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Townhouse -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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Richard C
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“La Grande Bellezza! I felt like I was staying in a Bond Film!”
Reviewed 25 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My stay at Casa Oasi was a grand experience.

I arrived jet lagged, but was refreshed after a personal reception from the owner who gave me fruits, sparkling water and an espresso, before giving us a tour of the villa and grounds. As it was still early in the day, I asked of some recommended sights to see nearby and of possibly restaurants for the evening. The owner was very helpful to tell me of many local sights to see and also offer many restaurant choices depending on what I desired. Overall the owner is very friendly, hospitable and knows a great deal of history of the area. The owners are proud local Sicilians and were very enthusiastic in suggesting area places to visit in Taormina and neighboring cities; they even provided us with maps! My Italian is limited, so I appreciate their efforts, however they spoke English as well, so staying here was no problem.

A friend from London recommended this villa saying it had a great view for Toarmina - they were more than correct, it is spectacular! Like a view out of a Bond film, I could see the Sicilian Coast, smell the sea air, and could hear church bells in the distance. The location of Casa Oasi is just minutes from the Duomo di Taormina, the beach, and the city centre. We easily were able to stroll to the beach and walk to most of our meals, making our trip more memorable, allowing us to get a real local feel. The building exterior had an old worlde charm, but the interior and rooms seemed relatively new. The villa is completely air conditioned, has a decent sized usable kitchen for cooking (with fridge space) and includes free wifi! We used the air conditioning in the daytime, however we personally preferred to sleep with the windows open in the evening to hear the sounds the coast in the distance and to awake to a breeze. Additionally there is a great patio off of the living room, which we used for drinks in the evening and sat outside in the morning to watch the sunrise and have coffee.

For those driving, there is a public parking spot a few minutes walk from the villa that we used during our trip, to have a rental car should be no issue - as long as there are spaces.

Overall an extremely memorable experience! A very charming villa with a warm host that makes you feel right at home in Sicily!

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Liked best: The host's hospitality and the location
Liked least: Parking not on site
Travelling group: Friends
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bsim74
Messina, Italy
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Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Liked best: la posizione, la cura della casa (arredi, ecc), la pulizia
Liked least: andare via!
Travelling group: Compagno/a
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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relvini91
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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