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Excelsior Palace Hotel

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Via Toselli 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Hong Kong
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Taormina has a good portion of its hotels closed in winter. This hotel was one of the very few 4-star open in February. View and position are splendid, but the place needs a deep refurbishment and renovations. Old, boring, old carper everywhere. The place has no vibe at all. For sure, I would not recommend this hotel and the rosy... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We spent a week at the hotel which was used as a home base to explore eastern Sicily. From the perspective of location and access in winter to the highway below it was a good choice. The hotels location at the entrance to the town was very handy as well. After a long day on the road it is a... More 

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Watford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed at this hotel in Mid-October. The location of the hotel is fantastic, the view from our room looking over to the Etna and the bay below us was amazing. One felt that the hotel being 100 years old had only had 70 years maintenance. The first view on arrival was amazing but, as you get closer you realise... More 

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Emst, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Excelsior Palace must be well known with travellers. It's location is prominent. You can't miss it when you arrive in Taormina. The architecture is a mix of influences from east and west. Build in 1914 and my guess is that not much has changed since then. Of course some updates have been carried out but the last one must... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for four nights as part of an organised tour, so maybe our experience not typical of independent traveller. We liked the fact that it is well situated at the end of the main street, but just off it, so quieter. Amazing changing views of Etna from panoramic windows of bar area. Staff more than helpful... More 

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christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a tour. We enjoyed this hotel. We had a room on a lower floor (the same floor as the restaurant), down the end. It was a good position, quiet, and even though we were low down we had a view out to Mt Etna from one of our 2 big windows.... More 

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Ballina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights as part of a tour group recently. Our terrific up market tour company surely chose it for its sensational location: on the hilltop with panoramic views of the sea, the town of Taormina, and on one side view of Mount Etna. It is also located right outside the gates to the old... More 

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Laurel Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This hotel is lively and beautifully furnished and decorated. It has prime location with easy access to all the town has to offer. Extraordinary views. Staff helpful, but not as welcoming as other hotels. Our main objection was total lack of wifi. They say free wifi..but it never stayed on for more than 2 minutes and could only connect occasionally.... More 

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Stewkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was our first trip to Sicily ,we were slightly apprehensive about the Excelsior Palace Hotel but we needn't have worried it was great. It is perfectly placed in Taormina positioned right by the first gate to the Corso Umberto, the main street through the town with lots of restaurants and shops. At night it becomes a hive of activity... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

On our honeymoon we had an excellent stay in the Excelsior hotel for 6 days. The breakfast is excellent, staff incredible from reception to the cleaner to the waiters in the dining room. They assisted us in hiring a car for the day to go visit Mount Etna & The Godfather sites with the minimum of fuss. The location is... More 

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