Located at the southern tip of Italy, the island of Sicily is a place where history was written and cultures were forged. The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is full of ancient cities, impressive landmarks and numerous sites of natural, historical, political and scientific interest to explore. From charming hotels with a traditional Sicilian twist to budget B&Bs and sleek and stylish guesthouses, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to somewhere to stay in Sicily.
Affordable accommodation in close proximity to Mount Etna doesn't get better than the Hotel Alle Pendici Dell'Etna. Located at Nicolosi, literally at the foot of Etna, this family run hotel offers decent budget accommodation with a friendly vibe. The rooms are compact but highly comfortable and while the hotel is not large, it is convenient enough to have garnered very high praise from past tourists.
Built inside a historic library, Hotel Villa Ada is a fully modern budget hotel that offers all kinds of good facilities at very low prices. The hotel has been recently renovated, with its bright and spacious rooms furnished in different styles and decors.
Villa Archegeta is a budget B&B hotel in Giardini Naxos offering clean and comfy rooms for the whole family at affordable prices, which dip even lower during off season months. The villa benefits from very friendly staff and decent services across the board.
Kalamarina Hotel is an affordable B&B hotel in Palermo and serves as a perfect base for exploring this wonderful ancient city. The hotel is quiet and very clean, with spacious rooms and welcoming and helpful staff.
Located in the heart of Noto valley, the AgriResidence Valle Degli Dei is a collection of small, fully renovated old cottages that offer idyllic and accessible self-catering accommodation to couples and families visiting Sicily. The cottages are very close to the "baroque" city of Noto and surrounded by Mediterranean lemon trees.
Located in the centre of Trapani and at walking distance from the popular beach there, the Csa Vacanze Fardella Centrale occupies a single floor of a modern building and offers quality apartments to couples and families looking for a first-rate self-catering experience in Sicily.
Elegant and stylish, Guest House Residence offers lovely, spacious apartments for the discerning tourist. With bright and airy rooms, fully equipped kitchens, cutting-edge design and a wide array of top modern amenities, Guest House Residence might not be the cheapest but it is certainly among the best self-catering options in Sicily.
Hotel- Residence Al Belvedere Salina is a tranquil aparthotel with spacious multi-room apartments and a beautiful view over the Mediterranean. The hotel is warm and hospitable, and caterers to families who seek peace and privacy. Located in a quiet area and at walking distance from the sea, the Al Belvedere Salina offers versatile accommodation at reasonable prices.
All inclusive / half board
Located at the northern side of Messina, Viola Palace Hotel is a minimalist and convenient all-inclusive hotel, which caters to busy tourists who want all their needs taken care of. The facilities here are excellent and sport a sleek design, while the food is commendable for its overall quality and wide range of flavours.
One of the highest rated hotels in Siracusa, Hotel Borgo Pantano is a popular 4 star all inclusive resort set in a verdant Mediterranean forest. This stylish resort is deceptively simple, yet it boasts exceptional high quality in the finer details. Hence, Borgo Pantano has earned TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Award.
Operating continually since 1902, Villa Belvedere is a historic hotel that has recently been renovated to meet exacting modern standards. The Villa now offers all inclusive deals that impress its guests – both old and new. The quality here is top notch and the hotel's location is ideal as it is situated near the Greek-Roman theatre close to Taormina's town centre.
Overlooking Giardini Naxos' beautiful beach, Hotel Palladio is an elegant, charming hotel with large balconies, impressive vistas and fine decorations. The hotel offers attractive deals and tailor-made packages to all its visitors, unsurprisingly, it's well known as one of the best choices of accommodation in Giardini Naxos.
Astro Suite Hotel is a 4 star resort that is minimalist in design while offering a comprehensive array of exceptional services and facilities. The hotel boasts numerous awards including TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence thanks to its unique aesthetics that blend traditional Mediterranean style with modern influences.
Boasting TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence and a number of various other acclaims and awards, the Torre Del Sud is a friendly hotel based in southern Modica. The hotel's rooms have modern furniture and warm Italian hospitality is the order of the day in terms of service.
Located at the southernmost tip of Sicily, Albergo Perseo is a beautiful hotel that specifically caters to families with children and large groups of tourists. The hotel is internationally famous for its warm hospitality, great service and the on-site restaurant that serves delicious fresh fish.
Low-key and affordable, the Best Western Hotel Siracusa is a family-friendly 3 star hotel located in the northern outskirts of Siracusa. The hotel makes for a great base for exploring Sicily and is a solid choice for families with young children who need to put convenience and safety first.
Borgo Eolie is a family-friendly hotel that welcomes its guests with a smile. This brand new hotel has already been awarded with numerous certificates of excellence for its great value for money, excellent facilities and top service.
The Hotel Taodomus is a compact boutique hotel that boasts fantastic traditional Italian décor and is especially accommodating to families and couples visiting Sicily. The hotel offers a beautiful view over the Mediterranean and the iconic Mount Etna.
