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Hotel & Spa La Porta Del Mare
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Tropea
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“Small Hotel in Great Location Run by Fantastic People”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Quite possibly the best location in Tropea, next door to the steps down to the beach and only metres away from the old town with its variety of lovely shops and restaurants. Domenico and his two brothers are providing a level of hospitality and kindness very rarely seen these days in hotels and nothing is too much trouble for them. The hotel needs updating in a couple of places but all this is forgiven for the general atmosphere they create. The freshly baked croissants especially chocolate filled ones are superb and the views from the terrace in the morning and at sunset are to die for. Can recommend to anyone staying in Tropea wanting great location and hospitality.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

This hotel has a 3 star rating but actually is hardly a 2 star! It is run by a family and they need to up their game! Location is good but that's about all! Bed was bad, sheets had a hole in, toilet seat is plastic and the aircon did not work well at all. The wi fi is good. Breakfast had to be served in the reception as it had rained and we could not use the terrace. The manager has the best intentions, but they need to realize they are in the hospitality industry! Love the town Tropea - a little gem of a place! Lovely sandy beaches. Would def go back but not to this hotel. Our room overlooked water tanks! Def not worth what we paid! Lots of steps!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I have been in Tropea two times before, in different hotels - but this is by far the best! We drove from Palermo, and the hotel was easy to find -witch is a plus.
Tropea is a beautiful town - and by staying at Hotel La Porta del Mare you are close to everything - the ocean, the city, restaurants, mini banks and all kinds of small shops.
The breakfast was good and the staff was really nice.
We all enjoyed our time there and would love to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

My friend booked this hotel in Tropea, our first time to this beautiful town. Upon our arrival at Hotel La Porta Del Mare, a staff took us up to our hotel room which was a wonderful surprise - it was a room on the top floor with the window overlooking the balcony (where you would have breakfast) so our view every morning when we woke up was SPECTACULAR! We couldn't ask for a better and more scenic room!

All the staff was very friendly and no matter what we requested (wifi password or a hair dryer as the one in the room wasn't working), the request was handled and dealt with within minutes.

The breakfast was yummy....a good selection and the croissants were to die for! It was just lovely to be able to sit outside having breakfast while enjoying the amazing view.

On our last day upon checkout, the staff was so kind to make us an espresso and give us another croissant while we wait before having to walk to the train station. In fact, as it was raining, Domenico, one of the three brothers, who manage the hotel, told us his brother would drive us to the station (a 5 min ride away!). The fact that they had gone out of their way on several occasions would make me want to book with them again.

Also the proximity of this hotel to the beach is only a 10 min walk (if not less) so it's very convenient and a great location!

Many thanks to the staff at Hotel La Porta Del Mare!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Tropea another famous resort with the Italians. I asked TomTom “Where are some Hotels and B & Bs and as I was driving to one I spotted a hotel sign, what luck, Its charming and cheap and run by two young brothers who are putting their heart and soul into this venture, Domenico the youngest at 19 showed me to my room and helped me get my bags from my car and then offered me a coffee on “The best place in the Hotel” he took me to the roof terrace overlooking the sea, it was still misty from all that rain but I could see that it was a beautiful view. Feeling very happy I returned to my room and then I saw Stromboli from my room!!!!! Wow impressive sight in the sunset with puffs of smoke and the red sunset, I Have stayed in 5 star hotels all over Europe and the middle east but I never felt so welcome as I did here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We came across this hotel by accident, it had parking out the front, and when we went to inspect the room and the manager opened the window and blind and the colour of the blue sky and sea flooded in. We were sold. The room was spotless and the bed was a true queen size bed, not just two singles pushed together (great sleep). A short walk to the main square.
Breakfast was 5 euro's (for 2) on the terrace, a must. The manager and staff were all young and eager to help.
After 2 weeks in Italy this was the real Italian accommodation that we liked.
Currently in a 4star resort in Sicily full on ederly Germans and would swap this room to get the experience we had at La Porta del Mare.

Room Tip: We had room 2, on the north side.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leiden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a splendid location this hotel has: the hubbub of Tropea's historic centre is only a few minutes away (on foot of course, this lovely small town is meant for walking), the steps to the glorious beach are literally around the corner, and then there's the terrace with that breathtaking view.....ah! The hotel offers a surprisingly nice breakfast (compared to other places it's a feast of healthy stuff) and serves it on that terrace: what a pleasure to have your cappuccino facing that sweeping canvas of blue sky and sea. Yes, the rooms are small, too cramped for 2 people, and the light in the bathroom is dim to say the least. So be sure to book a room with a view of the sea, for once you have opened the window, nothing else matters.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel & Spa La Porta Del Mare
Address: Via Iannelli, 26, 89861 Tropea, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Tropea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Tropea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel & Spa La Porta Del Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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