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“Absolutely Charming”
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Hotel Santa Marina
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Absolutely Charming”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I had booked for 3 days, but fell in love with Santa Marina--both the town and the hotel--so I stayed an extra 3 days. I was in two different rooms and loved both of them--the Sicilian lace on the windows, the antique floor tiles, and the old prints on the walls. The first room was on the non-port side and had a view of Stromboli. It had no terrace, but it was quiet and comfy. My second room faced the port and was noisier--neighbors and ferry noises--though nothing that would bother most people, and nighttime was quiet. That room had a gorgeous large terrace that was conducive to writing and dreaming. The breakfast terrace way on top with its amazing views can also be used for an evening aperitivo. I have a food allergy, and the owner was very accommodating to my needs for breakfast. By the way, the owner Francesco is every bit as charming as his hotel. The other great thing about the hotel is its location--just a few steps from the main shopping street, and a block from the port. (I noticed most hotels in town were way up a steep hill, and I was glad I didn't have to carry my luggage that far.)

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Again, this is rated for what it is; not a Hilton or Sofitel but a small hotel providing fantastic views and ambience, handy to the port and town centre, without being right on top of it, a friendly atmosphere and professional no-fuss service and support.

I arrived with a damaged knee and was thoughtfully place in a ground-floor room, right off the lobby. The room was spacious, bright, clean and well-appointed. The terrace breakfast area on the third floor roof was a delight with views to the port, Lipari, Panarea and Stomboli; and on a clear day to Etna on Sicily and to the Calabrian coast. Breakfast was simple, fresh and copious: the coffee was delicious. The elevator was a boon for me, though the stairs are much quicker for the more able bodied. A short walk brings you to any one of several restaurants, to the port to explore the other islands or to the bus stop to explore other villages on the island, each with there own pleasures, views and eating places - as well as some wineries.

Don't miss the Eolian Islands. Hotel Santa Marina is a great central base from which to explore them.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

Located in the centre of the island this hotel is a wonderful place to stay. The owner is extremely kind and friendly and have us amazing suggestions for enjoying the island.
Breakfast is served on a terrace with a wonderful seaside view.
I strongly recommend this hotel which is perfect for a romantic holiday.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

We stayed at Hotel Santa Marina for 2 nights in August 2011. The hotel was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and the hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The only problem is that we were only there for 2 nights - next time 7 nights - and the same hotel - it was perfect!!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

Nice rooms and good location but for us it was spoilt by the acoustics of the hotel. We were on the floor below the roof terrace and in the afternoon/evenings when we like to have a mid afternoon nap after lots of sightseeing, swimming and exploring there was lots of noise from the terrace and in the morning the noise of everyone going to breakfast - opening and closing doors etc was all super amplified - impossible to sleep through - plus you could hear really loud the noise of breakfast plates being put away etc. It may be ok if you are a heavy sleeper or early riser but we were looking for a very restful holiday catching up on a lot of lost sleep and unfortunately I came back more tired than I went and very glad to be back in my quiet flat for a proper uninterrupted nights sleep.
Other points to mention- roof terrace bar/breakfast area is stunning as are the terraces attached to 2 larger rooms they have. The family who run it are very nice and friendly. Breakfast is not amazing but provides everything you basically need.

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Property: Hotel Santa Marina
Address: Via Enzo Geraci 4, 98050 Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Isola di Salina > Santa Marina Salina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Santa Marina Salina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Santa Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the 1850s, along the Santa Marina waterfront, an ancient building was used to welcome and host the many merchants who, at that time, were attracted to Salina. The structure, whose name was Sajeva Hotel, offered to the visitors the best comfort of that time, a charming hall used also as meeting space for commercial transactions of Malvasia wine. The Santa Marina Hotel has been created a few meters away from the original site from the Saija family, from the rehabilitation of an ancient structure with the purpose of recreating the atmosphere of the old Sajeva. All the rooms are furnished with original antiques from that golden age, during which Salina was the major commercial hub of the Aeolian Archipelagos. The four stars Hotel Santa Marina has 4 standard rooms, 3 standard rooms with view, 2 Jr Deluxe with private patios, and 2 suites (suitable for more than two guests). On the roof terrace, equipped with free wi-fi, hotel guests and their visitors have their breakfasts and happy hours, overlooking all the other islands of the archipelagos. The hotel is located along the waterfront, in the very centre of the Santa Marina Village, at 3-minutes walking distance from the harbour, few steps away from the Village's main street and square. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, mini-bar, security box, satellite TV and phone, while the staff offers a reservation service for the major tourist attraction of the island (e. g. land and sea excursions, museums' guided tours, thermal bath). Guests can also benefit from conventional prices with a choice of the best local Aeolian restaurants. ... more   less 
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