We booked to stay at the Baia Portinenti as part of our honeymoon trip to the Aeolians and, although it seems a bit of a cliché to say it, every aspect of our trip was utterly fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for more. The staff at the hotel are absolutely exceptional - really kind, friendly and more than helpful. They made us feel totally at home, despite the fact that our Italian is practically non-existent, and really went out of their way to help make our trip hassle-free (which included helping us book excursions, check weather reports for Stromboli, use their internet for online check-in for our return journey and providing a free and reliable shuttle service on both arrival and departure).
The hotel itself has a great atmosphere and bags of character too - our room was very spacious and the beautiful décor throughout was very warm and romantic. We also had a balcony with a view of the ocean where we could sit sipping local wine and watching the yachts in the little cove below - what a privilege! The free breakfast was a bonus and very handy for those heading out on tours - and the coffee and pastries are particularly good. The hotel is also only about a 5-10 minute stroll from all the main shops and restaurants in Lipari and both marinas, so perfectly situated and very convenient for anything you might want to do (unlike maybe Acquacalda or Canneto areas). Lovely hotel, lovely staff. Wholeheartedly recommended! Thank you Baia Portinenti for a very memorable stay.
Traveller from London
This modern, whitewashed villa-style property is located in the ancient Italian town of Lipari, and is just 20 metres from …More
Located slightly south of town, about a 10 minute walk, on a quiet rocky point directly on the sea, the hotel offers dramatic views of the sea. The large pool is under the rooms and a winding walkway goes down to the sea for swimming off the rocks. There is a shuttle into town. The breakfast food and restaurant have fantastic views seaward. The walls between rooms are somewhat thin but the rooms themselves are spacious and well appointed with wood carvings. We visited in shoulder season and only about five rooms were occupied. High season would be very different but for the price this was an excellent choice near town but not in the bustle of the downtown.
Andy from New England
Hotel Carasco is a typical elegant Mediterranean architecture in the enchanting island of Lipari (the biggest of the Aeolian …More
This was a lovely hotel. Really great location that is just a few minute walk down to the main town. Pool was beautiful and could of easily enjoyed my stay lying by it the whole time. Staff were so friendly and attentive and really made the experience extra special. Has a massive breakfast buffet, lovely restaurant/bar area and the grounds are lovely. They also offer free shuttles to/from the port and to the local beach. The only negative I would say is the Double Economy room which we booked. It was two single beds pushed together, a tiny bathroom and the room generally looked like it hadn't been updated in about 20 years. The view from the room was however absolutely stunning as was the rest of the hotel so still a very positive stay! I would however suggest staying in something nicer than they Economy room if you can afford it.
Jono from Australia
The Hotel is an old 18th century villa, surrounded by white cottages in the eolian style, rises in panoramic position, to few …More
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