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San Domenico Palace Hotel

San Domenico Palace Hotel

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9.5/10 on 13 reviews

 

Michelin Star Restaurant, Outdoor Swimming pool, Free parking, Free WiFi Internet, 102 rooms - Convent-monastery - score: 9.5, from 13 review/s

 

 

Taormina and the “San Domenico Palace” hotel: two words of International fame…The splendid town, perched on the rocks above the sea, has enthused great poets and illustrious personalities – and this five-star hotel in the historical centre of the town has welcomed them into the fascination of its historic surroundings, among incomparable panoramas, historical testimonies and quality details for unique and pure moments, pleasant luxury…

Created out of a 15th century monastery, whose original structure is still preserved, the hotel is set in a scenario of rare beauty that envelops the ancient Greek theatre to the summit of Etna.
The magic that can be experienced in the elegant bedrooms and fabulous suites of the hotel – you can choose from among the warmth of history in the wing of the Ancient Monastery, or the lightness of the most modern suites of the Grand Hotel – is blended with the professionalism of attentive and discreet staff and a vast choice of top quality facilities: well-looked after cloisters and gardens, large external spaces at the edge of the swimming pool, four gastronomic restaurants, wellness and fitness centre, boutique – all surrounded by the serene and enchanting countryside of Taormina, suspended between rocks and the sea, breathtaking volcano and rocky coastline…

To the natural benefits of the sun and sea which characterize the long Sicilian summer, can be added the massages and a large range of personalized beauty treatments in the Beauty Corner – a luxury refuge for a pause of absolute wellbeing, benefitting from the exclusive Phytomer brand. The hotel also has lovely meeting rooms and a very well-equipped congress area – with large plenary salon – for every kind of meeting in the heart of Taormina, with a total capacity of 400 people.

Still in the evocative setting of this 15th century monastery building are various restaurants capable of satisfying the most demanding of palates and where you can enjoy the flavours of Sicily: the renowned Principe Cerami gourmet restaurant, and Antico Refettorio in winter, and two summer restaurants – of which Les Bougainvillées has a magnificent terrace overlooking the sea.

The Oratorio dei Frati lounge bar is a delightful place for sparkling aperitifs or a late snack after midnight – it is heated in winter by the great fireplace which was the focal centre of the ancient refectory. Instead, The Bar della Piscina is a cool summer oasis where you can enjoy refreshing drinks, shakes or smoothies and quick snacks…

Facilities & Features San Domenico Palace Hotel

  • General services:
  • Bar,
  • Concierge Service,
  • Excursions,
  • Garden,
  • Ironing Service,
  • Limousine Services,
  • Linen Service,
  • Luggage Storage,
  • Private Transfer To / From Airport,
  • Reading Room,
  • Ticket Reservation Service,
  • TV Room,
  • Wake up Service
  • Spa Facilities:
  • Gym,
  • Massage
  • Dining Facilities:
  • Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Leisure Amenities:
  • Amenities Beach,
  • Golf Course in vicinity,
  • Outdoor Swimming pool,
  • Solarium,
  • Tennis Court in vicinities,
  • Terrace
  • Comfort:
  • Parking,
  • WiFi Internet connection

Room facilities available San Domenico Palace Hotel

  • General Services Room:
  • Air conditioning,
  • Direct dialing telephone,
  • Hair dryer,
  • LCD TV,
  • Minibar,
  • Safe,
  • Satellite tv
  • Comfort:
  • WiFi internet connection

 

Junior Suite sea view and terrace

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De Luxe Room sea view

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Enjoy a romantic, candlelight dinner on the balcony or private terrace that comes with these delightful rooms overlooking either Taormina Bay or the Greek-Roman theatre. Warm tones add depth to a simple yet elegant decor.


Classic Room

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These rooms overlook either the Cloisters or the town of Taormina. Spacious, bright and sunny, they have classical furniture and every modern comfort.


