We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Villa Ducale

Travellers' Choice award winner
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$187*
US$182*
US$187*
US$182*
US$187*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Villa Ducale
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,952 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Villa Ducale
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,561: English reviews
Mauritius
Reviewed 19 January 2012

We picked this hotel after reading other reviews. and everything we had read proved to be true. The staff and service were outstanding and the food was amazing. It was the first time we had used a half board service and had thought we would probably go into Taormina to eat in the evening a couple of times, we didn't...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank daren l
London
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Me and my partner stayed here in August for a few days and saw Etna erupt from the hotels magnificent balcony. We enjoyed our stay but felt the hotel was overpriced and certain aspects didn't reflect the price charged (ie. the bathroom - some mould on the walls and dated fittings). The hotel felt quite stuffy despite attentive service and...

 Report
Helpful?
18Thank Katie_88London
VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear guests, thank you for writing a review about your stay with us. I feel quite surprised about what you say; we have checked the room and bathroom and found no mould in it . We have not had any complain by any other guest for the room you stayed in, I apologize if you had any inconvenience in any...

Nyons, France
Reviewed 6 January 2012

We preferred the Carlotta although I have no complaints and we even slept with our door open to our balcony at night while we watched the sea.....the service at the Carlotta for us was beyond superb where here we were given some bad reco's for dinner (overpriced bad food). The food at the hotel is good and the breakfasts were...

 Report
Helpful?
7Thank Anna D
New Jersey
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Everything was perfect! Our rooms were great with wonderful views. The food was so delicious we ate dinner there most nights! The staff was so helpful and friendly. When i visit again I will be staying at Hotel Villa Ducale!! Thank You!!

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank rbrNewJersey
Edina, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Very helpful staff, lovely views, fabulous food. HIghly recommended.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank pamc43031
Yorkshire
Reviewed 7 December 2011

From the welcoming drink when we arrived to the tearful goodbyes on departure our stay at the Hotel Villa Ducale could not have been bettered. After a long hard year we had treated ourselves to a suite for our 10 day stay and didn't regret the decision. Other reviewers have commented that these lack the view of Etna which is...

 Report
Helpful?
6Thank sleepingwolf
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 December 2011

This was our second stay at Villa Ducale, and certainly not the last one. Again, everything was perfect from A to Z. Even towards the end of a long season, the staff is very friendly, attentive, and helpful, the food is delicious (and there's plenty of it - breakfast as well as complimentary buffet nibbles in the afternoon and before...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Tasha_011
Scarsdale, New York
Reviewed 27 November 2011

Not only the property is beatifullt located amd decorated, with amazing views from the rooms and the terrace, but what is memorable from this hotel, atop Taormina is the quality and variety of the food, and the attentiveness of the service. Everybody speaks excellent english, theywent out of their way to make us feel wellcome, and tomhelp maxiize our visit....

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Gabriel080
VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear friends, a special GRAZIE for your very nice review and the high marks you gave to us. You understood perfectly our philosophy: first come the guests' satisfaction and wellbeing then the hotel revenue which of course make us exist ! Warmest regards, Hotel Villa Ducale staff and management

Dundalk, Ireland
Reviewed 25 November 2011

My husband and I stayed here in Sept '09 and have never stayed anywhere like it since. It was without a doubt the most romantic location and the view from our room was outstanding! We were served a welcome drink on arrival and met the lovely staff who catered to our every need. Our room was beautiful and had everything...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Roogirl83
VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear guests, what a wonderful surprise to hear again from you after your stay in 2009 and realise how fresh and beautiful is still your souvenir of Villa Ducale. We simply want to thank you for the beautiful review you wrote and assure we are waiting for your coming back with our arms and heart open to you ! Warmest...

Guernsey
Reviewed 17 November 2011

The staff demonstrate their passion by personal attention. We were offered a welcoming drink, our room was very comfortable, the bathroom immaculate and well-stocked, and the views from our room of Taormina, particularly at night, are superb. Meals are taken on the terrace which is open; if it is cool clear plastic "walls" are let down and heaters turned on,...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Lawnturtle

1,441 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (923)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (198)
Viewed
Room/Suite (163)
Viewed
Dining (133)
Viewed
View from Room (104)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (15)
Viewed
3:51
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (301)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (406)
Viewed
Deluxe Suite (PRE-RENOVATION) (41)
Viewed
Double Classic Room with Courtyard View (43)
Viewed
Double Classic Room with Sea View (51)
Viewed
Double Superior Room with Sea View (62)
Viewed
Jacuzzi & Sun Deck (19)
Viewed
Junior Suite (63)
Viewed
Dining (50)
Viewed
The Hotel (77)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (112)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (75)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Other (5)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taormina hotels
1.1 km away
Hotel Villa Belvedere
Hotel Villa Belvedere
#5 of 88 in Taormina
1,698 reviews
0.9 km away
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
#3 of 88 in Taormina
791 reviews
1.7 km away
Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
San Domenico Palace Hotel
0.5 km away
Hotel Taodomus
Hotel Taodomus
#4 of 88 in Taormina
842 reviews
1.8 km away
Atahotel Capotaormina
Atahotel Capotaormina
#13 of 88 in Taormina
1,058 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
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: $310 - $866 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Ducale 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Villa Ducale reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ducale Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Villa Ducale staff and other travellers.
18 questions
Ask a question
Lancaster, South Carolina
Chicago, Illinois
16 days ago
Henderson, Nevada
4 months ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
7 months ago

See all questions (18)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Villa Ducale staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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.”
P5676IUtimothyc, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The new Villa Suites are stunning!!!”
Teenie1027, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Relax and enjoy the wonderful hospitality in a magnificent hotel, beautiful setting and”
markgE8428SF, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 10 and 12”
460MikeB460, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$182* /night
View Deal
Expedia.comUS$182
Booking.comUS$187
PricelineUS$187
View all 11 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates