Concierge.com's insider take:
It has been called the most majestic hotel in Sicily, and the legendary San Domenico doesn't disappoint. Built around a 15th-century monastery, the hotel offers incredible views, dreamy gardens, serious in-room luxury, and old-world charm (17th-century painting lines the walls). Not surprisingly, the hotel draws a wealthy international clientele who park themselves around the swimming pool, or at one of four sensational restaurants. The 108 rooms are located in two wings, one old (the Ancient Convent) and one new.