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Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges

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Contrada Grotte, 7, 9510 Carruba, Giarre, Sicily Italy
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A home in the parkPlaced in the heart of a nursery specialised in Mediterranean plants, Donnacarmela is ready to welcome you in a 19th century Sicilian house that has been refurbished in full respect of the original but given all the modern comforts. Elegantly refined, the building dominates the ten thousand square metre nursery garden. Here you may enjoy a guided tour to discover the hundreds of scents and varieties of Mediterranean plants. It is also possible to admire a private collection of subtropical plants. The courtyards in lavic paving, the ancient cistern and river pebbles, the well-stocked wine cellar and the swimming surrounded by secular olive trees, the comfortable spaces designed to relax and the quiet reading room, the wide halls and ample dining room: all this has been designed to make your stay exceptional. Ten hectares in the most prestigious wine area on mount Etna are where we produce the Doc wine for Donnacarmela. The vineyards were bought by Donnacarmela in 2006 and they are between Solicchiata and Passopisciaro on the northern side of the volcano in the territory of Castiglione di Sicilia. The vineyards all grow Nerello Mascalese, the vine that produces the most appreciated wines in this area. This is where the ‘Montedolce Etna Doc’ is born from the passion and commitment of the Faro family in an area that has wine for its vocation. The name of the wine comes from the place where we produce it. The wine-making is done in a well-equipped cellar in Mascali, the area of origin of the Nerello Mascalese, only a few kilometres away from Donnacarmela.Montedolce is characterised by its ruby-red colour, red berry scents with mineral notes, and by the complexity, persistence and elegant tannin it offers the palate.We do not only offer wine and taste, however. A little lower down the mountain side, between the Ionic coast and the first hills, it is possible to find the Mediterranean plants that have found the best environment to grow here. Thus, they develop into unrepeatable shapes and colours: the Abutilon, the Agave, the Ficus, the Cistus, the Opuntiae, the ornamental Citrus plants are all to be found in the gardens of Donnacarmela. They are the essence of Mediterranean gardens. Tese plants and flowers offer themselves to visitors in all their charm.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
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Electric vehicle charging station
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Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Poolside bar
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Daniela wrote a review Oct 2020
57 contributions7 helpful votes
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We had a really great time at Donna Carmela. I don‘t know with what I should begin 1. the Staff is really really great. They helped us find a great tour to the Etna and also dealt with everything we needed with lots of love and passion! 2. the Hotel itself is so great. Clean, chic and peaceful. And wonderful place to relax 3. the Food!!! What an experience. Starting with breakfast and ending with dinner. Everything is handmade and so ultra delicious, that we‘re still think of this food If we come back to Sicily, we‘ll definitely come back to Donna Carmela Love from Daniela e Elias
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 16, 2020
Dear danibanilove, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your feedback. We are delighted to read that you had such a wonderful experience and that you expecially enjoyed our hotel facilites and gastronomic offer. We also thank you for recognizing the exceptional services of our colleagues, this is truly appreciated. It was a real pleasure to have you with us and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best Regards, Roberta Cariola Guest Relations Manager
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shaidamer wrote a review Oct 2020
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Excellent service and very nice gourmet restaurant with variety of selection for different tastes, including teenagers. Perfect location to relax and to enjoy breathtaking excursions to Taormina, Catania and Mount Etna volcano. We have really enjoyed our vacation and will come back in future with pleasure
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Donna Carmela, Direttore generale at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges
Responded Oct 8, 2020
Dear shaidamer, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience on TripAdvisor. It is indeed a pleasure to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed your visit, the facilities and dining experience. Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again. Best Regards, Roberta Cariola Guest Relations Manager
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ataf83 wrote a review Oct 2020
Viareggio, Italy25 contributions8 helpful votes
Beautiful place for a romantic getaway. The staff were always friendly and available (with a smile) and the food was divine. Sicily is a magical place that is difficult to beat and Donna Carmela is the best of Sicily. Wish we could have stayed longer and will definitely be back. See you soon!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Donna Carmela, Direttore generale at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges
Responded Oct 8, 2020
Dear ataf83, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at DonnaCarmela Resort and Lodges and that you were particularly impressed with our gastronomic offer and the service provided by our team. It was a real pleasure to have you with us and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best Regards, Roberta Cariola Guest Relations Manager
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Honorine L wrote a review Sep 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Donna Carmela for our honeymoon early September. The hotel is situated in a lovely domain and the reception staff is doing its best for you to have the best stay. But that's it really. We wanted a relaxing holiday, enjoying the pool and the island. However it was quite difficult to relax around the pool when guests are mostly families with young kids, guests smoke around the pool and have loud conversation on the phone or listen to their own music!! Straight outside the hotel, you will have roads fill with rubbish on both sides, where residents dumped their rubbish bags! Not the best image of Sicily. We had to ask for our breakfast menus every mornings.... Also if you want to have room service, you'll be told that you should have ordered the day before...! And the restaurant is very expensive. Be ready to spend around 100 euros every nights for 2 people as there are not many restaurants around the hotel, and none in walking distance. All in all, I don't think the description of the hotel is accurate.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: avoid room 5 as the shower was terrible! lack of pressure and temperature not constant
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Response from Donna Carmela, Direttore generale at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Dear h0n0rinel, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback. We are happy to read that you liked our property and we truly appreciate the compliments about the services provided by our reception team. On the other hand, we regret to learn that our Food & Beverage offer and service were not up to your expectations; some of the aspects of the service were actually reviewed and implemented in compliance with the anti COVID – 19 suggested measures to guarantee our guests and team safety. We also appreciate your comments about the pool ambience and we will definitely look into the matter in order to ensure a relaxing stay at all times. Finally, please be assured that the condition of the areas outside the resort is continuously reported to the designated local authorities and we hope too see an improvement in the short term. We sincerely hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best Regards, Roberta Cariola Guest Relations Manager
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“JohnnyCash” wrote a review Sep 2020
Palermo, Italy2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have recently spent some quality time at Donna Carmela Boutique Resort & Lodges. A little gem nestled within the most beautiful, peaceful and green landscape. Its lush gardens and flowery fragrance of the frangipani and jasmine embrace you from the moment you arrive and transports you back into a tropical land. The resort is located within a few miles away from Taormina, Catania and Mount Etna. What a great location for those who love sightseeing! We loved our lodge with its private jacuzzi and surrounded by mountains and breathtaking landscape views. The rooms' decor and bedding is of high quality & standards; the cleanliness impeccable. Dinner was amazing, all the staff were very friendly, yet professional and accommodating. Everyone we met came across as genuine in the true Sicilian hospitality style. I strongly recommend DC resort, we are already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you DC
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Donna Carmela, Direttore generale at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Dear MMoreschini, Thank you for sharing such wonderful review on Tripadvisor. It is a real pleasure to read that you were impressed by the overall ambiance, restaurants and standard of services provided and we will make sure to share your kind words with all the team. Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again. Best Regards, Roberta Cariola Guest Relations Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$98 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Boutique Resort Donna Carmela
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaGiarreCarruba
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Basilica di San Sebastiano (4.6 miles), Cattedrale di Acireale (4.5 miles), and Piazza del Duomo di Acireale (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dolceria Salemi, Gnam gnam, and Zash.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.