La Bussola Hotel Calabria(3 stars)

Via G. Berto 89865 Capo Vaticano View on map

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  • Hotel in general
    5.5
  • Room
    5.2
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    4.7
  • Food and Drinks
    5.2
  • Sport & entertain
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Marilena
La Bussola Hotel Calabria
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2014
Go to “La Bussola Hotel” in Capo Vaticano, where warm hospitality is wonderfully combined with professionalism of its staff, to genuineness of the food offered, to the breathtaking view…and where the color of the sea identifies with that of the brothers G.'s eyes…!!! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Domenico
A home away from home with the same hospitality!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Other stay
  • September 2013
As being a primary carer for my mother, I needed a place for "me time " to relax. La BUSSOLA was the perfect place to unwind. Had a good mix of perfect weather, tours & other attractions. Hotel room was very spacious, bathroom was quite big considering other hotels I have stayed at. Having a mini fridge was handy to have water, iced tea and soft drinks cold Also if one wanted to sit out on balcony to relax. Room was clean. I had chosen half board. Food was of good quality and also in abundance, sometimes having seconds! Breakfast ... was the same; loved the cakes/pastries.There were many nationalities giving a good mix of cultures. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    My room was a double room. Very spacious even with furniture. Had a desk to use for those who wanted to use notebooks/computers etc. Mini refrigerator was handy to keep water, iced tea and soft drinks, especially as the weather was perfect. Bathroom was quite big comparing to other ones I have stayed at. Used balcony to hang clothes out such as beach towels , etc. there was a small table & chair to sit out if one desired. Condition of hotel was kept to modern standards.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    As I had chosen half board, there was no need to seek other restaurant or eateries. As mentioned earlier food was plentiful and of good quality! The dining area was always clean. food was based on a Mediterranean menu. There was a bar inside the complex so having a coffee and other mixed drinks was possible. Purchasing wine,and other drinks were priced as per normal bar prices.

  • Service
    6.0

    Fabrizio the hotel proprietor was one of the nicest gentlemen you would ever meet. Would treat you as part of the family as opposed a client. His 3 brothers Dario, Tony & Stefano were just as nice. The waiters Lorenzo and Emanuele, were very courteous & helpful to ones needs.Also Roberto who was the driver, was very friendly & down to earth. The desk support staff were also helpful. When it came to having things taken care of, Fabrizio was the man... Would try everything to get issue resolved-a great quality to have. Attention to detail was present.

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  • Hotel
    6.0

    As being a primary carer for my mother, I needed a place for "me time " to relax. La BUSSOLA was the perfect place to unwind. Had a good mix of perfect weather, tours & other attractions. Hotel room was very spacious, bathroom was quite big considering other hotels I have stayed at. Having a mini fridge was handy to have water, iced tea and soft drinks cold Also if one wanted to sit out on balcony to relax. Room was clean. I had chosen half board. Food was of good quality and also in abundance, sometimes having seconds! Breakfast was the same; loved the cakes/pastries.There were many nationalities giving a good mix of cultures.

  • Location
    5.0

    Once finding the hotel, it was nicely presented. Beach was close, but it was better to use their shuttle to go. There were some places to buy essentials, and a few stalls. To buy particular items like many resorts, you would have to go to the main cities. Heaps of excursions to do. I had chosen day trip to Reggio Calabria, a day trip to the Aolian Islands, a must... Morning boat trip to Tropea was great, but the favourite was visiting spilinga place noted for n'duja, which was amazing and took me back to when I was a child, making salami was a time to savour......

