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Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Set among subtropical gardens on its own private stretch of beach on the Bay of Mazzarò, this luxurious hotel oozes understated elegance. Contemporary artworks give the sophisticated rooms a splash of colour, and marry well with classic Italian furnishings.

Location

10 / 10

The hotel is set on its own private stretch surrounded by lush gardens. A cable car connects the seaside district to the town of Taormina, perched on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. A complimentary shuttle connects the property to sister hotel Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, adjacent to the Greek theatre in the centre of Taormina, from where there are sensational views of the Mediterranean and Mount Etna.

Style & character

9 / 10

Built in 1830, the hotel was once a private villa, and has retained the charm of a residence; it exudes classic understated elegance. Fresh, contemporary décor gives way to breathtaking vistas in communal areas; the indoor bar and café has floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuring guests never miss out on the lovely sea views.

Service & facilities

9 / 10

Excellent personalised service. Facilities include a heated infinity pool, use of the private beach with sun loungers and parasols, and a complimentary boat cruise (mid-May to mid-September). Water sports are available too, including paddle-surfing that can be combined with yoga meditation. The hotel organises Vintage Fiat 500 and Ape Calessino tours; it’s possible to explore the area with a guide or on a self-driven tour. The wellness centre has a steam room and open-air massage gazebo. Guests can also enjoy the facilities at sister hotel Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo.

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Fitness centre
  • Kids' club
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi

Rooms

9 / 10

Rooms and suites feature classic Italian elegance with warm neutral tones, and are decorated with contemporary works of art. Most have balconies or terraces with lovely views of the bay; some look onto the sub-tropical gardens.

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Food & drink

8 / 10

The Oliviero terrace restaurant serves Italian and local cuisine, and offers a light lunch menu in the summer months. There’s an informal beach bar with drinks and light meals during the day, while in the evenings there are live music sessions, and creative cocktails are served. Make sure you enjoy a sun downer on the Literary Terrace of sister hotel Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo – the views of snow-capped Mount Etna and the Mediterranean below are simply spectacular.

Value for money

9 / 10

Double rooms from £240 in low season; rising to £470 in high. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.

Access for guests with disabilities?

The hotel has three rooms equipped for disabled guests.

Family-friendly?

Yes. Children are provided with a welcome kit upon arrival. There’s a children’s club (May through September), and supervised underwater photography activities are organised. Family-friendly DVDs, buckets, spades and snorkels are provided. There’s a children’s menu at Restaurant Oliviero, and teen and child spa treatments and babysitting services are available.

Via Nazionale 137, Taormina, 98030, Sicily, Italy.
0039 0942 627 1200