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Hotel Villa Ducale
Ranked #1 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

I'm sure you can get the specific details of Hotel Ducale's service and facilities by reading many of these posts.
We are fortunate to travel a lot. The best compliment I can give would be to say that if I were to run an Inn, I would want to do it exactly as they do here.

Warmth and hospitality abound!!!

Thanks to all for a special stay!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

One of the loveliest aspects of Taormina is the view over the sea and Mt. Etna. Villa Ducale is perfectly situated for this. We've never stayed in a hotel with such amazing views. The view from the restaurant was a constant delight.
We stayed in Suite no. 2 with our adult daughter, (who has special needs), from 2-6th March. The suite was spacious, comfortable and charmingly decorated. We had a balcony with table & chairs and a view down to the sea and across to mainland Italy, which we enjoyed. There was also a private sunny terrace with table & chairs to the front.
The breakfast was the best we've had in Italy and we enjoyed the complimentary Sicilian tapas in the evening before dinner. Dinner was good enough that we ate in the hotel all four nights. Our daughter's conservative tastes were catered for with no problem.
The staff were a brilliant team: They made us & our daughter very welcome: Nothing was too much trouble.
The hotel is above Taormina, which can be reached by a 20-25 minute walk down steps, by the hotel's free shuttle bus or on the local buses which stop just by the hotel. A 5 minute walk brings you to the Saracen Castle and the little church of Madonna Rocca.
While we were there, many of the hotels in Taormina were closed until Easter, but Villa Ducale was well occupied with guests from all over the world: from the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, the US and China and Italians - it's always as good sign when a hotel is patronised by the home team!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Just returned from a perfect stay at Vlla Ducale. The location is stunning - above the main town of Taormina overloking the bay and Mount Etna. We were told there are 600+ steps down to the sea which we walked down (and up) several times during our week long stay. The hotel does offer a frequent free shuttle service down to the town which is better way of makng the trip when it is dark in the evenings.
Our room was beautiful, with a small outside terrace overlooking the bay. What really makes this a special place though is the staff, so welcoming and attentive without being intrusive - especially Santi on the front desk. We were made to feel as though we were the only guests they had ever cared for. We will be returning to this little gem!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

From the first welcoming cocktail, you know this place is different. Yes it is beautiful and yes it sits high above the plain with a clear view of Mount Etna ... fantastic enough. But the sense of dedication and care that the staff offers is in another realm altogether. They envelope you in their world and you won't want to leave. The food prepared onsite is wonderful and imagine eating on a beautiful evening watching the lava flow from the volcano. You know you want to go ... do it now.

Room Tip: Rooms in the main building with small patios are a good bet. But its all good.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

one of the most scenic hotels in italy.a true gem with excellent service especially paolo at the front desk and friendly sagar with the shuttle.the lobby with the views down to the bay is perfect with a nice bar.excellent breakfast. a true gem

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Address: via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range: $320 - $740 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Ducale 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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Ducale Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily

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