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Roberto
La Bussola Hotel Calabria
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
It was a wonderfull holiday.staff and other people in the hotel was amazing.friendly and helpfully. We are missing all there.special thank to lorenzo and emanuele and boss fabrizio. We are waiting for next year. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    4.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Bettina
Relaxing relaxing vacation
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2012
All together we had a beautiful and relaxed vacation. Recommendable is the area particularly for bathing. Sights and cultural offers there is whereas hardly any in the region. But wonderful beaches with crystal blue and very clear water. A car is very recommendable. Free parking spaces at the hotel are sufficiently available. The staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful. The rooms are quite noisy, which did not bother us, as not much going on was. For the hotel pool is a CAP necessary ( for 3 Euro also in the hotel to purchase). For dinner you could choose ... between two dishes to be selected. The freshly prepared meal times consist of two courses (pasta and fish/ meat dish and side dishes), as well as a dessert ( mainly fruit) and were delicious. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    3.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Birgit
Kalabrien, my 2. home
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2012
Cleanliness: The entire hotel is very neat, the rooms are cleaned thoroughly every day. Also common areas including dining room, as well as the pool area are very clean and well cared for. Family friendliness: The family gram the hotel for over 30 years. The hotel i would in any case as family friendly. Just italian families with children there are often found. For children there is the so-called 'mini club' and 'baby dance' offered. The small so from 3 or 4 years on the beach and in the hotel area with different activities busy, for example, the children dances ... a, then also evenings ate dinner at the hotel and dance show. Atmosphere: The 'la bussola' is as already mentioned a smaller, family-run hotel. The employees are very friendly and each shows large commitment. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and welcoming, here you can the typical hospitality of the southern italians to become acquainted with! The hotel has approximately 35 rooms and is therefore quite manageable, exactly, what i have always dreamed a beautiful, comfortable hotel combined. I prefer it a bit more personal. Internet: Internet access can be used free of charge. Nationalities: The majority of the guests came from Italy itself. Have in the hotel but also some germans met guests, and guests from all over the world met. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    Single room: As single rooms are double rooms for single use made available. Cleanliness and laundry change: The rooms are cleaned thoroughly every day. Which very good i find, our environment sake the whole towels only every 2. day changed. If you want a daily change wishes, need this only at the front desk to say-for a small extra charge, that is also possible. Bed linen is changed weekly, which i completely sufficiently think. Beach towels could against fee be hired from the hotel. Room amenities: The rooms were only a couple of years completely renovated and are very nice and furnished with light wood furniture. Most of the rooms have a balcony or terrace with clothes rack. Depending on the room with sea view and the island Stromboli - wonderful! Tv (partly also german programs), a safety deposit box is usually directly available in the room, should this not be the case, can valuables also at the front desk deposit. Since i myself stayed several times at the hotel 'la bussola' guest was, i know from personal experience, that the use of the safety deposit box for all of the guest, the right book through the hotel, is free. If you have a tour operator bay, must perhaps a few Euro per day in addition to pay. The rooms have air conditioning, refrigerator and a very nice bathroom. The rooms in the side building are with darker furniture. Also the bathroom is very clean and nice, hair dryer, the hotel made available.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Cuisine: Also the kitchen of the hotel i can at this point very praise-is more than a star hotel! The guests in half-and full-board may, on the daily changing menu. I think personally better than a buffet, to the food time to be. There is always 3 first courses (mostly soup, pasta or rice) and 2 2. courses (fish or seafood or meat) to choose from. The side dishes can then everyone even from the buffet to get itself. For dessert there was either fresh fruit or homemade sweets. In the kitchen is partly also the 'mamma' even with the stove. Mineral water is during dinner times included in the price, at least for all those, the about the hotel book directly. When booking through a travel agent i don't know, how the drinks now is regulated. Cleanliness: Like in the whole hotel it is also very clean. Breakfast: For italian standards is the breakfast very rich. You'll find fresh croissants, rolls, sausage, cheese, honey, jam, yogurt and cereal, fresh fruit and homemade sweets. The hot beverages you can either at the vending machines. Who would like, can also at the bar espresso or Cappuccino prepared (but as' extra ' will be charged!). Restaurants and bars: The hotel has also a restaurant, in the excellent dining. The selection of fish and seafood dishes is huge. If you want to eat out, can also on foot various restaurants within walking distance. However, should a longer walk be planned. In the evening the roads are unfortunately not very well lit and the part is no sidewalk available. If you walk a bit expand, arrives also at a gelateria. Very good restaurants there is also in tropea, the famous place is only about 10 kilometer away from the hotel and invites you to a walk along the beach promenade or the strolls in the old town a. Against fee one can also with the hotel's shuttle go to tropea or one drives by train or the 'tourist bus' (on river 8.!)

