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San Domenico Palace Hotel

#14 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
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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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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very special hotel, in a wonderful area. We were very lucky to be able to stay in this hotel for 7 nights in March. The rooms are large and spacious, and it has the most amazing gardens, overlooking the bay. There is such a feeling of peace in this hotel, that we excepted to see monks gliding along the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elegant old-world charm. Beautiful grounds, rooms and a view to match. Excellent service and friendly staff, anticipated our every need and saved a very bad travel day for our family! Make the San Dom part of your visit to beautiful Taurmina.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This luxurious hotel is set in an old monastery and is extremely well preserved. The rooms are traditional and have incredible views over the coast and the crystalline sea. The whole experience was extremely romantic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had the enormous luck of staying one week in this marvelous Hotel. With me, a group of 25 Americans and we all cannot praise this Hotel enough. From the first moment we entered the door of this ancient Domenican Monastery, we all felt like home. A warm welcome from the outstanding staff of the Reception that went out... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one classic 5 star hotel, we had a double site that overlloked the mediterranean sea,absolutely breath taking views. The service was outstanding and the staff exceptional. Any time we had a question , request , or wanted a recommendation the staff went overboard to accommodate especially Santi Roggio . The food was outstanding , drinks excellent, we always... More 

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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 that you enjoyed your stay with us at San Domenico Palace, furthermore that you loved to stay in front of our fireplace drinking a nightcup . It is wonderful to read that all our staff provided you with excellent customer service throughout your stay and... More 

Wiltshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A classic old style hotel in a wonderful location offering outstanding service and food. My only criticisms were a rather clunky TV system and the charges for wifi. At over £350 per night the media system could be better and wifi should certainly be free. Otherwise, we loved it and will go again.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your nice comments regarding your stay with us at the San Domenico Palace we really appreciate them. We are glad to ear that you spent same unforgettable moment with us. We hope to upgrade our Tv and Wi-Fi System soon. Thank you again and best Sicilian regards. Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More 

Florence, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is NOT a five star hotel. upon arrival there is no one at the gate of the hotel to accept your luggage and car. If it is raining the "five star guest" has to walk in the rain to the hotel to find someone with an umbrella to assist! the food in the bar and room service is totally... More 

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

Dear Guest, Following the review forwarded to Trip Advisor regarding your holiday spent at the San Domenico Palace, we have read carefully your remarks about the presumed lack of services which seemed disappointing and we will take good note of them for the future. I am very surprice regarding the club sandwich that is very good, special and big. Best... More 

New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is one of my favorite hotels in the world, hands down. I think it's the only one I've ever gone out of my way to go back to, and by that I mean, planned a trip around coming back to. It took 12 years, but it's a long trip. The rooms and public spaces are stunning, the bar is... More 

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

Dear Mrs Beatrix, Thank you for sharing your amazing review. I am very satisfied to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at San Domencio Palace and further more that you had planned to come back and stay with us after 12 years. So Amazing! It is wonderful to read that all our staff provided you with excellent customer service... More 

Kingston, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

my wife, son and I stayed for three nights and found it beautiful, serene and luxurious. this is truly a palace and the management and staff were very accomodating. Don't miss it given that it could make your stay in Sicily unforgettable.

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

Dear Mr.Robert, Thank you so much for your comments regarding your stay with us at the San Domenico Palace we really appreciate them. We are glad to ear that you spent same unforgettable moment with us and further more that you had enjoyed our team. I hope to welcome you and your family back at the San Domenico Palace. Best... More 

Shanghai
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. Everything that I love in a hotel....tradition, quality, staff attentiveness, and great views. The breakfast buffet was also exceptional! This is the type of place were great service just happens to magically appear. Little things are also nice like Christmas cookies in the room. However, there are still a number of things that were... More 

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