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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 14 November 2011

The hotel is beautiful. The views are breathtaking. The breakfast buffet was delicious and indulgent. We stayed in room #10 - the corner room with 2 terraces. If you are on a romantic/honeymoon trip, I highly recommend asking for this room. I would have given this place a perfect 5 star rating if not for a small glitch in their...

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

Dear Washington Tripadvisor user, I would like to thank you for the high mark you gave us and the excellent words commenting your recent stay at Villa Ducale. But, I must admit I was really struck by the negative impression you had when checked in. As you widely told in your review all Italy and Taormina were hit by a...

Belgium
Reviewed 12 November 2011

Everything has been said so let's focus on the particulars. We got room 16 : the one on the top, right under the roof overlooking ... absolutely everything, absolute privacy. I would get there again if I was sure I get the same room. That happy hour, you can't miss it. Simple, tasty, a relaxing atmosphere .. just feeling good....

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New Rochelle, New York
Reviewed 9 November 2011

As a frequent traveler and Tripadvisor regular it's easy to get caught up in rave reviews or rants about specific properties or regions and miss the small details and context within which we plan. Overall, Villa Ducale is nearly flawless. It's charming, intimate, comfortable, warm & welcoming. The staff is splendid and makes you feel special despite the fact that...

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

Dear friend, thank you very much for all the praises and to define the Villa Ducale as "flawless". We feel sorry about your little disappointment for the room but appreciate much that you describe it as a very confortable and clean Junior Suite with a very nice view. It is clearly described in all the Villa Ducale literature that all...

london
Reviewed 8 November 2011

My husband and I stayed for a week in October and had the most wonderful time. The staff really make this feel as if you not just staying in a hotel but as a guest at a relaxed family home. They can not do enough for you and are a wealth of knowledge about things to do according to the...

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Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We found this marvelous hotel through the Karen Brown books and were delighted to spend two nights here. Beginning with the very warm welcome, we enjoyed every minute of this lovely location. The rooms are very nice and all have an incredible view of the ocean. The hotel staff is very helpful, they provide a free shuttle to the city...

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California
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We stayed three nights at this gorgeous place, soaking in the views, enjoying the tasteful and exquisite decor, appreciating the service and the food, but most of all remembering the kindness and warmth of the owner and the staff. What a special experience!! We had the privilege of meeting Rosaria Quartucci and spending a wonderful afternoon with her--something I will...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2011

It makes the holiday when you find such a lovely hotel with a friendly atmosphere, the staff were helpful and attentive plus the food was to die for. Not to mention it having an incredible view of Scily and Etna. It was comfortable and romantic, we had a fantastic time, will definately be back next year.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2011

Every positive review that you read here on Villa Ducale is well deserved. From the moment you arrive, you’re made to feel at home by the staff. The hotel is well-decorated and the impressive spread of snacks and “welcome” drinks on the terrace sets the mood for a pampering and relaxing break. The check-in process did not even feel like...

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Oxford
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Having visited the Hotel Villa Ducale (HVD) for the fourth time in 2011, some might suggest that any review from me is bound to be tainted by personal indulgence. When our repeated visits were revealed to a rather shallow minded and cynical tourist in Taormina, he remarked “What the heck do you do here?”. Well I’ll tell you. Rather than...

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 October 2011

This Hotel, set high on a hillside far above the sea in Taoramina, is an amazing find. The staff, food, views, and rooms are all excellent. The staff that we met, Alessia, Luca, Antonio all were very professional and friendly, making us feel right at home. Our frequent waiter, Elie, took perfect care with our service and even spent time...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $291 - $978 (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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“Request a room with a view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles LDKSRK, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Design Suites have a separate living area, bedroom and bathroom. Views are to the south (away from Mt Etna).”
 of 5 bubbles G8988JQphils, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Worth paying for the sea views if available. Visit Castelmola for even higher views and a beautiful village.”
 of 5 bubbles BrianL725, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“a former villa, now in use as a hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles dennysgoossens, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Highly recommend superior room with sea view and terrace”
 of 5 bubbles sarahmY2356IN, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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