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Comfortable living room with access onto large terrace with sea views
Brand new kitchen and appliances
Fully appointed new kitchen with all brand new appliances
Enjoy al fresco dining from the wonderful terrace which boasts wonderful sea views
Stunning terrace with sea views
Relax in the comfortable lounge with working fireplace
Large double bedroom with direct access to large terrace & ensuite bathroom
Spacious Double Bedroom with ensuite
Stunning sea views from all aspects of the apartment
Comfortable and light bathroom with shower
Relax on the large terrace with sea views
Stunning views from Taormina
Corso Umberto: pedestrianised high street with fantastic shops, cafes and restaurants
Corso Umberto: for the best shopping experience!
Enjoy the wonderful local coffee, pastries and granite in the many bars
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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ColleenGa...
Key West, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“So Beautiful...”
Reviewed October 1, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We stayed for 7 nights at the beautiful Villa Aurora and wish we could of stayed longer. The apartment is on the top floor of a large villa. The bright living room and bedroom face the sea and town. The terrace was actually bigger than we thought. It is nearly as large as the living room and bedroom combined. We had breakfast on the terrace every morning. And, on a few evenings, we cooked and ate dinner under the stars. The kitchen is in the back of the house, across the corridor from the living room. It overlooks Nino's garden and fruit trees. The walk to the center of Taormina was 10-15 minutes. The town is lovely but it was a bit crowded with visitors. So, it was great to escape to our quiet retreat.

Date of stay: September 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you so much for your fantastic comments in your review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Aurora Apartment and that it provided a tranquil retreat for you. We were all so pleased to have made your friendship and do hope we can welcome you again some day! Cari saluti from Taormina
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amandawil...
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delightful, classy and relaxing”
Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Villa Aurora for the first week of September, grabbing a week to relax and read, but also to see historic Taormina with it's many shops and restaurants. We were looking for a self-catering apartment that was central enough to avoid the need for a hire car as well as having lots of sun and space. Villa Aurora was perfect. We spent a lot of time on the terrace just reading, enjoying the sun or sipping a chilled glass of local wine. The Villa is about a 10 min walk in to the town centre with easy access to the bus station and the cable car down to the beaches. The apartment itself if really lovely, with high ceilings, air conditioning, nice décor and with everything working. The large kitchen is great and is well equipped. We ate out in restaurants some evenings but also bought food in the supermarket in Taormina and cooked in the villa. The owner of the villa and his daughters, who live nearby, are extremely helpful and welcoming. The wifi also worked the entire time we were there.

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: The gorgeous large terrace
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review for Villa Aurora. We are so pleased that everything met your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay in Taormina. We are so please to have met you and do hope to welcome you again in the future! Best wishes from Sicily
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Rob T
Woodstock, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“You cannot fail to relax here!”
Reviewed September 9, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We have just thoroughly enjoyed a week staying at Villa Aurora. The apartment is the top floor of the owner's Villa and is spacious throughout with a large terrace which is sunny until late afternoon. The apartment is well equipped and we wanted for nothing; it is naturally cool but we used the air conditioning at night to ensure comfortable sleep. The Villa has beautiful, stylish rooms with high ceilings, tiled floors and comfortable furniture. The views from the terrace are of some of the residential parts of Taormina to the right and the sea to the left. We spent a lot of time on the terrace enjoying the sunshine and ate all our meals out there. The apartment is around a ten minute walk from the centre of Taormina and the many shops and restaurants, one of the best of which (Ristorante L'Arco Dei Cappuccini) is only five minutes' walk away. It is easy to get down to the beaches and back using the cable car.
The owner, Nino, is a charming man who is most engaging and helpful. He not only recommends places to eat and visit but also is happy to book tables etc. Despite being in apartment above his house we felt comfortable and had our own privacy. We also took advantage of the excellent breakfasts at a special rate of 5 euros each at Villa Britannia, a lovely bed and breakfast across the road run by Nino's daughter, Louisa. Villa Britannia also runs cookery classes which I would thoroughly recommend going to too.
We leave Taormina thoroughly refreshed after a wonderful stay with wonderful hosts. Thank you Nino, Louisa and Marco :-).

