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56 reviews
Seated area to front
Spacious and private roof terrace
Teatro-Greco and Mount Etna
Taormina from Madonna della Rocca
Casa Ella
The house and street
Living room with balcony to front
Downstairs kitchen
Espresso time
Downstairs showeroom
Second floor hall landing
Large bedroom to rear
Large bedroom en-suite
Twin bedroom with balcony to front
Dining area to rear with kitchen and barbeque
Roof terrace kitchen
The neighbours, Erminia and Marcello
Bambar owner, Saro
The local baker
Cute
Isola Bella
Teatro-Greco
Piazza IX Aprile
The local cafe, Bambar. Try the granitas, buonissime!
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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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redroofs1...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent location, beautifully maintained villa in the heart of Taormina”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Extremely comfortable and well equipped, with added bonus of air-conditioning in every room, which was well appreciated in the high season! Excellent location with shops, bakery and restaurants literally on your doorstep. The owners Chris and Pauline were very helpful and responsive throughout our stay. Overall highly recommended.

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Liked best: Location and presentation of the villa
Liked least: Would be good to have wifi access in the villa
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hugenot
UK
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155 reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We absolutely loved this beautiful, stylish townhouse. It is spacious, comfortable and fantastically well equipped. There’s an entryphone system on every floor, air conditioning, comfortable beds, ipod speakers in every room (even the roof terrace). The kitchen has everything you could possibly need down to a cooler box. What I particularly liked is that there were bits and pieces in the cupboard left from previous visitors so we didn’t have to go and buy all the basics like olive oil, salt & pepper, teabags when we might only cook the occasional meal in. Some holiday lets always throw away these leftovers. We left some Marsala wine and a bottle of white wine in the fridge – hope the people after us enjoyed them!

The only things which would improve this house are a retractable awning on the roof to give some shade as it is a mega suntrap and WiFi. It is possible to pick up WiFi from the Myle Restaurant or the Bam Bar if you stand on the 1st floor balcony but it is slow and a bit unreliable.

As some other postings say, there was some occasional noise from the bakery in the morning but this was not intrusive - the smell is divine and the convenience of being able to nip down first thing for freshly baked bread and croissants is worth it. If you think it might bother you, take earplugs or drink more wine.

If you fancy lunch in, the deli next door the other side makes up fresh paninis which are delicious. (3-5 euros). They also sell water, wine, staple ingredients and Sicilian specialities. There is a grocery store just around the corner and street stalls nearby selling fresh fruit and vegetables.

The location of the house is brilliant. The Greek Theatre, main shopping drag and bus station are all within easy walking distance.

We caught the airport bus from Catania to Taormina. Just turn right out of the arrivals hall and there is a booth to buy tickets. They run once an hour and take about 75 minutes. It is very reasonable. It detours a little round Catania and Giardini Naxos but we thought this a bonus to have a little tour. The only downside is the uphill walk from the bus station in Taormina but you can take your time. The views are fabulous. There are no toilets on the bus.

We would unreservedly recommend Casa Ella and would stay there again tomorrow!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Would have liked a little shade on the roof terrace to sit and watch the world go by
Travelling group: Extended Family
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TravelLas...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect Taormina stay”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed at Casa Ella for 5 days in June while the Film Festival was on. The location could not be better, in amongst the lovely bars and restaurants and a short distance away from several beautiful beaches.

The house itself is equips with everything you could need, we loved that the roof terrace has it's own kitchen for when you want to do a BBQ (including a little fridge so you don't have to go downstairs for a prosecco top up!).

The local agent, Isabella, really looked after us and gave us tips of where to go. One of the air conditioning units stopped working but the owner had it fixed rally quickly, and even had the neighbouring bar owners check on us as we walked by to make sure it was ok and to see if they could do anything. We felt very looked after!

There's is a little shop next door for your every day supplies and even a gym a few doors down if you want to balance out all the good Sicilian food you will be consuming!

A lovely place to stay we couldn't believe our luck when we arrived, and we plan to go back next year.

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Liked best: Location and equipment
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
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Dale P
Burnley, United Kingdom
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“Lovely, well equipped property in a great location.”
Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Casa Ella proved to be the perfect base for our holiday in Taormina. The house is beautiful, and extremely well equipped. The location, right in the centre of town, is a cool, quiet oasis of calm in a busy, bustling place. The roof terrace is a great bonus, particularly the extra kitchenette, which made for some lovely twilight dinners. Waking to the smell of freshly baked bread and pastries from the great little bakery below was magical. Isobella, the local contact was charming and helpful. All in all, faultless. Highly recommended. Take an i-pod to benefit from the music system, which has speakers right through the house, including the roof terrace.

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Liked best: Everything about the place!
Liked least: That we only had a week.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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StephenG6...
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 28 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We were the first people to stay here 3 years ago it was wonderful then and just as wonderful today. It has been kept up to standard and is in a very central location.

An ideal place to stay in Taormina. We will be back again sometime in the future.

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Liked best: The location and rooftop terrace
Liked least: The stairs!
Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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