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Located on a hilly area of about 140 hectares, Popilia Country Resort is a modern and refined 4-star hotel, just a few km away from the motorway exit of S. Onofrio - Vibo Valentia and 17 km away from Lamezia Terme International Airport. It is placed at 347 meters above sea level and overlooks a beautiful natural scenery, dominating on one side the Gulf of St. Euphemia and on the other side the green forests and the lush hilly landscape of the Serre. The property offers 16 elegant hotel rooms, furnished in classical style, with panoramic views of the sea as well as of the hills of the Serre. Around the pool are 58 bright cottages (with one, two or three rooms inside). Ideal for families, they are furnished in country style, equipped with all modern comforts and amenities such as air conditioning and private LED TV with digital terrestrial channels, free wi-fi access, safe, fridge, hairdryer. Some of them provide even a kitchenette. The Resort is equipped with a modern and exclusive SPA & Wellness Center, an outdoor swimming pool, an excellent restaurant that offers high quality courses, sports facilities including a 9-hole miniature golf course, fitness trail and nature trails. The elegant spa, with a great attention to details, offers precious moments of relaxation and give the mind a deep balance. The Antica Crissa is renowned for its high-quality food and a professional staff. Warmed by a large fireplace in the winter and cool during summertime, the restaurant serves delicious Calabrian and international cuisine, fine dishes based on fish or meat and genuine polychrome of fresh fruit, partly coming from Popilia orchard. Meetings and Incentives, conferences and conventions, Popilia Country Resort has various indoor environments with panoramic views of the beautiful and evocative Gulf of St. Eufemia. All halls are well equipped with modern facilities, functional for business guests. Always available, the staff will assist you during your stay by giving you advice on interesting places to visit, excursions and transfers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hammam
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Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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V&T wrote a review Jan 2020
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Absolutely wonderful in every respect! The beautiful and friendly staff at this picturesque Resort & Hotel have hosted us for a stay we will never forget. With manicured gardens and a panoramic view of the extravagant mountains in the back ground overlooking the huge swimming pool, this impeccably kept Hotel paints a true picture of Italy’s best kept secret in the South - Calabria! My wife and I have been spoilt with kindness and warmth from the all the team and have enjoyed 5 star luxury including dining at the exclusive restaurant and relaxing in the exquisite spa. We can only imagine what it would be like in summer if Winter was paradise. This is the best stay of our holiday .... 10/10 V
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Angelas Jautis wrote a review Nov 2019
Calabria, Italy14 contributions4 helpful votes
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We stayed in this resort for our anniversary, the structure is surrounded by greenery but at the same time there is a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Sant'Eufemia. The room was really very spacious and spotless, the restaurant serves very high quality food, the spa is superb and also has a large jacuzzi, but the aspect that impressed us most is the kindness and professionalism of the staff, in particular Gabriella, Isabella, Alba and Alexandra. It is also noteworthy that the staff, knowing it was the day of our anniversary, brought us a cake at the table, which was also given to us as a present. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RESORT.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Lonnie C wrote a review Oct 2019
Albany, New York84 contributions39 helpful votes
Our room (#659) was a little small. There was not a lot of space to spread out our things. Still, it was comfortable. The bathroom had adequate space around the sink for toiletries. The hotel provided body lotion, soft soap in a pump container for sink and shower. The shower itself was very small, and there was no tub. The A/C worked well. Lighting was okay, but a little dark in certain areas, such as where the room safe was (it was hard to read the instructions). After a little effort, the WiFi was quite good. The grounds are beautiful. Because the hotel is in the hills, the surroundings are very lovely. It’s quite peaceful and relaxing, and a great place for walking. The pool is large and beautiful. The food was quite good. Our dinner was well liked by everyone. The breakfast buffet was surprisingly well stocked. The bacon and eggs were well cooked, the baked goods were delicious and there was a good selection of other items. There was no American coffee available. But still very good. And the personnel were very helpful and friendly. We'd gladly return.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Meir F wrote a review Aug 2019
Hollandsche Rading, The Netherlands25 contributions47 helpful votes
The cabins of the hotel have a beautiful earthen coloring on the outer walls.. Everything is spotless and clean and at a very high standard. The pool is beautiful and pleasant. Dinner was very very good with excellent service, and with a nice mood setting accompanied by a piano. I wish we had booked for more than one night. Beach is 10 minutes away but the access road is quite difficult.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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GlennAndrewToronto wrote a review Mar 2019
Toronto, Canada202 contributions66 helpful votes
We came with a tour and it was not busy. We stayed in a bungalow. The only noise you will hear is that of your neighbour as the units are semis. You are away from any town however the villages are not very interesting in any case. You come with a bus or drive. The staff provided friendly and exceptional service. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. The food is very good so you need not drive off to find a restaurant. The resort is 5 kilometres from the main road. There is a pool for the summer months.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Mica76 wrote a review Jan 2019
Canada45 contributions41 helpful votes
We visited here during the week, on a Wednesday.It is off season probably, but me and my husband were celebrating our anniversary. The property was beautiful and well maintained. From the moment we arrived,the hospitality and service was great! Very friendly and helpful staff , could not complain. Great grounds, restaurant and the food was splendid. Breakfast was included in our stay and there was a great variety and selection of food. We also spent a couple of hours at the spa to relax... It was bliss, i am sure though on weekends and high season it would be more busy. We would like to go back and stay again.Kudos to all the staff we encountered. Service is everything and you all exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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cliff3232016 wrote a review Oct 2018
Slough, United Kingdom146 contributions54 helpful votes
