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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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Frankfurt, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Raya is not a hotel - it's a state of mind! I seriously can't describe it...you can take a swin in the fab pool (well, 4 pools) at any hour of the day, there are no TVs (but wifi!), everything is organic (even the wall paint) and it feels like Ingrid Bergman might actually show up any minute. Lady... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A legend with an incomparable hippy atmosphere to it. The views and the elegance are breath-taking (literally!!). Chic crowd. It is quite expensive given the hotel is slightly run down. But a one in a kind experience....

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A simple hotel on a stunning island. The views out to the Stromboli volcano was amazing. If it wasn't for the view and beauty of the island I would been disappointed with the room and price . The restaurant and bar area are great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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 August 15, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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8 reviews 8 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Additional Information about Hotel Raya

Address: Via San Pietro, 98050 Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Panarea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Raya Hotel Panarea

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