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“typical hotel for touristgroups” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Hotel Arciduca

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Grand Hotel Arciduca
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Lipari
Certificate of Excellence
Linz, Austria
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56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“typical hotel for touristgroups”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

Hotelarea : split on 3 places ( main building, new building across the street, villa )
Rooms : Deluxerooms are ok, standardrooms are extremly small and also the shower is made for superslim only
Breakfast : continental with some small italian sweets
Dinner : mainstream, extremly fast due preordering,
waiters : soso
maid : not good; the used cups where not replaced for 3 days, minibar not refilled during the whole stay
In total the location is quite good for starting excursions on foot and boat as well. The small harbour is only 2-3 minutes to walk and to reach the center of Lipari it will take perhaps 10min on foot.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Charleroi, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2011

Quite location, good breakfast, nice bedroom
Dinner quantity was really too low - wifi almost never working

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dalpihe
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Vienna
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96 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

The hotel is centrally located in a very quiet area and only a few minutes walk from the harbour. There are various restaurants on the waterfront where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and watch the people stroll by.
The hotel has a small swimming pool with sun beds but if they are taken there is also a roof terrace with whirlpool. Also a small gym.
The staff are very friendly, service good and the food is excellent. There was always a choice of fish, meat or vegetarian for main course and the starters naturally pasta., just how it should be in Italy.
We had a room with balcony overlooking the swimming pool. The room itself wasn't very large but very tastefully furnished with everything you need. No complaints.
Lipari is not a place where you go for a bathing holiday but ideal for boat trips to the various Islands, especially Stromboli and Vulcano.
Lipari has its own charm and we really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank traveller1Vienna
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

For the rates they ask, this place is definitely not worth it. All the rooms and hallways are tiled so when someone walks above, below or outside your room, you will hear them. Then there's the piano player in the foyer who plays every night until midnight - and you will hear it from your room as it echos through the whole building. Hopefully you don't have to wake up early the next morning! Then there was the dripping water sound outside my window all night - when I complained about it, I was promised it would be fixed, but the next night it happened again. The staff at the front desk hardly speak any English so it's very difficult to communicate any problems or issues. Then there's the air-conditioning in the room: if you want to turn it on or off or change the temperature, you have to call reception to do it and hopefully they will understand what you are talking about. The only good thing about this place is the free shuttle bus to the port, but this is only to pick you up and drop you off when you arrive and leave; you can't use it while you're staying there (which would have been useful to go to the other islands during the stay). My advice is to avoid this place as there are better priced alternatives in Lipari.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Mike R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

this hotel is wonderful. it's very clean and the service is excellent. It's very centrally located......I think it's "the best"

Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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GHALipari, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Arciduca, responded to this review, 14 August 2016
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for recommending us on TripAdvisor. We are elated to learn about your overall positive stay and that you particularly loved all our services.

We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again.

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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Arciduca

Property: Grand Hotel Arciduca
Address: Via Giuseppe Franza Lipari, 98055, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Lipari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lipari
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lipari
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,923 - ₹ 17,878
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Arciduca 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Among the multi-coloured Aeolian houses of Lipari’s historic centre stands a romantic little cluster of three buildings: the Grand Hotel Arciduca, named in honour of Louis Salvator, Archduke of Austria. The Hapsburgs’ opulence combines with Sicilian styles from the end of the 19th century to create a summer palace. The bedrooms are elegant, public areas are warm and welcoming and the service is excellent. The restaurant terrace overlooks the heated swimming-pool with its hydromassage, set among the colours and perfumes of Mediterranean shrubs. A sun terrace, a gym and a games room complete the ideal setting for a holiday on Lipari. Just a few steps away is the square of Marina Corta, by the fishermen’s port and the hydrofoil dock. The little beach of Portinente is a two-minute walk and the colourful little shops and boutiques in the town centre can be reached in a couple of minutes more. Those in search of culture, on the other hand, have only a 5-minute walk to reach Lipari’s Castle, which has a museum and an archaeological garden, and the Cathedral with its cloister. ... more   less 
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