Incredible hotel: extremely friendly and helpful staff, charming and spacious room with balcony and a stunning view on the sea, the beach is just across the road, and you’ll find 3 good restaurants next to the hotel. The hotel is perfect for travelers who seek calm and chill. There is a free private shuttle from and to Lipari city when you arrive and leave the hotel.
Note that Acquacalda is relatively far from Lipari city (9km) and that there are not that many buses (2,6€ for a return ride) to get there (especially in the evening). You can rent a scooter for 20-23€ per day if you don’t want to depend on the bus schedule, or call a cab (20-25€ per ride).
Location: on the coastline about 20 mins by bus/car (not that far in the distance but just beautiful windy coastal road) to the center of Lipari. Its a quiet & peaceful beachfront area with easy access to town by shuttle bus or taxi. There is a couple of charming little restaurants & bars within a couple of mins walk from the hotel so no need to go into town each day/night & also a cute small beach club in walking distance. One guy there gave me a suggestion of the cozumel snuba diving tours for families we might take next year.
Breakfast was a fab & great selection of fresh fruit, cheese, meat, pastries, etc. so something for everyone. The staff is a fantastic, super helpful & very relaxing environment.
FYI for those that haven’t been to Lipari, the majority of beaches are pebbles so pack water shoes or flip flops with straps & definitely make time to get out on a boat & explore the islands by water as its amazingly beautiful!
Also if you are traveling in via Dubai, then Fly Dubai has direct flights to Catania & hotel helped me book a bus transfer directly from the airport to island ferry & transfer from ship to the hotel. All very well organized & straightforward.
The room was the right size, with a large balcony overlooking the sea. As a couple vacationing without children, we loved the peacefulness of the area. The hotel and beach would appeal to those that are traveling without children. We loved it here and would definitely return.