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“Wonderful Torre Antica.....the old tower !”

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Hotel Villa Torre Antica
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Atena Lucana
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“Wonderful Torre Antica.....the old tower !”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Found this hotel on the internet before going on holiday to Calabria via the airport in Rome, and used it for a stopover. A quick, easy, three mile drive from the autostrada, everything there was excellent...the welcome...the location, with wonderful views across the wide valley to the distant mountains, the room very well appointed with everything necessary for comfort and convenience ...food very good and an interesting vehicle-less hilltop town to explore until dinner was ready ! Our stay here was another marvellous start to our annual Italian idyll.

Room Tip: Window across the valley.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

The hotel was created by renovating an ancient tower that protected the town of Atena Lucana from foreign invasion. The views from most windows of the hotel are incredible, and especially from the large window in the dining room. The staff makes every effort to accommodate you. The food is excellent, and reasonably priced. Try the Strascinati ai porcini for lunch and you'll wonder how simple pasta, mushrooms and tomatoes can taste so flavorful! The price of the rooms is also reasonable, and for a visit to Atena Lucana, there is no more convenient hotel. It's the only hotel located right in the heart of the old town, and a short walk will bring you to every important site. The maître d’ is Gerardo, and he made sure I was taken care of. My one regret is that I did not take him up on his offer of a late night glass of grappa, but you can bet I will next time!

Room Tip: Any room is good, but ask for one with a view to the front of the hotel - more panoramic.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We booked one night in the Torre Antica in Atena Lucana as a stopover on our way to Lecce from Napoli. The small village of Atena Lucana, perched on a mountain top with great views only has one drawback: there is literally nothing to see or to do here. But that didn't bother us, as were only there for dinner and a good night's sleep.

The hotel is excellent and has a special, gothic, almost medieval (as the name suggest) feel to it. The rooms are large, with antechambers, antique furniture and creepy portraits gracing the walls but we found it wonderful... Our room was clean and featured a luxurious bathroom. When you wander through the public spaces with the rugs and chandeliers, it almost feels like you're strolling through your own castle. The fact that we were the only guests around when we checked in (some others arrived later in the evening) only added to the impression. Quite remarkable.

Just like the hotel, the staff is remakable as well. I assume the hotel is ran by a family with the pater familias doubling as the maître in the restaurant. We dined in that night and despite the language problem (the owner's English is very basic and let that be an understatement, but our Italian is non-existant!) and the fact that there is no written menu, we managed to get an outstanding, authentic Italian dinner experience! In the morning, there is also a breakfast buffet served in the restaurant which is pretty basic but fresh nonetheless.

The next morning upon check-out after a great night's sleep, we were greeted again by the warm and friendly owners and questioned about our next journey. Hearing we were going to Lecce, the came up with a lot of tips and suggestions even though we'd already prepared our next itinerary ;-).

Bottom line: a remarkable (in a positive way) and unforgettable stay in this rather exceptional hotel/villa/castle. Oh, and the rate (both for the room and dinner) was very good as well!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

I was really impressed with this hotel. The price was very reasonable (we booked on bookings.com) and we had an amazing lunch at the hotel. (Note: there really aren't any other restaurants in town for lunch). The town is lovely and full of tiny streets and rich with history. We enjoyed wandering around and visited the local archeology museum (free).

I would definitely recommend a night here if you are in the area.

The room included breakfast, which was simple (pastries, coffee, yogurt, fruit) but nice.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Torre Antica
Address: Via Indipendenza 32, 84030 Atena Lucana, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Salerno > Atena Lucana
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Atena Lucana
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Torre Antica 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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