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Hotel Villa Ducale

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via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great!!! My wife and I stayed there for 03 nights and were treated like royalty. The staffs were very friendly and helpful because they made us feel that we were visiting family, not a hotel. It was wonderful for a vacation hotel. We chose the hotel based on its reputation and location. And the spacious pool view room is our... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only are the views stunning but the decoration and ambiance are in excellent taste. Our upgraded junior suite with its own terrace was not only comfortable but combines that Italian charm and history with modern-day luxury. The breakfasts are lovely and the dinner delicious. The personalised attention by the staff, always willing to help and provide advice, as well... More 

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Sunshine from Paris, what a pleasure to meet you last week at our luxury Taormina boutique hotel Villa Ducale ! I truly appreciated your lovely words and I feel happy and proud you fell in love with our Italian design. For the view we have absolutely the very best sea and Mount Etna view in town and on the... More 

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed here for a special birthday in November. We had the most fabulous holiday made extremely special by the exceptional staff. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. Even though there was a torrential downpour the staff went the extra mile and provided entertainment and food at no extra cost. If you like great wine, food, views and... More 

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Homfirth from the UK, let me thank you so much for your generous and gentle comment about your recent stay at the boutique hotel Villa Ducale Taormina. Indeed this is your home away from home, a luxury home but still YOUR Taormina home so it is pretty normal for us to pamper our guests even more when the weather... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Likewise I've taken too long to post this review but the memory of the holiday and the staff lingers. A spectacular setting and a relaxed reception were perfect. I normally feel a bit overpowered by a top end place to stay but not here. Wonderful hosts, beautiful food and wine and charming people. Can't recommend enough.

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Mark, I was so happy to read your lovely review. Well if you post a review after so many weeks it means that Villa Ducale 's memories still live into your heart and this means a lot to us. Thank you for your praises and we are very much looking forward to see you again in 2015. Kind regards... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Sorry I have taken so long to post this review. We stayed here for 9 days in November. What an amazing hotel, from the warm reception we received as soon as we arrived to the warm goodbye when we left. The food in the restaurant was fantastic. Complimentary afternoon tea every day. The staff were so helpful. There is absolutely... More 

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Anne from London, I am so pleased to hear from you and to know you have a beautiful memory of your November stay at Taormina Hotel Villa Ducale. Our Taormina boutique hotel as you say is your warm shelter for a few days, a real home away where guests feel at ease, pampered, loved and served like princes and... More 

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4 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

From the moment you book your room until the moment you depart at the end of your visit you are the focus of attention. Hotel Villa Ducale is there to serve, and they do this beautifully, with grace and professionalism. On arrival you are given a welcoming prosecco, as well as a brief and interesting history lesson. The Villa overlooks... More 

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Tablemate from UK, I would like to thank you very much for your beautiful and top marked review regarding your stay at Taormina Hotel Villa Ducale last November. Very nice to hear you enjoyed totally your stay with appreciation to our personal service, the beautiful and well appointed rooms and the gorgeous view. I am frankly surprised to hear... More 

Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you came in italy you shoud stay Hotel Villa Ducale.ı stayed money hotels the hotel is better than 5 stars hotel.The directions provided by the hotel were very good.The rooms are nicely appointed with large bathrooms and comfortable beds.Lovely breakfast is on another terrace, with same view.it was one of the best hotels they have stayed in, and are... More 

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Luciana from Bogota, what an honor to have someone coming from so far away ! What a lovely review you posted, muchas gracias from all our staff, it's nice to read such appreciation for our rooms, breakfast and service.. we are here to serve you.. with passion and love ! Arrivederci, hasta luego More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had a week at this hotel in March 2014. It was superb. We had a suite decorated in local style and the facilities were very good. The staff were very helpful . We would particularly mention Serena, Santi, Eduardo and Paolo. The only caveat would be for anybody with mobility problems being on a hillside, and there are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Villa Ducale was by far the best hotel I have ever stayed in, in any location. The view is unbelievable. The staff was one of a kind, making us feel as if we were home.The rooms are clean, unique, and beautiful, while each one has it's own special view. And the food... the food was absolutely amazing! Breakfast on their... More 

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Aubonne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A perfect place to relax. Amazing views on the sea and the Etna. Great food and perfect service. Lovely and large bedroom. The staff was very friendly, professional and always ready to help - advise. Appreciated very much the flowers and bottle wine in our bedroom, a very nice surprise for my wife's birthday. La classe. Located up in the... More 

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear James from Switzerland, I was so so happy to read your beautiful feedback after your recent stay in our boutique hotel of Taormina. Thank you in particular for your attention in describing the beauty of our rooms in the annex building including their beautiful view over the Mediterranean sea and Italy coastline- a mere cross of a small road... More 

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