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“Comfortable room with nice terrace and beautiful view”
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Hotel La Canna
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Filicudi
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london
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“Comfortable room with nice terrace and beautiful view”
Reviewed August 26, 2010

We stayed at this hotel for six days in June 2010 as part of a longer holiday exploring Palermo, other Aeolian islands and Cefalu. The owner, Vincenzo, met us off the ferry and drove us up the long hill road to the hotel which is perched on cliffs above the main port. Our room was comfortable (huge ensuite shower room) with the best part being the small terrace which looked out directly over the sea to the island of Salina in the distance. We could also watch the ferries (a handful a day) arriving at the port directly below us. Breakfast was served in different places according to the weather - on the terrace, by the pool or indoors if wet/windy. We thought the pool area was nicer than it looks on the website. The hotel also does dinner - choice of pasta starters with different sauces followed by fish course with vegetables or salad and a simple desert (eg fruit salad). The owner speaks some English but the waiters didnt - we speak a bit of Italian (though we're not hot on the Italian names of seafood and fish) so sometimes we took pot luck -everything was delicious. I guess if you dont speak any Italian you could ask to go to the kitchen and look!
We wanted to try some other restuarants on the island but found the people in the bar/restaurant next door to the hotel very unfriendly (we walked out in the end as we couldnt get served) and the other restaurant in the village wasnt opening until July. The other option is to go the port which is a bit of a trek without a car - however there's no need to go along the long winding road as there is a mule track from the hotel down to the port - you can walk down in about 20 minutes - takes longer to walk back up and is only for those who are fit, have sensible shoes and you need a torch to get back in the dark. Down at the port there were three restaurants and on our last night a rather trendy designer bar opened serving cocktails and tapas style food whcih was nice for a change.
On the day we were supposed to leave it was very windy so all the ferries were cancelled - and this was June not November - It seems that the hydrofoils from Palermo are particulalry prone to cancellation but on this particular day nothing was running to any of the islands from Malazzo or Messina either - so something to factor in if you are planning a holiday hopping from island to island. Leave a day spare and stay on the mainland so you dont miss your plane home! As no new people could arrive there was no problem keeping our room. And Vincenzo phoned our next hotel to tell them we were stranded! There isnt much to do on Filicudi except walk, look at the great views and eat - and if , like us, you are happy with this, then La Canna is a lovely base to do it from. You can walk to all the villages on the island, and also take a boat trip round the island.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights, had been before a few years ago. Nice setting up the hill from where the ferries dock, great views across to Salina. Good value, nice simple and clean rooms that open out to a terrace overlooking the sea. Evening meals are simple but good, mostly sea food. Breakfast is by the pool, just toast and jams and coffee made to order. Nice friendly staff. Be sure to go and have lunch at La Sirenna in Pecorini Mare, is just fab place for lunch, great food and great setting on the beach.
Only complaint at this hotel was that the owners seemed to use the pool with their young family and their friends all the time and they were really noisy, so that was not very relaxing and a bit annoying for us.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

Following an advice from book, we selected this hotel. We found it beautiful since the first sight. Wonderful view, attractive location. In addition to that, we had very high level food. It is perhaps a little pricey, but it's worth each single euro. Being on a hill, some walking is necessary to reach the sea; however the hotel has a well located swimming pool where you swim enjoying the landscape. If you prefer direct-on-beach location, I'd suggest the small hotel at Pecorini a Mare (La Sirena, if I remember well). Just seen, no direct experience.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2007

Staying in La Canna on Filicudi was one of the highlights of our trip travelling around Sicily.

The hotel was situated high above the Port, and commanded amazing veiws out to sea with some of the other Islands in the distance.

On arrival, the owner drove guests to the hotel with our luggage, which was very welcome, as the other way up and down to the Port is via some very steep steps (about 10 minute walk), so this hotel may not be ideal for people with disabilities.

The setting was beautiful, surrounded by foliage and fruit trees, and had a very peaceful feeling of being a little removed from the activity of the port (Which itself is hardly a metropolis!).

Our room was quite large, and had a lovely big terrace with sea veiws, and both the terrace and our rooms were done out in traditional Aolean style with Arabesque looking patterned tiling.

As we went early in the season there wern't many eating places open so we had to eat at the hotel. However this wasn't a problem, as it served very good home cooking with lots of fresh pasta, fish etc on a pretty terrace, again with great sea veiws. Breakfast was simple but delicious with lots of home made bread, jams, and fresh fruit.

The hotel was very reasonably priced, for such an amazing setting, good food and attractive rooms.

The Island of Filicudi itself was also a beatiful place to stay, although it was fairly quiet when we went (May), and not the place if you're looking for a hectic nightlife. But lots of great walking opportunities, beautiful scenery and peace and quiet. I would definately return to both Filicudi and La Canna again.

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  • Stayed May 2006, traveled as a couple
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Campagnano di Roma, Italy
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Reviewed February 25, 2006

My wife and I stayed at the La Canna for two weeks in November 2005. Our room, number 9, was far above the port of Filicudi and the views were absolutely fantastic. The room was large but a bit dark, while the bath was huge and well lit with two windows. We were the only guests at that time of year. The hotel is better suited to a summertime vacation and has a nice pool and lots of space to stretch out and relax while enjoying the views. Down side, at least when we were there, was the restaurant. The cooking was done most of the time by a well-intending Romanian woman but she had little knowledge of Italian Mediterranean cooking - dishes were very salty for one. The owner likes to fish from the pier every evening and comes back with fresh squid which was always very good. We also had our dog with us - no problems. Car park above the hotel near the pool. The price I paid was 54 euros per person, half-board.

  • Stayed November 2005
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Property: Hotel La Canna
Address: Via Roma 43, 98050, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Filicudi
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Filicudi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by vegetation in harmony with the landscape, thehotel, a traditional eolian house whose original structure hasbeen entirely presented, offers a splendid view. Common areasinclude fox example a parking area,a swimming pool with a solarium,and a coffeshop.The charming hotel is open the whole year long.All rooms have heating, air conditioning,private bathroom and shower, tv direct dial phone,security box and terrace with view to the sea. ... more   less 

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