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Unlike anywhere else in Italy, or the Mediterranean for that matter, Sicily is a place unto itself. Sun drenched and beautiful, the landscape is dramatically diverse, the food is perennially good, and the culture and architecture truly unique. The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in Sicily offers a wide range of accommodation, from rustic chic guesthouses to beach resorts to top end luxury hotels.
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- Palermo, Sicily's capital, is an unforgettable spot. This bustling city boasts beautiful, quintessentially Italian architecture on every corner, whilst the 12th-century cathedral is a true masterpiece.
- The ancient port city of Catania is of a similar ilk (though on the other side of the island). Full of historic buildings and narrow cobbled streets, it's Italy at its finest.
- Syracuse is the ideal spot for history-lovers: visit the Greek theatre, Ear of Dionysus cave or the Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi.
- Another good option for culture vultures is Agrigento which plays host to the stunning Doric temples in the ruins of Akragras.
- The hilltop town of Taormina, perched overlooking the ocean, is perfect for those who fancy a coastal break with stunning views.
- The charming island of Favignana is located 18km west of Palermo. This unpretentius spot has a surpisingly rich history, from its occupation under the Arabs to being used as a prison by the Bourbon kings.
- Pantelleria is another of Sicily's island outposts, though this one is closer to Tunisia than to Italy. Come here for its dramatic volcanic landscape, including natural springs and mudbaths. It's a truly off-the-beaten-track destination.
- Whilst Modica and Ragusa are splendid options for visitors, what with their Baroque architecture and Modica's notorious chocolate factory, nearby Noto might just be the most beautiful of them all!
- Marsala is a good base if you want easy access to the islands of Favignana or Marettimo (this is where the ferries depart from), not forgetting its own lovely beaches and delicious wine!
What not to Miss
- Climb to the smouldering peak of Mount Etna or take the cable car to the top!
- Visit the Valley of Temples outside of Agrigento, the largest archaeological site in the world, teeming with ancient temples...
- Explore the Villa Romana del Casale (situated half way between Catania and Agrigento), a 4th century UNESCO-protected ancient villa featuring beautiful mosaics.
- Hike through the Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (on Sicily's North Western Coast), a natural park boasting mountains, seacoast, rare birds and prehistoric sites!
- Check out the Monastero dei Benedettini - one of the largest monasteries in Europe - in the heart of Catania.
- Enjoy the many sunswept beaches across the island - from Cefalu to Taormina.
- Walk through the picturesque streets of Modica and sample her famous chocolate.
- Munch on tasty street snacks in Palermo.
- Immerse yourself in the ancient world while exploring the Parco Archeologico dello Neapolis, Syracuse's great archaeological site, where stands a gleaming Roman amphitheatre and ancient quarry that once was mined by Athenian prisoners of war.
There's so much to do and see on this wonderful island that during the peak summer months it is seriously busy! So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Sicily book well in advance.
The Best Places to Stay in Sicily
- Palermo’s Principe de Villafranca is a stylish, boutique hotel with parquet floors, cool white rooms and modern art. There’s a vast sitting-room-cum library and a very chic, double-height dining room. It’s close to many bars so you can pick up tips on your wine-tasting.
- B&B Il Giardio Di Ballaro is a charming boutique B&B right in the centre of town - the ideal base from which to explore the city.
- B&B Delle Vittorie is a swish, contemporary B&B that oozes city style. The spacious rooms have elegant interiors and uber-modern bathrooms, whilst there's also a free breakfast each morning.
- 5-room Maxim B&B is a charming, great-value stay in central Palermo with smart rooms featuring splashes of modern art.
- Hotel Liberty is a gem of an Art Nouveau townhouse with lofty rooms, stone balconies and gracious furnishings. There’s also a very pretty courtyard for breakfasts.
- Set in a former aristocratic residence, Il Principe is a modern hotel with elegant rooms - some even have their own jacuzzis. Tuck into hearty breakfasts each morning before setting off sightseeing.
- Catania House is a great value B&B located bang in the centre of town. It offers chic, minimal accmmodation with plenty of muted greys and browns.
- Hotel Gutkowski has wonderful sea views and clean, whitewashed decor. The 26 rooms start from only €75 a night, so it's also great if you're on a budget or travelling with a family.
- Henry’s House is a unique property on the architecturally famous island of Ortygia, with 12 bohemian style rooms and a treasure trove of antiques and objets d’art. There’s also a wonderful sun terrace with amazing views over the Med.
- L'Approdo delle Sirene is ideal if you're looking for somewhere good value and family friendly. It's a B&B with breezy, colourful rooms, some with private balconies. Plus it's right on the water so perfect for a beach-y getaway.
- The Siracusa Resort has the only private beach in Syracuse, shared with the inhabitants of the other 11 rooms, one suite and three apartments. The decor is chic, using plenty of natural elements - think exposed stone, whitewashed walls and fine fabrics.
- The Hotel Villa Carlotta is a luxurious villa on a clifftop, overlooking the Ionian Sea. There are 23 sumptuous rooms, suites and apartments with private balconies and terraces, stone floors and rich fabrics. The pool and restaurant are also idyllic.
- The Hotel Villa Ducale is a romantic Sicilian villa overlooking the bay at Taormina. There are 17 characterful rooms and suites with Italianate furnishings and rose-clad terraces. They also have a very nice spa.
- Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea is a lavish stay overlooking the sea - ideal for those looking for a spot of luxury. Splendid cuisine and a brilliant spa...
- Cas’almare is a gorgeous, six room guesthouse in a sunny spot on the island of Favignana. As well as having a private beach this property offers rooms with private balconies and sea facing views.
- Also on Favignana, I Pretti Resort has just 16 rooms and suites and a serene atmosphere focussed on luxury and elegance. As well as overlooking the sea, you’re just a few minutes walk from the beach and surrounded by lovely, flower-filled gardens. Perfect if you want to relax.
- The Palazzo Failla probably doesn’t quite qualify as a boutique hotel, but the decor is really something, so if you’re looking for a small, unique property with aristocratic details - think frescoed ceilings, Toile du jouy wallpapers and rich fabrics - then this property, in the centre of Modica, is for you. It also has a Michelin-starred restaurant.
- Casa Italia is a collection of wonderfully converted stone cottages on the hillside in the centre of Modica. There are ten rooms/suites/apartments each with a private terrace and rather wonderful design which often incorporates the original stone of the cottages.
- If you want to be near the beach try Cambiocavallo, a traditional villa renovated with a minimalist design ethos and an attractive pastel palette. There are eight rooms, with private terraces, plus a lovely pool and sun deck.
For a rural retreat
- For a rural stay, just a few km from Sicily's north coast (and about 40 mins from Cefalu), Borgo d'Orlando is a good choice. There are just nine rooms finished in contemporary style with smart bathrooms, plus a lovely pool and excellent restaurant serving traditional Sicilian cuisine.
- If you want to be close to the volcano, Monaci delle Terre Nere is perched on Etna's slopes. The deep pink villa looks deceptively traditional as you approach, yet inside, stone walls, wooden beams and bare plaster mix with shiny glass, bright art works and bold contemporary lighting. Rooms are scattered throughout the grounds in converted farm buildings as well as some new-builds. Lay by the pool and gaze up at Mount Etna or at the vineyards fanning out below you to the coast.
- With white-on-white bedrooms, glass-walled bathrooms and pared-down furnishings, Zash Country Boutique Hotel is a minimalist's joy, set within a traditional, ochre-coloured country house. Outside, there’s a shimmering infinity pool, beautiful, yet simple, gardens and views of Mount Etna.
- Torre Marabino is a working farmhouse and very comfortable hotel. Think exposed beams, stonework and simple furniture. It has lovely gardens and a pool and serves in house wine in the excellent restaurant.
- Azienda Agricola Mandranova is a gorgeous converted olive farmhouse set on a hillside. There are 16 rooms and suites and two private cottages. The property is surrounded by African gardens and the food is excellent. Not to mention the beautiful views!
For admiring Historic Treasures
- One of the best places to stay in Sicily if you're interested in the island's history is Eremo Della Giubiliana. It has an archaeological site within the hotel grounds, dating back to the 5th Century BC. This aristocratic country house is in the traditional Sicilian style with exposed stone walls and vaulted ceilings.
- For something grand and ornate, book Seven Rooms Villadorata. Frescoes on the ceilings, Baroque balconies and wonderful views make this small B&B a good option if you're looking for an historic and romantic setting. With only three rooms you're guaranteed excellent, personalised service.
