Sicily was, until very recently, one of Italy’s best kept secrets, but it’s quickly growing as a tourist destination of choice for those looking to enjoy the stunning history and splendour of Baroque, Renaissance and even ancient Roman Italy on a shorter budget than the cities of Rome, Venice and Florence allow. Sicily also adds a little extra spice into the bargain, with stunning beaches and natural landscapes, exquisite food culture and indeed, a personality all of its own!
Our pick of Hotels in Sicily
5 Star: Grand Hotel Excelsior Catania (www.excelsiorgrandhotelcatania.com)
Catania is Sicily’s second city after Palermo and the Grand Hotel Excelsior is most certainly part of the furniture, having hosted high society for over a century. In the shadow of Europe’s largest active volcano, Catania has something for everyone.
4 Star: Hotel Mercure Siracusa (www.hotelmercuresiracusa.com)
Near the ancient Greek amphitheatre in what was once a major Mediterranean hub of Magna Grecia, this superior hotel exudes striking modernity that betrays its surroundings and also has a swimming pool on the roof high above the city.
3 Star: Hotel Biscari Catania (www.hotelbiscaricatania.com)
Located right by Catania’s famous Bellini Theatre, this quirky 3 star guest house boasts extremely large rooms in a property spread over several floors of various buildings. Family run, there’s also a bar-cum-breakfast area on the roof.
Other: Villa Il Glicine Taormina (www.villailglicinetaormina.com)
On the northern slopes of Mount Etna is one of Italy’s favourite seaside resorts, offering gleaming white sandy beaches and stunning panoramas - Taormina. Villa Il Glicine is a collection of self catering apartments annexed with the local 3 star Hotel Jonic.
Other Accommodation in Sicily
www.SicilyHotelsDirect.com links to hotels of every classification in all of Sicily’s most popular towns: Palermo, Catania, Siracusa and Taormina, as well as a few resorts off the beaten track.
5 Star Hotels Sicily
Hotel Des Etrangers et Miramare Siracusa ; Romano Palace Hotel Catania ; Hilton Villa Igiea Palermo ; Excelsior Grand Hotel Catania
4 Star Hotels Sicily
Hotel Nettuno Catania ; Hotel Mercure Siracusa ; Hotel Mediterranee Taormina ; Hotel Excelsior Palace Palermo ; Grand Hotel et Des Palmes Palermo ; Grand Hotel Villa Politi Siracusa ; Hotel La Rosa sul Mare Siracusa ; Hotel Grimaldi Palace Cittanova Sicily ; Hotel Hilton Portorosa Furnari Sicily
3 Star Hotels Sicily
Hotel Agathae Catania; Hotel La Ville Catania ; Hotel Sorella Luna Siracusa ; Hotel Biscari Catania ; Hotel Jonic Taormina ; Residenza Alla Giudecca Siracusa ; Hotel Del Santuario Siracusa ; Hotel Etnea 316 Catania ; Hotel Gresi Catania ; Villa Il Glicine Taormina
Bed & Breakfast Apartments Hotels Sicily
Aretusa Vacanze Sicily
Any other suggestions? I’ve you’ve stayed in a great accommodation in Sicily that’s not listed here, contact us and let us know about it!