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“Exactly as Advertised!” 5 of 5 stars
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Romantic Hotel & Restaurant Villa Cheta Elite
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Timpone, 46, 85046 Acquafredda, Maratea, Italy   |  
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Northport, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Exactly as Advertised!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful villa overlooking lush gardens and the sea. Rooms are elegantly appointed with embroidered linen and antique furniture. Cuisine was best of entire 20 day trip! They offer a 4-course prix-fixe dinner (half board) that is outrageous! Appetizer, pasta, entree, desert. It was actually too much for us, and we discovered we could have opted for a two course meal- but didn't want to miss any of the fabulous dishes.
Parking is tight, but the owner greets you as you pull up and offers to park for you. No hotel in Italy had window screens, so opening the windows at night was not an option with the mosquitoes. But the A/C worked great.
It was the most relaxing stay of our trip, We were well rested, well fed, and near enough to local sights. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Rooms on second floor facing patio, gardens and sea are spectacular!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Potenza, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Absolutely EXCELLENT!! I am from Potenza (140 Km away from Maratea) and usually spend my summer vacations nearby in my family private house. Nevertheless, in order to organize a working meeting, I planned to host my guests (1/3 foreigners) to a hotel which could offer the proper atmosphere and feeling you could get in Maratea. I was convinced by some friends that Villa Cheta Elite would have been suitable for this. After the 3 days staying I can state that it is a PERFECT place for having a rest and appreciate the beauty of Maratea’s coast. The rooms are spotless and very comfortable and the accommodation is positive on every aspect. The common internal and external spaces are very well preserved and kept, they are cosy and express an old-fashioned elegant style which is in perfect balance with the Villa and the typical Maratea’s coast buildings. Considering this you’ll really appreciate the towels with laces, pieces of furniture and old paintings hang up on the internal white walls of the Villa. Some rooms have astonishing view of the coast, but anyway you can enjoy it from either the solarium or common terraces too. Talking about food, it was top-class!!! We had three dinners and in all circumstances the taste was delicious and dishes were beautifully served. The wine selection, is a little bit expensive. I would suggest the "house" wine which is of good quality. The staff can speak English, they are what you can get from a 5-star hotel – stating they are polite and professional could actually depreciate their high value. The car park is a little bit small, nevertheless we have never had problems although we got there by estate cars. The only complain that could be moved is related to the beach that is just underneath the hotel but it is not owned by Villa Cheta Elite itself. To reach the beach, you need to use very uncomfortable stairs which make to regret the choice on the way back because they can be too steep . I strongly suggest to reach the Villa by a small or medium car and get somewhere else to the beach, such as Spiaggia Nera, Cersuta, Macarro or, if the sea is too waved, to La Secca. The last one is 20 km away and the trip there would only take 20 minute costing 18-15 Euros for an umbrella and two sunbeds plus 8 Euros for parking. If you enjoy the Acquafredda beach you can get there by the hotel shuttle and costs are 15 Euros for an umbrella and two sunbeds. Suggested to everyone ideal for middle age couples.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

AMAZING hotel, as beautiful as the photos suggest. Do not hesitate to book here. The building itself is just beautiful, spotless, and dripping with history and art in every corner; the extensive manicured grounds look like they are right out of a travel magazine; the beds are heavenly with gorgeous linens; and the view is unbelievable, especially from the dinner patio. Despite the evening mosquitos, dinners on the patio were the highlight of every day; we have enough food porn photos to make us drool in retrospect all year. But the very best part of our trip was the staff, who are as attentive as I could ever hope for. When we left, I felt like we were personal friends with everyone there. They went far out of their way to accommodate every wish, to the point of over-the-top...for instance, when I was a little disappointed that spaghetti with clams had run out for dinner, Angela was back 5 minutes later with the news that the chef had found a few extra clams to make one more plate of spaghetti just for me. When we asked for a cab to get to the train station early the next the morning, the manager offered the hotel shuttle (and bellman Nicola) to take us to the next town so we could avoid lugging our suitcases on and off the regional train, complimentary of course, and they made sure we had cappuccinos and breakfast too. (We traveled by train and it worked pretty well. Our only mistake was booking to the Maratea train station: the Acquafredda station is closest, followed by Sapri.) I cannot say enough about the gracious and professional service that everyone working at the hotel was happy to provide for us. Fantastic job, folks...I wish all hotels were run like yours!

Room Tip: We had two sea-view rooms at the end of a hall; they were both wonderful (35 and 36)
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Sussex
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Once again we have returned to Villa Cheta for what is becoming our annual 'time to chill out'. We have been visiting this hotel frequently over the last fourteen years and once again it justifies why we keep going back.
The ambience is one of pure restfulness and attentive, but discreet staff, always willing to help and ensure that your time there is enjoyable. As always to food is an essential part of the experience and never disappoints.
We have written about Villa Cheta over the years and are at risk of repeating ourselves, but what we would say is that if you are visiting Italy even if only once, make this the last place you stay and you will always remember Italy and Villa Cheta with affection.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, but the best have a sea view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

just back miss it already fantastic place staff are the best I have experienced in many a year
cannot praise this place enough
the gardens are superb as is the rest of the hotel
read the rest of the reviews and believe every word they say
this hotel gives the type of service and attention that people expected in the twentys and thirties
but is sadly missing today totally superb

Room Tip: just go any room will please
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florence, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have just returned from a five days stay at Villa Cheta and our only thoughts are: we must come back! The liberty style and the beauty of the Villa caught us from the very first moment: the details of the terrace garden display themselves step by step in a continuous surprise of colors, smells and views on a sky looking sea. Inside the Villa every element is positioned and kept as in a private home: linen beds, antiques furniture and design lights made us feel in the place we would like to live in. One must have felt the same while traveling on the Orient Express. One last nostalgic note: the restaurant is one of the best ever tried, from the excellent fish and vegetables tempura to the Calamarata pasta and the octopus and potato hors d’oeuvres with olives topping... amazing! As amazing is the staff taking care of all our needs with sweetness and always wearing a smile.
If you happen to travel the South of Italy, you must experience Villa Cheta: we will again, for sure.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Recently We spent a week at the "Romantic Hotel & Restaurant Villa Cheta Elite"
what else to say that this property is legendary?
Well, a few things :
Exceptional charm : spectacular, truly charming, beautiful architecture and decoration (a living museum of memorabilia and historical furnishings).
Exceptional level of service : modern, warm and professional. Maria, Angela and Biagio are very, very precious….
Exceptional cuisine : inspired and light, while remaining quintessentially Italian.
Exceptional location : literally over the magnificent gulf of Policastro…..
Exceptional environment : perfectly curated and perfumed gardens and 180-degree view over the Med.The owners are always ready to give the best advises regarding the beautiful little towns around the area….
Definitely outstanding charming Hotel…..

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Timpone, 46, 85046 Acquafredda, Maratea, Italy
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Location: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Potenza > Maratea > Acquafredda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection 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 Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Acquafredda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Romantic Hotel & Restaurant Villa Cheta Elite 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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