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Via Scalo 12, 98050, Malfa, Sicily Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 07/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#6 of 6 hotels in Malfa
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The Santa Isabel Hotel, is located in Salina ( Aeolian Islands ) on a rocky promontory rising steeply from the Scario bay. Short paths close to the hotel lead to the shore below and the town centre is within ten minutes walk.Furhermore,the hotel has availability of a dependence/apartment with two double bedrooms (+two bathrooms) overlooking a nice panoramic terrace.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Andrea S wrote a review Aug 2019
16 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked the Santa Isabel "sight unseen", based on the internet pictures and the description of the friendly staff. We were not disappointed! The location is perfect, the rooms was perfect for a family of 4, the staff very nice and friendly. The highlight: a superbe terrace overlooking the incredible waters of Salina. When we arrived it was dark and from our table at dinner we saw the red glow of the lava flowing from the Stromboli. But the sunset aperitif was the best!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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_RoS_98026 wrote a review Jun 2019
Taormina, Italy7 contributions3 helpful votes
Simply the best choice we could ever make to spend few days in beautiful Salina! The hotel is located directly on the cliff overlooking the astonishgly beautiful Punta Scario; you can enjoy the panoramic view while having breakfast or while sipping a cocktail on the hotel's terrace watching the magic of Salina's sunsets. Rooms are comfortable, clean, spacious, and we had two windows overlooking the sea and the garden. What really amezed us was the cordiality and the kindness of the receptionists Martina and Francesca! They really pleased all our requests being as helpful as they could. Food was amazing! We ate at the hotel's restaurant "In Sè Natura", and we really enjoyed the sicilian tastes and flavours of their plates! I strongly recommend Santa Isabel hotel to those who want to experience nature, relax and sicilian delicious food!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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chris_spring1 wrote a review Feb 2019
Sydney, Australia14 contributions12 helpful votes
Salina (Malfa village) – Hotel Santa Isabel We decided to visit one of the Aeonian islands of Sicily and choose Salina based on a recommendation from friends. Salina is a beautiful green sleepy little island that has a main port where during the day its quite active and Malfa town on the other side of the island (app. 20 minutes by car) where it is quite lively at night. Our hotel Santa Isabel is right on a cliff and offers the best sunsets on the island and is well patronised during the sunsets every day. The best feature of the hotel is the large dinning area that leads out onto this expansive balcony overlooking the ocean and puts you in the perfect spot for sunsets, which are simply breathtaking. Making these night memorable is Raffaele who is the cocktail bartended extraordinaire, he is the maître de and the life of the party every day and evening. Raffaele is well supported by a great team (inc. Orellio) and the chef who produces beautiful lunches and dinners every day. The front desk staff cannot do enough for you and everyone has a big smile when they greet you. When we return to Salina we will definitely stay at Santa Isabel again. A few reviews mentioned the noise but if you are accustomed to city noise it won't really bother you, the hotel is right on the point and the road also narrows down to one lane, as a result locals stop, chat and look at the water which generates city noise, but as this is a quiet island it seems much louder. We didn’t really notice as we live in the heart of a city, our room was on the ground floor and our balcony basically abutted the road. The rooms are very clean and have been renovated recently, they are more typical of the Greek renovations than Italy, very minimalistic and our room was quite large, particularly for Italy. This is a beautiful Hotel and worth consideration if you want to soak up the island atmosphere and all it has to offer.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: top floors would be less noisy
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Fluffylittleleague wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Totally loved this place! Our room had an incredible view over the ocean and was decorated in a rustic and simple style - perhaps not to everyone’s taste but personally I much prefer this to a stuffy ‘traditional’ hotel style. The view from breakfast was one of the most stunning I have ever experienced - while the waiter was incredibly friendly and attentive. The food was delicious (admittedly we didn’t eat dinner here as we felt it would be wasted on our fussy toddlers) but there are plenty of delicious restaurants to choose from in Malfa, just a short and picturesque stroll up the narrow alleys from the hotel. The sunset aperitifs is also not to be missed. We loved the gorgeous beach just a steep 5 mins walk - yes it’s pebbly/rocky and a pair of rock shoes are recommended (also readily available in Malfa for just 6 euro) but sand is a bit of a pain anyway and who cares when the view is this good and the sea is this clear? We loved snorkeling and the cafe serves simple food and drinks enough to make leaving the beach unnecessary. Our only slightly concern was the room we had was on two levels and the stairs were not ideal for our headstrong two year old - quite steep and with an open side that meant we couldn’t totally relax ... something perhaps the hotel should have flagged when we were booking. All in all we loved this place though and would love to come back.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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lorenzo wrote a review Jul 2018
