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La Conchiglia Resort & Spa

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Localita Tono, 89865 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi Italy
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#4 of 24 hotels in Capo Vaticano
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Located in the renowned seaside resort of Capo Vaticano, with an exclusive view of the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands and immersed in an enchanting Mediterranean garden, La Conchiglia Resort & Spa is the ideal choice for those who want discretion and tranquility without sacrificing attention to detail and a cordial hospitality. The 4-star Resort, located in the splendid setting of the Costa degli Dei, has different types of rooms and residences and has all the requisites to guarantee a holiday of total well-being and relaxation. At guests' disposal 24-hour reception, reading area, smart space, 3 swimming pools, 2 of which are heated and with hydromassage, equipped solarium with a front view of the Stromboli, WI-FI connection, uncovered and unattended internal parking, central pool bar, luggage storage, children's play area, relaxation area, equipped private beach, beach bar, panoramic restaurant, spa center, fitness area, padel court, bazaar. The beach of fine white sand is equipped with umbrellas, deck chairs and sun beds and can be reached in a few minutes with a pleasant walk through a private path or with a convenient free shuttle service. The newly built Beach Club is reserved exclusively for Resort customers and is equipped with services, showers and bar. The restaurant delights the palates with delicious tastes of the Italian tradition with a careful and refined touch of the Calabrian cuisine, with its aromas and flavours. Variety of foods and possibility of choice at every meal: from the rich and delicious continental breakfast, to start the day well, then lunch, whose local, genuine and quality ingredients will definitely conquer you, up to dinner, where you can choose between exquisite meat dishes, local fish or vegetarian dishes. Packaged foods and basic products are available on request for guests with food intolerances. The Resort dedicates soft entertainment for adults and children. All activities are harmoniously inserted into the context, leaving guests free to choose the way to best enjoy their stay. Various initiatives related to entertainment, sport, well-being of the body and mind. For younger guests, a reserved area equipped with the possibility, on dedicated days, to be followed with extended hours until late in the evening to give parents the opportunity to enjoy moments of pure relaxation. The pride of the Resort is the exclusive center by Esagono - Salus Per Aquam. Guests can only abandon themselves to the skilled hands of our wellness professionals, who will guide them along a personal regenerating path. In fact, the Spa offers cutting-edge treatments based on advanced scientific research in natural medicine and guaranteed by a professional, attentive and caring staff. Massage room, where you can be pampered by choosing from a wide range of strictly personalized treatments and a relaxation area with chaise longue and herbal tea corner.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Boating
Diving
Hiking
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Patio
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Solarium
Steam room
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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Marta K wrote a review Jun 2021
Warsaw, Poland148 contributions41 helpful votes
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I was one of the first post-Covid guests, and my impression was that they were not yet ready. Hotel is located within the beautiful shores of Calabria. Walking distance to Ricadi train station (no pavement). Hard to get to a grocery store / market on foot (I needed to get a taxi, luckily I was given a phone no. on the way from the said taxi driver). There are 3 types of rooms: lowest standard is close to the sea, medium standard are houses on the premises, and highest standard is in the big building close to the pool. Itaka guests: beware, it turned out that the choice I had with Itaka (sea view or not) was only the choice within the lowest standard! The hotel made a nice gesture (appreciated!) and upgraded us to the deluxe standard. Rooms are indeed beautiful, new, perfectly equiped (loved the shower! An absolute blast!). The whole area is well kept and tidy, very pleasant. An absolute joy to the eye. But: I made it crystal clear I needed a quiet room. I first got a room on the ground floor (felt like in an aquarium, just a few steps from the terrace to the pool loungers….). And it was SO NOISY!!! There are continously either animations or just loud music around the pool. The alternative room we got was on the 1st floor (this is better) but again so close to the pool… and it was the worst experience. