First of all I would like to apologize for so delayed review.
We had 3 amazing and unforgettable nights at VILLA DUCALE on our honeymoon trip this July. As person with more than 10 years’ experience in travel industry and checking, staying in a plenty of hotels during familiarization trips I can see definitely – VILLA DUCALE is “simply the best!!!”
We chose it by feedback on Tripadvisor as the best hotel in whole Sicily. Yes, it is!
From very first step at late night of check-in day until our check-out we felt like in paradise. It’s really worth! We stayed in Superior Room with amazing view to bay and Taormina centre.
There was huge terrace with sun beds where you can relax during the day and lovely balcony.
All meal was just perfect – breakfast, afternoon snacks and candle light dinner!
Very convenient shuttle service to Taormina and back.
After Taormina we went to Syracuse to stay 1 night. That hotel has shuttle service to the beach. When we decided to swim a bit and started fording into the sea my wife realized that there is no wedding ring on her finger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried to calm her as much as I could. “Be sure, you left the ring in Syracuse hotel”. After 2 quite nervous hours on the beach and few beers we came back to the hotel. Both stormed our room and bathroom – but there was no ring… Bad sign to lose wedding ring? Then I switched on my mobile phone and found around 10 messages about “missed calls” from VILLA DUCALE, moreover it was SMS from Mr. Ajith – they found the ring in the bathroom! At the same time I found e-mail with the same salutary text. We called them and promised to pick up the ring next morning. Actually our original route from Syracuse was down to the island to visit Ragusa, but the ring was # 1 now! And 120 km distance between Syracuse and Taormina was like light walk before the sleep. We reached VILLA DUCALE around 9:00 – breakfast time and after ring “return procedure” we were kindly invited for cup of coffee with beautiful Etna view. Wife even asked for glass of prosecco to relax finally.
It was my second trip to Sicily and first for my wife, but we are sure we will return here in 10 – 15 years. And for sure we will return to VILLA DUCALE!
Once again - HUGE THANK YOU ALL VILLA DUCALE STAFF!!! Wish you all the best and Happy New Year!
Jonas and Milda from Lithuania
- 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