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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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Rosamunda...
London
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect apartment in a perfect location”
Reviewed June 13, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Just back from a fantastic week at Casa Costa. The apartment has everything required for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday; it is very well equipped and very clean & comfortable. The terrace is great for meals in the sunshine or just relaxing and enjoying the views of Mount Etna and the coast. The 'extras' provided by Paulo & Max were much appreciated - a supply of food, a bottle of wine, a bowl of fruit , toiletries - so kind and thoughtful. Nothing was too much trouble, when we asked for a sun umbrella Max brought one within hours. The location is perfect; just a few minutes walk from good restaurants ( the fish from the restaurants below the apartment was wonderful) , cafes and shops but quiet and peaceful. The information provided by Paulo on arrival was invaluable for sightseeing and eating out. Would not hesitate to go back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Lodonnell...
2 reviews
“Our perfect holiday apartment”
Reviewed May 21, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Just returned from a wonderful holiday staying in the Casa Costa toarmina, from the moment we arrived to we left everything we needed for our stay was there. Max & Paola were there to greet us on our arrival and showed us around their beautiful apartment. They were very helpful providing us with information on restaurant, best pizza & points of interest to see on our stay. As we arrived late it was fantastic to see supplies for us to eat in the fridge which is very kind of Paola & max. The location of the apartment is perfect so close to the main corso umberto street which was handy for us as we had 2 young children. There were 4 adults & 2 children which the apartment was ideal for with plenty of space, the boys had plenty of space play both inside and out. I would highly recommend casa Costa for a wonderful stay if you ever go to visit the beautiful place of toarmina, Sicily. Thanks so much to max & paola 2 perfect hosts, your Irish lodgers from this week x

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34pat
County Kildare, Ireland
1 review
“Fabulous !Apartment / Fabulous location”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed in the beautiful Casa Costa for five days in early May. The reviews for this beautiful apartment are accurate and it deserves the 5 stars it has received from Trip Advisor. Paola and Max have made a big effort and it shows. We arrived late at night but were met within 5 minutes by Max who kindly showed us around the spacious, well equipped apartment and recommended a great restaurant for pizza as were were starving. The next morning we woke to a beautiful sunny day and a magnificent view of a beautiful snow capped Mount Etna (thereafter we ate our breakfast and I read some really good novels on the terrace!) Paola called around the next morning and helpfully answered all the questions we had for her in relation to best places to eat, where to find the bus stop/car hire, beaches etc - this was hugely beneficial as it saved us a lot of time aimlessly searching trying to find things. The location of the apartment could not be better, just of the main street, yet quite and peaceful during the day and night. We have fond memories of Casa Costa - I would love to go back someday. Thank you Paola and Max for making our holiday in Taormina so special and memorable :) The Meehan"s, Kildare, Ireland.

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Liked best: The whole experience
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
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Steve W
Kingston, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The apartment is kept like it was Paola's family home - which it is!”
Reviewed April 19, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

It cost half again the price of our last rental - but provided triple the advantages. The apartment is an extraordinary value: for location, facilities and supplies, comfort, and service. Our best rental, ever. We were standing in snows of Etna in the morning, and wading at the beach in the afternoon. The benefits of a touristy area are dozens of restaurants within metres, and lots of shops. Unlike many tourist destinations, shopkeepers and restaurant staff have kept their enthusiasm and friendliness toward visitors, and we felt welcome everywhere.
We suggest the restaurant directly beneath the apartment - great seafood. Tell the manager you are staying at Casa Costa for a warm welcome, and complimentary homemade Lemoncello!

