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La Bussola Country Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Giuseppe Berto | Località Faro Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Capo Vaticano
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joe L Marina, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marina, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for four days and loved each one. The most important point is that this hotel is a family run business. We arrived on a Friday evening just in time for the Calabrian celebration (each Friday). Quickly the owner Frabizio, had us drop our bags and walked us to a table the feast was fabulous and the music traditional.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed for one week last July at this family run hotel,and I would like to thank Fabrizio and his family members for giving us a fantastic holyday!The Calabrian buffet night was a true reflection of the distinctive local food and wines,the view from our balcony was to die for,you could see in the distance the island of Stromboli with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Friends who had stayed at La Bussola a few years ago recommended it to us as we discussed our plans for a 3wk stay in Calabria, Sicily and Rome. Their memories of La Bussola were so fond that they decided to join us and we're glad they did! We spent 8 nights in this lovely, quiet, family run resort in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Well coming from Calabrian origin, was like living a home away from home. The owner fabrizio was a fine gentlemen. It was like I had known him for a long time, rather than me being a customer and he being a hotel proprietor! Nothing was a problem whatever the situation, he was, such a " down to earth gentlemen" you... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I stayed two nights at La Bussola. When I checked in the lovely young lady at the desk told me I arrived just in time for the Tuesday night Calabrian Festival. The buffet was outstanding as was the musical entertainment. The place is run efficiently by family members and staff. My room, the public space, pool and gardens were maintained... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel from the 16th to the 20th sept. This was the 3rd hotel we stayed in during out two week trip to Calabria and was by far the best! Everything was so clean, the bedroom we had was very spacious, the shower was the most powerful shower we have ever had! The breakfast was delicious, everything... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I didn't stay at this hotel but called in there as a member of a party of 4 for lunch.The service was good & the staff member who took our order was very friendly & helpful.Three of us had pasta dishes & all were very good.Would I return for lunch....absolutely I would...just for the pasta dish with the 3 varieties... More

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Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We totally fell in love with this hotel and its atmosphere last year, so we've decided to stay there this year again. What I really like about La Bussola is the delicious food, nice people and the animations in the evenings- BUT I would be better If they were more days in the week. Anyway, We hope we will stay... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

A genuinely fantastic experience in an atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble. If you are English and you wish to experience the true flavour of southern Italy, then this is the place for you. Family run and with a positive service ethos. A kitchen where food is prepared from scratch and tastes fantastic. The fish dishes are exemplary and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I stayed at La Bussola from July 20th - 23rd, 2013 and I am already dreaming of my return. It was my first trip to Calabria and I was traveling solo. The hotel is located about a minute away by car from Ricadi train station. As soon as I arrived I was charmed by the ambiance of the hotel's restaurant... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel La Bussola
La Bussola Tropea
La Bussola Country Hotel Capo Vaticano, Italy - Calabria
Address: Viale Giuseppe Berto | Località Faro Capo Vaticano, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Ricadi > Capo Vaticano
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Capo Vaticano
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Capo Vaticano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Bussola Country Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near Tropea in Calabria, situated next to the sea at Capo Vaticano, the Giuliano family directly manages the Hotel Restaurant “La Bussola” with professionalism and particular attention to your demands since 1973. The courtesy, warm reception, and the tradition of hospitality, will really make an unforgettable and pleasant holiday in Calabria. The hotel is situated next to the sea at Capo Vaticano (0,900 mts) near Tropea (7 kms). 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 500 mts from the centre of the village of San Nicolò of Ricadi. It can be easily reached by car as it near the road which goes from Tropea to Vibo Valentia and is about 28 kilometres from the latter. It can be easily reached by train as the nearest Ricadi station is only 800 metres away. The Lamezia Terme international airport is 60 kilometres from our hotel, Reggio Calabria airport is 120 kilometres from our hotel. The Giuliano family and staff can supply information and documentation on the beauty of the area, on historical and artistic sites, the cultural and enogastronomic initiatives of the territory, on the possibility of excursions to Pizzo Calabro, Tropea, Vibo Valentia, Serra San Bruno, Reggio Calabria, Scilla, Locri, Gerace, Taormina, Aeolian Islands (Vulcano, Lipari, Stromboli, Panarea), by boat with departure directly from our beach, Taormina (Sicily) and on the handicraft production of Calabria. Here you can admire the unspoilt countryside along the splendid Capo Vaticano and Tropea coast, famous world wide for its beauty. Like Tropea, also Capo Vaticano , the last outpost on the Gulf of Sant' Eufemia, can boast an international reputation, fully justified not only by the unchanging charm of the places, but also by the modern tourist structures which have revamped the local economy, once based solely on farming and food products, confirming its vocation for tourism. The sunset from here over "Stromboli" is considered the eight wonder of the world. The crystal clear sea and the marvellous beaches, as well as the professional way in which the hotel is run, will make your holiday with us in Capo Vaticano and Tropea….an unforgettable experience.Once a week at the La Bussola Hotel a Calabrian themed night is held. During the Calabria Night there are traditional songs, folk dancing, local foods of Calabria that range from sweet to spicy, and delicious local home made wine. The event is open to both hotel guests and to the public.What really characterizes us in the kitchen, always genuine, abundant and juicy, ingredients able to satisfy the most demanding gourmets too. The Hotel Restaurant "La Bussola" can offer banqueting services in keeping with local customs and traditions, for up 500 guests and the hospitality of the staff, as well as the warm atmosphere of the hotel ensure that it is a refreshing and relaxing experience. You can taste a rich and abundant Italian breakfast or of a sweet and salty sideboard with warm croissant, chocolate, milk, coffee, the fruit hardly picked, Calabrian capicollo, local cheese, home-made sweets, cereals, yogurt, various fruit juices, bread butter, jams and so on. For the customers of the hotel, we have 3 comfortable atmospheres with bar, one big hall with pizzeria for the hotel customers. Moreover, we offer for our clients, a big porch on the green, with small tables and comfortable chairs, a pleasant and calm area for who appreciate a glass of good local wine, or a cocktail. It is a good place for tasting an aperitif, long drink, etc., or to taste a good coffee or a "Tartufo of Pizzo" (it is a local ice cream from Pizzo Calabro, near Tropea) after lunch or supper. Every day you can choose from a different menu of fresh fish, Calabrian, national, and international specialties. Particular attention is devoted to the preparation of Pizza cooked in a wood fueled oven. Our guests can view a comprehensive wine list of the best wines of both Calabria and of the rest of Italy. ... more   less 
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