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Hotel Villa Ducale

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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colchester
Reviewed 19 April 2012

The holiday of a lifetime, yet again! This is the third time we have visited Villa Ducale and it just keeps getting better. The wonderful staff, truly genuine and helpful, headed by Paolo treated us like royalty. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was superb - I've never tasted risotto like it - thank you so much...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 19 April 2012

I have just returned from a weekend sojourn in Sicily with my daughter who is studying in Parma. I wanted to expose her to something truly unique in Italy. We found it at the Villa Ducale. Paolo and his staff greet arriving guests with the admonition that one should treat the Villa Ducale as a home, not a hotel. Indeed,...

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Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 15 April 2012

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Villa Ducale. I must say the stay was all we could dream of. The suit was comfortable and the view was stunning. But as written in other reviews customer service/attitude was of highest quality. We missed one suitcase and thanks to the staff for helping us. The suitcase didn't arrive before 2...

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3Thank Bisibi
Bellevue, WA
Reviewed 12 April 2012

If you are visiting Sicily, and don't know whether to visit Taormina, the Hotel Villa Ducale should be enough of a reason to take you there. It was every bit as good as the Tripadvisor reviews led me to hope, and then better. Villa Ducale is located high up on the hill overlooking the town, with gorgeous views of the...

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9Thank jml66
London
Reviewed 9 April 2012

My husband and I recently spent a few days at Villa Ducale and we were blown away by all aspects of our visit. The service was amazing with everyone from the manager to the lady cleaning our room, introducing themselves and making sure we lacked for nothing - even arranging things that we simply enquired about. The location is perfect...

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3Thank Heather S
Yorkshire
Reviewed 9 April 2012

This hotel is fantastic and the staff raise the bar to levels of customer service i have never experienced anywhere before and I do travel extensively. We were greeted with a glass of well received prosecco on the terrace, which had the most amazing views (sea to your left, town below, etna to your right). Our room was no 10...

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5Thank brenda7Yorkshire
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Lovely rooms, excellent food (especially the breakfasts), stunning views of Etna and the sea, but above all customer service/attitude of the highest quality. You feel really spoiled and pampered. Helpful over travel/restaurants/parking/trips - feels like a true home from home. Do not miss if you go to Taormina.

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2Thank MuffinDordogne
Albi
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Villa Ducale is the epitomy of a boutique hotel. It is full of character, homely yet elegant, and stylish but not pretentious or fussy. There is much that could be said about its delightful setting, the sublime view and the delicious breakfasts and teas, but its greatest asset is its staff. Never have I experienced a better balance between efficiency,...

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3Thank divasboss
Los Angeles
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Villa Ducale ( Duke's Villa ) was the highlight of our trip to Sicily. All the staff are very professional and warm. The ambience is really wonderful. The room we stayed in was beautiful and romantic. The toiletries in the bathroom were 1st class. The restaurant is divine from sunrise to sunset + the views are to die for but...

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3Thank hmshlsl
Scarsdale, New York
Reviewed 6 April 2012

My son is studying in England for his junior year abroad, and thought Sicily would be an interesting destination for a week. He was certainly right, and Taormina served as a fine travel base and destination onto itself. It is a very beautiful town, perched high up (as are many towns in Sicily), overlooking the coastline, Ionian Sea and Mt....

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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: $291 - $872 (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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“Ask for a room with a view and a balcony - I think most do but I'm not sure.”
Malcolm318, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't hesitate to interact with staff about anything you want.”
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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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