When we walked into the front door of the hotel,we were met by the owner Mr Andrea Quartucci, who happened to be there at the time.He immediately gave us his full attention....asked us to identify which bags went to which room,and then said to us "leave to bags to us..we will put them in the rooms" It was about noon and the rooms were not ready yet.Andrea,in true Sicilian fashion said "you must be hungry come with me".He took us by elevator to the third floor and we were overwhelmed by the open air patio which made up the dining room, which overlooked the sea He called Mary, who operates the dining room and told her that we had just arrived and asked if she could open the dining room a little bit early so she might serve as. Mary was kind... Sweet...attentive.. She could not do enough for us. She gave us menus and served us our lunch even though the kitchen was not yet open.Villa Carlotta is one of the most charming hotels that I have ever stayed in. The hotel is magnificently decorated...... the rooms are extremely comfortable and have wonderful views. The staff reflected the kindness and attention that Andrea gave us upon our arrival. Mary was extraordinarily kind to us and so attentive and gracious during our visit, ready to assist us in any way in the dining room. And the food.."MAMA MIA", I thought my Sicilian Nonna was in the kitchen.The variety.... Quality..... Selection of the food would satisfy anyone's desires.The first time we went up to breakfast, we were overwhelmed with the extraordinary selection of possible items from which to choose, and all were not only beautifully presented but extremely satisfying.The same was true for all the meals we had at the hotel The entire staff was so attentive to all of our requests and treated us as family.I believe my son plans to bring his wife back for their anniversary. There is no reason to stay in any other hotel and Taormina. We were here at my request,I had invited my three children..49..47..45.. without spouses or grandchildren,to accompany me to Sicily for their first visit. Our stay at the Villa Carlotta continues to be one of the most significant highlights of the trip. What better way for my children to learn effectively about their heritage.The hotel is within walking distance to all the shops and the main streets of Taormina. I cannot think of one reason for anyone to stay anywhere else when they visit Taormina
- Also Known As:
- Carlotta Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Carlotta Taormina, Sicily
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Carlotta is an aristocratic 1860 Sicilian villa converted into a luxury boutique hotel in the centre of Taormina at 5/7 minutes walk to the historical pedestrian area of town. Our hotel, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, is located in a panoramic and tranquil part of Taormina, overlooking the Ionian sea, lush mediterranean gardens, Italy’s mainland coast and on one side Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most interesting active volcano.You can feel an informal and elegant atmosphere all around the hotel which has been decorated individually by celebrated Italian interior designers making it an idyllic place, ideal for honeymooners or for those looking for romance, relax and good Sicilian food. ... more less
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