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Excelsior Palace Hotel

Via Toselli 8, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Taormina, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

i had a single room and it was noisy, kept the air on to drown the noise of music outside,even that was noisey. The pool was nice and the grounds had good views .Staff were good.Place a bit run down but I did not mind that.Maybe would be nice if I had a better room with a bigger window and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite a very shaky start with a room we were unhappy with after a long drive from Cefalu we had a fabulous week here. Thanks to our Citalia rep and Alessandra we were given a lovely room with a fabulous view of Etna. Hotel staff were courteous and answered any questions we had. Teresa was lovely and helped with our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this hotel for 2 nights in August and had interconnecting rooms to accommodate a family of 5. We found the rooms to be very spacious with airy high ceilings. The air conditioning worked fine which is essential in August. The hotel is very old fashioned in its ambience with fairly tired decor in the bedrooms. However everything worked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a week in August, quiet room on the East side with views over the back streets and a bit of sea. Very clean. Pleasant helpful staff who all seemed happy in their jobs. Right on the edge of town so ultra convenient for shops, bars, restaurants and gelato. Swimming pool and bar area lovely, quiet and fabulous views,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is fantastic! The staff were wonderful and always very helpful. The rooms are a bit tired but very clean and comfortable.The bathroom was a bit small though I had a lovely little balcony and a great view of mount Etna. It's a gorgeous walk to the pool area which always had lounge chairs available and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights (Aug. 6-9) and absolutely loved it. It is a very special hotel and location! We were in a corner room on the top floor with ocean views! Wow! The rooms could use some updating compared to luxury hotels in the US but you must change expectations when visiting places like this. The grounds including the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't fault the location of this hotel or Taormina itself. The weather was perfect, walking distance to everything and amazing views of Etna. However, the hotel in my opinion was more 3 than 4 star which was disappointing. The room was big, but not tastefully decorated, peeling wallpaper and a dirty carpet. There was no turndown service, no in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Excelsior Palace for 7 nights from the 6th August - 13th August and it was great. I've split my review into sections to try and cover all the areas that are applicable to our stay and expand on some of the comments that others have made 1) The Hotel Itself It is important to remember that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is well situated for exploring Taormina , It is comfortable and clean , very nice swimming pool area , fabulous views over the ocean and of Mt Etna . helpful staff , plentiful breakfast. We enjoyed our stay at the excelsior palace and would recommend this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great stay in a wonderfully placed hotel at one end of Taormina. Views are exceptional - the best we have experienced. Great views of Etna, the beaches and boats hundreds of feet below, and the 'Game of Thrones' type village of Castellmola (well worth a visit) way above in the clouds!!! The Excelsior is a beautiful old hotel -... More 

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