The Most Romantic Places to Stay in Sicily
- Wine Resort Villagrande is a peaceful, elegant country house with four rooms overlooking the winery. The decor is cool and quite traditional and the views spread all the way out to the Ionian coast. The sunsets are magical.
- Tenuta Cammarana, is a gracious 18th-century country house owned and run by a Sicilian aristocratic family. They have a passion for both local food and wine, so you can expect fabulous gastronomic experiences. With just three rooms - some with stone vaulted ceilings - filled with antiques, staying here feels like you’re a family friend rather than a paying guest.
For the vineyards
As well as being known for sweet wines (Marsala and Malvasia spring immediately to mind), Sicily's vineyards are producing more and more quality table wines. For a comprehensive list of the best places to stay to sample these goodies, visit our article on wine hotels in Sicily.
- In the heart of the famous, family-run Planeta vineyards near Menfi, La Foresteria Planeta is, arguably, one of Sicily's prime wine hotels. Colourful, individually decorated rooms mix contemporary and period pieces; each has a private terrace. With authentic Sicilian cuisine - lessons from the chef for the keen! - an infinity pool and sea views, this is near-perfect.
- Masseria degli Ulivi, tucked into the hillside above Noto and surrounded by olive groves, might not quite make the grade as a boutique hotel, but it’s definitely along those lines, while also being small, peaceful reasonably priced and family friendly. Bedrooms are simple, cool and serene and there’s a beautiful infinity pool and open-sided dining room. Plus it's only 20 minutes from the coast.
- With gracious, traditionally furnished rooms - terracotta floors, carved wooden headboards - Hotel Villa Palocla, near Sciacca, is an excellent choice for families or groups of friends. There’s a beautiful, relaxing garden and knock-out infinity pool, too.
Prefer an Apartment or Villa?
- If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.
- Sicily has four airports: Palermo Airport, which is in Punta Raisi, about 35kms outside Palermo and Catania Airport, which is about 5kms outside Catania, which are both international airports with flag-carrier and low-cost airlines, and Trapani Airport and Comiso Airport, which are both favoured by European no-frills carriers.
- If you want to hire a car - which we highly recommend if you want to explore Sicily - we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
- Sicily’s climate is Mediterranean, which, broadly speaking means hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. But the climate does vary quite a bit depending on where exactly you stay - what with the impressive volcanic range running across the island. Summer temperatures average between 23°C to 26°C in July and August and 24°C in September. During summer the sea temperature is almost the same as on land. Autumn is wetter, but still warm, winter is cooler - perfect for walking holidays - and come spring it’s warm and sunny again.
Still not sure?
Best Hotels in Sicily
Borgo d'Orlando 9 rooms from £118Mirto, Sicily
A charming small hotel situated on Sicily's northern coast. Nine rooms offer a blend of contemporary comforts - a minimalist feel with white-washed walls and tiled floors - with traditional features, and some have private terrace. Large outdoor pool for lazy days and restaurant serving local dishes.Total relaxation - With just nine rooms plus a lovely outdoor pool and on site restaurant, you can enjoy a totally relaxing break.Sights nearby - Medieval Cefalu, the Argimusco (Italian Stonehenge), Catafurco waterfall and the Tindari Greek theatre and Roman BasilicaGreat walks - There are lots of great walks and hikes in the surrounding countryside for all ages and abilities.Birdwatching - Look out for the Eagles and Griffins circling the Rocche del Crasto
Il Leone Blu 4 rooms from £46Catania (Via Castello Ursino, 38)
Set in a renovated historic building in the gorgeous centre, this B&B boasts spacious, bright rooms with modern amenities while maintaining the original decor (including frescoes). Breakfast is served, there's restaurants on the doorstep, and it's mere steps from Urbino Castle and the Roman Theatre!Local exploring - Set in the heart of Catania's historic centre this is an ideal base from which to explore the city's many attractionsSights nearby - The “u Lioutru” elephant, Ursino Palace, Il Duomo, Colleggiata Church and the Elephants Palace are just some of the top sightsGreat walks - It is well worth strolling to the beautiful Bellini Garden (the main garden) and the Pacini GardenHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
B&B Nonno Gino 3 rooms from £56Marsala
Stylish accommodation in the heart of Marsala offering rooms with a cool mix of chic and rustic furnishings. The best rooms have a balcony with fabulous views of the Arch of Garibaldi. Boasting an enviable location in the historic centre of Marsala and just a short distance from the beach.Beach Life - Only 4km from the pristine, white-sand beaches of Marsala.Local exploring - Ideally positioned to explore the historic city by foot.Local markets - Visit the nearby fish market, that lies adjacent to the Port of Garibaldi.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.
Catania House 4 rooms from £5795121 Catania CT
A stylish, great value B&B offering practical accommodation in the desirable historic centre. Expect a warm welcome from the friendly hostess who provides guests with a generous, tasty breakfast. Design is minimal and chic with muted greys and browns, kitted out with hip furniture. Gorgeous!Local exploring - Surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre this is the ideal base to explore the historic citySights nearby - The “u Lioutru” elephant, Ursino Palace, Il Duomo, Colleggiata Church and the Elephants Palace are just some of the top sightsGreat walks - It is well worth strolling to the beautiful Bellini Garden (the main garden) and the Pacini GardenLively area - In the thick of the action.
L'Orto Sul Tetto 6 rooms from £61Ragusa
Utterly charming B&B full of Sicilian character in Ragusa. Simple elegant rooms with parquet floors, comfy beds and white linens. Delightful breakfast roof garden surrounded by lemon trees. Understated, family friendly, and the best value spot in Sicily.Value chicViews - Lovely views from the terrace over RagusaSights nearby - Located in the centre of RagusaFull of character
Torre Don Virgilio 7 rooms from £64Modica RG
A charming farmhouse turned hotel nestled in the rich lands of southern Sicily. The homely rooms feature rustic interiors with stone walls, exposed wooden beams and traditional local furniture. An outdoor pool, pleasant garden and fresh daily breakfast all make this an enticing stay.Total relaxation - With its temperate climate, simple and informal hospitality, the local Sicilian culture is ideally suited to a relaxing holidayLocal exploring - The hotel offers to organise a range of excursions, tours and activities designed to show you the wonders of the local regionSights nearby - Thanks to the hotel's location in the UNESCO-listed Val di Noto, guests can discover Sicily's baroque heritageSwimming Pool - Outdoor heated pool
Novecento, Modica 6 rooms from £65Modica
A great little B&B in the Baroque town of Scicli. Neat contemporary rooms and one suite with large bathrooms and frescoed ceilings. Great value, family friendly, and lots to do on the beach or exploring the nearby sights.Value chicSights nearby - Ancient caves of Chiafura. Bang in the centre of Baroque Scicli.Birdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - I Escape
SLO Design House 7 rooms from £65Marsala
Elegant designer rooms in the historic heart of Marsala boasting fabulous views over the Duomo. Chic rooms are modern in design with monochrome tones, clean lines and indulgent bathrooms. Spend days exploring the historic city before returning to exemplary Sicilian fare in the vibrant restaurant.Local exploring - Located in the historic center of Marsala, a wine town rich in history and archaeological finds.Beach Life - Only 4km from the picturesque beaches of Marsala.Sights nearby - Set within walking distance of the Duomo and the Promenade.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
San Giorgio Palace Hotel 29 rooms from £66Ragusa
A four star luxury hotel located just steps from the historic centre of Ragusa. The quaint exterior opens onto distinctly modern interiors with clean lines, white on white hues and minimalist furniture. Indulgent breakfasts are served and the friendly staff are always on hand to give out local tips.Local exploring - A good four star property ideally located within walking distance of Ragusa's main attractions.Value chic - Double rooms start from as little as €75 per night.Sights nearby - Stroll down to the impressive Duomo of San Giorgio.Views - Great views from hotel
Hotel Gutkowski 26 rooms from £66Syracuse
Beachy minimalism on Ortigia's peninsula with fabulous sea views from the terrace. White washed walls, dashes of sea blue, black and white chequered floors, and elegant beds. A great value choice for families or romantic breaks by the sea.Views - Wonderful seaviews or over the rooftops of OrtigiaValue chicRoof terraceSailing - Up the Ciane river in a gozzo (traditional sailing boat).Recommended by - I Escape, Frommers, CN Traveller
Giardini Mon Plaisir 6 rooms from £66Trapani
A small family-run hotel set in the heart of historic Trapani. A handful of rooms perfectly mix contemporary and traditional styles, think: exposed beams, simple wooden furniture, traditional tiled floors and crisp white linen. Offering an enormous pool, ever warm staff and an ideal location.Local exploring - Set in the heart of Trapani, ideal for exploring the city by foot and soaking in the authentic Sicilian way of life.Sights nearby - Visit the majestic Trapani cathedral.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolTraditional
