Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Raya
San Pietro, Panarea, Sicily, 98050, Italy
Although some visitors say it's resting on past laurels, Raya is perfectly in keeping with the elite style of Panarea—discreet and expensive, with a pool and terrace that enjoy views over the sea toward Stromboli. Public areas, including an open-air rooftop restaurant, are right on the port. Guest rooms occupy separate areas higher up the hill, with a serene sea view from their balconies, and a Moorish-inspired design inside to create a calm retreat. Note that families with young children are asked to book elsewhere.
- great views of Stromboli
- hippie-chic ambience
- lovely pool area
- snooty staff
- uphill trudge to rooms
- in need of renovations
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–mid-Apr.