Hotel Villa Schuler
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So we finally capitulated and made the 2-hour trip to Etnaland, which is in the middle of nowhere, to the left of Catania.
We arrived at the advertised opening time of 9.30, but were pipped at the post by a hundred or so eager teens and Tweens and their parents...... It's gonna be a loooonnnnnnggggg day, I thought.
Italians have a sophisticated attitude to swimming and water-related activities: access to change rooms, at no cost, which ...
... that gather in the evenings, here and in other towns we have visited. They sit and chat amongst themselves, raucously greeting newcomers with kisses and back-beating hugs and ogling women that pass by. They are wonderful to watch, but I'm curious...... Where are all the old women? At home, cooking? Looking after grandchildren? Run off with the pool boy? Swimming with the ...
... a wee, paid for by 4 gelati...... Phew!
A Google search while we waited for the town to rise from her slumber, did not reveal any pistachio shops / wholesalers, but the bartender told us about a place near the church. We searched again without success in the most suffocating heat, and were saved by a lovely lady who directed us to a pasticceria that specialised in pistachio products. We bought a few pastries, but the highlight of the trip was ...
... about 22 people altogether and 13 of them were Australians. We then went to the hotel restaurant and had a beautiful 3 course dinner with everyone. The first course was pasta meatballs extremely delicious. The second course was a veal roll with a spinach roll coated in almonds and this to was delicious followed by fruit salad. We had an enjoyable evening getting to know some of the people. Off to bed now as we have to be up at 6.15am tomorrow. ...
When I was making my summer plans over the spring months, I of course wanted to include some relaxing beach time. I made plans to go with a friend to Mykonos in early July and figured that would suffice (in addition to weekly trips to Santa Severa beach outside Rome). Something that I was also planned for the summer was to visit in old teaching buddy who now lives in Zurich. Was going to do that a few days after Madrid.
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We enjoyed our three nights at Villa Schuler in Taormina this October. The weather was hot and we appreciated staying in a junior suite with a big sea facing terrace with sunbeds. Some of the other sea facing rooms had just a small balcony. It was lovely looking over the bay watching the cruisers arriving. We even watched some fireworks on our last night!
From N.M.B. fl In Love with taormina,Sicily
Villa Schuler This is a place you have to see to belive i come from puertorican family and our house is on top of a montain and is beautiful but never have i seen this kind of beauty the View is unbeliveable ! the people are nice and the food and wine MaMa mia !
Love the hotel will be back !
Would have to agree with the other reviews here. We stayed for 5 days in July and fell in love with Taormina and Villa Schuler. It is situated in one of the best spots - fabulous views and one of the most centrally yet privately located places in the area.
What a find, even if there wasn't a pool; I prefer the beaches on vacations anyways. The hotel is very nice, comfortable, cosy and clean, and the staff so helpful and friendly. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the bay and Mt. Etna is stunning. The garden at the back is huge and very relaxing if you ever get tired of the sea views; I doubt you will. I highly recommend the Junior Suites on the third floor (I stayed in room 29), which have the best views, a terrace with awning and two sun loungers, bedroom and a separate sitting area. Bathroom, however, was a bit small and simple, but easily overlooked with all the other positives of the hotel. The location is superb as well, as it is only a few steps from the Corso Umberto, where most shops and restaurants are located, and also a great place for evening strolls. Do also check out the smaller streets and alleys as they also have plenty of quaint shops, restaurants and avoid the general crowds on the Corso. The bus terminal, funicular (cable car), public garden and Greek Ampitheatre are a short 5-10 mins walk away. The hotel is so central to everything it's perfect. Every restaurant we tried served a delicious and very filling meal and there were more than enough gellaterias serving incredible and mouth-watering gellatos (ice cream); I miss it all already. Definitely going back and am recommending to all my friends and family.
Wow wow wow! this place is incredible. We stayed for 3 days in the room with an ocean view... great balcony, great bed, great everything! felt like heaven after being in dirty, polluted Rome. Breakfast is AWESOME - overlooking the sea- the folks who run this and who work here are so nice and helpful and pleasant. One day i just relaxed in the courtyard/garden... so peaceful. This place is so worth the money, get the nice room with the view, you will be glad you did!
We couldn't have found a more lovely or convenient spot to start our vacation. The hotel is charming, clean and nicely appointed; very pleasant staff at reception, at breakfast and all other hotel staff.
Sicily gets a bad rap!
We have just returned from a trip to Sicily and feel that it certainly has a reputation that is not justified. We had a wonderful time, people were friendly and helpful despite the fact that we could not speak Italian.The Villa Schuller Hotel for example was clean, good value, perfectly situated and served a wonderful breakfast high up overlooking the water. The back has a gorgeous garden through which you walk up to the main street where every evening there is the best 'passigiato'. If you don't know what that is - look it up. We drove all around the island and found the same attitude everywhere even in Palarmo. I would return anytime.Sheila Kerr
Nice Garden, Bad room
We thought the villa itself was pretty and clean, with nice gardens, but got sick of not having a pool. It was incredibly hot when we visited, and the beach (by cable car or by shuttle bus) was a real hassle. Also, we had the worst room, #1, in a ground level courtyard.
It was very dark, and after a few days made us feel trapped in a bomb shelter. We left early and switched to another hotel. We also felt that the staff, while polite, was not overly friendly or helpful.
The Villa Schuler is a very friendly hotel with an excellent service.
The rooms are wounderfull, the garden is very loveley...