Ratings based on 81 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Roma
Eccezionale - merita 5 stelle!Posted Jul 29, 2015
Pros: Terrazza con vista e personale
Cons: Non ho trovato difetti
Location: Ottima vista a 10 minuti dal centro con servizio shuttle.
Ottimo boutique hotel con personale molto gentile e disponibile. Camere molto eleganti e curate e terrazza con splendida vista su taormina e sull'Etna. Comodo servizio shuttle per il centro. Veramente soddisfatto della scelta - complimenti. L'unico motivo per non andare e' se si vuole una piscina attrezzata o essere sul mare (anche se l'hotel ha una convenzione con un paio di spiaggie - che non abbiamo provato).
for Couplesby A verified traveler from London, UK
Breath-taking views, wonderful food, great servicePosted Jun 17, 2015
Pros: Wonderful friendly staff, great food, stunning views, very comfortable accommodation.
Cons: Not much, within the physical limits of the site. A pool would be wonderful but there is nowhere to put it.
Location: Great location with stunning views over the bay and Mt Etna; many restaurants in town; some shopping; some antiquities but need to travel if want more
We drove from Catania airport - easy in under an hour - and after a hair-raising drive up to the hotel saw the modest top of the Villa Ducale. Ignore this initial impression as everything about the place is wonderful, from the welcome when you arrive - a quiet conversation on the terrace with a glass of Prosecco and stunning views of the bay and Mt Etna - to the fond farewell as you leave, hoping you'll be lucky enough to return. The feel is much more like being a house guest than staying in an hotel and the staff are endlessly helpful. Each day begins with a fabulous breakfast spread on the terrace and for us usually involved pre dinner drinks in the same place before going down to the town for dinner or staying at Villa Ducale, where the food is marvellous and better than or at least as good as any other place we dined. The free shuttle bus to and from the town is really useful but once or twice we got carried away and missed the last one and took a taxi - no disaster at 15 Euro fixed price. We went to the Caravello beach three times - again a free shuttle bus takes you - and had a very relaxed time. The staff at the beach are really friendly and lunch (especially the fresh fish) is outstanding. We had planned to do a bit of touring around Sicily while we were there but cut right back on our plans so we could spend more time chilling out at Villa Ducale or the beach. Not the cheapest place you'll ever stay but worth every penny. Fabulous.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Amazing stayPosted Jun 1, 2015
This is an en exceptional place with outstanding staff who are so attentive, kind, and generous with their time answering questions. The view is remarkable and I only wish we stayed longer.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Melbourne
Beautiful boutique hotel with spectacular views.Posted May 26, 2015
Pros: The staff, the location, the views and the breakfasts.
Cons: The shower in our room - a complex Jacuzzi shower - didn't seem to work as a Jacuzzi (and had no instructions) and wasn't a very good shower.
Location: Wonderful position with great views. Good walks. Quiet.
Wonderful staff, great breakfasts. A superb restful place to relax and enjoy oneself.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from tokyo
ホスピタリティのとても高いホテルPosted May 21, 2015
for Couplesby Kelly
Posted Apr 26, 2015 on Hotels
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Scotland
A little bit of paradisePosted Apr 26, 2015
Glorious location overlooking stunning scenery @ Mount Etna, just breathtaking. Beautiful room & best ever staff service. Would definitely return.
for Couplesby Lynn from Miami
Lovely choice in TaorminaPosted Apr 23, 2015 on Hotels
Wonderful staff make staying at Villa Ducale a real treat. It has a gorgeous view of Mt. Etna and Taormina. The shuttle into town makes staying here a pleasure. I highly recommend it!
for Couplesby Patrick from Milton Keynes
One of the best there is?Posted Apr 21, 2015 on Hotels
If I have stayed in a better hotel I cannot remember it (and I have been around a bit).
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Posted Apr 20, 2015 on Hotels