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Located just in front of the sea and conviniently not far from the railway station and the main street of Praia-A-Mare town. Staff speak only Italian. There was only one girl at the reception who spoke some English and we had to catch her to ask some basic questions. In general, Praia-A-Mare is not an international resort, you have to either learn Italian or go somewhere else. The hotel itself is quite old and too shabby for the price, two beds joint together to form a double bed, no mini-bar in the room. "Private beach" and "free rent-a-bike service" advertised on the website turned out to be paid for. The "sea view" from the room was limited to a strip of sea in the distance. Breakfast consisted of coffe and croissant only, the service was extremely slow (like everywhere in the town).
The staff were amazing, so friendly and helpful. The owner spoke excellent English and was very welcoming. We arrived late and were very tied and hungry and the restaurant was about to close, but it was no trouble for the staff to serve us an excellent meal. Our room was spotlessly clean and modern. We had booked a superior room view and it was huge with breathtaking views to the water. Nothing everytrhing was great. Only wished we had booked two nights instead of just one!
Staff were extremely helpfull but a bit stressed during breakfast. Our room was terrible and needed reparation. Every time we took a shower it was water all over. Uncomfortable bed.
Very reasonable price. Great location (on the beach, a block from the main promenade). Secured parking. Friendly staff. Very modern interior common spaces. Next door to the best neopolitan pizza i've had outside of Naples! Although the common spaces of the hotel were modern and new, the room was not. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but the bed was saggy and uncomfortable. I did not check out the hotel's beach, but from the beaches we did go to, the indication was that the beaches get better the further south you go. I thought the best beaches were adjacent to the island - which is about 2km+ from the hotel.
very clean No choice of breakfast. We were given a croissant and could pick a yoghurt.
Hotel was basic and comfortable, location was not bad however it was difficult to find. Rooms were small, lack of mini-bar/fridge meant it was impossible to keep a supply of fresh cold water. parking was a bit haphazourd and the lack of a lift meant that luggage needs to be brought to the rooms via the staris.
Facility itself was good. Compared with other hotels we stayed at was not well managed. Little english spoken. Guests took second place during and after a wedding breakfast.Difficult to find.
The most breathtaking views from our room! Private gorgeous beach and pool area. A real gem! Rooms a bit dated and a bit of a seaside odor in them.
The location on the seafront was wonderful with excellent access to the beach and the garden around the swimmingpool was very pleasant.The food in the restaurant was very good as was the service.
The hotel itself is lovely, well looked after, the staff were very helpful and the views/location of the hotel is fantastic! it was an extremely pleasant stay and we will definitely be returning - great value for money.
We travelled to Maratea as it was on our way to Sicily. It was comfortable for and reasonable value for the price The staff were friendly but did not speak much english at all which made communicating a little difficult
very nice location near the sea,good hotel, I think more than 3 stars the restaurant in the hotel is expensive and no more place to eat around.
Quiet location; beautiful views; friendly staff; breakfast buffet; excellent dinner offering; beach, pool, bar terrace, room balcony. Everything you need for relaxing. very good value for money. our bathroom was a bit small.
What a lovely surprise this hotel was, wish we could have stayed longer. Superb location, off the beaten track so no street noise, just the sound of the sea. Fantastic (but basic) room with private balcony with sea view. Hotel has restaurant with good food.
It's quite close to a small vilage but otherwiaw fairly remote. Nothing to do except enjoy the food (hotel restaurant virtually on the sea shore), relax on the hotel's beach, swim and read. Perfect if you want to completely wind down. No complaints.
This is a real gem for both its overall operation as a hotel and its location. A great pool with outstanding views. Typical stone beach but very private. Positano without the higher costs.
Everything! The hotel needs more advertizing ,show better the location.
Nice view of Scalea beach line down to Cirella island.Private beach with also a stony shore. We enjoyed looking at many kinds of fish around a stony shore.
Quiet location, attractive setting, calm atmosphere, apparent high standards throughout, good views I checked out straightaway because the only room they could offer faced inwards and was at ground level. They were very nice and said there would be no canx charges. I am sure I would have been very happy if I could have had a better room. The lady on reception who handled the problem was superb.
Staff was excellent. View was good. Jacuzzi should be heated . . .we know this may seem strange for an Italian hotel but an unheated jacuzzi is just weird
The location of the hotel was perfect, central of Scalea and overlooking the beach with great views. The staff were friendly and eager to help you even though most didnt speak english. Overall a very enjoyable experience and i intend to stay there again in October. Only two members of staff spoke english and they need to vary the breakfast selection on a daily basis
We missed our train to Naples because the guy on duty couldnt organise a taxi and was even asking us for a taxi number. As soon as his replacement came on, we got a taxi straight away but it was too late and we had to play E300 to get to Naples in order to make our flight.
shower and location. Air condition worked well. Pool entertainment no attendants on beach. No water for shower on beach.
