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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As mentioned in the other reviews, the views from the hotel are just outstanding... Etna looms in the distance while the rest of Taormina and its environs are laid out before you. The welcome is friendly and warm and we truly felt as if we were in a home away from home. Breakfast was delicious. For runners, Castelmola is just 2.5km jog uphill and the views there are even more stunning. We walked down to the town everyday; if there is any improvement, it might be to increase the frequency of the shuttle service. Otherwise we had a wonderful time. Thank you!

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank ineedaholiday72
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Villa Ducale is set above Taormina. A beautiful location and the views from the restaurant-bar and terrace down to the sea and across to Mount Etna is perfect. A great location to escape the busy, touristy streets in town.

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Ducale - attentive service with thoughtful touches, great rooms. And a regular shuttle bus down the hill (and back up again), although we took the stairs up and down.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank atmattrhodes
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

Hotel Villa Ducale is a wonderful Hotel in a beautiful location above Taormina. It is luxurious, clean and tastefully decorated, but most important of all, it has the loveliest of staff who cannot do enough for their guests.
If you want a fantastic view from your hotel room/ dining room then look no further. The views of Mount Etna and the surrounding area from this hotel are breathtaking. Breakfasts were mesmerising -wonderful food and a view to die for!
We visited early April for our wedding anniversary and it was the perfect place to stay. We were made welcome from the moment we arrived and nothing was too much trouble to make our stay memorable. It is a little out of town, but there is a free shuttle service for those who don’t fancy the steep steps down to Taormina ( it took us less than 20 mins to walk at an easy pace and we are in our late 60’s). We didn’t walk back as we had the option of the free shuttle service, the local bus (€2) that stopped outside the hotel or a taxi (€15).
We had dinner in the hotel 3 out of the 5 nights that we stayed and the standard is high! Excellent produce prepared to perfection and served with a smile. Prices were not unreasonable considering the quality. There was a great selection of wines and cocktail hour, with all the little nibbles, was a nice way to start the evening after a day’s sightseeing.
I’d definitely go to this hotel again and would recommend it to anyone who wants to feel special!

Room tip: All rooms are beautiful and have good views.
Date of stay: April 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

Excellent hotel with views to die for! Sitting in the dining room having just arrived sipping the best Prosecco we have ever tasted looking at snow covered Etna to our right & beautiful blue sea down to our left was one of our best ever holiday moments. The hotel has wonderful staff who couldn’t do enough for us & excellent food in their restaurant. Our suite was excellent, spacious & nicely furnished with yet more views this time of the Italian mainland from our balcony

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank ThetravellingGog
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Rosaria , Margarita, Manila(?) and the complete staff were 120% all about the guests!! The accomodations, the food, the atmosphere could not have been better!!! We were a bit stressed when we got out of the car on our arrival, but Rosaria took us by the hand and immediately we felt the stress leave us!! Hope one day to return for a longer stay!!!! Please pass the word, this is the place to stay!!!!!!

Room tip: They are ALL fantastic!!!!
Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank MrTravelerNewOrleans
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