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Hotel Villa del Sorriso

Via Appia 135, 85029 Venosa Italy
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#2 of 3 hotels in Venosa
Located on the main street of Venosa, Hotel Villa Del Sorriso offers its guests 25 comfortable single, double, triple, quadruple rooms, suites, all with internal facilities, windows or balconies, TV, air conditioning, elevator, free Wi-Fi. For guests with limited mobility we have easy access with ramp, elevator and rooms with suitable toilet facilities. The hotel has a restaurant with typical local cuisine and pizzeria with wood-burning oven, indoor air-conditioned lounge, indoor deck and coffee bar with seating area. Reception is open 24 hours a day with fast check-in. For leisure, pool tables and ping-pong tables are available, nearby a waterpark and an indoor pool, an athletics track with a mini football field, covered tennis courts and a Pine forest with playground for children. In front of the hotel there is a free illuminated parking of 1500 sqm, particularly suitable for long vehicles.
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Penny A wrote a review Sep 2017
London, United Kingdom23 contributions15 helpful votes
I am not certain who wrote the awful review but it is IMPOSSIBLE that they stayed at the Hotel Sorrisso. On a whim last night I decided, a lone woman, driving from Mofetta, Puglia to Picerno, Basilicata, to get off the highway and my car climbed high into the beautiful, ancient landscape...wanting a hotel before night fell i drove high into the hills, but no hotel in Ginestra so I plied on towards Venosa where the Hotel Sorriso beckoned me, a cheering sight. First of all lots of places say service with a smile but at Sorisso, (Hotel of Smiles) they mean it. Juisy at the desk was bright and welcoming and immediately came outside and and carried my heavier bag.She organized my room quickly and what a beautiful room it is. I had asked for a single but she had upgraded me without my asking, granted I arrived late at night at the end of September but still this was quite unexpected! I can only use the word 'aristocratic" for the room. It is one of the loveliest rooms i have ever stayed in. i was hungry after the long drive and there is a pizza restaurant on the the ground floor. By now it was 9pm and while pizza wasn't my first choice for dinner, having eaten a stuffed pizza from a road side stand earlier -I was hungry. The very friendly owner Mary Grazia seated me and we were quickly immersed in conversation. Maria Grazia is warm, clearly interested in everyone who stops at her hotel and elegant. She clearly adores her work, we spoke about her "calling" for quite awhile so I learned that she is at her hotel from 9am till midnight EVERY night taking care of all of the details. She is impassioned as a good hotelier MUST be. The review Poor Accomdation Waggadouggou is so off reality about this hotel and as a Trip Advisor reader and user I am appalled when people leave misleading reviews from some kind of inate nasty irritiability that colors their every experience. Maria Grazie announced the menu and I was surprised to hear there was much more available fror dinner than the pizza i was expecting! I ordered ravioli with Baccala ) a regional specialty) and grilled home made sausage with green salad. Oh My God!!! Those ravioli were EXTRAORDINARY...honestly, with a roasted pepperincino accompanying them ,it was worth 5 stars on its own! What a delicious meal. The salad was simple and good and the sausages delicious. I was too tired to have a glass of wine but the famous Alianco wine is from this region. The history of Venosa is extraordinary , the influences from so many cultures.There is something in the air here, quite magical! I slept like a child on the excellent matteress.I know I will return. Stay here with great confidence!
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The Gesuldo room was an unexpected and generous upgrade but so lovely!
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Response from Maria Grazia C, Direttore at Hotel Villa del Sorriso
Responded 25 Sep 2017
I'm glad I met a wonderful person like you. Every guest is important to me but you will have a special place in my guestbook :-)
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Stephen N wrote a review Aug 2016
Lauria, Italy113 contributions94 helpful votes
Wonderful staff,kind and thoughtful i even got a free nightcap. Good rooms that are fine for an overnight stay in this interesting town that us well worth discovering. The birthplace of Horace who coined the phrase Carpe Diem
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Date of stay: June 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
waggadouggou wrote a review May 2011
nearby110 contributions74 helpful votes
Although the choice is very limited in Venosa, I would keep this hotel in mind only as a last resort. First of all it's at the wrong end of the village, far from the archaeological area and almost everything else (but the hospital). Rooms are not too small but that's about it. It's rather dark, ugly, looks very cheap and not well maintained (countless black marks on the walls, soap holders which had been used as ashtrays...). Old stains here and there, brisk manners, breakfast being clearly just a hassle for them, it's already enough reason to go somewhere else. But consider there's a pizza restaurant on the ground floor. You might find yourself, as we did, still awake after 1 a.m. thanks to the screaming children, shouting parents, applauses and evry possible noise being made downstairs. Try at least to get a room on the second floor, it might help not to hear the noise, and repeat to yourself: "it's only for one night, it's only for one night...".
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Date of stay: May 2011
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$70 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyBasilicataProvince of PotenzaVenosa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Villa del Sorriso
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Villa del Sorriso?
Nearby attractions include Venosa (1.0 km), Acquapark Le Onde (0.4 km), and Le Onde Venosapark (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Villa del Sorriso?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Villa del Sorriso?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Villa del Sorriso?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Villa del Sorriso?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Trattoria Il Brigante, L'incanto, and Villa Del Sorriso.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Villa del Sorriso?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Villa del Sorriso?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Venosa (1.0 km), Chiesa della Santissima Trinita (1.3 km), and Area Archeologica di Venosa (2.4 km).
Is Hotel Villa del Sorriso accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.