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Il Gelso Vacanze

#2 of 7 Hotels in Malfa
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Via Nilo, 98050 Malfa, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a special feel, and is perfectly located. I loved the spacious room, light-drenched balcony, views of the water, 3 mins walk to the main square, short walk to the beach, and brilliant Breaky balcony. Good wifi, hammocks, air conditioning. I'd definitely stay here again, and very glad I did.

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Avalon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

very nice staff thoughtful. Quiet location excellent value . Gelsi like the mulberries from the area is delicious Malfa is dreamlike on this beautiful island - definitely have a Gelsi Granita. The folk at Gelsi have good advice but bring a book for those quieter moments and relax on the balcony

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Il Gelso. Gianfranco was a great host and the whole location is very green and clean. You can spend your evening in a hammock on the terasse listening to the nature. A beach and a supermarket are located in direct vicinity, also many good restaurants. We would come again some day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We spent 5 nights of our honeymoon at Il Gelso. The accommodations were very comfortable and the location of the B&B can't be beat. It was really easy to get to the beach during the day or get out to a restaurant at night. Gianfranco and Lorenza were incredibly hospitable and helpful, they hooked us up with some great experiences... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A charming place, surrounded by nature and with a breathtaking view. Rooms are clean and very well furnished. From the hotel, the nicest rocky beach of Malfa is easily accessible, about 3 or 4 minutes away. The breakfast terrace, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, is simply unforgettable. Salina is a lovely island, far enough to be preserved from the massive tourism,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed in one of the little cottages and it was perfect. The owner was very kind and helpful. We spent a lot of the time on the terrace surrounded by birds and bees and flowers. Rocky beach is five minutes away, and so is the excellent supermarket. The kitchen was small but had everything necessary and there was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We spent 2 nights here at the end of our holiday in Salina and wish it had been longer. The rooms are comfortable and spotlesssly clean and the view from the private terrace spectacular - there's even a hammock to lounge around in. Breakfast on the upstairs terrace, was good and wholesome with excellent coffee and fresh local products, all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

We stayed two nights and could not have picked a better place to get over travel from NZ. You must spend an evening on the terrace at the Santa Isabel (3 minutes) and eat at A' Lumeredda (<10 minutes up the path). We bused from Santa Marina and they came looking for us. They also provided a ride back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

My boyfriend and I spent a long time looking for accommodation on Salina that would fit into our price range and when I finally came up with this place I had a feeling we were onto a winner. It so delightful - it's one of those places you almost don't want to tell other people about because you want to... More 

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