We have just returned from a tour of Italy highlighting the south. Our first stop was Soverato where we sojourned at Hotel Nettuno for five nights. From the day we arrived to the day we left, the owner, Sig. Fernando, and the staff were most pleasant. Since we required a room with twin beds Sig. Fernando himself facilitated the room change, escorted us to our new room, and helped us carry the suitcases. One could not ask for a better room: both the bedroom and the bathroom had a terrific view of the beach and sea. In fact the bedroom had two exposures to the sea. The rooms were spacious, freshly painted, impeccably clean and well maintained efficiently every day. ( We had fresh linens every day, a practice not found in other hotels, where in recent years they are changed every third day.)
Since the breakfast was continental, Sig. Fernando directed the desk clerk to add freshly made croissants from the bakery next door daily to our table. They were large, flaky and stuffed with fresh fruit or pastry cream, a welcome, delectable treat indeed.
Since Sig. Fernando owns the restaurant adjacent to the hotel, he introduced us to the manager/chef, who together with her son prepared very delicious meals at a reasonable price. As a result, we ate there every evening, and she made a point to speak with us and to ask if we were pleased with the meals and service each evening. We had the most pleasant same young lady serving us for the duration. As a welcome gesture, Sig. Feernando arranged for us to be treated to a delicious antipasto the first evening and a pre-dinner drink of prosecco ”on the house”.
Sig. Fernando lived in Chicago for a number of years and then in Canada, where he met his German-born wife. We chatted every morning before leaving for our points of interest, and often he suggested areas not on our itinerary which proved to be most interesting. Knowing that we are Catholics who wished to attend Palm Sunday Mass, not only did he advise us of the Mass times, but also when he discovered there was an outdoor procession prior to the Mass, he called us on his way from home to the hotel to tell us about the change and then met us in the lobby to take us to the church grounds himself. NOW, THAT’S SERVICE! The evening before our departure, he introduced us to his wife Elke and their son Eddy and sent a bottle of prosecco to our table as a “buon viaggio” token of appreciation and developing friendship.
This is a place we will definitely choose again if we return to southern Italy. By the way, there were four of us, and we all felt the same way. And yes, for those who drive, there are reserved parking spaces by the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Nettuno (three stars) is located on the beautiful Soverato seaside promenade within walking distance of gardens, parks, bars, restaurants, stores and sport facilities.The hotel has a bar, restaurant with international and local cuisine, private beach, 45 air-conditioned rooms with bath/shower, telephone, sat TV, safe. Languages spoken: Italian, English, German. Many points of interest, historical and archaeological, can be visited in the immediate area. ... more less
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