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Hotel Villa Ducale - Taormina

4 star Hotel Taormina

Via Leonardo Da Vinci 60 - Taormina

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 269 .00
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Located in Taormina, Hotel Villa Ducale is near the Saracen Castle. The romantic, informal hotel is also on the outskirts of the historical center where you can find the Greek Theatre, the Archaeological Museum, and the Duomo. Beach clubs can be reached via a 15-minute drive.

This smoke-free hotel features a comfortable furnished terrace with amazing sea and coastline views. You can take a complimentary shuttle to the town center during set times or relax at the bar/lounge. Enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast with homemade Sicilian products, a complimentary tea time buffet, free cocktail time buffet, and à la carte homemade Sicilian meals at the hotel's restaurant. Complimentary WiFi is available in public areas, and a computer station is located on site. Friendly multilingual staff provides tour/ticket assistance.

Additional amenities include an outdoor hydromassage bathtub and a sun deck with loungers. For a surcharge, guests have access to a roundtrip airport shuttle available on request. Self-parking and a valet service are available. Nearby street parking is complimentary.

 
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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 66 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Awesome experience

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Breakfast at Hotel Villa Ducale

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Villa Ducale

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Check-in: after 2:30 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 70 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Renovation and closures

The property is closed between 25 November and 14 March.

Hotel Villa Ducale is also known as

Hotel Villa Ducale
Ducale Hotel Taormina

9.4

Clean

9.2

Location

9.0

Quiet

8.8

Spacious

9.4

Service

Hotel Villa Ducale reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

This is one of the friendliest, most welcoming hotels I have ever stayed in. The room was lovely, the staff super-helpful and friendly, the breakfast just over the top in terms of quantity and quality of food offered. It really was an extraordinary experience for my wife and myself, outstanding in terms of value and pleasure in comparison with the six other hotels we stayed in during our Sicily trip, some more and some less expensive.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Very helpful and professional staff. Gorgeous food.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A charming hotel enhanced by an attentive, charming staff. We were welcomed as though we were old friends. I can't imagine a more perfect setting and facility. We were told that when we came back we would have a home in Taromina.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Once the clouds lifted, there is a beautiful view of the coastline and Mt Etna. Although if you drive, you are navigating hairpin turns, it is well worth it. Our room was a suite and had a balcony with a table and chairs. On the one sunny day, we thoroughly enjoyed sitting out and enjoying our complementary breakfast. The breakfast is served in a common room with a great view. Fresh fruit, cheeses, meats, breads and incredible capuccinos made our stay memorable.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

we stayed in a suite we loved the room, the hotel and the service

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Outstanding!!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Second time we stayed at Villa Ducale. Same staff...consistent service and attention to detail. Beautiful view from covered terrace of Etna. The best breakfast buffet by far of all hotels stayed at in Italy and Sicily. Secure parking. Multilingual staff.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

We enjoyed an amazing stay at Villa Ducale and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful - even on arrival late at night. It felt as though we had joined a family at their home, although a rather large one ! The terrace offers a wonderful view and makes breakfast even more enjoyable. We thought Villa Ducale was a real find and thoroughly recommend it to others to enhance their stay in the beautiful Taormina.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Molto accogliente come luogo. La vista del golfo di Taormina è molto favolosa. I servizi sono stati eccellenti. Mozzafiato la colazione in terrazza panoramica. La nostra stanza era accogliente ed attrezzata con doccia idromassaggio. Arredata la nostra stanza con gusto e raffinatezza. Erano disponibili delle sdraio sulla terrazza che dava sulla nostra stanza. Il servizio e l'accoglienza sono state eccellenti. Nessuna pecca.!! Ottimo soggiorno...

