June 21 2010
"What a view!"
The view of Mt. Etna, Castelmola and the Gulf of Naxos from practically every room of the hotel is simply stunning. The other great selling point of the hotel is the staff; everyone was courteous and friendly, in particular Mario and Santina, who made our four your old son feel extra special. The front desk staff were also very helpful, in particular arranging entry to the nearby beautiful beach at the Lido di Stockholm and handking restaurant reservations. The pool area is lovely, although during our stay it was a bit on the cool side, probably wonderful in the baking heat of August, but the weather was relatively cool during our visit in May.
The spectacular location is however a double edged sword. The wonderful view comes at a price in that the hotel is a bit of a hike from the Corso Umberto (where all the action that Taormina has to offer is). The hotel very conveniently provides a shuttle bus service, however, this meant that we were constantly checking our watches to make sure we were in time to make the shuttle. On one occasion the shuttle didn't appear at all as the driver forgot to come and collect us. On the whole however, our experience of the Villa Angela was excellent!
Reviewer086, Dublin 05/2010