Concierge.com's insider take:
Villa Carlotta è fabuloso, say guests who've stayed at this affordably luxe property. Built near the turn of the 19th century, this gem (formerly Villa Fabbiano) is still run by its Swiss-Italian namesake family with Mediterranean hospitality. The hilltop location guarantees good views and few tourists. All 23 charming rooms and suites, many with balconies, are small but stylishly decorated, with lots of cherrywood, wrought iron, exposed brick, and warm colors. The complimentary buffet breakfast will keep you going till dinner.