Hotel Villa Sonia - Taormina

Via Porta Mola 9, Taormina, Italy, 98030  show map
 4 stars
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Hotel Villa Sonia - Taormina

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Infinity pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Jacuzzi

Overview

The refined 4-star Hotel Villa Sonia provides exquisite rooms with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea. Since 1900, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Taormina.

Duomo Santa Catarina, Chiesa di San Giuseppe and Taormina Cathedral are within 15 minutes' walk away. Nestled in the historic district and 2 km from the city center.

Castello di Calatabiano is located 5.6 km from the property and Public Gardens is just about 1.6 km away.

Hotel Villa Sonia lies within 50 minutes’ drive to Fontanarossa airport.

Rooms

Hotel Villa Sonia offers 43 rooms on 5 floors that come with free Wi-Fi, a separate toilet, satellite TV, individual climate control and an in-room safe along with coffee/tea makers and a fridge. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, bathrobes and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The panoramic restaurant serves excellent Sicilian dishes. Guests can dine in La Taverna dell' Etna and Gallo Cedrone located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The hotel offers free parking, a lift and a baggage storage and such services as free shuttle bus service, porter service and 24-hour reception.

Relax

Hotel Villa Sonia provides guests with cribs and a pool for their children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at EUR 5 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   43.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Courtyard
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Villa Sonia - Taormina Taormina location
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Hotel Address:

Via Porta Mola 9, Taormina, Italy, 98030

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City Center
  • Taormina
    4300 ft
Airports
  • Fontanarossa (CTA)
    29.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello
    4600 ft
  • Taormina - Giardini Naxos Train Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • La Taverna dell' Etna (cuisine: Italian)
    600 ft
  • Antico Caffe San Giorgio
    400 ft
Beaches
  • Spiaggia di Mazzeo
    600 ft
  • Mazzaro
    5000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    43

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Rooms and availability

Hotel Villa Sonia photos Room
Classic Room
Bed type: Twin beds
Size: 195 sq. feet
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    Hotel Villa Sonia photos Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: Twin beds
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Hotel Villa Sonia - Taormina Taormina location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Via Porta Mola 9, Taormina, Italy, 98030

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Taormina
        4300 ft
      Airports
      • Fontanarossa (CTA)
        29.6 mi
      Train Stations
      • Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello
        4600 ft
      • Taormina - Giardini Naxos Train Station
        1.1 mi
      Restaurants
      • La Taverna dell' Etna (cuisine: Italian)
        600 ft
      • Antico Caffe San Giorgio
        400 ft
      Beaches
      • Spiaggia di Mazzeo
        600 ft
      • Mazzaro
        5000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        43

      Hotel Awards

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      Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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      Hotel Villa Sonia Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Greek Amphitheater - 5000 ft

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 4000 ft

      Places of interest

      • Taormina Cathedral - 3300 ft
      • Naumachie - 4000 ft

      Train stations

      • Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello - 4300 ft
      • Taormina - Giardini Naxos Train Station - 1.0 mi
      • Taormina Cable Car - Mazzaro' - 1.2 mi

      Convention centers

      • Mazzaro - 1.3 mi
      • Isola Bella - 1.4 mi

      Amusement

      • Taormina Mare - 4000 ft

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Isola Bella Taormina - 1.4 mi

      Museums

      • Römisches Theater - 1.4 mi

      Business areas

      • Corso Umberto - 3700 ft

      Local attractions

      • Parco Comunale di Taormina - 5200 ft
        Via Bagnoli Croce, Taormina
      • Playa Sole Luna - 1.5 mi
        Via Lungomare 1, Taormina
      • Lido Stockholm - 2.4 mi
        Via Nazionale, Taormina
      • Public Gardens - 5200 ft
        Via Bagnoli Croce, Sicily
      • Lido Europa - 2.3 mi
        Via Tysandros, Giardini Naxos

      Near the hotel

      • Spiaggia di Mazzeo - 600 ft
        Via Alcide De Gasperi 11, Taormina
      • Mazzaro - 5000 ft
        Taormina, SicilyItaly
      • Chiesa di San Giuseppe - 4100 ft
        Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina
      • Duomo Santa Catarina - 5000 ft
        Taormina, SicilyItaly

      Restaurants nearby

      • La Taverna dell' Etna - 600 ft

        Address: Via Alcide De Gasperi, 29
        Phone: 0942 28868

        75% likes this, based on 296 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      • Gallo Cedrone - 600 ft

        Address: Via A. De Gasperi, 34
        Phone: (+39) 0942 632045

        72% likes this, based on 182 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: USD 21 - USD 29

      • Trattoria Il Vicolo - 700 ft

        Address: Via Pio IX, 26
        Phone: 0942 28481

        58% likes this, based on 52 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      • Antico Caffe San Giorgio - 400 ft

        Address: Piazza S.Antonino
        Phone: 0039094228228

        72% likes this, based on 64 reviews

      • Bocciola - 700 ft

        Address: Piazza Duomo, 32
        Phone: 0942 28102

        63% likes this, based on 57 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        43

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      Hotel Villa Sonia Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Villa Sonia

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 50 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      9.0
      Service
      6.0
      Value
      8.0
      Dining
      10.0

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Beautiful views of Etna and Taormina Bay. Internal decor exceptional - high quality antique furniture and curios. Very friendly and helpful staff.