  • Service
    6.0

    Service: With the service the hotel was i always very satisfied. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Foreign language skills: Partly also something english and german were spoken. Fabrizio, and his brothers and the papa sig. Gram-speak also very well english. Reception: Large praise to the entire team. Mostly are to be found there Angela and Valentina, both of them were very friendly, helpful and very personable. Valentina even spoke some german. Important to know: At the hotel upon arrival from all guests a deposit is required. Depends on so that together, that they have been one or another bad experience. You can at the front desk either 100 Euro in bar or the information on its credit card. To get one then also a corresponding receipt. At check out you get the 100 Euro again refunded, the credit would only in the event of damage a bit will be. Is a bit unusual, but always perfectly folded, i have never had a problem. But it might have been quite good, had to know!

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Activities: For children: The 'la bussola' is a family-run and family friendly hotel. The children will be the so-called 'mini club' and 'baby dance' offered. The small so from 3 or 4 years on the beach and in the hotel area with different activities busy, for example, the children dances a, then also evenings ate dinner at the hotel and dance show. A small children's playground is right on the premises. For adults: On certain days, the hotel also for the adults entertainment, karaoke and also, for example, a cinema evening outdoors offered (program was always in italian and sometimes also in english). Once a week in the hotel ' calabrian evening. This evening i especially remember, it is a special experience! There was a large buffet with many regional specialities, to dance and calabrian music. Partly you can the 'dance of the huge' and see before the actual beginning of the calabrian at night you can in the manufacture of cheese watch, you then directly can try. Upon request, the hotel can arrange a variety of massages and spa treatments, however, you have to into another hotel, especially on wellness-oriented is. In the pre and off-season in not so great weather very pleasant. Pool: A very nice pool and a smaller pool for children. The area around the pool is very beautifully built, you will find the most diverse plants. The pool is very clean and neat. Good to know: the pool is bademützenpflicht, as is! Has probably hygienic reasons. For a few Euro you can at the front desk a swimming cap get.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Cleanliness: The entire hotel is very neat, the rooms are cleaned thoroughly every day. Also common areas including dining room, as well as the pool area are very clean and well cared for. Family friendliness: The family gram the hotel for over 30 years. The hotel i would in any case as family friendly. Just italian families with children there are often found. For children there is the so-called 'mini club' and 'baby dance' offered. The small so from 3 or 4 years on the beach and in the hotel area with different activities busy, for example, the children dances a, then also evenings ate dinner at the hotel and dance show. Atmosphere: The 'la bussola' is as already mentioned a smaller, family-run hotel. The employees are very friendly and each shows large commitment. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and welcoming, here you can the typical hospitality of the southern italians to become acquainted with! The hotel has approximately 35 rooms and is therefore quite manageable, exactly, what i have always dreamed a beautiful, comfortable hotel combined... I prefer it a bit more personal. Internet: Internet access can be used free of charge. Nationalities: The majority of the guests came from Italy itself. Have in the hotel but also some germans met guests, and guests from all over the world met.

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is actually located somewhat outside, but in a dreamlike location at the capo vaticano. Depending on the weather you could the volcano island Stromboli and the aeolian islands from the hotel see and beautiful sunsets. The beaches at capo vaticano are beautiful-turquoise, crystal-clear water! The ' la bussola ' is located right on the street, i personally but not disturbing. Parking spaces are available on the premises sufficiently available. At the lighthouse on the capo vaticano there is a very great panorama way, if you have the opportunity to do so, should these in any case to become acquainted with! Shopping possibilities: Only a few meters away from the hotel there was a bank and the possibility, at the atm money to pay our tab. Also 2 supermarkets are not far from the hotel, you can also on foot very good. All major facilities such as pharmacy, hospital, restaurants, gelateria, etc. Are within only a few miles and can often even to foot very easily be reached. Beach: At the capo vaticano and tropea there are numerous, beautiful beaches and bays-here one sees postcarc motives in the original! The nearest beach 'torre ruffa' is one to two kilometer away from the hotel. The much nicer beach but the 'grotticelle beach' -certainly one of the most beautiful beaches at capo vaticano. From there on you can various boat excursions, all right at the hotel can be booked. The beaches and small, often lonely bays on capo vaticano mostly fine sand; türkisblauses, crystal-clear water invites you to swim and snorkel. The beautiful grotticelle beach drives each hour a hotel shuttle, it takes the guests in a few minutes to the beach or from the beach back to the hotel – the beach is clean and tidy, there there is also a beach bar. As i, as already mentioned, stayed several times at the hotel 'la bussola' to guest, i know from personal experience, that the shuttle to the beach for all of the guest, the right book through the hotel, is free. For those who, through a tour operator bay, it can depending upon organizer his, that per drive a few Euro must be paid. The same is true for the safe-if you directly with the hotel booked, can these definitely free of charge. The beach service can right at the hotel be booked. For 2 beach chairs and an umbrella you pay 9 Euro on the day, but there is also free beach sections!

