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“Excellent family vacation! Beautiful resort, beautiful beach, great food....would definitely go back!”

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LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Tropea
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Ontario
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Excellent family vacation! Beautiful resort, beautiful beach, great food....would definitely go back!”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

I stayed at the Rocca Nettuno for 5 days with my husband and 2.5 year old daughter. We took a train from the Lamezia airport to Tropea (note to other travellers: if you plan on taking the train I recommend booking a cab to pick you up ahead of time as there were NO cabs at or near the small train station and we had to walk into the town for about 10 minutes with all our luggage to find a cab to take us there). Once we arrived at the hotel we were warmly greeted by the staff and check in was quick and efficient.

Wifi is free at the hotel (you just need to get a password from reception) and the in-room safe is available for 2 euro a day.

Our room was perfectly located and had a beautiful ocean view (which somehow we managed to get as I didn't ask for it ahead of time). It was clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable. The housekeeping ladies were very friendly and efficient when cleaning our room and did a great job.

Pool chairs and beach chairs are both included in the hotel which is nice but they don't really enforce the "no reserving policy" so a lot of people would place their towels on the chairs and then go for breakfast. Also on the beach there were always a few chairs who had towels on them all day and no one ever went to use them. I wish they actually enforced the policy because it really isn't fair. The pool area itself is beautiful which a large shallow end for children to play in. The beach was also beautiful and clean and the hotel has a private section. What I loved about it is that we were not disturbed during the day by people on the beach...not sure if this is because we were in the hotel section or if there weren't many in the area.

The food at the hotel was great. Every day there was a variety of options to choose from at the many different restaurants on the resort. My favourite was the made to order pizza at the beach restaurant. The pizza was so tasty and we enjoyed one every day for lunch. The service in the main restaurant was hit or miss. Some nights we had great service and on others it wasn't great at all (i.e. plates weren't cleared, wrong drink orders, etc).

The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk to the main town of Tropea. Every night we would walk to the town after dinner to enjoy the main strip of shops, cafes and people.

With regards to the entertainment, the animation team did a really great job of trying to engage all the hotel guests. They were always dancing, socializing with guests, playing games, etc.

The only negative thing about this hotel for my family was that the majority of the guests (probably 90%) were German. This was difficult for us as we don't speak German (we speak English and Italian) and therefore we were unable to communicate with any of the other guests. My daughter who loves to meet new kids took part in the nightly mini disco but she couldn't talk to any of the kids because she couldn't understand them and they couldn't understand her. Even the songs and dances they used were in German.....she danced anyways. The animation team did speak English and Italian so we were able to communicate with them.

We did not watch the nightly shows put on by the animation team as we chose to go for a walk to the town instead so I'm not able to comment on them.

The fitness centre is very small and is composed of 1 elliptical machine, a few treadmills, a universal gym, some stability balls and some stretching mats. I would have liked if it had a few dumbbells as well as I found the universal gym a bit difficult to use.

When it was time to leave we asked Reception if they could book us a cab to Lamezia airport but the gentleman behind the desk was kind enough to refer us to the meeting point excursion desk as they have a shuttle bus from the hotel to the airport at a fraction of the cost. It leaves very early in the morning and makes a few other hotel stops on the way but it was a great option for us and definitely worthwhile.

Overall this was a great stay and we would definitely consider returning if we were to ever return to Tropea.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Antonio D, Direttore generale at LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your kind review.
We are really glad that you chose Rocca Nettuno Tropea for your holidays.
We will wait for you on your next visit.

Best regards from sunny Calabria
Your Rocca Nettuno Hotel Team
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Vitebsk, Vitsyebskaya Voblasts', Belarus
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We arrived to hotel in June 4. Weather not hot, sea not the cold - an optimum combination!Very much pleased a variety of dishes.We didn't go by excursion. We enjoyed a beach, food, the pool and entertainments.Very much work of animators was pleasant!We played volleyball 2 times a day, played in "Bocha", danced with team, looked very good show in the evenings, communicated and danced in a disco!It was fine time! If there is an opportunity we surely will return to Rocca Nettuno Tropea! ! !Thanks for clean rooms, tasty food, good beach, ideal service and interesting animation!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Antonio D, Direttore generale at LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your kind review.
We are really glad that you chose Rocca Nettuno Tropea for your holiday.
We will wait for you until your next visit.

