If you’re planning to go there for your Honeymoon, well, I recommend you to forget it! Especially if you don’t have a hired car ( well actually if you don’t have a hired car don’t go there at all! ), there is no way to walk down or up to that place if you won’t catch the scheduled bus (only 3 times a day!). The place was such a disappointment for us cos first we were there for our Honeymoon and second because everything that we read about the place was not right! ( I cannot say that we are a couple hard to please ).
I am surprised to find out that a lot of commnets are so positive about the place, I never thought I’d be so much disappointed.
We spent 2 nights in Taormina in June and I wouldn’t have spent another one if they’d offer a free room!. The disappointment started with our balcony which is actually at the beginning of the path which leads to all the other balconies/rooms and everyone who is going to their rooms could easily see our balcony/room so we had no privacy, in order people not to see us we always had to close the curtains so what am I supposed to do with the view???
The bed was not a double bed but two singles put together which was disturbing and that is absolutely not something you expect if you’re on a honeymoon ( mentioned when we made the booking ).
Every morning being woken up by the scraping of the chairs is no fun! Considering the breakfast, I don’t wanna be disrespectful but I had a much better one in a no name cafe in Montpellier (France). And being charged for carpark is ridiculous after the amount you pay.
Taormina itself is trying hard to attract tourists and there is nothing really special about the place other than Etna and the view but as a person who travels a lot, I’ve seen much much much better than this.
We certainly thank the staff which was the only positive thing that'll be remembered...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Taormina Hotel Villa Ducale is small luxury boutique hotel perched in an elevated position above the centre of Taormina km 1,3) commanding a unique outstanding view over the Mediterranean sea and Mount Etna.Our hotel,member of HIP hotels, is incredibly pretty, with flowers and colours adorning every angle, and a view to die for.Every bedroom is individually designed with the highest attention to detail, furnished with great taste in a mix of Sicilian traditional and Italian design contemporary style, each has its own private panoramic terrace or balcony.The hotel is able to offer a variety of personalised services, such as cooking lessons, wine tasting and tailor made meals, special romantic candle-lit dinners which can be arranged easily with the super friendly staff.Eleven Double rooms and six suites with full aminities and free wi-fi connection.Free shuttle to center and the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ducale Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily