We spent a magnificent 4 nights at Hotel Villa Ducale in April. I chose this hotel after reading all the fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor.
We stayed in a suite deluxe, which was spacious and beautifully appointed. The view from our terrace over the bay and down to Giardini Naxos was spectacular and was also had a great view of Etna.
We arrived late at night from London and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming or accomodating in settling us in and offering us some delicious pasta.
Breakfast each morning was a highlight but be warned - you will come back with a few extra kilos after sampling their delicious cakes each morning!
I totally disagree with other guests who mention the walk into town as a negative. I am no fitness fanatic but I found the walk down the stairway into town most enjoyable and it took 15 minutes tops. The way up was a little more strenous. I wouldn't recommend it to an asthmatic, but if you are in reasonable health it is achievable. In fact you need a little exercise to work off the wonderful food. There is also the option of the hotel shuttle or taxi.
Taormina is a beautiful town and Hotel Villa Ducale is an excellent choice for the discerning traveller.
- 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