An intimate boutique hotel with sensational sea views
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Villa Carlotta is in the centre of Taormina, minutes from the town’s main attractions, shopping area, restaurants and nightlife. The peaceful garden has wide views over the bay and a timber-decked pool area with ample seating. Serviced apartment and villa accommodation is also scattered around the town, within easy walking distance of the main hotel reception. Taormina itself lies halfway between Messina and Catania on Sicily’s glorious east coast.
The Carlotta’s 29 airy and elegant rooms and suites offer a tempting choice for all tastes, from couples to larger groups. Most feature balconies or sea view sun terraces, and furnishings range from antique to contemporary classic. All are equipped with in-room climate control, flatscreen TV with international satellite channels and free WiFi. The hotel also runs six luxury serviced apartments in central Taormina for up to six guests, and the splendid Villa al Mare, a three-storey, three-bedroom medieval palazzo with a rooftop Jacuzzi and fabulous views over Isola Bella bay.
An excellent restaurant occupies the main hotel’s rooftop terrace and offers an imaginative menu of seafood, pasta and Sicilian specialities made from organic local produce. A generous buffet breakfast is served in the same space, as well as lunch and afternoon snacks, and through the summer drinks and meals can be taken by the pool.
The pool and gardens and rooftop terrace are delightful spots for unwinding, filled with the fragrant scents of flowers and herbs. A full concierge service is available to all guests for restaurant and excursion recommendations and bookings. Personalised cooking classes can be arranged where you can learn how to prepare one of chef David Costa and his team’s signature dishes.
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