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Villa Augustus
Ranked #33 of 33 Hotels in Lipari
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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“EXCELLENT”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Kudos all around. One of the bet experiences in my travels.
Everything about the Hotel is as stated and more. Location is superb, the staff courteous and always willing to help with a smile, value for the $$ is outstanding.

Keep up the good work !

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Grassington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

This is an old fashioned hotel in the colonial style, much in need of refurbishment, located in a side street close to the ferry terminal. The staff are uninterested in, and disengaged from, clients. No enthusiasm or desire to go the extra mile. The bedrooms are adequate, clean(ish) and reasonably comfortable. Air conditioning didn't work in my room, though it wasn't too hot and there was a ceiling fan. Traffic noise a problem. Breakfast pretty dismal with little fresh produce. Wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Villa Augustus is a really interesting building with a relaxing atmosphere. We stayed for 3 nights and were very impressed with it. Its location is absolutely perfect being a 5 to 10 minute easy walk from the main ferry port and a pleasant walk through the town to the smaller port where the tour boats leave from.

The room was clean, well sized with a comfy, firm bed and a fridge. The room was off a jasmin scented courtyard and it was lovely to sit outside with a book and a drink. The breakfast was good with a wide variety of food which is quite unusual in Sicily. The staff were very helpful and pleasant.

Would definitely book again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We chose Villa Augustus in part for ease of ferry access. To get closer to the deep-water dock where the ferries arrive, you'd have to sleep on a gangplank. Post office, grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants -- pretty much everything you want is just steps away, and the not-too-be missed museum is an easy though uphill walk.

We had two rooms of equal size. The one for a single traveler had two twin beds and the triple added a couch/bed. The rooms had mini refrigerators (extra cost to add an ice block), safes, good pillows, small bathrooms.

The lobby includes a television space and a recreation space with a piano, two guitars, a chess board and decks of cards.

On some shifts the front desk was staffed with an English-speaker, which was helpful and appreciated.

Water restrictions meant undrinkable tap water and no sink laundering.

The room, breakfast and staff were more than satisfactory. The only reason for the middling rating was the location of our triple room -- facing a busy street and roundabout. Traffic calmed down late at night but an afternoon rest was impossible. With another Vespa buzzing by every three seconds it was like napping at a chain saw demonstration.

Also should add that we were there earlier this week, in the busiest part of the summer. Your experience some other time/season may be different.

Would I stay there again? Yes. With a room on the quiet side of the building or maybe on the top floor, it'll be the perfect base next time.

Room Tip: Ask for the roof terrace or the quiet side of the building.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Magny-le-Hongre, France
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

We stayed 2 nights in Villa Augustus and loved it. We were initially given a room in the patio but on request (and at a small fee) we changed to a room on the top floor with a terrace. Definitely a great move. It had a private terrace that led onto a common terrace, what a beautiful room! The small bathroom had a funny shower (no basin but directly on the tiled floor) but the mild inconvenience was quickly forgotten. It was peaceful and quiet, the hotel is a former country house converted into a hotel in the 50s and still run by the same family. Beautifully decorated. Breakfast was the best we had in Sicily. Perfect location, right in the centre of Lipari.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Sound an oasis with its welcoming jasmin perfume coming from its trees. Italian and continental breakfast. The hotel helped out as well for the excursions making phone calls to find out which companies will go out, fares and when. Very good taste in the interiors designs (carpets, amphora, furniture ..

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hillegom
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

For sure this is not the most comfortable or luxurious hotel on the planet but the atmosphere is just great! It is a pretty place and staying here feels more like staying at a friends' place than actually staying at a real hotel. The rooms are average and the shower is unbelievably tiny but who cares considering the central location of the place and the beautiful details indoors (stairs, pictures, furniture, everything in a bric-a-brac style. And i also loved eating capers for breakfast! Breakfast is a bit dull here but the capers on top of my cheese-sandwhich make up for a lot that is missing. This is not the place-to-be for the spoiled traveller but if you like hotels that did not come out of pre-fab catalogue then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Augustus
Address: Vicolo Ausonia 16, 98050, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Lipari
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #33 of 33 Hotels in Lipari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Augustus 3*
Number of rooms: 248
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