Hotel Villa Sonia

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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4.3 / 5Excellent
371 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Church of San Nicolo di Bari
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Monte Tauro
    14 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Ristorante Parco Reale
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    2 min walk
  • Airport
    Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa)
    50 min drive

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  • Classic Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Superior Room

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, Hot Tub

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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  • Double Room with french Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Large Twin Bed
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  • Cottage (Garden)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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About this area


Located in Castelmola, Hotel Villa Sonia is connected to the convention center and near the beach. Greek Theatre and Corso Umberto are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Isola Bella and Giardini Naxos Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Taormina Cable Car and Villa Comunale Garden.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Church of San Nicolo di Bari - 4 min walk
  • Monte Tauro - 14 min walk
  • Porta di Catania - 20 min walk
  • Corso Umberto - 20 min walk
  • Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Fiumefreddo Station - 20 min drive
  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 64 min drive


  • Ristorante Parco Reale — 1 min walk
  • Ristorante Parco Reale - 1 min walk
  • Pizzichella - 2 min walk
  • Antico Caffè San Giorgio - 3 min walk
  • Pizzeria Nina - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Villa Sonia

Romantic hotel connected to the convention center in Castelmola with free breakfast
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 44 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Thoughtful touches include bathrobes and slippers, and guests will also find minibars and satellite TV.
Hotel Villa Sonia offers 44 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Satellite television is provided.
Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and bidets. This Castelmola hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
A children's pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

Self parking: EUR 7 per night
Extended parking (surcharge)
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Free area shuttle
Roundtrip train station shuttle (surcharge)
Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Limo/town car service
Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
Room service available
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

Children's pool
Motorized watercraft
Scooter/moped rentals
Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Children's pool
Dry cleaning service
Free area shuttle
In-room child care (surcharge)
Laundry facilities
Seasonal outdoor pool


Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

Business center
Meeting rooms
Conference space


Pool sun loungers
Pool umbrellas
Rooftop terrace




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Assistive listening devices available


Smoke-free property
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains


Free toiletries
Hair dryer


Satellite channels

Food and drink


Outdoor space



Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM - midnight


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 45.0 per night.

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 2 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 80 per person (one way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 7 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 45.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The seasonal pool will be open from May to September. Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

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5 - Excellent
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1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We loved this hotel in an excellent location. We had a lovely deluxe room with great views of Etna from the balcony. Close to Castelmola and a short bus ride to Taormina. The staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast nice , didn't sample the restaurant during our short stay but the menu did look good.

Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Huge balcony with amazing view. Pool was great though the water was a bit chilly.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Exceeded our expectations!!

We were not sure what to expect based on the mixed reviews but our expectations were more than exceeded!! Our room was large and sparkling clean, the view from our private balcony was incredible, and the old-world charm of the whole property made us feel like we had stepped back in time. The drive up the mountain was narrow and winding, yes, but that's half of the fun of a vacation in Italy - enjoy it! It was just a short walk to the little town above with amazing food and panoramic views from the castle. Breakfast was wonderful and the front desk staff were so friendly and helpful. We wished for another day there so we could fully enjoy relaxing by the pool. Highly recommend a stay here.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Villa Sonia is a quirky hotel full of character. You have to look past the antiquated plumbing and air condition to appreciate the individual charm of every room and area.

Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Very friendly staff. Location is fabulous. The views from the terrace over mount etna are amazing. It’s just a few minutes walk uphill to Castelmola where there are lovely restaurants and the most unique Bar Turrisi.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

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