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Hotel Raya

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Via San Pietro, 98050 Sicily, Italy
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Hotel Raya
Ranked #7 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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the raya two days. As soon as we arrived on the island we were token in charge by a very nice staff. We had a suite which was on the terraces, the room was clean and full of charm though not worth a five star. The pool was fantastic with an obliterating view. Tough the price is... More

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Moscow, Russia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel for a wedding of my friends. Had the top room, extremely big with a seperate veranda infront just for my room where I could sunbathe, have breakfast and enjoy the view. Was extremely sattisfied, mesmerizing view on Stromboli. Would recommend this hotel without hesitation, always thought it was considered to be the best hotel on the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything else is mediocre (except the price!). Rooms and bathrooms have not been touched in 40 years and breakfast is the bare minimum. It's a pity since there is great potential but I would never recommend this hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Raya hotel in the picturesque Eolian island of Panarea is a big disappointment. I made my reservation well in advance in January for a 10 days stay in August. I asked for the best room in the hotel and agreed on a 750 euros a night. for that price i was expecting a very NICE hotel. the day we... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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19 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
76 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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