Thanks to sweeping coastal views and traditional Calabrian food, the Sciaron Hotel offers up a real taste of life in southern Italy.
You’ll find this hotel in the hills above Capo Vaticano. From the pool area, you can look out over Santa Maria Beach and the Tyrrhenian Sea. On a clear day, you can spot the Aeolian Islands and Sicily on the horizon.
If you enjoy walking, there are plenty of routes to explore. The stroll to the train station takes about half an hour. Alternatively, you can hop on the hotel's shuttle bus* to get to the beach and the nearby town of Tropea.
At a glance
10-minute walk to a beach
Set on the headland of Capo Vaticano with views of the coast and Aeolian Islands
A sand and pebble beach is 200m downhill
Another sandy beach is 800m away
Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace and Promo Offer
These twin rooms come with a balcony or terrace, Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV, air-con, a mini-fridge*, a safe, toiletries and a hairdryer. There's space for three with twin beds and an extra bed that's only added if you're booking for three.
A limited number of these rooms are available on special offer, on a first come first served basis.
Twin Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
These twin rooms come with a garden view and a balcony or terrace. They also include Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV, air-con, a mini-fridge*, a safe, toiletries and a hairdryer. There's space for four with twin beds and two extra beds added as needed.
Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These twin rooms come with a sea view and a balcony or terrace. They also include Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV, air-con, a mini-fridge*, a safe, toiletries and a hairdryer.
Continental buffet breakfast
Set-menu dinner - two courses with buffet sides.
The highlight of this hotel is its location – it’s set in the hillside and offers up panoramic sea views. The pool’s been positioned to take full advantage of this, and it’s framed by a crop of sunbeds. There’s also a handy bar, which serves drinks and snacks. You can tuck into authentic Italian dishes at the main restaurant.
Food & Drink
You’ll get to sample Calabrian food made with local ingredients at the main restaurant. Pasta dishes are followed by freshly cooked fish and prime cuts of meat with heaps of salad and veg.
The restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is a Continental buffet, while lunch* and dinner are a two-course set menu with buffet sides. You'll normally have the choice between three different pasta starters, plus the option of a meat or fish dish for your main course. Vegetarian options are available on request. Every Friday there's a Calabrian themed buffet for dinner, where you can try out grilled fish on the terrace in the warmer months. The chefs take pride in sourcing their ingredients from the local area, too.
You won't have to wander far from your sunbed to grab a refreshing drink or light bite during the day.
The pool’s surrounded by a roomy sun terrace and a generous helping of loungers and parasols. There’s a bar by the water, too, where you can get snacks and drinks. If you fancy a day by the sea, you can catch the shuttle bus* to Santa Maria Beach. The hotel’s got its own private patch with free loungers and parasols.
Set into the hillside, the pool has a sun terrace with views of the surrounding countryside and the sea. There are plenty of parasols, sunbeds and deckchairs dotted around, plus there's a little gazebo with table and chairs at the end of the terrace - it's a nice shady spot where you can take in the sweeping sea views.
Shuttle bus to the beach* -
You can take the shuttle bus to the beach. It normally runs at least once an hour between 9am to 7pm, but it can be every 15 minutes when the hotel is busy.
Private beach section - There's a section of the nearby beach that has sunbeds and parasols reserved for hotel guests. You'll be able to use one parasol and two sunbeds per room.
Gym - The gym comes with a line-up of cardio equipment, including treadmills, a static bike and a cross-trainer. You’ve also got an area for stretching and a multi-exercise weight-training machine.
You'll need to wear sports shoes and bring a towel if you'd like to use the gym.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
What's Capo Vaticano like?
Inching down the south-western side of the Calabria region, the Capo Vaticano area showcases Italy’s true colours. Tourism has been late to the party in this section of the country’s boot. Towns are small and traditional and the countryside is composed of vineyards and fig and olive groves. The hotels, meanwhile, are scattered along the coast. Many of them are located in quiet beachside spots, away from the towns and cities.
* Additional Charges
If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy.
Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.
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