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel is extraordinarily nice and provided one of the best boutique hotel experiences ever. It offers an incredible view and very nicely decorated rooms at really very good rates compared to other Taormina hotels;even better is the service.The staff is very friendly and makes you feel at home from the very first moment (when they offer you some great sicilian wine with canapes).The breakfast is extraordinary, offering Sicilian dishes at their best. We also enjoyed the hotel cuisine for dinner or a snack during the day.Free hotel shuttle services available to go into town and complimentary use of wi-fi Pc in the lobby were much appreciated.Would return there any time, we stayed too shortly.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Beautiful hotel, excellent accomodations, great service by very friendly and competent staff with attention to every detail.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Villa Ducale was the highlight of our trip to sicily.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Our 3-night stay at Villa Ducale was like a dream come true. As we arrived, Luca met us at the top of the stairs, welcomed us into their villa & invited us to unwind with an apperitif. Our double room was exquisite with a panoramic view (I believe all the rooms have excellent views)& a private patio area w/ table & chairs. On each of our pillows was an orchid & there were small flower buds (I'm sure they were picked from the Villa grounds) placed throughout. We were provided heavy terrycloth robes for our stay; the breakfast patio was breathtaking: the view w/ snow-covered Etna in the background,the selection of foods, the flowers... and, for the cooler winter days/evenings, blankets are provided as you sit & watch the sunset. Villa Ducale exceeded all our expectations. The sheer beauty of the location, the staff's friendliness & willingness to assist, an artist's 'eye' to every detail made our stay there the best of our trip, perhaps the best of all trips. Taormina has an abundance of beautiful hotels to choose from but Villa Ducale won our hearts: we would never stay anywhere else. To the friendly & charming staff (Luca, Pauolo, the "King of the night shift", the woman who served the morning 'feast' and the woman who worked in the evening at the restaurant...) we say a big thankyou for all the courtesies you extended to us. And, what a great idea to have a tip jar in the lobby that is distributed amongst everyone at the end of the month. It reflects the Villa's attitude: the 'family' includes every employee, not just a select few, a very nice idea; HOWEVER, I suggest the Villa make that jar more prominently visible as I did not see it until our last day! Again, we thank all of you for a 'bit of heaven'.

7.5 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

La Vista dalla mia camera vale il prezzo, un pò troppo elevato. Antonio è un ottimo elemento del personale. I dintorni sono straordinari. Se si trovano clienti affamati, il mattino si rischia di fare una colazione scarna...ma la vista dal Terrazzo risolve ogni problema. E' stato un ottimo soggiorno

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

We had a marvelous stay. Staff could not have been more helpful or kind - and this was uniform from the owner to Francesca, one of the housecleaners. The views from the terrace are spectacular, the view from our room (#2) was terrific - ocean view, and the opposite side from the terrace's ocean view. Breakfast extraordinary, and the atmosphere throughout convivial and familial. We have immediately booked another stay, and solely because of the quality of the people and the room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is some smooth hotel. Smart, comfortable place, and staff, from front desk through everyone, open, friendly, efficient, just oozing rightness. We loved it. Handy hotel minibus into town.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Iran

Good to stay with nice view and quietness. Not suitable to do the shopping and City walking.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

This hotel was spectacular. The views were incredible. The rooms were unique and elaborately decorated in every detail. The staff was extremely helful and friendly. The breakfast buffet and nightly cocktail hour were excellent. It was a weekend to remember.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

Very good hospitality and services (for example: navette to the city, free PC)

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in .Upon arrival, they offer guests a welcome drink while they relax in the lobby. It's a nice way to be greeted, especially if you've been driving for a while. Unlike many Italian hotels, they actually help you with your bags before you even ask. Everything is in your room before you've finished your welcome drink. Each room is different and, judging from ours, spectacular. The furnishings and local artwork are beautiful. There are lots of little touches to make the room welcoming and special. The bathroom was huge and had one of the best showers we've experienced in our 6-month tour of Italy. The view from the hotel is breathtaking and even out of season it was lovely. You can easily stay at this hotel without a car since they provide shuttle service into the town center. You will not regret staying at this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

