I really enjoyed staying at the Hotel Villagio primarily because of the location of my room. My room faced out onto the expanse of ocean, looking down from my balcony I could see the translucent water crashing against block volcanic rocks. I loved the sound of the ocean that would lull me off to sleep at night, this was often intercepted by the thunder of the erupting volcano. The rooms were very basic, but as I didnt spend any time in the room it didn't impact my trip at all. The room was very clean and cleaned daily. Outside the room are tables and chairs and a washing line. I actually really liked the holiday home feel to it with everyones towels and bathing suits drying in the afternoon. The only draw back to the rooms are noise, take earplugs if you don't want to hear other people. This worked for me. The room fridge was not working, get this checked out early as I discovered it should have been functional and this would have been handy.
Food wise there is a separate restaurant with-in the hotel but not part of the hotel. The staff are fantastic and the food is good. They will whip you up a morning omelette on request or whatever you desire. The hotel restaurant I would give miss, the food is ok but I felt by eating here I was missing all the great food to be had in the village. The continental breakfast was average, the coffee was not great. For lunch there is a fantastic wine bar just near the hotel called Pardes, they have a limited local produce menu, the salads and fresh juices were fantastic!
For internet the Wifi in the hotel is chargeable and only available in reception. Pardes do Wifi for free.
The hotel has it's own private beach with a great resource for hiring umbrellas, kayaks, chairs you name it. There are lots of rocky nooks and crannies to relax if you want to explore and get away from the crowds on the sandy beach. Take Snorkeling equipment with you and waterproof shoes designed to protect feed from rocks. I just tried to imagine it was reflexology every time I ouch, ouch ouched into the water.
The roof terrace is a lovely area particularly as the sun is setting, take a moment to sit up there and take in the golden light of the setting sun. Or in the evening it is great to sit up there and marvel at the amount of stars you can see in the sky at night.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Villagio and would return, its a great set up which enhances your Strombolli experience.
Remember to book the hotel pick up service from the Ferry, it's too far to drag bags.
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