Whether exploring the medieval cliffs of Taormina, the beaches of Trapani, or the nightlife of Catania, there’s an abundance of sights within the Italian region of Sicily.With so much to do and see, it can be hard on your wallet; this is why we’re always scoping out the best deal. We visited the region’s top hotels to see how they compare — from the guest rooms to the pools to the restaurants — to make sure you get the best bang for your buck. So if you’re looking for a budget-friendly pick that doesn’t skimp on the amenities, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the best value hotels in the island of Sicily and start planning your getaway.
Consistently praised by travelers from around the world, the mid-range Terrazze di Montelusa is a graceful and historic mansion in the center of Agrigento that's been owned and maintained by the same family since 1822. There are only five rooms and suites, all of which are airy and spotless. As a smaller boutique hotel, there aren't a lot of features. A serene and plant-lined terrace is where an extensive, free breakfast featuring made-to-order omelets is served every morning and there's a pizzeria on the ground floor.
Artemisia is housed in a small converted farmhouse in the rural outskirts of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Ragusa. More affordable than places closer to town, the upper-middle-range property has a beautiful, clean pool and immaculate, comfortable, spacious rooms with personal touches such as fresh fruit and flowers. An apartment-style room has a kitchen and two floors with lots of space. Fresh, free breakfast and coffee and tea are provided daily, but the nearest restaurant is a five-minute drive away.
The Modus is a small, but clean and attractive, bed and breakfast in the Province of Trapani, Sicily. It's centrally located for quick day trips to the beach and other towns in this northwest corner of Sicily. The views are beautifuland the owners try their best to make your stay enjoyable (for example, by surprising you with to-go sandwiches when they overhear you're headed to the beach). If you are looking for a quiet retreat, where you plan to just kick back at the beach, sleep in, and wear your flip-flops to friendly cafes, it's well worth considering. Just plan to rent a car (or a scooter).
This tiny bed-and-breakfast -- which is run by a couple -- consists of two rooms only. Both are spacious and have a homey vibe. The property is situated slightly outside the center of Trapani; it is located about a 20-minute walk from the old town, and is near plenty of restaurants and supermarkets. Guests have made a point to say that while the location is not as ideal as some, the owners will readily provide transportation with advance notice. A great draw of the hotel is the lovely backyard garden and the adjacent terrace, on which a homemade breakfast that draws frequent rave reviews is served daily at no extra charge.
This warm, welcoming, and unpretentious two-and-a-half-pearl guesthouse in the village of Scopello is perfect for travelers who are comfortable with an intimate bed and breakfast atmosphere and are open to getting to know their fellow guests as well as the friendly hosts. The half-board option, which includes dinner at a set time, is compulsory during peak months, and includes delicious homemade pasta dishes and locally caught fish. The property is accessible to many attractions in northwest Sicily, and offers large, impeccably clean rooms.
This small, tidy hotel sits next to the castle in the seafront area of Castellammare del Golfo and has a terrace with a lovely view of the harbor. An annexed building with additional rooms is located a short walk away. There are very few amenities on the property itself, but the staff are friendly and helpful, providing a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy this charming seaside town.
Situated on 37 lush acres outside Marsala, Visio Resort features beautifully landscaped gardens of flowering shrubs and plants, bordered by an artificial lake. It has a serene, three-hole golf course, putting green and driving range, plus a large swimming pool and children's pool. A tennis court and soccer field are also on-site and both are well-maintained. Rooms are fairly pleasant, come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and open to balconies. The resort is not especially upscale (despite its advertised four-star status), but it's a nice spot to relax in the Sicilian countryside.
The 27-room Ambasciatori is a simple, comfortable hotel off Via Roma in Palermo. In the historic city center, the property is near many of Palermo's main attractions, including the Fontana Pretoria, Palermo Cathedral, and Galleria D'Arte Moderna. While the number of tourists here makes the area a hot spot for pickpockets, it's generally safe and incredibly convenient. The rooms at the Ambasciatori are large -- ranging from double to quadruple units -- and minimal. Renovations and updates have been done room by room, so there are a variety of styles present. The hotel's greatest treasure is its rooftop restaurant/lounge and solarium, from which guests get 360-degree views of the city.
The standout feature of Antica Cascina del Golfo is its spectacular views of the Gulf of Castellammare. The mid-range, boutique farmhouse hotel is less than a mile from the center of Scopello and surrounded by a country landscape. Guests can sit on the big outdoor terrace and take in the serene setting. The nine quaint guest rooms have colorful decor and private entrances with outdoor stone patios, but they aren't particularly upscale. Some of the rooms have ocean views. The hotel provides a free breakfast buffet of homemade items, free parking, and free Wi-Fi.
The 22-room, mid-range Astro Suite Hotel’s name conjures futuristic visions, but this hotel has a laid-back, boutique charm that embraces its seaside location at every turn. Spacious guest rooms, all of which are suites, have a beachy vibe and include separate bedrooms and terraces, many with views of the Tyrrhenian Sea or Cefalu’s iconic La Rocca mountain. Cefalu’s historic town center is a five-minute walk from the hotel and a private beach, outdoor pool, fitness center, and free breakfast make this hotel an amenity-packed value.
If you don’t mind driving, the Poggio is a comfortable getaway outside of Ragusa that blends the beauty of Sicilian farmland and the elegance of a 19th-century manor. The property has been dolled up with modern flair and resort conveniences, including an outdoor pool, a spa, a bar, and restaurants. It's ideal for weddings or corporate events, as there is both a meeting room and a large amphitheater. All in all, it’s a great value compared to places closer to town.
This small, modern hotel is perfectly located in the center of the charming village of Scopello with a beautiful view of the sea. The hotel retains a warm, friendly atmosphere and features a well-maintained garden and infinity pool. The restaurant specializes in tasty Sicilian dishes and breakfast, included in the room rate, is served in the Continental Room or outdoors. Overall, guests get affordable value for a lovely property.