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Marinella Hotel

Via Grotticelle, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi Italy
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#7 of 24 hotels in Capo Vaticano
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See why so many travelers make Marinella Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Capo Vaticano. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a refrigerator, air conditioning, and a kitchenette, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the hotel.

The property also boasts a pool and breakfast, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to Marinella Hotel, free parking is available.

Capo Vaticano has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Ristorante Trattoria La Campagnola, La Bussola Restaurant, and Ristorante A Turri, which are serving up some great dishes.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Capo Vaticano (0.3 mi) and Grotticelle beach (0.2 mi), which are some popular Capo Vaticano attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

At Marinella Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Capo Vaticano.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
German, Italian
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DamjanT wrote a review Jul 2019
3 contributions
Completely average hotel, definitely overrated in comparison with hotels in neighbourhood. Clean. Garden view can mean anything. Good kitchen, poor breakfast. Limited availability of umbrellas and chairs on the beach. If it is a crowdy day or your last day, you have to find and pay umbrella& beds on some other beach even if it is already included in your price.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: you can not choose
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Sander v wrote a review Jul 2018
Dorpen, Germany100 contributions63 helpful votes
Hotel Marinella has a couple of locations. One of them is Residenza Luzia up the hill about a 1000 yards from the main hotel facility. I was lucky enough to stay in that Residenza and you cannot go wrong with this location. It is new, the pool is great, the staff is always there for you and if you booked half board as I did, you'll get a great fresh meals every single day. There is always plenty of everything and the waiters will do next to anything in order to make you happy. One thing is for sure; if you want to get around by yourself, the hiring of a car is essential. If you do not want to leave the hotel, there is a regular and free connection for your trip to the beach a couple of kilometers away (and from the Residenza to the main hotel when you will have your lunch or diner). The beach is on a walking distance on your way down, but climbing up the hill after a day on that beach might not be what you need. So you willl be picked up by the hotel bus on regular occasions. The hotel offers enough possibilities to visit all sorts of special sites at very okay prices. If you are in for a German breakfast, you will not get that. The Italian beakfast mostly consists of eating sweet cake and sweet croissants with some coffee. Not my thing at all, but in this hotel there is a adaptation to a somewhat more extensive breakfast. Let us call that a breakfast light, but very nice on the other hand. But first of all, the staff is great. From the reception area to the cleaning ladies. Calabria nowadays is crowded. If you did read somewhere it is a desolate province of Italy, the travel guide is absolutely wrong. It is very crowded even out of season. I met Canadians, Germans, Russians, Argentinians.......well, people from all over the world. A thing to rememebre if you rent a car. The roads are extremely bad with the exception of the highway from the airport Lamezia Terme and the main road in the south heading to Riace. On the other way if you are in Capo Vaticano and you want to go to Tropea, just 10 miles away........expect a full 30 minutes to get there. You cannot drive faster than mostly 30 to 40 km per hour and those amazing potholes will slow you down every 100 meters. Those roads are fun if you like off-road vehicles, but count on the fact the potholes are as deep as the size your tires. The locals know where those potholes are and will, without signaling, go to the left or the right....just follow them, and you will be okay. Do also not forget you will find couches on the side of the road, chairs, huge amounts of plastic garbage and ladies solliciting. Back to the hotel. This has become an instant favorite of mine. My deepest respect for those working there, making your holiday better every single day. Book this hotel and you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I stayed in the Residenza and had two rooms. The second one was 243 and I loved that even more...
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Janka H wrote a review Nov 2016
Prague, Czech Republic6 contributions
We spent here our holidays in the middle of September 2016. We had tripple room (1x double bed and 1x single bed) with balcony. We were not squeezed at all while the single bed has been situated in separated room with the doors. The staff, unfortunately, didnt speak english well but were really very friendly, keen to help with any request. Of course the hotel has 3 stars so you cant expect miracles but they are really hard working and trying to make your stay as nice as possible. We had halfboard so breakfast where you could choose from buffet - some cold things such as cheese, ham, salami, vegetable and so on, then you had some eggs as well, sweets, muesli, juices, coffees, teas etc. what we think was regular type of breakfast of all the summer hotels. Dinner we were choosing always the day before and we could choose from 3 types of starters - it was always pasta but of different preparation; and 3 main courses - vegeterian, fish, meat. Very nice variety :) The hotel itself is very nice, small with cosy and familiar atmosphere, I think we didnt leave disapointed and it worth it for price we paid :)
