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Hotel Villa Angela
Ranked #6 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Exquisite”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

I would recommend Villa Angela to anyone wanting to get away from it all and enjoy a week in absolute luxury. I will definitely be returning! The service was impeccable, the warm and friendly staff were wonderfully helpful throughout my stay. The room was absolutely stunning, with a balcony onto one of the best views of Mount Etna I saw during the entire trip. A great location with good transport links. The food was exquisite – I dined most nights at the hotel restaurant

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I don't know which deserves the highest praise, the exceptional staff or the stunning location of Hotel Villa Angela.
The wonderful Charlie and Katherine seem to run a stylish hotel but manage to retain a really friendly atmosphere where they and their wonderful staff will do their best to accomodate even difficult visitors like me who come in after lunch and before dinner and they manage to rustle us up some fabulous soup and bread with a smile! (I would like to thank Carla for her secret ginger prawns too!).
We had a great week with a bonus of a couple of spectacular lightning storms over Mount Etna thrown in as a free floorshow from the room terrace!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Hotel Villa Angela is perfect! Like many people i've been blown away by Taormina and this wonderfully historic place. Villa Angela is ideally placed to access both the historic churches, monasteries, ancient hill top villages and of course the very up-market town centre. As a holiday destination is covers everything you could want - sight seeing, shopping, sunbathing, beach and pool.

Our room was spotless, stylish and very well appointed....a quality way above what you might expect from a simple resort ...more like a posh city hotel...that is until you walk onto the balcony and are knocked out by perhaps one of the most dramatic views on the planet...looking down to the bay and up to Etna and Castelmano. Straight out of a bond movie [and apparently the Godfather!]

The staff are friendly, professional and helpful but still allow the privacy for you to enjoy your holiday. The breakfast was based on high quality local produce which suited me perfectly. [trying to eat healthily!]

cant recommend this hotel enough [i did manage to get a deal directly on their website which made it great value!]

i will be returning with the whole family next year!

Room Tip: all rooms have spectacular front view, higher up is nearer reception!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

After a long day travelling to Sicily we arrived at the hotel to be greeted by one of the most welcoming and friendly hosts that we have ever met (Katherine), it was a joy and we felt wanted immediately, our tiredness seemed to wash away. Our room was stylish, large, clean and with the best balcony we have ever had, it was as big as the room and with a view that can only be described as breathtaking.

We were very lucky in our stay as there was food at the hotel 5 of the evenings that we were there. The food is lovely, evening and breakfasts. Fresh produce at both. Breakfast was especially nice with fruit, pastries and delicious cakes.

The location is great, the steps are plentiful but we really enjoyed climbing them, sometimes twice a day. Maybe not for the less active but as long as you are aware of them they are not a problem. Plus there is a bus from the hotel if required.

The staff are what sets this hotel even further apart from most, they are all wonderful and really made the difference. We could always have what we wanted when we wanted it, food, wine. snacks whatever.

If I could make 2 tiny suggestions they would be to improve the breakfast bags on the mornings of the early trips and to allow the curtains to stay closed to give the air conditioning a fighting chance as the sun is directly on the room 80 % of the day.

Fabulous!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Penn
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

A truly excellent hotel with exceptionally friendly staff the majority of which we were on first name terms within hours (we cannot mention all of them, but we are sure that Katherine will pass our message). Villa Angela has wonderful views of mount Etna, the sea, local villages and not forgetting blue sky! While you have an excellent choice of restaurants in Taormina, the food in the hotel is also of the highest quality.
Usually we don't travel to the same place twice (as there are so many places in the world to visit) but on this occasion, we will be returning again to Villa Angela.
We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the setting of the hotel is fantastic, it is quiet and yet just a 5 minutes drive to the centre of Taormina (the hotel has a very good shuttle service for this), there is also a bus stop just outside the hotel to explore other areas. If you feel energetic, we recommend to walk up to the next village Castelmola or walk down the steps (just over 500) down to Taormina. Whichever way: you will enjoy the experience.
Jimmy and Vicenta

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We picked this hotel for the views, location and reviews of the service. From the moment we arrived to the time we left all the staff were absolutely fantastic, nothing seemed too much trouble even helping us to learn enough Italian to use in the restaurants in Taormina. The rooms were spotless and importantly the bed was very comfortable. Each morning we sat on the terrace eating a lovely breakfast with an incredible view of Mount Etna....stunning.
Being of an age where i was brought up with 80's music it was an added surprise to meet and chat with Jim Kerr during the week. Walikng down to Taormina takes about 10-15mins and if you dont fancy the walk the Hotel run a good mini bus service to/from Taormina for just 20 Euros for the week. We have already booked to go back to this amazing hotel in 2013... thank you to all the staff for such a wonderful holiday.

Room Tip: all rooms have a wonderful view of Mount Etna
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed for 5 nights in September,what a stunning location.Loved Taormina, a beautiful place with lots to do.The hotel itself was superb, the staff very friendly and helpful.We left at 6am to go to the airport and they gave us a bag of food and drink to take with us! As people have mentioned there is a shuttle bus into town but we preferred to walk, it's really not too far and it's a lovely walk.Would love to go back and would definitely stop at the hotel again.
Jennifer and Kieran

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Hotel Villa Angela
Address: Via Leonardo da Vinci 71E, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Angela 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Super-friendly boutique hotel with only 27 rooms and an intimate, informal atmosphere ensuring that every guest feels instantly at home. Set in a tranquil location above Taormina with spectacular views that stretch from the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea all the way to the top of the volcano, magnificent Mount Etna, and up to the picturesque, medieval hilltop village of Castelmola, Villa Angela is a wonderful example of welcoming Sicilian hospitality. Enjoy delicious buffet breakfasts and authentic Sicilian lunches on our panoramic poolside restaurant terrace. With swimming pool and free car park, Villa Angela offers an unforgettable vacation in romantic rooms (all with free wi-fi, air conditioning/heating, furnished balconies and breathtaking views) amidst the warmth and hospitality of a splendid Sicilian residence. ... more   less 
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