This was our third visit to Lipari and on each occasion we have stayed at a different hotel.
2006 Grand Hotel Arciduca; small room and pool area, not enough sun beds, good breakfast
2009 Hotel Aktea; great room and bathroom, excellent pool, however now overpriced
2011 Hotel Villa De Pasquale:
We spent a portion of our trip to Southern Italy in Lipari and decided to try this hotel, however we were hugely disappointed.
The room was quite small but was neat and tidy. The bathroom is ok, however the shower is tiny. The TV only had limited Italian channels and no English channels. The bed was quite uncomfortable (hard) and the rooms were extremely noisy. We could hear noises from the rooms next door, anybody talking at reception and within the hall way - not relaxing.
The pool area was nice with a good size pool and enough sun beds with a nice view, although shared with the owner and his grand daughter which felt quite awkward.
The breakfast was poor, with very limited choice and limited quantity.
Overall we felt like we were staying at a strangers house and therefore never felt comfortable at this hotel, if anything we felt quite awkward staying here. The owner's assistant Newton was nice and helpful and did try his best but this was not enough.
I would not recommend this hotel and would not stay here again.
One tip, if you want to take a chance at staying at this hotel I would recommend booking as late as possible. During our stay the rates dropped by 60 euro per day from the time we booked (which was a month before), I guess due to supply and demand.
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18 August 2011
I'd like to underline that last-minute-prices are allowed and widely practiced by hotels to sell the last free rooms to last minute clients . We prefer not to comment any more and leave other consideations to very careful readers.
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