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Piccolo Grand Hotel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Pizzo
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“I cried with joy!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We arrived on the last 2 days of our honeymoon only to be upgraded from a standard to their very best 2 story penthouse on the top floor with an enormous balcony and stunning interior. It was their wedding gift to us and I was speechless. I literally cried when they showed us the room and I dont tend to cry at hotel accommodation.I was overwhelmed at the hotel and our room was the best we have every stayed in. The staff, rooms, and don't get me started on the views. You couldnt dream up a more beautiful setting for breakfast also. If I could I would return every week! We had a fear of not seeing much of Pizzo we loved the hotel so much. Many thanks to Vincenza and all the staff. Lily and Keith x

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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PiccoloGrandHotel, il team at Piccolo Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Don't cryyyyyyy :-) We were so happy to make a little present for you and we hope to see you next year for your 1st anniversary. Next time you can make us a surprise ( a baby for example) :-) grazie thank you very much
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I feel compelled to write my first review ever and have nothing but praise for this clean, modern, boutique-type hotel in a coastal area of southern Calabria. The town of Pizzo is sleepy and charming taking me back to past times . A short ride from Lamezia Terme airport made this a convenient stop. Restaurants were exceptional with fresh seafood and homemade pasta.and risotto. The ritual of the "evening passeggiata " was wonderful as we traveled with our children and grandchildren. It was naturally topped off with granite or a tartufo

Hotel Piccolo Grande had a staff that far exceeded any expectations. Vicenza Galati was exceptionally informative and functional and went above and beyond in helping us with several situations. Sandra Salcedo was charming and caring. Gustavo Aloise was wonderful as was Karla making the breakfast experience a special way to start off the day. Their personal desire to please their clients exceeded most of the luxury hotels all over the world that we have experienced. The hotel was kept immaculately clean and had all modern conveniences. I recommend this hotel without reservation and still have a smile on my face thinking of how we were treated in a personal caring manner.

Gary N. Axelrad MD and family

Room Tip: All rooms wonderful..............call hotel when arrive town to help you find location.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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PiccoloGrandHotel, il team at Piccolo Grand Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
We enjoyed each and every single word you wrote about Pizzo, about the hotel and about us, sometimes thinking not to deserve the things you said but also feeling so satisfied and gratified by reading your comment. Our philosophy in taking care of our guests is simple and natural, we love to see pure satisfaction in their (and your) faces and always trying to do all the things in our possibilties to make this happiness come true. We sincerly hope to see you here again in a next future, hoping to improve the great impression you had of your stay here. Thank you again for your fantastic words, we'll always remember that!!!
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Johnstown
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The service at this little hotel was fantastic. They couldn't have been more helpful or nicer.
This hotel is very clean and the breakfast was very nice.
Couldn't thnk of a better place to stay in Pizzo.
Just a warning - go to the beach below the castle and not the one that the hotel is affiliated with. It is much nicer [no rocks] and they are lots a places to eat and drink there. Easy walk or they will shuttle you there, if you wish.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, il team at Piccolo Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
We thank you a lot. We try to do our best for the guest to make the holiday a pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable. All our guest receive the ebst attention we can.
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Rooms were exceptional. Kala, our breakfast ccok was sensational, providing us daily with here home cooked delights and her great sense of humor. If like TV you will only get CNN & BBC as English channels.
The litttle town of Pizzo was delightful to spend time at the piazza in the evening and the location of the hotel was great for that.
Remember to ask for your sheets etc to be changed otherwise they will not on the basis of being an eco hotel. we were fine for up to three days but after that we felt it was a bit much. Dinner is only by pre-arrangement.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, il team at Piccolo Grand Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
We thank you very much to choose our hotel for your stay. We believe that to protect the environment not only the staff and suppliers but also the guests should be involved in our ecological choices. In all rooms there is a guide that can be useful to understand our eco-idea. Bedding. towels, are changed on request or alternatively every other day ( 3 days). We apologize if our guide was not clear about our programs to save water (in our hotel a double circuit water system has been installed to render this possible), save energy (we have adapted
appliances to a low voltage system for example LED lighting) and to reduce solid waste (the line of beauty products in the room are replaced when empty or on request) . The Guest can decide if they want to partecipate or not. We apologize and we hope to see you again here in Pizzo.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

The Piccolo Grand Hotel is located in one of the narrow streets of Pizzo. We had some trouble finding the hotel circling around the town a number of times before deciding that our FIAT 500 hire car would fit through the narrow streets. And it did with a number of centimeters on either side. When we got to the hotel we were greeted by the Hotel staff who were lovely and very welcoming. The hotel is very cute and nicely styled for the costal setting. Truely a luxury boutique hotel in an unexpected location.
On the day we arrived we went to the local beach. For this the Piccolo Grand has a personal electric golf buggy which takes you from the hotel to the beach (maybe 1 or 2 km's). They have set up sun beds and unberellas on the beach for the hotel guests. This is a really nice touch. Having breakfast on the rooftop terrace was also a highlight. The setting is magical.

If you are staying in the area I would highly recommend the Piccolo grand, the staff are fabulous especially Vincenza.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, il team at Piccolo Grand Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
We thank you very much for your stay in our hotel. and with this occasion we thank all the people that come from australia in Calabria, especially in Pizzo, to find the old family. Greetings to all calabrese that live in Australia... we are not so fair...
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2012

We chose this hotel having read the superb reviews and are in total agreement with all the positive comments made. The staff really make this hotel the special place that it is. Nothing is too much trouble from advice about where to visit to spending time chatting while having a drink in the bar or a meal on the terrace. Add to this the beautiful surroundings and views, modern decor and spotless rooms and you have a recipe for a wonderul holiday. Attention to detail is superb and as a guest you are certainly made to feel that your needs (whatever they may be) are paramount. Thank you all for ensuring that we had a lovely week with you. We look forward to seeing you all again next time.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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PiccoloGrandHotel, il team at Piccolo Grand Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
:-) we thank you very much for your message. we try to make all possible to be sure that our guest have a relaxing, happy and carefree holiday.we send you our warmest wishes.
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belgique
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Situated in a very small street (small cars only!), at 1 ' from the piazza and castello, this cute old palazzo has been remodeled with outstanding taste.Rooms are rather small but beatifully installed with all modern comfort, superb design bathroom, balcony and ..breathtaking views .Welcome is outstanding, and the young lady at the reception was extremely friendly and helpfull.The rooftop terrace is marvelous for drinks (dinner?) and breakfast is unbelievably refined(fresh strawberries, melon and home made items), and perfect smiling service.This is Calabria on its best!.Absolutely worth the rate of 135€.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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PiccoloGrandHotel, il team at Piccolo Grand Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
We thank you very very much. Our strong point is our service (breakfast at first) thanks to the care and attention we reserve for all guest. for us all the guest are VIP GUEST. an unforgettable holiday at a very reasonable price :-)
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Property: Piccolo Grand Hotel
Address: Via Chiaravalloti 32, 89812 Pizzo, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Pizzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pizzo
#1 Best Value Hotel in Pizzo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Piccolo Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Piccolo Grand Hotel, located in the heart of Pizzo Calabro, is a four star hotel, small but elegant, consisting of 9 spacious rooms with balcony or terrace, including eight doubles and one suite. Comfortable and quiet , are all equipped with bath or shower, Flat TV, safe, direct dial telephone, free internet access. To enjoy the view and the fresh morning air, if time permits, we serve each morning a rich buffet breakfast on the terrace. ... more   less 
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