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Excelsior Palace Hotel

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The stunning surroundings and views where amazing. Hotel was beautiful and staff really nice. Breakfast was fine. There's to many fabulous restaurants to mention. Just round on the corner is a small bar on the corner which serves lovely cocktails where you can sit and watch the world go by. We will be definitely return to Taormina !!!

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for your review, we hope to see you soon. Best regards Excelsior Palace Hotel staff

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This nice old hotel is set in an excellent situation just on the edge of pretty Taormina. One aspect has views towards Mount Etna and the other the sea. Possibly a sea view room is the best option as Etna is a bit like Brigadoon! We were travelling as part of a Riviera tour and though we found the rooms...

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your review. About dinner service, we are sorry for fast service for you. About bar, we have bar service inside from 3,30 pm to 23,30 pm and in pool area from 9,00 am to 18,00 pm. We hope to see you soon. Best regards Excelsior Palace Staff

Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We have today got back from an 11 day stay at this hotel. It was fantastic. Beautiful clean rooms and stunning views. The staff are very helpful, jovial and always smiling. This was our third visit to Sicily and this was the best hotel we have stayed in. We will be back.

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are glad of your good stay at Excelsior Palace Hotel, we work so that the vacation becomes unforgettable in beauty and comfort. See you soon Best regards Rosella Castorina Ponte

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed for 2 weeks at the beginning of September. The location of the hotel was perfect both as a base to explore the island and within the lovely town of Taormina. The view from the hotel were spell binding, particularly if facing Etna. The pool was excellent with again beautiful views of the sea below. The hotel was built...

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, you understand perfectly what we are, and you love us for this. We love you! Many thanks See you soon Rosella Castorina Ponte

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I have been told since I was a young man that Taormina was one of the most beautiful places to stay in Sicily and they weren't wrong. The Excelsior Palace makes the stay so much more special. Location superb, staff great, ammenities sensational, breakfast beautiful and the views amazing!!!! Don't stay anywhere else!!!

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, the Excelsior was born in the early ' 900 when starting the Tourism in Taormina; so , you know the great tour of writers, painters and artists, who have made famous Taormina in Europe. Excelsior with Timeo and San Domenico began the history of tourism Taormina. Thanks for the your important review, with Taormina background. Best regards

Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

When we arrived it was very dark, and seemed to take forever to get to the hotel from the Autostrada, but in the morning we could see why. We had the most fantastic views from our room, which was upgraded as it was our silver wedding anniversary. The room was very comfortable and clean. the staff were very pleasant, and...

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thanks for your good review. See you soon Best regards Rosella Castorina Ponte

Melbourne
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel has many great features. It is in a wonderful location at the entrance to the old town. The views are stunning. You can see Mt.Etna. Sitting on the terrace is the best way to enjoy the view. The staff are friendly and courteous. However the rooms are looking "tired". It would have been at the height of its...

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, our main expression is the charm of history and of the past. There are greek walls around us and the building is very old, was born in 1904, whit a wonderful Etna view. Best regards Rosella Castorina Ponte

Towcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Although this hotel is rated as four star, it easily fulfils that criteria. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room looked quite old fashioned, but had a wonderful view of Mt Etna and the sea with a small balcony to sit in and admire the view. We found the food very tasty and all the fish, meat and vegetables...

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Malta (Europe)
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A friend and I have just returned from a two-night stay at the Excelsior Palace Hotel. It is an extremely comfortable hotel with breath-taking views and lovely staff. The hotel is full of Old-World Charm with beautiful gardens, pool and lounges. One of the most positive points is the utter silence day and night...even though it was totally booked when...

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Gourock
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The pool area of this hotel is truly stunning. Lounging on the end terrace trying to read Aunt Poldi and the Sicilian Lions to get in the mood, the attention is constantly caught by everything around you and there is a lot! 800 feet below you is the railway, lots of boats and the large port area that dwarves the...

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear customer, we thank you for the very nice review. See you soon Best regards Rosella Ponte

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Excelsior Palace Hotel even to day after more then one hundred years its building is considered one of the most appreciated hotel structure in Taormina.Its architecture draw its origin from a context cultural and natural,Greek,Roman and Medieval.The Excelsior Palace Hotel looks over one of the most beautiful wiew of the world:Etna and the Bay of Naxos, the Greek Theatre, and the immense space of the Jonian Sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Excelsior Palace Hotel

Address: Via Toselli 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: $134 - $680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 88
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Excelsior Palace Taormina
Hotel Excelsior Palace
Excelsior Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily
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“Book a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Castlelite, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Worth paying extra for a sea/Mt Etna voew”
 of 5 bubbles eaglesclan, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room overlooked Mount Etna but also busy roads so sea view might be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles thegrumpster63, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms, full sea view, and Etna view”
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“We had an excellent Superior Room with two balconies and a beautiful sea view.”
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