Hotel Villa Angela
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My R&R breaks from work are meant to be exactly that – rest and relaxation. But I rarely take this literally as life is short, opportunities are shorter, and I want to make the most of seeing the world from the platform of Ghana while the company pays. But being my 3rd international break in a row, I knew when planning this …
... while the girls ran around like madmen, going down slid after slide, ride after ride -Paolo went with on the slides and I on the more scary rides, but the professionalism of all the lifeguards and staff allowed us to relax a little and let the girls explore on their own - it was hard to let go, though!
When we arrived, all the young kids were running around in jellies or socks and we rolled our eyes at their Italian softness, but they'd ...
... lunch and Lia found me a pumice stone, which I intend bringing home....
Later that evening, after the requisite siesta, we set off to Linguaglossa to a few places that Seņora recommended: Bar Le Palme for granite and l'Alhambra pasticceria for a local pastry delicacy made of pistachio, almonds or hazelnut. While we were walking around, I was struck again by the groups of ...
On Tuesday, we decided to explore the villages surrounding Mount Etna (locals pronounce it Et-uh-na) - Castiglione di Sicilia and Bronte, famous for its pistachios.
We parked at the bottom of the town and started wending our way upward on the cobbled streets amid groans and wails of hunger, boredom, thirst, and needing to wee...... We met a kind (clever?) shopkeeper who told us about the trinacria, the symbol for (and early name for) Sicily, comprising ...
... we came back to the hotel and Phillip had a rest and I went shopping for some shorts. I enjoyed looking at the shops for a little while but most things were very expensive but I did find a pair of 3/4 pants for only $25 so was pleased. Then I too came back for a rest before we meet the tour director and the people we will be touring Sicily with. At 7.00pm we met in the hotel lounge to meet the tour director and the people on our tour. ...
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This Hotel is lovely. The rooms are clean and of a good size. The balcony is what really make it special though. They were so big.
We have just returned from our honeymoon break in Sicily where we stayed for nine nights after staying in Rome for three nights for our honeymoon.
"Spend your money somewhere else............"
We returned from our extended vacation in Sicily and when we arrived in Taormina we wished we had spent the extra money to stay somewhere else.
The staff was very friendly but extremely unprofessional for my entire stay ; we felt like they were doing us a favor by doing things for us or just replying our questions.
The breakfast was poor compared to all the other places and the rooms a lot smaller than described. We had a de-luxe room which we paid 250 euros that was a robbery ! Very expensive for the service offered .
It was good to leave and stay as planned to the best hotel in town at walk distance from the Villa angla !!!!
Have just returned from a 9 night stay at Villa Angela.It is owned by Jim Kerr of Simple Minds, who we met on our last day and who was very friendly. It has the feel of a private villa and has the most magnificent views of Etna and the bay from every room. The location is out of town up a very windy and hair-raising road, but they operate a shuttle bus in to town which takes you pretty much when you want to go.
I'm writing this on the plane ride home. That way it's all fresh in my mind. I'm stuck in the back of the plane in the middle seat no less. I have a stranger to the left of me and my boyfriend to the right.- he's been doing Su Doku since the beginning of the flight. What I'm a saying? He's been doing those stupid puzzles since the beginning of our trip. I'm sure I'm not the only girl that has to put of with that. The point of that ramble is to help you see that we are just an average couple coming back from what has been a wonderful holiday. And this next chat is a review written by the better half of this average couple. We also stayed at Villa Ducale, and the other half has written a review for that one.
My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful week's stay at the Villa Anglea, Taormina. The hotel was everything we'd hoped for and more for our honeymoon - the staff were both friendly and professional, the accommodation was furnished to a very high standard, the pool was beautiful, the views of Mount Etna jaw dropping and the atmosphere warm and relaxing. After a hectic few months planning our wedding the Villa Angela provided the perfect haven where we could relax and chill out in beautiful surroundings.
Beautiful hotel with stunning setting. Gorgeous rooms with excellent large sun terraces overlooking Mount Etna. Friendly, helpful staff, who cannot do enough for you. Only slight disappointment was quality of food provided for room service and in restaurant, very obviously pre-pared, not what you expect in Italy. Would definitely recommend!
I found this hotel just what i needed for a few days relaxation. It has fabulaous views of Mount Etna and the coast. Each room has a large terrace to relax and have a sundowner on! The staff were very friendly and helpful, one only thing was that the chambermaid always forgot tp leave towels and shower gels etc!!!
However I would still recommend this hotel to anyone and would go back there again! The pool was great with piped music to chill out to.
Just spent a magic week at the Villa Angela in Taormina, returned on the 17th October 2004.
Elegant hotel in Taormina
This is a particularly elegant four-star hotel in Taormina, Sicily, Italy. Very high up in this stunning resort, which rises vertically from the sea. We visited in September 2004 and it seemed like very good value at 170 euros per night for two, especially when compared to some of the other hotels we stayed at in Sicily. Newish beautifully decorated rooms that have big terraces with comfortable loungers, helpful staff, van shuttle service to the center of town for dining/shopping, lovely swimming pool. A very popular hotel. We booked it directly and you can find info on webiste: hotelvillaangela