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Excelsior Palace Hotel

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed two nights the hotel was very clean and very warm. The weather had been unseasonably cooler than normal so the warmth was welcome. The staff were pleasant and very helpful Angelo the porter gave us some tips on what to see and the bars to go and visit all in all a nice break. The rooms are a bit...

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, many thanks for your good review. See you soon Excelsior Palace Hotel Staff

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in January, as this was one of the few open hotels, through I suggest this should have been shut for refurbishment too. The room was dated and then the bathroom, once we could force the door open over the tiles, was in the most hideous orange colour that it hurt your eyes to enter. Also, the...

3Thank Jennie P
Reviewed 19 January 2017

An amazing week in Taormina arriving Christmas Eve and returning New Year's Eve. A fantastic Hôtel with views of the sea and Mount Etna. Our room with a sea view was great. A high ceiling and tasteful curtains, two balconies and an excellent size. A plate of sweet meats was provided plus a lemon cake provided by Taormina cars who...

3Thank Castlelite
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were booked in by a travel agent into this fine upmarket hotel overlooking the Ionian Sea, facing Mt Etna and on the edge of Taormina itself. Fortunately December has pruned the hotels and town of most tourists leaving us to enjoy its service and quiet luxury. Parking is the only problem but valet service fixes this. Weather coolly perfect...

1Thank Richard A
RossellaDirezione, Supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your wonderful review. See you soon Best regards Excelsior Palace Hotel Staff

Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Built in 1904, the exterior and interior of the Excelsior Palace is in a grand ornate style. Perhaps one of its main advantages is its situation adjacent to one of the public multi storey public carparks if its own parking spaces are full. It is perched on the edge of a rocky outcrop with superb views down to the sea...

1Thank eaglesclan
RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon in our hotel retro'. Best regards Excelsior Palace Hotel Staff

Ramsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The hotel is a striking old building in a great location. Our bedroom was a good size and comfortable but the decor was a little dated, in keeping with the hotel's overall decor. The en suite bathroom was quite large but the shower and bath arrangement was awkward and called for care when showering. The dining room has been updated...

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Staff were extremely helpful and welcoming and the room was very comfortable, with great views across Taormina and out to sea. The garden and swimming pool area are very relaxing - a real oasis of tranquillity, yet only a couple of minutes walk from the bustle of the old town, with its bars and restaurants. The hotel bar / restaurant...

4Thank DaveT8282
RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for the wonderful review. These judgments gratify us and excite us. We hope to see you soon Best Regards Excelsior Palace Hotel Staff

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two days at the beginning of November - Beautiful view from our room. Although it was still very warm (22-24°C), the management decided it was too cold for Italians (their own words) and closed the pool and switched off the hotel air conditioning. Doesnt matter that we had paid for these services ! No refund. They didnt care...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was with a tour group and was very impressed with the location of this hotel. Built in 1904 (I think) it retains a traditional atmosphere and decor. The bar / lounge area has fabulous views over the bay of Naxos and the outside terrace leads down steps through a lovely garden to the pool. This has a bar, good...

1Thank bj13johnson
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The hotel is in a very good location close to shops, restaurants and bars. The room was very small and needed refurbishing and the bathroom was tiny. The pool area is lovely and it was very quiet despite the hotel being busy.

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RossellaDirezione, supervisor at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your review. For big room there is normally a upgrade. So, we would be happy if you'd come back to stay at the Excelsior,book in advance and you will be satisfied. Best regards Excelsior Palace Hotel staff

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  • Pool
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  • 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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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
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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: ₹ 6,553 - ₹ 31,922 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles Castlelite, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Worth paying extra for a sea/Mt Etna voew”
 of 5 bubbles eaglesclan, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room overlooked Mount Etna but also busy roads so sea view might be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles thegrumpster63, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms, full sea view, and Etna view”
 of 5 bubbles 902philt, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had an excellent Superior Room with two balconies and a beautiful sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Cachia, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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