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“Good location and great price” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Chiara
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Don Bosco 10, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #51 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
Berlin, Germany
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“Good location and great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights. The hotel is ideally located and all the attractions are all very close.
The rates are reasonable compared to other hotels in Taormina.
The hotel offers parking spaces. It's hard to find a parking spot in the city so this is just a great plus. It costs 15 euro per day. The breakfast is simple but enough to start the day.
The room is economic and well-maintained.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and I arrived in Taormina in mid-October without a hotel reservation and we were lucky enough to happen upon the Villa Chiara. It's up some stone steps from Corso Umberto (the main street in Taormina). The proprietor, Joseph, was absolutely delightful, and made us feel very much at home while we stayed at his hotel. We were lucky that he had a space for our car outside the hotel so we were able to park it there. Our room was very comfortable and the bathroom was very clean. There was some noise from cars driving up the hill but at night we had the air-conditioning on and slept very soundly. Breakfast was very nice, too, and was brought to our table -- a nice assortment of pastries, cheese and meat, and yogurt, as well as orange juice and coffee. We were originally going to spend one night but decided to stay three nights since we enjoyed Taormina and our hotel so much. Villa Chiara was one of the nicest hotel experiences we had in Sicily.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Just spent five nights in the Villa Chiara, its just lovely, the rooms are perfect and the location is great, not too high up and not too many steps. The rooms are spacious and clean, the breakfast was lovely, the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff was a huge added bonus.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front would have a lot of street noise from Scooters, so maybe one in the back is bette...
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  • Stayed September 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 June 16, 2013

we stayed her for 14 nights and the hotel suited very well. It is conveniently located just above the main street but suffers from no noise. The room was clean and comfortable with frequent changes to the linen etc.There is 24 hour/day staffing on the front desk and there are in room safes. We tool our own travel kettle and mugs as no facilities are provided in the room other than a fridge mini bar. Breakfasts were good. Its nice to sit on the roof area with a bottle (or two) of the local wine in the evening.
The staff are excellent being friendly and helpful.
Be aware that like the rest of Taormina the hotel is situated in a very narrow street. We had a hire car to allow us to see some of the island and parking in the town is expensive so we used a space outside of the hotel at a much more reasonable rate. Italians can park on a postage stamp but the staff helped us initially by parking our car for us and then to teach how to do it sufficiently well on our own. Driving in towns is certainly an experience .. but all part of the holiday.

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  • Stayed May 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We had booked another hotel with better views but as we wanted an extra night we ended up here. There is a roof terrace but not really worth sitting up there for the view. Hotel felt a bit tired with threadbare carpet & the bed was squeaky in room 208 but it was very clean & the owners were really helpful (the husband is quite loud but lovely). Myself & my daughter are coeliacs & they were very kind to provide some gluten free biscuits for breakfast for us - & insisted on us taking them with us. Free wifi. As with others, he v kindly let us park outside the hotel on the street. Fantastic central position.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Can’t say enough good things about this hotel. It was very well located, the center of town being just down a stone stairway. It was very clean, very comfortable, with warm & friendly staff. HIghly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

If you want a central, but reasonable, hotel in Taormina, then we reckon you couldn't do better than the Hotel Villa Chiara. We arrived without a booking, thinking that we would have to leave our hire car in the very expensive (up to 30 euros a day) public car park. The very efficient and pleasant proprietor quickly gave us a room and we were able to park the car in the narrow street outside. We stayed for three nights. The room was clean and pleasant with a balcony and air conditioning, a good breakfast was included and we enjoyed the views from the roof terrace. But best of all just down the steps beside the hotel was the main street with all the shops, restaurants and all the facilities of Taormina - we could not have been more handy. We reckon that with the helpful proprietor - not sure of his name - we couldn't have done better. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Chiara

Address: Via Don Bosco 10, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Villa Chiara 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Villa Chiara is a little and comfortable hotel located in Taormina’s heart, on fashionable Corso Umberto.All its rooms with private bathroom, are provided with air conditioning, internet Wi-Fi for free, safe, central heating and direct telephone outside line.The Hotel offers also a small TV lounge, a sun terrace, a central bar at the lobby. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chiara Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Chiara Taormina, Sicily

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