We booked a room by phone for 2 nights , because the reviews on TripAdvisor was nice for this B&B.
On the first day of our trip, our boat to stromboli (from Milazzo) has been canceled due to bad weather conditions .Be careful with this, sometimes boats for/from stromboli (which is a bit more farer) are canceled because the waves are too strongs and you can be stucked for the day in the port just like this.
I sent a email to Aquilone guest house to explain this bad new and ask for reschedule as soon as the weather is good.The guy (adriano) reply to me by saying that the weather is good and all that the boat are coming to Stromboli today: In brief, he treat me like a liar!Even if that was true ( which is not), I really don't see the point in treating a customer a liar?!
By arriving 2 days later in Stromboli, we finally get our room in Aquilone residence.The room is moist and aging (especially the bathroom), the tiny shower is a nightmare (a tank of 10 liters of hot water only, pouring hot and cold alternatively , you have to be very quick) and very near from the toillet (20 cm max : when you wash yourself, you wash the toilet as well).
Beside, our guest Adriano is not very smiling at all.By arriving ,I told him that since the weather conditions will change again the day after tomorrow, we can't take the risk to be stucked here and miss our plane (3 days after) and have to leave tomorrow .Again he ask me "who told me that the weather will becoming bad".!!? The information was on every weather websites and some inhabitants on vulcano said the same the day before.
Renting a room is more important for him that us missing our plane?!!
In brief, this B&B has a nice garden and a central location on the island, that's all. Rooms and staff are not value the money.They are surfing on their good rank on trip advisor for those two first reasons. That's why a lot of travelers actually meets there.
It's a pity. There are a lot of sicilian and eaolians guests everywhere that will do anything to please you but they're not all very friendly with the "Trip advisor business".
My advice: try to find them and avoid those kind of shiny "1st B&B on trip advisor" business place....
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