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Sabrina
Wonderful Calabria!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2012
The la bussola is a small, comfortable, family-run hotel. The hotel was mostly by Italy, the age structure is multicolored mixed. Due to the location is a rental car recommendable. Both about 2 kilometer away very nice beach Grotticelle, as well as the place Tropea is so independent from the hotel-shuttle bus easy to reach. The cleanliness in the room and the entire area was in any case immaculate. All hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Knowledge of Italian are however due to the lack of knowledge of the staff an advantage. We found however the Italian flair as ... very pleasant and funny. At the review the half board we can only the above reviews follow. The breakfast was except for the coffee from the automat for Italian standards completely in order. The dinner with pasta and either fish- respectively meat was every day very good, only the dessert us personally was missing. The kalabresiche evening with buffet and music a real highlight! The beaches offer consistently Turquoise, clear water with great Prospects and steep coasts. Is very recommendable also a boat tour along the coastline to Tropea ( for 27 Euro per person about the hotel bookable). Next to the bathing fun we great excursions in the picturesque fishing village of Scilla, the medieval gerace and in the national park Aspromonte with adventurous snakes and mountain roads. A successful vacation overall in the wonderful Calabria! read hotel review
  • Room
    4.3
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.7
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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Heide
Good hotel - chaos for the food
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2012
The hotel is completely okay. It is very clean-it was constantly being cleaned. Guests are too many Italian with children. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    The rooms are fine. Our bathroom was however quite small. The toilet seat was rickety, the towel rail immediately noticed from, as well as the soap dish. Fridge was available. The balcony narrow, but it was enough. We required it only to the towel-dry.

  • Gastronomy
    1.0

    The food in the evening ( we had the half board) was good. But: After the first course serves and the side dishes for the 2. course ( meat or fish) on the buffet asked, started the fight at: you had to immediately get up, a plate clutch and accessing, otherwise you got from the appetizers nothing from. One gedrängelt of left and right. Within minutes was the buffet ratzekal empty and it was not refilled. That was a real shortcoming. The subsequent dessert tear one also from the stools: there was merely fruit - once apples, sometimes pears, times melons. Only on the sunday was a piece of cakes serves, but not the hit was.

  • Service
    6.0

    The staff are very friendly and helpful. You also speaks German-but a few Italian knowledge are a plus. The rooms are very thoroughly cleaned.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The pool is very nice and clean. Chairs and sunscreens are available. But you will from the morning until the evening with music is playing. If you like it-okay.!?!

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The hotel is completely okay. It is very clean-it was constantly being cleaned. Guests are too many Italian with children.

  • Location
    3.0

    To the beach it is on foot way too far. But there is a hotel bus, the guests several times a day to the beach runs and pick you up at no charge. However it costs 4,50 Euro per drive for 2 persons Shopping nearby is not possible, you need a rental car. For excursions the location is suitable.

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Joanna
A hotel for feeling good
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2012
A family-run and warm hotel. The staff members were very friendly and hard-working the guests satisfied. Mass processing, as some other hotels, there was not. Altogether a positive and good tempered mood between the staff and to the guests. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Clean and comfortable room. Wooden furniture, air conditioning, balcony with a view of the sea, tv. Terrace with a view of the sea available, the for all of the guest accessible is. Unfortunately you can hear the noise from the corridor for example children in the morning.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The hotel's own restaurant ( A la carte ) very tasty and qualitative food ( especially fresh). Cheap and not too expensive. Dishes typical of the country, especially however fish and meeresfrüchtelastig. If you only bed and breakfast bay, as we, we recommend good evening meal. Breakfast for Italian standards good. Toast, rolls, sausage, cheese, homemade marmelade, freshly baked croissants, muesli, cakes and many more.

