4 sleeps, big terrace, excellent location, air-condition, Wifi
Nina Schuttert / Giulia Tiriticco / Kirsten Eijkelenboom / Giulia Lattanzio
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About Nina Schuttert / Giulia Tiriticco / Kirsten Eijkelenboom / Giulia Lattanzio
We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best. Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did. We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental. Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.
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This property is all about location, the terrace and the views. The views of the ocean below and Mt. Etna are spectacular. It is also in the middle of all the shops and restaurants, about a 5 minute walk from the main road. We walked to the bus terminals and taxis were available within 5 minutes as well. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom is small and as other reviewers have mentioned, we had to run the water in the sick to get the shower water hot. The kitchen isn't really made to cook big meals, but we did cook a couple of simple pasta meals during our 8 day stay. Wifi was excellent and there is a portable air unit if needed. Check in process was very easy. If you are a couple looking for a simple apartment with incredible views, and can make it up and down a lot of steps to the top floor, then this is a good choice.
Everything we expected...and more
Our seven night stay at Casa Lionessa completely met our expectations. The flat was exactly as described, very well equipped and maintained, and the huge sunny patio was a delight. In fact we soon stopped vying for restaurant tables with a view because we knew that when we got "home" we'd have a better view than 99% of places in Taormina! It was well worth climbing the 62 steps to the flat.
Our host, Mrs. Valente, was very considerate, welcoming and helpful - from the bowl of fruit and wine on arrival (and her help with unloading our car and finding the car park!) to the small gift she gave us as a souvenir of our visit.
The property is conveniently located about 3 minutes off the Corso Umberto. Although we made a couple of trips to the supermarket (12 minutes walk away) we found that most of our needs were readily met at either of the two local mini-markets, the wine store, a fantastic delicatessen (meats, cheeses and delicious prepared foods) and the local bakery (does a cannoli a day really keep the doctor away?) - all within 2 minutes of "our" front door. It's about 15 minutes walk to and from Porta Catania public parking where we kept our car for the week - not a problem when there's coffee or ice cream to be had en route.
There's no question - if we're lucky enough to return to Taormina, we'll go "home" to Casa Lionessa.
Casa Lionessa is well positioned for travel in Scilly with easy acess to trains and buses. The house is situated in the centre of Taormina with a wonderful from the terrce,a perfect sun trap and easy access to local restaurants. The apartment was very clean and well furnised with air condition in the lounge and bedroom, however the bedroom AC was a portable unit and rather noisey. The family were very hospitable with fruit and wine being left for us on arrival.
Occasionally the noise from the bar below in the arly hours of the morning was challenging.
I would recommend this property to friends and family
My wife, our friend, and I stayed a week at Casa Lionessa. We have no complaints. The apartment suited our needs quiet adequately. It is located close to the city center, and within walking distance to all of the major locations one would want to visit. The view from the terrace of Mt. Etna is not to be forgotten.
Our second stay at Casa Lionessa
The location and terrace are spectacular. We were here last year as well and enjoyed both our stays immensely. The quality of the experience is greatly enhanced by the wonderful property managers, Lucia and Ferdinando. They have been a joy to work with.
Wonderful apartment, with a stunning view from patio.
Wonderful apartment, spectacular views of the sea, Mt. Etna and Castletoro. Great central location. Lucia and Ferdinando, proprietors, are consistently helpful and warm. Very spacious and comfortable all the way around.