June 02 2011
"Intimate and personal"
Villa Angela and it's staff can not be faulted.From the moment We arrived, feeling tired and disheveled, to the moment we left it felt like all the staff wanted us to have a great holiday and they went out of their way to make it a memorable stay. With only 22 rooms It is both intimate and personal.
The hotel offered evening meals on the first 2 nights of our stay and as it was raining we took advatage of not having to wander around Taormina getting wet whilst looking for something to eat. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced (by Taormina standards!). We also had lunch on occasion and this, too, was well prepared, well priced and served with a smile.
The location offers stunning views and it is well positioned for walking down to the town or up to Castelmola, both via steep paths and steps (not for the faint hearted).We did a lot of walking but also appreciated the minibus, particularly for coming back from the town in the late evening with full stomachs . Although the minibus runs on the hour throughout the day many people did not relise that they needed to book at reception first. There are only 8 seats and they can be booked up quickly at popular times. Make sure to book ahead.
If you like big resort hotels with entertainment and activities laid on then this isn't for you but if you want to relax in a beautiful location with good views and a warm welcome then book it and enjoy.
tabitha, England UK, May 2011