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“VILLA ANTICA - TROPEA, ITALY”
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Hotel Villa Antica
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Tropea
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“VILLA ANTICA - TROPEA, ITALY”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great place to stay. The villa is very romantic. The grounds are very inviting with many plants and status. There are small tables in designated areas if you are in the mood to have a glass of wine or smoke. Very friendly staff. Good location -- right by shops and excellent retaurants and close to the beach. However, the staff does not speak English - so bring your dictionary.

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor seem to be darker -- the beds are very soft (no frames).
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Yes, the room (12) was small but it was charming and we didn't lack in anything but space for our 2 day stay. Why stay in your room when you are so close to the Centro storico of Tropea anyway? To us, it seemed like a short walk to the stores and many charming cafes, bars, and restaurants. It didn't take us more than 15 minutes to walk to the beach and we lucked out on ideal weather, lots of space as it was low season.
The hotel has lovely gardens and numerous interesting spaces to explore. Small tables are situated throughout the grounds -- we enjoyed some lunch (take out) there one day.
Parking is available but on the street and availability varies.
Super hospitable service and creative meal served with efficiency and caring at breakfast. As the host said in Italian when I reacted to the many foods being offered. ' qui si mangia' (we eat here -- loses in translation! )
Staff was helpful in providing useful information and answering our questions. However, we tried out their local restaurant suggestion per the poster in the lobby and would not return. We were the only guests the evening we dined there and felt bad they were doing so poorly.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Villa Antica is four star. The room was lovely and it was so quiet at night. Air conditioning, Sky TV, Shower and bath. Good location at the top of the old town, so no car required. The staff were very helpful, took us to the marina and had a hire scooter delivered to us, arranged for airport transfer but you can easily get the train if its not too late at night. Breakfast was on the veranda on the roof and was vast and varied but they would do anything you requested. The rooms were spread out around the main part of the hotel with tables and chairs in the little courtyards where you could sit and drink, read and relax in the shade, very cool. Tropea is a beautiful old town with lovely narrow streets and around every corner was a small individual restaurant. Every meal was very good and the ice cream delicious. The local wine for 3 euros was surprisingly quaffable. The beaches are clean and the sea turquoise. We didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Rooms are picturesque and individual but on the small side. You're right in the centre of Tropea, but the site is a decent size and even when (as we were) you're by the main street, no noise comes through. If, bizarrely, you don't want to go out in the the nicest town in Calabria you can stay in and watch bad Italian TV through a projector on to a large mounted screen.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay at the Villa Antica so much so, that we actually hated to move on. It became our home away from home. Every rave we could possibly have mentioned here has been well described in the many glowing reviews already written. Finally, the icing on this delicious experience was the wonderful and heartfelt hospitality shown us by Valentina and Giancarlo. and their staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Beverly Hills, California
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

HOTEL DIRTY.THE ROOM WAS A DUGEON(NO WINDOWS)TOWELS DIRTY.
A/C not working and smell of mold.
we had prepaid 2 nights and they refused to give money back.we still run awy from there to a way better hotel and cheaper.
this hotel is a scam!anyone that liked it has NO taste.

Room Tip: do not touch and do not look at this hotel!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Villa Antica
Address: Via Pietro Ruffo di Calabria, 37, 89861 Tropea, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Tropea
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Tropea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Antica 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ancient baronial villa, it was built in 1906 and it is located in the historical centre, few metres walking from the main square of Tropea.Recently rebuilt, the villa looks how it was in the past, becoming one of the smartest hotel in the area. ... more   less 
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