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Hotel Villa Angela
Ranked #6 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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Kendal
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Absolute Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Villa Angela is an absolute treasure. It is calm and relaxed, the staff are brilliant, the rooms are excellent, and the views fantastic - it was such a pleasure to stay there; it is one of the few places we will definitely return to.

Room Tip: Middle floor have best balconies
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful views of Mount Etna and the Tyrrhenian sea! They have a convenient shuttle to take you to town. Taormina is charming with a must see Greek Theatre. The beach us reachable by a funicula. So much to do and see! The hotel staff are excellent.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Villa Angela is simply a fantastic hotel with a relaxed, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. I’m usually very stubborn about ‘going somewhere twice’ but I can honestly say I am looking forward to returning to Villa Angela and beautiful Taormina!
Our room was lovely, very clean and nicely decorated with a large balcony and those much admired views! The facilities are excellent with a small but pleasant pool area and restaurant, wonderful breakfasts (so much choice!) and pretty terraces. We felt that it was the staff that really made Villa Angela so special, they were all very approachable and went out of their way to help us when booking trips out or answering questions. The location high on the hill above Taormina was perfect for us, quiet but still within reach of the bustling Corso Umberto via the hotel’s shuttle bus service or the 500 steps (which must be done at least once for the views alone!)
This is a small hotel which was why we chose it, which can work for or against you depending on what you want. We found that this made our stay feel more friendly and comfortable because we were lucky to have some lovely people staying the same week but we could see how, if there were less ‘considerate’ guests there, then it may change the whole feel of the place as, apart from the unavoidable noise of other people in any hotel, you do spend a lot of time around each other; breakfasts, round the pool, at the bar, on the shuttle bus etc.
Many reviewers here have highlighted the views from Villa Angela and I can only chime in with “spectacular”! If you do have some cloud cover hiding Etna (as we did for some of the holiday), set your alarm for sunrise and when you walk out on your balcony you’ll be staggered when she finally appears!
We highly recommend this hotel; you can clearly see that the owner, (who we missed by a couple of weeks – maybe next time!) and the staff take pride in the place and the service it provides. If you’re visiting Taormina, whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, Villa Angela is an ideal base!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We went back for our honeymoon after having a unforgettable stay in May.
I was genuinely sad to say goodbye to the staff of Hotel Villa Angela. The warmth and friendliness shown by everyone made our honeymoon so special and fun that I can't imagine not going back.
If you like staying in a beautiful stylish hotel and want to relax, I couldn't recommend this hotel enough.
Oh yeah, of course it has stunningly beautiful surroundings and the best stuffed calamari I've ever tasted on the lunch menu.. Perfect.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I spent 9 days at Villa Angela. Each room has a gorgeous view of Mt Etna. The hotel is perched in the hills but with easy access to the town (Taormina). The decor, the staff and the extra special touches make this a first class stay. Have recommended it to many and hope to visit again

Room Tip: All rooms have views of Mt Etna, no bad choices!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a hard time deciding where to say, should I stay in town? Closer to ocean? The Villa is not closer to either, but it did not make a whole lot of difference. The service by Villa Angela makes up for all of it by providing reliable and inexpensive shuttle service to all of Taormina. From before I even arrived, I received multiple emails from Katharine trying to accommodate whatever I needed to make my European vacation special. And she did, everything from room accommodations, to transportation to and from the airport, to late night snacks (check out day, we left at 6am-she had the hotel staff pack a breakfast for us). Her and everyone at the hotel was polite and could not do enough. At the front desk, they have everything that you would need or left behind. The Villa itself sits on the side of a mountain with astounding views of the ocean and Mt. Etna.

Room Tip: I believe all rooms face the water and mountains
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was in Taormina for the third time this time together with my girlfriend. We had chosen a smaller room since the better ones with jacuzzi was full. It was not so good view and not very romantic settings, However we only spent first night there cause the very nice personal helped us so we had the Etna suite in sted for a reasonable upgrade price and we were just so pleased! Amazing view over the bay and ofcourse Etna which had an eruption two times we could watch from our balcony. The staf like many reviews say is terrific and very professional and serviceminded. This hotel is a bit away from Taormina but the shuttles works great (home) We usually walked down the stairs to the city. Also it´s a close but steap walk up to the small cozy village castel mola- which is a must for an even more spectacular view on both sides of Taormina bay. We love Taormina and would love to come back again and stay at Villa Angela. The best of recommendations!

Room Tip: Upgrade to suite or bigger room!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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