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Hotel Raya

Via San Pietro, 98050 Sicily, Italy
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Hotel Raya
Ranked #6 of 9 hotels in Panarea
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 3 nights at Raya this week (unfortunately only three) and it was fantastic. My room had an amazing view of Panarea, Stromboli and the other small islands around Panarea. The hotel has an amazing swimming pool (indescribable view). The staff is hiper friendly and very attentive. In addition to all of that, they have a nice rooftop bar... More

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Walnut Creek, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If I had a chance to return to Panarea and the Hotel Raya, I would do it in a flash! This beautiful, sanctuary-like location is truly a small paradise on earth! The views of the active volcano Stromboli dominate the skyline from every vantage point; the volcano actually takes on its own personality as it shrouds itself in wisps of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Having had recommendation from friends about this hotel , we arrived very excited. The island is superb and the small harbour very Saint Tropez. The hotel sits proudly on the side of the harbour, the welcome was very lovely and professional. We had a tour of the restaurant, simple, elegant and open onto the sea, the bar at the top... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

First came to the Raya in 1998 and returned last year after a 15 year hiatus. Came back for a longer stay in July. The Raya has maintained is original vibe, which is simultaneously chic and laid back. The hotel takes maximum of advantage of its views and environment---but of course, it was built to. Eternal views of Stromboli, which... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a beautiful gem of a hotel on the magical island of Panarea. Be prepared to walk as the rooms are up on the hill. Each room has a beautiful view of the sea and plenty of space outside your room to lounge. They provide complimentary sarongs that work for men or women and you can take the home... More

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Lorne, Australia
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76 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We loved this place....Adrianna was great help....santiago and fredirika we excellent hosts up in the alto area ....our room was beautiful and the view of Stromboli marvelous.....the pool area was very relaxing.....if you are going to panerea this is the place to stay....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Stayed 3 nights but found elsewhere that was cheaper, better and far friendlier. The old woman that runs the place is a character is ridiculous if you can get to meet her. This 200 character minimum is ridiculous - what about brevity. This 200 character minimum is ridiculous - what about brevity.This 200 character minimum is ridiculous - what about... More

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Malibu, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This hotel is almost offensive the way that it treats its clientele. The property is special, because the tiny island it is located on is special. The views of Stromboli the neighboring island are amazing. Our deck was a magical place to sit and watch the view and overall we had a fabulous time. That being said unless you have... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Panarea is one of the loveliest islands I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. I stayed at the Raya because it seemed the most convenient option. I was aware that it is not a luxury hotel, and was prepared to pay a luxury hotel price anyway as I knew it would cost a premium just to be on the... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised upon my recent trip to Hotel Raya. Although it is not an easy place to get to, it is worth the trouble. However. the hotel is not for everyone! There is a tremendous amount of walking in and around the island and hotel, as the island is one big hill. The members of the staff at... More

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Address: Via San Pietro, 98050 Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Panarea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Raya Hotel Panarea

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