  • Service
    6.0

    Very friendly staff. Mainly Italian-speaking. Some employees speak a bit of English.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Pool very tidy and clean. Nice hotel with many plants. Ice- and offered drinks by the pool. Umbrella, loungers and chairs free of charge. Badekappenpflicht. At the sea a umbrella with two chairs for 9 Euro, or en umbrella with two loungers for 15 Euro bookable.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    A family-run and warm hotel. The staff members were very friendly and hard-working the guests satisfied. Mass processing, as some other hotels, there was not. Altogether a positive and good tempered mood between the staff and to the guests.

  • Location
    6.0

    Distance to the beach with the free shuttle bus (runs every hour) about 5 minutes. After tropea, a wonderful town, 10-15-minute drive. To the airport lamezia terme one and a half hours by car. A supermarket is reachable on foot, about 10 minutes. Some restaurants from minutes by car to reach. Car an advantage, but it must not be the case, as it amongst others for the beach and for tropea a shuttle bus returns. Otherwise were from the hotel numerous excursions offered, like for instance island and volcano Stromboli, culinary tour with tasting regional food, boat tour with fishing and food and snorkeling in the bays capo vaticano and a lot many more. Walks nearby of the hotel not possible, because the hotel on a street and no real on foot there is. With the volume of the cars it adhered within limits. Was times more and times less traffic. In the rooms you can hear in the closed window but nothing. Depending on uhrziet we could hear by the pool. Great beach and turquoise sea with many rocks and clear water. Snorkeling recommendable for example because of the sea urchins and colorful fish.

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Rolf
Smaller hotel in the most beautiful part of calabria
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2012
Family-run private hotel with a high share local guests, how we wanted it. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0

    Simple room, but technically on beach. Renovation not long supine and very clean. The matratzenqualität should be better. Almost no international/ German tv channels, which for us however not a problem represents. Safe must be paid extra.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    We had the half board. Offered a rather scant breakfast, typically Italian evenly. We could fresh fruits and selection in sausage and cheese desired. If you don't machine coffee can at a charge also of high quality cafes have. Very pleasant the dinner. It is regional calabrian kitchen offered, in a really good quality. Of course also a lot of delicious fish. One can between 2 appetizers and main courses select. No buffet, which has kept warm for hours,. If it is a buffet there, then, freshly served. Whereas the 'fight' for the buffet somewhat annoying is.

  • Service
    5.0

    Very friendly staff. Service was very good, even if little or no English knowledge are available. At the front desk communication is English or partly well in German not a problem. Very helpful and friendly.

  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0

    The italians are apparently crazy karaoge, we are not. One had then after eating unfortunately no possibility, in a quiet area to escape. According to the senior boss but in the winter rebuilt. The previous car park directly in front of the hotel as decking area surrounded by stands in addition and the account. Then could our main criticism do. The pool is quite nice, but we didn't use it.

  • Hotel
    4.0

    Family-run private hotel with a high share local guests, how we wanted it.

  • Location
    3.0

    You can from the terrace from wonderful sunsets with the volcanic island Stromboli look at. It has a beautiful view of the sea and the aeolian islands. However the location is secluded. On foot one comes into a small town or village, where you can get nice stroll, or pleasant which drink can. You have to almost a vehicle available have. For sensitive is the nocturnal traffic on the through road in front of the hotel disturbing. In the rooms to the street you have to at night the windows closed and the air conditioning turn on.

