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“The gem of the Ionian Sea, Sicily and Italy”

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Hotel Villa Carlotta
Ranked #2 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
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Princeton, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The gem of the Ionian Sea, Sicily and Italy”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Once again we were able to return to Villa Carlotta in Taormina Sicily, We have been looking forward to it since we were last there. As if it was not nice enough there all kinds of upgrades and improvements inside and out. But some things never change like the views of Giardini-Naxos, Mount Etna spewing her trail of smoke and the calmness of the Ionian Sea. The staff was once again very helpful in planning our day and what to do at night. The breakfasts are soooo good, from the beautifully prepared pastries, to the wide selection of meats, nuts, cheeses, eggs, breads, and of course complimentary Prosecco. Now what really made a difference was the dinners, they were as if they had come from the finest restaurants in Italy. The selection and the preparation was the best. We had only three nights but we will remember each one as a culinary delight. You can tell that Andrea and Rosaria the owners really care about you and your stay at Villa Carlotta. It is a great value considering the ambiance, the rooms and the friends you will make while you are there. For those of you who have not been, you must go and for those of you that have been you must return. Ciao

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have just returned from the Villa Carlotta having spent 6 days in the hotel with a terrace to die for (Rm 14) and 4 days in Apt 3 where the views of Etna and the bay were absolutely stunning!
Both the hotel and apartment were decorated to the highest standard,we couldn't have asked for more.We were also near everything in Taormina-just a short walk.
The staff Ricardo,Simona,Olga and Natalie to name a few were exceptional,warm and friendly,nothing was too much trouble,we were made to feel like we were the only guests there!
It had a very relaxed atmosphere and we had dinner there on numerous nights where the Chef always came to chat and see if everything was ok,and it always was.
We cannot praise the Villa and its staff enough and hope to return soon.
Lynn and Paul B.

Room Tip: Apt 3/Rm14 great views and terrace.Apt 3 one of the best apartments we have stayed in!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We just finished nine days at Villa Carlotta and really enjoyed our stay. The number one thing about the hotel is it's staff, they are exceptional. Ricardo, the manager, couldn't have been more helpful and knowledgeable. I would hire him in a minute if I ever went into the hotel business. Nathalie and Simona were always around with advice and help, and Marla in the restaurant made sure we got whatever we needed for breakfast.

This is not a luxurious hotel, but it's very clean and comfortable, a short, level walk to the center of town, but away from the commotion. There is a laundry about 100 meters from the hotel on the way into town that is reasonable and fast. The pool area is small but a nice oasis. We typically spent the afternoons there, and had great pizzas and salads by the pool. Nice views of the sea from the rooms and the restaurant.

There is a road in front of the hotel and one behind it, and when we checked in I was worried about it being noisy, but was pleasantly surprised, no noise problems at all.

All in all we would stay here again if we return to Taormina. You'll enjoy it.

Room Tip: We stayed in 201, a corner room with a good size terrace and nice view of the sea and hotel grounds.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was a great place to stay. Location good and just a short walk to the center. Rooms were beautiful and amazing views of the sea. Breakfast on the terrace was so nice each morning. The staff here was really fantastic. All so friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendations and beaches. Really enjoyed our time here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I and our adult son have recently returned from a wonderful week at Villa Carlotta. We chose the hotel on the basis of the superb trip advisor reports and it lived up to all expectations. This is exactly the kind of hotel we like, not too big, personal and so welcoming. The staff were all so friendly. They were very efficient but all had a good sense of humour too. The hotel has a stunning position, close to the town centre and with the most amazing views. Breakfasts on the terrace were delicious and great coffee too. The hotel has an arrangement with a nearby beach club "La Caravella"and run a shuttle bus to order. Dominic and his staff were very welcoming and helpful and served tasty lunches. We felt we had the best of both worlds, close to beautiful Taormina yet also near to the sea and good swimming. We were delighted to discover this gem of a hotel and will certainly return. Thank you Mr and Mrs Quartucci and all your staff for a perfect week.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

A stylish hotel, beautifully decorated, in a great location, with very comfortable and well designed rooms. Exceptionally charming and helpful staff and the best breakfasts ever, served on a pretty terrace overlooking the sea - bliss ! What more can one ask for ?! Dinner was slightly disappointing but there are lots of good restaurants in easy walking distance.

Room Tip: Our room had a lovely view over the sea and the pretty hotel pool
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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villacarlotta, Front Office Manager at Hotel Villa Carlotta, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Sandy from Oxford,
thank you very much for your lovely review and so nice to hear you loved Villa Carlotta's stay.
I feel extremely sorry and a bit surprised that you found your dinner "slightly disappointing" as we normally get lots of praises for our dinners made by chef David Costa.
If you read the review posted on september 22 there is a whole comment about him and his cuisine and there are many more to read. However we accept your opinion and fully respect it, sometimes perspectives are different from one to another, this is the first one like this.
Again thank you and we are looking forward to see you again next year,
ARRIVEDERCI !
Mr. Riccardo Curcuruto, manager
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Vestal, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Mix up at check-in, not their fault or ours, but handled beautifully by friendly, efficient staff who could not do enough to make us comfortable including upgraded room. It's a lovely small hotel only a short walk from main street in Taormina. Five-star breakfast overlooking the bay below. Our room had all you could want including view of the Mediterranean. We at in the restaurant one night and had a wonderful meal including a chat with the chef who appeared to check on the diners.

Room Tip: I would be sure to ask for a view of the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Carlotta
Address: Via Luigi Pirandello 81, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Carlotta 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Carlotta is an aristocratic 1860 Sicilian villa converted into a luxury boutique hotel in the centre of Taormina at 5/7 minutes walk to the historical pedestrian area of town. Our hotel, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, is located in a panoramic and tranquil part of Taormina, overlooking the Ionian sea, lush mediterranean gardens, Italy’s mainland coast and on one side Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most interesting active volcano.You can feel an informal and elegant atmosphere all around the hotel which has been decorated individually by celebrated Italian interior designers making it an idyllic place, ideal for honeymooners or for those looking for romance, relax and good Sicilian food. ... more   less 
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