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San Domenico Palace, Taormina A Four Seasons Hotel

Sicily, Italy


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Luxury Holidays At San Domenico Palace, Taormina A Four Seasons Hotel

High above the beautiful blue hues of the Ionian Sea, on a rocky promontory, this former 14th century convent has origins stretching back through the eons of time to 1203, and over the years its hallowed halls have been graced by Hollywood legends including Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren. A true sense of history prevails throughout, with the traditional cloisters and choir stalls still in place along with restored frescos, allowing guests to connect with the history of the building. Overlooking the magnificent coastline, Mount Etna, and the Greek theatre the setting is truly spectacular, yet guests are also an easy stroll from the charming streets of Taormina’s old town. Two cloistered courtyards, exquisite gardens filled with fragrant jasmine and hibiscus and a clifftop infinity edge swimming pool offer beautiful, serene places to relax and enjoy the warmth of the Italian sun. Guests can also enjoy wellness therapies in Botanica, a boutique pop-up day spa with three rooms featuring a range of nature-based treatments, there is also a state-of-the-art fitness facility. With a range of beautiful rooms and suites to choose from, three restaurants and a wealth of hotel experiences available, the Four Seasons San Dominenco Palace offers an exceptional luxury base from which to explore this dramatic eastern Sicily coastline.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A former 14th century convent offering magnificent views
  • Feature: Breath-taking clifftop setting
  • Rooms: 111 Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Catania-Fontanarossa Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 60 minutes by private car transfer to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport


Effortlessly sophisticated showcasing restrained Italian chic style, the rooms, and suites at the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace are simply beautiful. A colour scheme of pale cream, taupe, and the occasional flash of aqua brings together a design which honours the heritage of the building to create a welcoming, luxury retreat. The accommodation features town, cloister, or Taormina Bay views and many have private terraces, the perfect spot for an aperitivo as the sun sinks below the horizon. All rooms and suites feature a refrigerated mini bar, coffee maker, complimentary Wi-Fi, soft bathrobes, and twice daily housekeeping with an evening turn down.

