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Hotel La Bussola

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This hotel is one of a kind! With the service one recieves as a guest by the exceptional staff, it is impossible to NOT enjoy the stay at this hotel. Me and my wife stayed here for 2 weeks and it was the best trip we've ever made so far, and this is much due to the wonderful hotel owners...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Hotel La Bussola is in open countryside within easy walking distance of the village of S.Nicolo. Occupying a large corner site it offers simply furnished, spacious rooms of high quality. Much use is made in the hotel of richly coloured wood with gold and dark red for the fabrics. Consideration for guests is paramount and thoughtful, practical touches such as...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We spent three days here, if we knew how great this hotel is we would have spent more time here. Joe (Giuseppe) and his family are the best. They made us feel like we were part of the family. The resort is beyond beautiful, the rooms are spotless and good sized. If I'm every back in the area I will...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 5 days at La Bussola and felt like home!! Rooms are spacious and clean, grounds are lusciously green with various fruits trees all around the pool! A beautiful pool at that, with a children's pool and a shaded area. The restaurant is delicious and offers a continental breakfast, half or full board is also available! What made this place...

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Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This summer my parents and I visited Albergo La Bussola for the tenth time, and staying there was as great as ever! The Giuliano family who runs the hotel is very cordial and helpful. They give good advice about places of interest and activities in the area. There is a beautiful swimming pool (containing a separate part for small children)...

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights during our first trip to Italy. From the moment the shuttle picked us up from Ricadi station, we felt welcomed. The hotel is family run and the staff make you feel like one of their own. Our first night here was also our first anniversary and Pino, the owner, and his...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 July 2016

La Bussola is situated on a beautiful property a few kilometres from Tropea. The grounds are well maintained; the pool and its surrounding area are clean and inviting. There is a play area for young children and an activity centre for older ones. Self-service laundry can be found on the premises. The large restaurant with seating both indoors and out...

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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Hotel La Bussola by accident. Although it was only "shoulder season" and we had no reservation, the hotel, pool & grounds were beautifully clean and ready for guests and we were warmly received. As it turned out, La Bussola was far better that the resort we had booked for the following week! Amazingly friendly, helpful, and warm...

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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

English: for those with a desire to head to Calabria, we had a fabulous experience at The Bussola (The Compass). The staff was excellent and the grounds are attractive and immaculate. There is a fabulous view of the volcano Stromboli and it is conveniently located to access other sites in Calabria. To Tony and the staff: bravissimi!

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

A very warm welcome and attention was given by all staff during our 5 day stay, especially from the owner Giuseppe for which we are greatful and have fond memories, especially going to see the unique mango grove! The hotel and rooms are very clean, the beds are comfortable the bathroom showers are powerful and the balcony area we had...

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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel is located in Capo Vaticano Ricadi on Viale Giuseppe Berto, very close to Tropea (8 km - 9 minutes by car). The nearest town to the hotel is San Nicolo of Ricadi which is about 750 metres away - about 10 minutes on foot. The railway station of Ricadi is 900 metres away and is 12 minutes on foot. By train you can get to North way: Tropea (8 minutes), Pizzo Calabro (25 minutes), and other beautiful places along the coast. South way: Coccoriono (5 minutes), Nicotera (10 minutes), Scilla (45 minutes), Reggio Calabria (60 minutes) and other places. Throughout the day there is a shuttle bus service which connects our hotel with nearby Tropea and others places to see. This bus service runs to a fixed timetable. It can be easily reached by car as it near the road which goes from Tropea to Vibo Valentia and is about 30 kilometres from the latter. It can be easily reached by train as the nearest Ricadi station is only 0,950 metres away. The Lamezia Terme international airport is 60 kilometres from our hotel, Reggio Calabria airport is 120 kilometres from our hotel. The nearest beach is "Torre Ruffa" (it is a sandy beach) and is 950 metres away; Here the water gets deep gradually. Our guests also have a beach shuttle service at their disposal to go to "Grotticelle" (Objectively the most beautiful in the all Calabria, gradual depth and with fine white sand). This service runs from the morning and continues throughout the day following a flexible timetable to cover the whole day (Every hour go/back). Grotticelle is only three minutes away by shuttle; At the beach you can take advantage of many services (at prices of the Convention) to name a few: the excursion along the coast (from Capo Vaticano, untill after Tropea with several stops in the most beautiful spots to make the bathing or snorkeling (equipment included), eat fresh fish with drink on board, excursion to the fabulous beaches of Capo Vaticano and many other activities and water sports. Our hotel offers you special beach service rates (not obligatory as the beach is not private one): 1 beach umbrella and sun loungers for € 9,00 per room, per day (2 peoples). It is possible to make a lump-sum payment. Price is exclusively reserved to our customers. Particular attention is devoted to the cleaning of the rooms, every other part of the hotel and to the guest. This is "three star superior" hotel, far 0,500 mts from the centre of the village of San Nicolo of Ricadi. The hotel offer an efficient shuttle bus service from/to the best destinations that must be visited. The hotel is very renowned for its delicious cuisine. We were guests in the italian TV SHOW "Domenica del Villaggio" on Channel 5, "Vecchia fattoria"on Rai 1, We have been reported on the main guides of the sector and on the italian daily newspaper "Repubblica", and we have also prepared the best products of our local gastronomic for some Italian actor of TV series "Gente di Mare" at the port of Tropea. The menu' of our Restaurant changes every day, both lunch and dinner. The pre-cooked food does not exist here, we cook all at the moment. Once a week they organize tastings of Calabrian typical products: "Calabria evening", a multi-course buffet feast during which the best regional specialties are served with popular music, songs and dances. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel La Bussola

Address: Viale Giuseppe Berto | Località Faro, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
Region: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Ricadi > Capo Vaticano
Price Range: $67 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bussola 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Hotel La Bussola
La Bussola Tropea
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Capo Vaticano
#3 Family Hotel in Capo Vaticano
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“If you have a young family they can put you on the first floor where there is a safe veranda for the kids”
dancav, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Comfortable rooms, great showers (which is hard to come by in Italy), great staff and great food.”
292ritar, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The hotel could improve on the shower in our room. Water from the shower was not contained very well and at times flooded the bathroom~”
BIG_TURKEY, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“good view from the balcony you can see Stromboli volcano”
cessarios, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“My cousin and his wife got a room with a hard bed. Ours was nice but you should check the bed first.”
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