        Road up to Castelmina where Hotel is situated is narrow, winding and tortuous on steep hillside with parked cars causing obstruction

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        A very good view

        The swimming pool closed too early for this time of the year (29-6-2011). The white wine they serve in de restaurant is too old. The batroom smelled awfull.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Everything ... the friendly and helpful staff, the comfortable, elegant accommodations, the lovely breakfasts and views from the balcony, the proximity to Castlemola (walking) and Taormina (free shuttle), etc., etc.

        Nothing ... except that we wished for more days there.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Excellent and very helpful staff, nothing too much trouble...

      • Couple
        8.8

        Very nice Service. Great place, with nice view to Etna.

      • Couple
        6.2

        The spectacular views. The friendly reception staff.

        The hotel manager. This man needs to take a course in management as he has an inability to listen to people. We had a few issues with our room and rather than listen to our concerns, the man launched into a defensive tirade of excuses and jabbered on about his own experience in other hotels by way of justifying the elements of his hotel that are not fit for purpose considering their charges. The only thing he managed successfully was to talk over me while I tried to get my points across! This hotel has fantastic views, but is not worthy of 4-stars. They have cheap token gym equipment (not plugged in) to cynically bump up their spec, the bathroom shower is tiny, the sound proofing in the rooms is scant, the breakfast poor and we were promised an upgrade which we never received. All in all. We came away feeling ripped off. Such a shame, because it has potential to be a really good hotel. It just needs a little investment or a price that better reflects the experience. And of course a much better class of manager!

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        View ans silence.But not breakfast and shower of a four star hotel.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        The view from our balcony of Mt Etna was stunning. We had actually booked a classic room and were upgraded on arrival so that was an added bonus. The setting on the edge of this very authentic and friendly village, Castelmola was a joy. We ate there most nights and wandered the little streets at night. The staff were most courteous and helpful throughout the stay.We really went to relax and recharge and this was the perfect place to do so.The swimming pool was beautifully maintained and serviced with very helpful staff.The local bus service to Taormina was invaluable and quite an experience around mainly hairpin bends negotiated by skilled drivers, we used it often to connect with .the cable car to Mazzaro and Spisone beaches This really is a mountain retreat away from the chaos of Taormina.

        The only thing we have to complain about is the tea and coffee in the mornings which came from a vending machine and was luke warm which was a shame as the breakfast itself was lovely, something for everyone, local fruits in salad, breads, criossants, scramble eggs ,juices. Please do something about this... Very odd in contrast to everything else about this hotel

      • Family with children
        10.0

        The position of the hotel gave wonderful views of Mt. Etna. Staff were friendly and helpful at all times. A short walk to local village with a good choice of evening dining or a short trip by car/ hotel shuttle bus to the lovely result of Taormina.

        The shuttle bus returns from Taormina at around 9.30pm which is early as dining starts late in Sicily, however taxis are available. If the cost of parking was included it would be a nice gesture especially at this standard of hotel.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        Location was dramatic - good views over the valley to Mt Etna, and at the base of a charming town called Castelmola overlooking Taormina and the sea. Very friendly woman at the front desk with lots of tips for sightseeing. Lovely property albeit slightly dated. Castel ruins at the top of Castelmola is an amazing and scenic lookout.

        Swimming pool was unheated and freezing cold - hotel location is on very steep hill with a steep walk to Castelmola, so people without mobility would be limited in enjoying the full spectrum of the location. Restaurant facilities pretty limited, but town offers a few options.

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        The hotel has a spectacular location up above the hustle and bustle of Taormina with incredible views of Mt. Etna. We had two rooms that opened out on a terrace with Mt. Etna in the distance. We found a nice restaurant in the little town of Casteloma within walking distance of the hotel. This area felt somewhat less touristy than Taormina itself and was certainly much more quiet, though we enjoyed walking around Taormina as well. The rooms were comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed our stay and would go back.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Our room was very comfortable and had a balcony with a fabulous view of Mount Etna. The staff were always courteous and helpful. We enjoyed the pool and breakfast was fine, with lots of choices.

      • Family with children
        7.0

        The hotel has shutle free bus service to/ from Taormina. Nice view of Mt. Etna, but no vie of the sea. Swiming pool is nice. The village of Castelmola where this hotel locates is also nice, it is small and quiet.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Hotel Villa Sonia - Taormina Taormina location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Via Porta Mola 9, Taormina, Italy, 98030

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Taormina
        4300 ft
      Airports
      • Fontanarossa (CTA)
        29.6 mi
      Train Stations
      • Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello
        4600 ft
      • Taormina - Giardini Naxos Train Station
        1.1 mi
      Restaurants
      • La Taverna dell' Etna (cuisine: Italian)
        600 ft
      • Antico Caffe San Giorgio
        400 ft
      Beaches
      • Spiaggia di Mazzeo
        600 ft
      • Mazzaro
        5000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        43

      Hotel Awards

      ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTaorminaHotel Villa Sonia

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

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