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Palazzo Hedoné

Palazzo Hedone, chic villa in Scicli, Sicily
Sleeps    20
Bedrooms  11
Bathrooms    10
21 Reviews
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Service Fully staffed villa
  • Heated indoor and outdoor pools
  • Exclusive beach house
  • Fabulous views and gardens
  • Fully staffed
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 1/57 The panoramic pool overlooking Scicli.  2/57 Is there any lovelier spot for dinner?  3/57 Palazzo Hedone's private beach house.  4/57 A last swim before dinner, anyone?  5/57 The outdoor pool with its stunning views.  6/57 The roof-top terrace has plenty of space for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade.  7/57 A lovely spot overlooking the church of San Bartolomeo.  8/57 Another shot of the outdoor pool in the evening.  9/57 Benvenuto!  10/57 Breakfast by the indoor pool with the roof open.  11/57 The heated indoor-outdoor pool with sliding roof.  12/57 The glass roof above the pool may be opened or closed depending on the weather.  13/57 A view of the heated pool from the terrace.  14/57 The covered seating area beside the pool.  15/57 Dinner is served by the indoor pool.  16/57 A relaxing living area.  17/57 Breakfast is served!  18/57 Poolside dining.  19/57 The spacious sequence of drawing and living rooms...  20/57 High quality furnishing.  21/57 One of a series of reception rooms.  22/57 The home cinema carved into the rock.  23/57 The sauna and hammam.  24/57 The master suite...  25/57 spacious and has two balconies overlooking the old town centre.  26/57 Its huge en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi and steam showers.  27/57 A close-up of the bathroom.  28/57 Another of the stylishly decorated bedrooms.  29/57 Attention to detail...  30/57 The bedrooms on the second floor overlooking the pool.  31/57 One of the lovely double bedrooms on the second floor.  32/57 The triple bedroom on the second floor.  33/57 The double/twin bedroom with private panoramic terrace on the second floor.  34/57 And another beautiful bedroom on the second floor.  35/57 Its en-suite bathroom with steam shower.  36/57 The second floor terrace with its superb views of Scicli.  37/57 ...where there's plenty of room to sunbathe!  38/57 An internal courtyard.  39/57 One of the bedrooms by the pool...  40/57 ...and another one.  41/57 Aperitif time on the roof garden.  42/57 Late afternoon calm by the terrace-top pool.  43/57 The pool terrace in the evening with dusk falling over Scicli.  44/57 A breathtaking view of the old centre of Scicli from one of the terraces....  45/57 Dinner is served!  46/57 Attention to detail and style.  47/57 Need help with your luggage?  48/57 The entrance of Palazzo Hedone.  49/57 Enjoying the sandy beach en famille!  50/57 The perfect spot for an al fresco lunch.  51/57 Plenty of space to relax on the beach.  52/57 a beautiful sandy beach.  53/57 Kite-surfing on the wonderful sandy beach near Ispica, south-east Sicily.  54/57 The Church of San Matteo dominates Scicli from its panoramic position.  55/57 Baroque splendour in Scicli.  56/57 Café society in Scicli.  57/57

A treasure trove of ingenious interior design, luxury living and first-rate service in beautiful baroque Scicli.

Palazzo Hedoné is a truly unique proposition where contemporary French chic, Sicilian baroque flair and Moroccan exoticism combine to create a voluptuous and luxurious atmosphere: two heated pools (an indoor one and a panoramic rooftop one), spectacular terraced gardens, a cinema room, a spa, a private beach house and the pampering services of a private chef, a house manager and a dedicated staff...Palazzo Hedoné is the perfect choice for a large group seeking something truly special.

I wanted to write to let you know how much we loved Palazzo Hedoné. My wife and I have rented villas all over the world. When we decided to have a reunion of our oldest friends I wanted to find a special luxury villa to make it memorable. Palazzo Hedoné was perfect. It is far and away the most unique villa in which we have ever stayed! Evan Thalenberg, USA, July 2012

Palazzo Hedoné in the press:
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Traveller News online, 14 November 2013 >>
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Brides Magazine, July-August 2013 >>
Harper's Bazaar, May 2013>>
Departures, October 2012 >>
The Daily Mail, 7 March 2012 >>
Harper's Bazaar, October 2011 >>
The Times, 2nd April, 2011 >>

