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“Lovely relaxing family run hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mamma Santina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Sanita, 40, 98050 Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lovely relaxing family run hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed at Mamma Santina in early June. Lovely, relaxing, informal but totally professionally run hotel. The staff are delightful and it is clearly a family run hotel where service and friendliness matter to them all.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Heino, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a wonderful time in hotel Mamma Santina on the beautiful island of Salina. The room was magnificent and comfortable. The views from our room and restaurant were breath taking (we could see the sea and the islands of Stromboli and Panarea from our room and restaurant). We really appreciate the atmosphere and the friendly staff. The food in the restaurant is really good, especially the fresh fish and pasta Mamma Santina. We will certainly come back to enjoy hotel Mamma Santina again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I loved staying at mamma santina. It is in a great location, very close to the port and santa marina town, it is also in walking distance of lipari town and very close to the bus stop to visit other areas in salina. The rooms were huge and nicely decorated. The bathrooms were also very big and clean. There is an internet modem in every room which means the internet was very quick. There are spectacular views from the rooms and pool. The pool is lovely and much appreciated in the warm sicilian climate. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. They provided great advise about what to do in salina and were more then happy to help book anything we needed. The breakfast is delicious. Along with the standard cold meats and pastry buffet which is served in italy, they offered a selection of hot dishes cooked to order including baked or scrambled eggs and omlets (however i am sure they would prepare something else if the ingredients were there and you requested it- they are soooo accommodating). The staff are also very multilingual speaking at least 6 or 7 languages each.

Mamma santina has a great 'homey' feeling but also provides exceptional service and an overall loverly experience in salina.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Everything about our stay at Mamma Santina was fantastic. The staff could not have been more helpful. They were all multi-lingual speaking up to 6 languages fluently. They were really helpful with suggestions of what to do. The room and bathroom were enormous. Fabulous views. Beautiful pool. High speed Internet everywhere at the hotel. Breakfast was included and was really delicious. Nothing was too much trouble. They made omelettes scrambled eggs on request, great coffee. We ate at their restaurant each night and the food was really delicious, highly recommend the pasta mamma santina with 14 herbs a simple dish but the best in Italy so far. They drove us back down the hill to catch the ferry and were very apologetic they had not picked us up as that is included in the price but not made clear by booking. Com. Actually it is not very far from the ferry and well sign posted so easy to find. This is by far the best place I've stayed so far in Sicily.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were on a walking holiday across Sicily and really I don't think we stayed in a bad hotel. But Mamma Santina stood out from all the rest. It has a hospitable, small scale feel to it. All the staff are very friendly and happy to chat in excellent English (and plenty of other languages I suspect) and the owner really couldn't be more helpful. The location is great looking out over the sea to the other islands, the rooms (or at least the one we stayed in) were nice and the lounging area was good for sitting around and reading a book. I didn't have time to use the pool but it looked really nice in its own sort of sunken garden. The food was simple but excellent - this is what Sicilian food does best. To top it all they also have a cute puppy that sank his (very tiny) teeth into my big toe! I had to sum it up in a few words I'd say relaxed, charming and very, very high standards.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gullo67, Responsabile reception at Hotel Mamma Santina, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Dear guests,

it was great to have you here and read that your short stay has been pleasant and contributed to the overall quality of your experience in our beautiful land.
With your words you managed to capture exactly the feeling we hope to pass on to all our guests and we are happy to acknowledge that the feeling at "home, away from home" atmospere has been perceived in the way you described.

We hope to see you soon (Romeo misses your toe very much, he is not the same since you left) and we promise to give Romeo something else to chew on during your stay (although we cannot guarantee he will agree to the change).

We wish you all the best and we really hope to see you soon (this time for a longer stay)

Good luck for everything

Romeo (the boss) and all the big family of Mamma Santina
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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Mamma Santina was highly recommended, so we arrived with quite high expectations. The truth is: all our expectations were exceeded! Lovely place, extremely attentive and friendly and knowledgeable staff, specially Silvio and Stefano who looked after us day to day. Alessio was a great help before we had even arrived. Mario the owner is charm impersonated and has the best smile north of Milazzo, and his cuisine was simply delicious.
The piece de resistance was, however, Romeo... The 3-months old foxterrier puppy... The perfect mascot for a place of happiness and peace.
In short: great food, top location, beautiful Stromboli view, pool, hammocks, kind and helpful thoughtful crew. We want to come back!

Stayed April 2014
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gullo67, Responsabile reception at Hotel Mamma Santina, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Dear guests,

we are extremely happy to read that your high expectations have not been deluded and most of all that your stay has been pleasant.
We hope to see you soon, our team will be ready to welcoming you open arms.
All the best from all of us.
Romeo (the real hotel manager) and the big family of Mamma Santina
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Lennik
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great food, great hotel, great people!!
Treated like a king in this hotel with swimmingpool!
It was a pleasure to stay in this hotel for 2 days!
Frech meals with fish, and delicious housemade desserts!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Sanita, 40, 98050 Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Isola di Salina > Santa Marina Salina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Santa Marina Salina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mamma Santina 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Hotel whose rooms are immersed in tree greenness of lemon and jasmine trees, with on enchanting view on the sea, has been completely restored out of the old house of Mamma Santina. Restaurant with traditional cooking, Bar swimming pool and solarium. ... more   less 
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Hotel Mamma Santina Isola Di Salina, Italy - Santa Marina Salina

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