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Hotel La Bussola
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Capo Vaticano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I thought the place was very tasty the dishes are spectacularly presented and it's fresh. I was just a bit disturbed on how much food the server was ordering for us.... he recommend we order 3 antipasti plus 3 huge platters it was like food for 5 people and believe me we like to eat. We where just 2 plus my 1 year old baby and we could not eat even half of what was brought to us and it ended in being almost 200 euro bill. Which is ok considering the quantity...just felt a bit abused by the waiter who saw us as tourists and ordered extra for us...but knowing this and being careful once you order i assure you will not be disappointed in the food!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Tonycristian G, Direttore at Hotel La Bussola, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Guest,
thank you so much for your feedbak. We are glad that you appreciated our delicious food.
Apologize for the misunderstanding with the waiter. He tought he was doing the best for you.
You could tell us that the food it was enough, we would have brought it back.
We hope to see you again.
Best regards from all of us

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This place is great, the owner Tony and his staff were very friendly and helpful with directions in English, booking the ferry to Stromboli, private boat trips on the Costa degli Dei with Sea Sports in Tropea harbor, etc; the shuttle service is convenient to the beach and to Tropea; the pool is clean and beautiful and big enough to swim laps; the room was clean and had a nice outdoor balcony where several bottles of wine were consumed while watching the sunset aside Stromboli in the distance; but most importantly....The food was some of the best I've ever had. The Calabrian Sampler platter is a must, everything on there is perfect, and the fresh tuna fish with homemade pasta was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had in my life. Prices are very reasonable for the quality you're getting. This was my first time in Calabria and I fell in,Iove with the area and with La Bussola's restaurant, I hope to return to both every year. Graze Mille to Tony and staff... arrivederci!

Room Tip: Rooms closer to the front of the hotel towards the road would probably have a better view of the Tyr...
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Tonycristian G, Direttore at Hotel La Bussola, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Joseph,
thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy to have had you with us.
We hope to see you againr for the next holiday.
Thank you again and best regards from all of us

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We loved our one week stay at La Bussola in July 2017. We stayed as a familiy with two small children, and felt so welcome our hole stay. The staff is sweet and helpful. When we had a misunderstanding about our food order at dinner, they were very flexible and made up for everything.

The childred loved the pool and playground. We liked the beach at Tropea better then the one close by (free shuttle bus) , so we drove there ourself. The food at the hotel was really good, we ate here every night.

What could be better? Well, the shower teperature is really unstable (everywhere in italy?). And I would like some more vegetables for the breakfast.

We had a really good time, and hope to come back again some other time!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Marie H
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Tonycristian G, Direttore at Hotel La Bussola, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear Marie,
thank you for your wounderful words about the restaurant and the Staff.
We are so glad that you enjoy your stay.
We hope to see you soon!
Best regards from all of us

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Been there with wife and in laws.. must say it looked like those super busy touristic restaurant right from the very start but chose not to follow my impressions and gave it a go.. was really disappointed:food is average/poor ( fried calamari had their "skin" still on and were chewy and tasteless.. sausage was full of fat and undercooked..wine was average and expensive) when complained about the food the staff did NOT apologise but calmly replied that was the way the food has always been served a in their restaurant (the were basically saying my complaints were useless.. asked for the check and left..will never be back and will never recommend the restaurant
. There are many more better places where to eat properly in the area...

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Tonycristian G, Direttore at Hotel La Bussola, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear guest
Thank you very much for your feedback, we are very sorry about your impression on our restaurant, about the fried calamari we would like to let you know that they are cleaned inside, we just leave a little bit of skin because is a restaurant chooise to let people know that they aren't that frozen one from China or Thailandia if you like them we are very sorry to miss that product.

We use Local sausage, so different from what you find around the world, recipes change from a place to another, about the cooking we prefer to not send them so well done couse they will became a piece of wood.

Wines depend from what bottle you choose and what you want to get, our wine list start from a bottle of € 15,00 till 69,00. If you think that you want to get a bottle of € 69,00 and pay € 15,00 this is not the right place for you, I kindly suggest you to go in a restaurant where you could bring bottles from outside and buy it in a discount, it will be more easy.