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Liked best: Luxurious and spacious
Liked least: honestly can't think of a thing!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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ShorehamC...
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great apartment in a beautiful location”
Reviewed April 7, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Casa Costa. The apartment is in a great location; just steps away from the Corso Umberto but very quiet and peaceful.
Paola and Max met us at the apartment and showed us around. They also gave us a map and some information about local restaurants, etc. The apartment really is a home from home as everything is provided for the dishwasher, washing machine, etc. There were also a few food supplies which was useful, such as yogurts, butter, jam, cereal and bread.
The terrace of the apartment is a huge bonus. We had some really warm days during our stay and loved sitting out on the terrace in the morning before heading out for the day.
The day before we left Taormina, Paola messaged us to ask if she could pop round with a small gift for the children. Our boys couldn't believe their eyes when Paola arrived with two large Easter eggs (plus a large box of local sweet treats for us)! We thought this was such a lovely, personal gesture.
We would highly recommend Casa Costa to groups of adults or families. Our children are aged 3 and 7 and it was ideal for a stay with them; the steps around the apartment might make it trickier for very young children but generally it was very family friendly. Taormina is a wonderful town to visit. Thank you Paola and Max for helping to make our stay so enjoyable!

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Jayh111
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment and location”
Reviewed March 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Excellent apartment and hosts, very central location a few yards away from Corso Umberto shops, restaurants, travel agents for day trips etc and within 5 minutes of public parking (payable), however we did manage to mainly find park free outside the apartment in one of the few free parking spots, but this was off season and difficult at the best of times. The apartment is easy to find being almost opposite the police station. Very quiet and appears well insulated from neighbours compared to other apartments we have stayed in. The hosts Paola and Max went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay by recommending restaurant, days out and texting during our stay to make sure all was ok. They provided a a packed fridge of breakfast and other indulgent goodies including jams, wine, biscuits, soft drinks, the fridge was packed. Wifi worked well and English Sky TV was a bonus.

The apartment was spacious. spotlessly clean, well maintained and decorated and exactly as advertised if not better. The terrace albeit down quite a few steps and as others have mentioned has lovely part views of the sea and Etna. Two bathrooms with range of toiletries with an choice of bath or shower, super king beds, firm mattress and plenty of hanging and storage, hot and cold air conditioning to room and bedrooms. The only thing we missed was a coffee table for drinks but who wants to sit in if nice weather. Would easily host 6 people. Taormina very pretty and a good base for touring or day trips and wouldn't hesitate to recommend both apartment and location.

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Liked best: Spacious apartment, location and views
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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963SteveT...
Bucharest
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“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed February 25, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

If you want to vacation in the comfort of home then you have found the place. Casa Costa is situated right in the heart of the beautiful town of Taormina next to the main walking street but tucked away from the buzz of the night. It has a spacious private terrace for al fresco dining overlooking Mt. Etna volcano and the sea. The apartment is located on the first floor of a beautifully restored Sicilian style building. It is comprised of 2 bedrooms, both with king size beds; 2 bathrooms, one of which has a bath and the other a shower stall; a living room; and a small kitchen. It is also very close to the Porta Catania gate where there is a large parking garage. A car is advised to get in and out of Taormina because it is a hill town and is not directly at the beach. When we stayed at Casa Costa we were impressed with the amount of care and thought the owners Paola and Max have put into making our stay comfortable. You do not have to worry about anything that you might need on your vacation because it is probably already there for you – from bath and shower supplies, good quality hairdryers, laundry detergents for washing machine, books and brochures about places to visit in Taormina and Sicily, coffee, fresh fruit and breakfast options in the fridge. If you want to watch TV you will find about 500 channels including the ones in your native language what ever it might be. Paola and Max have a very caring and warm attitude to their guests and will help to make your stay interesting and enjoyable by offering their advice on what to visit, where to eat and how to get there. There are many great restaurants in Taormina. The most unforgettable gastronomic experience we had at restaurants La Grotta Azzura with freshest seafood, Trattoria Pizzeria Antonio that is run by a Sicilian family and located at the foot of the apartment (ask for specialties that might not be in the menu) and Maffei’s restaurant. If you want to try the “best pizza in the world” according to Max and we agree with that, then go to Villa Zuccaro. For ice-cream and deserts we loved café C&G Cioccolato e Gelato right outside Porta Catania gate with beautiful views of Etna mountain and the sea from the terrace and Pasticceria d’Amore. I am writing this review with a big pleasure and thankfulness to Paola and Max for their warm hospitality, although we would prefer to keep Casa Costa a secret for ourselves.

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Recommended for:
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