Is the Hotel on the beach?
The hotel is 50 mt from the beach.
Where is the nearest beach?
The Beach 50 mt away. It is a pebble beach. It is possible to choose between private beaches with different amenities or the free beach. You can get there easily on foot.
Is there a shuttle service from/to the port of Lipari?
The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the port of Lipari. To arrange a transfer, please inform us when you purchase your ticket for the hydrofoil or ferry.
We also ask the you confirm your departure time the night before and advise us of any delays.
Do all the rooms have a sea view?
The Hotel Amarea has a few rooms with a sea view where you can admire the suggestive islands Panarea and Stromboli and a part of the bay of Canneto, but not all of the rooms have a sea view.
What time is check in? Is an early check in available?
Our check in time is from 2.00 pm, but it is possible to arrive earlier at the hotel and use all of the facilities in the common area. Early check in is not guaranteed but we will be more than happy to check you in if your room is already available.
Does the hotel have parking?
The Hotel Amarea does not have private parking. However, it is possible to park for free on the street and there is a baggage loading / unloading area in front of the hotel.
What is there to do at night? Are there clubs or pubs?
Lipari offers a wide range of entertainment during both day and night. It is the largest of the 7 islands that make up the Aeolian Islands and is considered the main hub of the islands with many bars, supermarkets, shops, and clubs.
Is it necessary to go to Lipari for the departure of the excursions?
No it is not as the excursions to the other Islands have a departure from the jetty of Canneto as well. You can get there easily on foot as it is 200 mt from the Hotel.
Are there any shops and supermarkets?
The village of Canneto is the second largest of the island of Lipari. It offers everything you need for your holidays: Shops, ATMs, post office, pharmacy, gyms and various rental companies of boats, cars, scooters and bicycles, as well as bars and restaurants.
Do you have a restaurant onsite?
We do not have a restaurant onsite. However, we do have an agreement with the Chimera Restaurant and offer a free shuttle service to and from the restaurant.
Does the area have sufficient public transport?
Yes it does. In high seasonThere is a bus every 20 minutes to Lipari and viceversa. In the month of July and August the hours are extended until 02.00 am.
How do I get to the islands?
Visit the page “Location” in our official website.
Is there a city tax?
No, the town of Lipari does not have any city tax.
What is the best way to get around the island?
You can rent a scooter to avoid traffic and to easily reach all points of interest. If you have no experience driving a scooter ATV’s and cars are also available.
What excursions can I do during my stay?
In our hotels you will find a display with all of the recommended excursions. Many of these can be booked directly at the hotel.
Can we book excursions before our arrival at the hotel?
We recommend booking excursions during your stay and not in advance due to changing weather conditions.
Is it possible to use the hotel services on the day of departure?
Yes. All of the hotel services are available to our guests until their time of departure.
Where can we leave the car if we take the hydrofoil?
In Milazzo there are several private garages and lots that offer shuttle services to and from the port. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details.
Can we rent a scooter or a car before we arrive?
Yes. We can provide quotes for different vehicles but a deposit is required to make a booking. Prices very depending on the model of the vehicle and the duration of the rental. Booking in advance is recommended in August, during summer weekends, and during public holidays.
Is it possible to reserve a boat before we arrive?
Yes, it is possible to book a boat with or without a skipper but a deposit is required. A boat license is required if the engine is more than 40 hp. Prices vary depending on the model of the boat and the duration of the rental. Advance booking is recommended in August, during summer weekends, and during public holidays.
Does the hotel have a spa and a gym?
No, but we have agreements for our guests at facilities nearby.
Is the beach sandy or rocky?
All of the beaches on the island are made up of rocks or pebbles. It is possible to choose between private beaches with different amenities or the free beach.
Are the ferry and hydrofoil always available? Even on Sundays and Public holidays?
Yes, ferries and hydrofoils are always available except on days with unfavourable weather conditions.
Can I book the ferry ticket with you?
No, but you can book it online. If you do not want to use a credit card for online purchases, you can book through a travel agency that works with us.
Is it possible to bring the car to the island?
From the 1st of June to the 30th of September there is a non-disembarkation ban for cars and motorbikes for non-residents with the exception of guests who have booked at least 7 nights at the hotel. If you would like to take the car with you, please contact us to receive the appropriate authorization.
Is the kitchen equipped to handle particular food requirements?
Yes. Please communicate any specific requirements or intolerances and our chef will prepare a menu to cater to your needs.
Can we connect to Wi-Fi?
Yes, you can take advantage of free wi-fi in the rooms and in common areas. You need to enter the password provided by the hotel.
Is there any assistance / maintenance service?
For any damage please notify us promptly. The reception is open 24 hours, but we need notice to find the suitable technicians.
What do you need to climb Vulcano and Stromboli?
The Climb to the crater of Vulcano is a medium-low difficulty and it takes about 1 hour. No guide is required. You will need comfortable clothing, sneakers and high socks because there is a lot of sand.
The climb to the crater of Stromboli is a medium-high level of difficulty. For this reason a guide is required and it is recommended for trained hikers. The following special equipment is mandatory:
- trekking shoes
- long pants (or shorts with long socks)
- wind jacket (or winter jacket)
- at least one spare t-shirt as during the climb you will sweat and at the top the temperature is much lower
- a backpack with two litres of water and energizing food such as chocolate and nuts
- dust-proof handkerchiefs or a bandana are highly recommended
The departure is in the afternoon and the return at night. Please contact us directly for more information.