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“A simple, well-kept hotel in a beautiful setting.”
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Hotel Il Gabbiano
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Acquafredda
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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
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“A simple, well-kept hotel in a beautiful setting.”
Reviewed June 30, 2010

The hotel is basic - room furnishings are minimal and there's a distinct 70s air about the decor in the lobby, but, and this is the crucial thing, it is spotlessly clean, well-maintained, and well managed by a team of extremely friendly and welcoming staff. The hotel is in a village a few kilometers outside Maratea, in a remote and rugged stretch of the Basilicata coastline, and has its own beach, which is stony but beautiful. We really loved the out-of-season peace and isolation. Plus the restaurant was excellent - particularly the fish.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Middletown, Delaware
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Reviewed February 23, 2010

great place, wonderful view, awesome food - lovely people

Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Oxford, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2005

I stayed in ther Hotel Gabbiano this month with approx 10 friends, as we were attending a wedding in Maratea.

The location of the hotel is at the bottom of a very steep hill / mountain and you'll need to either have a car or hire a taxi if you want to explore, as it is far from everything.

That said though, the hotel itself is in a stunning cove and is ideal if you want complete relaxation. The sea is completely clear and warm, and you can hire boats and canoes.

The food in the hotel is of a good standard and is very reasonably priced, as is the wine.

The triple room that we had was spacious and had lovely views over the sea.

Most of the staff do not really speak English, but are very patient when you try to find the right phrase in your dictionary! I think we were the only English people in the hotel, but this added to the experience.

So, a lovely relaxing trip, but the three days we were there was probably enough.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed August 11, 2004

The Hotel Il Gabbiano has a little corner of Italy all to itself. If you want total isolation from the rest of Italy this is for you. Total relaxation assured. On arrival in July this year I was disappointed at first to find not one shop or bar with easy distance of this hotel. I soon learned to enjoy the relaxed isolation and lack of the usual Italian hustle and bustle. The nearest shop/tabachi, the only shop, was about 1 mile up a very steep winding narrow road. A car is essential if you want to get away from the hotel and into the villiage of Acquafredda di Matatea. The hotel itself was clean and comfortable with an excellent sea water swimming pool. The beach, very pebbly and rather steep, no sand. Food, the room and comfort were what you would expect in Italy and the staff were eager to please. Not much English spoken. At the end of the vacation I was actually sorry to leave.

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Property: Hotel Il Gabbiano
Address: Via Luppa 24, 85046 Acquafredda, Maratea, Italy
Location: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Potenza > Maratea > Acquafredda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Acquafredda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Il Gabbiano 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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