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About the Property

Inside: Palazzo Hedoné has 10 bedrooms, all furnished with supreme taste and employing both beautiful antiques and modern design pieces. All have air-conditioning, solar-powered underfloor heating and top-of-the-range en-suite bathrooms. From the entrance hall on the ground floor a flight of stairs leads to the first floor and the heart of the villa: the splendid indoor/outdoor pool with sliding glass roof, a large suite with double bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with shower and two-person Jacuzzi, three double bedrooms, a living room, a library, a well-equipped, modern kitchen and a covered dining and seating area beside the pool. From next to the kitchen, one accesses another suite with a double and single bedroom. At one end of the pool a door leads to a small courtyard, across which, just a couple of metres away is another spacious room with a mezzanine. Back by the pool another flight of steps leads up to the second floor, where there is a suite with a double and a single bedroom, a triple room and three further double bedrooms, all of which open directly onto the second floor terrace offering more stunning panoramas of Scicli. A series of light and airy salons and seating areas run through the structure. Palazzo Hedoné also features a superb spa area with sauna and hammam and a home theatre in an original grotto carved into the rock.

Outside: arrival at Palazzo Hedoné - the only private villa with pool in the centre of a UNESCO Heritage town - is via the narrow, winding streets and steps of the delightful baroque centre. At the heart of Palazzo Hedoné is the elegant heated pool, featuring chromotherapy lighting, an underwater sound system and a countercurrent swimming machine. A sliding glass roof may be opened or closed depending on the weather, making it eminently swimmable all year round! The terrace on the second floor, from which the second floor bedrooms are also accessed, has several shaded areas with stylish Morrocan-style outdoor furniture perfect for relaxing with a view. Up another level are the fantastic panoramic lawned gardens and outdoor heated pool overlooking the rooftops and church domes of Scicli's centre and the surrounding hills. Here too are a series of shaded areas given over to dining and relaxing. A spectacularly situated glass dining table, illuminated by the subtle lighting of the grotto below it, offers a truly sensory setting for long, Epicurean dinners under the stars...

The beach house: A 15-minute drive away, near Cava d'Aliga, is Palazzo Hedoné's private beach house. Set on a long stretch of white sand, it offers loads of space for all your group.

Service: The chef at Palazzo Hedoné will be on hand to prepare delicious Sicilian meals for your group, while the house manager and the discreet owners will be available to assist you throughout your stay.


Accommodates (max) 20 Air Conditioning 
Bedrooms 11 Heating 
Double/Twins 9 Open fireplace 
Triples 1 Satellite TV 
Bathrooms 10 DVD Player 
... of which en suite 10 Stereo 
Daily cleaning  Home cinema 
Private chef  Mini bar in rooms 
Breakfast preparation  ADSL Wi-Fi Internet 
Private beach house * iPod docking station 
Heated indoor pool (LxW metres)10x3 Think Sicily local support 24/7 
Heated outdoor pool (LxW metres)6x3 Laundry service 
Hot-tub  Masseur 
Gym  Cookery classes 
Sauna  Wine-tasting 
Hammam  Walking to shops/restaurants 

=yes/present     = optional/on request    

*use of the beach house is included in the rental price from 5th April to 1st November. Outside this period, a daily rate of €300 is payable locally (please let us know in advance if you intend to use the house in this period).

Dining at Palazzo Hedoné
Delicious meals will be prepared and served by the villa’s staff. Guests have complete flexibility to take as many or as few meals as they like at the villa, giving the opportunity to sample both the in-house cooking and the excellent local restaurants.

Just tell the staff the day before how many people will be in for each meal, and pay for what you’ve consumed when you check out at the end of your stay.

Individual meal prices are as follows:
Breakfast: €10 per person
Lunch: €15 per person*
Dinner (including aperitif): €35 per person

Some reductions are available when you take 2 or more meals a day:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner: €45 per person per day
Breakfast and dinner: €38 per person per day
Breakfast and lunch: €25 per person per day

Children under 6 pay ½ price for all meals.

Water and soft drinks are included. Guests may order wine to be delivered to Palazzo Hedoné using our in-villa wine service.

*Beach house lunches (minimum of 8 people)
€25 per person, water and wine excluded
- Beach house lunch hamper
€15 per person.

Think About

An excellent property for clients looking for the perfect combination of town and beach.

Please be aware that there are a large number of stairs and a few drops at Palazzo Hedoné. Should you have young children or if there are other members of your group for whom this might be a concern, please contact us for more information. For safety and other reasons, the owners prefer not to have parties with many childrens.

