Villa Dorata

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4.2 / 5Very Good
5 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Etna Cable Car
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rock
    20 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Bar La Montagnola
    5 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Hotel Corsaro
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa)
    44 min drive

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020 3564 4853
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Tower

    Room Amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Standard Double Room Single Use, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Tower

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Ground Floor

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Triple Room, Ensuite, Tower

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds and 1 Single Murphy Bed OR 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Murphy Bed
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  • Standard Quadruple Room, Ensuite, Tower

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed OR 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds, Accessible, Private Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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About this area


Located in Ragalna, Villa Dorata is in a rural location. Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rock and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sciara are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Etnaland and Butterfly House. Travelling with kids? Consider Adventure Park Etna, or check out an event or a game at PalaNesima.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Etna Cable Car - 6 min drive
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rock - 20 min drive
  • Barone di Villagrande 1727 - 34 min drive
  • Adventure Park Etna - 36 min drive
  • Piano Provenzana - 56 min drive

Getting around

  • Catania Bicocca Station - 48 min drive
  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 52 min drive


  • Bar La Montagnola - 5 min drive
  • Hotel Corsaro - 6 min drive
  • Terrazza dell'Etna - 6 min drive
  • Esagonal - 6 min drive
  • Monte Gebel - 6 min drive

About this property

Villa Dorata

Family-friendly guesthouse with ski-in/ski-out access and free breakfast
Along with ski-in/ski-out access, this guesthouse has a restaurant and concierge services. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, a library, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. All 8 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers and free international calls are among the other amenities available to guests.
Villa Dorata offers 8 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower, a bidet, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; local, long-distance and international calls are all complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include ski-in/ski-out access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant
Room service available

Things to do

Hiking/biking trails
Mountain biking

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
In-room childcare (surcharge)
Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


Front-desk safe
No lifts

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Ski-in/ski-out access
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
TV in reception

Room amenities




Free toiletries


flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Free international calls
Free local calls
Free long-distance calls
Individually decorated
Individually furnished



Check-in between 3 PM - 11 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM. <br />This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets stay for free
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 1 per room (up to 11 lb/5 kg)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 15 per stay.

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: EUR 5 per day
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 15 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Tax ID - 05688210870.

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99 due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation. This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Villa Dorata Ragalna
  • Villa Dorata Guesthouse
  • Villa Dorata Guesthouse Ragalna

Very Good

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property is not in very good condition and needs some upkeep. The staff was very accommodating although spoke very little English. the dinner food and wine was very good. We were the only people staying at the hotel so found it strange that there was no staff on duty during the night.

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Country Gem

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Dorata. It's located in a bit of a remote area nearer to the top of Mt. Etna so a little challenging to find but certainly worth it. This inn has Sicilian charm and lots of historical pieces and yet it has been completely modernized. The real prize here was the food and service. The owner, Pietro, greeted us and we were able to purchase drinks and enjoy the full coffee bar service in a dining room with an incredible view overlooking Catania and several other smaller towns (so pretty at night!). Pietro's wife cooked all the food and it was some of the best I had in Italy. I have a gluten allergy and she totally accommodated me. The pasta with pistachios was amazing as were the ricotta tarts and all of the other foods. My husband is still raving about it. The breakfast was equally delicious with all kinds of home-baked cakes, sweets and rolls. Highly recommend this inn.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

4/5 Good

Nice location if you want to stay in Etna

This hotel is called Golden Villa Hotel on Google map, the location is close to Mt. Etna's cable car / village. It is a small hotel (more like a big house?) with a restaurant inside, but the restaurant happened to be closed on the night we stayed. Hotel staff is very friendly and like to interact with everyone and learn about different culture and language. We really enjoy her company. Hotel room is very clean but the room I stayed have a strong smell of India incense which I really don't like, the other room that my friend stayed in does not have the smell. Comfort of the bed is just average. Does not have elevator and the stairs are narrow, not good for people who have heavy or large luggage. Overall is a good place to stay, I cannot say if the price is average or pricey since I went there during low season and it was consider very cheap at the time.

Pros: Clean room, friendly staffs, free breakfast

Cons: Clean room, friendly staffs, free breakfast

Location: close to Mt Etna and the village / cable car.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Dorata a nice play near Etna skiing.

It is a nice Hotel with a friendly and family atmosphere. Helpful and quick service.

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Supernetter Gastgeber. Tolles Essen. Ruhige Lage am Ätna. Wunderbar.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

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