B&B Il Giardino di Ballaro 5 rooms from £70Palermo (75/77)
Charming, characterful, colourful boutique B&B in the heart of historical Palmero. Rooms with quirky art and furnishings, air conditioning and direct access to lovely outdoor courtyard. Traditional Sicilian breakfast available. Child friendly and great value.Sights nearby - Moment from cathedral, Cappella Palatina, Tower of San NicolòLocal markets - Close to BallaròGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Hotel Villa Palocla 8 rooms from £70Nr Sciacca, Sicily
A great value four star hotel with a gorgeous pool and restaurant. The Baroque building has traditional rooms (singles, doubles, triples, quadruples) with pastel walls, antique beds, and stone floors. An excellent choice for families and groups who want to explore the surrounding area.GroupsValue chicFamiliesViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - CN Traveller
Marettimo Residence 42 rooms from £75TP, Marettimo
An eco friendly hotel with fully functional apartments for rent offering private terraces and wonderful views. Along with an outdoor pool and a massage tub, it also features a garden with barbeque facilities and a children's playing area. Cosy and comfortable, one of the few hotels on the island.Eco break - Built using natural materials, solar panels for heating water, a sewage treatment plant and sterilized drinking waterRemote - This is an off the beaten track place, in a peaceful and quiet setting with outstanding sea viewsHoneymoons - They offer special honeymoon packages. Includes a romantic dinner and a tour by boat at sunsetValue chic - This hotel is good value for money offering well priced rooms and facilities
Hotel Liberty 17 rooms from £76Catania
An elegant Art Nouveau townhouse on the eastern coast of Sicily in the historic town of Catania. Sophisticated rooms and suites with all the mod cons, private balconies, and muted tones. Meeting rooms, conference facilities, lovely courtyard, and excellent buffet breakfasts. Ideal for a stop off.Sights nearby - The Roman Amphitheatre, Baroque style buildings.Great walks - Good for walkers.Diving - Good diving nearby.TraditionalRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Cambiocavallo 8 rooms from £78Modica
Traditional villa renovated with contemporary minimalism between the sea and Modica. Rooms with attractive pastel washed walls, light wood furniture and private terraces. Lovely pool and sun deck, restaurants nearby. A great spot for a family holiday with access to beaches and sights around.Birdwatching - Nature reserves of Fiume Irminio and Vendicari.Sights nearby - Unesco-listed Baroque towns.Four poster beds - For romantics.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - I Escape
Il Principe 80 rooms from £7895124 Catania CT
A modern, pleasant hotel set in a former aristocratic residence in Catania's historic centre. Rooms are bright and spacious with simple elegant design (the best have jacuzzi baths). Expect warm and friendly service and generous breakfasts. A smart choice in the heart of this ancient city.Local exploring - Surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre this is a great base from which to explore the beautiful sightsSights nearby - The “u Lioutru” elephant, Ursino Palace, Il Duomo, Colleggiata Church and the Elephants Palace are just some of the top sightsGreat walks - It is well worth strolling to the beautiful Bellini Garden (the main garden) and the Pacini GardenDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
Villa U Marchisi B&B 5 rooms from £83RG, Sicily
A sweet and intimate B&B in a great location, close to the beach and the town area. Rooms are traditionally styled with tile floorings, exposed wooden beams and antique furniture. The outdoor pool is lovely and breakfast is served daily. A shared kitchen is also available for cooking.Beach Life - There are several quiet sea villages to be explored, with sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and blue skies.Local exploring - Explore Sicily - a world heritage site for its baroque architecture, a few kilometres from the hotel.Sailing - Hire a boat and explore Ragusa's coast and the charming spots further afieldSights nearby - Just a few kms outside Scicli a UNESCO world heritage site
Palazzo Failla 10 rooms from £96Modica
Elegant Baroque townhouse with a Michelin star restaurant. Aristocratic rooms have frescoed ceilings, rich fabrics, and walls of Toile du jouy. An excellent choice for the sophisticated cultural traveller with a sensitive palette.Foodies - Michelin star restaurant.Sights nearby - Located in the centre of ModicaLocal markets - Good for local colour.Traditional
Baglio Occhipinti 5 rooms from £87Ragusa
Gorgeous Italian manor house set within a vineyard. The house, from 1860 has five big bedrooms and living rooms to be enjoyed: filled with antiques, fantastic views and rustic fireplaces. All this plus an outdoor swimming pool, kitchen garden and restaurant using only locally sourced produce.Foodies - Explore the kitchen garden with organic fruit trees, local vineyards, plus foodie delights in nearby Putnesca & ScoglittiGreat walks - Putanesca, the small fishing village is a 20 minute drive away and has charming walksLocal markets - Daily fish market in Scoglitti, 15 minutes awaySights nearby - Short drive from the Baroque town of VittoriaRecommended by - Sawdays
Le Lumie 3 rooms from £88Modica
A picturesque B&B on the slopes of Modica with a charming garden and lovely views over Baroque rooftops. Contemporary bedrooms all in white with splashes of colour. Great value, and ideal for families - children under 3 go free.Views - Wonderful views over Modica's jumbled rooftops.Value chicSights nearby - Take in all the sights of Modica on footGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
Henry's House 12 rooms from £100Syracuse (Ortigia)
This unique property is located on the architecturally famous island of Ortygia. All rooms are decorated in a bohemian style with wrought iron beds, fabulous antique furniture, art work and sea views. A typical Italian breakfast can be enjoyed on the sun terrace. Local cafés are walking distance.Sights nearby - The hotel is walking distance from the architectural Castello ManiaceSailing - Can be booked nearby.Full of characterViews - Great views from hotel
L'Approdo delle Sirene 8 rooms from £88Syracuse
Lovely beachy B&B on the seafront in Ortigia. Breezy cream rooms with splashes of colour, some with private balconies. Excellent roof top terrace overlooking the harbour. Great value, family friendly and excellent food.Views - Great views from hotelSights nearby - Unesco-listed Baroque towns.Cooking classes - Check for timings.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - I Escape, Frommers
Masseria Ciancio 8 rooms from £88Modica (Graffetta)
Wonderfully rustic sandstone farmhouse made into a collection of family suites and apartments. Rooms have traditional wooden beamed ceilings, white washed walls and beds with attractive throws. Swimming pool and plenty to do in the area - beaches and sights.Value chicFamiliesSights nearby - Unesco-listed Baroque towns and minutes drive from the Cava IspicaCooking classes - Check for timings.Recommended by - I Escape
Palazzo Brunaccini 18 rooms from £95Palermo (Albergaria)
This boutique hotel is located on a pretty piazzetta in central Palermo. Rooms are bright and modern with luxurious linens and quality furniture; the best suites have marble floors, four-poster beds and a private balcony. Have lunch at the stylish Da Carlo restaurant. A stately Sicilian hotel.Families - The family rooms are a great option for parents travelling with children, offering lots of extra living spaceRomantic Break - The classical interior and cosy restaurant make this hotel a romantic setting for couple's getawayCity Style - Located in the centre of Palermo in a heritage building, this hotel has reams of Sicilian styleLocal markets - Shop like a local with a trip to the Ballarò Market, a fresh fruit and vegetable market close to the hotel
Locanda don Serafino 10 rooms from £95Ragusa
A special little hotel with a renowned restaurant, the best in Ragusa Ibla. Cosy chic rooms with exposed sandstone walls, subtle lighting, and comfy beds. Excellent food and access to the best beaches and sights around. Ideal for food lovers and explorers.Value chic - With rooms from as little as €108 per night, it's excellent value.Foodies - One of the Ragusa's best restaurants, boasting two Michelin stars.Private Hot Tub - Book the luxury suite for your private terrace and outdoor hot tub with stunning views.Sights nearby - Baroque gems of the area: Scicli, Modica, and Noto.Recommended by - I Escape, Relais & Chateaux
B&B Delle Vittorie 5 rooms from £95Palermo
A chic and contemporary B&B, in the heart of the old city. Elegant and understated interiors, are matched by excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. Perfectly located for explore all the city has to offer, from bars and restaurants to museums and cathedrals. An excellent breakfast is included.Romantic Break - A pampering pad in the centre of the city, boasting comfy and stylish suites, four poster beds and excellent views.Local markets - Just a short stroll to the popular markets of Ballarò and Vucciria, head down to pick up some regional specialities.Sights nearby - Within walking distance of the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti, the Teatro Massimo, the Royal Palace.Great walks - Right in the centre of the historic old city, head out and explore her streets on foot.
