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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The bedroom was fantastic. I had booked a quad, and i was expecting all beds to be in the same room, but it was more like an apartment. You enter the room, and there is a master bedroom with double bed and tv. Next door there is another room with 2 single beds and tv. And then there is a...

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was the only one open for dinner during our 2 nights stay on Etna. And it was full. They have two menus, a multilingual and a Italian only. The choices vary: the Italian has more pizza varieties and the Piatti Unici which would be my recommendation if you want a full meal. This includes meat, vegetable and some...

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Chilterns, UK
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Ate in restaurant but did not stay as on day trip to Etna. This looked like the best eatery in the area but many other bars and cafes. Menu in many languages and as you would expect spaghetti dishes were hearty and served very quickly. Pizza cooked from scratch to order took a little longer but was nice. Took a...

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This hotel had a very ski lodge feel to the main areas and rooms. Nice furnishings and comfy beds! However there was a peculiar smell to our room but couldn't place where it was coming from.The room we stayed in had a big bathroom but a few of the tiles in the shower room were chipped and the shower handle...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel (Corsaro) and they send us here for dinner with a 15% discount voucher. Excellent pizza and good service. Setting is pretty basic and room temperature was very high. They also sell some local products and souvenirs

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A unique place at the end of the road leading to the top of Etna. Very friendly staff, helpful, professional. Rooms are not big but comfortable, wifi works and the place is nice and quiet during the night. The pizza restaurant is a bit expensive but seeing the location not even that much. The perfect starting place for an Etna...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Really nice place, good price (very good discount and possibility to late check out), delicious breakfast (great selection of sweet or salt things) and coffe. The room looked like in 3 stars hotel. I recommend.

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Wrexham
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Very convenient, where you need it. Has snack bar/cafe downstairs and pizzeria/ristorante upstairs. Cafe service is efficient and relatively cheap - met the need! You can park on the road nearby for free and it is where the cable car runs from. Lots of souvenir places in the vicinity as well.

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We ate in the restaurant here mainly because we wanted to get inside during a heavy rain on a visit to Mount Etna. Much to our surprise, the meal was fantastic. My husband's pasta carbonara was one of the best we have had in Italy (and we've tasted quite a few!) Good service and an attractive dining room. Overall a...

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Frankfort, Illinois
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We didn't stay here, but ate at the restaurant. Located at about the 6,300 ft. level on Mt. Etna, it is an extraordinary location, and a good choice for lunch. The atmosphere is Italian, yet fells Alpine. We chose to have pizza - MONTE PIZZILLO: Mozzarella, cream of asparagus, porcini mushrooms, bacon, grated Parmesan cheese, olive oil, oregano. This is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible 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: $76 - $143 (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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