   Superior Room:expand_more
  • Size: 28-29m²
  • Room View: Town or ancient cloister views
  • Facilities: These elegant rooms boast stylish décor with a king-size bed and marble-topped nightstands. They are located in the ancient convent or grand hotel wing and offer sophisticated levels of comfort. The full marble bathrooms are a study in luxury with soft bathrobes, a lighted make up mirror, hairdryer, and deluxe amenities.
   Deluxe Room:expand_more
  • Size: 30-45m²
  • Room View: Taormina Town or gardens
  • Facilities: Featuring a king-size bed or twin beds, these room offer a little more space that the superior rooms and are a wonderful sanctuary in which to relax. Full marble bathrooms offer plenty of creature comforts and some also boast separate bathtubs.
   Sea View Deluxe Room:expand_more
  • Size: 27-36m²
  • Room View: Sea Views
  • Facilities: The cool, serene colours of these rooms are the perfect foil for the beautiful blues of the Ionian Sea beyond the window. Furnished with a king-size bed and an elegant marble bathroom, these rooms are the perfect escape after a day of exploration.
   Sea View Premium Rooms:expand_more
  • Size: 30-39m²
  • Room View: Ionian Sea Views
  • Facilities: With sweeping views of Taormina Bay and the fragrance of oranges and lemons floating in on the breeze, these beautiful rooms are light and airy. Choose between one king bed or two twin beds and enjoy the luxury amenities in the marble bathroom. These rooms can also be connected to a Sea View Terrace Executive Suite or the Princess Cecile Suite.
   Sea View Premium Room with Terrace:expand_more
  • Size: 31-34m²
  • Room View: Expansive Sea Views
  • Facilities: The sophisticated and contemporary décor is the perfect backdrop to the magical views of Taormina Bay, which can be enjoyed from your private, furnished terrace. Located in the grand hotel wing these delightful rooms feature a king or two twin beds and a sofa bed, they can also connect to the Royal Suite.
   Convento Junior Suite with Terrace:expand_more
  • Size: 36-57m²
  • Room View: Cloister Views
  • Facilities: Located in the ancient convent wing, these beautiful suites are an elegant blend of charm and sophistication. Enjoy a private terrace with cloister views, a comfortable living room and a king-size bedroom. Marble bathrooms feature a walk-in shower, some also have a separate bathtub.
   Sea View Junior Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 36-51m²
  • Room View: Sea Views
  • Facilities: These elegant suites offer magical views of Taormina Bay and the gardens; some also look towards the town and Greek theatre. A separate living area gives plenty of space in which to relax. After a day exploring sink into your sumptuous king-size bed for a night of restful sleep.
   Junior Suite with Plunge Pool and Sea View:expand_more
  • Size: 41-48m²
  • Room View: Panoramic Sea Views
  • Facilities: The interior décor of these beautiful suites sees old world grandeur sit alongside modern and contemporary furnishings in perfect harmony. High ceilings and delicate, ornate cornices grace the living room, which in turn leads to a sea view terrace with a private plunge pool. Choose between a king-size bed or two king single beds and all suites feature a sofa bed and marble bathroom.
   Sea View Executive Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 45-58m²
  • Room View: Expansive Taormina Bay Views
  • Facilities: Beautiful wooden flooring, pale linens and soft furnishings create a suite which is bright and airy. The comfortable living area has wonderful views and is the perfect space to relax after a day of exploring. The separate bedroom offers privacy and features a king-size bed.
   Executive Suite Plunge Pool and Sea View:expand_more
  • Size: 47-64m²
  • Room View: Sea Views
  • Facilities: With a separate living room and bedroom, peace and privacy are assured. These beautiful suites also boast a fabulous terrace overlooking the bay with a private plunge pool. With a king-size bed and a sofa bed, there is plenty of space for a small family.
   Etna Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 81m²
  • Room View: Mount Etna views
  • Facilities: Filled with light and offering wonderful views of Mount Etna and the Taormina coastline, the Etna suites are a study in class and elegance. Pale colours and beautiful furnishings add to the feeling of space and guests will enjoy a stunning living room and separate king-size bedroom. The marble bathrooms feature a shower and separate bathtub.
   Teatro Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 64-69m²
  • Room View: Greek theatre and Sea Views
  • Facilities: These one-bedroom suites offer space in abundance for a small family, with a separate living room and a magnificent furnished terrace overlooking the Greek theatre. Suites feature a king-size bed and a sofa bed as well a marble bathroom with a bathtub and shower.
   Princess Cecilie Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 90m²
  • Room View: Coastal, town and garden Views
  • Facilities: With three distinct areas, the Princess Cecilie Suite is quite magnificent both in terms of space and décor. A grand arched foyer welcomes you in and a spacious and elegantly appointed living room boasts comfortable seating and a dining table for four. The beautifully proportioned bedroom has a king-size bed and wonderful corner views.
   San Domenico Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 88m²
  • Room View: Sea Views
  • Facilities: : Chic Italian style flows effortlessly throughout the San Domenico Suite, which is the perfect space for entertaining. The magnificent living room and dining room are dominated by a fabulous arched bifora window, whilst the private plunge pool on the sea view terrace takes centre stage. With a separate king-size bedroom and a sofa bed there is plenty of room to relax.
   Royal Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 140m²
  • Room View: Fabulous Greek Theatre and Sea Views
  • Facilities: This most glamourous of suites occupies the top floor and provides sweeping views across the bay. Style and elegance abound with a refined colour palette and an impressive lounge space which leads out onto a private pool terrace, this is the most wonderful place to stay. There’s a full marble bathroom and a guest powder room, a king-size bedroom, and a space for two further rollaway beds.

With a fabulous signature restaurant showcasing the very boast local and region cuisine, a poolside terrace with magical views and a lounge and bar space on the edge of the old cloisters, guests will enjoy the carefully considered dining options at the Four Seasons. In room dining and private dining is also available.

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Seafood including a raw bar
  • Setting: Pool Terrace with expansive views
  • Dress Code: Resort elegant
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Bar and Chisotro:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Coffee, cake and light meals of Sicilian specialities and classic international dishes
  • Setting: Indoor/Outdoor bar and lounge
  • Dress Code: Casually elegant
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
Principe Cerami:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Quintessentially Sicilian dishes
  • Setting: Elegant and refined with views of Taormina Bay
  • Dress Code: Resort elegant
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: No
  • Reservation Required: Yes
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Hotel Experiences

A beautifully curated range of experiences have been tailor-made for hotel guests. Amongst the diverse options available is a star gazing safari on the slopes of Mount Etna, where you’ll hear tales of Greek mythology, enjoy a beautiful meal of local specialties and wine before lying back on soft cushions as your expert guide talks you through the night sky. Other experiences include a day trip around the Aolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago lying in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a luxury coastal sailing cruise, a Sicilian wine tasting and personalised, guided tours of Sicily.



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