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Hotel Grotticelle

Contrada Grotticelle SNC, 89866 San Nicolo, Ricadi Italy
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#7 of 8 hotels in San Nicolo
The Hotel is situated 350 metres away from the sea above one of the most beautiful bays in Calabria, the Bay of Grotticelle. The Hotel has a friendly management team and an informal and relaxing atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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edwin e wrote a review Jul 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel Grotticelle is a good hotel. The restaurant serves real Italian food with a lot of variation. Every day our appartement was clean and we got new towels. The view was breathtaking. From the mountain we had a clear view over the ocean. The Grotticelle Beach is very nice!! The hotel has a great animation team. Gianluca and his team do a great job. Especially the little ones have a great time!! To the whole Grotticelle team: GRAZIE!!!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Dzimi1980 wrote a review Sep 2016
Belgrade, Serbia14 contributions11 helpful votes
Pretty nice hotel with in price range. Rooms are very clean, but a little small. We had a viev on the pool area, and it was nice. You have to bring something for mosquitoes, becouse they are so harassing.Breakfast is tipical and good, but dinner was excellent, fresh and delicious. You need to pay for WiFi 2E per person for a day, but you get a prrety good WiFi in all area of the hotel.Road to the beach is steep and you need about 7-10 min. walk to get there. Also you have a shuttle bus for free from the hotel and beck. Beach is beautifull, combination of sand and rocks. Very clean and pleasant temperature of sea. Beach bars are also very good and not so expensive. As a guest of a grotticelle hotel you have an parasol and sunbathing chairs for free and 2x sunbeads and a parasol are about 20E in august.
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Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Arie V wrote a review Sep 2015
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands13 contributions3 helpful votes
We have booked a 1 week holiday on hotel grotticelle in ricardi ,after checking in we where booked in pension Esmaralda near hotel grotticelle , the room has a greath platform with a vieuw over the see ,the room itself was a 3 bed room with AC . We want to get a another room but after a quik look at the hotel we find out that we have one of the bigger room and platform of the hotel , breakfirst is simpel and every day the same.dinner is very good and every day different italian food ,to go to the beach you have to decent a hill ,when your older or have troubels with your legs this is a serious climb ,there is a transport from the hotel to the beach for free ,the beach itself is very nice and good for snorkeling , the bed is hard and when there is a honnymoon couple near your room its noisy
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Date of stay: September 2015
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for apart hotel esmaralda this is a part of hotel grotticelle
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Pchayward wrote a review Sep 2014
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked this privately - appartments are garage style tile floors without style or character. We 'upgraded' to a hotel room which was better however very noisy with coaches arriving until late into the night. Impossible to sleep until midnight sound travel generiously btw hotel rooms. Left prematurely after 3 days staff unfriendly and unwilling to refund for outstanding night. Dont recommend this for families. Only plus was pool. Breakfast buffet okay but with coffee out of a vening machine
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Date of stay: September 2014
MaxExhact wrote a review Jan 2012
Patnem, India151 contributions56 helpful votes
We were first meant to stay at their hotel but the rooms where dark, small and the madrasses where terribly hard and uncomfy. We looked at at least four different rooms but were not very pleased. The staff were very helpful though and finally we got access to one of their apartments with kitchen, balcony and bedroom. That was very good and we enjoyed our stay very much.
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Date of stay: September 2011
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$69 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyCalabriaProvince of Vibo ValentiaRicadiSan Nicolo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Grotticelle
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Grotticelle?
Nearby attractions include Praia di Fuoco (0.6 miles), Capo Vaticano (0.06 miles), and Grotticelle beach (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Grotticelle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Grotticelle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Grotticelle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Grotticelle?
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 Hotel Grotticelle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Grotticelle have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Grotticelle offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Grotticelle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Grotticelle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Grotticelle?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mulino Loiacono (4.8 miles).