Principe di villafranca 32 rooms from £96Palermo
Boutique hotel in the heart of Palermo, a short walk from the Politeama and Massimo theatres. Rooms have antique furnishings, marble floors, and vaulted ceilings giving an authentic, luxurious feel. A cozy Sicilian restaurant at the hotel and many bars on nearby streets. Ideal for work or pleasure.Great walks - Walk the city from Via Maqueda and Corso Vittorio EmanuelSights nearby - Explore 16th-century catacombsLocal markets - Explore Ballarò MarketRecommended by - Fodors
Hotel Carmine 5 rooms from £96Marsala
An elegant historic property in central Marsala. Beautifully styled rooms feature antique furniture, exposed stone walls and original ceramic tile floors. Indulgent breakfasts are served, massages can be arranged on request and there's an atmospheric bar too. An ideal base to explore the region.Local exploring - Situated near the Archaeological Park of Lilibeo among other historical sites.Beach Life - Located just 3km from the beach.Sights nearby - The Porta Garibaldi, a triumphal arch, is a short stroll from the hotel.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.
BB22 6 rooms from £96Palermo
Excellent boutique B&B with attractive bedrooms in Palermo. Rooms and one suite combine contemporary lighting, artwork, and jazzy wallpapers with parquet floors, gilt mirrors and stand alone bathtubs. A great city spot for a romantic holiday.HoneymoonsRomantic BreakSights nearby - Situated in the heart of historic PalermoRestrictions on children - Children over 8 welcome.Recommended by - I Escape
Masseria degli Ulivi 34 rooms from £96Noto
A serene hillside hotel surrounded by olive groves in a remote setting above Noto. Bedrooms (plus some triples and quadruples) are perfect for families and groups, all decorated with contemporary elegance. Fabulous infinity pool and excellent restaurant. Close to beaches and sights nearby.Sights nearby - Palazzolo Acreide and the delights of the World Heritage Site NotoBirdwatching - Wetlands around Vendicari.Remote - Off the beaten track.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - I Escape
Maxim B&B 5 rooms from £96Palermo
A sweet, great value B&B in a central location in Palermo. Charming rooms and one suite have parquet floors, creamy tones, four poster beds and occasional modern art. Close to beaches and sights. Family friendly.Value chicSights nearby - Central Palermo so easy access to all the sightsLocal markets - Vucciria, Ballarò and del Capo street markets.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - I Escape
Baglio della Luna 23 rooms from £96Agrigento
A fantastic little four star option just outside Agrigento and only 800 metres from the beach. An historic Sicilian house surrounded by sprawling terraces, luscious green gardens, and fantastic views over the Valley of Temples. Traditional and charming rooms, and a restaurant renowned far and wide.Views - Perfect views from the verandah restaurant over the Valley of Temples.Foodies - The restaurant is renowned for its culinary flair.Exclusive use - Excellent Sicilian wines.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Fodors
Donna Carmela 26 rooms from £98Riposto, Sicily
Donna Carmela is situated a short distance from Riposto, Sicily. Surrounded by lush gardens and offering wonderful views, it boasts sustainable architecture providing chic accommodation. Unwind in the spa or lounge by the pool. Take advantage of their wonderful wine-cellar! Utterly rejuvenating.Beach Life - With the beach just a few miles away you can easily spend your days lounging by the seasideLocal exploring - Make use of the free bikes to cycle all over the area and get to know your surroundingsFoodies - Enjoy delicious gourmet Sicilian cuisine at their restaurantGreat walks - Go hiking up Mount Etna if you fancy getting the blood pumping!Recommended by - CN Traveller
Masseria Susafa 18 rooms from £101Palermo, Sicily
A charming converted farm house, situated amidst olive groves and vineyards. Rustic chic interiors are totally enchanting with exposed stone, terracotta tiled floors and antique furniture. The cuisine is particularly special, home-cooked style Sicilian fare. The perfect spot to completely unwind.Country Escape - Rural Sicily at it's best. Unwind in the tranquil hotel, dine on regional delights and take gentle walks.Sights nearby - Due to the masseria's central location most of Sicily's top sights can be reached in an hour by car.Great walks - Take gentle ambles through the surrounding olive groves and vineyards.Cooking classes - Learn how to cook Sicilian style in the hotel's cookery school.Recommended by - Sawdays, Tablet
Antica Badia Relais 12 rooms from £102Ragusa
Classic elegance in this beautiful old hotel. Frescoed ceilings, large arched windows, Baroque furniture, and oil paintings adorn the rooms and suites. Excellent restaurant and spa. A sophisticated choice for local explorers and romantics.Romantic BreakSights nearby - Located in the historical centre of RagusaGreat walks - Caves of Iblei Mountains.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Cavanera Etnea Resort 10 rooms from £105Sicily
This luxury wine resort occupies a renovated country estate at the foot of Mount Etna. Rooms blend modern and classic interior design; the best have an exquisite four-poster bed. All rooms offer views of the vineyard and black tiled floors made from volcanic lava. Relax by the pool; a stylish stay.Total relaxation - With an endless selection of wine, a pool and the surrounding Sicilian countryside, this hotel offers total relaxationCountry Escape - Located on a country estate with a vineyard at the foot of Mount Etna, this hotel is a glorious country retreatRomantic Break - Couples love the hotel's chic wine bar and the enormous outdoor poolGreat walks - Explore the beautiful natural setting of the hotel on a long walk; enquire at the hotel for recommended routesRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Hotel Villa Angela 23 rooms from £105Taormina
Stunning views over the Ionian sea from a cliff top. Romantic rooms and suites have delicate four poster beds and linens. Gorgeous pool and good restaurant. A great choice for romantic break in a film star setting.Views - Amazing views of the Ionian Sea and Mount EtnaRomantic BreakSights nearby - Located near the old centre of TaorminaLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays
Baglio Oneto Resort 48 rooms from £11091025 Marsala, Sicily
A stylish 5-star hotel in Sicily offering 48 rooms with spectacular views of the sea from their private balconies. Feast on authentic regional cuisine while sampling wines from the property's own vineyard. A picturesque and tranquil spot just outside historic Marsala.Total relaxation - A tranquil spot complete with glorious pool and local wines, ideal for restful holidays.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolRemote - Off the beaten track.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Hotel Kalura 72 rooms from £110Cefalu
An excellent beach front hotel with lots of activities on offer at the resort. With its own private beach area, the hotel offers snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. Bedrooms are simple, clean and many have sea view balconies. Enjoy evenings on the outside dining terrace or in the hotel bar.Beach Life - 100-odd steps bring you down to a private bathing area, with deckchairs and umbrellas, plus an in house scuba school.Active Holiday - With everything from tennis courts, to scuba courses, a diving board and ping pong you are sure to be kept busy.Fishing - Try your hand at catching your supper with fishing from the private beach.On the beach - Fantastic beach location
Cas'almare 6 rooms from £127Sicily, Favignana
A gorgeous little guesthouse hotel in a sunny location with its own private beach and beach club. Chic creamy suites are luxurious in style, and all have private balconies and sea facing views. The perfect sun trap for a romantic beach holiday on the island of Favignana.Beach Life - Fantastic location just set back from the sea and a beach club.Views - Stunning ocean views.Seaside - The hotel’s beach club café serves light lunches, mainly sandwiches and salads.Sights nearby - Cala Rossa cove is famous for its rock formations.Recommended by - I Escape
I Pretti Resort 16 rooms from £112Favignana TP
I Pretti Resort is a charming hotel situated on the quaint little island of Favignana. A serene atmosphere pervades throughout the hotel, which focuses on luxury and elegance. With a yummy breakfast each morning in the flower filled gardens, it's perfect for a restorative relaxing holiday.Beach Life - A beautiful and serene spot overlooking the sea, and just a few minutes walk to the lovely Praia Beach on Favignana.Sights nearby - Visit the fascinating limestone caves and the Hypogeum Gardens.Fishing - Organise a sea fishing trip out from Favignana harbour.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Zash Country Boutique Hotel 9 rooms from £130Archi, Sicily
Minimalist and design fans will simply love this property. Blending old and new, nature and decor this property immerses its guests in the local surroundings. Glass walls, exposed stonework and in room jacuzzis. Sample the best in Sicilian cuisine in the sun filled gardens, A photographers dream!Sights nearby - Make a day trip to the ominous Mount Etna.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.OpulentFull of characterRecommended by - Design Hotels
