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Capovaticano Resort Thalasso&Spa - MGallery by Sofitel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in San Nicolo
Certificate of Excellence
Gent, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

The first impression of the hotel was very good. Nice furniture, spacious rooms and good facilities around the swimming pool and beach.

The most of the staf was very friendly, unfortunately they only spoke Italian and german. Some spoke a little English. The waiter, Nico, was the best. He should have been in charge of the reastaurant.

The shuttle service is not very day available and you have to pay for it. And since the hotel lies very deep it is not acciscable for older people or disabled people. You have to climb at least more than 500 meters up a steap hill. Because no service to go up is availble.
There is nothing to do in the hotel. Except for some live music in the lobby bar during evenings.

Breakfast and diner are very poorly. Not enough variety, and in the brochure they mentioned show cooking... but I didn't see any of that.
The pancakes were baked in advance, so most of the time they were cold.
Often we didn't find any small spoons and the coffee they served tasted badly. All others drinks like fruitjuices come out of machines.
Every evening the ice cream was already melting at the buffet. Some evenings you could'nt find any meat at the buffet. For 7 days always the same fruit (melon, apples, plumes and grapes).

On our last day we checked out at 12.00 am, this is standard procedure in the hotel, and wondered if we still could have diner because our flight was at 23.30 and the taxi was going to pick us up at 21.00. At the reception we were told that we could have diner if we paid € 70.00. In my opinion a very high price for a poor buffet. Moreover this should have been included in our holiday since we paid a lot of money for this holiday. The hotel was only booked for 25% and we still couldn't keep our room until time of departure, we were forced to take a shower in the Spa.
We went out to have diner in a local restaurant "A Turri" on our last evening and had the best bottle of wine, antipasti and two maindishes for only € 40.00 for two persons. Moreover the lady of the restaurantspoke good English and was extremely friendly.

If you want to stay at this hotel, you must have a car, if not it's quite difficult to go and you a look around in the villages. You better book last minute, then you pay half price and then you get your money's worth.

Me and my husband would never visit this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed in Capovaticano Resort for our honeymoon. The hotel architecture and the rooms were excellent. The manager of the hotel was extremely helpful and friendly, but we had difficulty in communicating the staff as nobody knew English. (We had to learn Italian during our stay) The food was ok but it would be better if we could find more choices other than ham or fish especially for lunch. We were surprised to see that there was no pizza at the beach restaurant. The sea was wavy for two days but then it calmed down. We hope Italian ministry of tourism gives permission for a deck at the beach later on. It was a bit difficult to walk on the beach without shoes, as there were lots of stones and rocks. But overall this was a good holiday!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Capovaticano Resort Thalasso&Spa - MGallery by Sofitel
Address: Localita Tono | Frazione San Nicolò, 89866 San Nicolo, Ricadi, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Ricadi > San Nicolo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in San Nicolo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Capovaticano Resort Thalasso&Spa - MGallery by Sofitel 4*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ancients knew Capo Vaticano with the name of "Taurianum Promontorium", a name which, in Roman times, was changed to "Capo Vaticano". Vatican comes from "Vaticinium", Latin for oracle and response. According to the Legend, in a cave of the promontory of Capo Vaticano lived the Prophetess Manto, who gave advice and responses to mariners as to know the Will of the Gods before they would face the dangerous waters between Scylla and Charybdis. From the Prophetess, the rock "Mantineo" (from the greek "manteuo" give responses),which is located 200 meters off the Cape, takes its name. Located at the very south end of the Italian peninsula, in one of the most exclusive destinations of the beautiful "Costa degli Dei", Capovaticano Resort Thalasso & Spa is nestled in the heart of the stunning scenery, facing the Aeolian Islands and the volcano Stromboli. The enticing, untouched nature and crystal clear waters make the Resort the ideal destination for those who love relaxation and water sports. The modern and minimal design, that inspires serenity, exalts the spacious 123 rooms all equipped with large terraces. At the Wellness Centre, Thalassa Sea & Spa, you will discover the benefits of thalassotherapy and you will benefit from personalized treatments. Once your energy is rediscovered, you will taste the refined cuisine of the restaurants "Mantineo" and "Stromboli". ... more   less 
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