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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza”(12 reviews)
“cable car”(11 reviews)
“mount etna”(9 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
Ski-In / Ski-Out
Pool
Airport Transportation
Room Service
3 Star Hotel
Delicious hotel in alpine style, situated in a privileged position at 1920 meter quote, max point of arrival for cars and close to the implants of Etna's Cableway. Ideal destination both in winter, due to the proximity to the ski resorts, which in summer time for all who wishes to...
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Location and contact
Piazza Rifugio Sapienza SNC, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
34.3 km to Fontanarossa Airport
5.6 km from Monte Etna
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did not like a few things. I did not rate the food that well over our 2 night stay. I think that it is very bad for the reception to charge €80 for arranging the trip up the Mount etna volcano when they ask...More

Thank Ian and Claire W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights in a four-bed room. We had two small windows with view to Catania and the sea. The room was basic, but clean and the beds were good. There was a fridge for use for your own drinks. The nights were very...More

Thank Ester G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent out first night in Sicily here. Perfect for discovering Etna the next day. We did not expect the best standard, but we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is after all at almost 2000m, and it's not expensive. Big room, free parking.

Thank TheaJG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid for the gondola/truck to the 'base'. From here you are given a guided tour of the lower rim. Partly our mistake, but we asked for a ticket to the top! Unfortunately, the site top and the real top are two different things. The...More

1  Thank s101d
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We drove here for the experience of being closer to Mt. Etna and were not disappointed. After spending some time taking photographs of the spectacular views we stepped inside for a refreshment and snack. The service was excellent.

Thank Bob C
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Delicious hotel in alpine style, situated in a privileged position at 1920 meter quote, max point of arrival for cars and close to the implants of Etna's Cableway. Ideal destination both in winter, due to the ...More proximity to the ski resorts, which in summer time for all who wishes to experience the charm of the excursion to the volcano's summit. The 22 rooms, distributed on two floors, are equipped with all comforts: hairdryer, toiletries, safe, minibar and Wi-Fi free. The Rifugio Sapienza, it isn't only an ideal place for relax or have fun; during your stay, our chefs will delight your palate with the specialties of the house. In the morning for breakfast a rich buffet with homemade preparations, hot croissant, tarts, pies just baked will await you... To main meals, served in the smart restaurant, typical Sicilian recipes from the timeless and unforgettable flavors will be protagonists. Our restaurant is open all days, also with a la carte menu and is proud to be sought for all types of banqueting and meetings. In spring and summer time, all nights the pizzeria will be open... Slow-rising dough and high quality ingredients will make special your pizza at 2000 meters altitude!!! Less
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Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Ski-In / Ski-Out
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Room & Suite (33)
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Rubina M
18 February 2017|
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Response from kerry_hood | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, though you could ask them: some of their staff speak English. I think you should consider booking a taxi, in advance, yourself. As the Sicilians can be very (very) unhelpful when your travel arrangements... More
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"If it's important you might ask for a room with a view of the mountain"
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"large, clean, comfortables"
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"I think all the rooms have good views either up the mountain or over the coast. Our one was on the top floor..."
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