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San Domenico Palace Hotel

#11 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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London, England, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

what do you look for in a Hotel in the most touristy place in Sicily? Well I imagine you would say local atmosphere and comfort. You want to feel immersed in the local culture, traditions, aesthetics. Likewise, I want to feel comfortably and warmly served (especially given the price tag). Did I find the above at San Domenico? Well... San... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Following the review forwarded to Trip Advisor regarding your holiday spent at the San Domenico Palace, we have read carefully your remarks about the presumed lack of services which seemed disappointing and we did take good note for the future. Best Sicilian regards, Luisa Cacopardo Assistant MAnager More 

Paris, France
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We were welcomed by the chief doorman as we arrived: the car was instantly taken away to the garage and our bags reappeared in our room just as we got there. The reception was both hospitable and dignified but without pretense. The réception clerk accompanied us all the way to the room with explanations both patient and practical. The room... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed staying with us I truly appreciate it, your comments are extremely valuable for the whole team and represent a great support in order to excel on what we care the most: our guests’ satisfaction. Offering... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

...was enough the recognize the quality of this hotel. First of all the location, it is perfect, nested in the cliff of Taormina you get extraordinary views from most of the rooms, the gardens and the restaurants. Additionally you are very near Taormina Center (3 minute walk to the main street). We ate at the 2 michelin stars restaurant, which... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at the San Domenico Palace. It’s good to know that you enjoyed hotel location, views and cloister. Our goal is to provide out guest with the experience that exceed their expectations and I am sorry that you encounter few challenges during your time here. Please... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Just spent a week at the San Domenico Palace. Reception staff were lovely, very helpful and courteous. Our room was lovely and big with a comfortable bed. The bathroom however was quite small and needed updating. The first morning there was a horrible sewage type smell when I turned the taps on. The shower curtain was very old and really... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your nice comments regarding your stay with us at the San Domenico Palace we really appreciate them. We are glad to ear that you spent same unforgettable moment with us further more that you had enjoyed our buffet breakfast and garden. Nevertheless, we have read carefully your remarks about your bad experience by... More 

Porth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Reception ..Perfect, most obliging, helpful, very informative Well done All Pool Great no problem relaxing staff very helpful Breakfast. Superb Staff Welcoming Obliging and very helpful Bar as you would expect in a 5 star hotel ROOMS Our expectation of a 5 star hotel was totally dashed when there was only 1 hard backed table chair to sit on and... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your review about your stay at the San Domencio Palace,and for the special mention regarding our pool attendant, breakfast staff and bar services, They will be very happy to know it. .We believe all our guests need to be treated to the little things that make a difference. Regarding the wi-fi... More 

sanctuary cove
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121 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This hotel lives up to its name. It is a palace. Everything about it, starting with the position with views to live for, is perfect. You are right in the midst of Taormina but you wouldn't know it. Spend the little extra and take a junior suite - they are in gorgeous positions and have terraces stretching out towards the... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane S Thank you so much for your amazing comments regarding your stay with us at the San Domenico Palace we really appreciate them. I would like to give you a small present … a poem wrote many years ago from a Nomad that had an inspiration in our garden: “ Her garden of memory: Here, in this sunny... More 

London
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This hotel is beautiful. The location is exceptional. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable. We had a great time, except... Anything related to technology is absolutely awful. Four examples: 1. Internet costs are very high. And at this level of hotel, shouldn't this be included? 2. Internet keeps disconnecting and is very slow. 3. TV system in room is unbelievably... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, let us thank you for your feedback and nice comments you had write on Trip Advisor. Positive and negative comments are very important for us because they let us known something more of our hotel. I apologize for the internet service, we are already on this matter and we do hope to welcome you back with more convenience... More 

Novi Sad, Serbia
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a stunning place!lovely rooms with beautiful sea views, beautiful pool, friendly and attentive staf, great breakfast and location☺😊😀 everything is great and we would definitely stay here again in a heartbeat! Pricey but worth every penny

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your amazing comments regarding your stay with us at the San Domenico Palace we really appreciate them. We are glad to ear that you spent same unforgettable moment with us further more that you had enjoyed our buffet breakfast and Staff . Thank you again and best Sicilian regards, we hope to welcome... More 

London
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56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Our third stay in four years is as perfect as ever in this truly unique hotel. The staff cannot do enough to help, the calm ambience reigns at all times and the location is great - just a stone's throw from the bustling town centre the other side of the courtyards and monastery gate. The staff at reception, restaurant and... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rob & Hillary W., What lovely comments, thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed our location and especially our service at San Domenico Palace. Our team are all thrilled to receive this wonderful and very encouraging feed back and they were delighted to be able to make a difference.Thank you for your preference, we hope it wont be... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The hotel is amazing. Very well located, just few steps from Corso Umberto, the main street. The ambience of the hotel is great, as well as the staff. Room was large and very well cleaned every day. The atrium is a great place to have some drinks at sunset. I strongly recommend San Domenico!

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you have enjoyed our location and especially you loved our cloister bar We look forward to welcoming you back to the San Domencio Palace Hotel again soon. Best Regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Domenico Palace Hotel

Address: Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: $255 - $912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — San Domenico Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Palazzo San Domenico Taormina
Palazzo San Domenico Hotel Taormina
San Domenico Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily
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#9 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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