Case Marianeddi 6 rooms from £114Noto, Sicily
This rustic hotel is situated within the grounds of the Vendicari Nature Reserve. Guest rooms are split across two properties and are simply dressed in an earthy palette; the best rooms have exposed stone walls and a private terrace. Enjoy dinner at the cosy hotel restaurant; a back-to-nature treat.Back to Nature - Situated within a nature reserve, this hotel is the perfect base for a back to nature retreatLocal exploring - Start your exploration of the Vendicari Nature Reserve from this friendly, comfortable hotelHideaway - Hideaway at this remote hotel, located within the tranquil grounds of a protected parkBirdwatching - The oasis in the nature reserve where the hotel is located is a prime location for birdwatching
Club Levante 13 rooms from £114Pantelleria
A beautiful traditional stone property with outstanding sea views. The simple design of the rooms highlights the property's natural character: exposed stone walls, arched doorways, secluded terraces. A bar, infinity pool and massages on request complete the picture of idyllic laid back island life.Views - Views overlooking the Elephant Arch (an amazing rock formation which you can swim under) and over the MedGreat walks - The island is ideal for walking - explore the surrounding hills or meander around a salt water lakeHideaway - If an island escape wasn't enough solitude the secluded setting of the property should do itSwimming Pool - Outdoor infinity poolRecommended by - Sawdays
Relais Parco Cavalonga 15 rooms from £114Modica
Wonderfully spacious and modern self-catering apartments and rooms in a pretty valley location. Each sleeps 2-7, has polished floors, lots of natural light, white washed walls, and huge bathrooms. On-site chef, sparkling pool, magnificent gardens. Ideal for families and groups.FoodiesFamiliesSights nearby - Donnafugata’s castle and all the stunning baroque architecture of the Iblea regionSwimming Pool - Two outdoor infinity pools carved in the rocksRecommended by - I Escape
Masseria Agnello 10 rooms from £114Realmonte, Sicily
This unique hotel occupies a former 19th-century Sicilian estate in Realmonte. The 'Massaro' or main house has been restored and retains many original features. Rooms are dressed in a simple but elegant palette of earthy tones with wood accents. Relax by the pretty outdoor pool; a rustic retreat.Local exploring - This hotel is perfectly located for taking a trip to Agrigento, known for the ruins of the ancient Greek city of AkragasHideaway - Hideaway at this hotel, a rural getaway on a traditional Sicilian countryside estate away from the bustle of the townsBack to Nature - Set in the beautiful Sicilian countryside, this hotel makes a great back to nature retreatSights nearby - Visit the Valley of the Temples, an ancient archaeological site with temples and the ruins of the city of AkragasRecommended by - Tablet, Great Small Hotels
Baglio La porta di San Gerardo 10 rooms from £132Sicily
A small luxury hotel boasting spectacular sea views from a hilltop position. A handful of generous doubles and indulgent suites mix contemporary and traditional materials to great effect. Boasting a large swimming pool, wellness centre and fantastic restaurant. A place for true relaxation.Total relaxation - A secluded luxury property complete with wellness area and with easy access to the beach.Minimum Stay - 6 nights minimum stay in high seasonSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolViews - Great views from hotel
Abbazia Santa Anastasia 29 rooms from £135Sicily
A 12th-century converted Benedictine abbey set in acres of vineyards. Atmospheric interiors are traditional and luxurious with rich hues, wooden floors and antique furniture. The restaurant is superb. There's plenty to explore in the surrounding region or simply unwind with a good book.Total relaxation - A tranquil retreat surrounded by vineyards, boasting fabulous cuisine and a luxurious pool.Great walks - Take long walks through the picturesque countryside surrounding the property.Sights nearby - Visit the Unesco World Heritage Site Cefalù Cathedral.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Baglio Sorìa Resort & Wine Experience 11 rooms from £118Trapani (Sicily)
This modern resort is located in a renovated country estate in Trapani with a vineyard. Rooms are bright and modern, with wood accents and rich linens nodding to the hotel's origins. The best suites have a living area and balcony. Relax by the pool before a tasting at the wine bar. A stylish hotel.Local exploring - The hotel's location makes it a good base for local exploring of Trapani and the natural surroundingsCountry Escape - Located in the countryside of Trapani, this hotel has all the rural charm of a great country escapeRomantic Break - Couples will love the tranquil hideaway setting and the pretty outdoor poolCooking classes - Take a cooking class through the hotel and learn the tricks to making perfect Italian foodRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Azienda Agricola Mandranova 16 rooms from £123Palma di Montechiaro, Sicily
Gorgeous olive farm and farmhouse on a hillside. Fabulous designer rooms, suites, and two private cottages, spectacular views, African gardens, excellent food and very family friendly. Still very romantic and very luxurious.Views - Great views from hotelGroupsFamiliesCooking classes - Check for timings.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Wine Resort Villagrande 4 rooms from £123Milo, Sicily
A peaceful Vineyard resort with views over the winery. This elegant country house has an array of sun terraces where guests can unwind. Rooms are cool, with classic high ceilings. Have a glass of local wine with dinner, whilst enjoying the glorious sunset over the hills.Local exploring - A great base for wine enthusiasts or simply exploring the area.Views - All rooms have views over the Ionian coastGreat walks - Etna National ParkBack to Nature
Kinanto Bioresort 7 rooms from £123Ispica, Sicily
This eco retreat is located in the Ragusan countryside on a former agricultural site. There are a range of bright and airy rooms and suites; the largest accommodates up to five people and has two bedrooms, a kitchen and balcony. Relax by the pool or in the pretty garden. A tranquil country getaway.Eco break - This bioresort is designed for guests to experience a relaxing holiday in harmony with the natural landscapeHideaway - Situated in the heart of the Sicilian countryside, this hotel makes a great hideout holiday destinationFamilies - The larger, self-contained apartments are perfect for parents travelling with childrenCooking classes - Brush up on your Italian repertoire with a cooking class run by a local chef, available through the hotelRecommended by - Sawdays
Tale Restaurant & Suite 10 rooms from £123Piedimonte Etneo, Sicily
This stylish hotel is located in a renovated country house in Piedimonte Etneo. Rooms are modern with warm soft furnishings and original features, such as exposed stone walls and wooden beams. Enjoy sea views from the pretty outdoor pool before eating at the gourmet restaurant. A tranquil retreat.Hideaway - With its remote location and excellent on-site facilities, this hotel is a perfect hideaway holiday destinationLocal exploring - There is lots of local exploring to do in nearby towns and on the coast, reachable by car from the hotelCountry Escape - Located in a beautiful natural setting in Sicily, this hotel makes a great country retreatBarefoot Luxury - For total relaxation.Recommended by - Great Small Hotels , Sawdays
Palazzo Natoli 9 rooms from £126Palermo
An upmarket B&B in Palermo's centre that retains its historic character. The bright and spacious rooms are simply styled with soft hues, whitewashed furniture and the odd antique. Offering a delightful breakfast and walking tours through Palermo. A charming residence.Short fly break - Easily accessible European destination with a range of low-cost airlines flying to its airport located 19kms from the cityLocal exploring - Close to the major attractions the city has to offer and organising guided tours tooCity Style - A taste of Sicilian hospitality within easy reach of restaurants and attractionsSights nearby - The crossing of the Cathedral and Quatro Canti is where many of Palermo's major attractions can be seenRecommended by - Sawdays, I Escape
Scilla Maris 6 rooms from £127Casa Maccari, Sicily
This four-star luxury hotel faces the Vendicari Natural Park in the vineyards of Nero d’Avola. Rooms have a vintage feel, dressed in a blend of antiques and upcycled materials; the best suites have exposed stone features and all rooms offer a private patio. Relax by the pool at this charming hotel.Country Escape - Retreat to the country at this beautiful B&B, nestled within a vineyard with views of the neighbouring nature reserveFamilies - Suites are spacious and good for families; kids will love the hotel's outdoor poolLocal exploring - The B&B is well-located for local exploring, with towns Ortygia and Noto close byBirdwatching - Spend a quiet morning birdwatching at neighbouring Vendicari Nature Reserve, which has flamingos in the lagoon year-round
