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Hotel Villa Ducale

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hotel Villa Ducale is perched high on the hills of Taormina overlooking the Ionian Sea below and Mount Etna to the right, so you can imagine the sort of views you get from this hotel. Ducale is not far from the town centre but it is not easily accessible either as the hotel is at the top, while the town...

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Driving up the circuitous mountain,one hairpin turn after the next, the weather cold and rainy, I wasn't in the best of moods. Finally we saw the sign for Villa Ducale, breathed a sigh of relief and were rewarded by the most incredible views from the prime spot of the the hotel's dining room, all open to the sea. Hot coffee...

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Lynn, we feel overwhelmed by your review and are so proud to read your beautiful words! Villa Ducale is a special place for special people; it's a luxury sicilian chic villa converted into a boutique hotel but basically it's a "casa" where you receive a top level service but at the same time you can truly feel at home....

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a beautiful hotel and location, with excellent dining and very good service. Thanks Manuel and Santina for an excellent send-off dinner. The room was gorgeous, with splendid views of the Ionian and Etna. We will return!

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Santo, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will come back soon. Ciao from Manuele and Santina

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great location, spectacular view of the city Taormina, Mount Etna and surrounding area. Wonderful Staff, helpful, friendly, the best in Sicily. The Villa is nice with large rooms, bathroom and nice balcony. Food was great. We loved our stay. Fantastic! Thank you!

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Liudmilla, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Villa Ducale, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back soon. Kind regards Paolo

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is a charming boutique hotel, high up the mountain with gorgeous views of the sea and Mt Etna. The service was extraordinary - helpful, warm, friendly and knowledgeable- recommending restaurants and providing great advice on getting around. Lovely restaurant and great bar. Special thanks to the manager, Paolo, for taking the time and making the effort to find...

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Friends, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Villa Ducale, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Come and see us again soon, there's a chilled glass of Macallan is waiting for you on the terrace. Ciao Paolo

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a great time at Villa Ducale, the best breakfast and room view, above the greek theatre, the sea and in front of Etna and The staff was super nice, helpful and prompt. The hotel is very nicely taken care of, all details are taken into account. The location is amazing, above and away from Taormina's traffic but the...

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Mariaelena, thank you for your fantastic review. Villa Ducale is located high up in the quite residential area of Taormina, where you can enjoy astonishing views of the sea, Etna and the strait of Messina which are popular since mythological times. all the best Paolo

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An outstanding experience and wonderful beginning to our visit to Italy. The staff and accommodations could not have been better. Starting every morning off with a wonderful breakfast and a view that is the best in Sicily. Mt. Etna even cooperated one night a glowed red. Four stars!

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Susan, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the views, tastes and memories of Taormina will stay with you throughout the long winter months. Ciao Paolo

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our rooms were lovely- nicely decorated, very clean with beautiful views. The beds were very comfortable. The staff & service were wonderful from the minute we arrived until the day we left. Anything we needed they took care of. The morning breakfast buffet was beyond expectations. The food was wonderful. Complementary shuttle service from the hotel down into town. I...

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear friends, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will come back soon. Please tell your friends, if they are as nice as you then we'd love to meet them too! Ciao Paolo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the view and location, quiet and tranquile. The free shuttle to the city center compensates the distance. Very nice view in both the common areas and our room, which has a small lovely terrace facing Mar Jónico and "Italy". It also has a comfortable living room. The whole staff friendly and diligent. Very good experience.

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Rosario, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you will come back soon. All the best Paolo

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Villa Ducale began with welcome wine, a stunning view from the dining room, and a complete orientation to the hotel and Taormina. Our room had a balcony with a view of Etna, and we enjoyed watching the changing light and changing clouds over the mountain. Throughout our stay we received extremely attentive service, for the room, in...

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Friends, We are thrilled that you had such a relaxing time. Come back in October and Etna will be waiting for you. Ciao Paolo

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Taormina Hotel Villa Ducale is small luxury boutique hotel perched in an elevated position above the centre of Taormina km 1,3) commanding a unique outstanding view over the Mediterranean sea and Mount Etna.Our hotel,member of HIP hotels, is incredibly pretty, with flowers and colours adorning every angle, and a view to die for.Every bedroom is individually designed with the highest attention to detail, furnished with great taste in a mix of Sicilian traditional and Italian design contemporary style, each has its own private panoramic terrace or balcony.The hotel is able to offer a variety of personalised services, such as cooking lessons, wine tasting and tailor made meals, special romantic candle-lit dinners which can be arranged easily with the super friendly staff.Eleven Double rooms and six suites with full aminities and free wi-fi connection.Free shuttle to center and the beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Ducale

Address: via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: $307 - $867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Ducale 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Ducale Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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“all have excellent views; all are different; all are quiet.”
Charlotte1953, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get the rooms with views of Mt. Etna. We were lucky to there during a time of eruption, and the view from our room as well as from the hotel's dining room were magnificent.”
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“The new Villa Suites are stunning!!!”
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