Il Raya

San Pietro, Panarea, Sicily, 98050, Italy

Although some visitors say it's resting on past laurels, Il Raya is perfectly in keeping with the elite style of Panarea—discreet and expensive, the hotel looks out over the sea toward Stromboli. Public areas, including a broad terrace and an open-air restaurant, are built into a hillside right on the port. Guest rooms occupy separate areas, some a short walk from the main building, though all the rooms still enjoy the serene sea view from their balconies. Most rooms have Moorish-type hangings and low divans help to create a calm and luxurious tone. Note that families with young children are asked to book elsewhere.

PROS

  • great views of Stromboli
  • hippie-chic ambience
  • lovely pool area

CONS

  • snooty staff
  • uphill trudge to rooms
  • in need of renovations

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Sophisticated
Near the beach
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 090-983013

HOTEL DETAILS

36 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–mid-Apr. Breakfast

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