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Excelsior Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Toselli 8, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #40 of 88 hotels in Taormina
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite a traditional hotel, in a stunning and convenient location. The reception staff all very friendly and helpful. Beautiful pool on the edge of the cliff, again with fantastic views, albeit down about 80 steps, so not suitable for the infirm! Before we booked I had read it wasn't worth booking half-board because there are so many restaurants in the... More

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Cork, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from our trip to Taormina earlier in the month. We stayed for four nights at this hotel for our honeymoon. Overall the hotel was excellent, has spectacular views of the nearby coast and Etna in the discount. Our room also had a balcony, there is a great choice of restaurants in the lively town just a few steps... More

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Dorset, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights in mid July 14. The hotel has very high standards in all areas. Staff very friendly and helpful. The hotel is ideally located, no more than 100 metres from the main pedestrian street that runs through Taormina. Lots of bars and restaurants very close by. The only downside is the lack of wifi in the... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel on 17 January 2014 then made final payment 6th June. 7th June we were informed that the hotel had over booked. This was very disappointing because we had read other reviews and really wanted to spend our time in Sicily here. Eventually we agreed to spend 4 nights in another hotel and 5 nights at the... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely typical Italian hotel wonderful location excellent position the view from our room stunning of mount etna and the sea . Hotel staff all very helpful many thanks to Angelou, food good very clean and tidy . Just a short walk to Main Street with excellent designer shops. Could do with wifi in rooms as this is only in the... More

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Excelsior Hotel during the last week of June this year. The location is ideal for seeing the sights and simply being able to wander down the High Street, which is lively and quaint. Narrow streets with buildings of pale golden stone lead to pretty piazzas. We arrived at the Hotel during the morning and were allocated... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel with superb location. This means that it has easy access to all the attractions of this lively town. Choose a room with views as it is worth it. The service from the staff is exceptional- always happy to help. A terrific place to say.

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is situated on the cliff top of Taormina. The views are fantastic but the rooms are rather tired. It is best to ask for a sea view room although this is a little more expensive. The bathrooms are in need of refurbishment being the old shower tray and curtain type. Don't book half board for two reasons. The... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful hotel perfectly situated for exploring the intriguing, historic old town of Taormina. Our room was lovely - spacious, attractive with a balcony and stunning views away over to Mount Etna.The Dining Room was great and the food was excellent. The staff were friendly, helpful, enthusiastic and very good fun - a pleasure to be around and I look... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Excelsior Palace Hotel for four nights as part of a Riviera Travel group in June 2014. The hotel is situated close to the shops, bars and restaurants. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food, although not brilliant, got better as the weekend went on. The walk to the pool is the best we have... More

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Address: Via Toselli 8, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Palace Hotel 4*
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Excelsior Palace Taormina
Hotel Excelsior Palace
Excelsior Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily

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#23 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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The Excelsior Palace Hotel even to day after more then one hundred years its building is considered one of the most appreciated hotel structure in Taormina.Its architecture draw its origin from a context cultural and natural,Greek,Roman and Medieval.The Excelsior Palace Hotel looks over one of the most beautiful panoramas of the world:Etna and the Bay of Naxos, the Greek Theatre, and the immense space of the Jonian Sea. ... more   less 
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