Restaurant with 2 Michelin stars
Rooms carved out of the ancient rock face
In the heart of Ragusa’s Baroque Ibla
Located in the Ibla, the ancient heart of the UNESCO-listed town of Ragusa in southern Italy, Locanda Don Serafino is a stunning boutique hotel with atmospheric rooms and an acclaimed restaurant. Managed by Ragusan legends, Antonio and Giuseppe La Rosa,the hotel features bedrooms in ancient caves hewn out of the rock face making for an extremely evocative stay.
The hotel restaurant is renowned as one of the finest not only in Ragusa but all of Sicily, with two Michelin stars, and a meal here will satisfy even the most demanding of foodies. Whether you spend your time exploring the winding streets of historic Ragusa, or diving into the cool blue waters at the hotel’s beach club, a short drive away, your stay at Locanda don Serafino will be one of relaxation and pleasure.
The hilltop town of Ragusa is a Baroque wonderland, with many of the city’s most stunning architectural sights located within walking distance of the hotel. Peruse the tiny boutiques nestled along the atmospheric streets, or enjoy a glass of local wine. If a meal at the restaurant has aroused a passion for cooking in you, take part in one of the hotel’s cooking classes, perfect for budding chefs.
Although Ragusa is inland, the hotel has a beach club that has been in the family for over 50 years. With its bar, restaurant, and comfortable sun-loungers, it’s the perfect place to bask in the Sicilian sunshine, or frolic in the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean. The beach club is a 30-minute drive from the hotel, in Marina di Ragusa (28km).
Locanda Don Stefano is one of the finest restaurants in Sicily, earning two Michelin stars. Chef Vincenzo Candiano serves a seasonal menu of contemporary takes on classic Sicilian dishes, and for a particularly indulgent meal we recommend the degustation menu. The chef will personally discuss your individual taste preferences, and suggest suitable wines for pairing from the hotel’s over 1000 bottles. Meals are served in the beautifully refurbished stables of an old warehouse, with an outdoor patio for al fresco dining.
spa treatment room
Facility details:24-hour front desk, Accessible bathroom, Airport transportation - pickup (surcharge), Babysitting or childcare, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Bar/lounge, Breakfast available (surcharge), Coffee/tea in common areas, Computer station, Concierge services, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Free WiFi, Free parking nearby, Free self parking, Free valet parking, In-room accessibility, Library, Luggage storage, Multilingual staff, Number of buildings/towers - 1, Number of floors - 1, Parking (limited spaces), Private beach nearby, Spa services on site, Total number of rooms - 10, Tours/ticket assistance.
Via XI Febbraio, 15, 97100 Ragusa, Italy
Ragusa train station is an 11-minute drive from the hotel (4.6km)
To best explore Sicily, we recommend hiring a car
Comiso Airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel (30km)
Catania Fontanarossa Airport is a 1 hour 35-minute drive from the hotel (102km)
Bold prints and quirky decorative details complement the contemporary décor in the modern rooms. Bathrooms are colourfully tiled, with baths or showers. The Junior Suites are particularly special, carved out of the rock walls of an ancient cave.
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.