Villa Carlotta

Location Taormina

Postcode 98039

Telephone +39 0942 626 058

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Why we love it...

Class act

The Place

Villa Carlotta is the sister hotel in Taormina of Villa Ducale, run by the same family, the Quartuccis. We have long approved of Villa Ducale’s atmosphere, as have readers, and think that this new venture has a similar feel. Perhaps its main asset is the view: the building and grounds spread over a sizeable area of hillside and you not only look over a (usually) sparkling sea but inland to Mount Etna. An extra dimension is created by the respectable ancient remains in the grounds: a section of Roman road in rather good condition and some late Roman catacombs which guests can explore close up.

The building is late 19thC, put up by local nobility who wanted to impress the neighbours. They modelled it on a 14thC fortress, and the result is indeed massive and eye-grabbing. Inside, the Quartuccis have spent serious money redecorating in a style appropriate to the building, with much (occasionally unrestrained) use of expensive fabrics. The bedrooms and suites are all individually designed; a major feature is Sicilian cherry wood furniture.

There’s a lovely sheltered pool, but if you want to be by the sea, descend to the hotel’s Lido Stockholm, where you can sip a cocktail in comfort on an area of private beach; boat trips arranged. Villa Carlotta is a typical small luxury hotel; this is definitely a class act.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€
Rooms 27; 8 doubles, 15 suites; all with telephone, bath, air-conditioning, TV; 4 luxury apartments 100 metres from main building
Food breakfast and light food all day: a la carte restaurant, lunch and dinner in top roof terrace, light food and drinks in garden and by pool.
Facilities sitting room, dining room, free Wi-Fi internet access, heated swimming pool, garden, free shuttle bus service to/from beach, tennis 5 minutes, golf 35 km
Children welcome
Disabled 2 specially adapted rooms
Pets small animals accepted

To Book

Contact Dr Andrea and Rosaria Quartucci
Call +39 0942 626 058
Fax +39 0942 237 32
Email info@villacarlotta.net
Website www.hotelvillacarlottataormina.com

Good To Know

Address Via Pirandello 81, Taormina 98039
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The Location

Find this place: in historical centre, 5 minute walk from main street, in own large grounds

What's nearby: Greek theatre, Corso Umberto, excursions to Etna