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“Super relaxed luxury” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

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Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Mazzaro
Certificate of Excellence
Taormina Mare (Me)
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Super relaxed luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A wonderful, relaxed luxury resort on the beach under the lovely town of Taormina. Here one escapes the maddening crowds, enjoys the beautiful established gardens, the grand old building and luxurious hotel facilities.
Breakfast is a superb feast on the terrace overlooking the beach. Too much to chose from, too many delights that one must be so strong to resist trying it all.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerVSA, Direttore at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Guests,

I thank you for your words of praise regarding Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea.

I am truly pleased to hear that you have loved to stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,

Giovanni Nastasi
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is full of people that read your mind! The service was amazing and everyone greeted you with your name and a smile. When we first arrived at the airport the hotel car was waiting with two car seats for my children which I hadn't even requested. When we got to the hotel room the cribs were set up and ready. Usually it's like pulling teeth to get cribs ready ahead of time at other hotels.. Most cribs in even the nicest hotels are usually bare and uncomfortable but the cribs were padded for comfort with bumpers and the bedding for them were changed everyday. This hotel is absolutely beautiful and relaxing but the gem of this place is the amazing staff. It was so relaxing despite traveling with two toddlers because the staff here were like mind readers. Both my children were sick with high fever during our stay and the hotel did everything to help us from ice bucket deliveries at 2 in the morning to doctor visits. Everyone gave us a sincere feel of concern. I have been to many nice hotels in my travels but I give this hotel my best score for the staff. Also all the excursions and sightseeing were booked seemlessly. Already planning a trip back for next summer in my mind..:)

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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GeneralManagerVSA, Direttore at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for complimenting our staff. This is our utmost reward.

We look forward to your next stay.

Best wishes,

Giovanni Nastasi
General Mananager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Spent a week (family with three young children including two-month old baby) at Villa Sant Andrea in mid July 2014. Beautiful setting by the sea in a quiet bay with a nice little beach. Hotel a good example of Italian "high end" but with relaxed atmosphere; also very family friendly. Were able to mix time/activities with children with downtime without them. Would go again. Special thanks for the hospitality and for making our stay special to Giovanni, Enzo, Angela at VsA and to Marco (for the great Italian food) at the sister hotel Timeo (central Taormina).

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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GeneralManagerVSA, Direttore at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Family,

we are delighted you left our hotel with the excellent impressions you describe.

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we certainly hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel once more, on many future occasions.

Yours sincerely,

Giovanni Nastasi
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

From the moment we arrived we knew our time at Sant' Andrea would be special. We were not disappointed. Firstly, an upgrade to a wonderful deluxe junior suite with an enormous terrace overlooking the Med; exceptional seafood and Sicilian wines, and very efficient and polite staff where nothing was ever a problem including the arranging of a private day trip to The Valley of the Temples. Anne Akhmatova, the poet says "Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life." I certainly hope so, because we are planning our return to Sant' Andrea already. A big thanks to Head Concierge, Martin Mannino and Guest Relations Manager, Mario Zerillo for making our time so enjoyable.

Room Tip: If you can possibly stretch your budget, Room 301 is wonderful.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerVSA, Direttore at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor and I am delighted to hear that you could not have been more pleased with your stay.

I am truly glad you enjoyed the location and your comments were much appreciated.

We certainly hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Warm regards,

Giovanni Nastasi
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights and it was absolutely stunning. The setting, the views, the rooms and all the staff made for a magical time......the pool and beach were so relaxing......I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2014
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GeneralManagerVSA, Direttore at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Guests,

I thank you for your words of praise regarding Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea.

We genuinely love to indulge all of our guests and I am truly pleased to hear that you have loved to stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards,

Giovanni Nastasi
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I Stayed here for 7 nights with family and our 2 year old son .
Well the place is beautiful ! The location , food , staff are all excellent , nothing is too much trouble for them , my favourite staff member being Danielle (restaurant manager) he rules the dining areas with an iron fist , perhaps this is why the dining experiences here were of the highest quality . It's really something to watch him direct a dinner service with almost orchestral ease !
Carmelo (piano player ) was also a firm favourite , so entertaining with his own renditions of popular music and classical peices
Taormina is a very beautiful town , I'd recommend the godfather tour and the boat rides around the bay . I could go on but I don't want to spoil it for you
It simply is breathtaking !
In fact I can't fault anything !
The only quite strange thing that happened whilst I was there was being in the lift with an English lady who suffered from terrible flatulence ! Not really an experience I'd like to repeat but certainly not the hotels fault , more of a warning about the dangers of lifts .

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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GeneralManagerVSA, Direttore at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for complimenting our staff as being "excellent". This is our utmost reward.

Thank you again for this great feedback and I look forward to your next stay.

Best wishes,

Giovanni Nastasi
General Mananager
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

we stayed a few nights through Suite Dreams package in this amazing property on the sea side. We were welcomed by a bottle of champagne with fruits. Very professional staff and nice rooms. The hotel has a sister property in Taormina which is convenient as you can have your half board either in Sant'Andrea or Grand Hotel Timeo with magnificent view on Etna. Very good restaurants in both hotels and careful staff. Also the hotel provides free yacht cruising which is worth to try. Highly recommend this hotel (apart from the jelly fish but not much the hotel can do about it)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerVSA, Direttore at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

we are delighted you left our hotel with the excellent impressions you describe.

Your comments are greatly appreciated and we certainly hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel once more, on many future occasions.

Yours sincerely,

Giovanni Nastasi
General Manager
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Property: Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
Address: Via Nazionale 137, 98039 Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina > Mazzaro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Mazzaro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea 5*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an exclusive location on the Bay of Mazzarò, considered one of the most beautiful in all of Italy, the elegant Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea nestles on its own private beach with new luxurious cabanas, facing the dazzling aquamarine sea. Built by an aristocratic family in 1830, surrounded by lush, subtropical gardens, the hotel retains all the charm of a private residence, enriched by paintings and antiques. The décor of the 64 rooms and suites reflects the nautical character and marine location of the hotel, with ample use of local stone and Sicilian materials and fabrics, creating a light, relaxed and serene atmosphere. The Oliviero Restaurant, on a panoramic terrace overlooking the gorgeous sea, is known for its fish and seafood specialties and traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The Bar, located on the outdoor terrace, is the perfect place to enjoy a drink, a snack or a light lunch by the beach. A Beach Bar and a Pool Bar in the new pool area are also available for a refreshing drink after a swim. Guests can benefit of the complimentary shuttle to the centre of Taormina, as well as the daily mini-cruise by private boat to explore the beauties of the coast (available during summer). The wellness centre offers a range of exclusive treatments for the ultimate of relax, while the fitness centre is fully equipped with the latest technology. The Smile Club with an English-speaking supervisor is available to entertain the younger guests with lots of fun and exciting activities. Guests at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea can enjoy all the facilities of Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, its sister property located in the centre of Taormina next to the Greek Theatre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villa Sant`Andrea By Orient-Express Hotel Mazzaro
Hotel Sant Andrea
Sant Andrea Hotel Taormina
Sant'andrea Villa
Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea Taormina, Sicily - Mazzaro

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