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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


Such a wonderful vacation

Capovaticano Resort Thalasso Spa is a stunning resort, it totally exceeded our expectations right from the first day we arrived. I stayed there with my wife and daughter for one week and we all were blown away by the whole resort (even after having experienced staying at various hotels all around the world). The location of the hotel and its outdoor space were wonderful, extra plus was the closeness to the small lovely town Tropea, which is definitely worth visiting. The resort is located right next to its private beach with nearly white sand and clearblue sea water. We got the superior room with a sea view, which was spacious, light and clean, just as the rest of the resort. The Spa was another plus, it is very relaxing and well equipped, I had an excellent massage there. The staff were all friendly and willing, our special thanks go to the bartender Riccardo and the receptionist Anna.
I would highly recommend this resort to everyone who is looking for a truely relaxing holiday, we will definitely come back.

Avoid this hotel

Grounds are well kept and pool and beach are good. That’s where it ends staff is completely disorganized and shows badly. Worst of all though is the food dishes are pre made and flash frozen they try way too hard to be sophisticated in a country that prides itself on simplicity. Canned fruits at breakfast and mass cooked foods at dinner. They offer only half board which includes breakfast and dinner this Causes the dinner menu to be all mass produced given the amount of people at the hotel and there staff numbers. This hotel runs like a hotel in the Caribbean which ACCOR has many of issue is Italy has fantastic food and its a shame to not take advantage of that. We stayed 5 nights and only ate one At dinner as the food was garbage and despite paying for half board we were not prepared to let Sofitel ruin our italy get away. ACCOR should also consider dropping the Sofitel name I stay at Sofitel’s for work monthly and this is very poorly run and certainly not a 5 star

bad management

The change of management from Cinzia Montelli to Antonio Barbieri is not good for the Capo Vaticano Resort. The General Manager is never present at the hotel (Villa Paola?) And nowhere else than planning corporate events. Only his assistant Fredericca Di Bella was there!
Bad service in the restaurant and poor quality of the food. The food has deteriorated in quality over the last year. During our stay every weekend company events were carried out with loud disco music until late at night. Sleeping was impossible! The drink prices at the Stromboli bar are too high. Beer 0.5 liter 11, - Euro, cappuccino 7, - Euro, Pizza Margaritha of poor quality 16, - Euro! The manager manages to downgrade the hotel through mismanagement! This was our fourth stay at the Capo Vaticano Resort and with the worst off! The management is also advice-resistant! The answers of the reviews are answered with bad translation programs. The hotel could be the best hotel in Calabria in this very nice location with a different management!