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Hotel Villa Ducale

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Reviewed 12 October 2011

We had an amazing stay and absolutely no complaints but I don't think it is worth the money. London prices plus but room cramped and bathroom old fashioned. The terrace with the room was amazing but lots of Mosquitos. Breakfast and staff wonderful and shuttle really good.

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1Thank munnsie
London
Reviewed 9 October 2011

We have booked Villa Ducale after reading reviews about different hotels in Taormina and we really enjoyed all four days we spent there. Beautiful room with terrace and amazing view. The staff were very friendly and helpfull: one of them was even kind enough to personally show us the way to the different hotel to which we moved after Villa...

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Battle Ground, Washington
Reviewed 7 October 2011

My husband and I recently visited the Amalfi coast and then Sicily. Where do I begin? This is the most charming, beautiful, friendly place I think we have ever stayed at! Yes, it is a bit of a climb by car, but worth every effort. All of the staff are like family, The minute we arrived, we were greeted with...

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3Thank Arlene333
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 3 October 2011

We stayed at the Ducale for the one night after a night in the center of town. I was surprised to find that the place was quite a drive out (should I say up) of the center, its is basically halfway between Taormina and the perched town above it. The hotel is part of the small luxury hotels of the...

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

Dear guests from Orlando, thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Villa Ducale. Frankly our place is not suitable to everyone, Villa Ducale is very different in many ways from most hotels. You simply did not like it and did not understand its concept. But with the enormous amount of information on the...

Dublin
Reviewed 3 October 2011

This place is really great, great views, great food, great transport into taormina and great atmosphere. Honestly I do have to agree with previous reviews that the suites are not worth the price attached. We visited during summer 2011 and booked a suite as it was a special occasion, it was outside our budget but we didn't mind this time....

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8Thank Jay J
Wellington, Florida
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Tripadvisor led us there so I want to pay it forward. It is a converted private villa and you are treated by EVERYBODY as if you were staying in their home. The first 2 nights were in a Superior room and the last 5 nights in a Suite. The Superior room is lovely, has a narrow terrace that still accommodates...

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3Thank ortho1121
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 30 September 2011

Having read all of the previous reviews, I tried to think of one word to describe this magnificent hotel. The word that comes to mind is "perfection". We have traveled extensively and this hotel moved to number one on our list; for us, there is not a close second. In our opinion, you would be hard pressed to find a...

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3Thank rebb6076
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2011

We picked this hotel because it is so well reviewed on Tripadvisor and were surprised to find that it is every bit as good as its description. The views are exceptional. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful; everyone made a point of introducing themselves and making clear that nothing would be too much trouble. We would be back tomorrow...

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2Thank Samantha O
London
Reviewed 22 September 2011

Villa Ducale certainly deserves its ratings and plaudits; it does all the basics right (rooms, facilities), but the service is the best I have ever experienced. I would recommend it to anyone travelling to Taormina. There are not many hotels that I would definitely come back to, but this is one.

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1Thank David A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2011

As my husband says,there are hotels and there are hotels.There are hotels with faceless staff and nondescript furniture that you use as a crash-pad between sight-seeing or business meetings.There are chrome-n-steel hotels with loud,brash decor and loud,brash staff.And then there is the Villa Ducale,where you feel you have come home the minute you step inside the cool terrace.A warm greeting...

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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: $311 - $833 (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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