The Hotel Excelsior Palace boasts a spectacular setting. The property is perched on a promontory, which juts out over the western coastline of Sicily, allowing guests to enjoy unbeatable views of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna in the distance.
The hotel gives you a real taste of historic Sicily. It was one of the first properties to spring up in Taormina when it was built back in 1904, and is even bordered by the remnants of a Greco-Roman wall. Landscaped gardens encircle the hotel building, giving the whole place a tranquil feel. Orange, almond and carob trees line the terraced walkways which lead down to the pool, while tall pines offer plenty of shady spots. Please note there is some steep terrain around the gardens area of the hotel and it may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.
The pool itself sits at the bottom of 92 steps, (there is no lift) and comes with panoramic sea views.
The hotel has 88 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening.
Sicilian specialties made from locally sourced ingredients dominate the menu at the Excelsior Palace’s restaurant. The wine list features plenty of Sicilian bottles, including ones from the vineyards surrounding Mount Etna. After dinner, you can treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert.
There’s a cosy lounge area decked out with traditional Italian fittings. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet drink or relax with a good book.
The hotel’s Olympic sized swimming pool is surrounded by greenery and comes with outstanding sea views. Pool area featuring a solarium with deck chairs, parasols and beach towels, free Wi-Fi, bar and lunch restaurant bar. The pool is usually available from June to September.
There’s a shuttle service to and from the main beaches in the area, (coast of Taormina, Spisone, Mazzaro’, Isolabella and Letojanni, Mazzeo) if you don’t fancy the walk. Hotel guests can also take advantage of special rates for the private bathing areas on these beaches.
Stay connected with the wifi free of charge.The hotel offers special local parking rates, as well as a car valet service.
Max 2 adults
These classic rooms feature comfortable twin beds or double and elegant dark wood furniture. There’s air conditioning between June and September, plus a safe, TV and minibar. En suite bathrooms come with a bath or a shower.
Max 3 adults
These double or twin rooms come with traditional wooden furniture and floor to ceiling windows which showcase views of Mount Etna or the Greek Theatre. Air conditioning is available between June and September, and there is a safe, TV and minibar. En suite bathrooms feature a bath or shower.
Max 3 adults
Double room with a French balcony and stunning view of the Etna volcano, and laterally onto the Bay of Taormina.
Max 2 adults
Double room with wonderful sea view and extra amenities: Argan courtesy line, 40" TV and afternoon refresher
Max 1 adult
Perfect if you’re travelling on your own, these rooms come with a single bed, classic dark wood furniture, and air conditioning between June and September. There’s a safe, TV and minibar, plus an en suite with a bath or a shower.
10% Early booking discount for stays completed between 03 January 2024 - 02 January 2025 booked by 28 February 2024.
Guaranteed room upgrade to the next room type for stays of 7 nights or more completed 04 January 2023 - 02 January 2024.
Only applicable to Classic Twin, Twin Superior Etna View and Greek Theatre View rooms.
Great hotel for exploring Taormina
A taste of past elegance, large, beautiful pool
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