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The 5 best boutique and luxury hotels in Sicily, Italy

Sicily’s most stylish and personal hotel stays

Ask a dozen people about their favourite hotel, and you’ll likely get a dozen different responses. A favourite hotel is as much of a personal preference as your favourite movie, book or singer. The Mediterranean hotel scene is renowned for its luxurious and distinctive boutique hotels, each with its own unique story to tell. From charming family-run villas to five-star grand dames, these hotels offer an intimate and personal experience, regardless of size. With their striking architecture, bespoke interiors and impeccable service, these hotels are the epitome of style and luxury.

 

Overview: Sicily’s top 5 hotels

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Zash Country Boutique Hotel

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Villa Igiea

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Adler Spa Resort Sicilia

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San Domenico Palace

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Verdura Resort

Zash Country Boutique Hotel Sicily Italy hotel stay

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Zash Country Boutique Hotel

Escape to the captivating Zash Country Boutique Hotel, where you’ll be surrounded by citrus groves beneath the awe-inspiring Mount Etna. This enchanting retreat showcases a futuristic pool ingeniously sculpted into volcanic rock, a cool subterranean spa for ultimate relaxation and Michelin-starred dining led by Southern Italy’s top emerging chef, Giuseppe Raciti. Wander through the labyrinthine citrus groves or embark on a journey through the Sicilian landscape, experiencing breathtaking views and local culture. Enjoy the exceptional service and let the harmonious blend of historic charm and modern design transport you to a world of serene beauty and indulgence.

Zash Country Boutique Hotel
Riposto
Sicily
Italy

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Villa Igiea Sicily Italy hotel stay
Villa Igiea Sicily Italy hotel stay

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Villa Igiea

Experience the pinnacle of glamour and sophistication at Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Sicily. This historic seaside retreat, boasting a 2023 Gold List award, seamlessly melds the enchanting charm of the 1920s with modern elegance. Relax in exquisite rooms designed by Olga Polizzi, sip martinis on the captivating cocktail terrace and savour delicious Sicilian cuisine at the renowned Florio restaurant. Indulge in the Irene Forte spa’s holistic, organic treatments and allow the hotel’s exceptional white-gloved service to transport you to a bygone era of timeless allure and unparalleled luxury.

Villa Igiea
Via Belmonte, 43
Palermo
Sicily
Italy

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Adler Spa Resort Sicilia Sicily Italy hotel stay

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Adler Spa Resort Sicilia

Check into the Adler Spa Resort Sicilia, an architectural wonder nestled amidst the untouched landscape of Southern Sicily. Indulge in the resort’s flawless blend of modern design, sustainability and unmatched tranquillity as you explore its serene terraces, olive groves and volcanic rock-clad walls. Enjoy the culinary mastery at the Seaview Restaurant, where local ingredients tantalise your palate or relax at the upscale bar sipping biodynamic wines. Experience true rejuvenation in luxurious suites, invigorating Thalasso saltwater pools and state-of-the-art spa treatments with locally sourced ingredients. Find yourself entranced by this hidden treasure, where exclusivity and relaxation come together for an unforgettable escape.

Adler Spa Resort Sicilia
Contrada Salsa
Siculiana
Sicily
Italy

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San Domenico Palace Sicily Italy hotel stay

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San Domenico Palace

Experience the captivating San Domenico Palace, a former 14th-century monastery now transformed into a luxurious hotel, located between the awe-inspiring Mount Etna and Taormina’s ancient Greek theatre. Explore the hotel’s lush, bougainvillaea-draped gardens, relax in the 21-metre infinity pool and indulge in exceptional dining at the Michelin-starred Principe Cerami Restaurant led by Chef Massimo Mantarro. With 111 rooms and suites offering stunning sea views, private plunge pools and unparalleled service, this enchanting retreat promises an extraordinary and unforgettable experience for design-loving and discerning travellers seeking an extraordinary escape.

San Domenico Palace
Piazza S. Domenico de Guzman, 5
Taormina
Sicily
Italy

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Photography courtesy of San Domenico Palace
Verdura Resort Sicily Italy hotel stay

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Verdura Resort

Discover the enchanting Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, set along the rugged coastline of Southern Sicily. This luxurious retreat offers exceptional amenities such as a massive 40,000-square-foot spa, three golf courses and four exquisite dining options. Designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, the resort features a contemporary Sicilian style, with accommodations boasting private outdoor spaces, seafront terraces and spectacular views. The extensive list of activities includes tennis, yoga, Pilates, water sports and cooking lessons. Delight your palate with gourmet dining options, and enjoy the resort’s superb service and unparalleled facilities.

Verdura Resort
Sciacca
Sicily
Italy

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