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Hotel Corsaro
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Nicolosi
Certificate of Excellence
Siggiewi, Malta
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Hreat hotel, good service and breathtaking views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2009

When i found this hotel, i was looking to try to stay on the etna as high up as possible... and as advertised, this hotel was the perfect choice. we arrived at this hotel at night (one must note that late night reception is not available, and therefore if you plan to arrive there very late, you must make arrangements with the hotel) the room was huge, and the beds are very comfy, tv set was nice and they offer wifi internet in the rooms. bathroom is also quite good. breakfast was great too and there was a good variety of items to chose from.

the view from the room was incredible, both during the day and at night. overlooking catania from such altitute and the views of the etna volcano on the other side... it was simply breathtaking.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2009

We have stayed at Hotel Corsaro several times over the last few years - in fact, whenever we visit Mount Etna. Large, comfortable rooms, superb food (plentiful breakfasts and good value evening meals), friendly, helpful staff and now free wi-fi access as well. The facilities are excellent with good parking, and the hotel is only a short walk from the cable car station at Rifugio Sapienza. Ideal for both the serious volcano/mountain trekker and the tourist needing a comfortable base for a short visit. If you are staying at Hotel Corsaro, you may also like to visit
http://www.winstercavers.org.uk for further information about walking on Mount Etna.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2009

We were pleasantly surprised with Hotel Corsaro - our room was huge (designed for 4 people and thus included a bunk bed, which we didn't need, as well as a king) and very nice. Everything was clean, and the bathroom was modern and well appointed, too.

There is an electric heater in the room, which really helps warming it up (even in May, it can be quite cold at 3000m) - just don't forget to unplug the heater during the night since it is very noisy (the bed's cover is warm enough so you don't need it). Apart from the heater, though, it was very quiet.

The hotel itself has a bit of a rustic feel, but not outdated, and the breakfast/dining area looks quite classy. Breakfast was good (nothing spectacular, though), as was dinner. I'd suggest to avoid eating there at noon, unless you fancy a room full of day-trip tour groups ;-)

The location is close to the cable way which brings you up to Etna's top, only about 5 Minutes walk. If you leave the hotel, you have nice views of Etna and its smoking craters as well as the plains up to Catania and the sea.

The only thing I missed at Hotel Corsaro was a sauna, which would have been "heaven" after a long day of hiking... :-)

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Corsaro
Address: Via Nazionale Per L Etna KM 16,000, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Nicolosi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Nicolosi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Corsaro 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highest hotel on Etna volcano, just 300m far from cable car station; best base for excursions and winter sports. Excellent cooking in restaurant. ... more   less 
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Corsaro Hotel Nicolosi
Hotel Corsaro Nicolosi, Italy - Sicily

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