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Contrada Serra la Nave SNC Versante Etna Sud, 95030 Ragalna, Sicily Italy
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Absolutely charming and located not far from the main crater of Mt. Etna volcano, the Villa Dorata hotel is in an old princely residence, now completely renovated. Its decor us in a delightful period style and some of the period furniture belonged to the original villa; there are nine double bedrooms and you will find everything you need to make your stay comfortable; what is more, Villa Dorata has one of the most extensive and lovely views in Sicily. In addition to enjoying fine hospitality, guests can take guided tours to Etna's craters, go trekking in Sicily's parks and nature reserves, or relax on lovely beaches, from Taormina Giardini Naxos to the most southern coasts of Sicily, and visit some of the most beautiful seaside places in Italy. There are also wonderful food and wine routes for visitors to enjoy, as well as artistic-cultural tours of the Sicilian baroque towns in Val di Noto.
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123yogi wrote a review Oct 2018
Toronto50 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for two nights earlier this month. It has a very convenient location to visit Mount Etna. The location is excellent with a great view of the valley if the day is clear. Early in the morning one can see the lights in the small town down below. It is nicely tucked away from the crowded cable car area. The owner and his family are good hosts. We are vegetarians, His wife cooked delicious patas for us. And different ones each day. Thank you. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Etna G, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 31 Oct 2018
Hello, we are very happy to read that you enjoyed our cuisine and that you spent a lovely stay at our hotel. We hope that you will come back soon at our hotel. Best regards. Hotel Villa Dorata Staff
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teresa chelsea f wrote a review Oct 2018
687 contributions80 helpful votes
I and my partner stayed there for visiting the volcano. The room is spacious and the owner is very nice and friendly. Since the villa is quite remote, we dined at the hotel and the food was prepared good and tasty! We enjoyed the stay here! Worth to try!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Etna G, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 23 Oct 2018
Dear Teresa Chelsea F. , we are very happy to know you spent a lovely and short stay at our hotel. It's a pleasure to receive your postive opinion about our cuisine! We hope you come back soon. Best regards. Staff Hotel Villa Dorata***
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Johncooperbasedindub wrote a review Sep 2018
Kuwait City, Kuwait30 contributions7 helpful votes
Great location , wonderful views from A very comfortable room and the restaurant , delightful owner and staff , great home cooked food . Sunrise and sunset stunning on day one as there was no cloud . We had a 6 month baby - the cot and high chair and anything we needed for him was always there before asking . Simply perfect . Ideal location to explore Etna and the surrounding area and be at cable car before the coaches from the resorts on the coast Tip - put the location of the hotel in google maps when you set off as phone reception is patchy in places on the way up the mount . Why stay anywhere else ?
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Etna G, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 15 Oct 2018
Dear Johncooperbasedindub, thank you for your opinion. We are so happy that your experience with us was positive. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We will follow the advice to put the location of the hotel on google maps. We hope you come back soon. Best regards. Staff Hotel Villa Dorata***
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Tarmum wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom484 contributions168 helpful votes
We stayed for one night prior to visiting Etna. This is a beautiful property with lovely views (if you are lucky!) in a very peaceful location. Its perfect for visiting Etna (10 mins drive). We arrived about 5.30 and after checking in we drove up to Etna, Wow - had the place almost to ourselves (lifts are closed by then and day trippers have left) and spent about 90 mins walking and taking in the views etc. We returned for dinner (arranged when booking) which was lovely and good value. the pasta (eggplant and cheese) was the best we had anywhere during our stay in Sicily with the lemon meatballs coming a close second. Service was friendly and they happily kept our luggage after check out so that we could collect after our visit up to Etna the following day. Overall best value stay of our 9 days in sicily.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Etna G, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 27 Jun 2018
Dear Sir Tarmum, we are very honored to know you spent a lovely and short stay at our hotel de charme Hotel Villa Dorata*** It is a pleasure to receive your postive opinion about the pasta with eggplant and cheese called "Norma" not to mention the lemon meatballs that you have found delicious and tasty. Thanks so much for everything Kind regards Marina & all the staff of Hotel Villa Dorata 3* of Etna Gold s.r.l
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Lotti4321 wrote a review Jun 2018
Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom82 contributions20 helpful votes
As part of a tour of Etna we had a Sicilian tasting menu at this hotel. Very delicious food and a beautiful location! Not sure what the rest of the hotel is like but I would recommend from the service we received on our visit!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 Jun 2018
Dear Lotti4321, Thanks a lot for a positive opinion Best regards staff Hotel Villa Dorata*** of Etna Gold s.r.l
