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DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo
Ranked #1 of 2 Carruba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“wonderful retreat..”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

just our sort of place - elegant, personal and in a great location to give a sense of place> Mount Etna from the terrace - the sea in the other direction. Breakfasts good but dinner a little diasppointing... but overall a great find. Would go back and recommend ...

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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donnacarmela, Direttore generale at DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo, responded to this review, February 17, 2017
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Desidero ringraziarLa per aver dedicato parte del Suo tempo per recensire il Resort Donna Carmela, consentendoci così di monitorare la qualità dei nostri servizi per avvicinarli sempre più alle aspettative dei nostri ospiti; la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti è un obiettivo primario che tutto lo Staff del Donna Carmela Resort puntano a raggiungere.
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Barcelona, Spain
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Gorgeous hotel and the most amazing lush gardens. Great service and fabulous restaurant. It is a hidden gem tucked away in a neighbourhood. The location was good for day trips to Taormina, and Mt Etna.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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donnacarmela, Direttore generale at DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo, responded to this review, February 17, 2017
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Desidero ringraziarLa per aver dedicato parte del Suo tempo per recensire il Resort Donna Carmela, consentendoci così di monitorare la qualità dei nostri servizi per avvicinarli sempre più alle aspettative dei nostri ospiti; la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti è un obiettivo primario che tutto lo Staff del Donna Carmela Resort puntano a raggiungere.
Ci auguriamo quanto prima di averla nuovamente come ospite
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2012

This hotel was the best that I've ever been to! The decor is very cool and the service was amazing. The location is ok, not too close to anything but is still worth it. Great pool and views! But most of the all the service was incredible. I have an allergy to gluten and they went shopping before I arrived and served me a silver tray full of foods that I could eat and take with me through the day. I was so impressed as no one has ever gone that far for me! I would return and stay here anytime. The pool bar service was also on point. 5 star!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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donnacarmela, Direttore generale at DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo, responded to this review, February 17, 2017
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Desidero ringraziarLa per aver dedicato parte del Suo tempo per recensire il Resort Donna Carmela, consentendoci così di monitorare la qualità dei nostri servizi per avvicinarli sempre più alle aspettative dei nostri ospiti; la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti è un obiettivo primario che tutto lo Staff del Donna Carmela Resort puntano a raggiungere.
Ci auguriamo quanto prima di averla nuovamente come ospite
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2011

We were extremely happy with our holiday in Donna Carmela. The staff is young, very friendly and helped us with all our problems and questions. The food in the restaurant is Sicilian and very good; no need to leave the hotel and visit a restaurant in Taormina, Catania or anywhere else. Large (junior) suites and a very nice swimming pool for a very nice and romantic holiday in Sicily.
We will go back!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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donnacarmela, Direttore generale at DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo, responded to this review, February 17, 2017
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Desidero ringraziarLa per aver dedicato parte del Suo tempo per recensire il Resort Donna Carmela, consentendoci così di monitorare la qualità dei nostri servizi per avvicinarli sempre più alle aspettative dei nostri ospiti; la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti è un obiettivo primario che tutto lo Staff del Donna Carmela Resort puntano a raggiungere.
Ci auguriamo quanto prima di averla nuovamente come ospite
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2011

Gorgeous place, wonderful views, very good food indeed. Lovely and peaceful. Very international guests including Italians. Only down side was the menu didn't change the four days we were there and there isn't a lot of choice. Could get very boring. And the nearest restaurant isn't that close so really could with some attention. Excursion to Etna organised by the hotel was superb.Valeria the receptionist was super. We had a lovely time.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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donnacarmela, Direttore generale at DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo, responded to this review, February 17, 2017
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Desidero ringraziarLa per aver dedicato parte del Suo tempo per recensire il Resort Donna Carmela, consentendoci così di monitorare la qualità dei nostri servizi per avvicinarli sempre più alle aspettative dei nostri ospiti; la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti è un obiettivo primario che tutto lo Staff del Donna Carmela Resort puntano a raggiungere.
Ci auguriamo quanto prima di averla nuovamente come ospite
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2011

Our son recomended us this hotel. It was all we expected and much much more.
It`s not so easy to arrive the first time, but then you get really quickly familiar with the surroundings. Of course you need a car, but we already knew it.
The hotel is an oasis of peace and beauty. All very modern, chic and yet very cozy.
Absolutly perfect. The only note of bad taste for us was a huge plastic pineapple in the garden near the marvelous swimming pool,, serving as a bar. The rest, staff included, absolutely perfect. Breakfast was unbelievable. We would love to came back.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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donnacarmela, Direttore generale at DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo, responded to this review, February 17, 2017
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Desidero ringraziarLa per aver dedicato parte del Suo tempo per recensire il Resort Donna Carmela, consentendoci così di monitorare la qualità dei nostri servizi per avvicinarli sempre più alle aspettative dei nostri ospiti; la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti è un obiettivo primario che tutto lo Staff del Donna Carmela Resort puntano a raggiungere.
Ci auguriamo quanto prima di averla nuovamente come ospite
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

We started and ended our visit to Siciliy by staying at Donna Camela, very relaxing, wonderful rooms and great food. Walter and is team are very responsive and restaurant service was superb.

  • Stayed August 2011
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donnacarmela, Direttore generale at DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo, responded to this review, February 17, 2017
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Desidero ringraziarLa per aver dedicato parte del Suo tempo per recensire il Resort Donna Carmela, consentendoci così di monitorare la qualità dei nostri servizi per avvicinarli sempre più alle aspettative dei nostri ospiti; la soddisfazione dei nostri clienti è un obiettivo primario che tutto lo Staff del Donna Carmela Resort puntano a raggiungere.
Ci auguriamo quanto prima di averla nuovamente come ospite
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Property: DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo
Address: Contrada Grotte 5, 98039 Carruba, Giarre, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Giarre > Carruba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Carruba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — DonnaCarmela - Agriturismo 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A home in the parkPlaced in the heart of a nursery specialised in Mediterranean plants, Donnacarmela is ready to welcome you in a 19th century Sicilian house that has been refurbished in full respect of the original but given all the modern comforts. Elegantly refined, the building dominates the ten thousand square metre nursery garden. Here you may enjoy a guided tour to discover the hundreds of scents and varieties of Mediterranean plants. It is also possible to admire a private collection of subtropical plants. The courtyards in lavic paving, the ancient cistern and river pebbles, the well-stocked wine cellar and the swimming surrounded by secular olive trees, the comfortable spaces designed to relax and the quiet reading room, the wide halls and ample dining room: all this has been designed to make your stay exceptional. Ten hectares in the most prestigious wine area on mount Etna are where we produce the Doc wine for Donnacarmela. The vineyards were bought by Donnacarmela in 2006 and they are between Solicchiata and Passopisciaro on the northern side of the volcano in the territory of Castiglione di Sicilia. The vineyards all grow Nerello Mascalese, the vine that produces the most appreciated wines in this area. This is where the ‘Montedolce Etna Doc’ is born from the passion and commitment of the Faro family in an area that has wine for its vocation. The name of the wine comes from the place where we produce it. The wine-making is done in a well-equipped cellar in Mascali, the area of origin of the Nerello Mascalese, only a few kilometres away from Donnacarmela.Montedolce is characterised by its ruby-red colour, red berry scents with mineral notes, and by the complexity, persistence and elegant tannin it offers the palate.We do not only offer wine and taste, however. A little lower down the mountain side, between the Ionic coast and the first hills, it is possible to find the Mediterranean plants that have found the best environment to grow here. Thus, they develop into unrepeatable shapes and colours: the Abutilon, the Agave, the Ficus, the Cistus, the Opuntiae, the ornamental Citrus plants are all to be found in the gardens of Donnacarmela. They are the essence of Mediterranean gardens. Tese plants and flowers offer themselves to visitors in all their charm. ... more   less 
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