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Excelsior Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Toselli 8, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Excelsior is perfectly placed for a holiday in Taormina, right on the edge of the old city gates you have easy access to the beautiful streets, boutiques, and restaurants Taormina has to offer. The reception staff are superb and always ready to help with a smile and charm. Our standard room had a small balcony with enough room for... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I arrived tired and hot. You have to drive your car to a parking garage up the hill and pay by machine when you leave. There is a small area where you can drop off the bags . Friendliest person is the young man who carried our bags. The hotel great location for walking everywhere Great breakfast!... More

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Hellertown, PA
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my idea of a great old style classic hotel in Italy. Like a grand old dame with a lot of class. Terrific location, right near the gates to the old city and within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants. The room was large and the view amazing. Looked out over the sea and Mt. Etna. Breakfast... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for four nights as part of a Riviera holiday. We had paid extra for a room with a side sea view, and this was money well spent. Our second floor room was double aspect, light and airy, while others on the tour had views of walls or dustbins. Restaurant service was very poor on our first night. It... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayer 3 nights at the Excelsior. The room was large, the view magnificent from the tiny balcony (my husband and I are small and thin and barely managed to squeeze on the 2 plastic chairs). Every thing is vey old and in need of refurbishing: the carpets,the bathrooms and the air conditioning which is horribly noisy. The hotel advertise... More

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Taormina, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to review this hotel as I booked in March for a week in September and paid in full three month later. A week before our departure we were informed that the hotel could not accommodate us for the first night and they could either offer us a room in another hotel in Taormina and transfer on our... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel in August 2014. The room was a big disappointment - very dark, no balcony and a view of a yard at the back of the hotel. Wifi was poor - if one huddled in against the door, it was possible to get a signal (although it broke down regularly), otherwise it was only possible to use... More

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Malmö
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second vacation at Excelsior Place Hotel in Taormina. We could only say, you could not find a better place to stay. The Hotel staff is the best, respectful, big hearted, friendly, lovable and they are doing their utmost to accommodate you! If we go for Taormina, Excelsior is the one to stay at. The restaurant is excellent... More

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has a great location right on the edge of the main area of Taomina but still remains very peaceful and quiet. It has great views of Mount Etna and the bay below . The Hotel it self is very clean and tidy and has an air of faded elegance with its heavy brocade drapes and fabric wall coverings.... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a wonderful week at the Excelsior Palace. We had a large double aspect room with fantastic views over the bay and Mount Etna, although the summit was elusively covered in cloud for most of the time. Staff very helpful, nothing too much trouble. Plenty of choice for breakfast, so much so that we didn't eat much lunch!... 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*
Number of rooms: 88
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Hotel Excelsior Palace
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