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Excelsior Palace Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Toselli 8, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #39 of 88 hotels in Taormina
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Long Island, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is at the end of the main strip in Taormina. It is quiet and well kept. Just outside the front door is a patio where we sat at night, had a drink, and watched the Volcano erupt every night. The parking garage is next door, but we didn't use it. We had a room on the first floor... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a two week stay and had a wonderful time in this hotel, which is ideally located. My wife forgot to bring her hair straighteners. A major catastrophe akin to losing your passport, credit cards and euros combined but the reception staff gave advice, support and counselling and we managed to purchase some in the beautiful town, where every... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best call for a family visit to Taormina - due to location just outside Catania gate at the very start of the great walking street. Best views of a glowing and erupting Mt. Etna. Sure the bathrooms are a bit old style but clean and well maintained and the service is superb. (We have stayed at the Domenico and Capo... More

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Titchfield, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first hotel at the start of the main high street. It has a great location being on the same level as the night life (many hotels are down or uphill) so no big climbs on foot, and quiet at night. Being the first it has the best view of Etna with outdoor bar terrace. The staff are... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a amazing holiday in Taormina staying at the lovely Excelsior Palace hotel which is literally a 2 minute walk from the main restaurant / shop thorough fare. We where on holiday with our adult daughters and they where equally enthralled with the town and hotel. The hotel pool is a little distance from the hotel down a number... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely authentic Sicilian Hotel in prime location literally 3 mins walk from all the cobbled streets with shops and restaurants. The hotel staff were really helpful especially the waiters as we were vegetarian and they went out of their way to cook us different items to the menu on most nights. The food was great, we had breakfast and evening... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a weeks' holiday in Taormina. A lovely hotel with wonderful views of Etna and the coastline below. The pool is beautifully appointed with an amazing view. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel is situated next to the main pedistrian steet in Taormina where you can find numerous restaurants, cafes, ice cream palours and shops.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 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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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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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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