Villa Ducale exceeded our expectations and we regretted not having booked more days there in our driving tour around Sicily.The panoramic vista from the terrace over Taormina, the Ionian Sea and Mt. Etna is simply breathtaking. Equally superb is the Villa's emphasis on hospitality - not only meeting their guests' needs but often exceeding them. Hospitality and inclusiveness pervades every aspect of this well-managed, boutique hotel. The proprietors are charming, helpful and welcoming. We were made to feel as if we were members of the extended family of Villa Ducale rather than passing strangers but never in an intrusive way. The service ethic demonstrated by the staff at the front desk, the dining room and the kitchen was flawless. We felt we were among friends and conversation was easy. If your Italian is limited, the staff make every effort to converse in English, the front desk staff are indeed fluent (most likely in several languages). Our room was well-appointed, simply but elegantly decorated in an Italian country-house style. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and the linens appropriate for the climate. A large television was available in the room but we never switched it on - why come to Taormina to watch TV? We often sat or lounged on the small patio outside our room as well as the hotel terrace and contemplated our good fortune in being able to enjoy the experience of Taormina and Villa Ducale and a superb night vista. A small salon was also available beside our bedroom. The bathroom was filled with luxurious toiletries of every variety with evocative scents - melograno e menta was a favourite. As seasoned travellers in Italy, it is rare that we do not find some flaw, however small, to mention about our accommodation choices. In the case of Villa Ducale, our experience was flawless due in no small part to the leadership and philosophy of hospitality disseminated by its proprietors. A memorable experience that will ensure our return.
- 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