Boutique hotel Taormina with stunning view of Etna
Taormina hotel Villa Carlotta
Luxury Taormina boutique hotel overlooking the Mediterranean sea at 5 minutes walk to Corso Umberto street and Greek Theatre.
A boutique hotel with fabulous service plus an amazing view of Etna!
Written by: Nicola K on TripAdvisor
Date Published: 05/07/2013
We spent a week at Hotel Villa Carlotta Taormina at the end of April 2013. Unfortunately the weather was uncharacteristic for the time of year but the hotel cannot be faulted. On arrival our car was whisked away to be valet parked (20 euros a day charge for this) and Nathalie greeted us and advised us to head to the rooftop terrace for a welcome drink of Prosecco as we watched the sun set over Mount Etna. Our Junior Suite was beautiful with two windows (one overlooking the stunning pool and the other toward Etna) We couldn't believe how large the room and we wanted for nothing. Breakfast is amazing with so much choice and the blood red orange juice was to die for!!! On our first day we did have sun and we ordered lunch by the pool by picking up the phone by the bar straight through to reception. 15 minutes later our meal appeared and was laid out beautifully. The second day we woke to cloudy weather and Riccardo advised us to head up the hilltop village of Savoca where parts of the 'Godfather' was filmed. We were alone in the village and felt as if we had entered a film set. Even Bar Vitelli looked exactly as it had in the film. The hotel lent us an umbrella for the rain! Simona and Olga were also unbelievably helpful and advised us on where to eat, visit etc. We had one meal in the hotel and Chef David and Maitre D Marco were incredibly attentive and the food amazing. The hotel's location is perfect with just a seven minute stroll through the beautiful public gardens to the main street in Taormina. We even had a drink on the stunning terrace of Villa Carlotta's sister hotel Villa Ducale on the drive up to Castel Moro. We thoroughly recommend the hotel.
5 / 5 stars