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Donna Carmela

Hotel in Carruba di Riposto, near Taormina, Sicily
4*
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
  • Donna Carmela - 4 Star Boutique Hotel, Sicily
OFFER: up to 10% off*

contemporary. wonderful. chic.

This small boutique hotel is ideally placed for touring the wonders of Sicily.  Donna Carmela is boutique, contemporary and really special.

was £696

From £609 pp

  • 7 nights in July
  • Breakfast
  • Car Hire
This is a guide price and can be tailor made to meet your individual needs

Description

Chic boutique hotel, views of Etna & sea, great food & wine. Long Travel clients love Donna Carmela's warm welcome, the chic style.

Only about 30km from Taormina, 40km from Catania airport and 10 minutes from the motorway, this small boutique hotel is ideally placed for touring the wonders of Sicily, and is a perfect choice for a weekend break or a long summer holiday. Donna Carmela's spectacular backdrop is the towering Mount Etna, the sparkling Ionian Sea and the biggest and most famous plant nursery of its type in Europe, with sub-tropical and Mediterranean plants and trees, covering five hundred hectares. The nearest beach, Praiolo, is really a small pebbly cove, about 2km away. Wooden decked paths lead into the sea and “Zio Turi” watches over it all with an eagle eye and sells ice cream. He has been there forever, thinks of it as his beach and LOVES chatting to foreigners. What a character!
 
Donna Carmela is a place of colours and scents, with a charming swimming pool, complete with poolside bar and manicured gardens of secular olive trees, lofty palms, unusual shrubs and pretty flowery courtyards and terraces, overlooking serried lines of a well-ordered massive ten hectare nursery. Fragrant perfumes infuse the air with gentle wafts of citrus on cooling sea breezes. This hotel is unique and we love its feeling of "total greenery " with the blue sea, in the distance.
 
The very essence of "boutique ", the former farmhouse has been transformed, with chic modern design, into a haven of style and elegance, feeling like a very gracious home. Exemplary attention to detail, luxurious fabrics and fittings, beautiful fresh flowers, family photos, striking artwork and quirky bits and bobs, blend perfectly with hints of its authentic Sicilian past. Sumptuous sofas tempt guests to relax in one of the many sitting rooms, on the terraces outside, or in Donna Carmela's lovely restaurant for that pre-dinner drink. For much of the year the restaurant spills out onto the courtyard for al fresco dining. Each bedroom is intentionally different from one another, and all are comfortable and classy, with impressive shower rooms.
 
Breakfasts are a real treat, with home-made jams, breads and pastries and fruit juices made from what is in season in Donna Carmela's own garden. The passion for seasonality and freshness is also evident at lunch and dinner, with freshly picked vegetables gracing the chef's creative dishes - Sicilian cuisine with a modern twist. The owners of this hotel certainly know about good wine, having been given their agritourist label for their own award-winning wine, produced on the slopes of Etna. So, to complete your meal, choose from the extensive wine list or, better still, taste Donna Carmela's own delicious wine.
 
A stay at Donna Carmela is rather like staying in a private home. The atmosphere is sophisticated, but with truly genuine warm Sicilian hospitality. Daniele, the Manager, and the rest of the team strive hard to make guests feel at home and there is a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere.
 
Part of a new generation of agriturismo, Donna Carmela is really special.

Features

  • 17 rooms, all en-suite plus Dependance - a luxury cottage - see separate description
  • Air-conditioning 
  • Restaurant & bar 
  • Swimming pool 1/4 - 31/10, weather permitting
  • Occasionally hosts functions/meetings
  • Restaurant open to the public
  • Please note that for guests staying on half-board, there is an additional supplement for fresh fish, to be paid for locally.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout main hotel
  • Hairdryers
  • Room safes
  • Pool towels

Rooms

The very essence of “boutique”, with chic modern design, Donna Carmela is a haven of style and elegance. Exemplary attention to detail, luxurious fabrics and fittings, striking artwork and quirky bits and bobs, blend perfectly with hints of its authentic Sicilian past. Each bedroom is intentionally different from one another, and all are comfortable and classy, with impressive shower rooms.

Superior rooms have either distant sea-view (Sunrise rooms) or Etna view (Sunset rooms) 

Suites are extremely spacious and comfortable (sometimes on two levels), with a living area and some with small garden. Their terraces have breathtaking views towards the sea (Sunrise rooms) or of Etna (Sunset rooms). 

The Dependance is a luxury cottage – see separate description

Location

Reviews

"Donna Carmela is the jewel in the crown." Michael & Carol, Stafford

"You were right, as always! What a gem of a place and fantastic food and wine."  Graham & Sue, Cheltenham

"A twinkle of blue sea on the horizon, lush greens all around and as far as the eye can see, Mount Etna's wisps of grey smoke at our backs - this place is an artist's palette. We loved it."  Jake & Victoria, London

Price/Offers

*Offers subject to availability and terms and conditions.

January

  • Was £540
  • From £499

February

  • Was £540
  • From £499

March

  • Was £540
  • From £499

April

  • Was £696
  • From £609

May

  • Was £696
  • From £609

June

  • Was £696
  • From £609

July

  • Was £696
  • From £609

August

  • Was £696
  • From £633

September

  • Was £696
  • From £609

October

  • Was £696
  • From £609

November

  • Was £542
  • From £501

December

  • Was £542
  • From £501

All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week (based on 2 sharing, single supplements apply) and are inclusive of car. Flights can also be booked, allowing you to benefit from our ATOL protection.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now button above for our latest prices & availability.

*Any bookings made at least 45 days prior to arrival receive 10% discount.

Extra Information

Available Board Basis
B&B and HB
Nearest Airport(s)
40 mins
1 hr 50 mins
3 hrs 15 mins
Nearest Town: Carruba di Riposto, near Taormina
Places of Interest: Taormina, Mt. Etna, Siracusa
Distance to Coast: Approx. 1km
Internet Access: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes
Restaurant: Yes

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