Villa Sonia - Castelmola

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

EUR 5 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Infinity pool

Overview

The unique Villa Sonia accommodates guests in a rural area of Castelmola. Operating in Castelmola since 1900, this hotel features ancient architecture and modern comforts.

The property offers an exquisite accommodation in the heart of Castelmola with a magnificent view. Guests can get to Castelmola city center, which is 1 km away.

Castello di Calatabiano is 5.6 km from the hotel and Lido l'Aurora Celeste is about 4.1 km away.

Taormina Cable Car - Via Pirandello train station is a 15-minute walk from the property. A few minutes' drive from Fontanarossa airport.

Rooms

Villa Sonia features 43 rooms across 5 floors. The property offers views of the Mediterranean Sea from the rooms. They have a rustic interior.

Eat & Drink

The onsite restaurant specializes in Sicilian cuisine. Guests can dine at La Taverna dell' Etna and Gallo Cedrone, about 200 meters away from the property.

Services

The hotel provides free parking, a lift and a baggage storage along with a business center, a copier and a meeting room to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a courtyard and an infinity pool.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Media

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

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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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
    170 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

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Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 18 m²
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Villa Sonia - Castelmola Castelmola location
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    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
      170 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

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 100 m

    Places of interest

    • Castelmola Castle - 100 m

    Local attractions

    • Parco Comunale di Taormina - 1.6 km
      Via Bagnoli Croce, Taormina
    • Playa Sole Luna - 2.5 km
      Via Lungomare 1, Taormina
    • Lido Stockholm - 3.8 km
      Via Nazionale, Taormina
    • Public Gardens - 1.6 km
      Via Bagnoli Croce, Sicily
    • Lido Europa - 3.6 km
      Via Tysandros, Giardini Naxos

    Near the hotel

    • Spiaggia di Mazzeo - 170 m
      Via Alcide De Gasperi 11, Taormina
    • Mazzaro - 1.5 km
      Taormina, SicilyItaly
    • Chiesa di San Giuseppe - 1.2 km
      Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina
    • Duomo Santa Catarina - 1.5 km
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    Restaurants nearby

    • La Taverna dell' Etna - 160 m

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

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

    • Gallo Cedrone - 160 m

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

      72% likes this, based on 182 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 22

    • Trattoria Il Vicolo - 190 m

      Address: Via Pio IX, 26
      Phone: 0942 28481

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

    • Antico Caffe San Giorgio - 110 m

      Address: Piazza S.Antonino
      Phone: 0039094228228

      72% likes this, based on 64 reviews

    • Bocciola - 190 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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    Villa Sonia Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at 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 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
      170 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 AWARDSRecommendedCastelmolaVilla Sonia

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

    Use Badge