B&B LA VILLA
Nestled away in an unassuming place is B&B La Villa, otherwise known as a tiny piece of heaven. Giardini Naxos may not have the glamour as Taormina, but it more than makes up for it in historical places, nice beaches and a nice sense of authenticity. It just kind of feels like you're completely off the beaten track, which makes it all the better. We don't think anything could've prepared us for this leafy, homely and rustic sanctuary.
La Villa is a family business that is currently managed by Paola. It is all hands on deck, as you will also find her brother helping out when needed and her mother makes the most delicious lemon ricotta, cakes and hearty breakfasts. We honestly woke up excited about tucking into something homemade and local every morning. The family are ridiculously modest, super welcoming and make the most wonderful hosts. No task ever seems too big!
We couldn't believe our eyes when we pulled up at the villa, that boasts acres of land and a huge swimming pool. The gardens surrounding the property are lined with palm trees, pretty flowers and more. It is more of a park than a garden and it is incredible to think that it is all for you to take advantage of. Rooms come equipped with bathroom amenities, breakfast is served outside on the terrace during summer months. We were very pleased to hear that we could use the beautiful rustic outdoor kitchen at our own disposal; olive oil is done in-house and fruits and vegetables are sourced from their own farm - so are unlimited for people to eat and use.
You very quickly adapt to seeing cats, dogs, geese and there are even a few horses, so it's great for animal lovers and those that like to immerse in nature. We took advantage of the beautiful green garden and did yoga in the morning, and would walked past the lemon and olive trees, palms and colourful array of flowers back to our room. A perfect before venturing out and discovering Giardini Naxos and the picturesque surroundings. Staying at B&B La Villa is simply like staying with friends or family in a Sicilian paradise and we can't wait to return, it is the definition of luxury bed and breakfast. If you happen to go before us, please say hi to Yoyo the dog for us - he is adorable.
- Optional hotel bikes to borrow on the premises
- Free fridge to use, including you may bring your own drinks and leave in the fridge
- WiFi high-speed internet
- Breakfast buffet
- Cleaning and linen
- Swimming pool and solarium
- Complimentary luggage storage upon request
- Kitchen and BBQ
- Private Parking
- Garden and small children's playground
- TV in every room
Rate - Start from 160 euros per night
Location - Situated 20 mins walk from the nearest beach and 5 min. walk from shops
Suitable for - couples, families and friends, weddings, yoga retreats, nature enthusiasts
Tip - Book the room just by the kitchen area, which is close to the pool and has two floors.
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