Superior Room sea/garden view

  • 2 People
  • 18 m2 20 m2

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These rooms are in the Old Monastery and overlook either the Mediterranean Garden or Taormina Bay and Mount Etna. Simple yet elegant decor offsets the beauty of their setting.


Suite Garden Wing sea view

  • 2 People

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Suite Grand Hotel

  • 2 People

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Executive room sea view

  • 2 People

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Terms and conditions of booking San Domenico Palace Hotel

Check In / Check Out

  • Check-in from 14:00
  • Check-out before 11:00

Payment policy

At online reservation, refundable down payment of deposit by credit card. At check out, final payment of balance by credit card or cash

Transfers to / from Airport

The private transfer service is available for a fee, to / from the nearest airport, for reservations or informations please send an email after the booking confirmation clicking here.

Pets

Pets not allowed

Parking

Free parking is available on site (without reservation)

Internet

WiFi internet access available in all public areas and is free of charge and in all rooms

Children and extra beds

  • Cot: Free! One child equal or under 3 years stays free of charge in a child's cot.
  • Extra beds Children: All children equal or under 12 years is charged € 30.00 per person per night when using extra beds.
  • Extra beds Adults: Older child or adult is charged € 55.00 per person per night when using extra beds.

Extra

  • City tax € 5.00 per person per night

Conditions and cancellation policy

  • More than 3 Days Before arrival: Free cancellation
  • From 3 Days to 0 Days before arrival: 100% of the total reservation amount

 

Overall Impression

9.5

All published reviews have been personally written by the clients of icastelli.net after their hotel stay!

Score breakdown

Comfort 9.7 / 10

90% Complete

Courtesy 9.7 / 10

90% Complete

Leisure 9.8 / 10

90% Complete

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1 2017-05-12 11:32:00
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Clifford (As couple)

United Kingdom

Check in: 25 Apr 2017

Check out: 28 Apr 2017

Number of nights: 3

Stayed in room: Superior Room sea/garden view

Comfort:
80% Complete
Courtesy :
60% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

4

His Opinion:


3 2016-09-06 15:42:57
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Duffour (As couple)

France

Check in: 3 Aug 2016

Check out: 5 Aug 2016

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Classic Room

Comfort:
80% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: Très bel hôtel. Environnement exceptionnel.
Par contre, je pense m'être fait voler deux bagues rangées dans un étui dans ma valise.....
Si jamais, il y a eu plusieurs plaintes....celle-ci complètera les autres. Mais, je ne suis pas formelle à 100%....
Ma valise avait voyagé par Vueling....avait-elle été visitée avant ? Je n'en sais hélas rien mais n'avais pas repéré ma pochette ouverte le matin....Désolée néanmoins !!


3 2016-08-04 13:20:52
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Ms (As couple)

Switzerland

Check in: 26 Jul 2016

Check out: 2 Aug 2016

Number of nights: 7

Stayed in room: Classic Room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: We couldn't reach the room service for 20minutes to order our lunch!!! I called a first time and the concierge answered me. Then I called again and the reception answered..... Never saw this in any other 5 star hotel in the world!

Then came the Tuna salad : a few green lettuce leaves and tuna threw in a huge glass bowl - it really looked ridiculous for 24 euro.... I even took a picture of it!!!! At least arrange it in a nice way, with cherry tomatoes in a nice plate... But you cannot serve this like that for 24 euro!
This was really surprising when we know your main restaurant just earned a second Michelin star.....

The room was ok but really needed renovation.

The guy who parks the car was very very nice.

I hope this comment will help you improving a few things.

Regards


3 2016-05-18 22:59:59
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Philip (As couple)

United Kingdom

Check in: 7 May 2016

Check out: 14 May 2016

Number of nights: 7

Stayed in room: De Luxe Room sea view

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: You have a lovely hotel. I have already recommended it to many friends and colleagues if they should ever venture to the beautiful island of Sicely. The staff were all attentive and courteous and very helpful (even helping is work out the locking system on our hire car): the room was lovely - and clean (very important). Beautiful setting too of course. And wonderful food. Wish i was back there now.