I stayed with my wife from March, 14 to 21, 2007, and we very much enjoyed our stay! First of all, everything was just as it could be expected from the presentation in the internet, beginning with the spectacular view from our room's balcony over the bay. The hotel is located above Taormina in the direction of Castelmola, a nice village on a rock also well worth a visit. We parked our car along the road near the hotel. The staff were truly cordial and friendly, creating a warm and informal atmosphere. Our room, spacious enough and quiet, was furnished in a lovely Sicilian style with oranges painted on the walls. In the morning, we enjoyed the delicious breakfast on the terrace overlooking Taormina and the sea. For evening meals, a nearby pizzeria and restaurant is highly recommended. A number of stairs are leading from the hotel to the town center of Taormina. Additionally, the hotel provides a free shuttle service connecting the hotel and the town. All in all, this charming hotel is just perfect, leaving no wishes unfulfilled.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I couldn't have chosen a more beautiful, clean, well serviced hotel . The service was unsurpassed and the rooms were not only spotless but gorgeous full of fine details and with a great bathroom with jacuzzi. The view from our room was Mount Etna and the Ocean and was absolutely gorgeous by day as well as by nite. We dined one evening, privately, on the terrace and even though it was raining slightly, nothing could have ruined the romantic mood of this place .A special grazzi to Roberto , the hotel free shuttle driver who drove us up and down the town all day and night !!! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who needs to get away to a beautiful, peaceful, magnificant piece of heaven on earth.

7.8 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

The personel is excellent from the reception to the waitress at breakfast to the cleaning staff not to mention the chauffeurs. They are all ready to help you. Breakfast was more than you could ask for and changed every day. We felt close to other people here, staff as well as guests, thanks to a very relaxed atmosphere. Thank you all. Jim & Patrick

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We think this hotel can offer the most romantic and enchanting view on Taormina and the sea either when you have breakfast (with fresh and local food) or from the room (only 13 rooms available, that means a warm and relaxing atmosphere). It was really a wonderful stay, to be tried.

7.1 Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Location directions should be sent with the email confirmation as the hotel is slightly out of town up a very windy road which is difficult to find and poorly signposted. Once there, the hotel is very atmosphere and has tremendous views. I suspect that summer will be absolutely unforgettable; we were there in November and in truth the whole place was cold and this slightly reduced our enthusiasm for enjoying the view in the way that we should have.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Most impressive with excellent service and breathtaking views.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

We truly loved this hotel and found it be a very charming, quiet, and pleasant hotel. The location is perfect for walking down to the beach or centre (they provide a frequent free shuttle service) . The service is excellent and they made every effort to help us with travel & eating plans . The large rooms are very elegant and classy , and I would recommend upgrading to a Classic or a Jr. Suite with a sea view. Otherwise, rooms are clean, air conditioned, with nice furnishing. The beds are very, very confortable . The Spa, was small, and very warm during the time we were there. I recommend highly the light meals at this hotel at least once and then eat out at all the other fine establishments which are walking distance from this location. The hotel has a wonderful view of the bay and Mount Etna and there are several areas to relax inside with common areas, to read papers, books, or just have some fine drinks (excellent sicilian wines) by the panoramic patio. Although, this hotel is not a Ritz, Four Seasons, its location, excellent service, and family atmosphere, make it a highly charming place to stay over other highly priced hotels. Enjoy your stay!

6.2 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Villa Ducale is a well-appointed small hotel situated some way out of the centre of Taormina. The hotel says it is a 10 minute walk into the centre, which is true only in part - the 10 minutes is down a series of steep steps and get you only to one end of the main pedestrianised street. The return journey, needless to say, is uphill and takes considerably more that 10 minutes! There is a courtesy bus but it only runs a few times a day at times that are not always convenient. We had a standard double room, that was nicely decorated but VERY small - it was only just possible to get between the end of the bed and the wall. It also had a very small window and no view - this was disappointing for the price we paid. Breakfasts on the terrace with views across to Etna were a delight, with classical music wafting in from the lounge and a very wide range of foods available. Much has been said in other reviews about the helpfulness of the staff - we found them snooty and got the impression that they were more interested in clients who had booked more expensive rooms. They were also not very helpful regarding the (small) plunge pool, which was out of action with no idea of when it would be repaired. Would I go back to Villa Ducale? Unless one could afford a bigger room, I think not - this is a small hotel on the edge of town with big ideas about its market position which don't compensate for its inconvenient location.

