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San Domenico Palace Hotel

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#11 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Birmingham
Reviewed 27 June 2015

A great location in the centre but a calm oasis of quality and luxury, we had a junior suite which we enjoyed, a beautifully comfortable oversized bed, a well equipped bathroom with a small terrace with 2 sun beds. The alfresco breakfast is up there as good as anywhere with lovely sea views. The central courtyard bar is also excellent...

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

Dear Guest, What lovely comments, thank you. We are so pleased that you loved your room overlooking the bay of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. I am very sorry regarding the size of the pool. We hope it wont be long until you return to see us all again. Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the hotel. The rooms are very old fashioned and are not a 5 star hotel standard specially for a leading hotel of the world member. Our welcome at the reception was very rude and we felt never well treated. Some things need to be done better. The internet connection is very poor, the fitness center...

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

Dear Caro M, Thank you for writing a review regarding your stay at the San Domenico. I am very sorry that you had dislikes our hotel and further more our reception staff. It is very strange because they are normally very polite and helpful with all our guests. I will investigate on this matter. Best regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager

Orpington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We only spent 3 nights in this amazing hotel but we enjoyed every minute of it. We received a warm welcome from Massimo in reception who showed us to our suite which had two bathrooms and overlooked a beautifully planted courtyard. Breakfast in the Bougainvillea restaurant was delightful. The choice of food was amazing and they even had Antonio, the...

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

Dear Heather S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to know how much you enjoyed staying with us. Massimo and Adriana at the front desk were over the moon with your lovely comments, as well as Antonio at the eggs station. We are indeed very lucky to have such...

Milano
Reviewed 23 June 2015

I am no longer a fan of huge, old historical hotels, nowadays I look for something smaller, well taken care of, with all the modern facilities you come to expect when you spend quite a bit of money on a room. Having said that, my room was very nice, the bathroom however left quite a bit to be desired, Tiles...

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

Dear Guest, let us thank you for your feedback you had write on Trip Advisor. Positive and negative comments are an important source for a us. I really appreciate the title of your review ““Not my type of hotel but good nevertheless”. Maybe on your next trip to Taormina you will have the surprise to see our Hotel restored but...

polzeath
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The room we had was a double deluxe room with a balcony overlooking the bay in the'new' part of the hotel. It was very quiet and had not disturbances. Bed extremely comfortable. Room service twice daily, beds changed daily if wanted. All staff extremely helpful. Breakfast was very good - omelettes of all kinds on request. The waitress, Lucia went...

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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 beautiful review about your stay at the San Domenico Palace and for the special mention regarding our Lucia at the Restaurant. She will be very happy to know it. We believe all our guests need to be treated to the little things that make a difference. Regarding the wi-fi, you...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We are two friends who spent a week in San Domenico Palace Hotel and we enjoyed every minute of it. The old monastery turned hotel still has the old World charme that is so rare these days. The rooms are not very big but lovely. We had booked a room with sea view and we had the most wonderful view...

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

Dear Annette H, Thank you so much for your comments we really appreciate it. We are very glad that you and your friend enjoyed your stay at the hotel. It is valuable for us to know that you enjoyed the food of our Restaurants, the view from your Superior Room (the description let me think of a Superior Room) and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Before booking this hotel I read some negative reviews on the size of the rooms, location of the swimming pool or quality of the carpet...what can I say? I think some people can't see Beauty even when it's right in front of them. This Hotel is STUNNING: it's an ancient monastery of extraordinary beauty, located in the centre of Taormina....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for writing this extraordinary review of San Domenico and further more because you decide to see and experience personally our hotel. ”Stunning” Your remark is wonderful we really appreciate it. It is pleasant to know that you like the accommodations, garden ecc. We truly believe that our staff brings an excellent service and we...

Melbourne
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Beautiful and grand spaces hotel but ours was a very small room, internal phone didnt work. Hard to get a lounge at the pool. Pool was really not up to standard for a 5 star hotel. Given wrong directions (and driven to wrong location for Hire car pickup (ie wrong town!) meaning we had to wait for 30 mins as...

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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 feedback. Positive as negative comments are important for us. For the future do not hesitate in contact us directly in order to help you with your reservation and better assist you regarding the room size and shape. Best regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager

Reviewed 20 June 2015

We returned to the San Domenico to savour the incredible breakfast options served on the balcony overlooking the sea. But the gardens are a delight and provide exquisite views of Taormina, the sea and Etna, and also the location of the good swimming pool. The location could not be handier for the town, and the hotel itself is set in...

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

Dear John E, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this excellent review of your not new experience at the San Domenico. We were delighted to read that you return to us to “savour the incredible breakfast” what a compliment! Thank you so much for you high praises regarding the service provided throughout your stay . It...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Oasis of calm and charm. Big private gardens, courtyards, great antiques. Vast amounts of space, except in the room. Hollywood stars staying for the film festival, apparently! Amazing buffet breakfasts. Too expensive to want to eat or drink in the hotel. Really lovely apart from the cost!

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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 the San Domenico Palace in Taormina. 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 “Hollywood Stars “ they really were here join the...

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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 )
About the property
  • 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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about San Domenico Palace Hotel

Address: Piazza San Domenico 5, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: €268 - €753 (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
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#9 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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