Hotel Villa Sonia

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Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, pool umbrellas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, pool umbrellas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, pool umbrellas
Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Hotel Villa Sonia

Hotel Villa Sonia

4.0 star property
4-star Castelmola hotel with restaurant, connected to the convention center

8.6/10 Fabulous

403 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Via Porta Mola 9, Taormina, Castelmola, ME, 98030
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free area shuttle
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Taormina Cable Car - 15 min drive
  • Greek Theatre - 13 min drive
  • Corso Umberto - 14 min drive
  • Isola Bella - 26 min drive
  • Giardini Naxos Beach - 27 min drive
  • Letojanni Beach - 26 min drive
  • Mount Etna - 57 min drive

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 70 min drive
  • Strait of Messina Airport (REG) - 171 min drive
  • Sant'Alessio Siculo Station - 19 min drive
  • Taormina Giardini Station - 19 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 (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Villa Sonia

A great choice for a stay in Castelmola, Hotel Villa Sonia features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 80 per person. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy local cuisine at Ristorante Parco Reale, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale hotel also features a poolside bar, a sauna, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 7 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station shuttle*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Free area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle*
  • Shopping center shuttle*
  • Theme park shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Free local shuttle
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 14 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

Optional extras

  • 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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Shuttle services

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 45.0 per night
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport


  • Self parking costs EUR 7 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from July to September
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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).


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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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.

Also known as

Hotel Villa Sonia
Hotel Villa Sonia Castelmola
Villa Sonia
Villa Sonia Castelmola
Villa Sonia Hotel
Hotel Villa Sonia Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
Hotel Villa Sonia Hotel
Hotel Villa Sonia Castelmola
Hotel Villa Sonia Hotel Castelmola

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Villa Sonia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Villa Sonia does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Villa Sonia?
As of 9 August 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Villa Sonia on 4 September 2022 start from S$189, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Villa Sonia?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 7 per night.
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 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.
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.
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), Gallo Cedrone (5-min walk), and Al Saraceno (15-min walk).
Does Hotel Villa Sonia have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Hotel Villa Sonia like?
Hotel Villa Sonia is a short 1-minute walk from Taormina Coast and 20 minutes' walk from Piazza del Duomo. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

The intoxicating beauty of the view defines the elegant villa, with Mount Etna seen from some rooms, and from the breakfast room/terrace, where they serve a generous breakfast. We had a room with a spectacular vista and a terrace to savour the panorama, the only minor caveat being intermitent wifi.The lovely pool also boasts this panoramic scene. Staff are both obliging and friendly, with excellent language skills. Just up the road is the picturesque historic hillside citadel of Castelmola, which offers a superb variety of eateries. Down the road is the jewel of Sicily- Taormina- which never fails to charm. It was our fifth visit, this time just out of season, and so the numerous trips on offer to various parts of Sicily hadn't yet begun, but are worth doing. The bus service to Taormina is reliable, and preferable to mountain driving. It is truly a little piece of paradise.
ERIK, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Owen, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable . Breakfast was good. There restaurant was great .very nice staff
Patricia A., 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Lasse Vigel, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A lovely hotel. The best thing is the location. Stunning views. The hotel itself could do with a bit of updating. The bathroom in our room was old, grubby and needed a lick of paint. Breakfast was basic but plenty of it. The staff are lovely, could’ve done with a corkscrew in the room as when I asked for a bottle to be opened the man at reception said no. A bit rude really. Other than that, I loved it and would stay again.
Claire, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gorgeous traditional hotel, fabulous location.
3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Huge balcony with amazing view. Pool was great though the water was a bit chilly.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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, 1-night trip
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