My husband and our two daughters (ages 7 and 9) spent 6 days here in July. It was the photo on their website that sold me....such a stunning location, complete with pool for my girls. It did not disappoint. The owner, Christian, is incredible. Our Italian is minimal, so thankfully his English was excellent! And he could not have been more helpful -- restaurant recommendations, arranging a boat trip, assisting when our 7-year-old got sick (even giving us a new thermometer he had). He went above and beyond, which was so appreciated given that it was our first time in Lipari.
When we arrived, I'll admit we were surprised. The hotel was much larger than we had imagined...and it appeared stuck in time. But I mean that in the best way -- it could actually be a movie set! It had such charm and character. Now, if you prefer new and modern and uber-fancy, this is not the place for you. But if you have come to holiday on Lipari and want to experience something special, you will enjoy this place. The public spaces as well as the rooms are clean and our bathroom had been updated, which was nice. The breakfast was standard but there was a nice selection, which included fresh fruit. It was my husband's birthday and I had asked Christian to set up a special breakfast, which he accommodated, even providing a beautiful tart that they made on the premises. The swimming pool was amazing, but by far my favorite spot was the ocean access off the back of the hotel. My daughters and I swam and snorkeled there multiple times and it was heaven (just watch out for sea urchins on the rocks!). As for the shuttle, it was nice to have on our way to dinner, although we did the walk to town a few times, which took about 10 minutes. Overall, we loved it and will be back again....someday. It was a great spot!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Carasco, an elegant Mediterranean structure, directly by the sea, is in an ideal position to enjoy, undisturbed, panorama of the bay and ancient acropolis, all a few hundred yards from the small port and central square of Marina Corta. On our already competitive discount prices we offer an additional discount of 50% for youngsters up to 16 years and 15% for honeymooners, university students, scuba divers, and over 60's. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carasco Hotel Lipari