Kindest regards from sunny Calabria
Your Rocca Nettuno Hotel Team
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Cropani Marina, Italy
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

wonderful place!high quality standard!professional management!i recomend it to all people would like to spend a nice holiday in tropea....calabria is a very beatiful region!you can reach tropea just walking, the resort's beach is for sure the most beautiful in tropea..

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Antonio D, Direttore generale at LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your kind review.
We are really glad that you chose Rocca Nettuno Tropea for your holidays.
We will wait for you until your next visit.

Kindest regards from sunny Calabria
Your Rocca Nettuno Hotel Team
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We stayed at this wonderful hotel in October/November 2012 having book through an upmarket British tour operator. It was quite a long coach ride from the airport but once we arrived, that was soon forgotten. We paid a supplement for a garden room which wasn't really necessary but was lovely because these rooms are away from the main hotel building and right on the cliff top with views out to sea and we could lie in bed and listen to the waves lulling us to sleep. The hotel is "all inclusive" and it was our first experience of this type of holiday however we were very impressed with the quality of the food offered, although the wine in the main restaurant left a little to be desired; on the evenings when we were able to book for the a la carte restaurant, where the food was even better, the quality of the wine was also much improved. The hotel is set amidst stunning gardens with a lift down through the cliff to the beach, where the hotel has another restaurant and a separate beach bar. A slight downside is that the hotel is German owned and obviously attracts a high percentage of German guests who were a little overwhelming at times but it didn't detract from our enjoyment and we were advised about this before booking. Going so late in the season (the hotel was closing for the winter after we left) the weather wasn't brilliant and several of the optional boats trips had to be cancelled; we signed up for a day trip to Sicily which was very disappointing because we had torrential rain for the entire day and so couldn't appreciate the sights; there was also a problem on this trip because the courier made it obvious she preferred to speak in German and the British tourists were made to feel a bit neglected. Otherwise we had a fantastic holiday.

Room Tip: This is simply a stunning holiday location.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Antonio D, Direttore generale at LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea, responded to this review, 14 September 2013
Dear Guest,
thank you for your kind review.
We are really glad that you choose Rocca Nettuno Tropea for your holiday.
We hope to meet you again in future, maybe for your next holidays.

Kindest regards from sunny Calabria
Your Rocca Nettuno Hotel Team
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2012

We went in October. As mentioned by other reviewers, the hotel is used by a large number of German tour companies. The rooms chosen by British operators are probably the cheapest and are at the back of the hotel. Ours had a view of the public car park and a petrol station. We were offered a garden room at a supplement but decided against it as it seemed smaller and smelt a bit damp. Having said that, the hotel was comfortable. Staff were friendly and efficient. WiFi worked in my room. Food was of a reasonable standard (all inclusive is never going to be haute cuisine) with reasonable choice. There is also a little restaurant by the private beach which serves a restricted menu plus excellent pizzas. The bar overlooking the beach has views of Stromboli and made decent coffee. The walk in to Tropea was about 35 min by road or via the beach.
There was a car hire place just outside the hotel, and another in Tropea itself.
Overall a good base for both a lazy hotel break or as a base for touring Calabria. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2012

We've just come back and it was a fabulous holiday. Food wonderful they did cater for English breakfast and plenty abandoned their continental for it, and great variety but I do agree with the reviewer who rated it poor about the German factor. I would say it was 98% Germans and all waiters etc seem to speak German fluently and they do suck up to them. There was a bad incident on our last night with the entertainment when they did a sketch about the Titanic and the Germans were laughing and clapping as ice cubes were thrown at it. My husband was incensed and told the General Manager what bad taste it was to laugh when so many people died. It tainted the holiday.

Room Tip: comfort garden was in quiter area
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Went to this hotel a while ago , it was a trial in Thomson ,took out after one season . Glad to see it back in Thomas cook this year ,was absolutely magical resort , the food in hotel was fantastic and a lunch time you had pizzas made to order or buffet lunch in the restaurant just above the beach . The wine and even prosecco and peroni was help yourself part of the allinclusive. Best all in would love to go back, good base to see Sicily and surrounding area even saw a school of dolphins following our back on way back from sicily. If you love Italy you won,t be dissapointed . Highly recomended. Please keep it in the brochure this time .

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea
Address: Via Annunziata 5, 89861 Tropea, Italy (Formerly Rocca Nettuno Tropea)
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Region: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Tropea
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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Tropea
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Tropea
#3 Romantic Hotel in Tropea
#4 Family Hotel in Tropea
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Hotel Class:4 star — LABRANDA Rocca Nettuno Tropea 4*
Number of rooms: 264
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