Located in the delightful village of Malfa, this distinctive family-owned hotel set beneath an extinct volcano overlooks the sea. The 30 guest rooms, each named after a local plant, are distributed among several stone houses surrounded by terraced gardens and orchards. All lodgings come with patterned tiled floors and a mix of antique and contemporary furniture. Specifically request Suite No. 26, which is augmented by a private front porch. Overseen by chef Martina Caruso, the Michelin-starred restaurant serves a regularly changing menu of updated Sicilian cooking on an open-air patio or in a charming dining room. The property also encompasses a spa specializing in almond milk, essential oils or salt-bed baths with pools, an atmospheric library and a pool surrounded by lemon trees. The sophisticated clientele, magical views and familial atmosphere make this hotel an ideal spot for an extended stay.
Deluxe Room, $400; Suite, $550.
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