October 19 2010
"Will always be my Paradise!"
This year it was our second stay at Hotel Villa Angela, and we returned to get married in Taormina. Without a second thought we wanted to stay at Hotel Villa Angela, which we love and see as our little piece of paradise and a perfect place to stay before the wedding and after for our honeymoon.
The hotel itself is a little out of the way(and you wouldnt want it any other way) , but accessable with the hotels shuttle bus, travelling up and down to Taormina. The views are perfect and you would never tire of looking out at Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna. The rooms themselves are beautifully decorated, with lovely sicilian character and local paintinings. We were lucky to experience 2 different types of rooms, (as we were on honeymoon the 2nd week) we stayed in the Deluxe Superior Room which has a canopy bed and jacuzzi bath, we were more then happy with our room and then we moved to the Junior Suite, and oh my god it was fantastic, with a kingsize bed that took my husband 5 rolls to get out of to get to the bathroom!! and a Jacuzzi bath and shower, wow!
What makes our stays in Villa Angela very special are the staff, and what fantastic staff they are. Catherine the manager, looked after us from the first time we stepped foot into Villa Angela in 2009, and continued to look after us, in our dealing over the internet for returning in 2010. When we arrived we felt like we were retuning to our sicilian family and friends, they left a bottle of Prosecco wine in our room on our arrival. For the two weeks of our stay, nothing was ever too much trouble for much for the staff, Ada, Corina and Charlie on reception, put on a prosecco reception for all of my family at the hotel before we went to local resturant, they put on extra bus for us when we had to met our wedding planner, the list could go on and on, they were fantastic, all the staff at the hotel.Especially my friend Piero the night porter, who will always have a special place in myself and my husbands hearts, who minded us every night we came back to the hotel. Our wedding night when we got back to the hotel he was playing the wedding march for us as we walked through the doors, he made it a special end to our special day. Jim has a fantastic team working at his hotel, and I cannot wait to get back to Hotel Villa Angela to see my sicilian family. xx
LouRob, Waterford 20/2010