We stayed in Villa Ducale for a week in August and we were not disappointed! Upon arrival we met the staff who presented us with complimentary Prosecco and Sicilian nibbles - straight away we were swept away by the view of Taormina! Throughout the week the staff were so friendly and helpful, offering advice where possible! We ate in the hotel on numerous occasions and the food was delicious, the chef is a Sicilian lady and cooked the best Gnocchi and Lasagne we have EVER tasted! If you let the staff know what you want to eat they cook it especially!! The room was lovely, really clean and had a jacuzzi hot-tub! Recommend getting a superior room as you have a balcony with a view of the sea. Although there is no pool, there is a small jacuzzi with sun-loungers - the hotel is also directly linked to a number of beaches and you can get a private shuffle back and forth which is arranged by the beach. There is a private shuttle provided by the hotel straight to Taormina (about 15 minute drive) and if you miss the shuttle the public bus-stop is just outside the door and costs only 50c! If you want something more quaint you can also get a bus to Castlemola (which we highly recommend) which is something straight out of a filmset and only takes apprx 10 mins to reach!!
So to summarise we nearly cried when we left and already can't wait to go back!!!! Thanks Villa Ducale :-)
- 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