Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel San Michele

Località Bosco 8/9, 20 km (12 miles) south of Diamante on the SS18, 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

  • lovely views
  • nice gardens
  • comfortable accommodations
  • beautiful situation
  • landscaped gardens
  • beautiful setting
  • 9-hole golf course
  • pool and private beaches
  • landscaped gardens and 9-hole golf course
  • pool and private beach

CONS

  • a bit pricey
  • some rooms at garden level with access by steps
  • some garden level accessed by steps
  • breakfast lacks variety
  • isolated, if you lack your own transport
  • isolated if you lack your own transport

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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