My husband and I researched a lot of hotels for our honeymoon before choosing Hotel Ravesi, and we were so pleased with the excellent service and stunning location (and value for money) that we encountered.
May is outside of high season, and this hotel has the perfect amount of privacy (as well as stunningly romantic views) that we were after for our Honeymoon. An ideal place to unwind, and for many days, the only 'guests' we shared the pool with were the geckos and birds. This is not the place you should stay if you are looking for action or activities and I would imagine not an ideal place to bring children The views over the sea, however, were incredible both day and night, especially seeing Stromboli's fires explode in the dark sky.
Senora Carla and her team were extremely warm and helpful throughout our stay. Everyone greets you with a smile and a 'ciao', and the staff can recommend many activities to do on Salina as well as tried to organise trips to the other islands (I say 'tried' because, unfortunately it was too windy for the excursion we had planned to go on). We later found out that Aeoli, the name of the archipelago, is derived from the word for wind in Italian, and there were several days on our stay that were so windy it prevented boats from departing.
There is no restaurant on the premises, however a great little trattoria is about five minutes walk from the hotel, and a smarter restaurant with an excellent wine list at the hotel next door (also about five minutes away). Senora Carla does hand-make most of the aperitivos, which are delicious local nibbles that are excellent accompaniments to a cocktail (Aperol Spritz) and best enjoyed watching the sun set by the pool side. Around lunch time it is a little tricky, as most of the village closes between the hours of 13:00 and 17:00, however a short bus ride into Santa Maria or Lingua provides more choice (Da Alfredo's cafe in Lingua is a must).
I would definitely come back!
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- Also Known As:
- Ravesi Hotel Malfa
- Hotel Ravesi Isola Di Salina, Italy - Malfa