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Hotel Villa Ducale

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave, you feel at home. And what a home.. the place is magnificient, the vue is astonishing... in one sentence, I fell in love with villa Ducale and most of its staff. far away from the touristic kind of hotel, far away from what you even expect.. they will do their...

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

Dear JonathanBrs, it's us that want to thank you so much for your sweet comment! In a few simple words you have incredibly descrideb what Villa Ducale looks like... a beautiful place with an outstanding panorama, with beautiful people and amazing guests and ... love is in the air !!!! All my best, Signoar Rosaria Quartucci, the owner

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Driving up the circuitous mountain,one hairpin turn after the next, the weather cold and rainy, I wasn't in the best of moods. Finally we saw the sign for Villa Ducale, breathed a sigh of relief and were rewarded by the most incredible views from the prime spot of the the hotel's dining room, all open to the sea. Hot coffee...

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

Dear Lynn, we feel overwhelmed by your review and are so proud to read your beautiful words! Villa Ducale is a special place for special people; it's a luxury sicilian chic villa converted into a boutique hotel but basically it's a "casa" where you receive a top level service but at the same time you can truly feel at home....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We arrived at the hotel after a tiring trip and were immediately greeted by a gentleman named Eduardo. he offered us a drink with kindness and genuine warmth. Sitting at the table in the terrace of the lobby Eduardo explained to us the history of Taormina and Sicily, the hotel's services, stories about the volcano Etna and sicilian people. Our...

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

Dear Marie47JB, I feel so proud and happy to hear you enjoyed my service and presence so much. It's been an honor and pleasure to be at your disposal during your stay at Villa Ducale Taormina and happy to hear you enjoyed the stories about our famous town. A big thank from all the staff, nice you still remember their...

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We actually stayed at the Hotel Villa Ducale for the first time in 2006, and can not wait to get back! We travel extensively for work and leisure, typically staying at 4 and 5 star hostelries and consider this hotel the most delightful, intimate, and aesthetically pleasing we have ever visited. The service staff is exceptional, helpful and ever present,...

1Thank Michael R
West Midlands, UK
Reviewed 12 December 2016

There isn't really a lot to add to other reviews. This small boutique style hotel is in a spectacular location high above Taormina with distant views to Mt Etna. We travelled with Easyjet, arranged for a private transfer, and by lunchtime were sitting on the terrace drinking a lovely large glass of Sicilian red wine, looking forward to the next...

3Thank mathsboffin
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband and I decided to come to Taormina for our honeymoon and I have to say this is the best choice we ever made. Since the first moment we arrived at the hotel Villa Ducale we felt in heaven. After a long flight we were exhausted and the view you can admire since your first steps in this wonderful...

1Thank oliviamurrayhk
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Villa Ducale is a gem sitting in the hills overlooking Taormina. Check in was effortless. A young lady showed us to our room and showed us where everything was. The room was very clean and quit. Breakfast at the outdoor terrace was enjoyable and the two waitresses always had smiles on their faces and eager to serve you. The shuttle...

2Thank Bob t
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Villa Ducale was our home away for 4 nights and we enjoyed every moment of it. The rooms were beautifully and thoughtfully appointed, the staff was helpful and a pleasure to work with (and their English was excellent), and the restaurant was outstanding. Several in town restaurants were suggested, all were great, and the staff went out of their...

Orange County, California
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a wonderful hotel! From the moment we arrived, the staff was exceptionally helpful. Then, they took us to our room. Unbelievably, we had a balcony and a large terrace - each with stunning views of the sea and Mt. Etna. The room itself was llovely and large, with plenty of closet and storage space. The bathroom had a...

1Thank Robert F
Castle Rock, CO
Reviewed 16 November 2016

OK folks, this is the only place to stay in Taormina, but only if you like beautiful mountaintop view overlooking the sea, wonderfully hospitable service, and a chef that will bend over backwards to satisfy your gluten free or other dietary needs or desires. Ilia practically met us in the street as we drove up, took the car to park,...

2Thank italy-nuts

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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: ₹ 11,742 - ₹ 43,805 (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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“the middle Sea view top room with balcony ;)”
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 of 5 bubbles JonathanBrs, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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