[schema type="review" url="http://www.hotelvillacarlottataormina.com/" name="Taormina hotel Villa Carlotta" description="Luxury Taormina boutique hotel overlooking the Mediterranean sea at 5 minutes walk to Corso Umberto street and Greek Theatre." rev_name="A beautiful gem of a hotel in breathtakingly-spectacular Taormina" rev_body="Words will not do justice to how much we enjoyed our stay at Hotel Villa Carlotta in Taormina, Sicily, Italy but I will try my best. When we arrived at the Hotel Villa Carlotta, we were immediately greeted by the warm hospitality of Simone and the staff there. We were quickly shown to our room, a generously-sized Junior Suite on the third floor with a literally-breathtaking sea view with small balconies from the bedroom and living room areas. The cleaniness was impeccable, which I am very particular about! Even the bathroom was a good size with updated fixtures and a very relaxing rainhead showerhead. The room was cleaned spotlessly twice a day and once was even done being cleaned just while we ate breakfast upstairs, which I love! After our check-in, we were invited to the rooftop terrace for a welcome drink of delicious prosecco. Nothing in the world beats drinking prosecco on that rooftop terrace overlooking the spectacular view of the Mediterranean and the beautiful jewel that is Taormina! From then on, we felt truly relaxed. The entire staff was also extremely helpful in us planning all our many activities throughout our stay. They provided us with maps and spot-on recommendations of everywhere to go. Thanks to their ideal location and directions, the hotel was an easy walk to gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Isola Bella as well as the Greek Theater and Giardino Pubblico. We had also rented a car so drove ourselves to majestic Mt Etna, where you actually take a gondola and bus up the actual mountain. We then drove to the Mt Etna winery the hotel recommended, Gambino Vini, which had the most gorgeous grounds and the most amazing hospitality and generosity I have ever had in a wine tasting in Italy! We also drove to Siracusa and Ortygia another day. And ofcourse everyday we walked the five minute walk from the hotel to bustling Corso Umberto with amazing cuisine every night, shops and piazzas overlooking the sea, where you could eat delicious pasta and seafood and drink great, generously-filled glasses of wine, all against the uniquely amazing backdrop of Taormina!" author="loriandcliff" pubdate="2013-06-03" user_review="5" min_review="1" max_review="5" ]
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