The views from the room were excellent with sounds of the ocean lulling you to sleep at night. Staff were friendly. Shower had good water pressure. If people are expecting an LCD TV and the latest in furnishing this is not the place for you.
The building; the pool; the view from our room; the decor The meal in the restaurant was expensive and ordinary
Beautiful surroundings & excellent customer service. There was a wedding during our stay and we could not utilise the restaurant or the pool. The wedding guests had use of these areas.
The staff were very helpful and pleasant. Location was superb, so close to Maratea with beautiful views.
The peace and quiet; the pool; the helpfulness of the staff. No.
Lovely hotel! Nice room! Good restaurant! Excellent service! Attractive small town!
This place was awesome Just beautiful only wish we had more time to stay there Rooms exquisite as well as restaurant breakfast and diner Staff could not have done more to make our stay wonderful Can not wait ti return
Staff is very friendly, welcoming, and helpful -- (thankfully) without being gushy. Like the entire hotel, rooms and bathrooms are tastefully furnished and decorated, and spotlessly clean. Location is ideal: overlooking the picturesque village of Maratea (centro storico a few steps below), with great views into valley and mountains. Beaches are easily accessible by car. Excellent restaurant, too My room could have been larger. (For fairness' sake, I should add that I was originally assigned a larger room, but one with a less spectacular view. In a way, it was my choice to trade size for view, and I am sure, the more expensive options offer both.) The sun did not reach the garden in late afternoons. (But then again, it was early October).
Very unique and characteristic decoration, fantastic ! Massage service was very expensive
Beautiful hotel in an equally good location, perched above a wonderful village. Tasteful and elegant rooms and facilities.
Nice walk to beach. Wonderful, clean water. Quiet location Room was dreary, very large with dirty couch, very small window with only light coming in would be to keep doors open. Asked for another room and told none were available, except when we found sheets were dirty were we given another room, which size was perfect for 2 people. Guests allowed to keep their dogs should still not be allowed in restaurant. A large German shepherd left its scent everywhere
The location was superb and the sea view from our room was spectacular. The private secluded beach was truly amazing and well worth the 800m walk.
The view from our room was beautiful. The hotel owner was very kind and tried to provide solutions to some basic problems. There was no one else staying at the hotel while we were there. The restaurant was closed for the season and the indoor pool was not heated making it too cold to swim. This should have been indicated on the hotel's website as I feel we paid for these amenities but they were unavailable to us. There was also no heating in the hotel, but he owner provided us a small space heater to warm our room, and one of the three days we were there, there was no hot water in the room.
Friendly staff, good location No
Staff were very helpful and interested. Parking was free and easy. Breakfast was included in the price and was great. Location fantastic. We loved our stay there.
Pleasant and helpful service. Very clean. Excellent breakfast. Good swimming pool. Peaceful location in nice surroundings. Good rooms.
Modern, clean hotel. Very close to town centre and beaches.
Great value for money and facilities, great food, friendly staff, ideal location for exploring the surrounding area, convenient parking
friendly, helpful owner one of the largest and cleanest pools during our stay in Italy
Layed Back Relaxing
Family's hands on management of the hotel which gives almost immediate responce to our requirements during the stay.
Friendly staff, nice location, nice hotel Our room was a bit cold, poor beakfast, ridiculously old and small TV
The staff are excellent, it's a family run hotel and the service very good indeed. A beautiful location a little way from the beach but there's a free shuttle bus to the beach and railway station. A very good restaurant and we had a comfortable superior room. You do need a car though. Highly recommend. No not really - would definitely stay again.
Restaurant good Too far from the town and close to the railway line and cement works
very clean and welcoming - most relaxing pool with sea and mountains vie - nice restaurant and terrazzi with views - nice local food. little or nothing to do after dinner. ie. taking a walk.
Restaurant Room & bathroom had poor lighting. Room safe insecure.
This is a gem, staff delightful, rooms great, food excellent and reasonably priced. The hotel is not by the sea, but has an excellent pool. The area is fasinating, particularly when we were there in May. We stayed one night but would have liked to stay longer.
The owner was a very congenial host who did every thing possible to make our stay pleasant and comfortable.We would certainly like to return there.
The location to the sea was within walking distance and right on the main walking strip of the village. The rooms, food, bar and service were excellent. However, what exceeded all of that and our 5 star hotel in Rome was the owner Milko Branca. He is a wonderful person to know as he is smart, funny and loved our three children.