This is a hotel with delusions of grandeur in a down at heel area next to the ferry port and railway station.
The fact that the location is handy for travellers is the only reason for staying - but this point is lost on the manager / reception chap who looked down his nose at us as soon as we set foot in his posh establishment. He would obviously have preferred to be running somewhere simply marvellous in Milan or Rome with a rich designer clad clientele - what he got was us... touring adventurers. And he made his contempt very obvious.
Several times during interactions with the aforementioned manager i attempted to lighten the frosty atmosphere but he was the man who refused to smile.
What a snob!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il Plaza Hotel tre stelle comfort, è una delle strutture ricettive del territorio più ricco di storia. L’albergo nacque con il nome di Piccolo Hotel per volontà dello scrittore Corrado Alvaro e fu considerato per un quarto di secolo il vero tempio della cultura meridionale per avere ospitato, per venticinque edizioni consecutive, importanti eventi letterari quali: “Premio Villa” e “Premio Calabria”. Il valore storico di tali manifestazioni è confermato dal fatto che tra i premiati e ospiti spicchino i nomi di grandi personaggi del calibro di Carlo Levi, Leonida Repaci, l’On. Amintore Fanfani, i ministri Emilio Colombo e Giovanni Spadolini ed infine il Premio Nobel Renato Dulbecco. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Hotel Comfort Villa San Giovanni, Italy - Calabria