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San Domenico Palace Hotel

#17 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
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    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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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautifully restored mediaeval monastery perched on the cliffs at the edge of the chic, classy little town of Taormina. This place has gorgeous interiors incorporating many original features, elegant grounds and gardens, exceptional restaurants and some of the best views in the world. High quality, well trained staff deliver a genuine 5 star experience.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I treated my husband to a birthday stay in this hotel, for just 1 night, and it was worth every euro! The building itself is stunning, and it is brimming over with beautiful art, sculptures, gardens, views etc. At times we felt as if we were visiting an art gallery, or museum and not staying in a hotel. Service throughout... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were due to stay at the San domenico palace for our honeymoon from September 9th 2015 for 11 nights,only to be told last weekend that the HOTEL had cancelled our honeymoon stay with them because somebody far more important than us and all the other guests staying at the hotel wanted to book the entire hotel out to themselves!!!!!!!!... More 

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

Dear Mark O, We would like to inform you and Trip Advisor readers, that is not our custom to cancel the reservation confirmed (especially Honeymoon). After an investigation, with our reservation department, we can replay to you that in March we received a request from an UK Travel Agency for your stay and we did reply that booking was not... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bedroom was very warm. Called for assistance but did room temperature was very uncomfortable. pool was very difficult to access the stairs into the pool. Lobby was warm. There was nowhere to sit for a cool drink. Breakfast was great. Staff very helpful and pleasant to make travel arrangements

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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 some aspect of you stay with us, and I would like to express my apologies for the unusual temperature of this hot Summer. In our Hotel if you wish to drink and have a cool... More 

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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel,old rustic & full of character,lovely staff & oustsanding service!maid service twice day also! It's ideally situated just off centre of town surrounded by cafes & excellent eating places for all tastes! A must visit place! It has excellent gardens and if can request a sea view room which is perfect!

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

Dear Peter C., Thank you so very much for taking the time to review The San Domencio Palace Hotel and you for your extensive compliments toward our team; which I have shared with each and every one of them. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regard Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More 

Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed nine days at the San Domenico and attended two performances of the opera festival at the Greek theatre: a memorable experience. The reservations were arranged by the concierge. The San Domenico is a beautiful and well run place. Our room was beautifully furnished with a huge covered terrace. Breakfast is very good and so is lunch by the... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you the time you have spent to write a review on Trip Advisor. It is so beautiful to ear that you definitely will return to us. Thank you so much again. Sincerely Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is utterly beautiful, and unspoiled by modern or contemporary adjustments to facilities. The timeless charm is reflected in the architecture, long corridors and huge windows and terraces that command unique views across the gardens and sea views. Wherever your eyes rest, there is something beautifully authentic and historical and Sicilian to see. We stayed for two weeks in... 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 loved our antiques and that our staff provided you with a great service. Thank you again and best Sicilian... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liken this hotel to the English sandwich spread called Marmite - it has good and bad points. We experienced both views on this hotel. Firstly, check in: this was very efficient with valet parking and a member of reception taking you to the room and explaining everything. Luggage arrived quickly so a good impression to start with. However, the... 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 some aspect of you stay with us, but in the other hand I am very satisfy to ear that our staff provide you with a great service. Regarding the Wi-Fi service I can announce that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in and the staff was very nice and helpful. The lady that walked us up to our room gave us a lot of information. The ONE thing that she should have told us that would have been substantially helpful was about the Mosquitos (hence my 3 stars). There was a sign with small writing hanging on the window... 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 write about your stay at the San Domenico, your feedback is incredibly important to us and our team as we recognise we can only improve if we truly listen to what our guests are saying about us. I am happy to read that you enjoyed our location, the quality and variety... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is extremely professional. For the high pricing Hotel needs updating. Also a major problem with bees. Could not sit at the pool or eat alfresco. Rooms with sea view are very large and comfortable.

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