Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel San Michele

Località Bosco 8/9, Cetraro, Calabria, 87022, Italy

Set in a Belle Époque–style villa surrounded by gardens, atop a cliff near the village of Cetraro, the San Michele offers Mediterranean charm and old-style elegance. An elevator takes you down to the base of the cliff, where you'll find three private beaches and a summer bar and restaurant. The property also has a 9-hole golf course. As with most hotels on Calabria's coast, substantial bargains are available on room rates outside July and August.

PROS

  • <PRO>beautiful setting</PRO>
  • <PRO>9-hole golf course</PRO>
  • <PRO>pool and private beaches</PRO>

CONS

  • <CON>some garden level accessed by steps</CON>
  • <CON>breakfast lacks variety</CON>
  • <CON>isolated, if you lack your own transport</CON>

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
ViewsHistorical
Sophisticated
Near the beach
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0982-91012

HOTEL DETAILS

65 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Easter, 9-hole golf course, Free breakfast

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