Date of stay: September 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such wonderful comments! We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Aurora and we really hope to welcome again in the future! Best wishes from Taormina
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LM227
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great apartment, with lovely terrace”
Reviewed July 4, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Brilliant apartment with a great location and beautiful terrace! Enjoyed a weeks stay there. Francesca arranged direct airport transfer for us. Nino was extremely welcoming and helpful during our time there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Date of stay: June 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2016
Thank you for the great comments regarding your stay in Taormina. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Aurora Apartment and we hope to welcome you again in the future. With warmest wishes from us both, Nino and Francesca
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KaraWS
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Exactly what we wanted”
Reviewed June 23, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed at Villa Aurora for 10 days. The apartment is the upstairs floor of Nino's home, the kitchen is located just over a small landing area with the lounge, bedroom and bathroom on the other side. It's a lovely apartment with everything you need for your stay. We made great use of the terrace area although during our stay it was extremely hot! So we didn't stay out there too long at times. The views are amazing! Mediterranean to your left with mainland Italy just visible and part of the town to your right. The terrace gets the sun up until around 5pm.
The welcome hamper was perfect! Bread, butter, milk, wine and oranges from Nino's garden.. Which were amazing when we squeezed them for breakfast!
If you are planning any trips, speak to Nino! He got us some amazing deals on the 3 trips we booked.
If you have difficulty walking, especially in heat, please be aware there are a couple of steep hills to walk up into town, not so bad on the way home when it's mainly all down hill! It's about a 15 minute steady walk into the centre.
Francesca arranged our taxi from the airport which was 70€ each way.
Nino is always around if you need him for anything and is so helpful and accommodating. He shares his home with his lovely old dog. We aren't dog people but didn't find her any bother even though she does like to sleep at the top of the apartment stairs :)
The only thing we would mention, the sky package is Italian. So not something we benefitted from with our limited understanding, although the usual news channels can be found in English.
Another thing we'd like to share.. D'amore cake shop on the way back to the apartment is a must! Don't pay restaurant prices for desserts! D'amore has the most amazing cannoli (ask for it with ricotta) 2 for 5€! We visited every night to try something different each time. Nice to have on the terrace with a cup of tea!
We wouldn't hesitate recommending villa aurora and would like to thank Nino for his hospitality and his daughter Francesca for helping with our queries and booking. Wish I could share our pictures!

Date of stay: June 2016
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive and comprehensive feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Aurora Apartment and that you made the most of what Taormina has to offer. I particularly appreciate your feedback regarding the Sky channels. There is in fact an option on the remote that allows you to switch all the channels into english language. I am sorry that this was not clear during your stay and you could not avail of this option. I will look into leaving clearer instructions/information for future guests. Once again, thank you for choosing to stay at Villa Aurora and we hope to welcome you again in the future, with very kind regards, Nino and Francesca
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CairnsJoh...
Cairns
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One of the most welcoming places we have ever stayed on our overseas holidays”
Reviewed June 6, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We enjoyed eight nights in this beautiful villa. The position overlooked the most amazing coastline which we enjoyed waking up to every morning and sitting on the balcony late afternoon with our bottles of wine. We went out most days and exhausted ourselves exploring this beautiful area of Sicily. we had a couple of nights out at local recommended restaurants but also enjoyed cooking at home with amazing local products from markets close by. Nino lives downstairs and we were greeted by him fist day with the most warm welcoming smile we felt like we were guests in his home. He looked after us and helped with everything with local knowledge. He also helped us organise transport and private tours to places. He was so obliging with every request. We read this in other reviews about this beautiful man and was not disappointed. The villa is 5 mins out of town and close to everything. Because the area is so tourist oriented you will appreciate the distance from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. The kitchen is well appointed with everything we needed to cook at home. The refrigerator was also stocked with basics including a bottle of wine to get us through until we could shop. Fantastic place and would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in this wonderful part of Sicily.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Close to everything and the friendly help always on hand from Nino.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your fantastic comments and review. Dad was thrilled to make your acquaintance and that you had a pleasant stay in the apartment. So pleased that you enjoyed a memorable stay in Taormina and we really hope to welcome you again in the future. In the meantime we send our warmest regards, Nino and Francesca
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cornwallr...
Newquay, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“ideally located for”
Reviewed May 20, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Enjoyed our 5 night stay here. Clean and comfortable, not luxurious but well equipped, Plenty of hot water and decent shower. Views from terrace are fabulous. Nino, who lives downstairs, was very helpful and even picked us some lovely basil from his garden. Small supermarket nearby. About 10 mins walk to town and 20 mins to bus station (we are not fast walkers) Taormina is stunning, plenty to see and do and coach trips leave from the bus station. The gardens (free) are a must see. Also don't miss Isola Bella - paddle over to the island, gorgeous.

Date of stay: May 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: Views from terrace
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 15, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding Villa Aurora Apartment and Taormina. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here and that my father Nino was helpful during that time. We hope to welcome you again in the future and in the meantime send our warmest regards, Francesca and Nino
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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