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Hotel Villa Sonia

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Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, pool umbrellas
Mountain view
Panoramic Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, local cuisine, al fresco dining
Economy Room | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns

Overview of Hotel Villa Sonia

Hotel Villa Sonia

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

8.8/10 Fabulous

415 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
  • Children's pool
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free area shuttle
  • Near the beach
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Self parking
  • Valet parking
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Taormina Cable Car - 15 min drive
  • Greek Theatre - 13 min drive
  • Corso Umberto - 13 min drive
  • Giardini Naxos Beach - 11 min drive
  • Isola Bella - 11 min drive
  • Mount Etna - 49 min drive

Getting around

  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 66 min drive
  • Reggio di Calabria (REG-Strait of Messina) - 143 min drive
  • Taormina Giardini Station - 17 min drive
  • Fiumefreddo Station - 20 min drive
  • Santa Teresa di Riva Station - 20 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)


  • L'Arco - 5 min drive
  • C&G Cioccolato e Gelato - 5 min drive
  • Villa Zuccaro Taormina - 6 min drive
  • La Pignolata Guinness - 4 min drive
  • Bar Turrisi - 4 min walk

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 100 per vehicle. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy local cuisine at Ristorante Parco Reale, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket hotel also features a poolside bar, a sauna and a seasonal outdoor pool. Fellow travellers 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
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the 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 sanitiser 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 until 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


  • Covered on-site self-parking (EUR 7 per night)
  • Covered on-site valet parking (EUR 7 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


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


  • Beach shuttle*
  • Free area shuttle
  • Shopping centre 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
  • Hosted evening meals daily for a surcharge
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

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

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Scooter/moped hire
  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


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


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


  • Accessible airport shuttle
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided
  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Ristorante Parco Reale – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.
La Caverna Wine Bar – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

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 100 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 3)
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle and train station pick-up services are offered for an extra charge
  • Beach shuttle, shopping centre shuttle and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Hosted evening meal costs EUR 30

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


  • Covered self-parking costs EUR 7 per night
  • Covered valet 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 April to October
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • 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.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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.

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 sanitiser; 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) guidelines.


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p> <p>Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 5000 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.</p>

Also known as

Hotel Villa Sonia Castelmola
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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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
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 sanitiser, 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. Valet parking costs EUR 7 per night. Electric car charging is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Villa Sonia?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 100 per vehicle 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 such as cycling, hiking and parasailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, a sauna and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Villa Sonia?
Yes, Ristorante Parco Reale offers al fresco dining, local cuisine and garden views.
Does Hotel Villa Sonia have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around Hotel Villa Sonia like?
Hotel Villa Sonia is a short 1-minute walk from Taormina Coast and 14 minutes' walk from Monte Tauro. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.







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10/10 Exceptional

We loved our stay at this property. We had a warm welcome, and a lovely room with a terrace overlooking Mount Etna. The hotel is situated up the hill from Taormina, close enough to go there for shopping or food but so peaceful. The pool area was nice, although I didn't see the pool bar open - perhaps it was too late in the year. The hotel restaurant, which is a 1 minute walk away is very nice too and we had several meals there. The hotel is 'classic', so if you want ultra modern and digital everything it may not be for you. If you want to relax while looking at a volcano, it's perfect.
Judith, 4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Buon lavoro
Joseph, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The views of Etna were breathtaking. The location in Castelmola was unexpectedly delightful, far from the crowds in Taormina, and peaceful after a hard day’s sightseeing and shopping. The journeys to and from the hotel were always exhilarating/terrifying in equal measure. You don’t need a car, but do need to be on top of timetables if you plan to rely on public transport.
Jane, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Hotel Sonia castelmola
Hotel Sonia is traditional, well looked after , with great views. Breakfast buffet was very good . The pool are was very nice & the lunch menu very good value . The owners were very friendly & proud of their hotel . They also have an amazing real cave restaurant almost opposite which is excellent.
Pamela, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff, good views, extensive breakfast. Castelmola and Hotel Villa Sonia was perfect.
Robert, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely loved this place and the owners and staff are amazing, it's a bit far out if you want to visit Taormina regularly and the last bus back is at 21.50 and if you miss that it's 20 to 25 euros for a taxi but it didn't bother us because we only stayed late in Taormina twice, the only other little gripe is that the hotel doesn't have a bar after 18.30 so you have to go to their restaurant up the street, that said i would definitely go back to this beautiful place. Many thanks to everyone at Villa Sonia
ANDREW, 10-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sophie, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice place whit an amazing view.
Silvia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely stunning setting overlooking mount Etna. Simply glorious.
Kym, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Stunning location with wonderful views of mount Etna bus stop across the road, friendly and helpful staff.
Karen, 3-night trip
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