A pleasantly laid out 'bungalow ' style complex, with superb views. Accomodation comfortable and clean,with outdoor patio, including table and chairs, nice swimming pool (quite shallow), walking trails, excellent buffet breakfast and imaginative menus at dinner. Bar prices very good, the one downside being very poor wifi receptiom
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from direzionegroup, Direttore at Popilia Country Resort
Responded 29 Oct 2018
Dear guest, we are so glad you have a pleasant stay in our Resort. We always pay attentiont to all of our services, in order to give to our guest an unforgettable experience. As regards the wifi, we know that the signal is poor and we are working to increase it. We hope to see you again. Best regards, the management
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Rita F wrote a review Oct 2018
Beirut, Lebanon34 contributions26 helpful votes
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I had my wedding at Popilia country Resort and from the moment that we started planning our wedding there, it felt like family. Our guests, coming from all over the world were amazed by this charming resort and the ambiance there, and were all delighted by the high quality and large variety of food offered at the Pool Buffet as long as at the seated dinner. It really felt like home! The staff is amazing, and works passionately taking care of every single detail. We came back 1 month later to spend a day at their relaxing wellness center and eat again at their exceptional restaurant, we had the same warm hospitality as the first day we met them. Highly recommended for a relaxing vacation and for weddings overall!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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r00m_with_a_view wrote a review Oct 2018
United Kingdom1086 contributions375 helpful votes
We travelled to this hotel as part of a tour group. The hotel setting though beautiful, is remote,so there is no opportunity to walk out on an evening an visit the local town. The "bungalow" rooms are set out over quite a large area with no thought given to allocation. A single lady down by the perimeter fence, a couple only metres from reception. It is a long walk uphill from the outer bungalows. Breakfast was good as it was for all the guests, BUT and it is a big BUT the dinner served to our group was very very average. First course was usually rigatoni or fusilli or rice. A small portion. The second course one night was two small pieces of roast pork loin cut so thin with a potato square. Another night it was sea bass fillet with a courgette topping. - very little fish. The only night they served a decent main course was the night we had tuna. The accompaniments to these main courses were a scattering of carrots another night a few potatoes. The desserts were ice cream , another night fruit cut so thin fanned out on the plate. A small piece of cake (tray bake) another night. If there was a wedding on then you were hurried through the courses - the staff were needed elsewhere. That does not excuse the abrupt attitude of the dining room staff . Also on our first morning at breakfast, not knowing where to sit we sat outside and we were rudely shouted at and told to go to our "allocated seating" . Obviously as a wedding venue it has everything to offer - as a base for visiting Calabria with a tour group - it has not.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Responded 17 Oct 2018
Dear guest, we would like to thank you for choosing our resort. As you have seen, it is completely surrounded by the nature and expecially the cottages, where you stayed, are the perfect solution for those who want to live a relaxing moment. As regard the restaurant, we would like to inform you that you stay was part of an organized travel with a tour group. Also the menu was prechoosen, even though we give the possibility of a second choice. We are so sorry you had no possibility to have your breakfast outside, but the weather was not good so we didn't set the table in the garden. We really hope to see you agai. Best regards, the hotel management
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Traveller1XX wrote a review Sep 2018
Bracknell, United Kingdom328 contributions149 helpful votes
The hotel is beautifully presented in well maintained grounds with a lovely swimming pool. The rooms are cottage style and were very comfortable & very clean. The bathroom was equipped with shower gel body lotion etc. There wasn't a kettle in the room which was a shame. Although the situation is beautiful it is very remote. This was a disadvantage for us as we were on an organised tour which meant we were rather stranded in the evenings. There was a good choice of food at breakfast but dinner was rather disappointing. The meals were rather bland international food. This may have been down to the tour company we travelled with, rather than the hotel. The service was slow & rather chaotic. They seemed rather overworked. Not surprisingly for such an isolated place the wifi was poor. There were a lot of weddings whilst we were there, some of which were rather noisy. The staff were all friendly & hard working. The reception staff were very helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from direzionegroup, Direttore at Popilia Country Resort
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Dear guest, We would like to thank you for choosing our resort and for appreciating the beauty that surrounds it. We are so sorry that some aspects were not to your liking. As regards the meals, we would like to ensure that all our dishes are prepared only with high quality ingredients and also our service in the restaurant, as well as all the staff, is able to handle the workload. We regret that the presence of some marriages has disturbed your pleasant stay. Generally, since the areas are different , this never happens. We thank you in any case for all your suggestions, such as those concerning the kettle and the wifi, we will try to treasure it to make our service better and better. It will be our pleasure to have another opportunity to show you the gracious hospitality and superb service for which we like to work every day. Best regards, the hotel management
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US$95 - US$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyCalabriaProvince of Vibo ValentiaMaierato
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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Frequently Asked Questions about Popilia Country Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Popilia Country Resort?
Nearby attractions include Piazza della Repubblica (4.6 km), I Vicoli di Pizzo (4.6 km), and Piedigrotta Church (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Popilia Country Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Popilia Country Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Popilia Country Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Popilia Country Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Popilia Country Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelateria Morino Pizzo, Pepe Nero, and Ristorante Hedò.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Popilia Country Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Popilia Country Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Popilia Country Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Popilia Country Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Popilia Country Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Popilia Country Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Popilia Country Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.