We stayed in a junior suite with a sea view for 4 nights at Villa Carlotta at the end of our trip to Sicily and were very glad we chose to travel to Taormina last as the town and the hotel were both really enjoyable places to be. The room was very clean, a good size and the bed was very comfortable. We found the pillows provided too hard and asked for feather ones instead.
Breakfast was scrumptious and the waiting staff could not have been more helpful or pleasant. We are suffering withdrawal symptoms from the delicious pastries on offer each morning. We also had an excellent dinner on our first night.
Everyone we encountered at the hotel was really friendly and went out of their way to assist. One afternoon we fancied a cup of tea (there are, unusually, tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms), so my husband went to ask for fresh milk. He returned empty handed a minute or so later because a staff member was going to deliver the milk herself, which she promptly did, along with a selection of delicious, home made and freshly cooked coconut macaroons!
Parking is a problem in Taormina and we paid a lot for the hotel to park our car. There are public car parks quite a walk away from Villa Carlotta which might be worth considering to overcome that fee.
If we return to Sicily, Villa Carlotta would certainly be on our list to revisit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Carlotta Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Carlotta Taormina, Sicily