Excellent staff, clean rooms, outstanding breakfast and beautiful beach. Ask for a two room suite. You will need a mode of transportation to get around the town and visit sights. Verify with hotel when the pool and beach is closed up for the season.
I recently returned from a group tour with Senior Discovery Tours of Canada and stayed at the Grand President for 16 days through the holiday season. The hotel is located on the outskirts of the small town of Siderno in Calabria region on the Ionian Sea. The extensive beach can be accessed through a short tunnel leading from the front of the hotel under the highway. Along the top of the beach is a pathway that enables guests to walk to the center of town (15 - 20 min.) and connect with the promenade that fronts Siderno. The hotel itself is an older establishment with a comfortable vibe and renovated rooms. The room, although not large, had everything we needed, comfortable beds and a good shower with consistent hot water. The outdoor pool and pleasant outside dining and leisure areas would be a bonus during warmer months. Our group enjoyed our meals in the hotel dining room. Our breakfast was served buffet style, with lovely fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, pastires, cold meats, eggs, etc. The multi-course lunches and dinners were served by the excellent wait staff, together with a self-serve salad bar. The food and wines were delicious and the service outstanding. This area is less traveled than many other regions of Italy despite its many attractions: lovely scenery, ancient mountain-top villages, open markets, beach-lined coast, delicious food and wine, and the hospitality of the people. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and the weather was sunny and quite mild for December. All and all, a great place to spend the holiday season. Many thanks to the management and staff for your hospitality and your superb service. And to the local residents who opened their hearts and their homes to us, we shall not forget you..…
Friendly staff, super accommodating, great food, perfect view! SO MUCH FUN for the whole family! We needed an extra bed, they brought us an extra bed. We needed a blow dryer, they brought us a blow dryer. We missed lunch because everyone in town went to sleep at 1pm, they made us bruschetta! The entertainment was also super friendly and personal, they made sure to stop and talk to you and say hello wherever they saw you
We have enjoyed wonderful stays at this lovely hotel during the summer months over the past few years. As dining is very important to us we have never been disappointed. The food and service have been excellent. Another key consideration is the cleanliness of the property and here again, the property and rooms are very clean. The property grounds are well kept and simply beautiful. The hotel is within walking distance to a stunning beach with a great set up. The pool is also lovely and well kept. As for the staff and management, they are so friendly and accommodating. A big thank-you to the hotel owners, management and staff for another amazing vacation this past August.
I went to the Grand Hotel President for a week holiday with my family...and also to get married. It was the right choice and everything was beyond my expectations. The location is amazing, very nice beach and clean and warm sea. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they could not be nicer. One of the best restaurants in Calabria. It was a wonderful stay and I would definitely recommend this place for a family holiday, for a romantic stay, for a business conference or for any other reasons. It is a lovely place where you will get back again...and again...as I will do! Thanks all for making my special day so perfect. My wedding in the garden of the hotel was a dream!