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
mirakhalil wrote a review Sep 2016
Milan, Italy625 contributions81 helpful votes
What i enjoyed the most during my 2 days stay there was the room it has every thing i needed and banana tree in front of my window made me feel like really in summer Bed was confortable and tv had really many channels Food is good too and the also pick you up from train staion if you need to and drive you to it as well when leaving And the pool and view the have in luzia residence is really nice
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
Ljiljana300 wrote a review Aug 2016
Belgrade, Serbia2 contributions10 helpful votes
The comments I have read about the hotel, were not promising, but as it was only 10 days left ahead of my vacation, my boyfriend decided to choose this hotel. And it really surpassed our expectations. Let’s start. Location – it is 300m situated from the Groticella beach, which is together with the Tropea beach one of the most famous in Calabria. You can go by foot or by the hotel shuttle bus that is driving every hour. If you choose to go by foot is it the easier part going to the beach as it is down the hill, but when you are returning from the beach then it could be a bit heavier at the beginning as it is a bit steeper up the hill. The beach is sandy, the umbrella and the two chairs are for free, as all hotels are renting its space on this beach, and if you want to take the sunbed it will cost you 5 euro per one sunbed. The bottom of the sea is not that much rocky as it was described in some comments. It’s a mixture of stones and sand, but it does not require special shoes. You have two restaurants on the beach, with lunch, ice creams, waters etc. The shops and restaurant’s are on the top of the street. The Marinella is the almost last hotel in this street and the closest to the beach, so when you go to the center it will take you a 6-7 minutes upside the hill. There is only one supermarket, one shop with typical Italian products and 2-3 restaurants. There is not much to do after the beach in Capo Vaticano, so we were going to the Tropea, 10km from Marinella. The only problem is that the bus is not going frequently, every 3 hours actually, the return ticket it 5 euro per person and it drives 20 minutes to Tropea. But it was always on time. The Tropea you must see, it is even better place than Taormina. Vivid, lot of restaurants, shops, atmosphere. Fantastic. Meals in hotel – we took a half board, and comparing with other hotels you can choose between the dinner and the lunch. The breakfast was always cold (salami, cheese, vegetables, sweets) but we did not mind much. The dinner/lunch was perfect, you could choose between two menus but we had always Pasta/Calabria soups for the first meal and fish/meat for the second meal and very tasty appetizers with lot of eggplant and zucchini and other delicious food. The food is really delicious and the staff is amazingly kind and often serves you the other menu though you have eaten all the food from the menu you have chosen. If you order a bottle of wine or water and you do not drink it during you meal, it will wait for you the next days. Regarding the furniture, the hotel is a bit old fashioned, but is refers to me, only to the restaurants and the reception, whereas the rooms are rather ok. The advantage is that it is small hotel (around 60 rooms) so it is never crowded, full of bougainvillea and palms. So if you want to take a good rest and enjoy swimming and beach activities Marinella is a good choice in combinations with the excursion to the Eolian islands, Reggio and Schilla. We really enjojed our staying and would warmly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$54 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyCalabriaProvince of Vibo ValentiaRicadiCapo Vaticano
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marinella Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Marinella Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Praia di Fuoco (0.6 miles), Capo Vaticano (0.09 miles), and Grotticelle beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Marinella Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Marinella Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Marinella Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Marinella Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marinella Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pescheria Gastronomia Antichi Sapori del Mare -Da Francesco, Trattoria Pizzeria da Mimma, and Ristorante A Turri.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marinella Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Marinella Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Marinella Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Marinella Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Capo Vaticano.
Are pets allowed at Marinella Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marinella Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Italian.