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Hotel Villa Sonia

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Via Porta Mola 9, 98039 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed here for a night on our way back to Catania after two weeks I the Aeolian islands. The hotel is great and in a wonderful village on the top of a hill above Taormina. We had two rooms, which were clean and cool despite the July heat. Public areas are spacious and with phenomenal views to Etna, and... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I very nearly gave this hotel a 5* rating but for one thing; our visit in early May found the hotel quite quiet (not a bad thing), but for the first 3 days there was no bar or restaurant. It was not too much of a hardship to walk up into Castelmola and use the (very good) restauirants there, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was my favourite in all of Italy.The staff from reception to dining to cleaning were incredibly friendly and helpful. Rooms with a balcony on level 5 were spacious with fabulious views to Mt Etna. Pool is great with plenty of lounges. Restaurant has a good menu and our breakfast was excellent.Very comfortable beds which we did not get... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our one night stay at Hotel Villa Sonia planned at the last minute due to a change in holiday plans which meant we could spend some time in Castelmola. And what a wonderful night it was. The hotel is perched on the side of a very steep hill just below the town of Castelmola. The town is a short 5... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely and very restful stay at Hotel Villa Sonia. The hotel has a very peaceful atmosphere where you can really relax. Our room or rather suite was huge and our view of Mt Etna quite stunning. The staff were extremely helpful and offered useful advice abut visiting other places and historical sites in Sicily. They were also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We moved from Taormina to Castelmola in order to relax before our long trip home & This hotel was perfect for this. The pool was big and very clean. The rooms were spacious and offer perfect views of Mount Etna. The hotel is decorated with antique type furniture on all levels which was interesting to look at. Breakfast was lovely.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a week staying in Villa Sonia. The hotel staff are very helpful and friendly and create a very relaxing atmosphere. The location is fantastic. The hotel has stunning views and it is vital that you choose a room with a view of Etna, but after a short but quite steep climb up to the village... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We recently visited Sicily two weeks ago. The staff at Villa Sonia are extremely helpful especially Cinzia who organised our hotel transfer. Villa Sonia is located in Castelmola - a 10 minute drive up from Taormina and there is a free shuttle bus that you can pre book a place on from the hotel. Otherwise there is the Interbus that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Stunning views og fantastic atmosphere. Very helpfull reception, great pool area and Nice breakfast. Room was plain and small. Located 10 minutes by car from Taormina. It is Not possible to Walk to Taormina from the hotel, due to it is far up in the mountains and the road is very hazardous to walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Do not stay here if you have a problem with heights. Castelmola is a tiny village at the top of the mountain above Taormina with fabulous views. Villa Sonia is large and caters for wedding parties, luckily we left on the morning of a Reception that evening! The Reception staff were friendly and Maria was especially helpful with her excellent... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Villa Sonia is a historic rural home situated in Castelmola in the district of Taormina where a real corner of “Paradise” awaits you. A charming residence surrounded by green vegetation and having as much tranquility as one would desire, ideal for romantic escapes or family holidays. Ensuring your relaxation are its position, structure and the professionalism of its qualified staff, which provide the facilities that enable you to spend all the time you want to, reliving ancient times and rediscovering unique flavours that only a land as rich and generous as “Sicily” can give you. Tradition, love and hospitality for every single characteristic and detail distinguish our rooms and accompany our guests in the best periods of the year. The hotel is set in a unique and silent natural environment, yet just a few kilometers from Taormina and the sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Sonia

Address: Via Porta Mola 9, 98039 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Castelmola
Price Range: $103 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Sonia 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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