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 the hotel are lovely. And, Miriam Beltrami, the wonderful woman who started the hotel in the 60's, is always pleasant and lovely to talk to.
The rooms have spectacular views! Even though they are a bit outdated, you must realize that you are not on Panarea for creature comforts. You must be quite relaxed to really take it all in and enjoy the full experience.
The hotel so wonderfully organized a boating trip for us with Blue Adventure and it really made us fall in love with the amazing beauty of The Aeolian Islands! Our boat captain Mario Cosenza made sure we saw all the surrounding islands and the baby eruptions of Stromboli.
Overall, a trip to Sicily is not the same without trip to The Aeolian Islands
- Also Known As:
- Raya Hotel Panarea