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San Domenico Palace Hotel

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#19 of 90 hotels in Sicily
This place is temporarily closed for renovation. Opening date to be announced soon. A LUXURY 5-STAR HOTEL ON THE EAST COAST OF SICILY The San Domenico Palace Hotel sits in a truly magnificent setting that has attracted people from ancient times. A luxury 5-star hotel in an ancient Dominican monastery, it has views over Mount Etna and Taormina Bay on the east coast of Sicily not far from Messina. Countless famous writers, artists and composers, came here to savour this unique spot at the very tip of Italy.
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Paid Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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welcoming by night concierge was very unpleasant checkin : Arrived at 10:00 pm , night concierge was not so pleased to see us (?) Asked for identification and we showed it , then asked for the credit card that prepaid the reservation : We had another credit card with us
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This is a 14th century monastery in the heart of Taormina, within walking distance of all the shopping and restaurants you would want. Our room was elegant and spacious with a huge covered balcony overlooking the sea. As this place is literally carved into the side of a
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San Domenico Palace in Taormina is a Leading Hotels of the World with much history. The last owner was a Sicilian Prince who spent his life there, including when he sold it to the Hotelier. The feeling of being back in the 14th Century, with luxury, is amazing.
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Responded Apr 30, 2018
Dear Gero Chiavari, We thank you for taking the time to write about the San Domenico Palace Hotel in Taormina, part of the Leading Hotels of the World. Since November 2017 the property is closed for a complete refurbishment, where ones we have established our opening date, we hopefully will have the pleasure to welcoming you back to the newly refurbished San Domenico Palace Hotel in the nearest future. With kind Regards, Stephanie Greger Director of Sales & Marketing
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One of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. If you want classy, smart, historical, views, service then this is it. Had four days in August this year and was bowled over. Its location just off the main street in Taormina is excellent - just 30 seconds walk to the old town.
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Responded Dec 15, 2017
Dear Paul, thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the San Domenico Palace Hotel in Taormina. It was such a great pleasure to have read your kind words about your stay with us back in August, with such positive feedback about all our facilities and Steven who indeed is an asset to our property. We would like to inform you that we are currently closed for refurbishment, where the restoration plan is to re-open as regal, magical and enchanting as ever for the future. We truly hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to ones we have re-opened our doors. With kind regards, Stephanie Greger Director of Sales & Marketing
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We booked this hotel at the end of May 2017, for our honeymoon in May 2018. They took our money. Now at the end of October, they've just announced that they are closing the entire hotel for 6 months, for renovation and that our room is cancelled. How can they not have known
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Responded Nov 30, 2017
Dear Mr. Jones, We are truly sorry for the disappointment of not being able to welcome you for your honeymoon in May 2018. The Hotel is currently under a refurbishment which started November 6th, we have to date not confirmed a future opening date yet. Please help us to understand who confirmed your reservation with us for May 2018. Should we have been aware of that confirmation, we of course would have assisted in finding an alternative for your honeymoon. We apologize for the misunderstanding of our communication with my team, which was not meant to be, and that was caused due to not having been aware of how the situation occured. Please do contact me on my email address: elicari@san-domenico-palace.com in order for me personally to solve the misunderstanding. We do hope that we will have an opportunity to welcome you to the San Domenico Palace Hotel once we have refurbished and re-opened our doors. Kind Regards, Enrico Licari Hotel Manager
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