we came here because of tripadvisor reviews and were delighted with our stay. the hotel is small and not particularly glitzy and things like eating late aren't that easy although they kindly provided some pasta when we arrived (the UK flights arrive quite late). However, the service is quite wonderful: welcoming, thoughtful (the codes for our WIFI were provided without us even having to ask ). Breakfast lovely and recommendations for restaurants and activities very helpful. Dinner very much home cooking (and that's lovely too). The hotel is a little way above the town itself, so you can't walk to local bars/restaurants, although they have a useful shuttle service. That perhaps meant that the teenagers we were with couldn't strike out on their own as easily - which may be a good or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. We had a hire car which was useful. The only slight niggle I had was over the bathrooms - we had one of those showers in a bath, and really i prefer a separate or stand alone one (having once had a nasty fall climbing over the edge of the bath...) . lighting over basin not great either. But these for us are pretty minor issues - I'm just trying to give you a full picture of what is a lovely place. nb lots of stairs too -
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Ducale Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily