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out of 10 reviews
Perfect in every way except for the screaming kids. Given how far guests are traveling and how much they're spending for what they hope will be restful vacations, the hotel might consider setting a minimum age requirement. Otherwise, great: extremely comfortable with magnificent views, a delicious and abundant breakfast buffet and a staff that could not possibly be more accommodating.
“Beautiful hotel, outstanding views, great service”
Beautiful, classy but comfortable room. Great staff. Breakfast was a gourmet buffet brunch with world class ocean views. Location was great. We looked hard for a great hotel in This town but got very lucky finding such a great hotel.
“Beautiful view, best breakfast in Sicily”
Our junior suite at Villa Carlotta had a fabulous view of the ocean and hillside. It was clean, spacious, elegant, and very comfortable. The room was heated for our November stay and this was great since it was rainy and very windy during some of our visit. The staff spoke English and were very welcoming. They gave us a glass of wine upon arrival and orientation to Taormina. The hotel dining room is on the top floor with views of the sea, town, and Mt Etna. It had the best breakfast buffet of all the places we stayed in Sicily. We ate dinner at the hotel one night but, since it was off-season, the main dishes were not optimal. The hotel is easily accessed by car by driving up Via L. Pirandello from SS114 to avoid driving through Taormina itself. The hotel will park your car for a fee and we advise this to avoid a long hike from the available parking lots. The only drawback to the hotel is that it is about a 10 minute level walk into the main shopping/restaurant area of Taormina, along a street with a narrow sidewalk and mostly closed buildings. Again, this was off season, so there may be more activity along the street at other times of the year. We would definitely recommend this hotel.
Proessional and friendly staff, who stopped short of nothing to make sure that we enjoyed our stay at both the hotel and the area in total. Beautiful property, well maintained. Stunning views.
“AN AMAZING HOTEL IN A TERRIFIC LOCATION!!”
We got a suite with a sea view and a terrace, so the price wasn't cheap - but we must say, it was worth it! Our terrace was the size and feeling of a patio at home - large, diverse flora, comfy furniture - not something one would expect at a hotel. The accomodations were comfortable and had great style. But the top floor / lounge, dining area was the "piece de resistance": look to one side and see the Ionian sea, and to the other and see snow capped Mt. Etna. Breakfast was as good as it gets, and appointed beautifully. I can't say enough about the staff - sometimes one can forget that they're hired help. We took a taxi to the highest point in town, did our sightseeing /eating / shopping and then walked home - that was our ritual, twice daily. Also, one afternoon we hired a guide and did the "Godfather tour" - so much fun! There's also a swimming pool with various places to lounge around it. And, lastly, they even have their own ruins on the property (although don't expect another Roman Theater). I cannot recommend this hotel enough. It was really special.
“Spectacular 1st stop of our trip !!”
We were greeted with a very warm welcome at Villa Carlotta . My husband andI took my mom to Sicily for her 75th birthday . Her parents were both born there and she had never been there. We visited several towns including where my grandparents were born . The entire trip was very special . Our first stop was in Taormina and we stayed at Villa Carlotta . I had emailed Riccardo ahead of time to tell them that we were celebrating mom's birthday in her grandparents home country . We had a wonderful room, and when we arrived they had a birthday cake and champagne waiting for us . We ate the cake on their beautiful breakfast terrace. Breakfast the next morning was outstanding , it would turn out to be the best breakfast that we had our entire trip . It was loaded w/ items and everything was incredibly delicious !!! We were sorry to leave and would definitely return to Villa Carlotta .
“We will be back!”
We were greeted by the front-desk attendant who came outside to help with our bags and checked us in. He then escorted us to the rooftop restaurant/lounge where we sat at an outdoor table with a magnificent sea view and were welcomed by a waitress who served us complimentary prosecco and fresh Italian pastries while we waited for our bags to be brought to our room. Then we picked up our key and were taken to our junior suite with its own beautiful sea views. The room had everything one could want and after unpacking we took the 10 minute walk past the public gardens and into the main part of Taormina. It was a walk we would take many times during our one-week stay, and we never tired of it. We cannot say enough good things about this hotel. It is a great facility in a fabulous location staffed by friendly helpful people. The only thing I can think of to warn about is that the balconies mentioned on the website for the junior suites are not large enough for seating. If you want a table and chairs, go for the next level up.
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! Experience of a life time... all accomodations from the room to the morning breakfast were delightful... Simone and Olga were exceptionally helpful... SO hospitable... We LOVE VILLA CARLOTTA!!!! may we see you all again. God Bless Colletti & Raley
Very nice hotel for a holiday and relaxing! We loved it :-)
“Well situated, excelent attention specially at breakfast. Everyone know at second day by your name.”
Great decorations specially the silver ceramic head at the bar. Excelence service and modern rooms but keeping the old villa style in the outside. Quiet and very clean in all aspects.