Caol Ishka 9 rooms from £131Syracuse
Cool designer minimalism just outside Ortigia and within striking distance of the best beaches. Rooms have a mixture of designer and Baroque furniture, four poster beds, mezzanine levels, exposed brick walls and oak floors. Gorgeous pool and good restaurant. Ideal for a romantic beach holiday.Beach Life - Calamosche and Balsamo in the Vendicari Nature ReserveSights nearby - Baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa, Modica and Scicli - all Unesco World Heritage sites.Great walks - Cava Grande gorge.Birdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Recommended by - Tablet, I Escape
Hotel Villa Carlotta 23 rooms from £131Taormina
A beautiful luxury villa on the cliff tops over the Ionian sea. Sumptuous rooms, suites and apartments all with private terraces. Rooms have stone floors, delicate watercolours and rich fabrics. Fantastic restaurant and pool. Utterly romantic, but still very accommodating for families or groups.FoodiesFamiliesHoneymoonsGroupsRecommended by - I Escape, Small Luxury Hotels
Casa Talia 10 rooms from £132Modica
Stone cottage renovations on a hillside in central Modica. Rustic chic creatively mixed with flamboyant interior design; white stone walls, cerulean tiles, glass panels. Each has a private terrace. Very peaceful, wonderful views, family friendly.Views - All rooms have fabulous views down to the historic centre of ModicaFamiliesSights nearby - Discover historic Modica on footSailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Il Baglio sull Acqua 10 rooms from £132Favignana
Il Baglio sull Acqua is located on the island of Favignana, a short walk from the beach. Set in a traditional stone building, it offers smart accommodation with glorious views of the area, plus outdoor pool and hot tub. Aziza bistro serves superb local dishes! Perfect for getting away from it all.Fishing - If you fancy a relaxing afternoon then head down to the sea for a spot of fishingGreat walks - Wander along the coast at sunset and marvel at the stunning viewsSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotel
Torre Marabino 7 rooms from £135Modica
A lovely working farmhouse with its own wine barrels and an excellent restaurant. Rustic rooms with wooden beams, white washed walls, exposed stone and simple furniture. Lovely gardens and pool. A romantic and gourmet spot.FoodiesSights nearby - Explore the Unesco Baroque towns of Noto and Modica, plus much moreSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
Pantelleria Dream 46 rooms from £139Kamma, Pantelleria
An unusual hotel made up of sprawling stone villas on a natural island between Sicily and Tunisia. Fabulously spacious stone cottages with terraces set on the hillside overlooking the ocean. Infinity pool, delicious food, and exploring the natural reserve of the island - Robinson Crusoe style.Back to NatureViews - Great views from hotelRomantic BreakSights nearby - Middle Bronze Age village.Recommended by - I Escape
Hotel El Jebel 10 rooms from £158Taormina
A chic Five Star hotel in Catalan gothic style overlooking Naxos Bay. Romantic rooms and suites blend contemporary style with traditional materials. Stunning views from the roof terrace, excellent traditional Sicilian cuisine, private beach and a yacht to charter. Romantic, gourmet, luxury.Sights nearby - Castelmola, the Alcantara Gorges, the Aeolian Islands, Catania and SyracuseRomantic BreakBeach LifeGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Dimora dell'Olivastro 6 rooms from £140Sicily, Favignana
Bright and elegant eco-friendly accommodation on the picturesque island of Favignana. The building's earthy hues open onto bright chic interiors. Rooms boast glorious views, private terraces and white on white style. Surrounded by its own organic farm (which also produces wine). A fine stay.Eco break - The farm is entirely organic, the hot water comes from the solar panels and all products are eco-friendly.Romantic Break - Some rooms come with an outside bed, on which you can gaze at the star-spangled sky.Great walks - Take long walks through the rugged and picturesque countryside.Restrictions on children - Adult only
Siracusa Resort 11 rooms from £140Syracusa, Sicily
Stylish small resort with the only private beach in Syracuse. Eleven rooms, one suite and three apartments for the more independent minded. Chic interiors with natural elements: exposed stone work, white washed walls and fine fabrics. A grown up beach retreat a stone's throw from Ortigia.Outstanding location - Arrive by boat to really appreciate the fabulous locationViews - Lovely views over to the island of Ortigia and the Med.On the beach - The only resort in Syracuse with a private beachRestrictions on children - Adults only property. Over 14s are accepted.
Lemon House, Sicily 4 rooms from £140Sicily
A gorgeous modern villa set in bougainvillaea filled gardens in the Sicilian hills. Interiors are impeccably smart with a classic-contemporary aesthetic, while elegant rooms are fresh with a muted palette of grey and white, and cosy furnishings. A discerning choice.Beach Life - The property has a private beach area 3km away and there is miles of fantastic coastline to exploreSights nearby - Head to Chiesa di Santi Pietro i Paulo d'Agro, the ancient Taormina Greek theatre and the epic natural landmark Mt EtnaRestrictions on children - Children over 12 are welcomedSwimming Pool - Seasonal outdoor poolRecommended by - Sawdays
San Domenico Palace 97 rooms from £142Taormina
Elegant, historic Grande dame of Taomina, magnificent views, luxurious rooms and suites and michelin starred restaurant. 5 star luxury created from a 14th century monastery. Antiques and original features balance perfectly with 21st century comforts and top notch service.Foodies - Enjoy the gourmet food at Principe Cerami with its two Michelin starsViews - Stunning views over both Mount Etna and Taormina BayPrivate Hot Tub - Garden suites come with private hot tubs on their terracesSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor Pool
Tenuta Cammarana 3 rooms from £145Modica (Sicily)
18th century country house which has been in this aristocratic family for generations, as has their good taste. Food is the star of the show: rustic Italian flavours paired with local wine. Rooms are filled with light and colour despite exposed stone ceilings. Enjoy the gardens and tennis courts!Sights nearby - The archaeological and UNESCO sites of Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Agrigento, SiracusaGreat walks - The scenic walking routes of the Sicilian countryside are on your doorstep.Restrictions on children - Children above the age of twelve welcome.Full of characterRecommended by - Sawdays, Tablet
San Carlo Suites 5 rooms from £147Noto (Sicily)
This charming B&B is located in the heart of the heritage city of Noto. Rooms boast tiled floors and are dressed in a blend of traditional and contemporary design; the best suites have Baroque-style balconies where you can enjoy breakfast with views of the Basilica of San Nicolò. A delightful hotel.City Style - Situated within a heritage building with lots of original features, this hotel is all about Sicilian styleLocal exploring - Located in the centre of Noto, this hotel makes a great base for local sightseeing in and around the cityRomantic Break - Book a room with a private balcony for added romance at this charming hotelSights nearby - Visit the Cathedral of Noto, a reconstructed, 18th-century Sicilian baroque cathedral with a neoclassical dome
Capo San Vito 35 rooms from £149Sicily
A unique hotel located on Sicily's most beautiful beach. Balinese inspired design sees rooms decorated with oriental artwork and dark wood furnishings. An excellent spa adds to the atmosphere of tranquillity, whilst surrounding nature reserves will appeal to those seeking adventure.Beach Life - Lounge on a stunning Sicilian beach located just steps away! Diving, boat tours and even fishing are also all available nearbyRomantic Break - Suites are romantic and the beautiful beach, private dining and the spa all call for perfect couple relaxationActive Holiday - Paraglide over the coast or trek from the hotel to the nearby village of Scopello!Total relaxation - The impressive spa offers a Turkish bath, Finnish sauna and mini indoor pool
Duomo Suites & Spa 12 rooms from £150Catania (Sicily)
This design hotel is located in the historic centre of Catania, Sicily. Suites are individually designed based on a cinematic theme and feature original works by local artists. The best rooms have a private balcony with city views. Be sure to book in for a treatment at the spa; a unique hotel.Local exploring - Located a stone's throw from the main square in Catania, this hotel is a great base for local exploringCity Style - With themed rooms and original artwork, this hotel has reams of Sicilian styleRomantic Break - The lively interior design and pretty hotel terrace are a hit with couplesLocal markets - For a taste of local traditions visit La Pescheria, Catania's lively fish market in the centre of townRecommended by - Tablet
Wine Relais Feudi del Pisciotto 10 rooms from £158Niscemi, Sicily
