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Excelsior Palace Hotel

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Melbourne
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel has many great features. It is in a wonderful location at the entrance to the old town. The views are stunning. You can see Mt.Etna. Sitting on the terrace is the best way to enjoy the view. The staff are friendly and courteous. However the rooms are looking "tired". It would have been at the height of its... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this hotel is rated as four star, it easily fulfils that criteria. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room looked quite old fashioned, but had a wonderful view of Mt Etna and the sea with a small balcony to sit in and admire the view. We found the food very tasty and all the fish, meat and vegetables... More 

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Malta (Europe)
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I have just returned from a two-night stay at the Excelsior Palace Hotel. It is an extremely comfortable hotel with breath-taking views and lovely staff. The hotel is full of Old-World Charm with beautiful gardens, pool and lounges. One of the most positive points is the utter silence day and night...even though it was totally booked when... More 

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Gourock
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pool area of this hotel is truly stunning. Lounging on the end terrace trying to read Aunt Poldi and the Sicilian Lions to get in the mood, the attention is constantly caught by everything around you and there is a lot! 800 feet below you is the railway, lots of boats and the large port area that dwarves the... More 

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer, we thank you for the very nice review. See you soon Best regards Rosella Ponte More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from our 5th visit to Excelsior Palace and twice this year. We simply love this hotel and return each year for the fabulous location and views but mostly for the staff who are so lovely and make our stay so special. We wouldn't change this hotel for anything and would not stay anywhere else. See you all again... More 

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

You are simply wonderful ! Thanks See you soon Rosella Ponte More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from staying at the Excelsior Palace and can not fault anything about the hotel.We are both in our seventies and all though seasoned travelers we did have some reservations about the hotel after reading previous reviews on line.However we had no need to be concerned everything was perfect. The location,rooms,staff,food and cleanliness of... More 

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for the wonderful review. See you soon Best regards Rosella Castorina Ponte More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I had a quick look at the reviews before we flew out I started to get worried - however, I needn't have. This is a lovely hotel in a perfect location - if you're looking for something modern its not for you but we enjoyed its old fashioned charm. We went as a family in the last week of... More 

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RossellaDirezione, Supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many many thanks for your review, you have perceived the Excelsior Palace Taormina style and we are satisfied and proud of this! See you soon Best regards Rosella Castorina Ponte More 

Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 10 nights Bed & Breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want a slick modern hotel the Excelsior Palace hotel is not for you. The hotel is full of character and does need some general maintenance but there were no issues that affected our holiday. It is situated in a perfect position to access the main town and facilities... More 

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RossellaDirezione, Supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , -" If you want a slick modern hotel the Excelsior Palace hotel is not for you"- this is the concept, and you and all of our guests love the Excelsior because of its old charm. See you soon Many thanks Rosella Castorina Ponte More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently returned from our third visit to Taormina and our third stay at the Excelsior Palace Hotel. This hotel is comfortable, relaxing and has its own gardens leading to a pool that overlooks the bay. Overseeing this delightful venue are the management and staff who are gracious and friendly. They are happy to help with arranging excursions and offer travel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We originally stayed at the Excelsior back in 2007. It is right on the start of the main thoroughfare at Porto Catania. We had really good memories of the place and decided to return this year. A few things have changed, no longer the weekly buffet by the pool and the restaurant has also changed (not for the better) it... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Excelsior Palace Hotel even to day after more then one hundred years its building is considered one of the most appreciated hotel structure in Taormina.Its architecture draw its origin from a context cultural and natural,Greek,Roman and Medieval.The Excelsior Palace Hotel looks over one of the most beautiful wiew of the world:Etna and the Bay of Naxos, the Greek Theatre, and the immense space of the Jonian Sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Excelsior Palace Hotel

Address: Via Toselli 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: $118 - $1,094 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 88
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Also Known As:
Excelsior Palace Taormina
Hotel Excelsior Palace
Excelsior Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily
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#18 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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