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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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    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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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 1 week 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

Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful hotel and the grounds are very beautiful. I had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay here. If I return to Taormina I would stay here again. It is also in a perfect location for Taormina, situated quite centrally, yet very peaceful. Having breakfast was also a good experience, seated on a terrace covered in pretty flowers... More

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

Dear Guest, we really appreciate your nice comments regarding your stay with us at the San Domenico Palace. We are glad to ear that you spent same unforgettable moment with you further more that you had appreciated our snacks by the Cloister Bar . Thank you again and best Sicilian regards. Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just come back from one week in room 356, which was just wonderful - it has a little balcony and the most perfect view over the bay and the Teatro Greco. It's a very good sized room, great bathroom which looked new, and I also loved the storage space in the room. The location of the hotel is... More

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

Dear Cresta_RU, Many thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor and for choosing San Domenico Palace. It goes without saying we cant wait for you to return as you can always consider our hotel your home away from home. Kind regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bed and breakfast at the hotel is fine.good location and pleasant rooms.BUT unless you are happy to pay 65 euros a pop for overcooked fish or tough steak or cold greasy veal cutlets served at a snails pace by erratic waiters with the attention span of a three year old child we would suggest that you give the restaurant a... 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 you had written on Trip Advisor. We are very sorry that your experience in our restaurant did not matched your expectation. I can assure you that this is not the standard at the San Domenico Palace Hotel, therefore the issues have been addressed and corrective actions have been taken. Sincerely Luisa... More

Rome, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best stay I have ever lived in my life! Every thing means excellent quality, from the rooms to the kitchen, from the elegant hospitality to the perfect services and, last but not least, the enchanting location with his unmatched history.

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

Dear Eliolamar, Please accept our sincere thanks for you amazing review on our Hotel . We are so pleased you found your experiece “Unique” .We do hope to see you again soon Best regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hotel with a wonderful atrium off the lobby, serving drinks during cocktail hour. The rooms are all different with some being small and no balcony as was mine. I had a garden view which was lovely. I wanted to be on the first floor to avoid walking up steps. The rooms on the second floor had... More

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

Dear Guest, It is always a pleasure to receive positive feed back and I would like to thank you for have taking the time to share with us your experience and had described so well the difference of our rooms. We do look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon next time you are visiting Taormina. Kind regards Luisa Cacopardo... More

South West London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting The San Domenico Palace for many years now and are always made to feel most welcome by all the front office staff, we are fortunate to stay in Room 362 every year, a superior deluxe room with balcony, it is worth the extra money to stay in this part of the building rather than the monastery... More

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

Dear Guest Please accept a big thank you from us for your recent review on San Domencio Palace. We were so pleased you really enjoyed the hotel and facilities. We do apologise for the service during breakfast , we are already on this matter. As you known San Domencio is your home so please feel free to contact me next... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a beautiful view and that is its best quality. The air conditioning does not work well and the internet wi fi access is a joke. There were two of us in the room with different schedules but we were only allowed one key. The in room safe did not work. The bathroom was large but had no... 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 fill out a Trip Advisor rewiew of our hotel and to let us known something more regarding our service. I am very sorry and surprise if our staff was not helpful and friendly. I will talk with them. Thank you again and best regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the hotel. We had a beautiful room with a terrace overlooking the see. All services were upscale. The breakfast salon has a great view , service is very good. The indoor patio is lovely, for afternoon cocktails.

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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 and description of our hotel. It’s always a pleasure for us to ear that you enjoy your stay with us. I will forward your compliments at the entire staff. Thank you again and best Sicilian regards! Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

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Additional Information about San Domenico Palace Hotel

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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Amenities

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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