Fodor's Expert Review Sikelia

Via Monastero SNC, Pantelleria, Sicily, 91017, Italy Fodor's Choice

Walking through the heavy bronze sculpted door of the Sikelia is a step into an utterly luxurious retreat, where time stands still and the stresses and cares of the world evaporate. With just twenty exquisitely curated suites, it is ideal for anyone who wants to escape the world and be pampered. With soft grey walls, reinstated floors, and divine linens in shades of grey, cream, pale lemon, and smoky lilac, rooms are therapy for the eyes as well as the body. Bathroom products are Jardin sur le Nil by Hermès. The grounds are shaded with palms, with a beautiful pool and elegant spaces for breakfast or an evening aperitif (with drinks accompanied by crisp-fried caper leaves and sun-blush tomatoes). There is a menu for pillows and sheets (linen or cotton), and staff are trained to note guest preferences at the first breakfast so that future breakfasts can be tailored to their tastes. In summer, cocktails are served on the roof. Boat trips available on the hotel boat.


  • luxurious rooms and grounds
  • utter peace and quiet
  • curated personal service


  • detached from the rest of the island
  • no bathtubs
  • restaurant not up to the same quality of the hotel itself




Phones: 0923-408120


20 suites
Rate Includes: Closed late Sept.–mid-Apr., Free Breakfast

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