Until three years ago my partner and I rarely went back to our holiday destinations. Variety, after all, is the spice of life. Since then we have been to the Therasia Resort 3 times. Nuff said. With a location as excellent as this they couldn't easily go wrong and they don't. The rooms are beautifully appointed. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food at the gourmet Cappero restaurant gets better every year and is now star quality. Don't miss it. Yes. Portions are small at the Cappero just as they are in all the food outlets apart from the breakfast buffet. The Therasia would not be the destination of choice for anyone who wants a 24-7 drip feed of sugar, fat and carb. The Therasia is just what a holiday destination for our times should be. You will probably leave in better health than when you arrived, having enjoyed wonderful produce in quantities that won't reduce your life expectancy an taken some opportunities for gentle or strenuous exercise. Skip the excellent shuttle sometimes. Take the beutiful walk to town. Walk up the volcano at least once. It's worth it.
I agree with the previous reviewer in respect of smoking in outside dining areas. There was a memorable occasion in the open air pool bar. Just as we were starting our salad, a couple sat down at the very next table and lit up- which was extraordinary since the entire restaurant was empty at the time. When we moved to another table, they complained to the waiter that we were being 'rude'. Some smokers, admittedly a minority, vent their frustration at the indoor ban by trying to make the outdoor space their own, intentionally making al fresco eating and drinking a no go zone for non-smokers. It can be a problem on the room balcony as well if a smoker is on the terrace next door. We had to change rooms at the Therasia 2 years ago for precisely that reason. But can the Therasia really be expected to take a lead by banning smoking from outdoor areas? Sadly, the al fresco nicotine cloud is the way of the world just at the moment and it needs to be addressed at governmental level. Someone should do a protest cover of the old Martha and the Vandellas track. "Everybody's smoking- they're smoking in the street".
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Therasia Hotel Isola Vulcano