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76Manja wrote a review May 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Verry nice hosts, good service and delicious food! The nature is beauty full. Good place for having a hike, go by bike or just enjoy the nature. See the nice vulcans on the Etna, go with a kabel car and a special car up and walk down. For shore I recommend this place.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Etna G, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 10 May 2018
Dear Mrs.Manja, thank you very much for your opinion. It was a plaeasure to host you. Best regards Hotel Villa Dorata Staff
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Vallettiana wrote a review Apr 2018
Island of Malta, Malta142 contributions70 helpful votes
What a wonderful hotel ☺️We were so very well looked after that we didn't want to leave. A lovely dinner cooked to typical Sicilian perfection and an equally lovely breakfast. Marina, our host, ensured that our stay was most comfortable. Location is perfect although a car would be necessary. We will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from etna g, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 2 Apr 2018
Dear Mrs.Vallettiana, thank you very much to have spent your wonderful weekend. We are very happy you found good and comfortable room in our small hotel de charme and we are also glad to know you find our Sicilian food lovely, we do our best to allow you a Perfect stay of our guest Best regards from Hotel VIlla Dorata Staff di Etna Gold S.r.l
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marya4212017 wrote a review Nov 2017
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My sister and I booked Hotel Villa Dorata last minute as we were winging our trip around Sicily. The place is cozy with a wood burning fire place in the main dining room. We were a little late arriving and the staff couldn't have been more hospitable. This place is family owned and the owners became like family over night!! The food in the restaurant is delicious and breakfast is included in the morning. The views from here are amazing and the staff is just top notch!! Rooms are cozy and spacious too! If you are debating booking this place think no more! Best little chalet on Etna!!
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from etna g, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 11 Nov 2017
Dear Mrs.Polly and Mrs. Mary Ann, how are you? Thank you to have dedicated your free time to leave us some words. It was a pleasure to met and host you, it is beautiful know that you have appreciate our love that we dedicate to work in superb way, at least we try to do it :) Our aim is to felt customers like a big family, our family. We hope to met you next time you want. Best regards, Marina & all the Staff of Hotel Villa Dorata - Etna 1800 mt a.s.l
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Joseph B wrote a review Oct 2017
Ta' L-Ibrag, Malta18 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent a lovely 5 days at this hotel. The hospitality was incredible; food at the hotel was all home made and genuine. The hotel staff were all very accommodating and helpful with all our needs. The hotel used to be a hunting lodge so it's rooms are large and very pretty. The hotel has views of the Etna and one can see all the way down to Catania and the see. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from etna g, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 4 Nov 2017
Dear Mr.Joseph Borg, we were very happy to met you and thank you to have chosen us other than to have dedicated 5 minute to write us your opinion about your stay last October 2017. What to say? We wait you again for your next stay up Etna volcano at only 1800 mt a.s.l Best regards "Grazzi ciaw :) " Marina & all the staff of Hotel Villa Dorata***
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Natalie G wrote a review Oct 2017
33 contributions7 helpful votes
We are staying at Hotel Villa Dorata this evening and were pleasantly surprised with the large size of our room and well equipped bathroom. We have been traveling Italy for a month and the shower was large with good pressure and endless hot water. It was perfect after a day exploring My Etna which was a 7 minute drive away! The owners also made some delicious pistachio treats which were delicious! The staff were friendly though their English was limited. The bed was large and comfy.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from etna g, Responsabile reception at Hotel Villa Dorata
Responded 5 Oct 2017
Dear Mrs.Natalie G., thank you to have spent five minutes to write your opinion. It is a pleasure to know about your stay was superb here and it was a pleasure to met you. We are happy to know that our kitchen enjoyed you such as delicious pistachio treats or almonds cakes. We are looking forward to met you again and why not? Maybe next year Kind regards Marina and all the staff of Hotel Villa Dorata*** & Etna Gold s.r.l
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$68 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaRagalna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Villa Dorata
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Villa Dorata?
Nearby attractions include Mount Etna (7.4 km), Enoteca Dell'etna (6.5 km), and Centro Volteggio ed Equitazione Sole dell'Etna (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Villa Dorata?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Villa Dorata?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Villa Dorata?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Villa Dorata?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Casa di Coco - Podere dell'Etna Segreta, l'Abbazia, and Ristorante Feudo Delizia.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Villa Dorata?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Villa Dorata offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Villa Dorata?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Casina del Cavaliere (5.7 km).
Does Hotel Villa Dorata have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Villa Dorata accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.