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“Excellent quality hotel , close to everything, great views, great staff and very clean rooms .” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa Belvedere
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Bagnoli Croci 79, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 87 hotels in Taormina
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“Excellent quality hotel , close to everything, great views, great staff and very clean rooms .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

I had two nights and did not want it to end. You can start your day relaxing by the pool, or grab a quick lunch before you head out of town. Easy to get to Corso Umberto and the cable car. I loved the cleanliness, service, early morning coffee in my room was there almost by the time I hung up the phone. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I was also given a beautiful upgrade for a small charge. I will go back!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This hotel is spotless, with extremely friendly staff, and a swimming pool with a sea view. It's a short walking distance to corsa umberto where you can find some fabulous restaurants. Some rooms have a sea view and I would recommend that you request a sea view. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 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 July 7, 2013

This hotel really is a little Gem!!. What makes it so special is simply the staff. They are wonderful, welcoming, friendly and warm. They really make every effort to make sure your stay is without hassle, is relaxing and is enjoyable.

We have stayed in many 5 star hotels around the world and felt that what this hotel lacks in terms of luxurious appointments, it makes up for in warm hospitality. It has a cosy boutique feel to it. The rooms are spotlessly clean and ours had a balcony with fabulous views over the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna.

The hotels situation on a quiet street gives a peaceful ambience and the beautiful gardens and pool are a joy. All the restaurants etc are with a 10 to 15 minute stroll away in Taormina and the choice is vast.

We would like to say a huge thank you for a wonderful stress free, relaxing holiday in beautiful Sicily. Many guests were repeat visitors – I am sure we will be to!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Superb again. We have been here 2011, 2012, and now 2013.

It is a gem. So friendly & helpful. Beautiful old hotel. Wonderful views. And there is no need to go anywhere as so lovely to just sit and relax by the pool all day, before the short walk to a myriad of restaurants near by.

All staff friendly, especially Antonella and Joshua.

Be back soon.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms are the best
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The first three days we had a room with ocean view, so beautiful. We even had a window in the shower. Huge plus for double shower! Me and my boyfriend could both shower at the same time.
The next three days we had a room without view. No double shower but bath tub. The rooms are really nice and delicate.

The best about this hotel is the location. Just 5 minutes away from the main street. The pool area is nice, but the lunch restaurant is not that good. They serve a good lunch buffet, but you will soon get tired of the food there. We ended up eating most the lunches in the town. After around five its only shaddow in the pool area.

Plus for free and fast wifi, both in the rooms and by the pool.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chriacques, Direttore at Villa Belvedere, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for mentioning the many aspects of Villa Belvedere that made your stay here a very enjoyable one.
We would however like to say a word in defence of our open-air, pool-side restaurant – where, as you rightly say, the buffet is always very good and always very fresh – but perhaps you didn’t sample the printed menu, with the various and very different specialities of each day to choose from; indeed, we invite our long-stay guests, to suggest something they would like for lunch and our chef will prepare it.
Concerning the end-of-day shade on the pool area –this depends not on us, but on the Mediterranean latitude and on the time of the year and is however often much appreciated in the very hot, long summer days when the sun lights our gardens and the pool from about 7.a.m. and which we are lucky enough to enjoy almost all year round in Taormina. From the private sun-terraces and French balconies, which are higher than our gardens, however, the late afternoon sunshine blending from sunset to dusk, often displays spectacular colours in the sky for guests to enjoy as the daylight fades beyond Mount Etna.
Kindest regards,
Cristian Pecaut
Manager
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

A beautiful hotel run with pride and dedication by its owners. Warm friendly staff who could not do enough for you, all with a willing smile on their faces. Breakfast was more than adequate, with a sumptuous array of hot cold low or high calorie delights, an excellent fresh variety. The pool was both comfortable and cosy, not really a place for children, the pool bar served fresh food daily with a good variety of local dishes. The views are stunning, the location convenient with a complete feel of freedom. The hotel gardens are beautifully and lovingly maintained and is a feast of flowers, orange and lemon trees and plenty more. Taomina is a few minutes walk from the Belvedere, full of life, with plenty of well priced restaurants shops and hustle and bustle. There is plenty to do and see from the Greek Theatro to Madonna della Roca Church high above the town. Steps and more steps, we loved exploring and walking but if you don't like urban hills and steps be prepared for a workoutl! We loved Taomina, clean, well kept and full of Sicilian life. Friendly kind and engaging people. Our hotel stay was faultless, we are seasoned travellers with high expectations and Villa Belvedere far surpassed what we expected. We had two excursions to the beach, very basic pebble beaches and you need sea shoes to go in the cool refreshing sea otherwise its a bit uncomfortable on the feet. Good restaurants: Trattoria da Nino, fab fish in Taormina and down in Isola Bella is Il Barcaiolo with locally caught fish well worth a visit but book and its closed on Tuesdays! We leave with happy memories, toned legs and a big apitite to return soon. Thank you to all at the VB xxxxx

Room Tip: Room with sea view or balcony is a must as the views are just stunning. Sea shoes for beaches
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  • Stayed June 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, July 8, 2013
Dear Madam,
Thank you so much for your lovely review . We trust that the information and suggestions that you took the time to write will be very useful to other travelers wishing to visit Taormina.
Hoping to welcome you back someday, we send our kindest regards.
The Management
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This was our fourth visit to Villa Belvedere and as before, we were not disappointed.
This time we stayed in the garden suite with our daughter and her partner.
With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large lounge with sea view, kitchen and large terrace it was ideal and roomy.
As we are an elderly couple we made good use of the lift - rather than the steps - down to the pool area. As it was June and quite hot we were able to sit either in the sun when we wanted or in the shade of the lovely trees on our terrace.
The staff, nearly all of whom we had met on each previous visit, gave us a great welcome back.
(We are already in the process of booking our next visit in 2014.)
Breakfasts were, as usual, excellent with a wide choice to suit anyone.
Lunches by the pool were also very good and a lovely relaxing way to while away an hour or so.
We again booked with The Sicilian Experience who were most efficient in also booking our flights "with assistance" throughout. Suzanne happened to be at the Belvedere for a short time so it was nice to put a face to her very helpful telephone calls.

Room Tip: Higher floors have a better view of the bay.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Also Known As:
Villa Belvedere Hotel
Villa Belvedere Hotel Taormina
Hotel Belvedere Taormina
Villa Belvedere Taormina, Sicily
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
#15 Romantic Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Belvedere 3*
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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