Sardatur Holiday Ratings
We believe that customers booking a Sardatur holiday are looking for that personal attention and individual service, which only a truly independent, specialist company can offer. We are passionate about Italy, and our sole aim is to provide our customers with quality holidays, backed by solid experience and the highest level of customer care. We truly are the Italian specialists, with Italian directors who have over 30 years’ experience in selling holidays to Italy and a sales team also with many years of experience and a passion for selling Italy.
Sardatur Holidays comprises a large range of accommodation, from simple residences to luxury hotels. The official ratings are based on certain facilities or services being available and they do not take into account the size of the bedrooms or public rooms, nor the preferred décor pf the owner, which may be at odds with your taste. Hotels in the same category, even in the same resort, can vary considerably in character, ambience, service and facilities and may not offer the same staffing levels and facilities, or be as well maintained. it must be bourne in mind that cost is a good indication of standards, particulary when comparing hotels in the same star rating.
As well as the hotel's official star rating, we have also given our own special rating, based on our personal opinion. This rating should be taken into consideration, especially when comparing hotels of the same official star rating. By all means browse our website to get an idea of what we offer. However, if like many of our repeat customers, you would like the reassurance of speaking to someone with first hand knowledge of a particular property or area, then do call us. Together we will find the perfect holiday.
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Our Select category includes hotels which we believe offer good standards of service, accommodation and facilities, and which are situated in excellent locations.
Mid range properties, offering a good level of service and comfort for their price.
A collection of reasonably priced hotels, which offer a simple but decent standard of accommodation and represent excellent value for money.
Our Villaggio selection are family resorts, which we believe offer a good standard of accommodation and a good range of facilities to keep the entire family occupied during the holidays. These are friendly and easy-going resorts, providing very informal service and representing good value for money. These resorts have a high proportion occupancy of International clientele.
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About the hotel
- SETTING & STYLE
Originally built in the 19th Century as private villa for an aristocratic British family, the Belmond Villa Sant’ Andrea has, since the 1950's, been known as one of the most exclusive hotels in the area, and this elegant establishment is still a favourite amongst both Italian and international guests. Literally steps from the sea, and its own private beach, the atmosphere of the Belmond Villa Sant’ Andrea is still that of a private residence, with charming rooms decorated with in Old England style, with precious artworks and antiques. Many have sea views looking out over the picture-postcard bay.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The ‘Oliviero’ restaurant, situated on a panoramic terrace, is famous for its excellent Mediterranean cuisine and, in particular, its delectable fish and sea food specialities. From here guests can enjoy the lovely views over the bay, whilst on the same terrace, Bar ‘Colapesce’, serves an array of cocktails and after dinner drinks, to be enjoyed whilst listening to soft piano music.
The hotel's private beach is equipped with sun loungers, parasols, showers, and beach huts. In the summer months the beach bar offers drinks, ice creams and snacks. For water sports enthusiasts there is an excellent Water Sports and Diving Centre. The Wellness centre ‘Oasi Benessere’, offers a Turkish bath plus various massages and beauty treatments. Guest can relax whilst being served a refreshing herbal or fruit infusion.
The hotel is located in Mazzarò Bay, just a short stroll from the cable car which links the beach areas with the historic centre of Taormina, just a few minutes ride away.
Standard courtyard/garden view: classic garden view rooms are elegant, tranquil and comfortable rooms. Each is exquisitely decorated and offers lovely views of the gardens or courtyard.
Front Sea View/Balcony: with sea view and balcony are large and spacious, featuring beautiful direct sea views of the Bay of Mazzaro from a private balcony or terrace.
Junior Suite sea view/balcony: charming and elegantly furnished room feature a balcony and offering stunning views of the sea and the bay.
Suite front sea view/balcony: balconies offer breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and beach with the best location and feature a large furnished balcony.
- Room Facilities:
All rooms include: marble bathroom, bidet, lcd widescreen satellite hdtv, dvd player with lending library and a desk, idd 2-line phones, a mini- bar, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, a personal safe, newspaper and climate control.
'This hotel is absolutely beautiful and relaxing but the gem of this place is the amazing staff. It was so relaxing despite traveling with two toddlers because the staff here were like mind readers. Both my children were sick with high fever during our stay and the hotel did everything to help us from ice bucket deliveries at 2 in the morning to doctor visits. Everyone gave us a sincere feel of concern. I have been to many nice hotels in my travels but I give this hotel my best score for the staff. Also all the excursions and sightseeing were booked seemlessly. Already planning a trip back for next summer in my mind.' R. - July 2014
'This an awesome amazing hotel with the most friendly,welcoming, attentive staff. The complimentary boat excursion is fantastic and well worth booking onto . The breakfast is five star . Rooms were traditional Italy and very stylish with beautiful ocean views no matter what room you book . The private beach is attended by wonderful staff . Make sure you take the complimentary shuttle to the historic little town of Taormina it has great restaurants and wonderful shops. Free hotel shuttle runs every 30 minutes. It's just simply the best there is not one negative thing I can comment on .' Jen - July 2014
'Fairly experienced luxury travelers and we've rarely, if ever, had a better experience. Incredible location-- regarding both it's exquisite waterfront setting and it's proximity to the cable car to Taormina (the latter a real plus). The staff made us feel like royalty and as if we were the only guests in the hotel. The restaurant was fabulous--not sure which was better the food or the service; expensive but worth every penny. We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and look forward to our return.' Richard - May 2014