We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Bussola, in particular the staff were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble and always with a...
The owners and staff at the hotel went above and beyond to make our stay a pleasant one. My family was very impressed.
the buffet food of the area night was a great idea and very enjoyable
La Bussola hotel and restaurant is located a short walk away from the sea at Cape Vatican of Ricadi, about 6 km away from Tropea and 500 metres away from San Nicolò town centre.
Managed by the experienced Giuliano family since 1973 and fully renovated in 2009, the hotel offers high quality facilities that guarantee comfort and wellbeing.
It has 32 rooms (26 in the main building and 6 in the annexe), all furnished with balcony or veranda, a restaurant, 3 conference and meeting rooms, a large garden with flowers, fruit trees and various types of palm trees, 2 swimming pools surrounded by greenery and a peaceful sunbathing area on the first floor with umbrellas and deck chairs
The main building houses 26 brand new "Corallo" rooms furnished in a classic style, whilst the annexe houses 6 brand new "Madreperla" rooms in Arte Povera style.
- The very spacious “Corallo” rooms are furnished in a classic style, almost all with a sea view, and have independent air-conditioning, a LED 24” satellite colour TV, a direct dial telephone, an alarm clock, a mini-bar, a safe-deposit box, a Wi-Fi Internet connection, a balcony with a clothes-horse or a veranda with seats and table and an en-suite bathroom with a shower cubicle, an emergency system, a convenient mirrored surface and a hairdryer.
- Some of the “Madreperla” rooms, furnished in Arte Povera style, overlook the pool and have a partial view of the sea, whilst others overlook the garden. They have independent air-conditioning, a LED 24” satellite colour TV, a direct dial telephone, an alarm clock, a mini-bar, a safe-deposit box, a Wi-Fi Internet connection, a balcony with a clothes-horse or a veranda with seats and table and an en-suite bathroom with a shower cubicle, an emergency system, a convenient mirrored surface and a hairdryer.
Rooms available: Double, Superior Double, Economy Double.
Services included in the price
- Air-conditioning in public areas
- Bicycle Hire
- Bike Rides
- Children’s games room
- Currency Exchange
- Daily papers
- Games room
- Hotel outdoor parking
- Internet Point
- Internet connection
- Left-luggage Facilities
- Multilingual staff
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Piano Bar
- Ping Pong
- Quick Check-In and Check-Out
- Reading lounge
- Safe-deposit box
- Sunbathing Area
- TV lounge
- Tour Desk
- Tourist Information Offices
- Transport to/from the Beach
Restaurant and bar
The high quality food and service offered by "La Bussola" make it one of the best restaurants in Calabria.
The hotel has 3 comfortable lounges with a bar, a pizzeria for passing trade and a large veranda surrounded by parkland and furnished with coffee tables and comfy chairs, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail.
In the morning you can choose from an Italian style breakfast or an extensive sweet and savoury buffet including hot croissants, hot chocolate, milk, coffee, tea, freshly-picked fruit, confectionery, cereals, yoghurt, fruit juices, bread, butter, jams, honey, local charcuterie and cheeses (on request) and crispbread.
The restaurant menu varies every day and proposes fish dishes and Calabrian, national and international specialities.
Theme days are organised with typical Calabrian produce.
Special attention is paid to preparation of the pizzas, cooked in a wood-burning oven.
Guests can choose from a carefully selected wine list including some of the best DOC (Registered Designation of Origin) wines from Calabria and the rest of Italy.
"La Bussola" hotel and restaurant won the first Red Onion Festival of Tropea, held every year in Ricadi on 13th August.
The kitchen staff have participated in some important television programmes and have received various types of prestigious awards over the years.
Description of Conference and Meeting Facilities
The hotel has 3 comfortable meeting rooms accommodating more than 300 people.
