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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 #14 of 87 hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Hellingly, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After struggling to find our way to the hotel trough the winding and steep streets of Taormina, arriving ay San Domenico Palace was like stepping into a dream in which all is perfect and every need and wish attended to in advance. It's location offers perfect views of its surroundings and of Etna. The building is impeccably preserved and maintained,... 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 writing this extraordinary review of San Domenico Palace. Your comments are important for us we really appreciate them. It is pleasant to know that you like our buffet breakfast and especially that you have tried our cuisine. I wiil personally forward your nice comments to our staff they will feel proud of this.... More

tel aviv
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the sunrise from the large balcony is an outstanding experience. The hotel is very well maintained, has everything you can dream of in this class (5*), breakfast is great, robes and spa shoes in the room are in order. We had a wonderful stay there, and will definitely come again.

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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 review. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your large balcony and especially the Sicilian Sunrise! It will be our pleasure to welcome you back for another memorable stay at the San Domenico Palace. Sincerely Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant hotel. We stayed here for 6 nights in March in a deluxe room. As it was off-peak season the hotel was not very busy, but still absolutely enchanting. The views from our room were unforgettable - we had a small balconette. The food was spectacular - the breakfast exquisite and the dinner lovely - unfortunately the michelin starred... 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 your beautiful and precious suggestion especially on our buffet breakfast. I will personally forward your nice comment to Cristina and the rest of our team. We do hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I adore Italy, especially Sicily. The San Domenico Hotel made the experience even better. Staff is friendly always tidying your room. always fiving beautiful soaps. The grounds are gorgeous full of beautiful flowers. the rooms are a delight. Spacious and very convinient! The breakfast is phenomenal! A gigantic table full of Italian treats. All tables on the balcony overlook the... 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. Thank you again and best Sicilian regards. Sincerely Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

Jericho, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel in a beautiful city. The garden, lobby and public areas of this former monastery are tranquil and well appointed. Our suite had a private balcony with a fabulous view of the sea. It is a short walk to the picturesque town of Taormina with interesting shops, great restaurants and historical points of interest. Very reminiscent of the Amalfi... 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 about our Hotel and Taormina. We are glad to ear that you spent some unforgettable moment with us. Best Sicilian regards. Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I came to sicily for 2 weeks and hired a car to try and see as much of the island as possible. We got tickets to see Mark Knopfler in the Greek Theatre so we took a drive over to Taormina from Palermo and the whole experience was out of this world from start to finish. We... 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 amazing review. You had described the San Domenico Palace so well that I can feel your happiness, walking true the hotel and Taormina. It is wonderful to read that all our staff provided you with excellent service throughout your stay (front desk and Principe Cerami’s restaurant). We will be sure to pass along... More

Valletta, Malta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time we chose San Domenico Palace for our short weekend break. We returned this Spring following our great experience last October. The property is just magical which words cannot describe - you will surely not be disappointed with the fantastic 15th century architecture and with the very high standard of renovation. The staff of 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 comments we really appreciate them. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. It is valuable for us to know that our staff provided everything you need and that you enjoyed the food of our Les Bougainvillèes’ restaurant. I will thank Antonio, our doorman, for his superb service and we... More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

this was a magical place to stay. the gardens overlooked the sea and cascaded down the side of the hotel. the view was breathtaking and the ambience of the hotel was delightful. Inside the furnishings were i keeping with the grand but gracious style of a Palace. Most importantly my friend became ill whilst there and the staff could not... 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 amazing review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at San Domenico. It is wonderful to read that all our staff provided you, especially during your friend's illness, with excellent customer service throughout your stay. We will be sure to pass along the compliments to them, we greatly... More

Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Most wonderful place in all regards! The view of the sea, and of the hotel's surrounding patios and gardens is most tranquil and colorful. Dining in the magnificent dining room is a very delightful experience. But most of all, just roaming the beautiful gardens, and interior spaces, is a feast for the eyes! Would love to return......

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

Dear Frances80, I would like to thank you for your review about your stay at the San Domenico Palace. I am glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel and we would like to thank you for the special mention and description of our garden. It's true that the colors and smell thta you can see and... More

frtrip
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

If you do not have the budget for a room, take at least an afternoon tea to enjoy the place. There is a very pleasant internal patio, where you can take good quality teas and small pastries for an affordable price. Even if you do not lodge at the hotel, you will be warmly welcomed.

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Sacrestia, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we really appreciate it. It is valuable for us to know that our staff warmely welcome you and that you enjoyed our afternoon tea. Thank you for the suggestion about the possibility to take a cup of the in the ancient settings of our cloister Sincerely Luisa Cacopardo More

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Additional Information about San Domenico Palace Hotel

Also Known As:
Palazzo San Domenico Taormina
Palazzo San Domenico Hotel Taormina
San Domenico Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily
Address: Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
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
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Taormina
#9 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
#16 Family Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — San Domenico Palace Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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