The restaurant is soooooo good! A sensational breakfast! Service with heart and professionalism! The best crudo I had! A must!!!! No need to try any other restaurant during the stay in Taormina. Great view from the rooftop too!
Splendid gem of a hotel in a perfect sea-facing position yet within easy walking distance of the elegant town centre. Plenty of character, as you would expect from a property that has been in situ since the 1860's, and there is a good blend of contemporary and established decor throughout to give a unique boutique feel. Architecturally interesting too; the tiny reception is at the foot of a small ornamental tower located at the elbow of a road junction whilst most of the residential part of the hotel is then built into hillside tiers giving unobscured Mediterranean views. We were in the comfortable Garden Suite which felt very private and secluded tucked away at the base of the main building. We appreciated the ample sun terrace and also the smart, stylish and roomy lounge. No external noise at all so we slept like logs in a very comfortable bed within the compact bedroom. We would also endorse the rather special marble bathroom with its eye catching mosaic sunken bath - an all time first, although we tended to use the capacious shower. As suggested by the name, the suite overlooks the small but verdant garden with easy access to a crescent of double-size canopied sunloungers. A tiny swimming pool area is even lower down and must be quite wedged during high summer. We had a rather a trek for breakfast each morning across the garden and then up a sloping path to the side of the hotel before going up three floors in a lift, but it was well worth it. The panoramic rooftop restaurant is lovely, there's a commendable range of ever changing foodstuffs, and the service is brisk and attentive. Best part for me was the pastry stand; swoonsome connolis and on, a good day, droolworthy chocolate covered doughnuts. I've had withdrawal symptoms ever since. The staff in the hotel are all superb - the friendly and welcoming reception guys, the jolly manager, the efficient restaurant team, the diligent cleaners and the responsive valets. In terms of parking, our rental car was delivered and taken away immediately each day as a matter of urgency. In the evenings, it's a gentle walk into town past the communal gardens and within minutes you are falling over restaurants even before you get to the main Corso Umberto. A few years ago, we were stuck in a hotel up in the hills reliant on a minibus to get in and out, so it really is far better to be in the midst of the action. As you walk in to the town you'll pass the Carlotta Apartments which, just from looking at the lobby and cross-referring with the website, would certainly be our favoured option for a future stay. So, we highly recommend the Villa Carlotta - to the extent that we wouldn't even bother to look elsewhere when back in Taormina.…
The excellent location of Villa Carlotta makes your visit to Taormina a simply delight. Walking distance to the vibrand and very chic city center where you have access to deluxe shops and exquisite Restaurants. The Accommodations were superb , you have everything your heart desires , a gym , pool , book library and amazing views. Their staff offers personalized A plus Customer service that makes you feel right at home. Villa Carlotta is a piece of Art in the heart of unforgettable Taormina ♥
From the moment we arrived to this amazing hotel we were made to feel welcome at our home for 3 nights. Housed in an old castle in a beautiful moorish building, our room had a nice patio with gorgeous views. The hotels has one of the best restaurants in the city, with exceptional food and service and again it has fantastic views to add to your dining experience. They even have a pastry chef creating the most delightful Sicilian desserts. Location is great within walking distance of center. Definetely recommended and a high 5 stars.
Exceptional location, exceptional food and most of all exceptional service. Super happy we chose this place for dinner. Special thanks to manuele and luigi for their outstanding service. The chef did an amazing job too. Well done to all the team. Will gladly visit again