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Hotel Villa Afrodite

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

What a mistake...the car in the carpark should have warned me! Bovalino Marina is a shabby, crumbling, rubbish strewn no-where with unfinished buildings, refuse, cracked pavements and weeds! The Hotel is a vast dying edifice (nowhere remotely near the 5 star they claim! We waited 4 hrs for them to (unsuccessfully) try and fix the tv and internet. No hot... More 

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Fresno, California
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392 reviews
98 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We made a mistake on the reservation from one to two and we were charged an extra 40 euro. Would be fine if it was offering a good selection of amenities but nothing. The breakfast was the worst I've encountered in any Italian hotel. It's also not directly on the water as it portrays. If you order in the restaurant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Very kind and helpful staff, rooms where excellent air con wonderful as it was very hot Close to shops, restaurants, and the beach. Provided excellent service even transport without being asked. Would return if possible.

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Primerano, Direttore at Hotel Villa Afrodite, responded to this review

Thanks, very kind, thank you so much I hope you soon The director Michele D'ALBA More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The pictures are great but the reality hits home when you drive up to it. It is located a couple blocks from the beach (reached by walking down an alley/stormdrain) and is isolated in a pretty desolate area. The facility itself was probably once a grand hotel with high quality materials used throughout. Unfortunately, it has suffered a bit in... More 

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Alfredo P, Direttore at Hotel Villa Afrodite, responded to this review

We apologize if the way to the beach is not so comfortable, but we do our best to change things in a town, which has to be to deal with a tainted mentality. We are working to improve services in a small town which wants to have the chance to be known worldwide, that’s the reason why we need time... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The best part of arriving at the hotel was the welcome: I was immediately greeted & offered a drink (I did have one after freshening up). Like a previous reviewer, it did feel a little like a ghost hotel: where were the other guests? Why weren't any of the public areas 'open'? However, I wasn't on holiday so wasn't put... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

After arrival at the hotel in the afternoon the receptionist told us our rooms weren't prepared yet. He asked us to wait for 15 minutes in the lounge and offered us some drinks while waiting. When we got to our rooms we noticed that the hotel was not really that well maintained and was a little bit derelict, both from... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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105 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

We stayed here for five days. One can not say enough about how the staff treated us like royalty. Everyone had a smile & couldn't do enough for us. Made us feel happy every day! Breakfast buffet was a delight every morning with many selections too numerous to list. We had fresh scrambled eggs and cappochino served hot to the... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2012

The staff could not do enough for us. They were friendly, professional and courteous. Our room and ensuite bathroom were both spacious, and we had a very large balcony which was made private with plants and flowers. Even though the beach was "closed" because we were out of season they went out of their way to arrange for an umbrella... More 

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direzioneGM, Direttore at Hotel Villa Afrodite, responded to this review

Good morning, makes us great pleasure to be able to make you enjoy and we hope to see you again our guests. General Manager More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2006

From 1 to 16 July we had a delightful stay at the Hotel Villa Afrodite in the small coastal town of Bolvalino Marina. The hotel is a family run enterprise and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. After warning the hotel that my wife was a coeliac (and I only had to do this once), the staff made sure she... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Afrodite

Address: Via Aldo Moro, 89034 Bovalino Marina, Italy
Region: Italy > Calabria > Province of Reggio Calabria > Bovalino Marina
Price Range: $133 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Villa Afrodite 5*
Number of rooms: 26
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