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Hotel Villa Ducale

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4.0 of 5
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via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Hotel Villa Ducale
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Ranked #1 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Bernardston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent three nights here last week. Weather was perfect so the view from the dining room and our suite was spectacular all three days. Staff was extremely personable and attentive throughout our stay. Our suite was accross the road from the main building and situated in a newly renovated unit. Interior was spacious and comfortable. A small terrace provided outdoor... More 

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Villa Ducale was everything we imagined it would be. My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had a beautiful suite with an amazing view of the coast. The food is incredible! Fresh cheeses, housemade desserts and tarts, delicious pastas. Lino the head chef was very pleasant and even if asked will cook you anything that you... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic scenery, staff are extremely knowledgable about the local area and are friendly without being intrusive. The food is first class with a breathtaking restaurant view of the sea and Mt Etna. There is a free shuttle bus into Taormina (and back) with ideas on where to go to expore the town. I would certainly recommend this hotel and would... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far, this hotel was the most welcoming of our stay with the friendliest staff. We never even saw the reception desk when we arrived. The staff took care of all the paperwork while offering us snacks and drinks on their patio/deck so we could enjoy fabulous views of Taormina and the coastline. Our suite was a newly renovated room... More 

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Becket, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent 2 wonderful nights at Villa Ducale. The staff adds to the ambiance and location of this lovely, small boutique hotel. Eduardo gave us all sorts of helpful information at check in, and his colleagues were equally attentive. The view from the restaurant looks over Taormina toward Mt. Etna. The breakfast buffet is delicious and the local cheeses, breads,... More 

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HKSAR
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4 had a wonderful time here at the hotel. Everyone of the staffs were extremely friendly and helpful and very responsive. What's more is the spectacular view you enjoy at the hotel common area. Breakfast is plentiful and food quality for dinner was very good too. The room we stayed at was a suite with a sofa... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Ducale is absolutely great, taking into account all perspectives: 1. Position-location-view is stunning, with a great view over Etna and Taormina and the castle and the Madonna della Rocca church… 2. Rooms are very fancy, with all possible facilities. 3. Breakfast – a really killer! 4. Price – a little high, but it worth :) 5. A kind and... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected Hotel Ducale using TripAdvisor and it proved to be everything that we had expected. We prefer smaller hotels to large impersonal ones and look for a good location, a comfortable room and good service. Hotel Ducale scored top marks on all three of these. The location is superb as it is one of the highest in Taormina, The... More 

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Hampshire, uk
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is well kept despite the small room sizes. However I think this is common amongst the hotels in Sicily. Friendly and helpful staff help you with your every need. Breakfast was great with views overlooking Taormina. The free Hotel shuttle into the pretty town below was helpful too. Much more than your average boutique hotel.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in many good hotels in the last years and giving 5 star ratings is rare for me. Even more with the comment "flawless" in the title. Why does this hotel deserve it? Well, it is an interaction, a synergy of many different things. It starts with the arrival where the porter sees us having difficulties maneuvering on the... More 

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