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San Domenico Palace Hotel

#13 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is beautiful but wow is EVERYTHING expensive. Internet = 9 euros a day, per device! For as much as the accommodations are, you would like to think that WiFi would be free. Drinks at the pool = 15 euros each! They are even more expensive in the lobby area at night.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is almost typical for the Hotels in Italy.. Service always needs some improvement.. Very well kept ancient monestry... Perfect location.. Wonderful view of the city of Taormina.. All attractions are at walking distance.. One of the best choices in the town.. The Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels but does fulfill the usual service standarts..

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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel has great heritage and offers amazing views, but the management should wake up and try to live up to the expectations of nowadays travellers, especially when paying almost 700EUR/night for a suite. If it weren't for a couple of the staff members and the building, I would star it as an average hotel. It really is a shame... More 

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Nesconset, New York
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7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just left today after a three night stay. First of all, the location is perfect! We drove in a rented car from Catania airport ( that was an experience!). A very nice police officer lead us to the hotel upon arrival to the town. Our room was overlooking the gardens.. Beautiful! We did not eat in the hotel - there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A converted monastery became a 5 star hotel. Very palatial yet still has a cozy feeling. The grounds are spectacular and the view of Mt.Etna and the Mediterranean Sea are breathtaking. ( all from a balcony while sipping wine). The breakfast is extensive and presented in a ballroom. You may sit inside or again enjoy the views from the terrace.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed the moment we arrived with this truly stunning hotel which was a former monastery. Everything from the beautiful architecture, stunning court yards, fantastic pool area, wonderful food and truly magnificent views made this one of the most exceptional hotels we have stayed in, and we have stayed in many of these 'Leading hotels of the world' chain.... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, “Fantastic and thank you for a 1st class holiday.” What should I tell you more than thank you! I am very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel. We really appreciate the comments that we receive from our guests. Thank you for the special mention about our staff (gardener, restaurant, front office ecc.) service... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property has other-wordly charm. It is like staying in a museum with magnificent art at every turn. Everything about it is on grand scale. The attentive service, the central location, the manicured gardens, the sumptuous breakfast --- all wonderful. We were graciously upgraded to a room with a breath-taking view of the sea, for which I will be ever-grateful.... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and to recommend San Domenico Palace to future travellers. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed staying with us and especially that you have written “It is like staying in a museum with magnificent art at every turn". It is wonderful... More 

Roscommon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This former monastery has been transformed into a five star hotel without losing any of the charm of the original building. The staff are wonderful, so helpful and well informed about restaurants, tours etc. The food is very good with one of t he restaurants having a Michelin star, the same chef oversees both restaurants in the hotel. The beauty... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your beautiful and precious review especially on our two Michelin Starred Restaurant we are glad you had enjoyed it. I will personally forward your nice comment to Cristina and the rest of our team. We do hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this trip rather last minute and I'm not sure this hotel would have been our top choice otherwise. We chose the hotel primarily due to its location. Starting with the positives, there is no doubt the hotel is in a fab location within the town centre and its cliff top position offers great views. The cocktails in the... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the San Domenico. We are very sorry that our Hotel did not matched your taste and especially our buffet breakfast. As you have written our Swimming pool isn’t so big and it isn’t only for children therefore we have to take care of all our clients. The... More 

Ashland, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So close to the main drag, but the gardens and view over the sea are so stunning I didn't want to go anywhere else! Rooms are widely spaced but good sized and well maintained. Breakfast buffet the best I have ever seen, with prompt coffee service. Front desk staff uneven but Santi and Adriana can do anything (with a smile).

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your amazing review. We are very satisfied to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at San Domencio Palace Hotel .It is wonderful to read that Santi and Adriana provided you with excellent customer service throughout your stay. We will be sure to pass along the compliments to them we greatly appreciated and I... More 

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