The San Domenico Palace Hotel, Taormina, the most famous 14th century monastery-hotel in the world owns its natural terrace among gardens in perpetual bloom overlooking the sea and is located within lots of interesting historical and modern sites within walking distance including the Greco-Roman theatre, Piazza IX Aprile, Giardini Naxos bay, Mountain Etna, the medieval clock tower, Corvaja Palace, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Roman Odeon, the Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, Porta di Mezzo and Porta Catania, the oldest two in the city.
The hotel comes with 105 elegant guest rooms featuring breathtaking views over the gardens and down to the sea, night views of Etna, and some have private terraces.
The hotel’s cuisine is mainly based on traditional Sicilian and international cuisine: first-class Principe Cerami restaurant, awarded with one Michelin star, breathtaking L’Antico Refettorio restaurant, remarkable Les Bougainvillées restaurant, amazing Giardino dei Limoni, Le Zagare pool bar and its main pride that is Cloister Lounge Piano Bar by Ferrari, where the Dominican monks gathered in prayer, conceal corners of rare magic, living out a fairy tale made of vivid rays of sunlight, gentle sea breezes, the sweet melody of nightingales.
The hotel is 800m away from A18 Messina-Catania motorway and 55km from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) and 6km away from Giardini Naxos central railway station.
Number of rooms 105.
The hotel comes with 105 elegant guest rooms: 44 rooms in the Ancient Convent wing, including four suites and one junior suite, and 61 rooms in the Grand Hotel wing, including three suites and seven junior suites. Lots of the hotel’s rooms are luxuriously converted monks’ cells off two 100m-long vaulted corridors. The rooms feature breathtaking views over the gardens and down to the sea, night views of Etna, and some have private terraces.
The hotel includes the unique and exclusive Presidential suite, with refined furnishings, red lacquer and old wrought iron, specially imported from the distant Orient for the important guest after whom it is named, mini pool suite, embellished in typical Sicilian style, junior and garden suite, with a private terrace on the sea and a dip in the turquoise of the pool, executive and deluxe rooms, with a private terrace overlooking the sea, classic and superior rooms, with classic furnishings and staff at your disposition 24 hours a day.
First-class Principe Cerami restaurant awarded with one Michelin star and named after the Sicilian noble pays special attention to local delicacies. Opening hours 7.30pm – 11pm, closed on Mondays. Dress code: jacket, elegant.
Breathtaking L’Antico Refettorio restaurant, open from November to March, presents international cuisine whilst also paying attention to local products and food and offers a wide range of excellent wines. Opening hours 12.30pm – 3pm, 7.30pm – 10.45pm. Dress code: jacket, elegant – evening.
Remarkable Les Bougainvillées restaurant, open from April to October, offers al fresco dining on the large terrace overlooking the astounding sea view. Opening hours 7am – 10.30am San Domenico endless breakfast, 7.30pm – 10.45pm dinner. Dress code: smart casual.
Amazing Giardino dei Limoni, open during the summer season from April to October, offers a rich variety of light snacks and dishes, right for those who love to have small meals without giving up palatable pleasures. Opening hours 12.30pm – 3pm lunch. Dress code: casual.
Le Zagare pool bar, opening hours 10am – 6pm, will meet the taste of light meals and fresh drinks along with charming water splashes.
Special attention is drawn to Cloister Lounge Piano Bar by Ferrari, Metodo Classico, the hotel’s pride, where the Dominican monks gathered in prayer, conceal corners of rare magic, living out a fairy tale made of vivid rays of sunlight, gentle sea breezes, the sweet melody of nightingales, delicate scents of flowers and citrus, and relaxing silences. Opening hours 11am – 1am.
The hotel San Domenico Palace serves a buffet breakfast for free.
The hotel is the ideal place for business travelers since its fully-equipped business center with internet connection, major office conveniences and meeting rooms will provide your event with all the best.
Business center includes Sala degli Specchi room, up to 350 delegates, Sala Chiesa room, up to 400 delegates, Sala due colonne, up to 100 delegates, The Ancient Cloister, up to 200 delegates, The Main Cloister, around 250persons for cocktail, The Garden, up to 1000 delegates. The business center features the following: HD video conferencing equipment and services, telepresence systems and VNOC services, audio visual design and integration, managed conferencing services, audio conferencing services, web conferencing services, IP network, streaming video services, printing.
The Beauty Corner of San Domenico is the right choice absolute wellbeing, while visiting massage specialist and enjoying personal beauty treatments such as mineral body mask.
The hotel’s guests are welcome to enjoy relaxing and revitalizing aromatherapy, aurvedic treatments, care and cosmetic applications for the face and body and the harmony and right balance of their body.
Also the free time can be spent at floodlit tennis court, outdoor pool with lifeguard or 24 hour fully-equipped indoor fitness centre.
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