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Hotel Villa Ducale

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Tertia S London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I chose Villa Ducale for a special birthday as it looked so lovely, and had the most incredible experience. We spent 3 days there and were treated with immense warmth and friendliness throughout. Stunning views overlooking both the sea and Mt Etna, a comfortable and luxurious room with balcony and delicious food were already a treat. The breakfast buffet of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights in April '14, in a junior suite to accommodate the three of us in one room. To re-iterate the positives: The welcome and service were first class: luggage transferred directly from car to room, check-in on the breakfast terrace with a magnificent view (& tasty nibbles). Room itself spacious, semi-private terrace with a view,... More

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

Dear Werder1 from London, I would like to thank you for your very positive review in which you point out many of our characteristics. Sorry you didn't find our beds very comfortable; our hotel changes its beds every 5 years and actually they are all quite new. Our beds are the tipical Italian beds and pillows that you would find... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Villa Ducale truly makes all the reviews justice. Located high above Taormina, it manages to make use of its location and provides a breathtaking view of both Mt Etna and the sea. Breakfast is by far the best ee have had in Italy.The service and personnel is very friendly and service-minded. Rooms are quite large and nicely furnished. Beds are... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not sure what was more amazing, the view or the staff. We were road weary when we arrived, they immediately took us to the front of the hotel to enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine and appetizers (nicest check-in EVER!). Stunning view of Taormina, Mt. Etna and the sea. While "checking-in", we were given an overview of... More

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West Islip, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of those places, where from the second you pull up, you know it's special. Our luggage was taken from our car to our room while we were checking in. Then before even going to the room, it was prosecco and cheese/olives on the glorious terrace overlooking Etna and Taormina while we were given the history of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arriving we arranged a superior room, small , but very clean, private terrace. Was large and incredible views to overlooking Taormina. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Hotel is far from town but a great walk up to the monastery and easy walk down the many steps to town. Free shuttle service is available to take you back to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extraordinary place. It is the most civilized hotel I have every visited. My husband and I relaxed from the moment we arrived. Parking, baggage, all was magically arranged. Our room had amazing views of the sea and Mt. Etna. The veranda is beautiful. The meals are all from local products and exceptionally gourmet, beautifully presented. My only... More

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New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of April. As soon as I walked in it felt comfortable and charming and my first thought was I could live here. In fact it had been someone's house. We had a suite and it was very comfortable. The bathroom was very roomy and they supply many toiletries... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here. Asked on trip advisor ranking. It lived up to every expectation. Awesome views, beautiful comfortable rooms. Nicest staff ever. Eager to please! Excellent experience. We will definitely be back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got home from our second stay @ Villa Ducale. We absolutely loved it again… but maybe even more this time! Paolo and his fantastic staff/team provided us with 1st Class service and as we Irish say, "A Hundred Thousand Welcomes" Definitely our favourite Hotel in the World! P.S You will love the food too. Stephen and Liz

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Also Known As:
Ducale Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily
Address: via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Taormina
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Ducale 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Taormina Hotel Villa Ducale is small luxury boutique hotel perched in an elevated position above the centre of Taormina km 1,3) commanding a unique outstanding view over the Mediterranean sea and Mount Etna.Our hotel,member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, is incredibly pretty, with flowers and colours adorning every angle, and a view to die for.Each and every bedroom has been individually designed with the highest attention to detail, furnished with great taste in a mix of Sicilian contemporary and traditional style, and each has its own private panoramic terrace or balcony.The hotel is able to offer a variety of personalised services, such as cooking lessons, wine tasting and tailor made meals, special romantic candle-lit dinners which can be arranged easily with the super friendly staff.Eleven Double rooms and six suites with full aminities and free wi-fi connection. ... more   less 
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