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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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  • 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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff, the service, the ambience. Nothing to complain! Was amazing and will definately recommend and return! The patio in the reception area is stunning. Our room view fantastic. The staff knew your name and room number just perfect for you to feel important. I really loved it!

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in this beautiful hotel for a family holiday having visited it previously in both 2004 and 2006. To put it directly; it had changed and not for the better. I booked the 10 night stay back in February and the hotel were made aware at that time that we were travelling with a 1.5 year old child so... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect location in wonderful town of Taormina, yet in an oasis of calm: it offers the best of both worlds with the hustle and bustle of the town contrasted with its own monastic serenity. How amazing to be able to stay in a former Monastery ( a beautiful building), steeped in history and delightful artefacts throughout the hotel. It has... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

what do you look for in a Hotel in the most touristy place in Sicily? Well I imagine you would say local atmosphere and comfort. You want to feel immersed in the local culture, traditions, aesthetics. Likewise, I want to feel comfortably and warmly served (especially given the price tag). Did I find the above at San Domenico? Well... San... 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 did take good note for the future. Best Sicilian regards, Luisa Cacopardo Assistant MAnager More

Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were welcomed by the chief doorman as we arrived: the car was instantly taken away to the garage and our bags reappeared in our room just as we got there. The reception was both hospitable and dignified but without pretense. The réception clerk accompanied us all the way to the room with explanations both patient and practical. The room... 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. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed staying with us I truly appreciate it, your comments are extremely valuable for the whole team and represent a great support in order to excel on what we care the most: our guests’ satisfaction. Offering... More

Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at the San Domenico Palace. It’s good to know that you enjoyed hotel location, views and cloister. Our goal is to provide out guest with the experience that exceed their expectations and I am sorry that you encounter few challenges during your time here. Please... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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

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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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