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Archived reviews

These are not counted into the current average review rating, as the journey took place more than 25 months ago, or the hotel has completely changed.
Werner
Wonderful vacation in Calabria archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • June 2012
Very nice, typical hotel for Travellers, the not only at the beautiful pool with great Bpflanzung or nearby beaches loungers, but also the area with the rental car or on foot explore want. Excellent kitchen with choice of the menus ( fish or meat). read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    3.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Manfred
Area TOP the vacation rather a flop! archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2012
Main street directly at the whole object, it was very loud during the day and in addition came still the Fahrzeugabgase. Also the nights were no different plus Hundegebelle. There were 40 °C and the way to the beach is as advertised never 1 kilometer away (maybe M )? The way to the beach went only hotel bus on the day per person 4,50 Euro Walks in the evening hardly possible as no footpath so you could without car nothing undertake. In short for tourist with the airplane journeys, this hotel very suitable. The tourist consist of 98% from ... Italian with your own car therefore also the bad communication. What is not in the catalog to run, are locally 100, -€ Zimmerkaution. Never again hotel 'La Bussola'! Travel guide locally also a flop, was only by telephone reachable you got any concrete information. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    2.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    3.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    1.0
  • Hotel
    3.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    1.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    1.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    1.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    2.0
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Noud
Very friendly family hotel for a nice holiday archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2012
we had an excellent stay at La Bussola in a big room with a balcony with view on the see. Very friendly people, very helpfull. The manager speaks English very well, the rest a little, as almost everywhere in the south of Europe. But with a booklet and some effort you can learn very quickly the essential lines in a foreighn language. We can recommand the boattrip to the Aeolian islands. The service of the hotel is perfect. We saw some dolphins and the Stromboli pleased us with an eruption. We booked with a voucher of Daydreams. The rooms are ... free, you only pay for breakfast and diner E 30 pppd. And of course the drinks. Breakfast with slices cheese and mortodella, croissant, lots of fruit, juices etc. is very well. Diner is really tastfull. You can choose out of 2 for starter and maincourse (mostly fish or meat) and finishes with icecream, fruits etc. The hotel has a nice swimmingpool as well. Overall we enjoyed our stay in Calabria. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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Kerstin
Italy, as one would imagine it to be archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2011
A very nice hotel, with friendly staff. Typical Calabrian kitchen, every day fresh and served delicious. The rooms are modern equipped. The hotel is located about 2 kilometer from a gorgeous beach, with the bus problem-free. A rental car is highly recommendable, as you can explore the beautiful area. When the weather was clear, we had a great view of the Stromboli and evenings great sunsets! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Elsbeth
Will be back archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2011
The staff was very friendly, the food was a great, room saubermit nice sea view a little small balcony too bad, breakfast tollmit tomatoes, cucumbers and so on, but you could skip Corneto read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    3.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Jan
Conclusion: highly recommended! archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2011
Nice, very clean hotel with very helpful and friendly staff and very good food! To have a car, we found as an advantage, since this outlying coastal areas could be achieved, the Fantastically beautiful and not crowded! Overall a very nice holiday! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.7
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Kerstin
Successful vacation among Italians! archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2011
Very nice holiday in a distinctive devotion and Italian flair hotel are guaranteed! A rental car is highly recommended! Please note: the pool is bathing caps duty! (But also for sale be purchased at the front desk read hotel review
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    3.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Heike
Nice hotel, but not recommendable.
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • June 2011
Hotel without charm and only for Italian tourists, because very few foreign language skills. Food without variety. You can visit one of two dishes. No fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, salad or regional dishes. For dessert you get apples, oranges or cake. If someone does not soon enough you get nichtsmehr, since it is cleared or is not refilled. Buffet once a week, but since there were only a few regional dishes and a refill awaits you in vain. If you don't is fast enough, has a disadvantage. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.5
    Size of the bathroom
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    2.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    2.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    1.0
  • Service
    1.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    1.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    2.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    1.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    1.0
  • Location
    2.7
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    2.0
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Jens
Super Vacation archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • May 2011
All in all a nice, clean hotel with very friendly and helpful staff! To the beach about 1 kilometer, one is driven for 8 Euro per way and then picked up again. (The best with several vacationers together) about 1 kilometer away also train station. 300 meters bank, about 500 meters shopping possibilities. Breakfast and dinner was perfectly adequate and very tasty. For dinner two courses with two menus to choose from, side dishes from the buffet. Cheap drinks at the same time. Pool not very big, but completely enough for swimming. I can only recommend this hotel! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Andrea
Family hotel with good services in Capo VATICANO archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • City break
  • October 2010
Hotel La bussola is a beautiful, unique Hotel in Capo VATICANO. We were welcomed very welcoming and the service is very good. The view from the rooftop terrace is really great and you can enjoy a wonderful breakfast buffet, among other things, more local products. The owners are very bent over backwards, to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Shuttle service, food and wine tours with excursions: very good. You can really recommend! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Peter
Great calf's food and hospitality Resi archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • October 2010
We are thrilled by the many typical specialties, which we got to eat, and the many tips, which we got for our trips. It was particularly great, making ricotta at the watch, and the hiking guide to join in with. We have seen a lot of Calabria and very much and everything away from the mass tourism. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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