We spent last week at this hotel in Lipari. The hotel is nicely situated. It is a few minutes away (walking) from the points of departure of various ports and also very close to restaurants and shops. They served a very nice breakfast in the morning which included a variety of meats, some egg (usually scrambled), cheeses, breads, pastries and croissants. They would bring you fresh cappuccinos in the morning on request as well.
The hotel staff was both courteous and friendly, and although some of them didn't speak English well, it was never an issue. We had requested a quad room for my wife and two kids and the space was somewhat limited, as is typical of most hotels in Italy. However, once you got used to it, everything we needed was there. The only negative was the lack of an iron in the entire hotel. Since I was giving research seminars it would have been nice to have crisply ironed shirts but it worked out okay.
The hotel also has a nice swimming pool which my kids enjoyed quite a bit. This is a nice boutique type hotel with good value, excellent service, and of course the aeolian islands are a wonderful place to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Among the multi-coloured Aeolian houses of Lipari’s historic centre stands a romantic little cluster of three buildings: the Grand Hotel Arciduca, named in honour of Louis Salvator, Archduke of Austria. The Hapsburgs’ opulence combines with Sicilian styles from the end of the 19th century to create a summer palace. The bedrooms are elegant, public areas are warm and welcoming and the service is excellent. The restaurant terrace overlooks the heated swimming-pool with its hydromassage, set among the colours and perfumes of Mediterranean shrubs. A sun terrace, a gym and a games room complete the ideal setting for a holiday on Lipari. Just a few steps away is the square of Marina Corta, by the fishermen’s port and the hydrofoil dock. The little beach of Portinente is a two-minute walk and the colourful little shops and boutiques in the town centre can be reached in a couple of minutes more. Those in search of culture, on the other hand, have only a 5-minute walk to reach Lipari’s Castle, which has a museum and an archaeological garden, and the Cathedral with its cloister. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Lipari