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Excelsior Palace Hotel

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Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 23 May 2015

This hotel was probably the place to stay at in the 1920s. It had an amazing location and having said that , there's a lot to be desired. The light in the rooms is awful and so reading is not easy. The fixtures, pillows, and so much more need an update really bad. I could go on but needless to...

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Reviewed 21 May 2015

A well kept, old style (1904) hotel with very friendly and helpful staff at the end of the main street in Taormina. Our room lacked power sockets, which is unfortunate these days and the pool while very nice is a fair walk and many stone steps from the hotel so be prepared. However great location and great views!

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Nr Thame, Bucks
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Although the Excelsior has a slightly faded grandeur, it more than makes up for this by excellent service, superb position and attention to detail, even providing a packed lunch to accommodate a problem diet.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Wonderful situation at the South end of the main street of Taormina with views either over the sea or Etna (our room had two small balconies and both views). Style emulates its age (111 years) but the rooms have been brought up to date and are very comfortable with air-con, comfortable beds and good showers and bathrooms. Pool area lovely...

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Wombourne
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Excellent hotel for a stay in Taormina. At the end of the main street , it has lovely views of Etna, although you will have to pay extra for a 'room with a view'. Our room was excellent, without the view, but others in our party complained of small rooms. There is a nice outdoor pool at the bottom of...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This hotel makes up for in charm what it lacks in luxury. In the process of renovation by the looks of the new dining room, the rooms,do need a bit of a maker over and refurbish . However they pass and hold a charm and elegance still. Our bed was quite firm but we managed to sleep ok on our...

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Located on the hilltop of this special town in Sicily, the Excelsior Palace is a gem from the past, still offering good old fashioned service with a smile. We had seven nights there, the breakfast was generous, from cereal, fresh fruit, tinned fruit, huge selection of breads, cakes, hams, cheeses, even bacon and scrambled eggs! Any amount of juice and...

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Catania, Italy
Reviewed 25 April 2015

The staff at this hotel were very helpful and friendly the rooms were serviced really well and the food was good We stayed 2 weeks and every day the view was different because of the weather only 1 rainy day and Mount Etna was stunning it was a pity the pool wasn't available but we were told it would be...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Location excellent with lovely pool which would be lovely to use in season (closed till June). Room overlooking a mount Etna view with balcony was everything you need in a relaxing holiday away from the busy town of Taormina. Complimentary dinner in April which was good and the secret is to order two starters instead of a main as this...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The hotel is in a great location and has a fantastic view of Mount Etna and the bay. The hotel is very tired and needs a makeover but the she staff and food were excellent. We had a good varied menu over the week we stayed. Breakfast was good, a selection of cereals, scrambled egg and bacon, cheeses and meats.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $135 - $742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 88
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Also Known As:
Excelsior Palace Taormina
Hotel Excelsior Palace
Excelsior Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily
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#17 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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“Book a sea view.”
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“Our room overlooked Mount Etna but also busy roads so sea view might be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles thegrumpster63, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 902philt, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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