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Casa Mafalda B&B

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Via Maddalena 15, 98055, Sicily Italy
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#6 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Lipari
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Beautifully renovated, Casa Mafalda is a delightful 3 star B&B that offers the ideal base for a vacation in the centre of Lipari, just a short distance from the sea. Among the facilities provided to guarantee a perfect holiday for our guests on their discovery of the Aeolian Islands, we provide high speed Internet, luminous rooms, comfortable and equipped with every amenity and a delicious breakfast. Casa Mafalda B&B is centrally situated, by a public parking area, close to the little port of Marina Corta, which is the departure point for excursions and an exclusive area for relaxation, shopping and musical soirees. It is a mere few moments away from the Museum, the beach, the supermarket, the hospital and the diving centre “La Gorgonia”.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Diving
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Family
Languages Spoken
Russian, Italian
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Brianthejust wrote a review Nov 2019
Brisbane, Australia191 contributions113 helpful votes
This B&B is about a 15 minute walk from the ferry but right next door to the old port. Room was large, clean and tidy. It is very quiet. The host could not be more friendly or helpful. My only gripe - the shower is very small!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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indulgentexperiences wrote a review May 2019
Sydney, Australia239 contributions59 helpful votes
This B&B is situated near the small port in Lipari which means it is about 10-15 minute walk to the main port where the ferries / hyrdrofoils land from the mainland / other islands. The rooms are quite large, with a loft bedroom upstairs. Rooms were kept very clean. Breakfast was good, and included the option of freshly cooked eggs which I hadn’t seen at other B&Bs. In staying in a B&B you tend to give up some of the comforts you would get from a hotel in return for personal service from a local. At Casa Mafalda I had very little interaction wiht the owner, only seeing hm when I checked in. When I checked in he explained to me that his English was pretty limited (which is fair enough my Italian is almost non existent and I am in his country). I asked for recommendations for lunch and he gave me the two closest restaurants. Wasn’t anything particularly special about either of them, so think they were just recommended on the basis of proximity. I note that some of the reviews from a few years ago talk about how engaging and helpful the owner was so perhaps it has changed hands. Not really an issue in the age of google unless you are hoping for more personal service. The room I stayed in faced a street and was very noisy. I could hear people talking as they walked up the street and motorbikes throughout the night. Some other reviewers have mentioned having quiet rooms. All of these also mention their rooms facing the port. From what I could see was one room on each floor (2 in total) which faced the port, so be aware if you don’t get one of these you are likely to hear noise. I also found the bed quite uncomfortable. I had booked a double room and expected one bed but what I got was 2 singles pushed together with a noticeable gap in the middle which meant trying to sleep on one side of the bed as I would wake up whenever I accidentally rolled into the middle and hit the gap. Also the 2 pillows which were provided were very thin, again not conducive to a great sleep. Overall it was an OK but not great stay. The other B&Bs which I have stayed in Sicily were definitely better. However, these were in other cities so perhaps not a good comparison with what is the standard in Lipari. I would suggest comparing to the reviews of other places in Lipari particularly those with recent reviews when making a choice / comparison.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the port
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Pedro M wrote a review Jun 2018
Luanda, Angola13 contributions5 helpful votes
The location is top. Very close to the port and to the Main Street. The rooms are quiet, nice beds. The best of it is the staff. They are kind and treat you with distinction. The internet access was ok. The breakfast was pretty good too. I do recommend this B&B
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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LosAngelesBuster wrote a review Sep 2017
Los Angeles78 contributions62 helpful votes
10-15 minute walk from Main Commercial Port, or 5 minute cab ride. 100 meter walk to smaller port which has many food/drink options. Nice room, quiet and mine had a private entrance into a small piazza.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: upstairs on the south side was quiet and had a private entrance
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850elizabeth93 wrote a review Apr 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts17 contributions7 helpful votes
Easy access to town and hydrofoil, neat and clean, very helpful owners. Beautiful sunrise over the harbor from our window. Fun little town with a castle wall, a classic church and town park, and a terrific archaeological museum.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$46 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyIslands of SicilyAeolian IslandsLipari
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Mafalda B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Mafalda B&B?
Nearby attractions include Cala Junco (0.4 km), Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano (0.4 km), and Cattedrale di San Bartolomeo (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Mafalda B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Mafalda B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Mafalda B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Mafalda B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gilberto e Vera EnoPaninoteca, Fiore del Sale, and Il Corallo.
Does Casa Mafalda B&B have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casa Mafalda B&B offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Casa Mafalda B&B located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Lipari.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Mafalda B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Italian and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Mafalda B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Villaggio Preistorico Di Portella (12.4 km).