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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 89 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would have given this hotel 5 stars if it were not for the disappointing room 237. We stayed at the hotel for 7 nights on half board. The hotel its self was lovely full of character. The food and service in the bar and restuarant was excellent.The room well what can I say.It was small and very tired looking.My... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a blissfully quiet hotel with lovely gardens just right for lounging in a hammock in the shade. We had a room on the top floor with a private terrace and comfortable beds. Breakfast on the beautiful terrace was a pleasure although this is the only 5* hotel in Italy we've stayed in recently that failed to offer freshly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A magnificent conversion of a Dominican Convent, in a great location with excellent views and service. The price is at the top end. Not for a budget traveller. Taormina is a top location for itself and a good base to explore many parts of Sicily. Can walk to everything in Taormina.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A historic place dating back almost 600 years adds charm and mystique but sadly the hotel is frankly stuffy and the staff stiff as a board. A good location to explore Taormina and even to take a day trip out, if you have a car, for example to Syracusa. Excellent vistasn from a sea view but terrace was not welcoming... More

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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to Taormina got off to an unfortunate start as the plane was diverted from Catania to Palermo because of storms. After we eventually picked up the hire car, I managed to bump it in the small square outside of the hotel! We checked in at this lovely hotel and staff were so welcoming and friendly - car parking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful. Our room had a courtyard garden and high ceilings and a nice bathroom. Milton Brown toiletries and a bath built for two. The bars, gardens and pool are really rather good. But, the drinks are a little expensive. 17 euro for a gin and tonic even if immaculately served is a bit pricey. Try to get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first rooms we had was the Classic rooms, and to be honest we were VERY dissapointed. We were 2 couples and we got one room each (379 & 380), these rooms vere very small and noicy and was on the backside of the hotel. After having complained we got to suites with view over the sea (Stunning view) for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel, Very friendly, Both the hotel and resturant team all willing to Please. The property is the Best for Taormina after staying at several hotels there. We loved the history, the courtyard at night with the piano music is magical. Very close to the Main Street, Greek theater. Wonderful pool, super clean and private. Very nice Breakfast buffet. If... More

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

Daer Jackson, We are so pleased you enjoyed our location and especially our pool and piano music in the cloister. Our team are all thrilled to receive this wonderful and very encouraging feed back and they were delighted to be able to make a difference.Thank you for your preference, we hope it wont be long until you return to see... More

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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience from the moment you enter the hotel! The professional staff are immeadiatly very helpful and wanting to please! This is the prefect place to stay in Taormina excellent food both in the hotel and surrounding areas and all walkable. Breakfast was served on the Terrace outside ovelooking the sea just fantastic! The hotel rooms are lovely... More

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

Dear Nick, How a lovely feedback! The entire staff and our general manager were pleased to hear such a nice compliments. We look forward to welcome you again at the San Domenico Palace . Best Sicilian regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More

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49 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off to a brilliant start with a free upgrade to a suite, and everything pretty much perfect for the rest of the stay. Hotel is converted from a former monastery, and reminded us of some of the top Spanish Paradors, only better. Wonderful views out to sea and towards Mount Etna. Everything in Taormina is within easy walking distance. Impeccable... 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. I am very satisfied to hear that an expert traveller like you, enjoyed his stay with us at San Domenico Palace ,including the restaurant and breakfast experience at Les Bougainvillées. It is wonderful to read that all our staff provided you with excellent customer service throughout your stay. We will be... 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*
Number of rooms: 108
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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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