Hotel Villa Mora
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All-in-all, pretty good
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 was friendly, helpful, clean, quiet, good fresh food. Its quirkiness is the attraction and being up a side street means it's far from the noisy nightlife on the front. If you like your hotels to have personality, you'll like it. If you want an anonymous stanfdard hotel and can't walk the length of yourself to the beach, go somewhere else with a name you've heard of.
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
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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!
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For the last few days we have had a magnificent view of Mt Etna from our camper and like Mt Taranaki, Mt Fuji and similar cone shaped mountains it is often hidden by cloud cover.
We woke to find only a whisker of cloud at the top and decided today is the day to visit some 35km away. We took the motorway for about 15km then the rest of the way was through villages with one way streets. It was Saturday so ...
We travelled via Cefalin, a former fishing village, and visited the cathedral there, then we had lunch at Miraglia Forest where the restaurant is part of a farm. We walked down the long driveway lined with pines and past some pigs, (whose relatives were on the menu). After lunch our destination was up and up a winding road to our hotel on the edge of the historic town of Taorima. We again had ...
... nearby, Mt Etna. One of the ancient sites is the Greek amphitheatre which could seat 7,000 people. It was a little challenging to find the place and the man who sold us the ticket was difficult to understand, and there were no signs with prices. He then had difficulty working out we needed €3 change! After a tasty lunch of a Sicilian antipasti, (meats, cheeses, olvives) and a Greek salad, we wandered back to our ...
... where we tasted honey of various flavours, olives, oil, wine, lemoncello and pesto. Back to the hotel for a rest, catching up with emails, Facebook etc. walked to the beach for some time in the sun near one of the huge hotels on the beach. Dinner at s nearby restaurant - pizza seafood and salad, Peter had a canoli on the way ...
Breakfast in the hotel, great breakfast at this hotel, home made croissants etc. This hotel is in a great position with great views, just a little tired, the rooms need updating. We walked to the chairlift to get it to the top where the ancient town of Taormina is, we walked around and took photos and had lunch at the Trattoria Piazza Badia, very nice meal. Lunch was antipasto with ...