We had initially booked the Hotel Mea across the street but they cancelled our reservation the day before we were to arrive with no explanation except that they had issues and had transferred our reservation to Hotel Aktea. This was an excellent move at Hotel Aktea was perfect. The shuttle service to and from the port, the rooms are very comfortable, the terrace was an added bonus even if the view of the patio below is not great, the morning breakfast was very nice and prepared early, the staff at the reception were polite and helpful, and the hotel is very well located so that one can easily walk to downtown. Like most pools in Europe, the water is quite cold. The sea view is a stretch as the ocean is quite far... but we were very happy with this hotel.
We loved everything about Hotel Altea. The staff were professional, friendly and so helpful. Especially Gaetano, Valentina and Margarita. The rooms and bathrooms were lovely- the pool was huge and gorgeous and Christian at the bar was wonderful. The shuttle service to the beach was great and all the recommendations for dinner and excursions were awesome too! Loved the breakfast, the location (5 minute walk to town) - we really couldn't have been happier and will recommend the hotel to everyone we know!
We recently stayed at the Hotel Aktea and would not stay anywhere else in Lipari. The hotel is a family run hotel and has been built to a very high standard using top quality materials. It is also maintained to a very high standard with lovely gardens and pool area and is immaculately clean. It’s also very good value for money. LOCATION: The Hotel is located close to Marina Lunga which is very handy for trips to nearby islands. It is also a short walk to the main town, shops and restaurants. ROOMS: The rooms are spacious with large bathrooms. They are also exceptionally clean. They have a Sicilian style decor with painted ceramic tiles on the floors. Our seaview room had a terrace with lovely views of the town and sea. SERVICE: The staff are what makes this hotel so good. Gaetano the Manager is friendly and very helpful, all the girls at the front desk speak very good English and are really helpful. The cleaners work very hard keeping the hotel looking immaculate. The staff in the restaurant were also great. Simone especially really looked after us really well. Also thank you to Cristian and Chiara. All of them work hard to ensure guests are happy. FOOD: Our daughter is celiac and requires gluten free food. Simone and the other staff always made sure she had plenty of delicious gluten free food to eat. In our three weeks in Italy the Hotel Aktea provided the best gluten free choices for breakfast. The rest of us also enjoyed the wonderful breakfast which had something for everyone. We also had dinner and lunch at the restaurant and it was always top quality. Overall we loved Hotel Aktea and highly recommend anyone going to Lipari to stay there. …
Supurb location; Friendly efficient staff; excellent pool kept in good condition;room large with good size balcony. Food good quality, substantial breakfast with plenty of choice. Quiet convenient location. When I had a special problem the staff went over the top to help. As good as it gets
I stayed here over the summer in 2018. Nice hotel but so overpriced and the rooms are not anything special but lovely pool and location is pretty good. I would stay there again but not pay 300 euro a night.