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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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Ranked #16 of 88 hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So... have never choosed the hotel with Leading Hotels of the World, because as rule using the hotels just as a B and B ( because of have a wish to see the country but not spend all day at the hotel). But this time we have decided just to have a good calm rest. So that choosed that hotel.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have recently stayed at the San Domenico and whilst it is a beautiful hotel and setting it is definitely not worthy of its 5 star status. The hotel is lovely, the staff apart from one of the gentleman on reception are very efficient and courteous but the rest of the hotel leaves a lot to be desired. I have... More

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Corbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very pleased with our choice of hotel. Its location is convenient for the sights of Taormina but it is also a haven of peace from the bustle of the town. We had booked a deluxe family room with sea view and large terrace from which we could also see Etna. Service was professional, efficient but also friendly. The... 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, I am glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel.It isa always a pleasure for us to receive sucha a nice from our guests. Thank you for the special mention regarding our pool attentand, he will be very... More

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An elegant hotel in a great location. To me the location is better than the Timeo (where you have to beat your way through the throngs of people going to or departing a concert at the Teatro Greco). It is easy to enjoy Taormina from San Domenico Palace. You can access the town out the front gate and retreat from... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing such an helpfull review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed the hotel and particularly that you found our bar tender exceptional so friendly .We believe all our guests need to be treated to the little things that make a difference. Reagarding the Wi-Fi ,we are working to have it free, in all the... More

Chicago, IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You are transported in time to a gentle, quiet, elegant time. We loved the character of this old monestery turned hotel. It is higher priced than most sicilian hotels, but it's Taormina and touristy, so it's expected. Having said that, it's beautiful and grand and elegant. We loved the panoramic view from our quaint room, enjoyed breakfast on the hotel... More

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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 that “you was transported into a gentle elegant time. We hope, it wont be long, until you return to see us again. Best Sicilian Regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel last week and found it to be very nice and comfortable with excellent staff except for reception staff who didn't seem to be able to understand what you were enquiring about. Breakfast was excellent but generally food and drinks are overpriced.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing such a nice review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed the hotel and particularly that you found our breakfast excellent, we are very sorry for the reception staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to the San Domencio Palace Hotel again soon. Sincerely Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real luxury hotel, very quiet, very expensive.. The only problem was the wifi.. I payed 5000 Eur / room for 9 nights and I had to pay extra 9 Eur / day x 2 for the internet which was a very bad one with a very poor connection.. The food was also very good but very expensive. A lounch... 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 the impression wrote on Trip Advisor. Comments like yours go a long way in helping us to understand what we're doing right, as well as opportunities for improvement. Thank you again and best regards. Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the San Domenico Palace Hotel, this time with the children. It's relaxed, understated, slightly faded style exudes peace and tranquility. Everything works (except the internet during part of our stay!) in a way that makes for a wonderful holiday. Taormina is a bustling place full of interest which makes the San Domenico the perfect... 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 positive review of your recent visit to San Domencio Palace. We are so happy to hear that you find our hotel “relaxed, understated, slightly faded style exudes peace and tranquility”.It is really like you have written. We are happy that you will choose us again. Best regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Dominica is one of the most beautiful hotels we've stated in. The view of Taromina is fabulous. The food, rooms, staff & romantic ambience made our trip a most memorable one. This was our 3rd time staying at this hotel. It's a very special place & we will return.

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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 writing regarding your stay at the San Domenico. Your remarks are wonderful we really appreciate them. It is pleasant to know that was your third stay with us and you like the accommodations, the food and staff. We truly believe that our staff brings an excellent service and we feel proud of this.... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two hotels in Taormina that we would recommend and this was our first choice. The San Domenico Palace is a former monastery parts of which date back to the 14th century. It stands at the Western end of the upper area of Taormina with fantastic views from the front over the sea and towards Etna. The public areas... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this spectacular review. I am glad we exceeded your expectations and provided you with an amazing experience. We are very glad that you had the time to enjoy our garden, the ancient furniture that we are proud to save jealously and the entire property. Sincerely 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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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#6 Business Hotel in Taormina #11 Luxury Hotel in Taormina #16 Family Hotel in Taormina
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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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