Location - where is Hotel Villa Sonia
- Rural location above Taormina close to village of Castelmola
- 400 metres to Castelmola
- Public bus stop opposite the hotel
- 5 kilometres to Taormina
- hotel description
- Hotel Villa Sonia description
Hotel Villa Sonia is a delightful, family-run hotel. It's got a nice, peaceful location about a ten-minute walk from the centre of Castelmota, a lovely hilltop village that's about a 15 minute drive from Taormina. A free shuttle bus to Taormina's centre runs three times a day so it's easy to get out and about but it's worth spending some time in the village too. It's got charming cobbled streets, cafés for a morning cappuccino and wine bars and restaurants for the evenings that are authentic and relaxed. If you're planning to explore more of Sicily, we'd recommend hiring a car.
As the hotel's high up in the hills, you'll get amazing views. Each morning breakfast is served on the terrace (weather permitting) that looks out towards Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos. The pool's a great little spot to recharge your batteries. Take a good book and grab a lounger to sunbathe. You'll feel away it from it all here. Inside has a traditional feel with cool tiled floors in the rooms and a cosy bar where you can get a glass of local wine at the end of the day.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 10 mins from Catania airport.
Facilities - Hotel Villa Sonia features
- Outdoor swimming pool with a panoramic terrace with views of Etna (normally open May to September, weather permitting).
- Beach facilities with deckchairs and umbrellas can be hired locally for approximately €8 per day.
- Free shuttle bus three times a day to Taormina
- Small fitness area with sauna (payable locally)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Private parking approx. €7 per day (must be reserved, payable locally)
Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping
Local Fees and Taxes
A tourist tax of €2 per person per night is payable locally.
Standard Rooms are about 18m² and sleep up to two people in double or twin beds. They're decorated in a traditional style with terracotta tiled floors and elegant furnishings. All rooms have air conditioning (July & Aug), TV, free Wi-Fi, minibar, safe, bath or shower and hairdryer. Cots are available on request.
Standard Etna View Rooms are about 18m² and sleep up to two people. They're decorated in warm tones with rustic wooden furnishings and cool tiled floors. They have a French balcony with views of Mount Etna.
Superior Rooms are about 20m² and sleep up to three people. These rooms have a balcony.
Deluxe Rooms are about 24m² and sleep up to three people. They have a terrace with views of Mount Etna and are available on request, please call to book.
Single Occupancy standard rooms are available on request, please call to book.
- Lift accessible: No
- Lift serves all floors: No
- Access ramp: No
Meals - food and drink in Hotel Villa Sonia
Buffet breakfast is served in the dining room or on the panoramic terrace with a choice of fresh pastries, bread, cereals, fruits, juices, tea and coffee. Guests upgrading to half board will dine in the Parco Reale Restaurant.
Restaurant Parco Reale is in an original part of the building that dates back to the 1600s where you can dine amidst antique furnishings whilst looking out across the beautiful Sicilian landscape, with views of Mount Etna. Enjoy fresh Sicilian dishes made using local produce accompanied by some of the best wines from the region. In the warmer months, the restaurant extends out onto the panoramic terrace.
Board basis options available
- Bed & Breakfast
- Full Board
- Half Board