Surrounded by a park filled with rich subtropical vegetation, Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea has its own private beach overlooking the beautiful Bay of Mazzaro. The Bay of Mazzaro is the centre of Taormina's seaside tourism area. The beach is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Italy. Mazzaro is connected to the town centre via a cable car. In just three minutes guests will find themselves in the heart of Taormina where they can find numerous shops, restaurants and bars. The cable car stop is located a short walk from the hotel. Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea is known as one of the most exclusive hotels in the area and remains a favorite among both Italian and international celebrities. The atmosphere is that of a private villa. Many rooms have precious art work and antiques. The hotels private beach is equipped with beach umbrellas, sun lounges, showers and beach huts. During the summer season cocktails, ice cream and refreshments are served at the beach bar. For water sports enthusiasts there is an excellent water sports and diving center with many activities available. Facilities and services at Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea also include a fine dining restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, piano bar, terrace with outstanding views of the sea, full service spa, exercise room, business services, beauty parlor and lounge. Accommodations include 39 rooms and 21 suites, each impeccably decorated and most with a balcony or terrace and views of the Bay of Mazzaro. Amenities available in all room types include daily American breakfast buffet, minibar, complimentary high-speed Intenet access, LCD satellite TV, daily newspaper and personal safe.
I liked the atmosphere. Staff were good. The garden was beautiful. The hotel was very close to the sea and had it own private beach. The staff on the beach at times distributed even some thermal water. What was a sign of a high class hotel, I guess. Everything was clean and bright.
Wedding functions every evening. I like the music but the piano playing would go sometimes beyond midnight. lack of direction signs and you could get lost in the beginning. and I think the hotel was quite expensive....
Very friendly staff, ready to help you on all your requests. Good location near the cable road that takes your for 5 minutes to the centre of Taormina with very picturesque landscape, shops and restaurants. Private beach and quite isolated place, calm and beautiful
The only thing that the hotel should consider is the breakfast time. Some of the excursions starts quite early and you don't have an opportunity to have some food before it. At least it could be possible to have a sandwich or croissant before leaving
comfortable facilities; friendly, helpful staff; proximity to gondala up to old town of Taromina.
parking was remote - takes a bit of time to get car.
Hotel was very pleasant but very expensive for what it offered. Breakfast was very good but the beach was small.
I thought it was expensive for what it offered.
Beautiful building, garden, beach and location. Full of ambiance with marvelous views. On bay and sea. Very near to hotel direct cable car to Taormina (every 15 min.untill 01.00 hrs.) Good breakfast in garden with lovely view. Good valet parking service at extra cost. 17Euro/day Staff is helpfull polite and speaks good English.
Excellent, friendly service. The staff really seemed to want us to have an enjoyable time.
The hotel restaurant was quite expensive. It would have been nice to have had a cheaper dining alternative.
The restaurant and bar terrace. Also being on the beach.
- Excellent location, on the beach and near to the cable car - good beach facilities including deck chair and towels supplied - Hotel has nice decour and "old world charm" - Friendly, helpful staff with good language skills
- Rooms were small and pokey - No gym or excercise facilities - Very expensive mini-bar (e.g. €5 for a can of Coke) - No internet available in rooms, only 1 access point available in hotel and this carried a charge.
The rooms were immaculate, the view breathtaking, convenient to transportation and the staff was extremely cordial and helpful. This was the best hotel we stayed in over our 13 days in Sicily.
We liked everything!
The gardens and terraces were beautiful and well kept
Most of the staff were very impersonal, unfriendly and indifferent. We were not at all impressed by the head waiter in the restaurant (glasses and balding) who seemed very stressed and rude, He certainly wasn't popular amongst the younger staff either !!