Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hotel Villa Taormina

In a historic building originally built in the 1800s, this small luxurious hotel offers exclusive 4-star accommodation surrounded by a typical aromatic Sicilian garden, perfect for a relaxing break.

The hotel has just 8 rooms, offering sought-after and exclusive accommodation with attentive, personalised service. All of the luxurious rooms are decorated in a traditional manner with a truly Sicilian character. The spacious, air conditioned rooms are furnished with an opulence that recalls the building’s past as the home of a Sicilian nobleman. The antique furniture is an original mix of Baroque, Neo-classic and Imperial styles with a refined elegance.

The immaculate gardens feature citrus trees, bougainvillea, jasmine and Mediterranean plants, enclosed within an ancient original stone wall from the 10th century. The gardens and terrace offer stunning panoramic views of the slopes of Mount Etna and out over the village’s rooftops to the sea.

Rooms: 8

Casa Turchetti

Housed in a remarkable late 19th-century building in the heart of Taormina, near the stunning panoramic Piazza Belvedere, Casa Turchetti offers comfortable accommodation in a charming, typical setting.

Personalized in every detail, Casa Turchetti is distinguished by the refined ambiance it offers. The rooms, each with a character of its own, are fitted with fine fabrics and boast a welcoming atmosphere.

Part of the large, pleasant terrace of Casa Turchetti has been renovated to offer a delightful winter garden where typical Sicilian breakfast is served daily.

Rooms: 5

Villa Carmelas

Villa Carmela's spacious, well-equipped apartments lie just 5 minutes drive up the coast from Taormina, and only 250 metres from the beach. Enjoy beautiful sea views from your balcony.

Villa Carmela's secluded location is perfect for a restful stay in Sicily. There are just 4 spacious and modern apartments on site, all with independent entrance and located on the ground floor.

Relax in Villa Carmela's shady, colourful gardens, home to fragrant citrus groves, or take a stroll to the lovely beaches nearby.

Reaching Taormina town centre is easy from Villa Carmela - the funicular is located nearby and buses also pass frequently.

Rooms: 5

Andromaco Palace Hotel

This family-run hotel is located in a tranquil, panoramic part of the splendid town of Taormina, just 800 metres from the centre. The staff offer a friendly and traditional welcome.

All rooms are furnished in an elegant and classic way, offering comfort and functionality. Most also contain a balcony or terrace with sea view.

Rooms: 20

Hotel Jonic Mazzaro'

Overlooking the sparkling Ionian Sea, in the centre of Taormina bay, this charming hotel, decorated in a Liberty style, offers you historic surroundings in a picturesque location.

Situated right in the centre of the bay of Mazzarò, near Taormina, and only 30 metres from the funicular that connects Mazzarò with Taormina centre, the hotel is set in one of the most exclusive and comfortable locations on the island.

All the rooms have been carefully refurbished to maintain its original style, characterised by the arches on the front of the building and the spacious halls.

Rooms: 20

Residence Villa Il Glicine

Commanding stunning views over the bay of Naxos to mount Etna, this vibrant family-run hotel blends comfortable accommodation with a warm atmosphere.

Immersed in greenery, this recently renovated 19th century villa fuses traditional grandeur with a slice of modernity. Unwind in the cosy lounge, marvel at the majestic views or retire to the bright white airiness of your fully-equipped room.

Rooms: 6

Hotel Bel Soggiorno

Take a 10-minute walk to Taormina from Hotel Bel Soggiorno, an elegant 3-star structure offering sea views, a splendid view of Mount Etna, and a large scented garden.

Situated in a green area of Taormina, Hotel Bel Soggiorno is surrounded by a large garden filled with lemon, orange and mandarin trees.

Savour a rich breakfast on the hotel’s outdoor patio while admiring the amazing scenery.

At Hotel Bel Soggiorno you will enjoy private parking and comfortable rooms, which feature a balcony or terrace with panoramic views.

This hotel may only be bookable for long stays of 2 or more nights.

Rooms: 32