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What We Love

  • Family friendly: kids’ club, outdoor playground and babysitting service
  • Thalassotherapy treatments in the super-luxe spa
  • Outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools
  • Breathtaking views of Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands

What To Know

  • WiFi is free
  • It’s a 90 minute drive to the nearest airport
  • The hotel is closed from November to April
  • The property opened in 2011


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Serene country mega spa in Calabria with a gigantic pool, an organic restaurant and a lively beach bar

The Lowdown

Directly opposite the volcanic island of Stromboli, on the rugged, untrammeled coast of Calabria, Capovaticano Resort Thalasso & Spa is a chic health retreat set on a wide stretch of private beach. Amid plunging granite cliffs and turquoise surf, the resort’s striking S-shaped structure and minimalist design are in keeping with the clean lines and colors of the Southern Italian landscape. The 121 rooms are large and airy, with a soothing color scheme (pale greens and blues), private balconies and tons of light. Bathrooms are kitted out in grey slate with egg-shaped sinks and walk-in rainshowers. The focus of the resort is total relaxation of the mind and body; there are a range of Thalassotherapy packages available, most featuring water treatments, massages and body wraps. Book a personal training session, a water aerobics class or relax with a sauna, a Turkish bath or an aromatic shower. In the evening, dine on family-style Calabrian fare at Il Matineo, and follow up with a glass of champagne at Stromboli Beach Bar: the soaring views of the Aeolian Islands set a suitably soothing tone.

In the Area

Part of the resort’s draw is its isolated location. But for those willing to travel there’s a lot to explore in this relatively untouched corner of Italy. Head for Tropea, a fairytale medieval village twenty minutes’ drive from the resort. Here you’ll find winding cobble streets, charming bars and restaurants, and the famous Santa Maria dell’Isola, a Benedictine monastery on a dramatic granite promontory by the fine sand beach. From here, you can organize a cruise to the nearby Aeolian Islands; don’t miss the epically picturesque Panarea a jet set bolthole for the long of limb and high of cheekbone.

How to Get There

Capovaticano Resort Thalasso
Loc. Tono
San Nicolò di Ricadi, 89865 Italy


4.0 Very Good 941 Reviews
Reviewed 7 months ago

We stayed in a suite facing the ocean. Excellent location, great service, very nice rooms/suites, very clean grounds. Really enjoyed the place and would not hesitate to return. Pool was wonderful. Very quiet and peaceful. Not a complaint at all re any AC noise whatsoever. Smorg dining was decent, good selection of food. A bit out of the way but well worth it. 5 star plus, Canadian standards. Not a bad thing to say about it. I would highly recommend this resort. Was the best stay on our trip. Trumps Rome, Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Reggio hands down. Beach was superb as well.

Poor Air conditioning
Reviewed 7 months ago

This Hotel raves to be one of the best but i am afraid it doesn't match on the air conditioning where Management control it them self and give you fantasy story. (Tight budget)

Having complaint several months later i was promised a reply - still,waiting !
Would NOT recommend if you rely on cool room. Very bad Accor Hotels whom supposed to be renowned world wide company.

Great Resort for Honeymoon
Reviewed 7 months ago

I spent 8 nights here with my wife on our honeymoon in September and I can say that we thoroughly enjoyed it. We were looking for a vacation to relax and unwind after a busy year so this hotel and location appealed to me. The hotel has it's own access to the beach with sunbeds for clients provided. The is an outdoor pool which was great for when the tide started to come in in the late afternoon the sea would get pretty rough. The hotel is very clean and well looked after and the staff are very helpful and polite. Some of the staff do not speak much english but that doesn't stop them offering you their best customer service. We stayed on a half board and found a great variety of food for dinner each night with the buffets being different each day allowing us to try a bit of all the local food dishes wines. For breakfast there is an abundance of food options between english and continental breakfasts ensuring you fill up for the day. In regards to the room, bathroom is fantastic and love the walk in shower for rain effect shower head. Room was always cleaned with working AC and blackout curtains and comfortable bed which helped us get to sleep quickly and get a good nights rest. For the travellers out there, the local station is a 25 minute walk away for trains that take you into Tropea which is 2 stops away. Local supermarkets are also near the station. The hotel also has a Wellness Facility with services that provide massages, jacuzzis, saunas and indoor heated pool.

Stunning Views
Reviewed 8 months ago

This property could easily become a 5 star resort with some minor changes. My wife and I stayed 5 nights in this jewel the resort itself if perfect for relaxation amazing spacious rooms, very clean and views to make you dream away. But there are a few points that the hotel needs to address, first off the management needs to understand that their priority is to make sure the guests have what they want, for instance the breakfast staff needs to be increased when the hotel is busy, choice of food needs to be more local, poolside and beach service would be nice and definitely a little more ambiance would make everything more warm just like Calabria is. We spent 5 nights here and lost power at least 3 times once more than 4 hours this should not happen if they would hâve generators that actually work. Aside from these minor things it’s a little paradise with Tropea being a 15 minute drive and very well worth it with all its shops restaurants and bar along with views. Lastly don’t bother going to the Thalassa if you don’t rent a vehicle you will be stranded. Finally this is one hotel and part of the world I will definitely return to. Grazie

Great views shame about the service
Reviewed 8 months ago

Stayed here for 10 days on a recommendation. The hotel is a little tricky to find but once there the first impressions are great. Good checking in and rooms were big, light and airy with great sea views. Watching the sunset each evening from the balcony was great. Asked for a kettle in the room and that was no trouble. We were towards the end of the season so fairly quiet. Easy to get a sunbed on the beach and not much trouble around the pool. Pool was really nice could swim no problem as large.
Downsides were the service and choice in the restaurant. Choice for breakfast was poor unless you wanted pastries. The evening buffet was ok but again poor choice. One evening was a fish night which everyone said was good but if you don't eat fish not much else on offer. Service in the restaurant was poor. Slow at clearing, slow to bring coffees in the morning and some evenings took 20 minutes before we could order a drink. Also in the restaurant took an age to top anything up I know it was freshly cooked but how long does it take to cook bacon certainly not 30 minutes. We ate breakfast here every day but out of our 10 days stay only ate here 4 times in the evening as not impressed. Drinks were very expensive in the bar and restaurant so another factor in going out. Ended up buying in and drinking whilst watching the sunset. Great position but if you want to go anywhere allow a lot of time as roads are appalling. Go to Tropea if you can as great restaurants and good views. Beds were very comfortable. Ask for an upstairs room as better views. Expensive for what you got.