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Surrey, UK
Reviewed 20 July 2011

The owner of Villa Ducale, Rosaria Quartucci, offers her guests a very personal and unique holiday experience. She has very high standards. Nothing is too much trouble for the very competent team. Every single member of staff manages to deliver an exceptionally professional service in such a friendly and welcoming fashion as to make you feel very special. Book directly...

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Nacka
Reviewed 20 July 2011

The hotell has a fantastic location with a view of the Taormina Bay and Etna. The hotell lobby and terace, where you can enjoy breakfast, drinks or dinner, is very nice and a place where you want to spend alot of time (hard to leave). We had a very nice room (mini suite) with a spectacular wiev of the North...

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Before we booked we reviewed Hotel Ducale and Hotel Carlotta. Which to book? They are ‘sister’ hotels. One is smaller and the other larger. One is nearly ‘in town’ (Taormina) and the other is ‘out of town’. From the Ducale you can look down on Taormina and walk down 450+ steps to get to the centre of Taormina. Walking down...

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Hauppauge, New York
Reviewed 14 July 2011

We stayed three nights at the Hotel Villa Ducale in July of 2010. We discovered it and chose it solely based on the reviews here at TripAdvisor, and we are so glad we did. The staff is warm and welcoming, the service is excellent, the food is fantastic, and the view of Mt. Etna and the sea is amazing. The...

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Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 July 2011

The fear that accompanies the drive to Villa Ducale up a steep and winding road is immediately dispelled by the warmth of its owner and her gracious staff. They quickly offer a welcoming drink and make you feel like a member of their family. We arrived late after the kitchen had closed, but they were able to quickly provide a...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 July 2011

Please forgive the redundancy with other guests on my following comments. This small hotel (17 rooms) is located in one of the most picturesque places on Earth, high above the sparkling blue Ionic sea, with views of beaches, villages and the ever active and interesting Etna. What completes the beauty is the warm welcome from the people who serve you...

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Seattle
Reviewed 4 July 2011

We are at Villa Ducale for 4 days and we love this hotel. It is a lovely boutique hotel and has the best views in town from its location high up on a hill. Rooms are well equipped, and our room has a wonderful large terrace with our own lounge chairs and umbrella with a breathtaking view of the sea....

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 July 2011

we spent a weekend at villa ducale. the hotel is situated on a hilltop with an unreal view to Mount Etna. We had a drink on the terasse accompanied with excellent fingerfood. just the perfect beginning of a superb weekend at Taormina. The staff is absurdly friendlly and supporting.........................................................................................................................................

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 June 2011

First the good stuff - the fabulous view, the very friendly staff, the high quality of the room and bed. All wonderful. Can't be faulted. However, reading these reviews you might think that this is the best hotel in the world. It isn't but it is very good. It's more like a very high quality guesthouse which it achieves very...

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

Dear A40Commute, Thank you to have chosen Taormina as your holiday destination and Villa Ducale as your home. I am happy that you have enjoyed my house and services and I apologize if we have failed to suggest the right restaurant and understand your expectations. As per any published description Villa Ducale was a private villa converted into a small...

Parksville, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Great staff (multi-lingual) and great service. This is a wonderful luxury boutique hotel. From the hotel terrace and from our room balcony, we could almost reach out and touch Mt. Etna. At the time we were there (late March) the rates were very good, as it was low season. The hotel also has a handy free shuttle service down to...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $270 - $908 (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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