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Posted On April 8, 2023 By Louis

Where to stay in Agrigento

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on where to stay in Agrigento, a city steeped in history, culture, and stunning landscapes. Nestled on the southern coast of Sicily, Agrigento is renowned for its ancient Greek temples, charming medieval streets, and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a beach lover, or a foodie seeking authentic Sicilian cuisine, Agrigento has something to offer every traveler.

Join us as we explore the best accommodations, from luxurious resorts to cozy bed and breakfasts, to help you find the perfect place to call home during your stay in this captivating city. Let's dive into the enchanting world of where to stay in Agrigento.

How we choose where to stay in Agrigento

When choosing accommodations in the ancient city of Agrigento, our primary focus is on hotels situated within close proximity to the iconic Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site that showcases some of the finest Greek ruins in the world. Guest reviews are closely examined, with top priorities given to properties praised for their excellent service, comfortable rooms, and amenities that cater to both leisure and cultural travelers.

We favour hotels that seamlessly blend Agrigento's rich historical heritage with modern comforts, whether they are converted historic buildings or contemporary properties infused with local architectural influences. Accommodations offering breathtaking views of the ancient ruins, the picturesque Mediterranean landscape, or the nearby coastal areas are highly sought after, as our selections aim to provide an immersive experience that captures the essence of this captivating Sicilian destination.

Oceanside Accommodation in Agrigento

If you are looking for a relaxed type of holiday then getting accommodation right next to the beach is where you want to go. Some stays are right on the beach and have their own private beach or some are a short stroll away. Here are some of my favourite seaside places to stay:

Scala Dei Turchi

The Scala Dei Turchi 4 star resort is a beachfront accommodation on the Agrigento coast. The highlight is that it's just a 11 minute walk away from the famous Scala dei Turchi.

The room comes with air conditioning, free parking, free wifi, tv and a large buffet breakfast. Many of the rooms also have a view of the Mediterranean Sea. The resort also has an onsite restaurant and a pool if you don't feel like going to the ocean.

Find out more information and check the prices for Scala Dei Turchi.

Scala Dei Turchi Resort in Agrigento with a pool

Hotel Villa Romana

Hotel Villa Romana is a 4* newly built hotel beach hotel near the Scala dei Turchi offers a premier choice for where to stay in Agrigento. Some of the rooms either have a terrace or balcony of the ocean and all have free wifi and private parking.

The hotel has its own private beach with umbrellas and lounges or you can relax at the outdoor pool with sea views. There is also a beachfront restaurant, bar and pool bar so never have to leave the hotel.

Find out more information and check the prices for Hotel Villa Romana.

Room with ocean views Hotel Villa Romana

Dioscuri Bay Palace Hotel

Dioscuri Bay Palace Hotel is a 4-star establishment located in the seaside town of San Leone. It features a semi-Olympic swimming pool and an outdoor solarium equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas. Guests can enjoy amenities such as an indoor bar or opt for the poolside bar.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided, and there is secure parking available for guests with cars. Cribs are available for families with young children.

The multilingual staff can assist in booking excursions, and the beach is conveniently located nearby, along with a variety of restaurants in the vicinity.

Find out more information and check the prices for Dioscuri Bay Palace Hotel.

Large room at the Dioscuri bay palace hotel in Agrigento

Where to stay in Agrigento Centre

If you want to be part of the hustle and bustle of Agrigento, staying in the city centre is the place to be. You can wake up, go for breakfast, be moments away from historic sites and can easily get to nearby places. Some great accommodations in the Agrigento Centre are:

Hotel Exclusive

Hotel Exclusive is a 4* hotel right in the of town close to some of the bus stops and train stations. Many of the rooms have a balcony that has an ocean or Valley of the Temples view and all come with free wifi plus breakfast.

You can also book a 1 or 2-bedroom apartment if you prefer to stay in luxury. The property is also close to many of the top restaurants in Agrigento.