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, if you like to sit on the balcony in the afternoon and enjoy a book - La Conchiglia’s top standard is not a place for you. They play the music until well past 23:30 and you can hear the beats even with your window shut. And remember the breakfast is only 7:30-9:30…. It’s hard to get the right amount od sleep there (unless you’re a party animal or you just like/don’t mind the music - you should be fine). I also had trouble sleeping because of the heat, my impression is that the air-conditioned air flow somehow does not reach the corner bed (the small one). The air conditioning turned off automatically while I still could not breathe because of the heat. I was waking up from the heat and stuffiness a few times each night just to change the aircon settings to force it to resume its work. My friend on the big, centrally placed bed had no such troubles, though. The beach is within the walking distance, but do check on Google Earth how the ground is shaped. It is not a mild slope. There is a bus from/to the hotel, but remember the siesta pause (last bus from the beach before lunch: 12:30, then first bus to the beach is as late as 15:00; then two last busses from the beach are at 16:30 and 18:30). There is a lifeguard on the beach who also keeps order on the beach - rarely does one see such a dedicated, hard working person, going the extra mile for his workplace. The first row of umbrellas is usually paid, 10 EUR I think - I was not aware as the hotel did not bother to inform the guests…. Under every umbrella there is a set: one sunbed (to lie down) and one deck chair (to sit). It is frowned upon if you mess it up… At least I was stressed about it at first when I got reprimended in Italian, but then it got better and friendlier. You should take swimming shoes, as the beach sand is with pebbles and the sea bottom is with stones and other weird materials such as bricks. Water is crystal clear, absolutely goregous, could not ask for a more beautiful experience! There is a shower on the „top beach”. But there is no bar (or at least: there WAS no bar when I was there, maybe it was just another sign of the hotel’s slow post-covid wakeup). So, you could not get drinking water while on the beach……. And this is something absolutely unacceptable. My option was soft all inclusive and there was NOTHING to drink at the beach. Did they expect me to walk up the whole way to the pool bar?!! My understanding is that all on inclusive you can survive without any money. And how can you survive on the beach without any water…? A fellow guest advised us to order sparkling and still water for lunch/dinner, the waiter will open tye bottles and pour the first glasses, and so you can, umm, take the almost full with you and it will keep you hydrated on the beach…. This is absurd. We ordered a taxi and bought a few packs of drinks in the nearby supermarket… While we’re at the food: breakfast is 7:30-9:30, lunch is 12:30-14:30 and dinner 19:30-21:30. Breakfast was frustrating as it was very Italian, i.e light and sweet (croissants, doughnuts, muffins, crostata). If you don’t like it sweet, you can only get: always the same bread, always the same ham, same salami, same cheese; if you are lucky: same tomatoes, same scrambled eggs, same fried eggs and same fried bacon / sausage. If you are not lucky you must be patient and wait for refill. Due to Covid there is no self-service, you have to tell the cook what you want, and they don’t put much on the plate (it’s humiliating to keep asking for more and more, and not always being understood). It’s all so inconsistent, we were at first not allowed to take e.g tomatoes ourselves, but then it was self-service, and if tomatoes/other fresh vegetables then why not pasta etc?! For lunch and dinner there is always cold buffet, and from hot dishes: 3 types of pasta (one always with tomato sauce, one always with some frutti di mare/fish, one other) and other main dishes, usually fish, and/or e.g. skewers, with french fries / carrots / peas etc. There was not much choice, to be honest, and whenever I went on a daily trip I must admit I felt relieved I would eat elsewhere. 2 weeks of such food is too much. But also, with all honesty, the food that was there was of excellent quality. Very tasty, always fresh, not some cheap plastic all inclusive food. Compliments to the chef. Still, the hotel must work on the organization: at first dishes were not even signed, then hot dishes were signed in Italian only and those plates were often mixed up. There were long queues and empty dishes far too often. Nobody spoke Polish, as opposed to previous reviews. If you make toasts, make sure you turn the knob („wind up the machine”). All inclusive is so NOT worth it. You get breakfast, lunch and dinner, and aside from that - in the pool bar you can get some drinks from the refill machine (water fizzy/still, regular coke (very sweet) and some other e.g. ice tea or something with aloe or with ginger) and very small portions of lemon or strawberry granita. Refills and granita. That’s all. They charge for everything else - ice cream, chips, anything. There is no gelato (and never was during my stay), just standard „shop” ice cream from the freezer. Also the legendary pizza was such a disappointment!! Thick yeast dough, cut into pieces and not fresh (i.e. kep hot under the big red bulb). The croissants (or cornetti in Italian), also from under the red bulb, were however absolutely yummy. The staff is very friendly, smiling and open. The animation team (Fabio, Andrea, Greta and Greta) were also friendly and otimistic and greated everyone in their native language. However, the hotel seems somehow incompatible with animations. There is no place for a show, for mini disco (kids dance in the dark by the sunbeds by the pool!) and even there is no place for bocci on the beach - I was so unlucky that whenever I chose an umbrella far from where the bocci tournament took place the previous day, it turned out this was the exact spot by the bocci field (full of shouting and laughing participants). It would be good to know where they play so that they can play the way they like and I can relax the way I like. To sum up: I appreciate the staff’s efforts and all that La Conchiglia has to offer, but I am not planning to go back there.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Between 13:00 and 15:00 beach is almost empty - great time to avoid crowds
