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“Nice Modern Hotel in Good Location”
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Hotel La Bussola
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Milazzo
Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice Modern Hotel in Good Location”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Had to Stay in Milazzo as a result of a weather based delay for catching that Dream Day Trip to the Aeolian Islands. Lovely Modern Hotel. Excellent Location (250 metres) from the Departure Port for the day Cruise Companies and Hydrofoil Operators. Clean Efficient and Good Service. Reception Staff who Went that extra Mile. Free Wifi throughout the Hotel. Breakfast could have been better, Meats and cheeses could have been a little better presented. However Plenty of everything. Good.

Room Tip: Room close to Lift can be a little noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

After a very long trip to reach Milazzo I was terrible tired and the night was incredible hot, we arrived at La Bussola . The hotel is clean , the room has a good size, its nice with a new furniture. Bathroom is clean . After a second that we were there we realized that the AC was not working , we called and they said that they fix it. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant on the terrace. Incredible hot , food was average., but the people are extremely nice a friendly. The restaurant service is mediocre. Back to the room , of course the AC was not working , they continue to say that was the right temperature , basically they control the temperature from dawn stair and you can adjust just for 2 or 3 degree, anyway was not working at all , and in the room there was 28 degree with 3 people sleeping. Was a really a nightmare , I woke up with very strong head ache and I was really upset. During the night I called them but nothing changed. From them in the morning just I'm sorry but we never have this problem!!!!!!! Of course. !!!!!! .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Kiryat Gat, Israel
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Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed 3 days. The hotel takes place at the east side of the port which is still close to every restaurant or shopping store. The rooms are quite big, pretty, very clean and very stylish. Also we had balcony to the port view. Not really much to see. In our deal we ate breakfast and it was delicious.

  • Stayed August 2013
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at this hotel because it is close to the ferries to the Aeolian islands. Here are a few things I wanted to share with fellow travelers.

1. The hotel is beautifully decorated. It has a great modern feel with great paintings and furnishing.

2. We visited in June. While it wasn't sweltering it was warm. The first night I woke up hot and sweaty. I called the front desk, apparently they set the temperature for you at 22, and then at some point in the night the AC will go off. If you like it really cold, you need to ask the front desk to turn it down for you.

3. One pleasant surprise was this great terrace in the front. Great place to sit and watch the boats come in and out of the harbor.

4. Food was good and the service was good. I would say about half of the staff spoke enough english to get what you needed.

5. We used the garage in the back for our car. Good too because the side of the town that this hotel is on looks a little deserted. I would not feel comfortable leaving it on the street.

Room Tip: Room 245 faces the back and has a small balcony overlooking the street to the rear of the hotel. Whi...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We didn't expect a lot from Milazzo, and planned just to visit the islands, so the Hotel La Bussola was a very pleasant surprise - the room was very comfortable and with a lovely balcony overlooking the port. The bed was very comfortable and the shower fantastic! Dinner at the hotel restaurant was delicious and not too expensive. Car parking wasn't a problem, although there was an extra charge to park in the hotel car park.
Location couldn't be better, just a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal to get to the islands, and a lovely stroll up the promenade in the evening was great, with lots of good restaurants and bars in the town. Milazzo castle is worth a visit, very interesting, although we went in the evening and the main Norman section was closed. The duomo and views from the castle mount are worth the walk.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view if possible
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 7, 2013

My friend and I came to Milazzo to catch a ferry to visit the Aeolian Island. We stayed at this hotel for two nights. It's new, nice and clean! We also visited the town itself. It has a beautiful castle and a promontory with breathtaking views!
The personnel at the hotel is very polite and helpful. We enjoyed very much our stay there and definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Hognoul, Liege, Belgium
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hotel is conveniently situated, close to the port from where the ferries and excursions boats leave to Eolian islands. Friendly staff, very helpfull. Small garage facility for a nominal charge.
Large clean rooms and good breakfast

Room Tip: Front rooms have a view on the sea but are a bit noisy. Back rooms have no view but are very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel La Bussola
Address: Via Bixio, 10/11/12, 98057 Milazzo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Milazzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Milazzo
#4 Business Hotel in Milazzo
#6 Romantic Hotel in Milazzo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel La Bussola 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect location on the route of anyone who is traveling to Milazzo – for leisure or work – to discover and visit both on summer and winter the Aeolian Islands and much more. After a full corporate restructuring, Hotel La Bussola offers to its Guests a warm hospitality in a very relaxing and comfortable location, either for businessmen and tourists. Its modern and refined style, the warranty of comfort and the wide range of offers and innovative services aim to give you a holiday of real wellness. The Hotel has 26 rooms with all comforts, free Wi-Fi connection, fitness room, a lounge bar where you can sip a cocktail or dedicate for reading, a roof garden with an amazing sight of the sea, and meeting spaces for business briefings, meetings and conventions, with starters, buffet and working breakfast or lunch. In a spacious loft inside the Hotel, there is the well-known Sofia’s Bistrot, with typical national and international dishes and all the passion and professionalism that set us apart from decades. Hotel La Bussola offers fully customized solutions for the organization of the most important events and can meet all Guest’s needs – both groups or individual – thanks to its high quality and efficient services. All the Guests are accomodated by our professional and multilingual staff, always in full disposal, in order to satisfy every kind of request, from the check-in until the departure. ... more   less 
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