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Hotel Villa Sonia

4-star4 stars
Via Porta Mola 9, Taormina, Castelmola, ME, 98030, Italy

4-star hotel with restaurant, connected to the convention center, near Taormina Cable Car
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Old style hotel with antique furnishings. Very clean and wonderful view from room with…Jun. 11, 2019
  • A lovely hotel. The best thing is the location. Stunning views. The hotel itself could…Oct. 7, 2020

Hotel Villa Sonia

from A$152
  • Classic Room
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room, Hot Tub
  • Suite
  • Double Room with french Bed
  • Cottage (Garden)

What’s around Hotel Villa Sonia


  • Isola Bella - 41 min walk
  • Taormina Cable Car - 24 min walk
  • Greek Theatre - 28 min walk
  • Taormina Coast - 1 min walk
  • Castelmola Castle - 3 min walk
  • Church of San Nicolo di Bari - 4 min walk
  • Sanctuary of Madonna della Rocca - 15 min walk
  • Saraceno Castle - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 63 min drive
  • Strait of Messina Airport (REG) - 159 min drive
  • Taormina Giardini Station - 17 min drive
  • Calatabiano Station - 18 min drive
  • Fiumefreddo Station - 20 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - midnight. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

  • Train station shuttle*

  • Cruise terminal shuttle*

  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 7 per night)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free area shuttle

  • Beach shuttle*

  • Shopping center shuttle*

  • Theme park shuttle*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Ristorante Parco Reale - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.


On Site

  • Sauna
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Hotel Villa Sonia’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Villa Sonia Castelmola
  • Hotel Villa Sonia
  • Villa Sonia Castelmola
  • Villa Sonia
  • Hotel Villa Sonia Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
  • Hotel Villa Sonia Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
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All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

  • The seasonal pool is open from July to September.
  • Pool access available from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

    For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 2 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs EUR 7 per night

    Rollaway beds are available for EUR 45.0 per night

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 80 per person (one way)

    Cruise ship terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

    Beach shuttle, shopping center shuttle, and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Hotel Villa Sonia

    • Does Hotel Villa Sonia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Hotel Villa Sonia does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Villa Sonia?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Villa Sonia?
      Yes. Self parking costs EUR 7 per night.
    • Is there a pool at Hotel Villa Sonia?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Hotel Villa Sonia?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Villa Sonia?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Villa Sonia?
      Yes, Ristorante Parco Reale offers alfresco dining and local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Taverna dell'Etna (4-min walk), Bar Turrisi (4-min walk), and Gallo Cedrone (5-min walk).
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Villa Sonia?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 80 per person one way.
    • What is there to do at Hotel Villa Sonia and nearby?
      Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and parasailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool, a sauna, and a garden.

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 129 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    World Class View of Etna - Great Room & Restaurant
    What a find! Booked 24 hrs in advance and found a great discount on this site. Great room with a HUGE patio overlooking Etna. This "old girl" of a hotel is supremely located - Taormina prices would have been double of this lovely hotel. Valet parking. No worries a local bus will take you down to Taormina - you will not want to drive once you get up to Villa Sonia. We had three excellent meals especially lunch overlooking Etna - truly memorable experience.
    joseph, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    We loved this hotel in an excellent location. We had a lovely deluxe room with great views of Etna from the balcony. Close to Castelmola and a short bus ride to Taormina. The staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast nice , didn't sample the restaurant during our short stay but the menu did look good.
    Julie, gb4 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Huge balcony with amazing view. Pool was great though the water was a bit chilly.
    gb2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Exceeded our expectations!!
    We were not sure what to expect based on the mixed reviews but our expectations were more than exceeded!! Our room was large and sparkling clean, the view from our private balcony was incredible, and the old-world charm of the whole property made us feel like we had stepped back in time. The drive up the mountain was narrow and winding, yes, but that's half of the fun of a vacation in Italy - enjoy it! It was just a short walk to the little town above with amazing food and panoramic views from the castle. Breakfast was wonderful and the front desk staff were so friendly and helpful. We wished for another day there so we could fully enjoy relaxing by the pool. Highly recommend a stay here.
    Ashley, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Very friendly staff. Location is fabulous. The views from the terrace over mount etna are amazing. It’s just a few minutes walk uphill to Castelmola where there are lovely restaurants and the most unique Bar Turrisi.
    ie3 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Villa Sonia is a quirky hotel full of character. You have to look past the antiquated plumbing and air condition to appreciate the individual charm of every room and area.
    gb7 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Gorgeous traditional hotel, fabulous location.
    gb3 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great stay, fabulous location, staff i credibly friendly and helpful. Mount Etna visible from the breakfast terrace, Sicilian barbecue evening on Monday 23rd Sep absolutely brilliant! With musicians and dancers - Barbecue and buffet tables loaded with typical Sicilian foods and wine. Our room also had a balcony overlooking the terrace with a lovely mountain view.
    gb7 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    The view of Etna was beautiful. The pool area was lovely, with a bar and a view of Etna. Terrific old radios displayed along the corridors.
    ca1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great affordable option with incredible views
    The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful. The property is beautiful and very easy to access from Taormina and Castelmola. The rooms are large, well appointed, and very clean although they could use a little update/refresh (but that's to be expected in Sicily). My only complaints are: the pillows were quite stiff, the shower was very small, and I would have appreciated more vegan friendly options at breakfast. Very small issues considering the affordability of the hotel, the great staff, and the incredible views!
    Jessica, us2 night trip

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