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Hotel & Spa La Porta Del Mare
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Tropea
Reviewed 8 July 2010

We had a terrible stay from the beginning. First of all, the hotel apparently didn't receive our booking even though we had already paid in full. Then they put two of us in a large single room, where one person proceeded to fall off the bed in the middle of the night. Apparently that was our fault and had nothing to do with them. Another thing is, the shower doors in the bathrooms were faulty and falling off their hinges. There were not enough towels and blankets. After a very lengthy argument, they finally agreed to change our rooms. Three of us were then put into a room with no internet, even though the hotel claims there is internet throughout the entire hotel. Throughout the night up till the early morning, the receptionists were on the phone and talking very loudly, where sounds echo very clearly throughout the hotel. Even though this hotel is very cheap, we are still waiting for it to be as relaxing and amazing as other people say.

Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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deborahvalente, Direttore vendite at Hotel & Spa La Porta Del Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2010

Unfortunately we never riceved from the travel agency the reservation of these clients. When they arrived we worked to solve the problem and we proposed to the clients an upgrading and an accomodation in a 4 stars hotel. The clients were not happy with this solution but they were satisfied with the last two rooms in our hotel. The day after the rooms have been changed.

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Reviewed 27 March 2010

The hotel is excellent from several points of view: Location - ideally situated near the charming historic town of Tropea, restaurants, and to the beach; Pet Friendly Policy - they welcomed our Shih Tzu (Raja) with open arms; Accomodating Staff - very friendly, kind, and helpful despite limited English skills (especially great were Daniel and Romina); Views - beautiful views from the roof balcony of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the rugged but romantic coastal landscape, the quaint historic town with it's interesting churches, cathedrals, and terra cotta rooftops. Also perfect to watch the setting sun on the horizon each day. Side note: we were there in late March which is prior to the main tourist season beginning in May. The hotel was reasonably priced, most restaurants were already opened and not crowded, and few tourists roamed the streets.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Porta del Mare Hotel in Tropea and had a most wonderful time. The hotel was well siruated for the beach and the town. The views from the roof top terrance were stunning - having your breakfast there was breath taking. It made us late for the beach speaking with the exciting and ever helpful Romina. The rooms were well appointed and modern. The weathered outside of the hotel with steps up to the reception are a real welcome to the style of Tropea - unspoiled and welcoming. Restaurants in teh tiwn were wonderfula nd the people so welcoming and helpful. The Calypso Beach club was great for hiring sun beds and lunch. I would strongly recommend this resort and this hotel - anyone who could find fault with this holiday destination and hotel must mad or lookinmg to get a cheap thrill from writing on here. Many many thanks to the whole hotel staff and people of Tropea for amking our visit so memorable - and also giving us chance to improve our Italian speaking. YOU MUST VISIT (Ryanair direct from Stansted, or Via Pisa from Liverpool)

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2008

I travel to tropea every other month on average and stay normally with people I now know as friends.
On this occasion due to my having my girlfriend with me I booked a hotel .
I knew this building when it was a bar and have always been impressed with it and when it came up as a location on a search I booked it thinking it would be a nice location.
On the first morning of my 5 days I was awoken by builders using an angle grinder and heavy chisel whilst working on the first floor front rooms of the building. This was 0700 am .
Despite my best efforts to have this stopped it did not for all the 5 days there.
On the second morning I was woken at 06 45 by the night porter attempting to carry a table up the marble stairs outside my room which echoed all the way up the stairs. When challenged he said there is no problem its 0700 am and continued.
The views and potential of this hotel by far out way the actuality of the experience.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2008

The good points are that it is close to the shopping areas and has a beautiful view of the beach.
Not so good:
- if you have trouble walking or climbing stairs - stay away. The entrance to the hotel requires climbing a very old stone stairway with no handrail for support.
- rooms are clean but VERY SMALL but air conditioned
- breakfast is served on a veranda - which requires more climbing
- no phones in the rooms
- staff's English language skills are limited - though they try to be accommodating

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 August 2008

My husband and I and my inlaws stayed in Tropea that the Porta del Mare for one night. The hotel is located right in the centre of town a 2 minute walk to the historical centre. The hotels is a small possibly 20 room establishment. The rooms were clean and comfortable with air conditioning. Rooms on one side of the hotel have a view of the ocean and some have balconies. There is a rooftop patio with a wodnerful view of the monastary sitting at the ocean's edge. Breakfast is simple and basic but served on the rooftop patio which makes all the difference. Great place to stay if you making a stop in Tropea and wish to see the beauty of the Calabrian coastline.

  • Stayed: July 2008
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Via Iannelli, 26, 89861 Tropea, Italy
Region: Italy > Calabria > Province of Vibo Valentia > Tropea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Tropea
Price Range: $60 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel & Spa La Porta Del Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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