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Hotel Principe di Salina
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Malfa
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Still smiling from our fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

My wife and I miss this hotel. The views, the pool and the staff and we've only been away for five days. We had spent two great nights in Palermo following our fantastic wedding in Ireland and ever since we booked our trip to Salina and the room at hotel Principe di Salina, we knew this would be the start of the honeymoon. We were not disappointed. The staff were so friendly, relaxed and helpful. We just lay by the pool with its great sea view and Stromboli smoking away in the horizon for the first couple of days and enjoyed lunch there, the stuffed calamari was amazing. The food on this island is phenomenal.

The hotel is just a five minute walk to the piazza of Malfa. My wife and i loved it there watching the locals go about their business and seeing fellow tourists drift through whilst playing cards and enjoying the Malfa produced wine, Perciato. The hotel was so close yet a complete oasis of calm. There is also a place to hire scooters and the CITIS bus stop two minute walk away which was great to get around the island.

For our one week anniversary i wanted to treat my wife to breakfast on our balcony. When the staff knew of my intentions they all ran about helping pull it all together with a bigger tray, coffee pots etc. Fantastic service and that breakfast was one of our honeymoon highlights.

Looking forward to visiting the hotel and Malfa for an anniversary.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheMcWoods
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

As a previous reviewer has said this is an excellent base from which to explore Salina and the surrounding islands and would agree with their comments on the hotel. We stayed five nights last month. It should have been six but we were unable to reach the island from Milazzo as no ferries or hydrofoils were running because of high winds. The owners were very accommodating about this and in addition had our bedroom TV tuned to BBC News as there is only WiFi in the reception area. Armed with bus and ferry time tables there are lovely walks to Pollara and Rinella and we spent the day on Panarea. The hotel recommended L'Alumaredda close by and we ate there every night. The terrace at the Hotel Signum is a pleasant place for a drink in the evening. This is a lovely hotel and a great place to just relax by the infinity pool with a view across to Stromboli. When we were there there were only a couple of other people staying and we often had the pool area to ourselves. We shall definitely go back as it is a lovely place to relax.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank saw1954
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Cambridge
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89 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Principe di Salina in Malfa for two days at the end of May 2013.
When we arrived by taxi we were surprised to pull up not in front of an imposing hotel but what appeared to be a small adobe hut. Entering the building all became clear with a lift taking us down to the reception and then down a further two floors to the rooms and swimming pool. The hotel is built very cleverly and attractively down the hillside. The rooms were reasonably furnished, the bathroom had small shower but was well equipped with toiletries. French doors opened from the bedroom onto a veranda. The continental buffet breakfast was good with homemade cakes and fresh coffee or cappuccino.
Malfa is small and quite quiet, there is not a lot to do, an ideal place to chill out. When we visited there only seemed to be two restaurants open, the food was good in both. The bar opposite the main square served good lunchtime snacks and an Aperol spritzer in the evening. It also seemed to be the place where local workmen stopped for a drink before going home after work.
From Malfa we travelled by local bus to Santa Marina and Lingua, if we had stayed longer we would have visited Rinella and Pollara.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HappyJJ
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We went to the Hotel Principe di Salina at the very end of the season (last week of september) and it was a great experience. The hotel was very clean, an oasis of quietness and relaxing; the staff was super friendly and helpful - we felt very much at home. Sadly the hotel restaurant was closed at this point, but there were plenty in Malfa (and other villages) where we could go for dinner.
We can definitely recommend the hotel with its lovely pool, the AMAZING views and great service - and we'll be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EGiselbrecht
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

I travelled to Salina during the first week of July. The weather was warm and the island yet to receive the hordes of tourist that hit the shores in August. The hotel is the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries. It is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Malfa, and the beach can be reached with a pleasant 15-minute walk down pretty alleyways, although the infinity pool was very inviting and saw me swimming there most afternoons.
If you cant switch off, there is free wireless in the common areas.
The staff and owners are a delight - attentive without being intrusive, showing us real Aeolian hospitality. Breakfast is a full buffet of sweet and savoury, and they were particularly attentive to my requirements of no carbohydrates. The chef is exceptional, and dinners on the terrace looking over the sunset to the east and Stromboli to the west, were a daily pleasure.
This comes with Tobago as my favourite destination ever - and I hope to come back next year!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fralombardi
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Germany, Stuhr
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Up to now we have been already 4 times
in Principe di Salina, in 2007, 2008, 2009 and now in 2012. Of course this tour will lead us again to Sara, Gaetano, Denise, Rosa, Maria …. in Principe.

The previous ratings you already can read a lot of good reports and we can confirm all this.
Very, very amiable people, wonderfull views to the sea, loveable hotel with cordial details, no extravagance therefore many charm.

There is rarely something more beautiful than enjoying the great cuisine and having the grandiose view to the sea in the evening.

Over this is to say that the Eolian Islands are a very worthwhile destination. Every island has his own nature his special character. In summer 2012 we are going to travel again at first to Filicudi after this to Salina finally to Stromboli, of course with a climb to the top of the volcano.

At the beginning it is to say that we love South Italy and especially Sicily and the Eolian Islands. In the past we often travelled there and over this we made 5 tours with our bicycles in South Italy. But on all these travels we found no loveable place like the Eolian Islands.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peter W
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Wonderful stay at Il Principe. The hotel is beautifully done, with a lovely pool area and terrace, peaceful rooms with a small terrace each, and fantastic views where you can watch the sun set over Stromboli. The restaurant does excellent food, and the owners make you feel very welcome. They went above and beyond for us, not least zooming off to Rinella at night time to look for a lost passport. I'd go back any time.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kate876
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Property: Hotel Principe di Salina
Address: Via Nazionale 3, 98050 Malfa, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Isola di Salina > Malfa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Malfa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Malfa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Principe di Salina 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
***NEW MANAGEMENT 2017*** Welcome to the Boutique Hotel Principe di Salina ****, the jewel of Salina Island, in the heart of the Aeolian Islands. The breathtaking views of Stromboli, Panarea and the limitless Aeolian Sea set the tone for your stay - an oasis of refinement in a rugged natural setting. Each of the 12 guestrooms is elegantly appointed and features a private terrace overlooking the picturesque landscape and sea. Luxe amenities, boutique hospitality and classic Sicilian touches welcome you, and the infinity pool and geothermal spa tub transport you to pure bliss. Nestled among the vineyards of Malvasìa (local sweet vine), this charming boutique hotel was designed in the traditional Aeolian style influenced by Sicily invasions during history. It is the ideal setting for your holidays, weddings, events and celebrations, with manicured grounds including an indoor living area with computer, libraries and fire place, extra spacious terraces and solarium and outstanding restaurant della casa that allows you to dine intimately, or cater your gathering. A holiday at Principe di Salina is far from ordinary. And will bring you closer to those you love. ... more   less 
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Principe Di Salina Malfa
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