The 6 Best Luxury Hotels
in Sicily

Dana Quinn

Sicily Travel Expert

At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.

From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.

Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Sicily, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.

But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!

Seven Rooms Villadorata, Noto

In the heart of historic Noto, Seven Rooms Villadorata is an exclusive Sicilian guesthouse, occupying part of a 17thC palazzo.

Best Luxury Hotels in Sicily, Seven Rooms Villadorata Noto

Decorated with precious textiles and exquisite items of furniture by Italian and French designers Villadorata’s bedrooms offer a charming combination of old world luxury and contemporary comfort.

Palazzo Failla, Mòdica

This property offers guests an unforgettable time in a place where the old traditions combine with modern comforts.

Best Luxury Hotels in Sicily, Palazzo Failla Mòdica

With just 10 rooms and the characteristics of a noble Sicilian building, its intimate scale and exquisitely attuned staff make guests feel pampered and at ease.

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Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina

Set in the high rocky hills on the coast of Sicily, this glamorous retreat has it all: views of the ocean coastline from above, a private beachfront, a nearby ancient Greek theatre, and all the amenities of a luxury hotel.

Best Luxury Hotels in Sicily, Grand Hotel Timeo Taormina

The bright, spacious rooms are designed with Italian flair, and most showcase views of Mt. Etna in the background.

Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel, Siracusa

Located in the center of the UNESCO protected town of Siracusa, Algilà Ortigia has charming written all over it. From the antique furniture, the canopied beds, the local handicrafts and the precious fabrics, this former palace is the place to stay in Siracusa.

Best Luxury Hotels in Sicily, Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel Siracusa

The refined historic building that houses the hotel is the result of a fusion of two buildings with recent restoration.

Donna Carmela, Carruba di Riposto

Nestled in a large plant nursery between the sea and the foot of Mount Etna, between Catania and Taormina, Donna Carmela is an elegant resort. Generous hospitality, creative décor and quality materials make the 18-room boutique hotel come alive.

Best Luxury Hotels in Sicily, Donna Carmela Carruba di Riposto

Its imminently tasteful contemporary aesthetic with many elegant touches (fresh roses here, bold art there, beautiful breezy views throughout) make it a one-of-a-kind experience in Sicilian hospitality.

Villa Neri, Linguaglossa

Villa Neri is a stunning five-star hotel tucked into the lower slopes of Etna, amid pristine natural surroundings.

Best Luxury Hotels in Sicily, Villa Neri Linguaglossa

The décor is sleek and modern, while the spa offers excellent wellness options to unwind after a volcanic hike.

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