Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo

Arrive in style at Villa Igiea as you can charter a yacht which will take you to the Sicilian hotel’s private marina.

Arrive in style at Villa Igiea as you can charter a yacht which will take you to the Sicilian hotel’s private marina.

Dating back to the days of Belle Époque, this new hotel is an Art Nouveau palazzo which was designed by Ernesto Basile. After a grand revamp by Olga Polizzi, it is now a Rocco Forte hotel. While still retaining its frescoes, chandeliers and antiques it now has a modern twist.

You can choose from 124 rooms, two restaurants and a pool bar and grill which are all bursting with character, pictures and artifacts that tell the story of the villa. Enjoy gorgeous views of the Tyrrhenian coastline and gardens from the terraces.

Villa Igiea is the perfect place for those seeking a relaxing yet cultural getaway to Palermo. Each of the stunning suites are individually decorated with hardwood floors and luxury marble bathrooms offering sea views.

Dine out on gourmet food at Cuvée du jour or head to Donna Franca Florio for Mediterranean fare that can be served al fresco overlooking the sea during the spring and summer months. The pool bar offers a wide selection of fresh fish, cooked over the large open grill.

Terrazza Bar, in the villa’s elegant sandstone vaults, offers the perfect spot for a sundowner. The hotel is also home to a luxury spa with treatments inspired by the Mediterranean Sea. Other amenities include a small fitness facility and access to a wealth of watersports activities.

As Villa Igiea is only a 10 minutes' drive from the centre of town you can hop on the complimentary shuttle bus to explore more of this amazing island and learn about its rich history.

Why we like it

  • Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo is like a fairy-tale retreat with turrets and colonnades
  • Enjoy the panoramic view over the private marina from the private swimming pool
  • Relax with a signature treatment in the spa which also offers yoga and Pilates
  • Sample an aperitivo, inspired by the alleged creator of the world's most expensive cocktail
  • Rocco Forte kids club offers cookery classes and bike rides – allowing for all the family to enjoy the hotel
  • Top Tip: venture beyond Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo and you will discover Palermo’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. The more active among you can go trekking in Madonie Regional Natural Park

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