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“We spent 2 night here and one night at the Carlotta(same owner)” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Villa Ducale
Ranked #1 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Nyons, France
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“We spent 2 night here and one night at the Carlotta(same owner)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

We preferred the Carlotta although I have no complaints and we even slept with our door open to our balcony at night while we watched the sea.....the service at the Carlotta for us was beyond superb where here we were given some bad reco's for dinner (overpriced bad food). The food at the hotel is good and the breakfasts were incredible! More like a lunch! And the service at breakfast was excellent. Taormina is overbuilt and like so many other overly tourist filled places we try to avoid such as St. Tropez (been there twice), St. Paul De Vence, Portofino (ugh!), Positano etc etc. If you are not into crowds and everyone trying to sell their souvenirs all over the quaint streets...one night is more than enough here. I must add that Etna is amazing!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Everything was perfect! Our rooms were great with wonderful views. The food was so delicious we ate dinner there most nights! The staff was so helpful and friendly. When i visit again I will be staying at Hotel Villa Ducale!! Thank You!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

Very helpful staff, lovely views, fabulous food. HIghly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

From the welcoming drink when we arrived to the tearful goodbyes on departure our stay at the Hotel Villa Ducale could not have been bettered. After a long hard year we had treated ourselves to a suite for our 10 day stay and didn't regret the decision. Other reviewers have commented that these lack the view of Etna which is true but unless you are very hard to please the views over the Straits of Messina are wonderful. Our suite was well appointed with comfortable beds and good linen and a lovely deep bath.
The staff were friendly and helpful and seemed to speak every language flawlessly. They were a great source of advice and recommendations and went out of their way to help us make arrangements. The free shuttle bus was a bonus as the walk down into the centre of Taormina is steep and twisty. The shuttle drivers were great - whatever they are paid its not enough!
Finally the food had to be our favourite part of the trip. Breakfast are amazingly lavish with wonderful local cheeses and meats to try. The evening meals were a bonus especially after a long day. The food was good and the service relaxed and informal but still efficient. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxed, comfortable holiday and we plan to return soon.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

This was our second stay at Villa Ducale, and certainly not the last one. Again, everything was perfect from A to Z. Even towards the end of a long season, the staff is very friendly, attentive, and helpful, the food is delicious (and there's plenty of it - breakfast as well as complimentary buffet nibbles in the afternoon and before dinner), and the views from our room and from the terrace are simply breathtaking. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Ducale

Property: Hotel Villa Ducale
Address: via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,691 - ₹ 46,498
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Ducale 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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Also Known As:
Ducale Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily

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