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Il Gelso Vacanze

Via Nilo, 98050 Malfa, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Malfa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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 via mobile

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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Address: Via Nilo, 98050 Malfa, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Isola di Salina > Malfa
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Il Gelso Vacanze Isola Di Salina, Italy - Malfa

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Il Gelso Vacanze is a resort in the form of a Bed and Breakfast, situated in Salina, otherwise known as the Green Pearl, at the heart of the Aeolian Islands. Its strategic position, in a peaceful area, 200m from the sea, 700m from the Fishermen’s Marina and 300m from the inhabited centre Malfa, means that bars, restaurants, newsstands, pharmacies, supermarkets, banks and other commercial enterprises are within easy reach.Pass through the entrance road which is shaded by pine trees, and there is access to a private car park. The internal pathways, surrounded by flowers and flourishing plants, lead to the rooms, all which have separate entrances by means of a private terrace, complete with a sea view. The restoration of this ancient residence mirrors typical Aeolian architecture. All of the rooms face the bower terrace (bagghiu), the view from which is almost always directed towards the sea. Around the edge of this terrace, there are still the ancient masonry stone seats (bisola). The columns (pulere) hold the roof of the terrace, which is made of wattle and luxuriant bougainvillea. It was like this in ancient times, and it is still like this today. ... more   less 
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