Find out more information and check the prices for Hotel Exclusive.

Room with ocean view and balcony, Hotel Exclusive Agrigento

B&B Sogni d'oro

B&B Sogni d'oro is a 3* accommodation in Agrigento city centre. Town Hall is just a 4 minute walk or you can even walk to the Valley of the Temples in 20 minutes.

The rooms are art deco, include wifi, balcony and a safe. You can have breakfast at the property or you can walk over to a nearby cafe if you feel like going out.

Additionally, the property offers parking facilities for €5 a day, making it a convenient choice for where to stay in Agrigento.

Find out more information and check the prices for B&B Sogni d'oro.

Sogni D'oro Art Deco accommodation  in Agrigento

La Passeggiata di Girgenti

To the west of the city close to the valley of the Temples is the super modern La Passeggiata di Girgenti. Rooms have aircon, free breakfast and sound insulation. Some even have balconies with wonderful views of the ocean and surroundings.

There is free parking for the car, bike rentals and the property is smoke free. They even have a lift which is hard to find in Sicily. Central station is a few minutes walk or to the Agrigento Regional Archaeological Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Find out more information and check the prices for La Passeggiata di Girgenti.

Modern Hotel room in Agrigento

Bed & Breakfast in Agrigento

Bed and breakfasts in Agrigento are a great option for travelers seeking a more intimate and authentic experience. While you may not find all the amenities of a hotel, many B&Bs in Agrigento offer modern comforts or traditional charm. Run by small families, these accommodations often provide delicious homemade breakfasts and personalized attention, adding a special touch to your Italian holiday. Here are some of the best places to consider for where to stay in Agrigento:

B&B Villa del Sole Relais

B&B Villa del Sole Relais is an excellent place to stay. It has a large swimming pool which is uncommon for a bed & breakfast. All rooms have a private entrance, free parking, wifi, a private bathroom, aircon and breakfast included.

The Valley of the Temples is just a 10-minute drive and the town centre is 1.7km away.

Find out more information and check the prices for B&B Villa del Sole Relais.

Mountain view with deck chairs from Villa Del Sole Relais Agrigento

Le Terrazze di Pirandello

Le Terrazze di Pirandello is right next to the Luigi Pirandello Theatre. The rooms have been furnished in a Sicilian style for an authentic experience and all come with free wifi, air conditioning, and breakfast included plus gluten-free & vegan options. This can be enjoyed over the looking the Valley of Temples & the Mediterranean Sea.

Find out more information and check the prices for Le Terrazze di Pirandello.

Le Terrazze di Pirandello double room

B&B Triskele

B&B Triskéles a distinguished 4-star bed and breakfast located just 1km from the city centre, provides a delightful accommodation option for those wondering where to stay in Agrigento.

The rooms come with a complimentary mini-bar, private bathroom, aircon, free wifi and free parking. Some of the rooms also have a terrace or a balcony and in the morning breakfast includes local products, cold cuts and fruits.

The Valley of the Temples is 1.8 km away and the famous Scala dei Turchi is 16 km.

Find out more information and check the prices for B&B Triskéles.

B&B Triskeles deluxe double room Agrigento

Family-Friendly Accommodation in Agrigento

If you are planning a traditional Italian family holiday in Agrigento, there are a few things to consider when booking accommodation. You should look at distances to other areas and beaches, does the place have parking if you plan on travelling a lot, does it have a pool so the parents can relax whilst the kids are out or vice versa. Here are some of the best places to stay in Agrigento if traveling with a family:

B&B Eyexei Domus

B&B Eyexei Domus has a mixture of family rooms & triple rooms perfect for many guests. The accommodation features air conditioning, a swimming pool, free wifi, a garden, disabled access and laundry plus breakfast included.

The owners live next door so can be contacted very quickly if need be and can give tips on where to go.

Find out more information and check the prices for B&B Eyexei Domus.

