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Hotel Villa Ducale

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was our second visit to Taormina. Several years ago we stayed at the beach and wanted to do something different this time. High above the city center and away from its tourist traffic, Villa Ducale is a wonderful boutique hotel with excellent service and food. From the moment we arrived until departure, the staff were friendly, efficient and genuine about making our stay a memorable one. We enjoyed both breakfast and dinner (outstanding) overlooking the coastline below and observed the sun setting on Mt Etna from our room balcony. There is a shuttle to/from city center for those not wanting to make the journey on foot which is another nice touch.

The staff went above and beyond to ensure a personalised experience. They remembered our names, room numbers, drink preferences. All were friendly and all were always smiling. We cannot wait to return!

Terrific in all aspects, the room, the staff, the view, the food, the shuttle service. Can't say enough great things about this place. It's on the top of a hill, so you will have to take the bus, the shuttle or walk to get to town.

Wow the view of Etna is breathtaking. Especially when dining, having breakfast - which was the best we had in Sicily, or just relaxing with a glass of wine. The staff are wonderful and will do everything they can to make your stay memorable. Thank you all Have a great time at Christmas and the New Year. Take care of yourselves. And you Anna. Regards Geoff & Jack

The Villa Ducale lived up to expectations and was a wonderful place to stay when escaping the cold in the UK. The food and wine were exceptional. The best breakfasts ever..... and the negroni and octopus were also right up there. Our room was comfortable, spacious and we had our own terrace, The shuttle bus into and out of Taormina proved useful and all the staff were very helpful and friendly. Would happily recommend to all couples looking for a relaxing stay

It’s an AMAZING place. Every other description is right. One of the best hotels and the staff is what makes this place extra GREAT! Valet parking, bags taken to room, shuttle to the city, great views, amazing breakfast, great room amenities... Thanks for an amazing stay, going above and beyond!

Just spent 5 days in Taormina with family & friends- we enjoyed staying at Villa Ducale. The regular free shuttle service into town was very helpful. Their breakfasts were amazing too. Will stay there again given the chance!

My wife and I spent a week here on our honeymoon. Everyone at the hotel was welcoming, smiling and very helpful. We couldn't be any happier with our selection. Place is courageous and the service was amazing 24 hours

We just returned from staying at Villa Ducale in Late October, after a previous visit in '09. Everything we remembered about Villa Ducale is only better. The Hotel is better in every manner, still 1 of the most captivating places to stay in the world. We were so happy to find Ms. Santina as head chef - her cooking is wonderful as well as the rest of the staff providing 1 of the best breakfast buffets available( many thanks to the awesome blonde Senora' that made our morning so special)! And we must mention the nicest office staff anywhere, who met our every wish. Villa Ducale is truly a special place to rest while in Taormina. Many, many thanks, Pam & Robert H.

Sitting atop the cliffs of Taormina lays the perfect hotel in friendliness, cleanliness and customer service. The panoramic view of the bay is breathtaking. The attentiveness of Paolo and his staff are second to none. Nothing was left to chance on our stay. The room was beautiful in Sicilian swankiness and color schemes. The food from Chef Lino and the wide variety of beverages leaves nothing your palate desires. What can we say but what a wonderful experience during our stay at Villa Ducale. We will return because they made us feel like family! Robin and Ray

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

Room, Courtyard View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Superior

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Design Suite, Sea View, Annex Building

Twin 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2101 reviews