This hotel occupies a thoughtfully restored feudo in southeast Sicily dated to 1700. Rooms are in the property's former palmento and boast exposed stone walls and local artisan pieces; the best suite is split level and has a living area. Dine at the hotel restaurant; an authentic country bolt-hole.Hideaway - Nestled in the countryside in southeast Sicily, this hotel makes a great hideaway holiday destinationBack to Nature - Perched on the edge of a huge natural reserve, this hotel makes a great escape to natureFamilies - The split-level suite is perfect for families travelling with older childrenGreat walks - Explore the neighbouring Niscemi Nature Reserve on a long walk; enquire at the hotel for recommended routes
Seven Rooms Villadorata 3 rooms from £168Noto
A historic building in Noto's medieval centre. Grand, beautiful architecture, frescoes on the ceilings, Baroque balconies, and ornate decoration. An elegant B&B with wonderful views. very romantic, also family friendly.Sailing - With or without a skipper can be arrangedLocal markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Gagliardi Boutique Hotel 10 rooms from £174Noto SR
An elegant small hotel set in an 18th-century palazzo. The palatial rooms feature ornate furnishings, marble flooring and French windows while the bathrooms are indulgent and contemporary. With an exclusive roof terrace and a prime location, this is hard to beat.Local exploring - With its walking tours and central location, its an ideal spot from which to discover this charming Sicilian townFamilies - Offering child-minding facilities and family suites, this is a family-friendly choiceGreat walks - The hotel organises walking tours designed to reveal the best of the city's Baroque architectureSights nearby - Explore the UNESCO listed Val di NotoRecommended by - I Escape
Eremo della Giubiliana 25 rooms from £181Modica
Total relaxation in an aristocratic country house. Nature, peace and quiet, walks, serene valley views. Huge rooms and suites in traditional style with stone walls, fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and Sicilian furniture. A sophisticated country escape.Views - Incredible seaviews. On a clear day you can make out Malta and TunisiaCountry EscapeSights nearby - The hotel has its own archaeological site part of which dates back to 5BC.Cooking classes - Learn the art of Sicilian cuisineRecommended by - Tablet
La Plage Resort 61 rooms from £210Taormina (Isola Bella)
A chic property set on a quiet and picturesque beach. Spacious rooms are light and contemporary with polished wooden floors, plenty of glass and whitewashed walls. Feast on Mediterranean dishes in the atmospheric terrace restaurant and unwind in the pampering spa.Beach Life - The name says it all. A chic resort set on a beautiful stretch of beach.Great walks - Take long walks along the coast through the picturesque and rugged countryside.Sights nearby - Discover the ancient ruins of Taormina.Views - Great views from hotel
Taodomus 10 rooms from £194Taormina (Sicily)
This intimate hotel is located in the centre of Taormina, Sicily. Rooms are individually styled, with hand-painted headboards and carefully selected design pieces; the best rooms offer a private balcony with sea views. Enjoy breakfast on the charming roof terrace with panoramic views. A cosy B&B.Local exploring - Located in the centre of the town, this hotel is a perfect base to start your local exploring in TaorminaCity Style - With pretty, hand-crafted soft furnishings and sea views, this hotel has lots of small town styleRomantic Break - Couples will love the romantic roof terrace, where a delicious breakfast is served every morningSights nearby - Visit the nearby Cathedral of Taormina, a medieval Catholic church with a grand arched interior and elaborate statuary
Castello Camemi 13 rooms from £196Sicily
Lying in the south-east corner of Sicily, Castello Camemi delivers authentic hospitality within its historical walls. The stone-floored rooms and suites have an understated elegance. There is an outdoor pool and bar and the restaurant's gourmet cuisine is sourced locally. Simple charm.Country Escape - Lying in a secluded setting of the beaten track, this hotel is an ideal place for rest and tranquillityActive Holiday - The sea and the Iblei mountains offer an abundance of outdoor activities to keep you busyLocal exploring - Guests can spend their days exploring Sicilian towns steeped in ancient cultureSights nearby - This corner of Sicily is dotted with ancient towns dating back to classical antiquity, highlights include Syracuse and ModecaRecommended by - Sawdays
Hotel Villa Ducale 17 rooms from £229Taormina
La dolce vita in a romantic Sicilian villa overlooking the bay. Sensational views, frescoed walls, Italianate furnishings, rose-clad terraces, candlelit dinners, and a spa. Not far from the beach. The perfect choice for a honeymoon. Full of character and utterly romantic.Luxury - Traditional luxury includeds frescoed walls, brightly painted walls, trailing roses, hot tubs.Views - The terraces offer sensational bay views.Romantic - Good for couples.Romantic Break
Villa Neri Resort 24 rooms from £202LINGUAGLOSSA (CT), Sicily
A sleek five star property offering complete tranquility and spoiling service. Chic rooms and suites are minimalist in-style. Suites offer varying in room baths and hot tubs. An expansive spa is utterly pampering and the food and wine top notch.Total relaxation - A luxury resort and spa set in utterly tranquil surrounds, ideal for completely unwinding.Great walks - Enjoy challenging hikes on the spectacular Mount Etna.Swimming Pool - Indoor and outdoor poolsSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
La Foresteria Planeta Estate 14 rooms from £228Menfi, Sicily
Luxury wine resort in south west Sicily. Nestled amongst the vineyards, rooms are individually decorated with period pieces, all have private terraces and wonderful sea views. Authentic Sicilian cuisine and cookery lessons for the very keen! A family friendly, foodie haven, close to the beach.Cooking classes - Chef Angelo Pumilia teaches authentic Sicilian cooking in the hotel's spacious kitchenWine tasting - Have a guided wine tourGreat walks - Walk the vineyards and olive groves that surround La ForesteriaFull of character
Monaci Delle Terre Nere 19 rooms from £237Zafferana Etnea, Sicily
Wonderfully chic retreat on the slopes of Mount Etna. Rooms and suites blend contemporary design with original elements; glass walls and parquet floors complement stone walls and wooden beams. Cinema, games room, tennis, an excellent restaurant. Very romantic, gourmet and family friendly.FoodiesWellbeingHoneymoonsActive HolidayRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, CN Traveller
La Moresca 15 rooms from £246Modica
A very special maison de charme with boutique rooms near Marina di Ragusa’s golden beach. Sophisticated rooms and one family room combine antique furniture with modern lighting and decoration. Attractive breakfast terrace with scented flowers. A great choice for a romantic or family beach holiday.Beach Life - Nearby is Marina di Ragusa’s long, golden beach.Sights nearby - Ancient Greek colonies of Kamarina and Kaukana.Full of characterLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape
Castello di San Marco 30 rooms from £253Taormina (Calatabiano)
This four-star baroque hotel sits on its own private beach in Sicily. Rooms are bright and spacious, with luxurious linens and heritage features; the best suites offer ample living space and a private terrace. Book in for a treatment at the exclusive spa before dining at the restaurant. A chic stay.Total relaxation - With a spa, beach and restaurant all on-site, this hotel promises guests total relaxation during their stayLocal exploring - The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the idyllic Sicilian town Taormina, a short drive awayBeach Life - Located on its own private beach, this hotel is the perfect destination for a relaxing beach breakSights nearby - Visit Teatro Antico di Taormina, a short drive from the hotel. The site comprises an ancient Greek theatre with coastal viewsRecommended by - Tablet, Great Small Hotels
Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel 54 rooms from £258Syracuse (Ortigia)
This charming hotel is located in Siracusa, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rooms have a blend of modern and period furnishings and retain lots of the building's original features. The best suites have a private roof terrace and jacuzzi. Dine at the cosy hotel restaurant; a stylish seaside stay.City Style - Located in a heritage building in the centre of the ancient town of Syracuse, this hotel has plenty of Sicilian styleFoodies - Foodies will swoon at the hotel's traditional Sicilian restaurant and the plethora of other restaurants nearbyFamilies - The family suites at this hotel are designed with kids in mind, making this a great option for familiesSights nearby - Visit the nearby Cathedral of Syracuse, an ancient Catholic church which was originally a Greek doric temple
Donna Coraly 5 rooms from £263Siracusa, Sicily
