This part of the coast has a highway running all along it but also has some glorious beaches and stunning mountains; we used it to get from Sicily to Naples and it's far more preferable to the motorway that runs up the centre of the area as long as your not too bothered about the amount of time your journey takes. It's a bit of a handbrake turn to get off the highway but the hotel has big signs so it's difficult to miss.
The hotel was in a little town called Acquappesa. It was out of season so the town was pretty dead and the beach was blissfully empty (if the Med was a little cold!)- albeit, realistically the beach is a drive not a walk. The staff were all really friendly, spoke great english (and german!) and the food was fine. The hotel itself was clean and comfortable (we stayed in a three bed room which was ok, had a balcony, tv, and decent bathroom) with 18 rooms (I think). However, you do look on to the road which is only literally 20 yds in front of you.
Overall, I'd use this hotel again as a stop off en route but would think twice before using it as a permanent base for a week long holiday due to the road and the fact that there just isn't a lot to do on that coast other than drive to the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pretty, comfortable and family business hotel. It is located on the Calabrian Tyrrhenian coast and offers a wonderful sea landscape. It has a careful garden, a small pinewood, and a private car-parking. All the rooms are equipped with private bath, balcony or terrace. The hotel is only 2 Km far from the famous "Terme Luigiane", a modern thermal spa centre with a wide therapeutic structure, which operates within the National Health Service. ... more less
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