5.5 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

Allunyat del centre, no parking, no es correspon amb el preu pagat

3.2
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Booked this hotel on the strength of its own web site and the reviews from tripadvisor. Have come to a definite conclusion - the owner of the hotel must be writing the reviews as they are so far off the mark to be complete untruths!! This would account for the computer and internet access in the cramped reception. The room we had was small, no view at all and quite frankly we would not have stayed but for the fact that we were there for only one night. However in reception there was a couple complaining about their room and wanting to cancel their stay - I don't blame them. Poor service, poor facilities, the worst breakfast I have ever had in Sicily/Italy. I have never sent a review before however I feel very strongly about this Hotel that it is totally misleading in its marketing. Go to Taormina but don't stay at the Villa Ducale.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Hotel Villa Ducale. The villa is beatiful and the pictures can't truely capture how stunning it is in the amazing city of Taormina. The view is spectacular of both the sea, town and Mt. Etna. The service was impeccable. They made everyone feel very special and at home. I would defintely stay here again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Staff very welcoming and anxious to please. Intimate atmosphere. Best bathroom of any hotel I've ever stayed in. Excellent breakfast with amazing views of Mt Etna. Highly recommended.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

Excellent location for a couple of days shopping. Very good service. A little bit noicy because of heavy traffic.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

The view was fantastic.... the breakfast was the best we had in Italy. The atmosphere was wonderful. If you go to Taormina, I highly recommend Hotel Villa Ducale

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

The hotel is located in a beautiful surroundings and we had a view over the Mediterranean and the Etna from our small terrace. The employees have been extremely helpful and friendly. I would definitely return to this hotel should I return to Sicily.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

A very freindly hotel with welcoming and helpfull staff who give excellent knowledgeable advice on all aspects of the island. A delightful place to stay, highly recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Friendly, comfortable, beautiful view and Yummy!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

This Villa is the most charming and in all of Taormina. Our clean, A/C room was below the reception area, yet you would never hear noise. Our view was spectacular with Mt. Etna to the right, and the Naxos harbor/beaches to the left, with beautiful Sicilia panoramic views of little towns and hills in between. The owner and staff is 5-Star: friendly, professional, attentive, knowledgable on all aspects of food, wine, suggested itineraries, and hospitality. The breakfast, truly Sicialian and memorable. A must stay in Taormina.we also enjoyed the hotel private minibus to reach the centre in 5 minutes .

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

best place we stayed in all of italy. wonderful people, excellent breakfast, and wow what scenery. if you arrive by train, take the bus outside the station to taormina (1.30e) then transfer to the castelmola bus (1.30e) or take a cab (12e) to villa ducale. you won't be disappointed. incredible views from a very romantic setting. rooms are tastefully decorated. plenty of hot water and good pressure. year-round air conditioning. if you are traveling light and can tolerate a smallish shower stall, get room #30. it's the least expensive double but has maybe the best view. we intend to return to taormina and will definitely stay at villa ducale again.

3.7
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Belgium

We were hugely disappointed by this hotel and moved out the next day. Yes, the view from its terrace is breath-taking and breakfast is delicious, but that's basically it in terms of advantages. You are very far away from everything (city centre, beaches), the rooms are so kitch you'd swear it's a joke (fake gold, improbable "pieces of art" and colour combinations, etc.), noise isolation is non-existent and the whole night you have the impression you're sleeping in the street (you distinctly hear every car passing and neighbours exchanging loud conversations from their balconies). The building is brand new and in our view the architect and the interior designer did their best to make all mistakes that could be made while doing their job. On top of everything, when we announced that we were moving out the next day and despite our reasoning & the fact that this practice generally does not exist in Europe, they tried to charge us all four nights we were supposed to spend there, and when we firmly refused, we were simply insulted.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Highly recommended. Superb views, comfort & service. Only slight drawback is no restaurant in hotel and steep steps (6 flights) to Corso Umberto - 15-20 min - but a few restaurants in immediate vicinity of hotel too. Taxi/bus alternatives easily available.

