It is hard to find fault with this hotel leaving aside two issues which I will come back to later and which the hotel can do little about without rebuilding the place.
The hotel is ideally located, as close to the town centre as you can get, but still within walking distance of the beaches. (not far but a few hundred steps involved) The restaurants (of which there are so many in Tropea) are within yards of the door.
Breakfast is excellent, substantial with a cooked option which varies every day. It is served on a very pleasant rooftop terrace with a great view of the towns rooftops and the sea beyond.
The room we had (7) is at the very top and had a good view of the surrounding rooftops, the hills and sea (just). Room was a good size, very clean, and comfortable with a very fast and free wi-fi connection.
Staff were helpful and the taxi from the station arranged by them was waiting for us when the train arrived. This cost 10 Euro and although the station is within walking distance, the streets of tropea are large cobbles which are not good for pulling a suitcase over and the hotel not easy to find tucked away in a side street. so it was money well spent after a day travelling.
The issues - well this hotel is not for those who are not able to cope with stairs of which here are many just to get to the reception and inside the hotel as well. I do not think this is a fault - just a feature of a 12th century building with character.
The bells of the Duomo, which is across the street, ring three times a day starting at 7am. it is only for a few minutes though and you will get this everywhere in Italy. other than this it is a very peaceful setting.
to sum up this a very good and excellent value hotel perfectly located in the centre of the town
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residenza Il Duomo offers modern accommodation and a rooftop sun terrace, all just 10 meters from Tropea Cathedral, dating from the twelfth century, situated in the historical center of the town. Rooms at the Duomo residence, located on the 3rd and 4th floor of a fourteenth century building, equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV, and in some cases provide stunning views of the cathedral and the old town. The hotel has a bar and a reception open 24 hours on 24. In addition, guests can enjoy breakfast on the rooftop terrace. The property is just 5 minutes walk from the beach and can also organize a transfer service to Lamezia Terme Airport to Tropea train station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residenza Il Duomo Tropea, Calabria, Italy