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“Really terrific private rustic Villa”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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Amandajs7
London
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“Really terrific private rustic Villa”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We’ve just come back from our stay at Antica Dimora Grimaudo and it was lovely. It’s incredibly private and so quiet and if you live in a major city, like we do, and want to switch off, it’s perfect.

The villa itself is set on a big private plot of several hectares and high on a hillside overlooking a lush valley with some views of the sea from the edge of the property. It’s small and perfectly formed, decorated in a traditional rustic style and has all the modern conveniences that you might require such as a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, A/C (though we didn’t need it), basic Sky tv package, music system and decent enough wifi.

There are only 2 downsides, one is that the drive up to the villa is a bit hair raising and it’s quite a bit further than the stated time to get into any of the lovely towns near by. That could be because we took the drive really carefully but it is basically a dirt track with hairpin bend stacked on hairpin bend. Secondly the mosquitos are pretty vicious. I learned my lesson pretty quickly and bought citronella candles and mosquito coils and also wore deet repellent all the time alongside long sleeves and trousers tucked into socks at night but still got bitten and we even got nibbled during the day.

I would definitely recommend this villa and would stay there again if I was visiting this part of Sicily.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The privacy
Liked least: The drive to the villa and the mosquitos
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bonnie H
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Paradise!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This is a very beautiful and pristine villa in a very private location with beautiful grounds and magnificent views of Mount Etna. The private swimming pool is lovely. This is a wonderful place for a private and restful get away. It is a 20 to 25 minute drive to Taormina.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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chiara c
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2018 for a stay in July 2017
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Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
31 Aug 2018
Gentile Sig.ra Chiara,
Ci dispiace molto ricevere ora il suo commento relativo ad un soggiorno verificatosi oltre un anno fa. Purtroppo nel periodo del vostro soggiorno diverse zone della Sicilia erano martoriate da siccità ed incendi, molto spesso di natura dolosa. A seguito delle temperature anomale che hanno caratterizzato i mesi estivi, ci sono stati infatti dei focolai che hanno purtroppo interessato non solo l’area di locazione dell’immobile ma tutta la regione stessa. Nonostante ciò, Emma Villas, rendendosi pienamente conto della situazione e dei motivi di disagio, ha cercato di rassicurarvi organizzando tempestivamente un sopralluogo presso la struttura, con il nostro referente di zona, il Signor Alverio Leone che insieme al proprietario hanno tentato di farvi cambiare idea al fine di proseguire la vacanza. Ci teniamo a ricordarLe che all’interno del comprensorio che include la villa abitano non solo i proprietari ma anche il custode e alcuni rappresentanti delle istituzioni locali, i quali non hanno ritenuto necessario abbandonare le abitazioni in quanto non era stato diramato nessun comunicato ufficiale da parte delle autorità competenti, tra cui la Protezione Civile. Malgrado queste rassicurazioni, avete ritenuto opportuno terminare la vacanza. Per quanto riguarda la strada di accesso, nel nostro sito internet viene specificato che è presente una strada di accesso sterrata e poco illuminata, abbastanza ripida e stretta in alcuni punti. Per questo motivo, si sconsiglia l'arrivo di notte e con macchine basse o sportive. Al fine di farvi recuperare i giorni di vacanza non goduti vi abbiamo fatto pervenire, a mezzo email, un'offerta di compensazione alla quale purtroppo non abbiamo mai ricevuto risposta.
Nel rinnovarvi la nostra piena disponibilità, vi ringraziamo per l'attenzione e vi auguriamo una buona giornata.
Cordiali saluti

Emma Villas Staff
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