Here when there is something wrong with our customer we use to speak and reply calmly trying understand the issue, and if we are in the wrong side we also know how to apoligese and say sorry.

Anyway Thank you for coming here, hope to see you soon.



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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for the past 4 years and meet guests from all over the world. The hotel amenities, swimming pool and staff are fantastic. Staff member Tony has always been great with us, waiters, admin are fantastic, the owner also is good fun and very welcoming. It's lovely that they employ friendly staff to entertain the kids at the swimming pool too. I would definitely recommend La Bussola to anyone seeking a base in Calabria. Their service is second to none and they offer great value for money.

Stayed: July 2017
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Tonycristian G, Direttore at Hotel La Bussola, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Dear Anthony,
thank you so much for your fantastic words about us. I'm so glad I got you here.
I hope that we can see each other again.
Best Regards from all of us

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Additional Information about Hotel La Bussola

Address: Viale Giuseppe Berto | Località Faro, 89866 Capo Vaticano, Ricadi, Italy
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Region: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Ricadi > Capo Vaticano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Capo Vaticano
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Capo Vaticano
#3 Family Hotel in Capo Vaticano
Price Range: ₹ 3,279 - ₹ 13,956 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bussola 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is located in Capo Vaticano Ricadi on Viale Giuseppe Berto, very close to Tropea (8 km - 9 minutes by car). The nearest town to the hotel is San Nicolo of Ricadi which is about 750 metres away - about 10 minutes on foot. The railway station of Ricadi is 900 metres away and is 12 minutes on foot. By train you can get to North way: Tropea (8 minutes), Pizzo Calabro (25 minutes), and other beautiful places along the coast. South way: Coccoriono (5 minutes), Nicotera (10 minutes), Scilla (45 minutes), Reggio Calabria (60 minutes) and other places. Throughout the day there is a shuttle bus service which connects our hotel with nearby Tropea and others places to see. This bus service runs to a fixed timetable. It can be easily reached by car as it near the road which goes from Tropea to Vibo Valentia and is about 30 kilometres from the latter. It can be easily reached by train as the nearest Ricadi station is only 0,950 metres away. The Lamezia Terme international airport is 60 kilometres from our hotel, Reggio Calabria airport is 120 kilometres from our hotel. The nearest beach is "Torre Ruffa" (it is a sandy beach) and is 950 metres away; Here the water gets deep gradually. Our guests also have a beach shuttle service at their disposal to go to "Grotticelle" (Objectively the most beautiful in the all Calabria, gradual depth and with fine white sand). This service runs from the morning and continues throughout the day following a flexible timetable to cover the whole day (Every hour go/back). Grotticelle is only three minutes away by shuttle; At the beach you can take advantage of many services (at prices of the Convention) to name a few: the excursion along the coast (from Capo Vaticano, untill after Tropea with several stops in the most beautiful spots to make the bathing or snorkeling (equipment included), eat fresh fish with drink on board, excursion to the fabulous beaches of Capo Vaticano and many other activities and water sports. Our hotel offers you special beach service rates (not obligatory as the beach is not private one): 1 beach umbrella and sun loungers for € 9,00 per room, per day (2 peoples). It is possible to make a lump-sum payment. Price is exclusively reserved to our customers. Particular attention is devoted to the cleaning of the rooms, every other part of the hotel and to the guest. This is "three star superior" hotel, far 0,500 mts from the centre of the village of San Nicolo of Ricadi. The hotel offer an efficient shuttle bus service from/to the best destinations that must be visited. The hotel is very renowned for its delicious cuisine. We were guests in the italian TV SHOW "Domenica del Villaggio" on Channel 5, "Vecchia fattoria"on Rai 1, We have been reported on the main guides of the sector and on the italian daily newspaper "Repubblica", and we have also prepared the best products of our local gastronomic for some Italian actor of TV series "Gente di Mare" at the port of Tropea. The menu' of our Restaurant changes every day, both lunch and dinner. The pre-cooked food does not exist here, we cook all at the moment. Once a week they organize tastings of Calabrian typical products: "Calabria evening", a multi-course buffet feast during which the best regional specialties are served with popular music, songs and dances. ... more   less 
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Hotel La Bussola Capo Vaticano, Calabria
La Bussola Tropea

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