Services available for a fee
- Babysitting Service
- Banquet / Reception Hall
- Beauty Salon / Wellness Center
- Car Collection and Delivery Service
- Car Hire
- Children’s holiday facilities / Children’s holidays
- City Tours
- Coffee Lounge
- Dietetic Cuisine
- Fax Service
- Ferry Ticket Office
- Flight Ticket Office
- Group Catering
- Hairdresser / Hair Stylist
- Horse Riding
- Hydrofoil Ticket Office
- International Cuisine
- Interpreting Services
- Ironing Room
- Laundry Room
- Lounge bar
- Medical Service
- Meeting / Conference Equipment Hire
- Motorbike / Scooter Hire
- Packed lunches
- Personal maid
- Pets are Welcome
- Photocopying Service
- Pool / Biliard
- Pool bar
- Private Beach
- Receptions / Banquets / Ceremonies
- Scuba Diving
- Shoe-shining machine
- Ski Storage Facilities
- Skiing Lessons
- Small Pets are Welcome
- Snack bar
- Souvenir / Gift Shops
- Transport to/from the Airport
- Transport to/from the Exhibition Center
- Transport to/from the Port
- Typical local cuisine
Features of the hotel
- Bridal Suites
- Business Hotel
- Children's playground
- Family Rooms
- Gay Friendly
- Panoramic View
- Recently renovated
- Rooms for Non-Smokers
- Rooms for Smokers
- Sea Front
- Soundproofed Rooms
- VIP Rooms
Location of the hotel
How to reach the hotel
From the north:
A3 "Salerno - Reggio Calabria" motorway, “Pizzo Calabro” exit. Proceed on the main road to Tropea - Cape Vatican. Alternatively, take the “Sant'Onofrio - Vibo Valentia” motorway exit and follow the signs for Ricadi - Cape Vatican.
From the south:
A3 "Salerno - Reggio Calabria" motorway, “Rosarno” exit. Proceed to Nicotera - Joppolo - Coccorino - Ricadi - Cape Vatican.
Alternatively, take the “Mileto” motorway exit and proceed on the SS18 road for Tropea and then on the “Strada Provinciale di Monte Poro” road; at the Zungri junction follow the signs for Spilinga, Ricadi, Cape Vatican.
The nearest train stations are:
- Ricadi FS station, about 1 km away from the hotel;
- Tropea station, about 7 km away;
- Vibo Valentia – Pizzo station, about 30 km away.
The closest airports are:
- Lamezia Terme international airport, about 60 km away from the hotel;
- Reggio Calabria airport, about 120 km away.
A shuttle service to the hotel is available on request:
- Free from Ricadi FS station, 1 km away from the hotel.
- For a free from Tropea FS station, 7 km away from the hotel;
- For a free to the town of Pizzo Calabro, 32km away from the hotel;
- For a fee from Vibo Valentia Pizzo FS station, 30 km away from the hotel.
- For a fee from Lamezia Terme international airport, 60 km away from the hotel;
- For a fee from Reggio Calabria airport, 120 km away from the hotel.
Nearby points of interest
- Tropea-Pronto Soccorso 4.42 km
- Tropea 4.42 km
- Aeroporto Lamezia Terme 46.31 km Lamezia Terme (Catanzaro)
- Aeroporto Tito Minniti 65.38 km San Pietro Di Caridà (Reggio Calabria)
- Ricadi 1.07 km
Hotel la Bussola: Reservation Conditions
Check Out: 10:00
Visa, American Express, Euro/Master Card, Bancomat ATM Card, Diners Club, Cash, Bancontact Card, Carta Si, Maestro, Australian Bank Card, Eurocheck
No cancellation penalties will be charged if notification is given at least 2 days prior to arrival.
In case of cancellations made after this date or no-shows, the first night will be charged to the credit card provided.
No advance payment required; this room will be paid for directly at the hotel.
Note: these are the Standard conditions and may vary according to the season, type of room and rate selected. Please pay close attention to the details of the rate selected when making a reservation.
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