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Al Vecchio Pioppo

Via Filippo Turati 65, 87028 Praia A Mare, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 6 Praia A Mare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014
Paul M Los Osos, California
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Los Osos, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Al Vecchio Pioppio (a reference to the old poplar tree in front) is a great find in the underrated town of Praia a Mare. The location is near to what's happening: just a few steps from the main street with its shops selling "produti tipici" (typical local products) and the main drag for the evening "passagiata." The beach is only... More

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calipso08, Proprietario at Al Vecchio Pioppo, responded to this review

Hello Paul thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to meet you and i hope see you again,in the next future...what a pity for the boat trip around Dino's Island,but will be the motive for come back in Praia a Mare.Many of lots... More

San Luis Obispo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Al Vecchio Pioppo is a beautiful B&B a short walk to the sea in Praia a Mare and also right in the sweet town itself. Walking is easy everywhere and the streets are tree lined with nice shops of local food products. You can hear the church bells ringing in the background. Gaetano is always easy to reach by phone... More

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Hello Paul thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to meet you and i hope see you again,in the next future...what a pity for the boat trip around Dino's Island,but will be the motive for come back in Praia a Mare.Many of lots... More

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were very happy to stay in this well located and maintained house in this beautiful room. We also appreciated the warm welcome by Gaetano and his wife who provided some helpful information for further exploring the surroundings. Definitely recommended, grazie mille!

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calipso08, Proprietario at Al Vecchio Pioppo, responded to this review

Hello Simon and Renata thank you so much for review; we are very happy to meet you and we hope to see again .By from Praia a Mare. Gaetano e Antonella More

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32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

First of all, I have to say visiting Praia a Mare was probably *not* the best idea I have ever had. I read in "Rough Guide to Italy" that the towns just to the north (e.g. Maratea) were very beautiful. I don't recall now exactly but I believe Al Vecchio Pioppo was one of the few places with any availability... More

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calipso08, Proprietario at Al Vecchio Pioppo, responded to this review

hello thank you for remembering us, thanks for the nice things scritte.Praia a Mare is a very nice town to visit, especially when they start fine weather and the heat of our sun, which together with the beauty of our sea holiday offers truly unique. Air conditioners heat up as best they can, then it depends on how you abituati.However... More

Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

An ideal stopover on our way South to Sicily. Easy to find, the numbers of the houses are on the walls. It is the wooden door right next to a small supermarket. Gaetano was outside to meet us and came with me to negotiate the town's one way system and eventually park the car in a safe street opposite the... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

While travelling to Sicily with friends on the Amalfi coastal highway we decided to stop in the early afternoon and stay at one of the B & Bs in Praia A Mare and by chance we Hit the Jack Pot! Since we weretravelling in the off season most restaurants and B & B's were closed. We stopped and talked with... More

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calipso08, Proprietario at Al Vecchio Pioppo, responded to this review

Grazie Brenda,grazie anche a voi,siete persone veramente speciali...arrivederci Thanck you so much,Brenda,thanck you very much,you are very nice and special people.....goodbye More

Tampa, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife and I were traveling with another couple by car on our way to Sicily. At about 4:00 PM one of the ladies began to feel ill from motion sickness, so we got off the Autostrada and entered Praia a Mare. Since it was off season in October, we could not find a Hotel that was open, but a... More

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Grazie di cuore,Sal e Pam,siete persone veramente simpatiche e spero con tutto me stesso che un giorno potremo rivederci.Ciao More

Bath, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My wife & I stayed for 6 nights at Al Vecchio Pioppo at the beginning of September. We were met by the friendly Gaetano at the train station and taken for an espresso by our host. The B & B is well located in the center & a very short walk from the beach. All of the guest house is... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My family and I stayed at Al Vecchio Pioppo on Sept.1st, we were greeted by our host Gaetano; Gaetano was very helpful in offering to take us around Dino island, provided information on must see places in Calabria, we were also invited to his home to an excellent dinner prepared by his charming and talented wife Antonella: Best dinner we... More

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Santee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Al Vecchio Pioppo for 5 nights the last week in May. The room was very nice and comfortable. The location is close to the beach, stores, restaurants, and train station. Gaetano gave us information about other towns nearby to visit and what to see and do in those towns. He was always willing to... More

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Address: Via Filippo Turati 65, 87028 Praia A Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Cosenza > Praia A Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Al vecchio pioppo" is the first B&B in Praia a Mare, situated in the main street, just 100 metres away from the sea. Established in the family house built in the middle of the 19th century, it was recently restored and equiped with modern amenities. Comfortable and refined rooms, furnished with vintage and antic pieces of furnitures. Ideal for spending relaxing moments. Every room has an autonomous air-conditioner,a private bathroom, a tv and a fridge.Our b&b is open all year round to anyone who would like to come and visit us and we will be happy to offer our best, frendly and joyful hospitality. ... more   less 
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