Hotel Villa Mora
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... before 648 BC, perhaps as early as 716 BC. It was taken by the Athenians in 426 BC. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, under the Byzantines, the town became one of the first episcopal seats of Sicily. In the 9th century Milazzo was conquered by the Arabs, who built here the first nucleus of the castle. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen further fortified the town and created here a personal hunting park. The castle was later mostly rebuilt in the age of Charles V of ...
... the hill, an back to the boat seemed to be a problem. Since it was still pour down rain, and the "taxi stand' was void of vehicles, and had maybe 30 people, who also wanted to leave the mountain. It was then we decided we would walk up to the Timeo hotel, where we will be having dinner tonight, and have them try and get cab for us. After about 20 minutes, and cab was waiting out front.... as weran thru the rain for its open door...w noticed it was the same cab/driver ...
The clocks moved forward one hour overnight, so our sleep-in was REALLY late - to 9:30 am. We had breakfast, then alternated 2-hour stints between reading in the room, and up on deck. That was really the extent of our day - and it was perfect. It was formal night, so after dressing in our finest, we returned to the molecular bar. We each had a different cocktail - again, delicious. Dinner was good, though not quite as outstanding as it ...
... for the last 30+ hours, the silence is golden to all of our ears. About 3:00p.m. this afternoon we arrived at Taormina. The skies were a little grey...and darkening. Jacques and Marina whipped up a very quick mushroom pasta lunch ------- and B A M.... the rains were upon us.... and in torrents... coming down in drops the size of golf balls! OMG! I am so glad this did not hit us during our crossing.... Marina and ...
... erupted, it will never do so again - so we were not at risk of unexpected combustion or incineration. Phew. We then had a few more minutes to explore the shopping options near the craters. We bought a salami and cheese sandwich to share. After this quick lunch, we re-boarded the bus for the 45-minute drive to Taormina. The drive down was more nerve-wracking than the way up, because the bus was now on the outside-edge of the hairpin-ridden road. Matt took a nap, but I stayed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Mora Giardini Naxos
I am prompted to add my review by the disparity in some of the recent reviews. Having just spent a week at the hotel in August (national holiday time, totally crazy) I have to say that the hotel is as good as you can hope for at the price. What's everyone moaning about the distance of the beach and the rocks? We swam every day, usually before breakfast, and it was about 1 minute's walk to the sand. The lido is further,granted, but walking to the beach is PART of the look-at-me thing that the Italians love.
Hotel Villa Mora is not just a hotel, but an immersion into Sicilian life. The hotel is owned by a charming couple, Anna & Nando, who make you feel as though you are guests in their home. Nando has decorated the hotel with a fascinating collection of antiques accumulated from Sicily as well as from the couple's travels. Anna, who is fluent in a number of languages, is well acquainted with all of the local trips and tours to enhance your stay. The hotel is located just across the street from the magnificent Ionean Sea, with Mt Etna in the background and Taormina just a quick drive or bus ride away. The rooms are well-appointed and clean and some have a balcony. Breakfast is served in a charming dining room. This is the perfect place for first time travelers to Sicily as well as for the experienced traveler. Excellent value for the money!
We were very dissapointed in this hotel. The location is very noisy and parking is a problem if you have a car. While close to the water (but not really the beach), it is a city hotel with a lot of traffic in front of it. The bathroom was very small and not very clean, and the shower was just a curtain enclosing a small area- not really what I consider a shower. The rooms do not have views of the sea and are very small. The breakfast is quite simple. If you want something quiet and relaxing, I wouldn't recommend this hotel.
Villamora- lovely hotel
Well a lovely hotel very much in the centre of town just across the road from the beach. The hotel owners are lovely and more than helpful (especially for english travellers) I would recomend the hotel for all travellers wanting to stay in Naxos as it was clean and very well run at a good price.
We hired a car and travelled to the beach at Isola Bella a beautiful beach also within five minutes drive. Dont forget to ask about the waterfalls!!!
thanks again a lovely stay
from New Zealand satisfied travellers
Hotel Villa Mora
We recently took a trip to GiardiniNaxos and stayed at Hotel Villa Mora. This is a lovely hotel, centrally located,beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. If you are planning a trip to Taoromina, this is the place to stay. Before our trip, I read several reviews and someone gave this place a bad rap. Don't believe it, this place is great. The staff is friendly and accomodating and the price is right. Book it, you won't be sorry!
Stayed two nights at Villa Mora recently. The room was spotless and well appointed. It had a porch with a view of the sea a half block away. The breakfast was excellent, and although their restaurant has closed, they have a very reasonable half pension arrangement with an excellent waterfront restaurant very close to Villa Mora. The owners speak excellent English and German. Strongly recommend.
Having read the rave reviews about this B&B, we had an Italian associate in Milan call and book three days for us for the following week. The lovely lady who spoke excellent English asked us to call her early the afternoon of arrival so she could give us precise driving instructions from wherever we would be. We called from Aggrigento, reached a very rude man who in broken English said the place was closed. We told him we had made reservations with the lady there but he replied that she had emailed everyone. We told him we didn't email but had called directly and he hung up on us, leaving us totally stranded.
Do not recommend this place to anyone who expects their reservation to be honored!
Nice hotel and family
Hi my name is Yoko Yamada and I frequently travel to Italy. I usually use Chukyu no arukikata to travel but on this last trip I got some information from trip advisor.Please go to Hotel Villa Mora if you ever go to Giardini Naxos.The Hotel is cute and the family is really nice.Ms ANNA speaks English really well and explained everything to me.Yoko Yamada.
Loved my stay here!
I recently returned from a trip to Italy. I saw several cities and finished my trip in Sicily. In most of the cities I visited, I stayed in large, franchise hotels, but when I got to Sicily, at the suggestion of a friend, I stayed at a small, family-run hotel. I chose Hotel Villa Mora in Giardini Naxos to stay in. I loved it! The hotel was small enough that I didn't have to wait for service, like in franchise hotels. The location is close to the beach, the food was good, the room was wonderful and equiped with a TV carrying CNN so I could keep track of things when I wasn't out touring the island. I'm glad I stayed here and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Hotel Villa Mora - sweet little hotel
My wife and I recently spent some time in Giardini Naxos, Sicily. We found this sweet hotel called Villa Mora, owned and run by a German lady married to a local Sicilian guy. The hotel is decorated with beautiful antiques, and the owner really puts his passion in it. The location is great, only 15 minutes away from Taormina and right in front of the sea. Loved it!