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San Domenico Palace Hotel

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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Located in a beautiful business with excellent sea views this property provides outstanding customer service coupled with great quality food. Out door pool with a great bar is also top notch. Staff is very friendly and highly attentive..

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Wow, I am simply thrilled that you thought of us as a “great” with “extcellent sea view”, thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay at the San Domenico Palace. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Taormina- hopefully sometime very...

Brighouse, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We booked a superior twin room at San Domenico Palace Hotel for our honeymoon via Kuoni. We requested a balcony and I was disappointed on arrival to find we had a room without a balcony. However the view over the gardens and coastline was stunning and we had been left a bottle of sparking wine to celebrate our wedding, which...

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the San Domenico Palace , your feedback is incredibly important for us because we recognise we can only improve if we truly listen to what our guests are saying about us. I am happy to read that you enjoyed our location and most importantly the service...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights as the relaxing part of a rail adventure across Europe. I chose the Hotel especially to give my wife a bit of pampering as a thank you for coming with me on the trip. We were not disappointed. The hotel was excellent in all respects and we especially liked the lovely gardens and superb food...

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your beautiful and precious suggestion especially on our Mediterranean garden and on our restaurant . We are very proud of our gastronomic choice and different kind of kitchen traditional and gourmet with Sicilian touch. I will personally forward your nice comment to our team. We do hope to welcome you back...

Pelham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This hotel has an excellent location with easy walks to shopping, restaurants, and sites. We were in room 238 with a view of the bay, Teatro Greco and more. Even though the room was on the small side, the bed was comfortable and we enjoyed the small terrace. We couldn't recommend this hotel for anyone who has a problem with...

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your review about your stay at San Domenico Palace. I am glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel. We really appreciate the comments that we receive from our guests. Thank you for the special mention about Cristina she will be very happy to know that the massage...

NYC
Reviewed 29 May 2015

This is a beautiful hotel, with views of the water, surrounded by gardens, elegant, with everything planned and presented with exquisite taste. Yes, it is expensive, but no more so than other hotels of its caliber. Very much worth the visit.

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review , you have reason regarding our garden: a spell cast by nature and man’s care – there’s no better way to describe the San Domenico’s Italian gardens. Cascades of flowers, coulisses of succulent plants, vine-covered walls and the intense perfumes of exotic essences: gentle touches that the San Domenico lavishes...

Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Beautiful hotel set in a cloistered monastery. Excellent and attentive service on all counts. Only a few minor criticisms in that the rooms are a little small and the one we had, although termed 'Classic' was simply just old fashioned. The bathroom however was large, more modern and well equipped. A further minor point was the wi-fi which was charged...

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your beautiful and precious review especially on our garden we are glad you had enjoyed it and that you spent a nice honeymoon. I will personally forward your nice comment to our team. We do hope to welcome you back in the future for your 1st Anniversary. Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager

Reviewed 29 May 2015

If you are looking for a gorgeous and relaxing location then look no further. Come back nearly every year and each year always tops itself. The view at breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean sea is breath-taking. The breakfast is 4 tables full of heaven, so overwhelming, beautiful! Phenomenal, recommend it thoroughly.

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your nice comments regarding your stay with us at the San Domenico Palace we really appreciate them. We are glad to ear that you spent same unforgettable moment with us and further more that you had enjoyed our huge buffet breakfast. Thank you again and best Sicilian regards. Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Third visit here, and the hotel was as good as ever. Roll on the next visit! Hotel services were excellent, and there are some great restaurants in Taormina,too.Try Granduca or Baronessa-they are also very good on gluten free diets,too.

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you have enjoyed our location and the town of Taormina. We look forward to welcoming you back to the San Domencio Palace Hotel again soon. Best Sicilian Regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager

Reviewed 25 May 2015

this is an absolutely beautiful hotel in Taormina. The hotel has beautiful gardens a great swimming pool with views of mount Etna. The staff were very courteous and our room was great. It had a view of the sea and mount Etna. It is very well situated Ina quiet part of taormina and within walking distance to all the main...

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at San Domenico Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your beautiful description especially of the view that you can join from our swimming pool. I will personally forward your nice comment to all our team, they will be proud of it. We do hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager

Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel itself is beautiful but wow is EVERYTHING expensive. Internet = 9 euros a day, per device! For as much as the accommodations are, you would like to think that WiFi would be free. Drinks at the pool = 15 euros each! They are even more expensive in the lobby area at night.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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Address: Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: RM1,430 - RM3,692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — San Domenico Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 108
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Also Known As:
Palazzo San Domenico Taormina
Palazzo San Domenico Hotel Taormina
San Domenico Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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#9 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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