My wife and I had a lovely stay here as part of our honeymoon. The nightly rate is in the expensive end compared to other offerings in Taormina but it was definitely worth it.
It was a stylish monastery and stylishly retains many of the original features. The rooms all have high ceilings and ours had a great sea view too.
The service from all the staff was excellent, from the chambermaids, pool attendants through to the front of desk staff.
We had a memorable dinner on the first night in the hotel's michelin starred restaurant sat on a veranda. Although it's the first time I'd seen a water menu, I wasn't convinced by this.
I'd certainly recommend drinks in the courtyard bar.
Prior to booking this hotel, I'd also considered the Grand Hotel Timeo. As it turned out we were extremely happy with the San Domenico Palace.
Our only reservation was that the internet wasn't included in the room rate.
If you're planning to celebrate a special occasion in Taormina (or even if you aren't), I'm sure you won't be disappointed with this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This place is temporarily closed for renovation. Opening date to be announced soon. A LUXURY 5-STAR HOTEL ON THE EAST COAST OF SICILY The San Domenico Palace Hotel sits in a truly magnificent setting that has attracted people from ancient times. A luxury 5-star hotel in an ancient Dominican monastery, it has views over Mount Etna and Taormina Bay on the east coast of Sicily not far from Messina. Countless famous writers, artists and composers, came here to savour this unique spot at the very tip of Italy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo San Domenico Taormina
- Palazzo San Domenico Hotel Taormina
- San Domenico Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily