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Via Pontino 40, 88814 Torre Melissa Italy
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#1 of 4 hotels in Torre Melissa

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Torre Melissa, Hotel Melissa is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel Melissa makes it easy to enjoy the best of Torre Melissa.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Hotel Melissa features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a lounge. If you are driving to Hotel Melissa, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Il Conte di Melissa, one of the barbeque restaurants that can be found in Torre Melissa, which is a short distance from Hotel Melissa.

If you are interested in exploring Torre Melissa, check out Chiesa Parrocchiale Santissimo Crocifisso (0.7 km), which is a short walk from Hotel Melissa.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel Melissa is sure to make your visit to Torre Melissa one worth remembering.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Massimo R wrote a review Oct. 2018
Richterswil, Switzerland155 contributions15 helpful votes
On a motorcycle tour we did a 2-day stop in torre melissa in the hotel. The rooms are spacious and clean. It is almost the best hotel in town. In the attached restauraunt you eat very well. The meal and pizza are delicious. The parking was big enough for our motorcycles.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from HotelMelissa, Direttore at Hotel Melissa
Responded Oct. 26, 2018
Good afternoon, thank you so much for your positive response. I hope we will see again soon. Enjoy your trip with your motorcycles.
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Rick S wrote a review Sep. 2016
Evanston, Illinois22 contributions17 helpful votes
If you are looking for a seaside vacation that is off the beaten track, authentically Italian, and untarnished by tourist hype, you might consider Torre Melissa. This small town, located in the Calabria region on the east coast of Italy just above the heel of the “boot,” is neither a tourist mecca nor a resort. It is simply a very small and friendly seaside town that serves as a vacation home for Italian families and turns out to be much more sophisticated than a first impression might suggest. The same is true of the Hotel Melissa. The front faces a local rail track and the regional roadway that is town’s main thoroughfare – a pleasant prospect but nothing special. The “back yard,” however, is more impressive, because this hotel is adjacent to the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. We spent two delightful days stretched out on recliners in the shade of umbrellas, all provided by the hotel at no cost. During the afternoon a hotel employee stopped by to take carryout orders from a nearby gelateria. Our hotel room was spacious but basic with a foam mattress, tile floors, a shower little wider than we are (not wide), and a small balcony with a clothesline for wet beach wear. Except for the pillows (which were hard) the room was comfortable enough. The hotel restaurant serves lunch and dinner both in a dining room and on a large patio overlooking the beach. Both are inviting, although we much preferred the latter. Neither really hinted at the excellence of the cuisine, which was simple and absolutely delicious. Virtually every dish we tried was good. The pizzas were excellent as were the pasta with freshly caught seafood, the mushroom pasta, and the seafood salad. We tried several red and white wines from regional vineyards, all low in cost and high in quality. Torre Melissa is named for the watch tower (torre) located on a hill above the town. First documented in 1598, it is a circular structure with an open roof, a small museum, and a beautiful view of the coast. Adjacent to the tower is il conte di Melissa (the count of Melissa), a restaurant where we attended a seven-course dinner event. It was truly memorable, and if our meal was indicative of the regular menu this restaurant is a must. Torre Melissa has no airport. It is accessible via Ryanair to the town of Crotone with a 30 minute drive or via Alitalia to Lamezia Terme and a 2 hour drive. The former is quicker but the latter is generally regarded as more reliable. Rental cars are available at both airports. Rates at the Hotel Melissa are very reasonable, especially with advance bookings.
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Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The WiFi is painfully slow. Several Italian companies rent mobile hotspots at reasonable rates.
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kgs wrote a review Aug. 2016
highland park il34 contributions25 helpful votes
Hotel Melissa is nice and a good value. Food and location are really great. Rooms are basic but ok. Bathrooms small. Very clean. Towels are rough and you need to bring your own towels for the beach. Hotel beach was great as was the restaurant. Loved the experience. Would return. Wifi spotty. Spend little time in the rooms--u are there for the food and beach.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
MyWay-Paolagi wrote a review Sep. 2013
London11 contributions5 helpful votes
I have been many times to Hotel Melissa. It's a family run business sit right on the beach with large comfortable rooms and surely very very clean. The customer service is excellent, the prices are very reasonable and competitive and you feel a warm welcoming atmosphere in there. The stunning terrace overlooking the sea is the place where they serve lunches and dinners in summer. The food is excellent, not second to any other local restaurants or hotels! Amazing prices if you think that room, breakfast, dinner, place on the beach is only 45 euros all included. The drink are separate, but still at a very reasonable price. Hotel Melissa is an ideal place for spending a relaxing holiday, I strongly recommend this hotel to families with children, couples who are looking for a peaceful break or business and single people. Nearby there are only local shops, nothing special. The communications are a bit poor as the nearest working airport is currently Lamezia Terme which is 130Km away. However, the hotel provides a taxi service which is great. I would not recommend trying the public transports (trains) because it's a rough journey with long waiting time between the trains. I like to go back to Hotel Melissa every year, I love September for its mild temperature and enjoy my swimming and great food! Hotel Melissa is great in other seasons too: I have been at Eater time, in Spring and Autumn and I always enjoyed my staying very much.
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms with a view on the bay have the most beautiful balcony!
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saksouki wrote a review Apr. 2010
Amman, Jordan41 contributions69 helpful votes
I stayed at the Melissa Hotel for a night during my trip through southern Italy, off-season. The welcome was friendly and the staff hospitable. I got a huge room with balcony and excellent sea view. Breakfast was nice, they prepared everything for me totally fresh. Very good value for money. Even during peak season, the rates seem to be absolutely affordable.
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Date of stay: April 2010
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Melissa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Melissa?
Nearby attractions include Torre Melissa (0.1 km), Chiesa di Maria Santissima del Monte Carmelo (0.4 km), and Chiesa Parrocchiale Santissimo Crocifisso (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Melissa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Melissa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Melissa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Melissa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Melissa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Conte di Melissa, Hotel Napoleon Restaurant, and Magic Mirror Lounge Bar.
Is Hotel Melissa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Torre Melissa.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Melissa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Melissa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Torre Nova (5.6 km).
Is Hotel Melissa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.