10 Best Discounts At San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel


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If you are on the hunt for a deal, a special offer or a discount at a Four Seasons hotel, in particular, at the San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel on the Italian island of Sicily, then look no further.

The transformation of this hotel has been dazzling. San Domenico Palace, which was formerly a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is ideally placed on Taormina’s hilltop town on the eastern shores of Sicily, overlooking the Bay of Taormina and the Ionian Sea.

The hotel is next to Taormina’s maze of narrow medieval streets with shops, bars, restaurants and a 10-minute walk to the hilltop town’s famous ancient Greek theatre. It features multiple terraces with clear views of the surrounding waters, as well as Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a beach club, a two-Michelin star restaurant, Principe Cerami and lush gardens containing a pool, and several restaurants and bars, including the two-Michelin star restaurant, Principe Cerami.

Regarded as one of the most famous hotels in the world, San Domenico Palace welcomed notable guests, including Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Taylor, and DH Lawrence, among many others. Along with idyllic natural surroundings, Taormina is also home to countless historical attractions, including an ancient Greek Theatre and the Corvaja Palace from the medieval era.

Book your next Four Seasons hotel stay via our luxury travel concierge to get extra free perks. Our prices match the offers on the Four Seasons website, but when you book with us, you will also benefit from our official Four Seasons partner agency perks, which are added for free. We are not cheaper than FourSeasons.com, we are the same price, but the free perks we offer are extremely valuable.

Why Four Seasons?

Oh my goodness, there are many, many reasons to book hotels that are part of the Four Seasons brand. Of course, room rates are expensive when compared to more middle-of-the-road hotels. Still, the Four Seasons beats almost every other hotel chain in ambiance, immaculate communal areas, incredible service, and gorgeous rooms. They are also brilliant at catering to families in a sophisticated but caring way. Four Seasons hotels really are worth paying the extra for. Wherever you are in the world, Four Seasons hotels are reliably excellent, and they are consistently one of your best hotel options in any city or resort.

We share ten tips that will help you squeeze the most value out of your next Four Seasons hotel stay (whichever hotel you choose) and get you the deal or discount you are looking for.

1. Get Free Benefits

Take advantage of free loyalty style benefits from your very first stay at Four Seasons hotels and resorts by merely booking with a luxury travel agent like our luxury travel concierge. It really is that easy, and the rates you pay will be the same as those on the Four Seasons website.

And Four Seasons is not alone in this luxury offering. Most luxury hotels have luxury travel agent loyalty programs that give their clients free benefits at no extra cost as long as they book with the right partner agent. These luxury hotel brands include Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria, Hyatt, Andaz, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more.

2. Loyalty Points & Benefits

There is no Four Seasons rewards program. Whether you are a regular guest of the Four Seasons or want to try this iconic brand for the first time, you can take advantage of loyalty style benefits at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost and from your very first stay by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.

3. Four Seasons Website Special Offers

There is a unique special offers page on each individual hotel page on the Four Seasons website. These special offers and discounts are excellent, but be warned – they are only available for specific dates, so do check the small print to find out when these offers apply.

Some of the best discounts offered by Four Seasons are the three nights for the price of two or the four nights for the price of three discount. Both of these discounts tend to be available outside the high season at some Four Seasons hotels, and they can save you a serious amount of money.

4. Book In Advance

If you are very sure of your dates, you can sometimes take advantage of advance purchase discounted rates. You must be sure of your dates because once you have booked in, there are no refunds on advance purchase rates, so if you can’t make your stay, you won’t get your money back! Once you have found the offer you want, book via a luxury travel agent like our luxury travel concierge for extra benefits at your already discounted rate.

5. Bring Your Child

A stay at a Four Seasons hotel usually includes a complimentary kids’ club, and there is no charge for a rollaway kids’ bed in your bedroom (which often costs $100+ USD at other luxury resorts). Kids under 6 years old often get free breakfast, too, so bring one child to stay in your room for no extra cost at most Four Seasons hotels. This makes Four Seasons the perfect choice for families.

6. Book Early

Four Seasons hotels and resorts are so popular that they often sell out in the high season, which means that they don’t need to discount their rooms during these popular periods. Outside of the high season, it is possible to get discounts, and these deals can be found on the Four Seasons website within each individual hotel’s mini-site under “offers.”

7. Change Your Holiday Dates

If you can, re-arrange your dates to target your preferred Four Seasons hotels when they are cheapest and offer the best discounts. One of the most expensive Four Seasons hotels in the world is also one of the cheapest just before it closes for the winter and just before it opens in the summer. The hotel in question is the Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat (pictured above). I have already detailed how to book a Four Seasons hotel at the cheapest rate and at the Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat, the discounted low season rate is perhaps discounted by as much as 70 or 80% from their high season rate. The dates you need to be looking at for the biggest discount are at the end of March and the start of April and at the end of October and the start of November.

In Sicily, try visiting during the Autumn, winter, or spring before the main season’s rates kick in.

8. Stay Shorter

It sounds obvious when you say it out loud, but I would prefer three nights at an expensive Four Seasons rather than a week at a bog-standard resort. Do one night at one of the Four Seasons Nevis and take advantage of our early check-in / late check-out rather than spending two nights somewhere less exciting.

9. Use Corporate Promo Codes

There are special corporate promo discount codes, so if you are an employee of a company like Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, IBM, or the government, you might be able to take advantage of these discounts, but these codes are not widely available to the general public. Besides, the discount may not be as good as our luxury travel concierge’s complimentary benefits. We suggest asking for a free quote so you can compare prices and benefits and get the full picture before booking.

10. Don’t Book With Your Credit Card Travel Agency

Do you want to be at the front of the queue for your free room upgrade? Book your Four Seasons stay via our luxury travel concierge, and we will put you first in line for your free upgrade. You will be placed in front of guests who book via booking services like American Express Finest Hotels & Resorts.

This is because our travel agency is an official partner of Four Seasons hotels, so room upgrades for clients that we book into Four Seasons hotels are put at the front of the queue! You can still use any credit card as payment when you book with our concierge, so you still get your usual loyalty points and rewards from your credit card when you book with us.

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