New York City, New York10 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a true special place. The view from the terrace is simply stunning. Breakfast is great and the restaurant In Se Natura has one of the best shrimp tartare in the planet. Marta at the reception, Raffaele at the bar, Marco in the kitchen, Aurelio and the entire staff are nice, extremely efficient and incredibly available. They made our stay unique. I really enjoyed the Santa Isabel and I am looking forward to coming back
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ritz1165 wrote a review Jul 2018
New York City, New York405 contributions209 helpful votes
For the price, it does not get much better than this. Perched just above the beautiful Punta Scarrio beach, this small hotel excels at courtesy, breakfast and cocktails. The morning offerings are plentiful (croissant, toasts, bread, organic jams, just picked mini pears, tomatoes, cereal, nuts, ham, cheese, yoghurt and just-out-of-the oven cakes!). At the end of the day the charming bartender who makes your espresso in the am, creates an amazing array of excellent cocktails. While I would rather drink wine, he convinced me to try his wild fennel, local lemon, ginger and vodka concoction. Best ever!! Yes, the rooms are extremely basic, but do feature AC and internet access. Sometimes less is more. Ask for a room with a view, even a partial view. If lounging is your thing, only the terrace next to restaurant is available (but lovely with pillow and low benches). No pool, which would have been welcome. For taste of luxury, amble up the alley to the Signum Spa. $30 to while away the afternoon in various hot/cold pools...
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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BoutiqueAdventurer wrote a review Feb 2017
London, United Kingdom1855 contributions198 helpful votes
So let's start with the positives! The hotel has the most fabulous terrace with a bar and it is the best place around for watching the sun set with a drink. The rooms are nice but quite basic. It is a very simple design and considering the price it is good value. The key issue that I had was that the air conditioning was not very effective and I was visiting in August! There is a rock beach which would delight some people but wasn't for me. The breakfast was ok - but the view stunning. So it is quite a mix in terms of this place.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Antonino G wrote a review Aug 2016
Zurigo, Svizzera2 contributions
Great place, great hotel with friendly staff able to accommodate specific requests. Room are clean and comfortable. The breakfast is simple but enough, perhaps more aligned to the Italian style than continental breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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565sam wrote a review Aug 2016
Sale, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
Go see Antonio for the best drinks in town. Be sure to arrive in time to witness the sun burn dark orange and dip slowly lower beyond the horizon. The most beautiful of sunsets and great negronis! The bar is connected to the hotel but you don't have to be a hotel guest to visit the bar. Great music too!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kari Chr N wrote a review Jul 2015
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Malfa is quiet and small, has a couple of restaurants, not very much happening at night, in July at least. This hotel has a great location in malfa though, right next to the beach, which seemed to us to be the best beach on the Island. The aperitivo at the hotel is great! It starts around seven and lets you eat and drink relaxed to an amazing sunset. The public bus takes you to the hotel from Santa Marina, switch to the little pullman at Malfa main stop. Breakfast is italian, which means croissants and no ham/cheese, but they do have yoghurt. Room is clean And service good.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$169 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyIslands of SicilyAeolian IslandsIsola di SalinaMalfa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Santa Isabel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Santa Isabel?
Nearby attractions include Spiaggia dello Scario (0.2 km), Chiesa di San Lorenzo Martire (0.3 km), and Chiesa Dell'Immacolata (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Santa Isabel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Santa Isabel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Santa Isabel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Santa Isabel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Santa Isabel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maracaibo, Bar Malvasia, and La Pinnata del Monsu'.
Does Hotel Santa Isabel have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Santa Isabel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Santa Isabel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Santa Isabel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Santa Isabel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Villaggio Preistorico Di Portella (4.4 km).
Does Hotel Santa Isabel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.