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Grand Hotel San Domenico 5*

Location: Taormina
Sleeps: 210
Bedrooms: 105
Features: Experience the luxury in an ancient Monastery
Surroundings: Taormina, Etna, Savoca


Writing a stay at the San Domenico Palace Hotel in one’s Carnet de Voyage is a full immersion in history and luxury .
Converted in a Luxury Hotel from a former Dominican monastery of the 15th century San Domenico Palace still preserve intact all the original structures and ancient wall that recalls the quietness and peace of the old monastic life. An enchanting setting of rare magic, a jewel, a place of joy and precious emotions. The San Domenico Palace has since become the most famous monastery-hotel in the world.

Reality turns into a fascinating fairy tale made of vivid sunlight rays across the cloister, light sea breezes and scents of citrus fruits in the garden, romantic walks along Taormina’s alley’s

The Property

The 105 Rooms and Suites are located in two different wings: The Garden Wing, built within the former 14th century Convent and the Grand Hotel Wing, a marvelous building in liberty style, added to the hotel on 1896. Both reflect history and tradition without sacrificing modern comforts and conveniences.
From the Classic room overlooking the inner Hotel Cloisters or the city of Taormina, going trough Superior and Deluxe Bedrooms all features breathtaking views over Taormina Bay with the Ionian Sea or our Mediterranean Garden and The Volcano Etna.

Four exclusive options to savour the taste of Sicily at the San Domenico Palace: three restaurants able to satisfy the most demanding gourmands and a bar to enjoy cocktails and snacks in total relaxation. All under the supervision of the executive chef Massimo Mantanarro.
Named after the San Domenico’s founder Prince Giovanni Rosso di Cerami, the Principe di Cerami Restaurant, awarded with one Michelin star, is located in a private and elegant room which design reminds the prince dining room. During the summer season it moves to the front terrace overlooking the spectacular bay of Taormina, the Garden of the hotel and Mt. Etna.
Sicilian specialities and international classical dishes in the unique ambience of Les Bougainvillées terrace during summer and in the romantic and relaxing atmosphere of the monastery former refectory during winter months.
The Cloister Lounge Bar was born in 2010 from a partnership between the San Domenico and the Lunelli Brothers, owners of the prestigious Cantine Ferrari. Elegantly furnished with comfortable sofas, armchairs and cushions, it is a magic and relaxing atmospherethe, the ideal place for a fine Perlé Rosé accompanied in the evening by piano music

A natural terrace among Mediterranean gardens in perpetual bloom overlooking the sea. A comfortable swimming pool to refresh during the long warm Sicilian summer when the Pool Bar service offers a wide range of fresh and regenerating drinks, fruit shakes, ice creams, local granite and a selection of delicious snacks.

The Area

The Hotel, set in a beautiful flower garden, is located in the charming historic centre of Taormina, picturesquely perched on the sea. No car is needed to visit the city centre. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the typical streets of Taormina


Garden yes Daily clearing yes Air conditioning yes
Heating yes Breakfast included yes Mini bar yes
Restaurant yes Satellite TV yes Pool yes
Hydromassage pool yes In-room safe yes In-room internet access/Wifi yes
Spa/Wellness centre yes Laundry service yes Walk to shops/restaurants yes
Parking yes Kids accteped yes Dogs accepted yes


A luxury 5 stars hotel in an ancient Dominican monastery in the charming historic centre of Taormina, with view on mount Etna

Periods & Prices

Please, contact us for a customized quotation.
The hotel is open all year round.


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Booking procedures

Please, complete our on-line “Enquiry form” or send us an email.

To read about booking in details please click here.


You can also call our offices in Sicily (T + 39 095 7167020) during our business hours: 09.00 am to 06.00 pm.

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