The Area

Exploring the local Area

Palazzo Hedoné is situated in the lovely town of Scicli, which has been recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its superb baroque architecture. The Palazzo is a few minutes' walk from a series of shops, cafes and restaurants yet just a 15-minute drive from its private beach house right on the sand, and mile upon mile of sandy beaches in Sampieri, Donnalucata, Marina di Modica and others. Scicli is also close to some of Sicily’s most beautiful towns: the UNESCO-protected Baroque pearls of Modica, Ragusa and Noto. Siracusa is also within easy driving distance as are the quiet beaches of Vendicari Nature Reserve.
Slightly further afield is Catania, Taormina and Mount Etna.
Two 18-hole golf courses at Donnafugata are about 20 minutes' drive away.


Catania airport: 123km-76miles-2hr
Palermo airport: 305km-190miles-4hr10
Trapani airport: 386km-240miles-5hr
Shops and restaurants in Scicli: on your doorstep
Private beach house: 8km-5miles-15mins
Ragusa: 32km-20 miles-35mins
Noto: 45km-28 miles-1hr5
Vendicari Nature Reserve: 45km-28miles-1hr10
Siracusa: 75km-47 miles-1hr25
Taormina: 185km-115 miles-2hr35
Agrigento: 145km-90miles-2hr50
Two 18-hole golf courses: 20mins

Palazzo Hedone, chic villa in Scicli, Sicily


21 clients have rated Palazzo Hedoné

Sue and Tom Holland, United States, 28 September 2013
"Our stay at the Palazzo Hedoné was absolutely awesome. We were there with friends and family. The owners did everything they could to make sure our stay was memorable and that all of our expectations were met. The chef and sous chef prepared and served delicious meals. Every morning there was a different, delicious cake in addition to a huge selection of goodies and eggs made to order. The villa is gorgeous with all of the amenities. It was all spectacular - enjoying a day at the private beach, dining al fresco in the terraced dining area, swimming in the two pools, and watching movies in the cave! We all would go back in a heartbeat. It was wonderful to be right in the middle of a town and to experience town life in a non-touristy town. Everyone was hospitable and friendly."

Anthony Marciano, France, 10 August 2013
"The owners were absolutely great and helpful. The house was very nice."

Barbara Manfuso Appleby, United States, , 27 July 2012
"I was fortunate enough to stay at Palazzo Hedone!! We all had a ball there and the residence is unforgettable!! I keep looking over all my photographs and wishing I was still there. The home of course is beautiful and all the rooms were divine and super comfortable. We had a delicious breakfast every morning with enough variety that satisfied everyone's tastes well. The best part of the trip for me was getting to know the owners. They were both so accommodating from the minute we got up in the morning until we went to bed at night. They were both instrumental in making sure we had everything we needed and that we had an incredible vacation. I would certainly recommend Palazzo Hedone to any of my friends, as well as, Think Sicily!! Thank you."

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2014 Prices

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We accept payment in EUR, GBP and USD using any major credit card, bank transfer or cheque. AUD and CAD prices are for your information only.

Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 12

Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 16

Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: 20
01 Jan - 03 Jan:    € 11,340€ 13,720€ 16,040
04 Jan - 04 Apr:    € 10,270€ 12,310€ 14,360
05 Apr - 23 May:    € 12,640€ 14,610€ 17,130
24 May - 27 Jun:    € 17,250€ 20,660€ 24,310
28 Jun - 18 Jul:    ----->€ 22,400€ 26,430
19 Jul - 29 Aug:    ----->€ 24,640€ 29,120
30 Aug - 26 Sep:    € 14,780€ 16,930€ 19,960
27 Sep - 31 Oct:    € 12,580€ 14,520€ 17,030
01 Nov - 19 Dec:    € 10,270€ 12,310€ 14,360
20 Dec - 31 Dec:    € 11,340€ 13,720€ 16,040

Prices include all sales taxes, electricity and gas, linen, bath towels, pool and/or beach towels, a comprehensive written guide to the villa and the local area, our award-winning service and specialist knowledge pre and post-booking, the opportunity to book our unique Think Experiences and 24/7 local support while you’re on holiday.

You may pay in €, £ or $(US). £ and $(US) prices are fixed and guaranteed at the time of booking using our favourable, daily updated exchange rates. We do not surcharge for currency fluctuations.

Paying by credit card: no charge for VISA or Mastercard, 2% for AMEX.

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