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Villa Paola - Luxury holidays to Calabria

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Villa Paola is a historical hotel in an ideal coastal location which offers easy access to the beach of Tropea. Housed inside a converted abbey, the hotel retains much of the building's original charm. Large windows open onto spectacular views, a traditional cloister borders an inner courtyard, and even the infinity pool is adorned with its own stone arches. Though ideal for a longer stay in order to fully explore the delights of Calabria, the hotel would also be suitable for a short stay as part of a longer touring holiday.

    The journey and how you get there

    Having arrived in Naples Airport, the hotel is around 430km distance.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes return scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples, Car hire and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for 7 nights are per person and based on two people sharing a Superior double room.
    From £1570 per person for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up to date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    “Historical hotel with beautiful coastal views”

    Hotel description

    Poised on the cliffs above Tropea’s shores, Villa Paola is a five star hotel with beautiful surroundings. Whilst parts of the hotel’s structure date back to 1543, its traditional dark red and cream exterior and the colourful flowers of the gardens give an attractive and almost contemporary appearance. Inside, the hotel is a careful blend of modern decoration and traditional features. Perhaps the best example of this is the ancient cloister, now a lounge and library perfect for peaceful relaxation. The 11 bedrooms at the hotel are very light and offer views of the sea or beautiful gardens. The hotel's high ceilings make the rooms feel incredibly spacious, whilst an accent colour of deep purple compounds the sense of luxury. There is an abundance of colour in the hotel’s garden, on the green lawns and in the flowers of pinks, blues, and whites. An outdoor swimming pool with a jacuzzi is found in the garden, whilst the multiple solariums make good use of the coastal location. The hotel's terrace offers panoramic views of the sea and surrounding cliffs and is the ideal place to relax outdoors. There is also a Thalassotherapy Wellness Centre belonging to the hotel just 7 miles away. Ideally placed for days wandering down to Tropea’s beach, Villa Paola offers a comfortable stay with helpful staff in a beautiful location.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    27 May to 17 October

    Distance from airport

    Around 5 hours' drive

    Closest airport


    Room types

    11 rooms with air-conditioning, king-size bed, bathroom with shower or bath, TV, mini bar, safe, hairdryer and telephone.
    Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Superior Room
    Deluxe Room

    Hotel facilities and services

    Outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, Solarium, Terrace, Lounge with library, Thalassotherapy Wellness Centre 7 miles away.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The 12th Century monastery, Santa Maria dell’Isola, the picturesque fishing town of Scilla with a castle and Tropea’s beach and fisherman’s caves.

    Sports nearby

    Boat rental, sailing and water sports, golf 19 miles away.


    Minimum stays

    Other information

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