A stunning 13th-century fort, set amidst fragrant orange groves and rolling farmland. Beautifully detailed white-washed rooms with pops of colour from hand-painted tiles and intricately designed cast iron beds. Yummy regional cuisine made from their own farm produce and local producers.Eco break - An eco friendly break, with energy efficient suites, solar panels, and all fruit and veg, cheese and olive oil produced on site.Total relaxation - A wonderfully relaxing resort in pretty surrounds, chill out over a massage or lounging by the pool.Sailing - Explore the coastline by Catamaran or sailboat on a day trip.Sights nearby - Marvel at the Baroque beauty in the UNESCO protected Noto.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Great Small Hotels
Ortea Palace 75 rooms from £270Syracuse (Ortigia)
This luxury hotel is housed in a 1920s building in the historic centre of Syracuse. Rooms are elegantly furnished in a regal palette; the stand-out Tower Suite offers panoramic sea views from its bay windows and two balconies. Be sure to book in at the indulgent hotel spa; a decadent seaside stay.Foodies - Foodies will delight in the Sicilian cuisine on offer at the hotel's Incanto restaurant, plus the varied breakfast buffetSpa breaks - With an endless number of first-class spa facilities, choose this hotel for your perfect spa breakCity Style - Located in the heart of historic Syracuse, this heritage hotel has plenty of local charmSights nearby - Visit the Syracuse Cathedral, a historic Catholic church built in the 7th century with an imposing baroque facade
Villa Athena from £272Agrigento
A stunning Five Star villa set in a UNESCO heritage sight dotted with Doric temples. Modern Sicilian interiors are creamy and elegant. Four poster beds, hot tubs, private balconies, fantastic restaurant, swimming pool, and oh so luscious gardens. A spectacular choice for foodies and couples.Learning - The hotel sits in the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Valley of Temples,Views - Stunning views of the temples around and the infinite gardens.Garden - Stunning landscaped gardens.Foodies - Fantastic Sicilian cuisine.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Grand Hotel Timeo 70 rooms from £280Taormina
Timeless Sicilian elegance and classic luxury. Panoramic views from the romantic terraces, bar, restaurant and private balconies. Rooms and suites in creams with elegant furniture, and some with jacuzzis. A perfect spot for a honeymoon, romantic break or wedding.Views - Outstanding views across the sea and to Mount EtnaLuxuryRemote - Off the beaten track.Romantic BreakRecommended by - CN Traveller
Masseria della Volpe 22 rooms from £282Casale Modica, Sicily
A chic converted manor house in pretty rural Sicily. Rooms keep their original charm with exposed stone, soft hues and floating linen. The restaurant serves superb regional dishes and the wine cellar boasts an excellent collection. A spoiling spa will aid complete relaxation. Fabulous.Total relaxation - The ideal spot to relax with all amenities on site from spa to pool and yummy restaurant surrounded by picturesque countryside.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool.Romantic - Good for couples.SpaRecommended by - Tablet, Great Small Hotels
Dimora Delle Balze 12 rooms from £345Noto
A beautifully converted 'masseria' situated in a pristine part of rural Sicily. Chic bedrooms perfectly mix the old and new with tiled floors, stone walls, contemporary fabrics and a few choice artefacts. Expect a glorious pool and plenty of quiet spots to curl up with a book.Hideaway - An idyllic hideaway in glorious rural Scicily.Sights nearby - Take a tour straight from the hotel of the ancient city of Noto.Great walks - Embark on long scenic walks starting straight from the property.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - Tablet
Hotel Metropole, Taormina 23 rooms from £309Taormina
Fantastic Five Star luxury, Michelin star restaurant, and contemporary Italian interior design. Seamless rooms and suites with stand alone bathtubs, private balconies, and ethereal linens. Wonderful pool and spa area. Romantic, gourmet, and close to the beach.Foodies - Michelin starred restaurant.Views - Outstanding panoramic views5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Romantic BreakRecommended by - Tablet, CN Traveller, Kiwi Collection
House under the olive tree 2 rooms from £351Cefalu
Traditional self catering property (sleeps 4-6) which is just a short drive from Mazzaforno Bay. Retro rustic chic is the vibe and there's a pretty garden with olive trees and outdoor seating. Great for families or groups with plenty to do in the area but also for those who just want to chill!Self catering - Price quoted is per night for the entire house. Cleaning is every three days and there is a chef available on request.Exclusive useLocal markets - Good for local colour.Traditional
Sikelia 20 rooms from £409Pantelleria (TP)
A chic luxury hotel hidden behind bright white-washed walls in the quiet hills of Pantelleria. The golden doors set the tone for this deluxe and beautifully designed space. Suites are spacious and contemporary. A fine dining restaurant mixes Italian cuisine with Arab influences to great effect.Hideaway - A sophisticated hideaway on a quiet and beautiful island.Great walks - Find miles of hiking trails starting straight from the property.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
The Ashbee Hotel 25 rooms from £368Taormina
Spectacular grand villa with views to match. Sumptuous, elegant rooms and suites that ooze refined glamour. Floor to ceiling windows, parquet floors, designer furniture, rich wallpapers, private jacuzzis. Film star terraces, excellent restaurant and swimming pool. Indulgent romance.Views - Fabulous views up the coastRomantic BreakHoneymoonsSights nearby - Greek amphitheatre.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet
Tenuta Borgia from £418Pantelleria
An idyllic island hideaway of traditional Arab 'dammusi' houses. Surrounded by fragrant pines, palms and olive groves, each has a terrace or pergola area, a kitchen, and two have pools. Interiors are stark but very tasteful, an elegant simplicity ideal for the heat. Great for groups and couples.Back to Nature - A lovely mediterranean hideaway on a wild island coast, ideal for those seeking tranquility in beautiful surroundingsSights nearby - Admire 4,000 year-old stone tombs on the west coast, and find out about the island's archaeological heritage in the local museumGreat walks - Climb the island's highest peak, then head to the natural hot sauna in a grotto on the nearby mountainside to unwindSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - I Escape
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort 203 rooms from £421Agrigento,, Sicily
A Rocco Forte hotel with two 18 hole golf courses, two swimming pools, a spa, four restaurants and a kids club. Classic and modern rooms and suites with private terraces, some with private pools. Very family friendly, but still luxurious. Ideal for golf enthusiasts, spa breakers and beach lovers.Restaurant - 4 restaurants, one for children.Golf - Two 18-hole courses.GymLuxuryRecommended by - Tablet
Country House Villadorata 8 rooms from £489Noto (Sicily)
This guesthouse is nestled within a vineyard in Noto, a city in the Sicilian countryside. Rooms are modern, dressed in a pleasing pastel palette with luxurious linens; a private residence with a separate pool is available for ultimate discretion. Eat at the organic restaurant; a delightful retreat.Country Escape - Set within the rolling hills of the Sicilian countryside, this hotel makes a great escape to the countryHideaway - Set outside of the city on a private vineyard, this hotel is the perfect hideaway holiday destinationRomantic Break - The serene natural setting and the pretty outdoor pool score highly with couplesSights nearby - Visit the Cattedrale di Noto, a beautiful example of Sicilian Baroque architectureRecommended by - Tablet
Villa on the cliff 4 rooms from £702Cefalu
Stunning cliffside self catering villa which sleeps up to 10. Jaw dropping views, plus access to a private beach. Smart interiors with air-con throughout, fully equipped kitchen and fabulous sit-out terrace overlooking the bay. Perfect for family or chill with a group of friends. 7 nights only.Self catering - The villa has four bedrooms and can sleep up to 10. Cleaning every three days and chef available on request.Exclusive use - Price quoted is per night for the whole house in high season.Views - Wonderful views over the MedOutstanding location - Stunning cliffside location
Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea 71 rooms from £1040Taormina (Sicily)
This lavish seafront hotel is located on the beautiful Sicilian coast. Rooms are bright and airy with touches of colour in the unfussy soft furnishings; the best suites offer a private terrace with breathtaking sea views. Enjoy a luxury spa treatment before an al fresco dinner. A stand-out resort.Beach Life - Sitting on the beautiful Sicilian coast with a private stretch of beach, this hotel is perfect for lazy seaside holidayTotal relaxation - With an on-site spa, restaurant and bar, you can let go of the reins for total relaxation hereRomantic Break - Couples will swoon at the suites with pretty balconies and sea viewsSurfing - Try paddle surfing on your holiday, a favourite pastime among locals. Book through the hotel