A classically elegant villa in a tranquil location – perfect for a beach-based break.

Located in peaceful parkland, this hotel started life as a stunning private villa in the late 1800s and still holds all the charm of its aristocratic origins. The service you will receive is at the level you would expect from a Belmond property and the views are just as spectacular as you can imagine from a coastal setting. Dining here is a pleasure with regional cuisine being served at Oliviero Restaurant; the top table here is out on the terrace which overlooks the bay and sea.

Featuring its own stretch of private beach, it’s no surprise that water-based activities feature heavily on the agenda here. During the summer months (mid-May to mid-September) soak up the sun on the free daily boat rides around the stunning east coast and the Ionian Sea. You’ll be able to discover the coast aboard a traditional boat, setting sail to the Blue Grotto, Isola Bella, the Gulf of Giardini Naxos, the Fortune Cave and the Siren’s Bay. Away from the beach, you’ll find spectacular panoramic views from the beautiful infinity pool, and there’s a host of Mediterranean-inspired treatments at the wellness centre.

The rooms and suites overlook the courtyard or the Bay of Mazzarò and have calm Mediterranean colours, often with a splash of colour. Classic Rooms overlook the pretty gardens or courtyard, some with a French balcony or terrace. Superior Rooms have fabulous views of Mazzaró Bay, again some with a French balcony. Deluxe Rooms have bay views, with some featuring a terrace or balcony. For a guaranteed balcony with sea views, opt for a Superior or Deluxe Junior Suite.

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Key information

A private beach on Mazzaró Bay, a short stroll from the cable car for the 3-minute climb to Taormina centre

Airport transfer time: Approx. 50 minutes' private transfer from Catania airport
Rooms: 71

Good to know

This hotel is not available 02-06 Apr & 06-09 May 2020. A tourist tax is payable at the hotel.

Accommodation information

71 rooms and suites

Activities

• Enjoy the catch of the day by candlelight at the beach barbecue, every Sunday evening* • Take the cable car to explore the cafés, bars and boutiques of Taormina • Try out paddle surfing, a local favourite, for a great full-body workout*.

Dining

Restaurant, 3 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Oliviero Restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £106 • Breakfast and dinner at Oliviero Restaurant
Full Board from £201 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Oliviero Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge