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Hotel Villa Ducale

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually stayed at the Hotel Villa Ducale for the first time in 2006, and can not wait to get back! We travel extensively for work and leisure, typically staying at 4 and 5 star hostelries and consider this hotel the most delightful, intimate, and aesthetically pleasing we have ever visited. The service staff is exceptional, helpful and ever present,...

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West Midlands, UK
Reviewed 12 December 2016

There isn't really a lot to add to other reviews. This small boutique style hotel is in a spectacular location high above Taormina with distant views to Mt Etna. We travelled with Easyjet, arranged for a private transfer, and by lunchtime were sitting on the terrace drinking a lovely large glass of Sicilian red wine, looking forward to the next...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband and I decided to come to Taormina for our honeymoon and I have to say this is the best choice we ever made. Since the first moment we arrived at the hotel Villa Ducale we felt in heaven. After a long flight we were exhausted and the view you can admire since your first steps in this wonderful...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Villa Ducale is a gem sitting in the hills overlooking Taormina. Check in was effortless. A young lady showed us to our room and showed us where everything was. The room was very clean and quit. Breakfast at the outdoor terrace was enjoyable and the two waitresses always had smiles on their faces and eager to serve you. The shuttle...

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Connecticut
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Villa Ducale was our home away for 4 nights and we enjoyed every moment of it. The rooms were beautifully and thoughtfully appointed, the staff was helpful and a pleasure to work with (and their English was excellent), and the restaurant was outstanding. Several in town restaurants were suggested, all were great, and the staff went out of their...

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Orange County, California
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a wonderful hotel! From the moment we arrived, the staff was exceptionally helpful. Then, they took us to our room. Unbelievably, we had a balcony and a large terrace - each with stunning views of the sea and Mt. Etna. The room itself was llovely and large, with plenty of closet and storage space. The bathroom had a...

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Castle Rock, CO
Reviewed 15 November 2016

OK folks, this is the only place to stay in Taormina, but only if you like beautiful mountaintop view overlooking the sea, wonderfully hospitable service, and a chef that will bend over backwards to satisfy your gluten free or other dietary needs or desires. Ilia practically met us in the street as we drove up, took the car to park,...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife and I spent 4 nights at Villa Ducale in November, 2016. We got a great rate on a "Design Suite, which was spacious and very well appointed. The location is excellent, with spectacular views. We never got tired of the vistas up and down the coast, and particularly of Mt Etna once the clouds parted. It is up...

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London
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had a fantastic stay at Villa Ducale. The staff are one of the biggest attributes of this hotel. Nothing is too much trouble and they take time to get to know their guests. It's a boutique hotel - small and unique. We had a courtyard room which was small but had everything you needed. The views from the terrace,...

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Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Elegant smart location located above Taormina, which is reachable by steps, the free hotel minibus and local public transport. Fantastic views. Meals are taken on a terrace with views down the coast towards Siracusa, and the panorama will be hard to beat: you will not get this view from a hotel in town. Free afternoon tea and subsequent snacks encourage...

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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: $349 - $799 (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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“Request a room with a view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles LDKSRK, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Design Suites have a separate living area, bedroom and bathroom. Views are to the south (away from Mt Etna).”
 of 5 bubbles G8988JQphils, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Worth paying for the sea views if available. Visit Castelmola for even higher views and a beautiful village.”
 of 5 bubbles BrianL725, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“a former villa, now in use as a hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles dennysgoossens, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Highly recommend superior room with sea view and terrace”
 of 5 bubbles sarahmY2356IN, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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