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San Domenico Palace Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

...was enough the recognize the quality of this hotel. First of all the location, it is perfect, nested in the cliff of Taormina you get extraordinary views from most of the rooms, the gardens and the restaurants. Additionally you are very near Taormina Center (3 minute walk to the main street). We ate at the 2 michelin stars restaurant, which... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just spent a week at the San Domenico Palace. Reception staff were lovely, very helpful and courteous. Our room was lovely and big with a comfortable bed. The bathroom however was quite small and needed updating. The first morning there was a horrible sewage type smell when I turned the taps on. The shower curtain was very old and really... More

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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 further more that you had enjoyed our buffet breakfast and garden. Nevertheless, we have read carefully your remarks about your bad experience by... More

Porth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Reception ..Perfect, most obliging, helpful, very informative Well done All Pool Great no problem relaxing staff very helpful Breakfast. Superb Staff Welcoming Obliging and very helpful Bar as you would expect in a 5 star hotel ROOMS Our expectation of a 5 star hotel was totally dashed when there was only 1 hard backed table chair to sit on and... More

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

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your review about your stay at the San Domencio Palace,and for the special mention regarding our pool attendant, breakfast staff and bar services, They will be very happy to know it. .We believe all our guests need to be treated to the little things that make a difference. Regarding the wi-fi... More

sanctuary cove
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel lives up to its name. It is a palace. Everything about it, starting with the position with views to live for, is perfect. You are right in the midst of Taormina but you wouldn't know it. Spend the little extra and take a junior suite - they are in gorgeous positions and have terraces stretching out towards the... More

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

Dear Jane S Thank you so much for your amazing comments regarding your stay with us at the San Domenico Palace we really appreciate them. I would like to give you a small present … a poem wrote many years ago from a Nomad that had an inspiration in our garden: “ Her garden of memory: Here, in this sunny... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is beautiful. The location is exceptional. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable. We had a great time, except... Anything related to technology is absolutely awful. Four examples: 1. Internet costs are very high. And at this level of hotel, shouldn't this be included? 2. Internet keeps disconnecting and is very slow. 3. TV system in room is unbelievably... More

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

Dear Guest, let us thank you for your feedback and nice comments you had write on Trip Advisor. Positive and negative comments are very important for us because they let us known something more of our hotel. I apologize for the internet service, we are already on this matter and we do hope to welcome you back with more convenience... More

Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a stunning place!lovely rooms with beautiful sea views, beautiful pool, friendly and attentive staf, great breakfast and location☺😊😀 everything is great and we would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat! Pricey but worth every penny

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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 amazing 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 further more that you had enjoyed our buffet breakfast and Staff . Thank you again and best Sicilian regards, we hope to welcome... More

London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third stay in four years is as perfect as ever in this truly unique hotel. The staff cannot do enough to help, the calm ambience reigns at all times and the location is great - just a stone's throw from the bustling town centre the other side of the courtyards and monastery gate. The staff at reception, restaurant and... More

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

Dear Rob & Hillary W., What lovely comments, thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed our location and especially our service at San Domenico Palace. Our team are all thrilled to receive this wonderful and very encouraging feed back and they were delighted to be able to make a difference.Thank you for your preference, we hope it wont be... More

Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is amazing. Very well located, just few steps from Corso Umberto, the main street. The ambience of the hotel is great, as well as the staff. Room was large and very well cleaned every day. The atrium is a great place to have some drinks at sunset. I strongly recommend San Domenico!

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you have enjoyed our location and especially you loved our cloister bar We look forward to welcoming you back to the San Domencio Palace Hotel again soon. Best Regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

London
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are paying close to 9,000 euros for 8 nights for two interconnecting rooms for two adults and three kids. This is not by any means cheap, but is consistent with top level hotels in beautiful Mediterranean places. We arrived at 10pm after a long days travelling from London, with 3 exhausted kids. No driveway or doorman. But reception arranged... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Location in Taormina is great with a large beautiful garden and a beautiful view. However, It's and old monastery, they could have done something amazing, they just left it like that. The rooms (beds & Bathrooms ) aren't palace standards, and 9 Euros per day per device for 256mb internet is an insult. Food and drinks are expensive.

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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 comments and precious suggestion on our services. We are glad that you spent some pleasant moment in Taormna and in our garden. We do hope to welcome you back and better serve you in the future. Best regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

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Address: Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — San Domenico Palace Hotel 5*
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Also Known As:
Palazzo San Domenico Taormina
Palazzo San Domenico Hotel Taormina
San Domenico Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily

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A LUXURY 5-STAR HOTEL ON THE EAST COAST OF SICILY The San Domenico Palace Hotel sits in a truly magnificent setting that has attracted people from ancient times. A luxury 5-star hotel in an ancient Dominican monastery, it has views over Mount Etna and Taormina Bay on the east coast of Sicily not far from Messina. Countless famous writers, artists and composers, came here to savour this unique spot at the very tip of Italy. ... more   less 
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