5.4 Ordinary
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were under the impression that the hotel was closer to town. To get into town required transportation (not provided by the hotel) or a very long walk down and back up stairs. There are only two restaurants for dinner in that location requiring the need to get into town. The Jacuzzi baths proposed for each room was not working in ours and was really a multi-head shower. The views from the suites do not overlook the town / bay but do look over the bay on the opposite side.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The walk from the town of Taormina to the top of the mountain was definitely more consecutive stairs than i've ever walked in my lifetime... but Villa Ducale is so beautiful, it's woth every step. I wouldn't have rather stayed anywhere else.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Very nice and charming hotel with wonderful room decoration. Breathtaking view on the bay of Giardini-Naxos and the Aetna. Excellent breakfast served on the terasse.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Excellent small hotel with a lot of charm and a fantastic panoramic view over the sea.

7.9 Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

The view was breathtaking! Absolutely phenomenal!!! I loved how every room was themed with a different fruit and we had fresh flowers on our bed when we arrived. Beautiful!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

I recently stayed at the Villa Ducale and it was the best hotel experience I have had. From my arrival I was greeted warmly and felt like I had arrived at the home of friends. I was taken on to the terrace where I was offered a cold Sicilian plate while my car was parked and my bags were taken to my room. From that moment I was in paradise. The view is spectacular. Stepping out onto your balcony or terrace it is a sight that is unbelievable. With the sea in front of you and Mt Etna to the south it is incredible. It is a beautiful palazzo with plants, terrraces, ceramic planters and flowers all around. The rooms were a good size in comparison to many other European hotels we have stayed in and the beauty in the them is the decor and the trimmings that are unique. You do not feel as if you are staying in a typical hotel. Everything about the rooms were comfortable and truly Sicilian. They are very private, clean and well appointed. The murals on the walls and the large glass doors allow for a beautiful view from anywhere in the room. My room had a balcony and a huge terrace. It was great after a day of touring to return back to my room and be served coffee and a Sicilian plate on the terrace. The sun shines directly on them so it was soooo relaxing to sit in the lounge chairs and enjoy the view. The location is great. You are on a hill overlooking the town which makes for the spectacular vistas and you are a 10 minute uphill walk from a great mountaintop town called Castelmola. It is a quiet section and you can walk easily or take a cheap bus or the hotel free shuttle, drive or taxi to and from town. It is a perfect starting point for all kinds of day trips. A Sicilian breakfast is served on the terrace each morning. There is no better way to start a day. I cannot put into words how great it is. With the view, the Italian music playing quietly in the background and the assortment of dishes, pastries coffes and teas it is an experience you will not forget. Finally the

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Very nice place (room, view, breakfast terrace, ...), but not so easy to find without previous information. No indication of direction on hotel traffic signs in Taormina. Information "Use direction to Castelmola" would be very helpful!!!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

7.2 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

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9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

6.8 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Villa Ducale, offering 17 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with premium satellite channels, DVD players and pay movies. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Taormina visit.

Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. A pillow menu allows visitors to select their perfect pillow for a good night's sleep. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Minibars, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Villa Ducale

By car From the A18 highway in the direction of Messina or Catania, exit at Taormina. Follow the signs to the city center (1.2 miles/2 kilometers approximately). Once in the city center proceed in the direction of Castelmola, until you see the sign to the Hotel Villa Ducale.

By train
Taormina-Giardini Naxos railway station is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) far from Taormina center.

By airplane
From Catania Fontana Rossa airport you can take a bus and reach the hotel in approximately 1 hour (€10) or with a private taxi.

Distances from Hotel Villa Ducale

Saraceno Castle - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Badia Vecchia - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Taormina Archaeological Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cathedral of Taormina - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Baroque Fountain - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Torre dell'Orogio - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza IX April - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Church of San Domenico - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Chiesa Santa Caterina - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Taormina Roman Odeon - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museum of Art and Popular Traditions - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo Corvaja - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
San Pancrazio Church - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Villa Ducale is Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 46.9 km / 29.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Villa Ducale

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet service
  • Private parking