B&B Eyexei Domus double room Agrigento

The Punta Bianca Suites

The Punta Bianca Suites sits between the Mediterranean Sea and the countryside, a few hundred meters from the Punta Bianca. It is a modern accommodation with just 4 rooms plus can enjoy the beautiful infinity pool.

Many love the hospitality of Daniele and all rooms include complimentary breakfast underneath the carob & olive tree. For those who want to stay home, dinner is served at their home restaurant from 7.30-9.00 pm with typical Sicilian dishes.

Find out more information and check the prices for The Punta Bianca Suites.

Putta Bianca Suite in Agrigento

Villa Lekythos

Close to the city is Villa Lekythos, a renovated farmhouse with a garden, swimming pool and shared living areas. They have a wide range of triple & double plus come with free parking, air conditioning, free wifi and a sweet breakfast included.

The rooms have either a view of the city or the ocean & some even have jacuzzis. It is also just 5km away from the Valley of the Temples.

Find out more information and check the prices for Villa Lekythos.

B&B Villa Lekythos exterior view Agrigento

If you are looking for more accommodation in Agrigento check out our other blog on the Top Hotels in Agrigento.

Tips for booking Accommodation in Agrigento

  • To make informed choices about where to to stay in Agrigento, it is essential to review at least 10-20 recent reviews. Gain valuable insights and ensure well-informed decision-making.
  • To access a wider selection of properties, it's advisable to book well in advance, ideally at least 6 months before your travel. Plan ahead and savour the finest options at your disposal!
  • Choose bed and breakfast accommodations that include breakfast in the price. Simplify your stay and start each day on the right track!
  • Ensure that when you book a rental car, the property offers convenient and affordable parking options nearby or on-site for your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of accommodation are available in Agrigento?

Agrigento has many types of accommodation from 5 star luxury hotels, family friendly accommodation and also bed and breakfasts.

How can I make a reservation for a hotel in Agrigento?

To make a reservations go on to the booking website, browse away and then find the hotel that is best for you. To make it easer I have a compiled a list of the best accommodation and where to stay in Agrigento above.

Are there budget-friendly accommodation options in Agrigento?

You can view budget friendly accommodation in Agrigento above, we have a whole section on bed and breakfasts in Agrigento. If you are looking for more you can read our Top Hotels in Agrigento guide that also talks about the the popular budget hotels in the area.

What are some popular areas to stay in Agrigento?

Agrigento is quite a big province, and where to stay depends on your preference. Popular areas to stay in Agrigento are by the Valley of the Temples, the city centre and near the Scala dei Turchi.

Where to stay in Agrigento that is close to the Valley of the Temples?

There are many places to stay near the Valley of the Temples that have some great views such as, Hotel Exclusive, Villa Athena Resort, and the Doric Boutique Hotel

Are there any boutique hotels or bed and breakfasts in Agrigento?

Popular boutique hotels in Agrigento are Doric Boutique Hotel and Hotel Villa Romana. Great B & B's are B&B Villa del Sole Relais and B&B Triskéles.

What amenities can I expect in accommodations in Agrigento?

Depending on where you stay in Agrigento and your preferences there will be different amenities. If you are by the ocean the chances are there isn't a pool. If you stay in a budget accommodation you will get the most basic. In a 5 star hotel in Agrigento you can expect to find a bar, gym, a pool and much more.

How far in advance should I book accommodation in Agrigento?

If you are planning a trip to Agrigento the most popular places get booked around a year in advance. I would personally book a year out if you can. Also before the new year as prices tend to go up.

Are there family-friendly accommodations in Agrigento?

If you are looking for where to stay in Agrigento as a family, the top places are B&B Eyexei Domus, The Colleverde Park Hotel and Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace.

Is it recommended to stay in Agrigento's historic centre?

Staying in the centre of Agrigento is a great point to go to all the historic sites. The Valley of the Temples is a few minutes drive away and also the coast. By being in the centre you can also explore the top restaurants in Agrigento and also find all the best shops.

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