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Romantic Hotel & Restaurant Villa Cheta Elite
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Acquafredda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2014

AMAZING hotel, as beautiful as the photos suggest. Do not hesitate to book here. The building itself is just beautiful, spotless, and dripping with history and art in every corner; the extensive manicured grounds look like they are right out of a travel magazine; the beds are heavenly with gorgeous linens; and the view is unbelievable, especially from the dinner patio. Despite the evening mosquitos, dinners on the patio were the highlight of every day; we have enough food porn photos to make us drool in retrospect all year. But the very best part of our trip was the staff, who are as attentive as I could ever hope for. When we left, I felt like we were personal friends with everyone there. They went far out of their way to accommodate every wish, to the point of over-the-top...for instance, when I was a little disappointed that spaghetti with clams had run out for dinner, Angela was back 5 minutes later with the news that the chef had found a few extra clams to make one more plate of spaghetti just for me. When we asked for a cab to get to the train station early the next the morning, the manager offered the hotel shuttle (and bellman Nicola) to take us to the next town so we could avoid lugging our suitcases on and off the regional train, complimentary of course, and they made sure we had cappuccinos and breakfast too. (We traveled by train and it worked pretty well. Our only mistake was booking to the Maratea train station: the Acquafredda station is closest, followed by Sapri.) I cannot say enough about the gracious and professional service that everyone working at the hotel was happy to provide for us. Fantastic job, folks...I wish all hotels were run like yours!

Room Tip: We had two sea-view rooms at the end of a hall; they were both wonderful (35 and 36)
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Once again we have returned to Villa Cheta for what is becoming our annual 'time to chill out'. We have been visiting this hotel frequently over the last fourteen years and once again it justifies why we keep going back.
The ambience is one of pure restfulness and attentive, but discreet staff, always willing to help and ensure that your time there is enjoyable. As always to food is an essential part of the experience and never disappoints.
We have written about Villa Cheta over the years and are at risk of repeating ourselves, but what we would say is that if you are visiting Italy even if only once, make this the last place you stay and you will always remember Italy and Villa Cheta with affection.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, but the best have a sea view.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

just back miss it already fantastic place staff are the best I have experienced in many a year
cannot praise this place enough
the gardens are superb as is the rest of the hotel
read the rest of the reviews and believe every word they say
this hotel gives the type of service and attention that people expected in the twentys and thirties
but is sadly missing today totally superb

Room Tip: just go any room will please
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We have just returned from a five days stay at Villa Cheta and our only thoughts are: we must come back! The liberty style and the beauty of the Villa caught us from the very first moment: the details of the terrace garden display themselves step by step in a continuous surprise of colors, smells and views on a sky looking sea. Inside the Villa every element is positioned and kept as in a private home: linen beds, antiques furniture and design lights made us feel in the place we would like to live in. One must have felt the same while traveling on the Orient Express. One last nostalgic note: the restaurant is one of the best ever tried, from the excellent fish and vegetables tempura to the Calamarata pasta and the octopus and potato hors d’oeuvres with olives topping... amazing! As amazing is the staff taking care of all our needs with sweetness and always wearing a smile.
If you happen to travel the South of Italy, you must experience Villa Cheta: we will again, for sure.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank PaoloC1969
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Recently We spent a week at the "Romantic Hotel & Restaurant Villa Cheta Elite"
what else to say that this property is legendary?
Well, a few things :
Exceptional charm : spectacular, truly charming, beautiful architecture and decoration (a living museum of memorabilia and historical furnishings).
Exceptional level of service : modern, warm and professional. Maria, Angela and Biagio are very, very precious….
Exceptional cuisine : inspired and light, while remaining quintessentially Italian.
Exceptional location : literally over the magnificent gulf of Policastro…..
Exceptional environment : perfectly curated and perfumed gardens and 180-degree view over the Med.The owners are always ready to give the best advises regarding the beautiful little towns around the area….
Definitely outstanding charming Hotel…..

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marco R
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This Hotel is a most stylish Art Nouveau villa retaining all the originial features and elegance of a grand Italian family home. The facade and the interior are tastefully decorated and it was a pleasure to return there after each day's outing. Dining by candlelight on the terrace, beside the beautiful gardens overlooking the sea, was a moving experience. We enjoyed excellent Italian cuisine especially fish and the service was superb. This hotel has fabulous views of the spectacular coastline and mountains to the rear. It is near a private beach and also within close driving distance of several other delightful beaches nestled between the rocks. In this regard, we particularly liked La Secca beach. We would definitely like to return.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank DavidC303
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This Hotel not only combines excellent italian cuisine and comfortable living, the service is outstanding and every wish catered for. Not far is a private Beach and the little village of Aquafredda is very charming. The lack of the crowds is a plus, and this was a Holiday we wish to repeat...
Say no more: la dolce vita in Villa Cheta
Regards
Frank & Rita

Room Tip: It pays to book a room with a sea view, stunning view, really!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Frank R
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Address: Via Canonica 48, 85046 Acquafredda, Maratea, Italy
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Region: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Potenza > Maratea > Acquafredda
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Acquafredda
Price Range: £121 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Romantic Hotel & Restaurant Villa Cheta Elite 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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