Fodor's Expert Review San Domenico Palace
Piazza San Domenico 5, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy Fodor's Choice
Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.
Sweeping views of the castle, the sea, and Mt. Etna from this converted 15th-century Dominican monastery linger in your mind, along with equally memorable levels of luxury and wonderful food in the hotel's highly lauded restaurant, Principe Cerami (April–October). Rooms have hand-painted or hand-carved furnishings, exquisite linens, and ultramodern amenities. Not all have sea views, but at this price you should make sure to ask for one that does. The San Domenico's Renaissance flavor is preserved by two exquisite cloisters, convent rooms, and the chapel, now a conference facility, and sensuous gardens are full of red trumpet flowers, bougainvillea, and lemon trees.
- fabulous views
- feeling of grandeur
- quiet and restful
- dull corridors
- some small rooms
- outdated gym
Rate Includes: Closed early Jan.–mid-Mar., Breakfast