Set in an exotic leafy park in the historic heart of Taormina, Hotel Villa Schuler is tucked away in a secluded spot with views over the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. The town centre, the pedestrian area, the public gardens, the Ancient Theatre, and connections to the cable car, beaches and the bays of Mazzarò and Isola Bella are just a few minutes’ walk away.
Villa Schuler is a period residence dating back to the nineteenth century, renovated with care and attention to detail, that has been in function as a hotel since 1905. It is presently run by the third generation of the Schuler family – a family that has managed to retain the historic charm of the building while at the same time adapting it to the needs of the 21st century guest.
The hotel has 21 rooms, 5 Junior Suites and one Garden Villa Suite. Elegant and well-finished, all rooms enjoy free Wi-Fi, orthopaedic bed bases, two pillows per person, double-glazed windows, sound-proofed doors, individually-controlled air conditioning, sea or garden view. Most rooms have a terrace, balcony or loggia.
Classic – located on the first floor, these rooms look out over the internal courtyard, garden side.
Double Garden View – located on the second floor, these rooms have a balcony overlooking the garden.
Double Sea View – these rooms have a balcony or terrace with sea view.
Superior Sea View – spacious rooms with balcony overlooking the sea.
Sunrise Junior Suite – smaller compact rooms located on the third floor with mansarded high ceilings and exposed beams. Veranda with living area and terrace with sea view.
Garden View Junior Suite – with living area, terrace overlooking the garden with sun loungers.
Junior Suite Sea View – room on the raised ground floor or on the third floor, with sea view terrace.
Garden Villa Suite – Suite with bedroom, living room with sofa, kitchenette, two bathrooms. Outdoor patio-sun deck with sun loungers, shower, benched seating area.
The Villa Schuler offers a generous à la carte breakfast inspired by the Slow Food movement that can be served on the Palm Terrace overlooking the sea and Mount Etna, in the elegant Orangerie, on the Rooftop Lounge&Terrace or in guests’ own rooms. The hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant but has, over the years, compiled a list of the best restaurants and trattorie in Taormina; the list is also continually updated based on guests’ recommendations.
Services & Activities
The magnificent 1500 sqm garden is a fascinating botanical park, host to more than 300 species of native Mediterranean flora and tropical and subtropical rarities, which guests can walk through and explore. The Palm Terrace is on the side of the park that overlooks the sea and offers a stunning view of the Gulf and Mount Etna.
Hotel Villa Schuler has a private parking and a garage with valet service: a rarity in the center of Taormina (at additional cost and upon reservation).
Moreover guests can book and can practise following activities nearby: transfers and excursions with English speaking local drivers – shuttle service for the beaches – tennis at 100 m distance – golf at 30 km distance – quality activities for genuine local experiences: natural trails, trekking, bird watching, use of mountain bikes (free), boat excursions, sailing boat and yacht excursions, Fiat 500 vintage tours, cooking classes, ceramic courses, Italian language courses, sport activities, scuba diving.
Catania Airport – 67 km
City centre of Taormina
Rooms and Suites – 27
à la carte breakfast
Garage/parking with valet service
Excursions with English speaking local drivers
Shuttle service for the beaches
Tennis at 100 m distance
Golf at 30 km distance
Natural trails, trekking tours, bird watching, boat, sailing boat, yacht excursions, Fiat 500 vintage tours
Cooking classes, ceramic courses, Italian language courses
Use of the mountain bikes