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When Goethe called Taormina a "piece of paradise on earth", he may well have been describing Villa Sant'Andrea from Orient-Express. Set along one of Italy's most picturesque bays and just a courtesy shuttle ride away from the town center, this patrician 19th-century villa with 60 elegantly furnished accommodations provides a blissful refuge. Enjoy the morning complimentary boat cruises along the coast; relish the freshest seafood at Restaurant Oliviero; and relax with a soothing massage in your room or outdoors beneath an aromatic orange tree. In the evening enjoy live music and a cocktail on the terrace.
With an exclusive location on the Bay of Mazzarò, considered one of the most beautiful in all of Italy, the elegant Villa Sant’Andrea nestles on its own private beach, facing the glittering aquamarine sea. Built by an aristocratic family in 1830, the Villa, surrounded by lush, subtropical gardens, retains all the charm of a private residence. Mazzarò is conveniently connected to the town centre by cable car and is therefore just three minutes from the heart of Taormina’s many attractions.
Villa Sant’Andrea has 63 elegant rooms and suites, the majority of which look out over the beach and pristine waters of the private Bay of Mazzarò. Most rooms feature expansive balconies and terraces, equipped with tables and chairs so that guests can enjoy an al fresco breakfast overlooking the sparkling sea. Connecting rooms, perfect for families and groups, and rooms with disabled access are available on request. The Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to/from the centre of Taormina.
Guest services include safe deposit boxes in all rooms, cable and satellite television channels, and DVD are available in all rooms, with a selection of Academy Award winning movies available at the reception, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection around the hotel, our telephones allow direct dialing both internationally and locally, and a separate line for modem communications, most bathrooms have a separate bath and shower stall, double vanity basins and are supplied with bathrobes, slippers and deluxe bath amenities from Bulgari, Molton Brown and Penhaligon's, our rooms have a private bar, coffee and tea facilities and are supplied with a daily newspaper and fresh flowers, twice-daily housekeeping service with an evening turndown service, room services 24 hours a day, laundry & dry cleaning services available 6 days a week, amenities for children available (bathrobe, slippers, toys, etc.), PlayStation is available on request.
Famous for its fresh seafood specialties, Restaurant Oliviero offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine enhanced by innovative and imaginative twists. The menu is based on regional dishes which use the freshest seasonal, local produce. Oliviero’s location is hard to match: it is set on a panoramic terrace with spectacular views of the Bay of Mazzarò and the Calabrian coast, and exudes a refined and elegant atmosphere. Located on the outdoor terrace, directly by the sea, the "Al Fresco" Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink, a snack or a light lunch by the beach. In the evening, it is the ideal spot for a cocktail or an after-dinner drink under the stars with live music entertainment. An indoor bar is at guests' disposal to unwind after a busy day spent on the beach or exploring Sicily and its hidden beauties.
Revitalize your body and spirit at the Wellness Centre, located in the subtropical gardens. An immersion in Sicilian and Mediterranean essences, with treatments based on orange flowers, amber, sandalwood and jasmine, and signature products from La Sultane de Saba. The Wellness Centre will open in mid-June 2010. In-room massages and treatments are available before the opening. The Spa offers body treatments, facial treatments, kids & teen’s treatments, and a salon for manicures, pedicures, waxing, etc.
Villa Sant’Andrea enjoys an exceptional location on the beautiful private beach of Mazzarò, an enchanting bay with crystalline waters. The promontory around the bay is dotted with magical caves, including the Grotta Azzurra, which can be visited by boat. Divers, snorkelers and water sports enthusiasts will find much to explore in the quiet waters of the cove, including the caves’ abundant marine life. Hotel guests enjoy exclusive use of the tranquil beach, with loungers, umbrellas and beach towels provided. There is also a summer Beach Bar serving refreshing cocktails, fruit smoothies and snacks.
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Full American Buffet breakfast daily is already included in rates
- Complimentary broadband/Wi-Fi Internet access
- Fresh fruit and flowers in room on arrival
- One US$100 resort credit per room, per stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed)
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