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Grand Hotel Arciduca
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Lipari
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 15, 2011

Quite location, good breakfast, nice bedroom
Dinner quantity was really too low - wifi almost never working

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

The hotel is centrally located in a very quiet area and only a few minutes walk from the harbour. There are various restaurants on the waterfront where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and watch the people stroll by.
The hotel has a small swimming pool with sun beds but if they are taken there is also a roof terrace with whirlpool. Also a small gym.
The staff are very friendly, service good and the food is excellent. There was always a choice of fish, meat or vegetarian for main course and the starters naturally pasta., just how it should be in Italy.
We had a room with balcony overlooking the swimming pool. The room itself wasn't very large but very tastefully furnished with everything you need. No complaints.
Lipari is not a place where you go for a bathing holiday but ideal for boat trips to the various Islands, especially Stromboli and Vulcano.
Lipari has its own charm and we really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2010

For the rates they ask, this place is definitely not worth it. All the rooms and hallways are tiled so when someone walks above, below or outside your room, you will hear them. Then there's the piano player in the foyer who plays every night until midnight - and you will hear it from your room as it echos through the whole building. Hopefully you don't have to wake up early the next morning! Then there was the dripping water sound outside my window all night - when I complained about it, I was promised it would be fixed, but the next night it happened again. The staff at the front desk hardly speak any English so it's very difficult to communicate any problems or issues. Then there's the air-conditioning in the room: if you want to turn it on or off or change the temperature, you have to call reception to do it and hopefully they will understand what you are talking about. The only good thing about this place is the free shuttle bus to the port, but this is only to pick you up and drop you off when you arrive and leave; you can't use it while you're staying there (which would have been useful to go to the other islands during the stay). My advice is to avoid this place as there are better priced alternatives in Lipari.

  • Stayed: August 2010
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4  Thank Mike R
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

this hotel is wonderful. it's very clean and the service is excellent. It's very centrally located......I think it's "the best"

Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
Thank BridgetT1
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GHALipari, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Arciduca, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are elated to learn about your overall positive stay and that you particularly loved all our services.

We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again.

Warm regards,

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Reviewed September 6, 2008

This hotel was excellent. Very clean and great service. We were picked up and dropped off at the ferry. Small pool area but there was always space for a sunbed. Definately recommend it!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank J076
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Reviewed May 25, 2008

What a lovely hotel. I travelled with my mum to Lipari and we stayed 4 nights. The hotel is clean and we found the staff helpful and courteous. The room was clean, a good size and serviced with clean towels daily. Our room rate included breakfast daily which offered a great choice of foods. The location was quiet which is a bonus when you need a good night's sleep. It was a short and comfortable walk into the centre for all restaurant and shopping needs. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Summer-Ways
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GHALipari, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Arciduca, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are elated to learn about your overall positive stay and that you particularly loved all our services, our breakfats and the great choice of food, our rooms and the location.

We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again.

Warm regards,

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Reviewed December 14, 2007

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful week at the Arciduca.

Our highlight was the quality of food which was excellent. Every evening we were able to choose from some fabulous dishes. Prices were good for the quality and the wine choices were also excellent (although not cheap for all).

The rooms were clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. My girlfriend loved the bathrooms - a week link on trips elsewhere).

However, what really made the hotel different was the welcome. This is a family run hotel and it showed. The team were always hospitable and extended every effort to ensure we were comfortable and having a good time! This really counted for us.

Lipari itself is something of a wonder. This small island has history, some wonderful beaches and a town centre with lots to offer all.

We took boat trips to Stromboli and Vulcano - both fascinating destinations.



If we return to Lipari we will come back to Arciduca without question.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank LondonChablis
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GHALipari, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Arciduca, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Dear Guest,

Thank you for recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are elated to learn about your overall positive stay and that you particularly loved our dishes and that our rooms were clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. .

We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again.

Warm regards,

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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Arciduca

Address: Via Giuseppe Franza Lipari, 98055, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Lipari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lipari
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lipari
Price Range: $114 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Arciduca 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Among the multi-coloured Aeolian houses of Lipari’s historic centre stands a romantic little cluster of three buildings: the Grand Hotel Arciduca, named in honour of Louis Salvator, Archduke of Austria. The Hapsburgs’ opulence combines with Sicilian styles from the end of the 19th century to create a summer palace. The bedrooms are elegant, public areas are warm and welcoming and the service is excellent. The restaurant terrace overlooks the heated swimming-pool with its hydromassage, set among the colours and perfumes of Mediterranean shrubs. A sun terrace, a gym and a games room complete the ideal setting for a holiday on Lipari. Just a few steps away is the square of Marina Corta, by the fishermen’s port and the hydrofoil dock. The little beach of Portinente is a two-minute walk and the colourful little shops and boutiques in the town centre can be reached in a couple of minutes more. Those in search of culture, on the other hand, have only a 5-minute walk to reach Lipari’s Castle, which has a museum and an archaeological garden, and the Cathedral with its cloister. ... more   less 
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