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“2000 Meters up ”
Review of Rifugio Sapienza

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Rifugio Sapienza
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The food was very good
The restaurant was very busy at 8 pm on a Tuesday
I got a hot chocolate that was not very good No charge for the hot chocolate and they gave me a free coffee
Good atmosphere very friendly staff

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The most rushed service experience I had in Italy. Really bad food, arrogant waiters and worst of all; tourist trap. If you crave the American fast food experience, go to this place. I do not think they even understand the Italian heritage​ of the four course meal. REALLY BAD.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

we was at Rifugio sapienza last august. All was fine. The rooms are large and confortabile. The hotel is close the funicolar and have a large park in front.
The restaurant is very good. Price are right.

Room Tip: large, clean, comfortables
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I visited the restaurant here with my mother a few days ago. We had lovely service and our waiter was able to accommodate my mother's and my gluten allergy with delicious gluten-free pizza. However, that day I was feeling ill, and mistakenly left my wallet satchel in the restroom, with my passport and many euros in it. I didn't realize it was missing until late that night around 11 pm. Our flight out of the country was scheduled to leave at 7 the next morning, but the restaurant was to close in a half hour. A staff member, I was told was named Frederico, volunteered to wait a half hour after close for a friend of ours to pick up my satchel. When it was returned to me, not a hair in the wallet was out of place. I owe so much to the kindness of this staff and am so grateful for their help to me. This is a lovely establishment.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Travelling to the south of Italy in the spring, I had expected hot days and warm nights - so the snow on Mount Etna in late April came as a surprise. It was lovely to arrive int he Rifugio and be welcomed into a warm and comfortable room with the option of a hot shower or a bath. I think of a mountain refuge as a hut with bunk beds and maybe a primus stove, but this is a welcoming hotel with wi-fi, bar and restaurant. You can walk easily to nearby craters, or get on the cable car virtually outside the door. A great place where I would be happy to stay again.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Rifugio Sapienza

Address: Piazza Rifugio Sapienza SNC, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Nicolosi
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Nicolosi
Price Range: ₹ 4,459 - ₹ 7,134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rifugio Sapienza 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delicious hotel in alpine style, situated in a privileged position at 1920 meter quote, max point of arrival for cars and close to the implants of Etna's Cableway. Ideal destination both in winter, due to the proximity to the ski resorts, which in summer time for all who wishes to experience the charm of the excursion to the volcano's summit. The 22 rooms, distributed on two floors, are equipped with all comforts: hairdryer, toiletries, safe, minibar and Wi-Fi free. The Rifugio Sapienza, it isn't only an ideal place for relax or have fun; during your stay, our chefs will delight your palate with the specialties of the house. In the morning for breakfast a rich buffet with homemade preparations, hot croissant, tarts, pies just baked will await you... To main meals, served in the smart restaurant, typical Sicilian recipes from the timeless and unforgettable flavors will be protagonists. Our restaurant is open all days, also with a la carte menu and is proud to be sought for all types of banqueting and meetings. In spring and summer time, all nights the pizzeria will be open... Slow-rising dough and high quality ingredients will make special your pizza at 2000 meters altitude!!! ... more   less 
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Rifugio Sapienza Nicolosi, Sicily

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