3 2015-11-11 15:31:14
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Bettant (With family)

France

Check in: 6 Aug 2015

Check out: 7 Aug 2015

Number of nights: 1

Stayed in room: Classic Room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: Une merveille, un lieu d'exemption , idéalement situé dans la ville, les chambres sont immenses et ont un style vieux palace tres confortable, le buffet du petit déjeuner est à voir une fois dans sa vie!!! Le restaurant de la piscine tres bon et le service incroyable , tout est magique dans ce lieu... La cour intérieure autour de ce cloître est magnifique car tout vitré donc tres lumineux. Comme un jardin secret , les jardins autours sont à tomber et foisonne de végétation , bref on a adoré ce séjour... Trop court!!!


3 2013-09-18 10:19:44
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Mike (As couple)

United Kingdom

Check in: 18 May 2013

Check out: 19 May 2013

Number of nights: 1

Stayed in room: Superior Room sea/garden view

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: A former monastery. Great location, execellent staff


3 2013-09-18 10:17:21
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Christina (As couple)

Germany

Check in: 12 May 2013

Check out: 15 May 2013

Number of nights: 3

Stayed in room: Classic Room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: Ein fantastischer Aufenthalt. Wunderschöne Zimmer mit Balkon zum Meer. Wir werden dieses Hotel auf jeden Fall wieder besuchen.


3 2013-09-18 10:14:37
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Georges (As couple)

Belgium

Check in: 8 May 2013

Check out: 12 May 2013

Number of nights: 4

Stayed in room: Superior Room sea/garden view

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: un jardin bien entretenu et superbe piscine, recommandé!


3 2013-09-18 10:12:04
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Mauricio (As couple)

Mexico

Check in: 5 Jul 2013

Check out: 7 Jul 2013

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Superior Room sea/garden view

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: uno de los hoteles más antiguos de Taormina, hermosa vista al mar!


3 2013-09-18 10:10:21
San Domenico Palace Hotel

pandraud (With family)

France

Check in: 7 Aug 2013

Check out: 9 Aug 2013

Number of nights: 2

Stayed in room: Classic Room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: personnel très sympathique, hôtel tres bien situé, dans un ancien couvent


3 2013-09-18 10:08:48
San Domenico Palace Hotel

kihm (As couple)

France

Check in: 8 Jul 2013

Check out: 12 Jul 2013

Number of nights: 4

Stayed in room: Classic Room

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: sejour magnifique, hôtel très bien situé en centre ville


3 2012-09-25 07:21:34
San Domenico Palace Hotel

rolland (As couple)

France

Check in: 13 Sep 2012

Check out: 17 Sep 2012

Number of nights: 4

Stayed in room: Superior Room sea/garden view

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
100% Complete

10

His Opinion: Le charme et la qualité de la décoration sont vraiment extraordinaire. Quel plaisir de circuler dans un endroit magique.


3 2012-08-22 12:32:28
San Domenico Palace Hotel

Mcarthur (With family)

United Kingdom

Check in: 8 Aug 2012

Check out: 18 Aug 2012

Number of nights: 10

Stayed in room: De Luxe Room sea view

Comfort:
100% Complete
Courtesy :
100% Complete
Leisure:
80% Complete

10

His Opinion: Swimming Pool area in need of some attension,shortage of sunbeds in the high season means you must rise in the morning earlier than prefered or else risk not getting a sunbed in your prefered area,facilities at the pool area in general are in need of upgrade and swimming pool toilet facilities are very poor,however the entire property is one of the most beutiful hotels I have stayed in,and the grounds are excellent.Internet connection was not available for a substancial part of my stay which was not ideal as I have my own Business and internet access is essential whenever I leave the UK (WIFI was available but very intermitent and unreliable,appreciate in older buildings with stone walls this is a common problem,I will definately return to this Hotel,the staff are excellent.