This place is a little way from the port - about 15 minutes walk, and into the hillside 'suburbs' of Lipari town. We were happy to walk with our minimal luggage, but I guess you could pre-arrange a pick up with the hotel. They have a minibus for the shuttle service with a regular timetable through the day and evening, but were happy to take passengers down to meet the hydrofoil for an early departure before breakfast.
Breakfast was an excellent buffet with a wide variety of sweet and savoury choices, including scrambled eggs, pastries, fruit etc.
Our room was spacious and the shady balcony had a comfy sofa and a 'sea view'. Yes, you could see the sea - beyond the street lamps and surrounding buildings. Don't imagine a picturesque scene.
Massimo was a very smiley and helpful host. The list of restaurants provided was useful too.