Hotel Villa Sonia - Castelmola

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 5 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Infinity pool

Overview

The tranquil 4-star Hotel Villa Sonia is set in a rural area within a 20-minute walk of Parco Comunale di Taormina. Offering accommodation in a 5-story building, Hotel Villa Sonia has been hosting guests since 1900 and features medieval architecture.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. 35 minutes' drive from Catania.

Enclosed by a sanctuary and a castle, the hotel offers a magnificent view over the garden.

Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello train station is swiftly reachable. The hotel is located within 50 km distance of Fontanarossa airport.

Rooms

There are 43 luxury rooms fitted with free wireless internet, satellite television, a laptop-compatible safe, a patio and direct dial telephone. Some rooms feature views over Taormina Bay. Room facilities also include a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy Sicilian dishes served at the al fresco restaurant. Serving an array of dishes, Gallo Cedrone and Bocciola are 200 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers car rental services on site. Self parking and babysitting are available for a surcharge.

Relax

There is a beach with outdoor chaise lounges, umbrellas and towels provided for guests convenience. The hotel offers snorkeling, diving and golf and many other on-site activities.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beauty treatment
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Media

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

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Villa Sonia - Castelmola Castelmola location
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Hotel Address:

Via Porta Mola 9, Castelmola, Italy, 98030

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City Center
  • Castelmola
    200 m
Airports
  • Fontanarossa (CTA)
    47.7 km
Restaurants
  • La Taverna dell' Etna (cuisine: Italian)
    160 m
  • Antico Caffe San Giorgio
    110 m
Beaches
  • Spiaggia di Mazzeo
    160 m
  • Mazzaro
    1.5 km
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

Small Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 French bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Double Room with french Bed

Cottage
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center100 m

Places of interest

  • Castelmola Castle100 m

Local attractions

  • Parco Comunale di Taormina1.6 km
    Via Bagnoli Croce, Taormina
  • Playa Sole Luna2.5 km
    Via Lungomare 1, Taormina
  • Lido Stockholm3.8 km
    Via Nazionale, Taormina
  • Public Gardens 1.6 km
    Via Bagnoli Croce, Sicily
  • Lido Europa3.6 km
    Via Tysandros, Giardini Naxos

Near the hotel

  • Spiaggia di Mazzeo160 m
    Via Alcide De Gasperi 11, Taormina
  • Mazzaro1.5 km
    Taormina, SicilyItaly
  • Chiesa di San Giuseppe1.2 km
    Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina
  • Duomo Santa Catarina1.5 km
    Taormina, SicilyItaly

Restaurants nearby

  • La Taverna dell' Etna160 m

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

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

  • Gallo Cedrone150 m

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

    72% likes this, based on 182 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 21

  • Trattoria Il Vicolo190 m

    Address: Via Pio IX, 26
    Phone: 0942 28481

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

  • Antico Caffe San Giorgio110 m

    Address: Piazza S.Antonino
    Phone: 0039094228228

    72% likes this, based on 64 reviews

  • Bocciola180 m

    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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Cities nearby
  • Acireale hotels - 29 km
  • Zafferana Etnea hotels - 24 km
  • Montalbano Elicona hotels - 29 km
  • Giardini Naxos hotels - 4 km
  • Sant'Alessio Siculo hotels - 10 km
  • Taormina hotels - 1 km
  • Francavilla di Sicilia hotels - 13 km
  • Letojanni hotels - 3 km
  • Gaggi hotels - 5 km
  • Calatabiano hotels - 6 km

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 - Castelmola Castelmola location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Via Porta Mola 9, Castelmola, Italy, 98030

Get directions
City Center
  • Castelmola
    200 m
Airports
  • Fontanarossa (CTA)
    47.7 km
Restaurants
  • La Taverna dell' Etna (cuisine: Italian)
    160 m
  • Antico Caffe San Giorgio
    110 m
Beaches
  • Spiaggia di Mazzeo
    160 m
  • Mazzaro
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    43

Hotel Awards

ItalianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCastelmolaHotel Villa Sonia

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

Use Badge