Built inside an authentic Italian Villa, Hotel Villa Ducale is a top tier boutique hotel reserved for the most discerning tourists who wish to spend their stay in Sicily immersed in luxury. The Villa is uniquely beautiful and offers special suites for romantic couples and newlyweds on their honeymoon. You'll never want to leave…
Located high upon the picturesque hills of Taormina next to an ancient amphitheatre, Grand Hotel Timeo is one of the most impressive 5 star hotels by Orient-Express, and is inarguably one of Italy's most prestigious resorts. The hotel offers the most extravagantly luxurious suites in Sicily and showers its visitors with a number of world class amenities, including one of the best spa and wellness centres in Italy, two gourmet restaurants, a classy bar and much more.
Hotel el Jebel is an impressive 5 + luxurious resort in Taormina; the city of romance in Sicily. Perfect for couples on a romantic getaway or newlyweds on their honeymoon, the el Jebel charms with its impressive décor and unsurpassed range of discreetly luxurious and romantic services.
By the beach
Located on the beach of San Vito lo Capo, Piccolo Mondo is a charming beachside hotel that attracts young groups and couples. The hotel is bright and its rooms may seem basic but are very sunny and comfortable – and well priced.
The Novecento is a friendly and hospitable beachside hotel in Sicily. This small hotel excels in making families and large groups of tourists feel totally at home. While the hotel brands itself as a half-board establishment, the services and also the prices are more in line with a decent quality B&B, offering great value for money.
The Hotel Villa Schuler is a historic building with definite charm that now houses the eponymous beachside boutique hotel. The hotel offers spectacular views over the bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. Service is great here, too.
Located on the beach of San Vito Lo Capo, Hotel Baia di Venere is a lovely local hotel located by the beach. The hotel sports traditional Italian décor, is beautifully furnished, and is spotlessly clean. The Baia di Venere is fairly inexpensive and offers excellent value for money - even during high season.
With a spa
Located in prestigious Taormina, Hotel Imperiale is a spectacular exclusive hotel that boasts one of the highest acclaimed spas in southern Italy. The Imperiale towers over the historic centre of Taormina and stands out from the crowd thanks to its beautiful style, which seamlessly merges tradition with modernity, and top service.
The Disio Resort is a fantastic golf and spa retreat. The hotel's spa is impressive and offers a wide array of treatments including numerous different massage styles, aromatherapy, yoga classes and many more. The golf is highly rated, too.
Casa Vacanze "Monovano Centro Storico" offers affordably swish guest house accommodation in high ceiling, multi room apartments. This relatively large guesthouse focuses on quality to deliver a quiet, relaxing and home-from-home atmosphere. The décor is minimalist and definitely inspired by Italian and Sicilian themes.
The Albergo Cavour is a family run guest house located nearby Palermo's central station and just next to Via Roma, the city's main street. The pension is located at the top floor of a beautiful local building, and only the guest house's guests are allowed in, making it a safe and relaxed place. All rooms are spacious and boast a great view over Palermo's urban landscape and the stunning natural scenery beyond.
Brezza d'Estate is another family run guest house that has earned a good reputation for being very welcoming and high quality in its approach and services. The hotel is conveniently located along a major route at the western side of the island.
The Villa Palamara 1868 is a fine guest house located inside a 19th century Italian villa. Superb accommodation in a friendly atmosphere doesn't get much better than Villa Palamara's large apartments. This guesthouse is extremely popular and it is almost always booked full throughout the year. Tourists are advised to book in advance if they want to stay here.
Sun Garden Hotel is a romantic Mediterranean hotel that welcomes couples who seek a discreet retreat to relax in Sicily. The hotel is beautiful and affordable, giving the chance to young couples to fully experience Sicily in their leisure.
Discreet and elegant, the Paradiso delle Madonie is a romantic resort located next to the medieval town centre of Castelbuono and the Castle of the Ventimiglia. Perfect for couples, the hotel has just 16 rooms, all finely furnished and fully equipped with a host of attractive amenities.
Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel is an enchanting hotel in Syracuse and is one of the highest rated romantic retreats on that side of the island. The hotel specifically caters to couples looking for an intimate break away with a quiet atmosphere, chic décor and beautiful surroundings. For an exquisite Sicilian experience with your other half, check in at Alglia.
Located amid the mystical valley of the temples, Hotel Villa Athena is a beautiful romantic retreat that captures some of the timeless beauty from the temples surrounding the hotel. This beautiful hotel is actually set within the UNESCO world heritage site, so stunning scenery is guaranteed.
Boutique & B&Bs
Eta Beta Bed & Breadfast is a top no frills hotel located on Ortigia Island and is considered one of the best low budget options, as well as a great jumping off point to explore this small, enchanting island and the rural land beyond. The local archaeological park, the museum of P.Orsi and the catacombe di S. Giovanni are all in very close proximity, too.
Mini Hotel B&B Spiraglio is a cosy boutique in Syracuse that offers great value for money and is known for its polite staff and wonderfully welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is inexpensive and located just a few metres from the beautiful local beach, allowing guests to walk there in less than a minute or so – perfect for enjoying the Sicilian sun and sea.
Pegasus is an atractive B&B located in the small town of Fiumefreddo. The hotel caters to active, early risers as it's situated in a town that's ideal for bike tours, with little traffic and noise.
Comfortable and quiet, Relais Modica is a B&B hotel set in an old building located in the heart of the historic centre of Modica. The hotel is charming and well-serviced and the peaceful location and tranquil atmosphere make this an ideal resort for true R&R.
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