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Hotel Villa Ducale

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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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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of days at the Villa Ducale in mid May. The hotel was very comfortable and the staff extremely welcoming and friendly. It is situated on the hillside overlooking much of the historical part of the town at an elevation of about 250 metres. It is near the top of a flight of stairs winding down to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a room with the view of Mount Etna and it was spectacular at night when the lava was flowing downhill. The hotel was beautifully decorated throughout. Staff, everyone of them, was friendly and professional. Service provided from them was on par with any other luxury hotel. They are also extremely responsive in responding inquiries. Our room was not... More 

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

I travel 10-14 weeks per year, and am fortunate to stay in a lot of nice places. We stayed in other boutique high-end Sicilian hotels on this trip as well. In my mind there's no doubt that this amazing property is the best hotel I've stayed at (in my (somewhat long-ish) life) so far. Maybe this is a bit over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just spent 4 nights at Vulla Ducale and we were not disappointed. Fabulous views, fabulous staff and fabulous food. We booked a superior double room and had great views of Etna and the coast. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful - very professional. Appreciated the shuttle bus for the return trips from town. We had... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent two nights recently. The two things that stand out are the views and the staff. Paulo, Santi, and Alessia to name a few were amazing. So friendly and accommodating. The views are breathtaking, making it hard to leave! Food was great, both breakfast and dinner. The property is run like a family and it felt like home. As noted... More 

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Lanai City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mahalo to all of you at Villa Ducale. My entire family had such a wonderful stay with you folks. You have a beautiful, special place in Taormina. Your food was ono (Hawaiian = delicious) and the service was outstanding. The accommodations were lovely, comfortable and welcoming. Everyone on staff was friendly and helpful. Just a terrific place to stay, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To reach this hotel you have to drive up a very long and winding road - or you can walk up from the town centre if you don't mind 631 steps (actual steps - not counting all the walking between them). But you are rewarded with a fabulous view of the bay and of Etna, extremely helpful and friendly staff... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The review title says it all. While the hotel is away from the center of town it's no problem getting up and down. The hotel's shuttle service makes it easy. The view alone makes this one of our best hotel experiences.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents and I just returned from a 3 week trip to Italy and Siciy. We stayed April 23-26th at the Villa Ducale. We made our reservation on October 2, 2014 via Expedia. Rule #1, book directly with the hotel. We had booked and pre-paid for a Delux Suite, the finest the hotel offered. Upon our arrival, Expedia had booked... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a 5 star all the way. Everything is first class. The view is breathtaking. The staff treat you like royalty. The food is to die for. The free shuttle in to town is convenient. The rooms are immaculate and elegant with modern bathrooms. Every detail is well thought out. Only suggestion would be foe the mini bar... More 

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