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Grand Hotel Esperia
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Pizzo
Ashkelon, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Spent one night at the hotel. Yes, it was November, not high season, the hotel was nearly empty yet open.
There was limited amount of hot water, we had problems in opening the room (no battery), there was actually no breakfast, only coffee and heated croissants. In spite it all that they charged 100 euros.
Perhaps in season they are better. I wouldn't try.

  • Stayed November 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at this hotel for two relaxing weeks and had the best time soaking up the area of Calabria. We found the owner Rocco to be the most friendly and entertaining hotelier from our experience of travelling the world. The food was absolutely first class, due to the fact that most of the ingredients came freshly picked from the owner's garden. The fish dishes were always freshly caught and prepared to our own specification. The room we stayed in was spacious and clean with a fantastic seaview, where at sunset we could sit out on the balcony and see as far out as the famous volcano in the area, Stromboli. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

For my experience I highly recommend the Esperia Hotel. I couldn't fault it. The food is out of this world and everything you eat is fresh, including all the fruit and vegetables which are grown in its surrounded private property. The beach is only a stone throw away.

The swimming pool is amazingly big and always spotless. My room had a great sea view along with a beautiful olive tree and flowers spraying over the balcony. The room was very spacious and clean. The owners always welcome you with open arms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed for a week, everything was great. They grow all their own fruit and veg and serve it to you the day it is picked! The food, atmosphere and location is great. The staff are very friendly too! Id go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

This Hotel was very friendly great food all home grown produce all grown on the land around with a back drop of mountains and sea, private beach no tourists high rise buildings to spoil any views. I could run along the deserted beaches every morning all very clean!
The Hotel owner and family run this amazing Hotel and tender care to all your personal needs, I rate the food top class and the swimming pool very clean with surrounding garden Bananas peach's apples. This Hotel caters for Weddings and the wedding I attended was just Fantastic! So much beautiful Food and Sweet delights, The Wine all produced Locally, I will visit very soon again and have no fear to travel either solo or with friends, Thank you So much for your warm welcome!

Room Tip: all rooms have Balcony, some rooms face pool some are sea facing but all are quiet, and have a lift...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Loved this place, we stayed for 5 days and found ourselves the only guests due to being out of season. The owners could not do enough for us despite the language barrier we speak no Italian andy they no English .
we had a perfect break.
the breakfast was prepared fresh for us each morning ready whatever time we specified the evening before and the fresh produce was incredible.
We will be back hopefully when it's a bit warmer
Thanks again x

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

This hotel was reported a 4 star....it was 1 star only because it provided you with a bedroom. Constant fish smell in the hallway. Sewage problems. No water pressure and no hot water for showers. Tiles and drywall falling apart in the hallway.

Bird poo on balconies were never ever cleaned up. Free sauna due to no air conditioning in some rooms. Not allowed to make long distance calls without being activated on a minute by minute basis.

Breakfast were for the birds. Minimal breakfast variety. Just horrible. More variety when they offered left overs from the night before.

Rudeness from owners accusing local friends of taking business away from the hotel. NO WONDER!!!

SERVICE WAS BELOW BELOW PAR!!!!

The hotel was convenient to the beach, but the walk to the beach meant "walk at your risk".

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Grand Hotel Esperia
Address: Via Prangi | c/da Piedigrotta, 89812 Pizzo, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Pizzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Pizzo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Esperia 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel surrounded by greenery is located at the heart of the magnificent Gulf of St. Euphemia in Calabria in the beautiful town of Pizzo Calabro. The privileged location allows, From the balcony of the rooms, solarium by the pool and the patio of the restaurant, to enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and Stromboli which, especially in the evening, offer spectacular and unforgettable sunsets. The hotel has 61 rooms and 4 two rooms, two reception rooms, lobby, bar, pool bar, salons banquets for up to 500 air-conditioned restaurant with excellent food, continental breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner with table service. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Esperia Italy/Pizzo, Calabria

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