We didn't know what to expect at Tropea as there is not much information written about it, but we were not disappointed, the area was beautiful and the town was large enough to explore with the narrow cobbled streets with some opening out onto belvedere's high above the beach below,with the turquoise sea glistening in the sunshine. The Hotel we had chosen was the Hotel Rocca Della Senna, it was everything and more that their web page said, Perched on a rockface with magnificent views and sunsets, with the Volcanic Island "Stromboli" visible in the distance, It was a perfect setting sitting on the terrace having dinner and taking in these picturesque sights, or you could sit on the terrace after your day out, and be served a beer or refreshing cocktail by the friendly waiters, nothing was too much trouble.
We had chosen a superior panoramic sea view room and we had the same views from our
balcony "what a view to wake up to". Our room was plenty large enough with a nice comfortable bed, and a 3 seater sofa, plenty of storage and some very nice personal touches with the pictures and lights. The En Suite had a large easy to use shower.The room was serviced twice daily, and the maids were friendly and the room kept spotless. We did wonder about the mini- bar but no worries the prices were more than reasonable with a good choice of drinks and snacks.The Breakfast was amazing unbelievable choice of cooked meats, cheeses, fresh fruit,
home made savoury pancakes, savoury flans, fruit flans, choice of croissants boiled and scrambled eggs, bacon, and the list goes on, and if that was not enough ask the waiters and they would fry an egg for you.We were only about 10 minutes walk from the Town and we chose to go there 4 times for our evening meal, we were a little disappointed at the restaurants we chose, there are many to choose from so it would be unfair to label them all the same, however the Hotel dinners were something else, there was a 3 course set menu different everyday, and there was variations to the menu if it was not to your liking, it was usually €30.00 per head, not the cheapest but it was great Food well cooked and presented and always served with a smile,
really terrific value.
The receptionists were always very pleasant and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
We had the feeling that the owners were very proud of their Hotel and rightly so and the people who worked there were equally as proud. We really couldn't fault this Hotel and great value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Rocca della Sena is situated on a dominant part of the cliff of Tropea, overhanging the sea, in a picturesque inlet.Opened in April 2010, the Hotel is seen by its guests as a romantic villa located far from the noise of the town’s traffic and, having only 15 double rooms, it’s the perfect place for couples who want to spend their holidays relaxing by listening to just the sound of the waves of the sea.The wonderful terraced-garden overhanging the sea, offers sweeping views of the sunset and of the Aeolian Islands and has relaxing areas and a solarium. L'Hotel Rocca della Sena si erge su una parte dominante della rupe di Tropea, a picco sul mare, in quella suggestiva insenatura.Inaugurato nell'Aprile del 2010, l'Hotel si presenta ai suoi ospiti come una romantica villa situata lontana dai rumori del traffico cittadino e, dotata di sole 15 camere Matrimoniali, si presenta come un luogo adatto alle coppie che intendono trascorrere delle vacanze in pieno relax cullati solo dalle onde del mare.Lo splendido giardino-terrazzo a strapiombo sul mare offre delle suggestive vedute sul tramonto e sulle Isole Eolie con zone relax e solarium. ... more less
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