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“Undiscovered Jewel”
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Hotel A Pinnata
Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Lipari
Melbourne
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“Undiscovered Jewel”
Reviewed August 18, 2009

We arrived at the ferry port at Lipari to a waiting van driven by Danillo who drove us, during our 7 night stay, anywhere we wanted to go (for free) including the centre of town, Hotel Tritone (a sister hotel), Cannetto Beach, Marina Corta and the restaurants owned by the Bernadi family, being Filipinno and E Pulera.
He drove us to the wonderful hotel of A Pinnata perched on the hillside in a great location overlooking the whole town of Lipari, Baia Pignataro, the old walled city and the island of Volcano.
Our room (Capricornio) was spacious with a shaded balcony, and was spotlessly clean and serviced every day with clean towels and robes. We were also provided with beach towels on every occasion that we needed them.
The hotel manager (Antonello) could not do enough to assist us, including organising transfers with Danillo at whatever time suited us to whatever drop off point, booking restaurants and boat tours and checking the time of the ferry. Nothing was too much trouble.
Breakfast was served between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and included cereal, fresh fruit, pastries, bread, cheese & meats,yoghurt, tea and coffee. A great light breakfast to start the day!!
This hotel made a wonderful stay in Lipari unforgettable.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 14, 2009

Hotel APinnata is small gorgeous, tranquil hotel overlooking the sea and marina of Lipari. Antonello, the manager, was extremely helpful & sent the very kind Donillo to pick me up at the ferry as soon as I arrived. I stayed for 3 nights/4 days here.

My spotless room was huge with a matching large terrace overlooking the breath-taking view of the marina and sea. I watched the Vulcano on the other island erupt and smoke as I lounged eating my breakfast sent up each morning by calling room service. You can also go down for breakfast and there are more choices there. The hotel must be fairly new as everything is spotless and so well kept. The room had a mini bar/fridge, a safe, a massage shower, & great remote control a/c.

There is a bus stop a bit down the road that you can take to/from town or the very local beach but if you ask at reception Donillo would also be happy to take you for free. The bus makes a last pick up in the center of town at 11pm.

For dinner in Lipari I highly highly recommend eating at both Il Filipino and E' Pulera. I had some amazing dishes at both! I think the hotel owns these restaurants and both are so good!!! Delicious and the restaurants for both were lovely.

One thing to note- I was traveling alone and loved hotel A Pinnata’s spotless, tranquil, beautiful room/setting. However, for single travelers you may wish to stay more in the center of town as it is easier to do more things.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel A Pinnata
Address: Porto Pignataro SNC | Baiapignatro, 98055, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Lipari
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Lipari
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel A Pinnata 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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