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Rifugio Sapienza

9.6 km from Nicolosi centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Piazza Rifugio Sapienza SNC | Nicolosi Nord, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. Spotlessly clean, excellent restaurant serving superb crostini and pizza. Very friendly and helpful staff. A stones throw from the cable cars to take you up to Mount Etna which is amazing! Would recommend this hotel very highly!

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Melbourne
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This isn't the cheapest hotel around, but is ideally suited (and has a monopoly on the mountain!). The rooms were lovely, with nice wood panelling and super comfy bed. We made the mistake of grabbing a glass of wine in the cafe - served warm, in a plastic cup and charged ten euros! Better to wait and have a drink...

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1Thank Deb M
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Amazingly great location. Excellent reception staff who speak good english. Rooms large, clean-ish, and basic. Rooms - noise travels. Lounge is really the breakfast room with tables and chairs and a small bar. The restaurant is seated on time slots. Nothing happening around the hotel in the evenings.

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Thank wpfs
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great location - amazing landscape, handy for seeing Mount Etna, a good place for the sunrise, and a great view over the coast. Really kind, friendly and helpful staff, especially the larger lad on reception - with execelent english too. We also really liked their video of the eruptions, which they played while we ate in the restaurant area. Good...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stayed in the two bed family suite for one night and it was very comfortable. The staff were very warm and friendly and on checking out I was informed that we would get a discount on the funivia for the children as we had stayed in the hotel which was pleasantly welcomed. We watched an informative video on Etna...

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Thank SCD82
Germany
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Halfway up the Etna sits Refugio Sapienza huddled against the side of the volcano. The interior is classic and looks like a wooden mountain hut. The rooms are welcoming and comfortable, Wifi is stable and fast and staff ist very kind and professional. The best: rooms are in October cheaper than in hotels in surrounding areas or at the foot...

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Thank Marco B
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here 2 nights. Try the Sapienza wine. It was delicious. Service was very attentive. Pasta was so delicious we also had roasted sausages that were delicious. The second evening had a whole new crew and I wasn't so pleased. It certainly isn't fair to give it a bad review but I know the manager was there on Monday...

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Thank Jeffriesgirl
Celbridge
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Hearty generous servings. Just the thing having scaled Mt Etna! The grilled lamb was so tasty. We ate both at lunch and in the evening which given it was late September was all the more pleasant in the welcoming dining are upstairs.

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Surrey
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have little to add to the other reviews except to say hire your jacket at the top for €3, instead of the €5 I paid for a rather damp and smelly one down below. Other than that prices are cheaper here than at the top. I paid €7 for a jar of pistachio cream (yummy) at the bottom. The...

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Bristol
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Dined here whilst staying at nearby Hotel Corsaro. Arrived before the restaurant opened, but were made to feel very welcome and had a bottle of wine in the bar first. Dinner was lovely - plentiful portions, good food and good, unhurried service. Nice ski lodge type atmosphere. Would recommend/ come here again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the 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 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!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rifugio Sapienza

Address: Piazza Rifugio Sapienza SNC | Nicolosi Nord, 95030 Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Nicolosi
Price Range: RM250 - RM401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rifugio Sapienza 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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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 and was nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles kerry_hood, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Two bed family suites ideal if travelling with young children.”
 of 5 bubbles SCD82, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't get a room under the restaurant if you want to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles xxxfirefairyxxx, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with private balcony.”
  • Catania view
  • simple, very nice double room
 of 5 bubbles patiria, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the front of the building have great views down to Catania and beyond - even from the Bathrooms!”
  • Daytime view down to Catania and beyond!
  • Stunning nightime view from our room
 of 5 bubbles Simon33333, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
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