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San Domenico Palace Hotel

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

San Domenico is a grand hotel which emerged from a former monastery. The lengthy history of the facility does not impede its modern amenities--equal to any luxury hotel. The restaurant and bar staff are top-notch and our meals were impeccable. The location is perfect ( though slightly difficult to locate on first try). We had a view over the sea...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I was told this was one of the most prestigious hotels in Europe .. and it was. An old monastery with history. This hotel is like a museum. There is amazing artwork everywhere. Our room was spacious .. beautiful terrace and views. I was so impressed with the artwork in this hotel that I asked the front desk for more...

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2Thank Sandra B
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The hotel is a converted monastery with huge corridors and massive public rooms. The location was convenient but still hills had to be climbed to get to the main street. Our room which overlooked the ocean was reasonable but impractically furnished. We could not leave the window open because of mosquitoes and midges. The bathroom, was small but the basin...

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Berlin
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The San Domenico has certainly seen its best years. I have rarely seen a palace/cloister hotel with such vast and historic lobby areas, but what a pity the coloring and the furniture are so outdated. I am not speaking of antiques but of the sitting areas: Sofas, easychairs, all at least 60 years old. When you sit down, it feels...

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 November 2016

San Domenico Palace A huge palace that has enjoyed many lives. Once a lavish residence, later a monastery and now a luxury resort. Great location perched near the edge of the cliff, the patio views include the Greco Theater and Mt Etna. An outstanding garden in the rear overlooking the pool is private and peaceful. The property is beautifully maintained...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Very nice hotel on the place of the old monastery - smell of Middle Ages and Bourgeois Aristocrates. Convenient location. The benevolent staff. Cozy garden. But November is month of rains and off-season, when in rooms not rather warmly

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wayne, nj
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Lovely hotel that was previously a monastery. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Service was terrific. We stayed in November which was quieter then their busy months, but we enjoyed that. Food at breakfast was plentiful and one of our best meals was in the hotel restaurant. Location is perfect to walking to shops and other restaurants. Would definitely stay here...

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stayed for two weeks in early November. Have never stayed in a five star hotel in any country before so was expecting a lot. Negatives first - the smallest room we have EVER stayed in, in any hotel, ever. It was originally a monk's cell I suppose, but even so. The worst electric supply ever, in any hotel we...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed well out of peak season and our room was heavily discounted as a result I think. It also means that the hotel was extremely quiet, and but for a large conference of Canadians, would have been practically empty. That is not a reflection on the hotel - but there may be bargains in the shoulder months. The good:...

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I'm so happy to be returning to this amazing wonderful establishment again for the second time with my friends Mr. Ronald Coupland and Señor. Andres Moreno Cordoba . But this time I get to bring my girlfriend Debbie with me. As I had only had recently started a relationship with her on my last visit April 2015. All I've done...

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A LUXURY 5-STAR HOTEL ON THE EAST COAST OF SICILY The San Domenico Palace Hotel sits in a truly magnificent setting that has attracted people from ancient times. A luxury 5-star hotel in an ancient Dominican monastery, it has views over Mount Etna and Taormina Bay on the east coast of Sicily not far from Messina. Countless famous writers, artists and composers, came here to savour this unique spot at the very tip of Italy. ... more   less 

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Address: Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: $369 - $992 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — San Domenico Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Palazzo San Domenico Taormina
Palazzo San Domenico Hotel Taormina
San Domenico Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily
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