About the hotel

Carved into a rocky hillside in Sicily, the San Domenico Palace Hotel commands a stunning perch on the coast with views over Mount Etna and Taormina Bay. This former 15th century monastery oozes charm and has been designed to provide every modern comfort. Each room is unique in style and boast views over blossoming gardens, the ancient Greek theatre or Mount Etna misty peak. Savour breakfast on your terrace overlooking the sea for a great way to kick-start the day. Delight your palate with San Domenico Palace's triple-pronged approach to outstanding dining, including the 2 Michelin Star restaurant, The Principe Cerami, where chef Massimo Mantarro presents interpretations of tradition Sicilian cuisine with a lighter cooking method. Countless famous writers, artists and composers, came here to savour this unique spot at the very tip of Italy.

  • Two Michelin-star restaurants
  • Beautifully-converted monastery
  • Member of the Leading Hotels of the World

At a glance
Relaxing Scenic Beachfront Couples Boutique


  • Air conditioning
  • LCD television with satellite channels
  • Direct line telephone
  • En-suite bathroom with bathtub
  • Safety deposit bpx
  • Mini bar

Classic Room

These spacious, sun-filled rooms reflect history and tradition without sacrificing modern comfort, overlooking the Cloisters or Taormina town.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms all boast a breathtaking sea view on the Bay of Taormina and some also the suggestive setting of the Greek Roman Theatre. Your private balcony or terrace is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the sunny and mild climate, or a candlelit dinner.

Superior Room

Built within the old monastery, these rooms are furnished with elegant simplicity. Overlooking the unique Mediterranean garden, the stunning bay of Naxos and Mount Etna.

Executive Room

Enjoy a romantic, candlelight dinner available in your room with a supplement on private terrace or balcony of these delightful rooms overlooking either Taormina Bay or the Greek-Roman theatre. Warm tones add depth to a simple yet elegant décor.

Double Terrace with Mini Pool

Situated in the Grand Hotel wing, this room offers the uniqueness of a luxuriant Mediterranean private terrace and the exclusivity of a jacuzzi pool with a panoramic view of the bay.

  • Espresso coffee machine
  • Additional beds available on request
  • WiFi

Junior Suite

Decorated in Art Nouveau style, the suite consists of an open-plan bedroom with a living area for relaxing comfortably. There is also either a large terrace or a French balcony both overlooking the beautiful Taormina Bay.

Garden Wing Suite

Garden Wing Suites boast luxurious and refined furniture, all with views on the blossoming gardens, the ancient Greek theatre or Mount Etna misty peak. The suites are function and different to common places, ideal for the introspective guests interested in history.

Suite Grand Hotel

This exclusive suite is decorated in Art Nouveau style with stunning views over Taormina Bay and Giardini Naxos. A bedroom and living room come with one bathroom for simply the last word in luxury. Can be connected to a Deluxe Room on request.

Terrace Suite with Mini Pool

Luxury is the watchword for this unique suite with an outdoor Jacuzzi on its own private terrace, ideal for a special event. A spacious bedroom gives onto an elegantly furnished living room, leading in turn to the terrace with its white drapes for shade and privacy.

  • Espresso coffee machine


Delight your palate with San Domenico Palace's triple-pronged approach to outstanding dining.

The Principe Cerami

The Principe Cerami has been awarded 2 Michelin stars, and is ran 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.

  • Open: 19:30 - 22:30
  • Tuesday - Sunday
  • Reservations required

Les Bougainvillées

Les Bougainvillées serves both Sicilian specialities and classical international dishes. Dine in summer on its terrace with sea view, and in winter in the historical atmosphere of the monastery’s former refectory.

  • Breakfast: 07:30 - 10:30
  • Lunch: 12:30 - 15:00
  • Dinner: 19:30 - 22:00

Il Giardino dei Limoni

Enjoy Mediterranean, regional, and freshly-caught seafood dishes every day under the shady pergola next to the swimming pool.

  • Open: 12:30 - 15:00


The Cloister Lounge Bar

The Cloister Lounge Bar combines a historical setting with comfortable armchairs and piano bar for a pleasant, atmospheric evening.

  • Open: 10:30 - 01:00

The Oratorio dei Frati Grand Bar

The Oratorio dei Frati Grand Bar serves cocktails and vintage Armagnac in the ancient Dominican refectory. Enjoy the piano bar in summer and the fire in the magnificent fireplace in winter.

  • Open: 10:00 - 01:00

The Pool Bar

The Pool Bar offers fruit shakes, ice cream as well as classic drinks and snacks.

  • Open: 10:30 - 18:30


  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge services
  • Service vetturiere
  • Business center
  • Reserved valet parketing
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Floodlit tennis court nearby
  • Fitness centre
  • Beauty corner
  • VIP amenities
  • Two restaurants, one by the pool
  • Two bars, one by the pool
  • Shuttle service to and from the affiliate beaches
  • Service flowers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shoe shine


  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach access including sunloungers and parasols
  • Shopping boutique
  • Reading rooms
  • Fitness centre

Beauty Corner

Pamper yourself at the Beauty Corner with relaxing aromatherapy face and body treatments from Comfort Zone. Opt for standard facials, manicures, pedicures and depilation or take a package with Oriental face and body treatments plus Ayurvedic massage.

The Beach Club

San Domenico Palace Hotel launches its first-ever Beach Club, located in one of the most beautiful bays of Taormina enjoying magical views over the bay. Exclusive for hotel guests and selected clientele, The Beach Club has all the amenities the modern traveller desires: sun beds, umbrellas, towels, lounge bar, and a menu of regional cuisines and inventive cocktails and wines.

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