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Hotel Villa Ducale

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Loved the view and location, quiet and tranquile. The free shuttle to the city center compensates the distance. Very nice view in both the common areas and our room, which has a small lovely terrace facing Mar Jónico and "Italy". It also has a comfortable living room. The whole staff friendly and diligent. Very good experience.

Thank RosarioGan
New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Driving up the circuitous mountain,one hairpin turn after the next, the weather cold and rainy, I wasn't in the best of moods. Finally we saw the sign for Villa Ducale, breathed a sigh of relief and were rewarded by the most incredible views from the prime spot of the the hotel's dining room, all open to the sea. Hot coffee...

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VillaDucale, Owner at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Lynn, we feel overwhelmed by your review and are so proud to read your beautiful words! Villa Ducale is a special place for special people; it's a luxury sicilian chic villa converted into a boutique hotel but basically it's a "casa" where you receive a top level service but at the same time you can truly feel at home....

Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our stay at Villa Ducale began with welcome wine, a stunning view from the dining room, and a complete orientation to the hotel and Taormina. Our room had a balcony with a view of Etna, and we enjoyed watching the changing light and changing clouds over the mountain. Throughout our stay we received extremely attentive service, for the room, in...

Thank chopsgma
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are prepared to not be in Taormina, and hike up and down the very steep steps, then this is the place to chose. The views are spectacular, and we watched Etna every evening from our terrace. The staff were extremely friendly, the room (a suite) was great, though not well organised for a family of 4, as we...

Thank PetraJM
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved everything about this hotel. Once we arrive in our rental car (all the way up the hill) we were immediately greeted by staff who parked our car and took our bags. Check-in was easy and everyone was super friendly and helpful, even recommending (delicious) restaurants in town. Our room was super nice with a terrace overlooking mount Etna....

1Thank VanCan2012
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had 2 rooms next to each other, with spacious balconies overlooking Taormina. From the moment we arrived (drove a hire car up the hill, not recommended if you're a nervous driver and not used to driving on the other side of the road!), all the staff were so friendly and immediately made us feel at home. At breakfast each...

Thank marcus198255
Chandigarh, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My cousin receommended Villa Ducale to us and we booked it last minute not knowing what to expect. What we found was a lovely little hotel managed by some very lovely people. From the moment we got there , they made us feel so welcomed and at home. We went straight to the lovely terrace restaurant to have our welcome...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, when you first drive up to this mountaintop boutique hotel you never expect what a treat you are in for. Once through the gates and into the small but fabulously rustic reception area, you are met with staff (Martina), who could not provide you with more service. We really felt catered to. The rooms were perfect! Clean, updated and...

Thank maxmicliz
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Ducale - location was fantastic with superb views across to Mount Etna and the coast. All of the staff were excellent - so friendly and accommodating - nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious. Sheer luxury - we would love to come back. Keith and Sarah, Jersey, Channel islands

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

For our first anniversary a seven night stay in Sicily seemed a great fit. Having organised a transfer from Catania airport to the hotel, we were met by Umberto, a very friendly driver with a great sense of humour who gave us some helpful recommendations and got us to Hotel Villa Ducale in around 45 mins. Upon arrival we were...

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VillaDucale, Manager at Hotel Villa Ducale, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, thank you for your glorious review, We are glad you liked what you saw. Our Annex Luxury design Suites have just been totally refurbished and enjoy the best views of main land Italy and the strait of Messina, just where In Greek mythology, Scylla the monster lived and on the other side her counterpart Charybdis. The two sides...

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Ducale

Address: via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: $318 - $845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Ducale 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Ducale Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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“all have excellent views; all are different; all are quiet.”
Charlotte1953, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get the rooms with views of Mt. Etna. We were lucky to there during a time of eruption, and the view from our room as well as from the hotel's dining room were magnificent.”
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