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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#4 of 91 hotels in Taormina
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Harbor View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Andimbo wrote a review Oct 2
London, United Kingdom127 contributions111 helpful votes
Italy at its finest! The people working there are super helpful and the views are breathtaking. Our junior suite was more than comfortable and the breakfast was fab. Strongly recommend to any future guests!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Eva P wrote a review Jul 2021
La Coruna, Spain43 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Villa Ducale is an amazing hotel, full of charm. The views are stunning, you can see Taormina and Etna volcano. The rooms are so special and cozy. Great value for money, highly recommend it! My stay there was absolutely perfect thanks to the great service of its workers, always helpful and kind!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Phillip O wrote a review Oct 1
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have visited this hotel many times and have never once been disappointed. The view must be the best one in Taormina and the warmth of the welcome from the staff is second to none. The restaurant menu and food is of good quality and the night time view from the dining terrace is spectacular.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Olivia P wrote a review Sep 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Villa Ducale for 4 nights in early September. We absolutely loved it. We stayed in the design suite which is right next to the pool. The room was clean, spacious, and had an incredible view from the balcony. The restaurant at the hotel was delicious. We ate there twice for dinner and every day for breakfast. The views from the restaurant were gorgeous- Mt Etna to your right and the cliffs of the island to your left. The staff at the hotel was helpful and accommodating. They have a shuttle service to four different beaches and the shuttles run frequently so you have lots of options on times. Since the hotel is so high up in the hills, they also have a shuttle down to corso Umberto, but if it’s cool enough, you can walk. They’re also located near the steps down to the street. I would recommend this hotel 100x over! We had a perfect experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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anna h wrote a review Sep 2022
1 contribution5 helpful votes
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rarely if ever leave a review for a hotel but for Villa Ducale exceptions should be made. from a shaky start (due to miscommunication on my part about a revised room booking made on the run while travelling) to checking out having experienced consistently high quality service across all the staff, what a wonderful few days Villa Ducale has been. from front of house management (thank you Francesco, Massimo and Daria for wanting to help when you could so easily have said “tough, your mistake”) moving me to an incredible room, wait staff Jessica and Max with a genuine smile day and night, sommelier extraordinaire Francesco to help me tour Sicilian wines by the glass (a small but appreciated gesture for the solo traveller), to the immediately responsive and helpful team driving guests around town and making sure our surroundings were as beautiful as the location. All photos below from my room or the restaurant terrace. I don’t think any morning coffee view will compare to that one from now. Flawless. My only complaint is that I can’t stay longer and I look forward to a return visit with my family. Un grande grazie a tutto il team. X
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jac777seadoo wrote a review Sep 2022
Bristol, Rhode Island4 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent Service! The restaurant was excellent! Lamb Chops superb and the veal cheeks were delicious! Pasta dish outstanding! Desert was also very good! The Chef came out and spoke with everyone! The view is amazing!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chris wrote a review Aug 2022
6 contributions5 helpful votes
Breathtakingly beautiful hotel, really helpful and friendly staff, lovely room. On our honeymoon, we were greeted warmly on arrival and upgraded to a larger suite with sea/volcano views. Helpful shuttle service (book in advance) to the town centre as taxis in Taormina are crazy expensive. If anything might be improved, I'd suggest the pool might be retiled as its loose plastic lining feels a little cheap compared to the quality of the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Make the trip to nearby Castelmola (try La Bocciòla restaurant). Avoid Rosso Divino in town....
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Alex B wrote a review Aug 2022
Ashdod, Israel142 contributions107 helpful votes
Well, this is going to be quite a long review, and probably the one of the most controversial one among others. I gave 3 not because it's "average" but rather because there are lots of perfect things in this place alongside of a few very significant drawbacks. Starting with good ones: - breathtaking view, literally! - excellent food, both breakfast and dinner (I wrote a separate review for the restaurant) - large and exceptionally convenient shower (really, like nowhere else, it's hard to explain...) - very friendly staff Now to the drawbacks: - The Room. We booked the "design suit" aiming to give some privacy to our teenage daughter. Obviously the most expensive room in the hotel - and it was a big failure. Maybe there was some "design" intent - but it was counter-functional, for two reasons: (a) inner doors are made of glass, half-transparent that can't be shaded - so the light comes in all over the place with the sun rise (did I say privacy?) (b) windows: the window in the living room is floor-to-ceiling and does not open, so you are forced to sleep with AC on, while the window in the bedroom is actually a glass door to the terrace accessible from public areas, so you have a choice between sleeping with AC on or sleeping with the door open to all - Shuttles: yes, I knew that there's nothing in the walking distance from the hotel - and I was counted on the shuttles provided by the hotel, both to Taormina old town and to beaches. None of these were practically useable: (a) shuttle to Taormina goes approximately every two hours to each direction, and it's a 8-seater minivan. We managed to catch it on the way down - but never on the way up, it was always pre-booked and full (b) shuttle to beaches costs 25-30 euro per person, which includes sunbed and umbrella. If you go by car (or even taxi which costs 15 euro flat) - a pair of sunbeds and umbrella cost 15-20 euro, and we went to 3 different beaches in the area. So the combination of nothing in the close proximity and unusable shuttles is a killer. - Parking: I wrote to the hotel couple of months in advance asking about the parking and the need to reserve it upfront - and got a nice answer saying "don't worry, we have a parking for our guests". In practice - the parking is way too small to accommodate all guests' cars. The most annoying thing was on the 2nd day, when I came and saw a free slot on hotel's parking, but I was told that it is kept for another guest. Despite my written request months (in plural) ahead to reserve a parking.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Glen U wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
WOW! Stay here! Exceptional customer service! Perfect location! Unparalleled views including Mt. Etna - rooms, restaurant and common areas!! Complimentary shuttle service to Anywhere nearby! Oh, the restaurant is just fabulous, from the included breakfast to the the superb restaurant. I could not order enough! Oh my, the filet! The desserts! I have been almost everywhere - and I want to live at Villa Ducale! Absolutely exceptional! Accomodations, food, gorgeous views, and most importantly the first class staff!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Scott C wrote a review Aug 2022
Wamboin, Australia2 contributions3 helpful votes
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Wow. What a location overlooking the town of Taormina. The view was majestic overlooking the town and out to sea and this was only outdone by the quality and standard of the hotel. Nothing could be faulted during our stay. A special shout-out to the hospitality staff headed by Max who was an outstanding host during our stay and the kitchen staff who did a magnificent job (the pastries and cakes were amazing)
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$245 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of MessinaTaormina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Villa Ducale
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Villa Ducale?
Nearby attractions include Chiesa Madonna della Rocca (0.09 miles), Quattro Fontane di Taormina (0.3 miles), and Duomo di Taormina (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Villa Ducale?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Pignolata Guinness Cannoli, Hosteria Pizzeria Casa Ciampoli, and Villa Ducale Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Villa Ducale have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Villa Ducale offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Villa Ducale have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Villa Ducale offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Villa Ducale?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.