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“Peaceful, great views, clean rooms with original paintings as well.”
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Villa Diana
Ranked #21 of 33 Hotels in Lipari
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We stayed at Villa Diana on Lipari as a base for island- hopping for the other volcanic islands.
It was a very relaxing place to stay: quiet except for the birdsong which gave the impression of being in the country. Set in gardens of orange and lemon trees and flowers which added to the view over the town and the sea behind.
Our room was very clean and had an open terrace in front but it also had some original Edwin Hunziker paintings as well.
Breakfast was quite adequate and we especially enjoyed the fresh bread and homemade orange and lemon marmalades. On windy days this was served in a beautiful room full of paintings and old furniture and on calmer days on another terrace again with the gorgeous view.
Having free WiFi was useful and everyone was happy to help and did not fuss.
I quite agree with the comments of "lorisz" but would add that yes it is a walk from the main street but not so tiring for a 67 year old and one can appreciate the silence when you return.
In my opinion 2 stars does not do it justice in particular when compared to a 3 star hotel on Stromboli, what a difference !
I would certainly recommend to friends and anyone wanting to visit the fascinating Aeolian Islands especially in Springtime.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Rooms: Decent size and neat rooms. A common courtyard with tables and chairs to have a drink or a meal whilst relaxing and enjoying the really good views of Lipari
Facilities: Free Wifi, No minibar/fridge in the room
Breakfast: A very limited spread
Staff: Helpful from a general hotel services perspective but did not provide much information on tours, places to see, local insight etc.
Location: A bit of walk from the city centre if you are carrying your luggage around

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2010

I stayed at Villa Diana for three days and absolutely fell in love with the place. Paolo and his sons run the place, along with some help from some locals. They were very helpful and at times talked to me at length about my travels and their life in Lipari. There are two different levels, the bottom rooms have a massive garden and the top ones have a magnificent terrace with a view that is simply outstanding. The hotel is a bit above the town, which makes it silent at night and away from the crowds, yet close enough to walk to the center and two main ports. I opted to lounge on the terrace one afternoon and evening with some food bought at the local "tavola calda" since the hotel view and terrace was more inviting than anything else the town had to offer!! I am definitely going to return--this place is a secret paradise. (Note: it is indeed a bit of a walk uphill from the port but I easily did it for 3 days and am 44 years old. When you arrive in Lipari, take a cab if you have heavy bags--it's worth the 15 euros or so. If you do walk, note that via Marconi on their map is a tiny street off the main drag V. Emmanuele)

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 April 2008

The room was very clean and comfortable and the terrace was a great place to relax, but the reception we got was cold and sometimes unpleasant.
Several pointers:
- the staff were always cold and detached
- one particular unpleasant staff member would not let us have breakfast late in our room, even though the previous night we had climbed to the top of Stromboli, got back late and were exhausted. This same staff member also told us off for doing washing in our room (even though the cleaner had hung all our clothes on the terrace repeatedly!), but this was not mentioned to us. They also do not offer a laundry service, which means you need to cart your clothes 10mins down to the main street - very inconvenient. Nor do they mention this on their website.
- the cleaner kept throwing out our soap everyday for some unknown reason
- the staff could not understand "reverse charges" even in their own language written in a phrasebook
- the hot water takes at least 10 mins to become warm
- staff would not tell us the time, saying "they do not offer that service"!!!

If I were to visit Lipari again, I would personally choose to stay someone closer to the main street with friendlier service.

Stayed: April 2008
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Diana

Address: Via Edwin Hunziker 1, 98050, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Lipari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Lipari
Price Range: £51 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Diana 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's a little hotel realised in 1950 by the swiss painter Edwin Hunziker from an ancient eolian house renovated and enlarged, immersed in the green of a wide garden of citrus and olive trees. Today, it belongs to the artist's family that runs it with the same spirit of simple and warm hospitality of its founder. From its garden and the wide terraces, you can enjoy a view of singular beauty of the sea, the city of Lipari and its acropolis. Thanks to its delightful position, the wide spaces, the peacefulness of the place, Villa Diana is the ideal hotel for relax. The hall and part of the rooms are furnished with antique furniture and a real art gallery of the founder's works. All the comfortable rooms overlook the gardens and the terraces and are equipped with bath or shower, telephone, TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe and wi-fi, fridge. The hotel is about 400 meters from the main road and about 1 Km from the harbours and the sea. Private parking, bowling green, and tennis court. ... more   less 
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Diana Hotel Lipari

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