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“Definitely the best location in Malfa (even on Salina) BUT!”
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Hotel Punta Scario
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Malfa
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Rome, Italy
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“Definitely the best location in Malfa (even on Salina) BUT!”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The small hotel is located marvelously on a cliff with really breathtaking view, especially if you stay in one of the superior rooms. Only the moment to enter the room and see the endless blue, the majestic rocks, made it worth to come there. The garden is romantic with the perfume of aromatic herbs, in the evening candles,etc. ....all in one it's very romantic. The sea is just few steps (downwards) from the hotel, the (public) beach is impressive with its huge, round, grey stones (it's tricky to walk on them). It's kept clean, there is a life guard, a bar and "things" to rent.


The rooms are functional, pure, cute and extremely clean, also the bed sheets are changed every day. The breakfast is fresh and tasty (especially for Italian standards) and some evenings they offer a dinner menu which is worth to try (at least that time it was).

The ladies (only women run the hotel) are very helpful, for a boutique place a bit unpersonal.

BUT there are some weaknesses which can make one to think to return. For example that the hotel is not a so called silent hotel. The doors are not hotel standard doors so every time somebody closes one somewhere, the whole room is "shivering". The rooms are not very well soundproofed so you can hear what's going on in the neighborhood. Minor detail that minimum 2 times a week a tanker arrives to bring fresh water to the island and the dock station is in front of the hotel so ca. 12 hours long continuous engine sound.

The worst thing comes last, but i think one has to know in order to decide. The whole sea around the island (we tried nearly every "corner") was full of medusas. And i mean full. Even different kinds. So if somebody wants to enjoy the sea without restrictions then that's an issue. I must admit there were some hours in the afternoon (sometimes) - who knows why - when they disappeared.

Otherwise it's useful to rent a car to move around the island, however there is a public traffic system and there are cabs, too. Malfa is beautiful (the whole island is beautiful) and doesn't seem like a cheap touristic place, rather kind of posh but quiet and has not too many places to go out, the restaurants are so-so.

Room Tip: As I mentioned the superior rooms are worth to book because of the fantastic view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Ideal location for a romantic trip/honeymoon. Best place to stay on Salina. We stayed here for 5 days. Breathtaking views from our bedroom. Views of stromboli from the hotel. Chilled out vibe - fantastic staff. Wish I could go back this summer...

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

I cannot rave enough about Punta Scario. My husband and I spent 5 days at Punta Scario for our honeymoon and we could have picked a better place! Our ferry came in to Salina late at night and Punta Scario sent a very nice older gentleman to pick us up which was great being that it was dark and the hotel is far from the port. Even though it was late we were greeted by a very kind receptionist who gave us a FANTASTIC local recommendation for dinner (Ristorante Cucunci). The next morning we were greeted by unimpeded views of the sea. We stayed in the sea view room but the whole public garden has 360 views. There are no buildings near or in front of the hotel and the garden is very well maintained. You can easily relax a whole day there. The wonderful breakfasts consist of fresh homemade baked goods, mozzarella, and cured meats. The staff is also kind and attentive. They gave us recommendations for Stromboli excursions, caper farms and booked a shared car for us from Milazzo to our next destination. When we checked out we left very early and the kind receptionist packed us a breakfast for our next day. I HIGHLY recommend Punta Scario. It is a tranquil oasis. You do need to take a bus to the port and other areas of Salina but they run frequently and staying here really gives you the getting away from it all experience. I walked by nearby Hotel Signum and they did not seem to enjoy the views or beautiful gardens that we had at Punta Scario. I was happy I could stay at such a beautiful place at such a great value!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seoul
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

We stayed in Malfa 10 days and punta scario been a great place to stay very close to the beach ,incredible view on Stromboli,great food,friendly service ,a dream .Wish I could live here and be back for certain!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Stunning views, gorgeous gardens and a lovely staff in a beautiful part of the world. Eat a fresh breakfast looking out to sea while an active volcano puff away in the distance. The only draw back is the lack of swimming pool- but the beach is a five minute walk and you can hire a boat for the day for €40. Second time on Salina, first time at Punta Scario and I would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

From the very fist moment we experienced the friendliness of the staff: arriving early morning at Malfa, I was hungry and although it was out of my booking they gave me access for free to the buffet breakfast. Then, we had to leave one day earlier than initially booked because of bad sea in Salina, and despite the fact we had booked for 5 nights, they made us pay only the four nights we had stayed there, I found this a very elegant gesture, especially since we were in peak season for them...
But of course the main feature of this hotel is its great location: the garden is beautiful and very well kept and it overlooks a great scenary, with a view over Stromboli. One could spend the entire day seated in their garden and looking either at Stromboli, or go on their terrace to watch a marvelous sunset. And then, you are only 5 mns away from one of the main beaches of the island...
In short, we had a very relaxing and pleasant stay there and I strongly recommend the hotel. I would myself definitely go back

Room Tip: of course the rooms on the first floor have the best view
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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bilbao
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

The garden in the back and the views of the sea and cliffs are fantastic. The staff are friendly, warm and accommodating. The superior room we had was pretty basic, but clean and had wifi, air-conditioning and satellite television, with a nice balcony. Price was a bit higher than you might expect, but it was the high season, so not outrageous. Breakfast was good with fresh breads and pastries, fruit, etc.. Plus the restaurant is on a terrace overlooking the sea. You could stay there all day. The nearby beach is not stellar, but acceptable, and there are others around the island if you have a car.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Punta Scario
Address: Via Scalo 8, 98050, Malfa, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Isola di Salina > Malfa
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Malfa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Punta Scario 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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