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Onibaku_di_Shonan wrote a review Sep 2020
Rome, Italy1 contribution
We spent a great vacation here with some friends. The food was delicious and always fresh: when the dishes were finished, the staff immediately supplied the buffet. Even though some days there was bad weather, we spent many hours in the heated pool, drinking delicious cocktails while watching the sunset. A great experience that we will surely repeat soon
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Giulia Pandullo, Direttore generale at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa
Responded Oct 20, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at La Conchiglia Suites & Spa. It is a great pleasure for us to know you found the service good, I will immediately share your appreciations with the entire Team. We truly hope to welcome you back! Warmest regards, GP
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Catherine wrote a review Oct 2019
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I must say that I was really disappointed with this hotel. First thing, it was supposed to be 4* hotel, when our room was maximum 2*. I was there with my boyfriend and we were given room with 3 beds, poorly furnished... with extremely uncomfortable materace. We were not aware of the fact that there are 3 types of rooms, and on the offer there were only photos of these 2 better types. In my opinion if hotel has 4* - all rooms should meet this quality, not only some of them. Food wasn't good as well, everyday similar or the same things. For breakfast only 2 types of ham, cheese, vegetables and eggs. For lunch - poor offer of meat. For dinner there was menu a la carte - this was RIDICULOUS - for example: we have ordered spaghetti with small octopuseS - I had one in my dish and my boyfriend had none xD Most food was untasty. Canollo with ricotta was really good - this I must admit. Polish staff was nice, but the Italian part not really - it was obvious that they care only about Germans - for example waiter haven't sign us on the Dinner list as we didn't speek German and he was not able to communicate in English and he didn't care. Other example - when we ordered pizza in other bar and asked for Olive Oil - waiter said that he doesn't have it here and we need to wait - after that he has ignored us and we have never received it. He was also rude to other guest as they were sitting at the wrong table. From the good things: hotel located close to the beautiful sea shore, nicely arranged near the pool.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from giulia p, ViceHotel Manager at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa
Responded Oct 21, 2019
Dear Catherine, first of all we would like to thank you for your review on Tripadvisor and we are very sorry to read that our Hotel didn’t meet your expectations. On behalf of the hotel, please accept my apologies for any dissatisfaction you experienced during your visit. We hope to have the chance to welcome you soon again. Best regards, La Conchiglia Village Suites & SPA
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Simonedb wrote a review Sep 2019
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Wonedrful place fantastic food amazing views !!!Hoping to visit once again!!!Relaxing atmosphere clean rooms, room service every day.Beach is very close, Sorry to leave this place.Fantastic Weather every day!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from giulia p, ViceHotel Manager at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa
Responded Sep 16, 2019
Dear Simone, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed so much your stay in our hotel. Thank you again for sharing your experience and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, La Conchiglia Village Suites & SPA
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Kamil wrote a review Sep 2019
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Great place for a vacation. Wonderful food, lovely people, very nice stuff! View from the hotel is breathtaking, as well as the very quiet and cosy private hotel beach. Nice starting point for a trip to Tropea and Pizzo. It was a pleasure to spend our time here!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from giulia p, ViceHotel Manager at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa
Responded Sep 9, 2019
Dear Kamil, Thank you for taking the time to write and to share your experience with us on TripAdvisor. Your positive commendations are treasured and well appreciated. We hope to see you back in our Hotel very soon. Sincerely, La Conchiglia Village Suites & SPA
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$67 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyCalabriaProvince of Vibo ValentiaRicadiCapo Vaticano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
98
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Conchiglia Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Grotticelle beach (0.7 miles), Spiaggia Del Tono (0.3 miles), and Spiaggia di Santa Maria di Ricadi (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Degusteria La Bussola, Pescheria Gastronomia Antichi Sapori del Mare -Da Francesco, and La Meridiana Ristorante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does La Conchiglia Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Conchiglia Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Conchiglia Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Capo Vaticano.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to La Conchiglia Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mulino Loiacono (4.3 miles).