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“Great cacti!” 4 of 5 stars
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Therasia Resort
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita Vulcanello | Isola di Vulcano, 98050 Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Isola Vulcano
London, United Kingdom
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“Great cacti!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

An attractive hotel with an amazing pool. The cacti growing around the pool area are impressive. Views and location of hotel amazing. The restaurant is good -try and get a table in the lower more intimate one overlooking the rocks/sea. We were here in September - end of season - and it did on occasion feel like a number of staff were ready to head home for the autumn. That said, there were all professional and polite and we still enjoyed our stay. The hotel will collect you from the port in its shuttle bus if you let the know you need a lift. Don't get fleeced by the €15 cab fare we were clobbered with, especially as you could walk it in about 20 mins! Enjoy.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We stayed in the hotel in September 2012 for four nights. It was the most incredible relaxing break. The hotel is one of the best Ive ever stayed in. It has a realy nice relaxed boutiquey feel. Im usually disappointed with hotels in Italy as they tend to be quite small and dated looking but this was amazing. It was all beautifully decorated and just has a really peaceful chilled out vibe. The best part is the view out to see over the pool - breathtaking.The pool was very quiet and relaxing in September and you didn’t feel like you were disturbed by other guests or noisy kids running around. From the pool there was a path right down into the sea and if you parked yourself on a lounger out there it was like you had the place to yourself. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful -we were picked up from the port after a long journey by the lovely Nancy, and the restaurant staff went the extra mile to cater for my boyfriend's wheat allergy.

We ate in the cheaper of the two restaurants one night and would recommend. The Tuna Nicoise salad at the bar area was lovely and enough for two for lunch, We sat in the bar every night watching the stars over a glass of vino. We could have lived without the strange 80s piano music but hey ho. The choice at breakfast was incredible -a whole cheese counter, charcuterie, fresh sashimi, pastries,local jams and honey, cakes, fresh fruit and yoghurt and eggs cooked to order. Sicilians don’t really do breakfast apart from a quick espresso and the odd pastry/cake so we were pleasantly suprised. It was so lovely starting your day on a terrace with that beautiful view drinking fresh orange juice (and more often than not a cheeky glass of prosecco!)

Our room was spacious and quiet with a modern bathroom complete with fluffy white robes and a complimentary mini bar full of soft drinks.

The hotel is located about 1km (uphill) from the port in Vulcano. You can walk or get the very helpful hotel shuttle bus. Vulcano itself is quite quiet and the port isnt particularly pretty, but there are a few restaurants, shops and bars. We flew into Catania airport, took a taxi to Milazzo then got the fast ferry (1 hr) to Vulcano. It was a bit of a mammoth journey but the hotel is much more peaceful for being off the beaten track. We did a boat trip to Panaera and Stromboli which was a bit rubbish to be honest. The boat was packed and you didn’t have much room to stretch out and for 40 euros no food was provided. There wasn’t really much to do in Panarea - Lipari would be a better option. So if youre looking for lots going on, Vulcano might not work for you but for some R and R you cant beat the Therasia Resort.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We visited Therasia resort in July, 2012. And all I can it was unforgettable. The hotel is placed in a very scenic part of the Vulcano island, so it was a pleasure to watch the views of the sea and Lipary. Another feature of the Therasia location is very quiet sea. No waves made it easy to swim. That's a really wonderful place. Breathtaking views, good cuisine, friendly staff, jacuzy in the rooms were so important to spend the holidays as we wanted. Thanks a lot !!

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Wonderful hotel, perfect location. The service was superb the staff is very professional and accommodating. Worth getting sea view room because the view is incredible. The pool overlooks the sea and so does the beautiful restaurant. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that is visiting the island. It is perfect for a romantic vacation but also for a family. I suggest also rending a boat for the day, it is worth it!I have travelled the world and this place is high on my list of the best I have experienced. 10/10.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Therasia1, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Therasia Resort, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Dear Marco,
thank you for the review!
It was really a pleasure for us to have you here! We are very glad to know that you like everything of our Resort and that you appreciated our staff and all our services and facilities.
All the staff really thank you very much and hope to see you again next year!
Warm regards,
The manager and the staff
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Therasia for a week in August 2012. It was our first time at this resort and we were supposed to only stay for five days before departing for Capo Vaticano. In the end, we decided to cancel our on-land trip, and instead we remained at Therasia. We did not want to leave! We discovered a truly special place: the natural surrounding is breathtaking, the sunsets overlooking Lipari is indescribable and from the hotel swimming pool you can see the shape of all the other Aeolian Islands. The rooms (wi-fi, mini-bar and satellite tv) and the whole hotel is furnished in the typical Sicilian “country side” style, and it feels more like a country home rather than a hotel: every detail however is curated to the maximum attention.
One of the greatest strength of the hotel is the food: regardless of the meal, being it breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is delicious and the variety and freshness of the products superb. There are two main restaurants, l’Arcipelago and il Cappero, plus a pool bar which does all-day food and drinks including lunch. Each restaurant enjoys the spectacular view over the other islands: not only a mouthwatering experience but a treat for the eyes as well. At breakfast, you can choose from typical eggs and bacon, to ice-cream and “brioche” the typical Sicilian breakfast. While the Arcipelago serves more simple but tasty dishes (perfect for family with children), Il Cappero is more refined: the chef creates a more modern type of traditional Sicilian cuisine…. the lobster cappuccino is a must-try!!
The Spa: I have had a relaxing massage and it was superb. The spa is also (not difficult to believe) kept to a very high standard of cleanliness and organization. The sea water swimming pool is a treat for the bones and a perfect place to escape the heat of the early summer afternoons.
Last but not least, the incredibly helpful, kind and fun staffs (by the end of the 2nd day, we already were friends and chatting to basically everyone!) who ensure that everything runs smoothly for guests, from arrival to departure. The super energetic Nancy, the guest relationship manager who welcomed us at the ferry port is always around, cheerful and happy and always prepared to help with any possible requests or issues. She is supported by Sonia and Anna at Reception, two lovely girls, whom, together with the rest of the staff, make a genuine dream-team! We could not have had a better seven days and we are already dreaming about our holiday next year, at this gem in the Aeolian Islands.
Giulia&Luca

