Hotel Villa Sonia - Castelmola

Via Porta Mola 9, Castelmola, Italy, 98030show map
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Overview

Hotel Villa Sonia is a 4-star property in the heart of Castelmola. The unique hotel, built in 1900, is renowned for its elegant architecture.

This hotel is situated 10 km away from Gole Alcantara Terralcantara. Hotel Villa Sonia is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Castelmola.

The hotel is situated near a castle and a sanctuary.

Guests will find themselves a 15-minute walk from Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello train station. 50 km to Fontanarossa airport.

Rooms

Hotel Villa Sonia is a property in Castelmola that comes with 43 rooms and provides free wireless internet, satellite television, a laptop-size safe, a private balcony and direct dial phone. Guests will appreciate a magnificent view over the garden from the rooms. They also have a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a fridge available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The indoor restaurant serves regional dishes. Serving an array of dishes, Gallo Cedrone and Bocciola are 200 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers currency exchange, an elevator and a newspaper stand along with a business centre, a meeting room and a copier to respond to the needs of all guests. Self parking and babysitting can be provided at additional cost.

Relax

On-site spa facilities include a wellness center, a solarium and a sauna. Beauty therapy, Turkish steam bath and massage are also available. Hotel Villa Sonia offers sports activities including diving, snorkeling and golf.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
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Castelmola CastleCastelmola Castle400 ft
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La Taverna dell' EtnaLa Taverna dell' Etna600 ftVia Alcide De Gasperi, 29
Antico Caffe San GiorgioAntico Caffe San Giorgio400 ftPiazza S.Antonino
Gallo CedroneGallo Cedrone600 ftVia A. De Gasperi, 34
BocciolaBocciola700 ftPiazza Duomo, 32
Trattoria Il VicoloTrattoria Il Vicolo700 ftVia Pio IX, 26
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Getting around
Airports
Fontanarossa (CTA)29.6 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  66  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    This is a great hotel for a vacation in Sicily. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the breakfast buffet is good, and the pool area is very nice. There is an amazing view over the mountains and Etna, I highly recommend it.

    The aircondition didn't cool the air, it only fanned it, so the room was quite hot. Opening the balcony door helped, but I imagine it gets very warm in July and August (we were there in the beginning of June.) Bring ear plugs if you want to sleep with the door open, because the dogs in the surrounding area were barking all night. These minor quibbles don't detract from the very good experience though!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very friendy staff and owners. We had a youg baby and they coul not have being more helpful. Spectacular views and scenery.

    Didn't actually get what I booked in terms of room and wasn't offered an explanation but room was very good. Not all mof the facilities were open and lunch service was extremely poor. I think this was mainly because the season had not really kicked off yet.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    HOTEL VILLA SCHULER (Taormina) is all about location, location, location.Only a few steps up to the main street of Taormina. Classy inside and out, excellent service, good size terrace/breakfast room with extensive menu for the included breakfast (try the crepes), many balconies, decks, terraces to use.We were given an excellent room overlooking lavish gardens in the back(better than a small waterview) with a private terrace, lounge chairs and even a discreet clothesline. Paying an extra E15/day to park was surprising for such an expensive hotel, (only 1 “free” parking spot) but our rental car was safe inside under the bldg. RussoPepponcino Hosteria Sicula was a great restaurant nearby. Glad to see solar panels carefully hidden on HVS’s roof. AC was great. What a view! Free-Wifi was absurdly slow.

    This popular hotel is difficult to book--especially without A LOT of lead time. We couldn't get consecutive nights for the whole time we were in Taormina and had to move around. An expensive hotel in a well established tourist destination should have better WiFi service! It was very expensive.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff were really welcoming, the hotel was very nice, lovely pool, and location fantastic ... just beside the village of Castelmola which is so cute. Great for a lovely quiet break.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    beautiful view over Etna very friendly hotel personnel

    rooms had a rather basic interior

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The general location - Castelmola is a great place to stay. Villa Sonia is an easy walk from Castelmola and its restaurants. The view from our room of Mount Etna was as promised. Nice swimming pool/bar area. Handy and cheap public bus service to Taormina.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    great service,location, amazing views

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    -Reception arranged our tour all the trip in Sicily quite smooth -From room can see Mt.Etna clearly

    a bit far from main Taormina and Etna area

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff were excellent and friendly. Upgrade on arrival and a complimentry bottle of wine on the second day. Nice breakfast and lovely pool area

    Room floor could do with a mop now and again

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    This is a beautiful hotel in a small Sicilian village (Castelmola) on the top of a mountain above Taormina. The views of Etna and the surrounding countryside are staggering. There is a good size swimming pool, and meals are served there at lunchtime. As might be expected in Sicily, the food is of very high quality. The staff are very helpful, and the free shuttle bus to Taormina is particularly useful. I felt sad to leave, and will recommend this hotel to my fa,mily and friends.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We found the staff very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed hotel food but also encourage visitors to venture up into town to experience more of the area. The view of Etna was fantastic. Would highly recommend Hotel Villa Sonia, especially in April. Loved the transfer from Catania airport by Mercedes arranged by hotel staff.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nice room with excellent view of Mount Etna. Hotel is away from the busy tourist town Taormina but in easy reach to get to it. The town of Castlemola is a nice very small "hill top" town in walking distance. Hotel has very nice sun terrace and swimming pool with Mount Etna view - perfect location.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent position. Great view of Etna from the hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Friendly and very helpful staff complemented this exquisitely designed, decorated, furnished hotel in a stunning location. The Etna panorama was breath-taking, I spent hours just taking it all in. Castelmola village just above was very charming too, with a range of bar cafe restaurants. Taormina and Gardinia-Naxos were very pleasant too.

    No complaints at all. We thought the food was just OK, not exceptional quality / value, so preferred to try other places for lunch and evening.

  • 10.0
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    Friendliness of Staff, especially reception. Adriana was always cheerful and ready to help.Wonderful location,with view of Etna from our bedroom. The general relaxing ambience .Easy access to Castelmola.Returned home refreshed.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Airports
Fontanarossa (CTA)29.6 mi
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