open on the garden where citrus and olive trees grow, I could admire from sunrise to sunset the marvellous seascape of the Mediterranean, read in the morning sun from the lounge chairs or garden chairs or simply take in the beauty of the Villa Belvedere cascading gardens with its citrus trees bearing oranges, mandarins or lemons.

Apartment no. 11 is also furnished with a small kitchen and a dining room section. The apartment has two televisions and a computer and WIFI connection. An impeccable maid service is also available as well as 24/7 assistance, if required.

Room Tip: This apartment is perfect for a romantic interlude or a peaceful retreat.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Although I have fairly often enjoyed short stays at lovely Villa Belvedere in Taormina; on this occasion I was offered one of their four, self-contained Studio-Apartments, newly opened at about 50 metres away and on the same road as the hotel. The modern glass lift transported me unsuspectingly to the intensely pleasurable experience of entering the apartment and being totally delighted at the luminously serene and elegant decor but then - when I approached the full-wall window, and drew back the linen curtaining, there was a breath-taking, uninterrupted view of the sea, the shoreline and of magnificent, snow-covered Mount Etna, in all its glory against the afternoon sky.
The apartments have a comfortable double bed and there are useful wardrobes with large mirrors and a pleasing, sleek, shower/bathroom. The relaxing, well lit lounge area near the window has a broad rug in front of a large settee with cushions, footstools and side-tables. The kitchen area has all the utensils necessary for tea/coffee making or even for preparing a full meal. I loved just being there and enjoying it all and was tempted to spend all my time at the apartment instead of going off wandering outside.
Don’t forget your camera, because you will want to take photo after photo from the balcony where there are pretty plants in pots, comfortable, summery chairs and a table; perfect for sitting quietly and enjoying that fabulous view....

Room Tip: There are only four and they are all beautiful with the same gorgeous view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed here back in July so a little late with the review! lol We had a fantastic time at Villa Belvedere. We stayed at a different hotel for the first 2 night and then here for 7 nights. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with the warmest welcome by the staff. We left our bags at reception and went straight down by the pool where we were offered a 20% discount on lunch (which was great) The view from here was breath taking with the majestic Mount Etna in the distance. We managed to drag ourselves away from the pool and out of the sun and headed to our room. The room was a good size, clean, cool (thanks to the air con) and had everything we needed. Bathroom was fab too.

Hotel Villa Belvedere is ideally located with everything in walking distance. (the botanical gardens next door is a perfect place to retreat when you are in need of shade) I can not praise the staff highly enough and there wasn't anything they couldn't do for you and requested a number of great restaurants.

We will be returning to Taormina and to Hotel Villa Belvedere

Please take my advice and book here... if they have any rooms left!

Room Tip: Top floor room with Balcony
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  • Stayed July 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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Address: Via Bagnoli Croci 79, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Taormina
#4 Business Hotel in Taormina
#6 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Belvedere 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Belvedere its a delightful and romantic hotel situated at 5 minutes walking from the center of Taormina. It's an ideal hotel for couples who are looking for a charm and relaxing oasis surrounded by a lovely garden always in bloom. With an amazing view of "Baia di Naxos" and the mount Etna Villa Belvedere its a perfect location for your Sicilian holidays. ... more   less 
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