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A Luxury 5-star hotel on the East coast of Sicily.


The San Domenico Palace Hotel sits in a truly magnificent setting that has attracted people from ancient times. A luxury 5-star hotel in an ancient Dominican monastery, it has views over Mount Etna and Taormina Bay on the east coast of Sicily not far from Messina. Countless famous writers, artists and composers, came here to savour this unique spot at the very tip of Italy.

Olympic Rating: 5 Star

Official Rating: 5 Star


Classic Rooms overlook either the Cloisters or the town of Taormina. Spacious, bright and sunny, they have classical furniture and every modern comfort including air conditioning, LCD TV with satellite channels, direct dial telephone, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, safe deposit box* and mini-bar*. Superior rooms, Deluxe rooms, Executive rooms and Double terrace rooms are also available.


  • Beauty Corner*
  • Business Centre - Internet access and printing
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon
  • Fitness Centre*
  • Floodlit tennis court nearby*
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor swimming pool available from April to October
  • Reception / Concierge 24 hour
  • Reserved Parking*
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Shoe Shine services*
  • Shuttle service to and from the affiliate beaches
  • Two bars, one by the pool
  • Two restaurants, one by the pool

(*) - Indicates local charges apply.


The San Domenico Palace has three outstanding restaurants to delight your palate. Please, be informed that their menus could be changed according to the season.

The Principe Cerami has 2 Michelin stars and is run by chef Massimo Mantarro, whose art lies in bringing a Sicilian touch to refined haute cuisine. Named after the Sicilian nobleman who converted the monastery to a hotel, the restaurant has a magical atmosphere overlooking the Ionian Sea.

Reservation required

Dress code: smart, elegant (for men: jacket advisable)

Les Bougainvillées is open all year, serving Sicilian specialties and classical international dishes. Dine in the summer on its terrace with sea view, and in winter in the historical atmosphere of the monastery’s former refectory.

Dress code: smart casual

The opening hours and location may vary, due to the weather conditions and seasons.

The Giardino dei Limoni welcomes you under a shady pergola next to the swimming pool with stunning sea views. Enjoy their Mediterranean regional dishes and freshly caught fish every day. Open during summer months.

Opening hours and location of restaurant service may vary depending on weather conditions and seasons.

Leisure Activities

  • Beauty Corner*
  • Fitness Centre*
  • Floodlit tennis court nearby*
  • Outdoor swimming pool available from April to October

(*) - Indicates local charges apply.

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