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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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stephen g
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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“Easily accessible Modern Apartament with Stunning Views”
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Myself & my partner booked in to Virginia Villas for our honeymoon & could not have had a more perfect experience. Virginia was so helpful from our initial enquiry to arranging a taxi collection from the airport & informing us on bus schedules etc. The peaceful view of the bay & Etna was breath-taking to wake up to every morning & finish each evening with. The apartment is brand new with WI-FI, air-con, & everything you could need including iron, hairdrier, umbrella & even a torch! You also have microwave, kettle, espresso maker, toaster & all delf, glasses,cooking utensils etc & washing machine should you need it. Castlemola is a 10-15 min walk uphill & a must-do, Madonna del Rocca is is just down on the right, and Taormina centre is a 10 minute walk downhill(15 minute uphill). In the evenings maybe not so easy on the way back but it sure helps shed the inevitable pounds you will gain from the beautiful Sicilian food you will be sampling every day & night! There is also a shuttle bus every hour or second hour depending on season if the walk uphill is too much! We highly recommend this apartment as I imagine ones down on the beach front would nessitate the hefty €3 each way daily trip on the cable car to get to & from Taormina centre(& was broken most of the time we were there) and ones nearer the centre would be noisier.

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Liked best: Location & Friendliness
Liked least: No swimming pool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Leanne B
Ireland
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“Beautiful views”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We were really happy with our stay at Villa Virginia (Apt 4). Due to the location of the apartment, which is perched high above Taormina, the views are truly spectacular.
The apartment is 470 odd steps from the centre of Taormina so coming back was certainly a challenge in the warm sunshine. It would be tough for people with walking difficulties but having said that, there is a bus service close to the apartment that'll take you to/from the centre. There is nice walk further up to Castelmola, which is definitely worth the steep climb.

The apartment itself is modern, spacious and spotless. It has all the basic requirements for self catering. Pina met us when we arrived and gave us a wonderful welcome. Virginia was very helpful and contactable throughout the whole holiday and dealt with the booking process extremely efficiently.

We had a really great and memorable holiday and would certainly recommend Villa Virginia! We hope to return again some day.

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Your age range 25-34
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Davethemi...
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“Great apartment, well furnished with great views.”
Reviewed September 22, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Wanted too choose an apartment that was practical, with good outside space and on a budget. Villa Virginia was just perfect.

We stayed in apartment 3 which was at the front of the building, number 4 was booked but we still had very good views and it was also cheaper.

The apartment was immaculate, well fitted and had everything we could need. Lots of nice little touch's. The main room is open plan with a good sized bedroom and a wrap round balcony.

Yes the property is a step climb from the centre, we took about 12/13 minutes but coming back was certainly a stiff climb. If your fit then it's well worth it and we done it twice most days, worked off our dinners! Saying that there is a bus stop out the front and only a five minute taxi drive if you needed.

We had a car and had no issues using the garage, wifi was great as was communication throughout the booking process.

Very highly recommended.

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nessagood...
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic views, lovely, well furnished/equiped apartment”
Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We can only echo the comments of those who have already written reviews. The apartment is really comfortable, well equipped and has amazing views, though that's because it's at the top of a steep hill and therefore lots of steps to come up/go down if you're not wishing to tackle the slightly hair-rising drive up and down. Buses are available. (The 450 odd steps do provide much needed exercise after all that pasta/pizza/ice-cream!) The apartment is easy to find ; just follow Virginia's instructions, though signs are hard to read and you have to have your wits about you. Like another guest below, we were also aware of the couple next door's early morning conversation due to the poor sound proofing of the interconnecting door. This only happened twice. We drove to find a beach as we were not overly impressed with the sardine style arrangement at the two local beaches, though the cable car down is fun.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The beaches
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Mark S
Romford, England, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful!!!”
Reviewed September 5, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Stayed at this apartment for 5 nights with my wife to celebrate her 40th Birthday. I would not be able to recommend this place highly enough. The place is kept very clean. We were met by Virginia's mother who was absolutely charming.

The apartment is situated roughly 350 Metres above sea level just below Castelmola with fantastic views overlooking Mount Etna and the winding road down to the town. Whilst we were there, we saw Tosca at the open air theatre which was amazing and this venue has shows and concerts all through the year. We spent most of our days relaxing at the beach club arranged through Virginia (who was very helpful and always contactable) We were picked up, taken to the beach with sunbeds and umbrella for 8 Euros per person and returned at the end of the day.

Food and drink is out of this world and we ate at the Al Saraceno restaurant for 4 nights out of 5 and this is just a five minute walk. In the main street of Taormina there are many places to eat, Ice cream was a particular favourite of ours and some great bars too. It was building up to the festival time and the street really did come alive at night with street entertainment.

The apartment was a great base to explore this fantastic town but would recommend the town apartment if you have smaller children as there are a lot of steps involved. Would definitely come back, friendly, great weather and lots to do.

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Liked best: Views
Liked least: Steps to town
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lynne B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Villa Virginia”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We have just spent 2 weeks in apartment number 2 at Villa Virginia. The apartment was very clean, spacious and had a great view of Etna and the sea. It was very comfortable and has everything you need. Virginia, who manages the apartments in England, was very helpful when we were booking and her mother who met us on arrival was very welcoming and kind. We had an early flight but were told we could arrive at the apartment at a time to suit us which was very helpful.
By hiring a car at Catania we were able to use the apartment as a base to explore eastern Sicily and It is well placed for the essential trip up Etna.
I have no hesitation in reccommending Villa Virginia will definitely return to it to explore other parts of Sicily.

Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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roadfill
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“perfect”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We spent 6 nights here in apartment 4 and could easily have stayed longer.
The apartment is perfect for 2 people - it has everything you need from the washing machine, tv, deck chairs, inside/outside flow, aircon, comfortable bed etc. Everything was in excellent condition. We mostly self-catered and could find everything we needed in the kitchen - there is even a toaster and electric jug provided.
The parking garage is secure, if a little tight, but we managed with our Subaru Forester.
Information about the area and local transport is provided in the apartment and the manager is very efficient and helpful for any questions you might have.
The views from apartment 4 are stunning, and from inside there are windows all around so you can see outside without even going out. Even though it is south facing, the terrace has shade for a lot of the day so does not get too hot in the summer. If you want to lie outside in the sun in the morning then I would recommend apartment 2 on the ground floor which has a grassed area.
Note that the apartments on the same level have an adjoining door, which means that the apartments can be linked into one, but on the downside there can be some noise transfer between the apartments as this door is not sound-proofed.
Access to Taormina is by ALOT of steps down the hill, but there is also a bus and the option of parking in the 6 storey car park at Taormina. There is a reasonably good small store in Taormina if you need to buy food and wine supplies.

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Liked best: The view of Mt Etna and the coast was incredible.
Liked least: The noise from guests in the adjoining apartment.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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