Palazzo Failla Hotel


Cheerful staff greet you on polished marble floors, you sleep in opulent bedrooms with chandeliers, gilt-framed paintings and good antiques


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4


Straddling a busy corner in spire-embellished Modica (there are dozens of churches on your doorstep) is this grand old hotel. Hemmed in by a lively café bar on one side, and its Michelin-starred restaurant on the other, the place buzzes with locals and tourists. The very smart exterior, with its red-carpeted stone steps and handsome red awnings, belies the atmosphere inside: informal, relaxed and friendly. Cheerful staff welcome you through sparkling glass doors and whisk you up wide stairs, through a beautiful old room with original floor-to-ceiling wood panelling, and into opulent bedrooms. Polished marble floors are decorated in exquisite geometric patterns; cherubs dance across high frescoed ceilings; and beautiful antiques from all corners of Italy pose against sumptuously papered walls. Chandeliers, gilt-framed paintings, rich embroidered bed linen: it’s fabulous. Further rooms are found off a lovely sunlit courtyard a minute’s walk from the main hotel. Have breakfast in the café, supper in the restaurant, and spend every hour in between exploring this beautiful town.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Restaurant next door. Wine €3-€12.


Nightly price
from €59
6 Twin/doubles
From €69
2 Singles
From €59
1 Triple
From €99
1 Quadruple
From €119


Really great. Very well run with excellent staff, friendly and sincere. Lovely old building. Room very good, clean and spacious. I suppose the shower was the only slightly poor thing about the room, just a little tired now. We were in the annex above the restaurant but the room was well sealed, so quiet and mosquito free. The restaurant was fantastic, top quality. The only other thing that was just okay (as opposed to excellent) was breakfast. Service was great, some items good but others not so good and no variation over 6 days. They looked after us really very well. Thank you.

Neil, Pwllheli

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