I approached a recent stay at "Raya" with some reticence having read the recent reviews on this forum. I am pleased to say however that we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and it truly exceeded our expectations.
Yes the hotel is a 5 minute walk from the quay side reception however we expected this and if we weren't up the hill we would not have had the extraordinary views of the Stromboli and its nightly red glowing eruptions 5-6 times an hour!
Our junior suite (360 euro) had a huge sun terrace with 4 sun couches and the clean minimalist lines of the stylish decor only added to the relaxing feel. The breakfast bar (open 6.30am till early evening) precludes the need to walk to the reception/restaurant area for breakfast, snacks or drinks.
The restaurant at the hotel wasn't inexpensive (struggled to find any "cheap eats" on Panarea) but the quality was excellent. As we were there late May the disco hadn't opened so perhaps this helped engender the relaxed feel but would we return to Hotel Raya - yes in a flash!
- Also Known As:
- Raya Hotel Panarea
- Hotel Raya Panarea, Sicily, Italy