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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed here in September and thought it was perfect. We stayed on Salina for 4 nights before going to Panarea and then Palermo. Gianfranco is extremely helpful, providing excellent recommendations, bus timetables, a lovely breakfast and friendly atmosphere. Each little apartment has a large terrace and hammock and we had a spare bedroom so there was plenty of space....

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Sale, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the 2 bdrm apartment in July and it was fabulous. Close to everything - a walk into town and a short walk to the best beach as well. Luciano was the greatest of hosts and picked us up from the ferry in Santa Marina. Turtles in the garden, and the most amazing sunrises from every window! Thank...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful! We stayed here for 3 nights and it was very relaxing. The rooms are cute little bungalows and each one has its own private terrace with a hammock, table and chairs and some relaxing seats too! It was great to enjoy a glass of wine outside in our own private little space. The owners are super...

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Province of Palermo, Italy
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I have been here twice there and it is a really delicious hotel with a beautiful view and very kind hosts in the centre of the vilage of Malfa and surrounded by beautiful vineyards and ineries of Malvasia DOC wines.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We loved this place, amazing views in a beautiful location. Room was nice and quiet with a great view out to sea. Room well equipped and a decent size. Breakfast terrace was great, a good breakfast and fine views out to Stromboli and down to the vineyards being harvested.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We had a wonderfull stay at this little hotel/B@B. Nice rooms, en suite bathroom; Extra points for earning the excellent review: - very quiet - excellent terras with view over the sea - nice breakfest - located near the best beach on malfa (yes rocks but you can (and should) hire matras) - a charming and friendly host (Ginafranco) -...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

This place has a special feel, and is perfectly located. I loved the spacious room, light-drenched balcony, views of the water, 3 mins walk to the main square, short walk to the beach, and brilliant Breaky balcony. Good wifi, hammocks, air conditioning. I'd definitely stay here again, and very glad I did.

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Avalon, Australia
Reviewed 12 July 2015

very nice staff thoughtful. Quiet location excellent value . Gelsi like the mulberries from the area is delicious Malfa is dreamlike on this beautiful island - definitely have a Gelsi Granita. The folk at Gelsi have good advice but bring a book for those quieter moments and relax on the balcony

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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at Il Gelso. Gianfranco was a great host and the whole location is very green and clean. You can spend your evening in a hammock on the terasse listening to the nature. A beach and a supermarket are located in direct vicinity, also many good restaurants. We would come again some day!

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 24 October 2014

We spent 5 nights of our honeymoon at Il Gelso. The accommodations were very comfortable and the location of the B&B can't be beat. It was really easy to get to the beach during the day or get out to a restaurant at night. Gianfranco and Lorenza were incredibly hospitable and helpful, they hooked us up with some great experiences...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Il Gelso Vacanze is a resort in the form of a Bed and Breakfast, situated in Salina, otherwise known as the Green Pearl, at the heart of the Aeolian Islands. Its strategic position, in a peaceful area, 200m from the sea, 700m from the Fishermen’s Marina and 300m from the inhabited centre Malfa, means that bars, restaurants, newsstands, pharmacies, supermarkets, banks and other commercial enterprises are within easy reach.Pass through the entrance road which is shaded by pine trees, and there is access to a private car park. The internal pathways, surrounded by flowers and flourishing plants, lead to the rooms, all which have separate entrances by means of a private terrace, complete with a sea view. The restoration of this ancient residence mirrors typical Aeolian architecture. All of the rooms face the bower terrace (bagghiu), the view from which is almost always directed towards the sea. Around the edge of this terrace, there are still the ancient masonry stone seats (bisola). The columns (pulere) hold the roof of the terrace, which is made of wattle and luxuriant bougainvillea. It was like this in ancient times, and it is still like this today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Gelso Vacanze

Address: Via Nilo, 98050 Malfa, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aeolian Islands > Isola di Salina > Malfa
Price Range: $88 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Gelso Vacanze 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Room 4 had uninterrupted view to sea”
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