In first of all I have to thank to whole hotel stuff for their well done job. Especially to animators and to the chef, who cooks fantastic.
I have to say that before our family holiday I was a bit worried, because I never was in south of Italy and everyone just claims that it is very poor and dirty region. Well, maybe this is truth, but if you consider all the circumstances the Calabrian region is very nice to visit. The Italians are very friendly nation and doing all with their hearth. This is something what I could really enjoy as well in this hotel.
The hotel residence is well situated directly at very beautiful sand beach, but it has its price: It is unable to arrive to this hotel with larger bus. You have to use a shuttle or go by walk downhill. However the environment and the sea-view are worth of this.
The accommodation is very various, we was in a new "Junior Suite", but I saw there many different types. This was fine for us with a little daughter. The rooms are clean, large, the air-condition works perfect.
However, if you are from Central or Western Europe you have to be aware that 4 stars hotels are in Italy (actually the same in Greece or Spain) not the same as in your home-country. So the tolerance has to be in that case a bit wider. This hotel in west Europe would be maybe only 2-3 stars worth, so be this aware.
Other-side I cant concern on the stuff. We had always cleaned room, eat well in very nice restaurant with sea-view, had a lot of fun in clean and well designed pool.
An extra point is the animation program. As we have 4 years old daughter we was very happy as she enjoyed the daily baby dance or some other shows in the hotel´s theater.
Back to the restaurant: the meal was perfect, chef was always onsite, so you can directly discuss with him the ingredients and recipe.
In Calabria is bit harder to speak with some in English/German, but we always found a way how to communicate and learned few Italian words as well :-) It was only a barrier for my daughter as she speaks only her native language in her age of 4.
We have visited the country as well, so sharing my very positive experience on this place as well.
Of course, you will find 100 things in this hotel, which can be done better, but any which is crucial, so enjoy the holiday.
The sea is usually very warm and perfect for swimming also for small children. Be carefully, as sometimes you may see there Medusa, but this is only when the sun is more days shining and there is no wind. We have the luck that we have vary weather, so it was not so hot all days. Last thing to mention: the prices are in hotel very high, for example 1 can of Cola was 2,50 EUR, so count with this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The structure looks like a small self-contained oasis within which you can find: • an elegant and refined restaurant 40m from the beach and features a large terrace overlooking the sea, where you can enjoy fresh fish dishes and typical Calabrian cuisine (buffet service); • 2 bars: one at the beach and one at the center of the village, pleasant meeting places where you can sample delicious cocktails, refreshing drinks and delicious cocktail or where to have a quick snack but tasty; • a diner with the possibility of removal; • a pizzeria where you can enjoy great pizza cooked in a wood stove. • a market well-equipped; • public telephones, newspapers and tobacco; • coin operated laundry facilities; • free safety deposit boxes; • free parking; • private beach reserved for guests only available to the village with comfortable sun beds and umbrellas • WiFi with charge Hotel formula: Double, triple and quadruple rooms are available. Ground floor with covered equipped veranda or first floor with equipped balcony. Air conditioning, television, hairdryer, safety box, telephone and refrigerator available in all rooms. On request small kitchenette for children. Residence formula: Apartments from 2 to 8 people. All equipped with Air conditioning, television, hairdryer, safety box, telephone and refrigerator. Terrace or veranda. Only 60m far to the sea. Sport Facilities: For the lovers of swimming we mention a wonderful Olympic swimmingpool where to train, another swimmingpool with hydromassage and waterfalls to relax and the last swimmingpool for children, provided with aquatic games; a multiple field for tennis and soccer, tennis table, disco, amphitheatre, boat rent and a lot of animation with reliable and qualified experts who have been working with us from many years.. There are beautiful bays, coves and inlets as well as crystal clear sea which allows the visitors to try out many leisure activities, from windsurfing to water skiing and canoeing, from boat trips along the Coast "degli Dei" to the Aeolian Islands. You can also try snorkeling to explore beautiful sceneries under the water. For those who want to explore the interior of this beautiful Calabria's corner, there is a possibility to rent cars, motorcycles and bicycles. A shuttle service is also available. If you want to come with yourfour-legged friends, which are allowed in the village only in the low season, we recommend you an excellent pet hotel "The World of Pluto", 5 kilometers far tothe village where highly qualified staff will take care of your pets by offering full board in individual pet cages as well as grooming and veterinary care. Everything is offered at special prices exclusively for our customers. Finally, our visitors can enjoy a lot of entertainmentduring the day and in the evening. All our activities for adults and children are organized by qualified personnel members who have worked with us for several years. They will offer you many interesting activities such as water aerobics, aerobics, group dances, theme parties, sports tournaments such as football, tennis, volleyball tournaments and cards, chess and board games. In the evening there will be stage musicals, cabarets, night games, dancing and theme parties in the big amphitheatre. Your children are welcome to take part to a lot of activities organized by our mini-club, children's playground and swimming pool. They can learn baby dancing or try water games. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Solemare Calabria, Italy - Ricadi