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“Delightful spot to enjoy Salina”

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Hotel Mercanti di Mare
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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Delightful spot to enjoy Salina”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We chose to stay at Mercanti di Mare because of its proximity to the port in Santa Marina. It is a short and easy walk to the hotel - far enough from the bustle of the arriving ferries to be relaxing and close to everything including the bus stops. Dario, our host, was extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel has a relaxed laid-back feel that suits this beautiful island. We too
K one if the front balcony rooms and certainly enjoyed sitting outside watching the world go by and the sea lapping against the small pebble beach in front of the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable with a pleasant blue and white decor. Breakfasts are adequate. An enjoyable and convenient spot to enjoy this beautiful island.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Devon, England
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We enjoyed our brief stay in this lovely hotel.It was comfortable,clean, well-appointed and most of all we enjoyed having our own private little terrace overlooking the beach, with marvellous rattan chaises longues to sit on. It was end of season and hardly anyone around so it felt as though we had the whole place to ourselves. No breakfast offered at this time of year (even though the Booking.com page includes it), but that didn't matter as there is a great bar almost next door.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zoeterwoude, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Excellent location, great atmosphere and extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff (Dario and Serena). Highly recommended and the perfect place to start your vacation/visit to beautiful Salina. Regards from a well travelled couple who are Italy lovers residing in the Netherlands.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We just lobbed on Salina with nothing booked. As we trudgedt toward town from the boat we saw this wonderful little hotel right at the port. Luckily there was a vacancy and the lady even gave us a discount because we were late. Later on we attended the bar and were given friendly and prompt service including snacks by Dario and Serena. We only intended staying two nights and ended up staying six. The room was great with a large balcony and the atmosphere is very laid back and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

A terrific place to stay. Close to the port and the best gelato on the island. We had a room that slept four people. It was a little tight but the room had a very large balcony where we had lunch and could watch the passing parade of people as it overlooked the piazza and a little bar next to the church. Dario recommended Trattoria Cucinotta for dinner. This was the best meal we had the whole time we were in Italy! Salina truly is a beautiful place to visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

I was extremely sick when we got to Salina for our two night stay. So, I wasn't able to see much of the island or enjoy the trip too much.

However, I did think Hotel Mercanti di Mare was an excellent location, the room was quite nice, and the staff was really friendly. The Internet was weird - it worked well on my Tablet but my phone wouldn't connect properly due to being sent to a webpage that was potentially too harmful and I couldn't figure out how to turn off that additional security.

No one on the island really knows much English (but this was standard everywhere we stayed in Sicily) and the hotel office was often closed. But, by going to the Tarnav office next door, hotel staff could be paged and then they were quite helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

If you like a non-pretentious environment, simple but good taste décor, all comforts and friendly management, no need to look further than the Mercanti di Mare hotel when staying in Salina. We went to the island of Salina to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. In October the island is quiet and we found what we were looking for. Maybe in full season the island and the village centre is busy with noise from people having a good-time holiday. We had one of the two rooms with a big terrace which had a limited but good view. The breakfast terrace has a superb view onto the sea and the other islands in the distance. We booked in for 3 nights, stayed 5 and would have stayed longer if transport for our return trip was available. Breakfast is good but does not include sausage, ham, cheese etc. Remember though, you’re in a part of Europe where this is not the tradition. If you are looking for this then you’d be advised to stay in a big hotel where you may find a large buffet breakfast with sweet and savoury dishes. There are rooms on the ground floor which I think are cheaper, without a view but still charming with the simplistic decor. On the first floor there are four rooms with two of them having a big terrace and view (more expensive). Maintenance on the hotel is up and date and everything is clean and well presented. Management is very friendly and helpful. All in all, simplicity at its best and at an affordable price. We’ll be back.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Mercanti di Mare
Address: Piazza Santa Marina Salina 7, 98050 Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Isola di Salina > Santa Marina Salina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Santa Marina Salina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mercanti di Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Purpose of serenity where you can find moments of true hospitality and comfort, and feeling part of island’s daily life.Mediterranean lights and colors will just keep you company since sun rise on the characteristic absolute white terrace. In our location you’ll be dandled by the light sea breeze and by the luxuriant mountain’s scent breath. ... more   less 
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