We spent two nights at Villa Schuler at the end of September and really enjoyed our stay. Most notably, the staff here is outstanding, and their care and dedication shows. Our group was fortunate to enjoy a small reception with Gerhard Schuler, who proudly told us about his family, growing up around the hotel, ongoing innovations, and the interesting history of the property.
The hotel is down a short flight of stairs from the main street of Taormina, and the staff is happy to give suggestions for dining, shopping or sightseeing. The grounds include a wonderful garden area, which includes some nice rooms/villas. But to me, the nicest rooms are facing the sea. Each has a large balcony with a table and view of the sea. The rooms are good sized and extremely neat and clean. They also come with wifi (with a strong signal), which was not always the case during our trip.
Also noteworthy are the great breakfasts, served on the terrace overlooking the sea, with Mt. Etna visible in the distance. Service was leisurely but very professional.
We would look no further than Hotel Villa Shuler if we return to Taormina, and highly recommend it to others. The first rate service and good location are hard to beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Converted from a Sicilian mansion into a hotel in 1905, historic Villa Schuler is most probably the oldest owner run hotel in Sicily. Extensively refurbished in recent years emphasizing its original elegance, charm and atmosphere. Superbly situated high above the Ionian Sea, its unique position offers stupendous views of Mt. Etna and the Bay of Naxos. Centrally located just 2 minutes walk to traffic free "Corso Umberto" and 10 min. To the Greek-Roman theatre. Surrounded by its own extensive, subtropical, shady terraced botanic gardens. Other amenities include the elegant Orangery, the scenic Palm Terrace, a panoramic lift, the Rooftop Lounge&Terrace, free Wi-Fi, 24h bar and room service, valet parking and garages. Breakfast embracing Slow Food criteria is served "a la carte" in the breakfast room, in the Orangery, on the Palm Terrace overlooking the whole coastline or in your room. Courtesy mountain bikes. Shuttle-service to partner beaches. Tennis courts nearby. Eco-certified ISO 14001. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schuler Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Schuler Taormina, Sicily