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$2861 per person (2 adults)
Price includes - 7 night accommodation with buffet breakfast and local transfers
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About the hotel
Originally constructed in 1830 by a wealthy English family residing in Taormina, the elegant five-star Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea was converted into a hotel in 1950, and still retains its distinctive character. Beautifully situated on the Bay of Mazzaro, the cable-car that transports visitors up to the town of Taormina is just 200 yards away. Graciously appointed with fine old paintings and antique furnishings, the hotel is surrounded by sub-tropical terraced gardens and overlooks its own private beach.
The property has 68 spacious and bright guestrooms, each unique in size and shape. All rooms are air-conditioned with bath and shower, WC, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, safe, mini bar and small balcony or terrace, most of them with sea view.
The romantic Oliviero Restaurant and ‘Colapesce’ Bar are splendidly set under tall illuminated trees on terraces overlooking the bay where the evening fishing boats glide by. The restaurant is well known for its wide range of Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine, much of it based on fresh fish and seafood, which is accompanied by an extensive wine list. Revealing a brighter and more elegant look, Villa Sant' Andrea's private beach on the Bay of Mazzaro' boasts new sun beds and sun shades, as well as a dedicated beach manager and concierge service. In addition, guests can enjoy a Bellini with their toes in the sand with the addition of a beach bar.
The Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea's Wellness Center ‘Oasi Benessere’ offers treatmentsusing Sicilian and Mediterranean essences. The hotel's sister property is the Grand Hotel Timeo; the two properties are located approximately three miles apart and are linked by a private scheduled shuttle service. The famous swimming pool of the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and the private beach at Belmond Villa Sant' Andrea are accessible to guests of both hotels, as are all other facilities.
Standard courtyard/garden view: classic garden view rooms are elegant, tranquil and comfortable rooms. Each is exquisitely decorated and offers lovely views of the gardens or courtyard.
Front Sea View/Balcony: with sea view and balcony are large and spacious, featuring beautiful direct sea views of the Bay of Mazzaro from a private balcony or terrace.
Junior Suite sea view/balcony: charming and elegantly furnished room feature a balcony and offering stunning views of the sea and the bay.
Suite front sea view/balcony: balconies offer breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and beach with the best location and feature a large furnished balcony.
- Room Facilities:
All rooms include: marble bathroom, bidet, lcd widescreen satellite hdtv, dvd player with lending library and a desk, idd 2-line phones, a mini- bar, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, a personal safe, newspaper and climate control.