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San Domenico Palace Hotel

#16 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
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Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

San Domenico Palace Hotel has lovely old world charm. The hotel is rich in history and culture, offering quiet solitude to holiday-seekers. The views of the sea and Etna are absolutely amazing. My husband and I visited the hotel in July and experienced absolutely impeccable service: at check-in we were provided with a small tour of the hotel and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I once read a story about a man who was condemned to spend the rest of his life in a hotel - or was it a film plot? I can't remember. The point is this: If my fate was such, there are few places I'd rather live out the rest of my days than the San Domenico! From the dining... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our room was overlooking a dirty yard and not the sea or city view that was booked, very poor Air-conditioning, television was not working, after many calls to reception a handy man turned up and managed to get four channels tuned in, and the bathroom in desperate need of updating. Overall very disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a week stay here at the end of June, the hotel building and grounds are outstanding and the quality of the service of the staff are definitely 5Star. However some of the facilities take the off edge of the experience, particularly the Wi-Fi coverage and charge rates. We stayed in the old Monastery, on the second floor, where... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel grounds are spectacular and the location is a 5-10 minute walk to the main street where all the restaurants and shopping is. The hotel is accessibke to the beach by taking either a cable car (10 minute walk away) or using the shuttle service offered by the hotel. The bfast at the hotel is very good and you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The only thing that deserves a 5 star in that hotel is the buildings. If it wasn't in an old convent I can assure you it wouldn't have the 5 stars it has. The rooms are average and very dark. The service was bad - they never cleaned the rooms only did the beds thinking we wouldn't notice. They only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fine hotel and deserves to be rated as one of the best hotels in Italy. Hospitality shines through - the staff are excellent. However, the hotel needs to upgrade its air-conditioning system: Sicily can get very hot (35 degrees +) and other hotels in the area manage to operate better systems.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice room which was very clean and kept spotless during our stay. We had booked half board and paid 60GBP extra each, however the quality of the food did not match the price tag. If we ever returned we would eat outside of the hotel as there are many restaurants close by. The breakfast however was very good and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time at the hotel and unfortunately it will be our last until the owners refurbish the rooms. Be in no doubt they are very, very shabby. We booked an Executive room with terrace, the only problem being the terrace furniture was so old, decease ridden and badly stained, that it was unusable. We asked reception about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great property, full of history. All the structure reminds you that you are in a place with history at every turn. The hole complex is huge, sometimes it could be even a disadvantage because it takes you some time to get from one point to the next, as the elevator is located at one end sometimes it could be... 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 review. I am happy to know that your stay turned out to be a pleasant experience and you enjoyed our breakfast. I apologize for the Wi-Fi and I am glad to announce you that now is free! We will be looking forward to welcome you back to the History. Best regards Luisa... More 

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