San Domenico Palace Hotel

Plazza San Domenico 5, Taormina, Italy

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18.5
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  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

Long Sicily’s finest hotel, and one of the most storied in all of Italy, San Domenico Palace benefits from a superb location, high on a hill above Taormina, with views of the Ionian Sea and the volcanic peak of Mount Etna. The building, an authentic and intact fifteenth-century monastery, is no less impressive, surrounded by terraces and gardens, with the newest additions dating back over a hundred years.

A “design hotel” this is most certainly not; what you see here is the result of the passage of time, from the Renaissance architecture to the 19th-century antiques on display in the public spaces. This is not to say, however, that you’ll be surrounded by century-old fixtures and amenities—while the interior design has escaped fashionable updates, the marble bathrooms, for example, are completely modern.

In the summer months, guests lounge by the swimming pool, on a terrace below the hotel, with a view spanning the ruins of an ancient Greek theater and Mount Etna. No fewer than four restaurants serve a broad spectrum of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, from the formal dining room of the old refectory to the casual Sicilian seafood on offer at the poolside. And the monks, one presumes, never had a 24-hour fitness center or a spa, much less a piano bar, which shows that history can, in some cases, be improved upon.

Please note:

San Domenico Palace Hotel is currently closed for renovations.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 105 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Need to Know

A credit card guarantee is required at time of booking. Rates quoted are for 2 guests. For rooms that allow additional guests: Children under the age of 4 years are free. From 4 - 12 years there is a supplement of Euro 55,00 per night. From 12 - 18 years there is a Euro 80,00 supplement per night.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Need to Know

A credit card guarantee is required at time of booking. Rates quoted are for 2 guests. For rooms that allow additional guests: Children under the age of 4 years are free. From 4 - 12 years there is a supplement of Euro 55,00 per night. From 12 - 18 years there is a Euro 80,00 supplement per night.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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