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.
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 !!