Hotel Villa Ducale

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Junior Double Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View, Sea Facing | Terrace/patio

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Hotel Villa Ducale

4.0 star property
Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near Corso Umberto

9.8/10 Exceptional

259 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Via Leonardo Da Vinci 60, Taormina, ME, 98039
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free area shuttle
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Taormina Cable Car - 11 min drive
  • Greek Theatre - 11 min drive
  • Isola Bella - 21 min drive
  • Mount Etna - 51 min drive

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 65 min drive
  • Strait of Messina Airport (REG) - 124 min drive
  • Taormina Giardini Station - 14 min drive
  • Fiumefreddo Station - 18 min drive
  • Santa Teresa di Riva Station - 18 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Villa Ducale

4-star luxury hotel by the ocean
A free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a rooftop terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Hotel Villa Ducale. The onsite restaurant, La Terrazza, features ocean views and al fresco dining. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • A free area shuttle, self parking (surcharge), and an area shuttle
  • Concierge services, a 24-hour front desk, and smoke-free premises
  • A front desk safe, a porter/bellhop, and a computer station
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All 17 individually furnished rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, in addition to perks like air conditioning and bathrobes. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and Select Comfort beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Electric kettles, heating, and daily housekeeping


Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Secured uncovered onsite self parking (EUR 20 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Free area shuttle within 2 kilometers
  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1940
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


La Terrazza - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 100 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 2)
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 12 and March 16.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 70.0 per night
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport


  • Uncovered self parking costs EUR 20 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 6 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).


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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

State tax ID - IT01722580832

Also known as

Ducale Hotel
Hotel Ducale
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Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina
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Hotel Villa Ducale Taormina, Sicily
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Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Villa Ducale currently open?
The property is closed between November 12 and March 16.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Villa Ducale?
As of September 28, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Villa Ducale on September 29, 2022 start from P 11,477, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Hotel Villa Ducale offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Villa Ducale does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Villa Ducale?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Villa Ducale?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 20 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Villa Ducale?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 100 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Villa Ducale?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Hotel Villa Ducale and nearby?
Have fun with activities like mountain biking, parasailing, and scuba diving, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Hotel Villa Ducale also has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Villa Ducale?
Yes, La Terrazza offers alfresco dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Al Saraceno (3-min walk), Villa Zuccaro (11-min walk), and Osteria RossoDiVino (11-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Villa Ducale like?
Hotel Villa Ducale is a short 16-minute walk from Taormina Cable Car and 20 minutes' walk from Greek Theatre.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Catherine, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Magical week at Villa Ducale
Firstly, i am the type of person who does extensive amount of research before travelling on which hotel to stay at. Looking at most hotels in Taormina, before finally deciding to stay here. At Villa Ducale. The room was fantastic, and we stayed in one of the smaller ones. The location in the hills gives you a calm setting with hardly any noice and not a single disturbance. Still in walking distance from the town and main street, with many great restaurants and sights only being a 20 min. walk. With cozy streets leading the way and a breathtaking view, walking down from the hills. One of the largest debates i had with myself prior to booking, was that it wasn't close to the ocean / beach. This turned out to be no issue at all, with great (free) shuttle services leading you to a selection of great locations & beach clubs (which were all fairly priced). Most days we could book the time for the shuttle on our request, so little to no adaptation to a set time schedule. So you get the best of both worlds here, with the serenity of being away from the crowds and with breathtaking views. Still having easy access to the beautiful beaches & ocean. The service is beyond great, and the staff have a wonderful personal touch and attention to detail to everything, making your stay special. The pool and sunbeds in the garden are a great addition, and the restaurant, drinks and breakfast are excellent. We are already planning our next stay, Truly a great experience,
Jonatan, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

You get a view looking down at the city. The restaurant is on a balcony with a spectacular view of Mount Etna. The staff was wonderful and the rooms were spacious. The tiny pool is across the street with no lounge chairs . They offer a free shuttle van to and from the hotel in the central area. The staff wasn't clear on the pickup point on central Taormina. This place was a treat.
Laura, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

María E, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The views from this boutique hotel are amazing. We didn’t wanted to leave. Great food and staff will definitely recommend it and hopefully be back
María José, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Henry G, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Incredible view and
Steve, 4-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful stay at Villa Ducale
Beautiful stay at V.D. Breathtaking views, super friendly staff. Can strongly recommend and would return anytime.
Cherif, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic service in a spectacular location. Close enough to Taormina to walk but out of the hustle. The restaurant was outstanding. Would highly recommend. Biggest disappointment is not staying long enough
Roger, 1-night family trip
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