The Best Hotels to Book in Lampedusa, Italy

The two-person jacuzzi overlooking the sea at the Hotel Paladini di Francia will get you in the holiday mood in no time
The two-person jacuzzi overlooking the sea at the Hotel Paladini di Francia will get you in the holiday mood in no time | Courtesy of Hotel Paladini di Francia / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Lampedusa, between Tunisia and Sicily, patiently waits to welcome you to its mix of Sicilian, Italian and Mediterranean cultures. Here, you’ll encounter friendly locals at every turn, from the engaging family-run businesses to the colourful marine life swimming by to say hello. Create an undeniably amazing backdrop for your relaxing vacation in Italy with a stay at one of these top hotels in Lampedusa, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. La Calandra Resort


A yellow-and-white outdoor area at La Calandra Resort, with stone walls, plants, a hammock and sea views
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Simplicity equals sophistication at La Calandra Resort. Relaxed yet refined in equal measure, this hotel in Lampedusa will spoil you with day trips aboard its boat while making you feel right at home in your private room. Make new friends on the large terrace overlooking the sea, or reserve a little quiet time for yourself as you peruse the spines in the library. Whichever you choose, an aperitif will be waiting for you to toast the sunset from the terrace.

2. Balata Bianca


A neutral-coloured room at Balata Bianca, with a pillow-laden bed set against a patchwork-inspired decorative bedhead
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A good book and a pair of sunglasses are all you’ll need for a restful stay at Balata Bianca. Wake up naturally with soundproof rooms that will leave you in a peaceful slumber until you’re ready for coffee on the solarium, letting out a final yawn as a fork full of fruit approaches your mouth. Feel your every muscle fibre unwind under a chromotherapy shower, then grab a novel from the Book Corner and head to the beach for all-day relaxation.

3. Hotel Moschella


A sitting area at Hotel Moschella, with wicker furniture with yellow cushions
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Switch your mind over to vacation mode and let Hotel Moschella take care of the rest. The mini-fridge in your room, adjacent to the private terrace, will convince you to imbibe under the cool blue skies. When your legs need to stretch, walk around the corner to the Scalette della Pace for a colourful photo op in front of these vibrant steps. With bars, beaches and the best restaurants only a few steps farther, you’ll see that this hotel in Lampedusa has placed you within proximity to the prime spots in the city.

4. Hotel Vega


A sun-drenched terrace at Hotel Vega, with two tables set with breakfast, bistro-style chairs and city and marina views
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Get to know Lampedusa beyond the beach at Hotel Vega. Sitting on Via Roma, you’re right in the centre of town the minute you leave your room. Grab a new pair of sandals or a sun hat at Consalvo Anna, then pop into Ristorante Nautic to savour the starters pulled straight from the sea. Though you’re never far from the beach, local haunts such as A Rummeria pub and Bar Paradise Gelateria will cool you off just as quickly as the sea.

5. Hotel O’scià


A colourful bedroom at Hotel O’scià, with a sky-blue wall and vibrant geometric-patterned bedding
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Wash away any pre-holiday blues with a stay at Hotel O’scià. A soft beach towel is already waiting in your room. Follow the Lungomare Porto Nuovo around the port and down to Cala Guitgia, where the sand, sun and surf are waiting as well. Your hosts are well aware that every moment of beachside bliss counts, which is why they’re happy to accommodate a pre-flight shower so that you can enjoy an extra beach day even after you’ve checked out.

6. Moresco Resort


The light-pink facade of Moresco Resort adorned with wooden shutters and with an outdoor pool in front
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Dive into the Lampedusa lifestyle without a care in the world at Moresco Resort. Comfortable, wide-open spaces give you ample room to breathe at this wellness resort. The swimming pool and solarium are always swathed in sunlight, though the resort’s location in the centre of town will lure you off property grounds. Explore the best boutiques and restaurants in town or allow the concierge service to book diving, sailing or fishing expeditions for you – including babysitting services on request.

7. Resort Costa House


A tiled walkway with landscaping leading to the rooms at the white-and-light-blue Resort Costa House
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Proudly boasting that it is the southernmost farmhouse in all of Europe, Resort Costa House immerses you in the island’s natural beauty. A vineyard, olive groves and crops of vegetables surround your refined room, its decor remarkably assembled with wrought-iron furnishings and antique cabinetry. You’ll feel the island’s maritime culture in every corner, particularly when seated at chef Rosaria’s restaurant, where you’ll taste cheeses, fruits and fish sourced from right outside your room’s window.

8. Hotel Paladini di Francia


A sunny terrace at Hotel Paladini di Francia, with loungers, shaded seating and a hot tub with water views
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Holiday with no regrets at Hotel Paladini di Francia. The superior suite is yours to claim, with the two-person whirlpool tub and balcony with sea views ready to make you forget about the nine-to-five back home. A short walk will send you into the lively city centre where aubergine rolls and fresh tuna at Il Balenottero will sate your appetite. The seaside walk along the Lungomare Luigi Rizzo will equally fill your mind with serene memories that’ll last a lifetime.

9. La Rosa dei Venti Club


The outdoor pool at La Rosa dei Venti Club, with a rock border, loungers, a hammock, trees and a stone archway
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Limited to only a few guests to keep this corner of paradise as exclusive as possible, La Rosa dei Venti Club invites you to indulge and become the envy of your friends. A private boat will take you out to sea for fresh fish, exquisite Sicilian cassata cakes – a must-try traditional Italian dessert – and a selection of wines that’ll leave your legs wobbly long after you return to shore. Earn your sea legs another day and opt to spend hours on your room’s patio, feeling the breeze through your hair as you nod off.

10. Hotel Baia Turchese


A crowded beach with colourful parasols and the pale-yellow Hotel Baia Turchese in the background
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Take a few steps from your room at this hotel in Lampedusa and you’ll be staring at the waves of the Mediterranean, a simple stone’s throw away from Africa. Let your hosts arrange a day at sea aboard a Turkish wooden gulet or spend your afternoon on dry land with the sunshine showering you in warmth. Spoil yourself by adding a meal package to your room reservation and kick back with pizza and beer on Guitgia Beach.

Looking for more? With an enormous choice of things to do in Lampedusa – including a visit to its most beautiful beaches – make sure you stop off at one of the best restaurants or bars for a greater taste of the island. And if you’re still looking for more inspiration, we’ve compiled the top reasons why you should visit this Italian isle.

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