Need to know
11am. Earliest check-in time, 9am.
Double rooms from $255.44 (€227), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
Mid-November to mid-March.
At the hotel
Spa, solarium, massage, library. Vespa hire can be easily arranged at the hotel. The staff are also happy to organise sailing and diving trips.
Our favourite rooms
Rooms 11 (a Suite with a separate living room) and 12 (a Deluxe) both have terraces with sea views, and are located slightly away from the rest of the rooms, offering a bit more privacy and seclusion. Room 25 – a large suite – has a private terrace; Room 34 is also very spacious.
There is an infinity pool.
Signum's spa, Salus per Aquam, specialises in geothermic water treatments, as well as a particularly invigorating ice massage. Some treatments are conducted on a bed of thermal rose salt, others in a 19th-century copper tub. Managed separately from the hotel, there's a charge of €25 for a half day. There's a traditional Aeolian, open-air steam bath, water therapy in tubs with varying jet pressure and a Jacuzzi. Facials and massages take inspiration from the luxuriant green surroundings, using almond milk, bitter orange and prickly pear to leave you smelling like a Grecian Goddess.
It's best to leave plenty of space in your suitcase for a batch of the island's world-renowned capers and a few bottles of Malvasia wine – it's the only place where it's produced.
Hydrofoils ferry guests to Milazzo from Salina, a 90-minute ride (6:30am–7pm).
Welcome, although the atmosphere is one of quiet relaxation.