Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Champagne upon arrival
Nibbles upon arrival
Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)
Hotel Villa Carlotta is a personal and sophisticated boutique hotel in Taormina, Sicily. Expect sea views, with white sand and crystal blue waters, as well as breathtaking views of Mount Etna.
This Chic Retreat is perfect for relaxation and romance, and complements sister hotel Hotel Villa Ducale perfectly. In fact, they are two of Lulu's favourite Italian Chic Retreats.
Villa Carlotta has four stunning apartments just a few steps from the hotel. It also has two luxury villas which are perfect for those wanting a bit more privacy and independence.
The breakfast at Hotel Villa Carlotta is one of the best we've come across, and can be enjoyed while gazing out at the incredible views. Children are accepted.
From November to March each year the hotel facilities such as the restaurant/breakfast, pool and garden will not be available for apartments. Reception will however remain open from Monday to Friday, from 09:00 until 17:00.
Hotel Villa Carlotta serves up delicious Sicilian dishes, including homemade pasta, risotto, salad and fish. The beautiful panoramic restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Taormina. For those who fancy something more casual, you can enjoy a light meal by the pool.
Breakfast is a feast with many Sicilian specialities including homemade cakes and pastries, fruits, cereals, local hams, cheeses and Sicilian dishes (the caponata is a real treat!). Apartments and Villas are booked on a self catering basis.
Appetisers are served at six, which we highly recommend.
In the evening, there is a contemporary lounge bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine. The bar is set amidst Roman catacombs, creating a historical and authentic atmosphere.
What we loved...
Elegance, refinement and stunning views all wrapped up in one beautiful package. In my view this hotel has the best breakfast in Taormina, it's a feast of homemade local delicacies and the panoramic views are breathtaking. The charming and passionate owners are hands on and their attention to detail is hard to beat. The cooking course is a must if you have the time.
- Lulu, Chic Retreats Founder
All of the 23 en-suite rooms & suites at Hotel Villa Carlotta enjoy complimentary WiFi, DVD player, a minibar and international SKY channels. Complimentary water is supplied in all of the rooms which are air-conditioned. Extra beds for children can be added in some of the rooms.
With warm temperatures lasting as late as November, you can enjoy the pool throughout the year. Surrounded by a lush Mediterranean garden and offering stunning sea views, it's the perfect place to relax with a book.
Taormina is full of fantastic places to visit, including Mount Etna, Syracuse, Giardini-Naxos, Piazza Armerina, as well as Catania market and its baroque centre. The Aeolian islands are excellent for a day trip (take a ferry from Milazzo), and the several Taormina beaches are a haven for tranquility and sunshine.
There is a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the nearby private beach where guests can then purchase a ticket to use the beach club services. You'll also have access to the nearby health club and there are tennis courts 5 minutes away.
How to get there
By road: From the A18 motorway take the Taormina exit. Once you reach the centre, turn left on Via Pirandello in front of the arch of “Porta Messina”, and drive down until number 81. Like most ancient towns, parking in Taormina is difficult, there will be space in the hotel car park (approx. 20 euro/day).
By train: Nearest mainline station is Taormina-Giardini Naxos, approximately 5 km away. Taxis charge about 20 euro to Villa Carlotta.
Catania airport is a 50 minute drive from the hotel (66km).
Hourly INTERBUS coaches connect to Taormina bus terminal, 5 minutes walk from Villa Carlotta.
Airport taxi fares are approx. 100 euro per car for two people.
Transfers booked through the hotel are highly recommended.
Free parking is available.