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Therasia1, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Therasia Resort, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Dear Giulia,
thank you for the amazing review!
It was really a pleasure for us to have you here as our guests and friends and to cater for you and your needs! We are very glad to know that you appreciated our Resort, our staff and all our servicies and facilities.
Crescenzo, the chef, really thank you for considering the food and his dishes one of the greatest strength of the hotel and Nancy who is looking forwards to seeing you soon here or in London, as discussed , wants to give you her special and warm thanks for everything.
Finally, all the staff including Sonia and Anna really thank you very much for your review and hope to look after you again next year!
Warm regards,
The manager and the staff
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

My partner and I spent part of our Honeymoon here and absolutely loved it. Everything about the Hotel was top notch from the room to the pool, bar and restaurants. The staff were incredibly friendly and the price of food and drinks were very reasonable considering the surrounding. This was the perfect place to relax for 4 days after a more strenuous holiday. The only thing that we didn't like about this resort is that every hotel from now on will be a disappointment.

Room Tip: We didn't pay for any sort of upgrade and our room was still brilliant. we had a balcony facing...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Therasia1, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Therasia Resort, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Dear Feeley,
Really thank you for the amazing review!
It was really a pleasure for us to have you here as our guest and to spend with you this special moment of your life as the Honeymoon is. We are very glad to know that you like everything of our Hotel and since you say that the only thing you didn’t like about this resort is that every hotel from now on will be a disappointment we just hope to see you soon again.
Kind regards,
The manager and all the staff
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Just back from spending a week in Therasia with my partner. This was the most relaxing week I've spent in a hotel, thanks largely to the staff who effectively catered for our every need. I don't really understand some of the comments regarding the service - we found it to be 100% Five Star service. When we booked the trip, we had an email from Nancy who organised the transfer from Catania airport, to the port and then onto Vulcano - this took a huge amount of stress out of the trip knowing it was looked after. On arrival we were given some drinks on the house whilst the bags were brought to our rooms. Nancy booked us in for dinner in downstairs restaurant - It should be noted that 95% of the menu is fish-based. We chose The Archipelago Restaurant where a dress code is inforced (no shorts/flip-flops etc) where a more standard menu is available (about €50/person).

The rest of the week was spent lounging by the pool and using the spa, punctuated by nightly trips down to the port for dinner - the shuttle bus to the town was a really nice touch.

The only real issue we came across was a photo shoot which was occurring in the swimming pool over the course of 2 days - some of the shots/models poses were a little 'risque' and not appropriate for children. I don't think many of the guests felt comfortable using the pool during this time either. I guess this was a complete once off and not a regular event to be fair fantastic week of great food, R&R, sunshine and plenty of peace and quiet. Perfect for couples, honeymooners etc.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Therasia Resort, responded to this review, July 7, 2012
Dear Steve,
thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure for us to cater for you and your needs. We are very happy to know that your week with us was a positive experience and you felt looked after since our mission is to take care of our guests and to make them feel at home. Nancy and all the staff were very happy to take stress out of your trip and to make you feel looked after. We are very happy to know that you appreciated our services and we apologize for the photo shoot and we make sure that as you said it was just once off and not a regual event. Finally, we really than you for your review and we hope to see you again for another relaxing stay at the therasia resort sea & spa.
Kind regards
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Address: Localita Vulcanello | Isola di Vulcano, 98050 Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Isola Vulcano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Isola Vulcano
#1 Luxury Hotel in Isola Vulcano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Therasia Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the island of Vulcano, surrounded by unspoilt nature with the open horizon of the Mediterranean sea, lies Therasia Resort.The hotel is perched at the top of a promontory, overlooking the faraglioni of Lipari in the enchanting tranquillity the Aeolian Islands. The hotel’s light shades superbly contrast with the black volcanic stone, while the harmonious décor united with elegant furnishings give the hotel a welcoming, warm atmosphere. ... more   less 
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