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Sicily hotels and B&Bs

Sicily has a good choice of hotels and B&Bs nowadays, from luxury resort hotels to stylish new bed and breakfast accommodation. If you shop around, you can usually find some very good-value places to stay. Throughout the Sicily destination pages on Italy Heaven, I've provided recommendations and lists of good hotels and B&Bs. I would always recommend reading the guest reviews provided on the hotel booking pages, checking the most recent ones for an up-to-date report. Hotels in Sicily vary from the luxury honeymoon hotels of Taormina to business-like city hotels in Palermo. Occasionally you may come across large, oddly empty hotels which appear to have had a mysteriously large amount of money spent on them ... it's probably best not ask any further. As elsewhere in Europe, the advent of online reviews has really forced Sicilian hotels to raise their standards. Some are still a bit faceless and nonchalantly run, but a friendly approach to the staff generally pays off.

Sicilian B&Bs can be really wonderful: welcoming, comfortable, well-run by friendly hosts and often better than hotels. They will frequently be in good historic-centre locations, or perhaps right out in the peaceful countryside. Often you will find freshly-squeezed orange juice and moist home-made cakes on the breakfast table. However, as well as those with a flair for hospitality, obviously some less-reputable hosts also set up B&Bs. I'd recommend booking only B&Bs which have a significant number of good reviews.

Below is a selection of Sicily hotels and B&Bs which I have visited, reviewed and can recommend.

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Hotel reviews

Hotel Garibaldi, Palermo

Palermo: Hotel Garibaldi

Hotel Garibaldi is a smart modern four-star hotel in central Palermo, in a convenient position for the airport bus and for the port. It has large and comfortable bedrooms with tea-making facilities.

> My review of Hotel Garibaldi
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Hotel Ambasciatori, Palermo

Palermo: Hotel Ambasciatori

Hotel Ambasciatori is a convenient three-star hotel on a shopping street near the railway station in central Palermo. It has decent rooms and a fabulous panoramic roof terrace where guests can enjoy breakfast, evening drinks or lazy afternoons.

> My review of Hotel Ambasciatori
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Hotel Il Portico, Favignana

Favignana: Hotel Il Portico

On the largest of the Egadi Islands, near Trapani, Hotel Il Portico is a very central and very comfortable place to stay with good modern furnishings and a small roof-terrace with sunbeds and a jacuzzi. It is literally a few minutes from the ferry port and from the main piazza in Favignana.

> My review of Hotel Il Portico
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Residence Alberghiero Eolie, Lipari

Aeolian Islands: Residence Alberghiero Eolie

Very comfortable and affordable residence on the main street in Lipari, on the largest of the Aeolian Islands. Large rooms have seating and kitchen corners for a semi-independent stay. Breakfast is provided and there's a roof-terrace for sunbathing.

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Hotel Oriente, Lipari

Aeolian Islands: Hotel Oriente

A good-value three-star hotel close to the centre of Lipari town, furnished with an eccentric collection of folk memorabilia. Some rooms are in the garden and some are in the main building.

> My review of Hotel Oriente
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Hotel Cala Marina, Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo: Hotel Cala Marina

A well-run little hotel on the waterfront in Castellammare del Golfo, with glorious views from the hotel's three front rooms (well worth the extra cost). The appealing location and very helpful staff made this a good base for exploring the area.

> My review of Hotel Cala Marina
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Locanda Scirocco, Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo: Locanda Scirocco

A practical budget alternative to the Hotel Cala Marina (above) in Castellammare del Golfo, the two-starLocanda Scirocco has decent facilities, helpful and friendly staff and a good breakfast buffet.

> My review of Locanda Scirocco
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