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Hotel Villa Ducale

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed for 4 nights in August in room 14, gorgeous own balcony and very comfortable room. All the food, drinks, service, staff were first class. Gorgeous dining area with the bay, the town, Etna and complimentary proscecco or beer at 6, except that we always fell for the cocktails. The shuttle down to the town ran at just the right times although we also walked down via the "shepherd's church" and steps (but not up!!) This stay made a beautiful beginning of our holiday in Sicily

This hotel feels like a dream. We had the best four nights here as part of our honeymoon and it was the highlight of our entire trip. Firstly - the views. They have to be seen to be believed! Secondly - the food! We ate lunch and dinner here, plus breakfast every day and we can't fault a thing. It was all exceptional. Thirdly - the rooms! Just gorgeous! Comfortable beds, choice of pillows, stunning terraces, I miss it so much already! We booked a top superior and had a balcony with a view plus a private terrace with a view and double sun bed. Finally, as mentioned so many times, the staff. What wonderful people. The staff make this place feel like home. From the lovely reception staff who help with restaurant and beach club bookings, the drivers of the shuttle bus and the waiters (many who do different jobs) nothing was too difficult and everything was done with a smile and even a hug when we had to leave! We will be back one day!

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this lovely boutique hotel at the beginning of October. The rooms, the views, and the restaurant were fabulous. What made this hotel so very special for us were the amazing staff. Thank you Paolo for warmly welcoming us on our arrival and to all the Villa Ducale staff for making us feel part of your family.

This is a 5 star property that deserves every one of them. The room we stayed in was beautiful. The views are exquisite. Each hotel employee we came in contact with couldn't have been more helpful. We had dinner one night in their restaurant and when we asked if something was possible the answer was "everything is possible". We were hooked!!! Can't wait to go back to Villa Ducale!

Great location with the most fabulous views and a regular shuttle service to town making Taxis unnecessary. The staff were friendly and helpful. Everything we asked for was met with the response ‘of course’ or ‘absolutrly’

My wife and I just returned from our fifth visit to Taormina Hotel Villa Ducale. Without question, it remains one of our favorite places in the entire world. Anybody can read the many positive reviews on TripAdvisor, I would suggest that they are all accurate. The views from the rooms, terraces and dining room are beyond words. The views could be described as stunning, magical, beautiful, awe inspiring, majestic, peaceful......suffice to say that nobody could ever possibly be disappointed with the view, I could sit for hours and enjoy it and never tire of it. The rooms are very neat and well kept, the grounds, spotless. The dining room is a splendid spot for breakfast which is always fantastic. The lunch and dinner options are also fantastic and the team of Lino, Santina and Santina, prepare delicious meals. They are also willing to prepare something not on the menu, all you need to do is ask. We have never been disappointed. If it is even possible, perhaps more notable than everything previously mentioned, is the team of professionals who all work so very hard to treat guests like family. Rosaria, and her staff, ALL her staff, work extremely hard to make you feel like family, and you know what, it works! The entire crew deserves to be complimented on jobs more than well done! We recommend Hotel Villa Ducale without any questions, if you stay there, you will be amazed. Of course, we are looking forward to our next visit.

Fabulous hotel with panoramic views. Arrived on a wet evening and were met with prosecco and warmth while our bags were brought to our room. The hotel is exactly what you would hope for in a service oriented, boutique hotel.....unequalled care without an ounce of pretentiousness. Daria is a valuable gem in this establishment, a little bit like having your mother taking care of you while on vacation. She arranged to rescue us in town with a shuttle on a day fit for an ark, moved our baggage seamlessly to another room when we had to relocate our second night and gave us a detailed orientation to Taormina on arrival. Absolutely loved breakfast, tea time at 4, cocktail hour at 6 which provided a great chance to meet other guests whilst drinking in the view and beauty of Taormina. My only disappointment (slight) was the service at dinner our second night. Maybe the servers were getting tired, we were the last reservation of the evening, but we were left with dessert menus and a request for more drinks only not to see a server again. After a long day, their focus might have been on getting home. If ever back in Taormina, Villa Ducale would be our first choice for a hotel!

Staff amazing and very helpful. Rooms beautiful and very clean. Views truly spectacular, food whether breakfast lunch or dinner excellent. Can highly recommend this place, we are planning to return next year.

High above Taormina with spectacular views. The day we arrived there were 3 tour boats, so while town was packed, we escaped back up to the calm of Villa Ducale. Great cocktails and excellent food; both dinner and breakfast. Our room ( #12) was delightful with 2 balconies and whirl pool bath. Staff were absolutely superb. Friendly and attentive; clearly well trained. Perfect stop in Sicily.

Well,not much that I can add to the already stellar reviews posted about this hotel. It is truly a top-notch hotel,the views,the service,ambience,room,everything is more than we could ask for. It’s not cheap-you get what you pay for. In this case you get a 5 star experience in beautiful Taormina. Highly recommend staying here as a special treat you won’t soon forget! Pic is the view from our room-spectacular!

Via Leonardo Da Vinci 60 Taormina ME

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Greek Theatre is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hotel Villa Ducale while other popular attractions such as Lido Mazzaro are within 3 miles (5 km). This 4-star hotel has 17 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Saraceno Castle and Sanctuary of Madonna della Rocca are a short walk away.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 17 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes and phones are also standard.

Property features

At Hotel Villa Ducale, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per night, and there's also a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include laundry facilities, a porter/bellhop, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Double Superior

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite De-Luxe

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Design Suite

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2076 reviews