Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Posted Jun 29, 2017
This was my second time to Popilia and I was not disappointed at all with the resort.The staff, hotel and facilities were fantastic. The food was lovely and very well presented. The pool was very clean and pool staff were extremely helpful. Really looking forward to another visit in the near future.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 29, 2017 by Direzione, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your comments regarding our pool, location and staff . We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Sincerely. The Management
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 4, 2017 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by Suzanne from Texas

On the hill

Posted Dec 31, 2015 on Hotels
The cottage set up was fabulous for a family. The bathroom was spacious but didn't have a bathtub which made cleaning our toddler challenging. The restaurant was delicious and the daily breakfast was generous. The view was nothing short of spectacular; well worth the drive up the hill. This hotel has tons of of outdoor family entertainment and it's about a 30 minute drive from the most beautiful beaches in Italy.
5 out of 5
by Martin from Manchester, UK

Posted Sep 7, 2015 on Hotels
Lovely hotel, facilities all excellent and the staff were helpful and friendly without exception. Very, very minor criticism which might be unfair given the environment was the large number of ants on the floor of the bedroom. Even allowing for the rural setting, there were lots of them which was a bit off-putting. Still not something that would prevent me from recommending though!!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 12, 2015 on Hotels
Lovely relaxing hotel in the middle of open countryside. Very comfortable room, excellent pool, delicious food and nice airy communal areas to relax.
5 out of 5
by Ivan from Cary, NC

A true find!

Posted May 22, 2015 on Hotels
We stayed in one of the cottages at Popilia and it was a delight. Immaculate, comfortable, spacious...just a real delight! In fact, we loved it so much that on our way back through the area we cancelled a reservation at another hotel and stayed at Popilia again. To top it all off, they have a fabulous restaurant with a true professional staff, wonderful food and a great wine list! At to all of that the views and it just doesn't get much better!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Wonderful start to a honeymoon

Posted Aug 10, 2014
Pros: The stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Cons: There were no tea and coffee facilities in the room only a fridge to store drinks as long as you were able to get to a shop.
Location: The resort is the middle of nowhere so a car is essential. The nearest beach is about a 10/15 drive and Pizzo is about the same.
We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights at the start of our honeymoon. After the drive up a very steep and windy road we were greeted by the resort. Our room looked out over the pool and the surrounding countryside, which was a great view to be greeted by on the terrace which we used morning and evenings. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful suggesting places to visit when the weather didn't allow you to sit around the pool to relax. The event staff tried to encourage you to join in daily in the activities on offer, although they were not intrusive. The food was excellent - there was a variety of fresh fruit, pastries, cheeses and ham for breakfast and the a la carte dishes we chose in the evening we were wonderful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2015 by The Management, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Andrew, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Popilia Country Resort. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you very much again for your amazing review and we are looking forward to welcome you back for your next visit in our beautiful corner of Calabria. The Management.
5 out of 5
by rob from dallas

A Room With A View

Posted Jun 15, 2014 on Hotels
Unhappy with a vacation rental we booked in Pizzo, we headed for Popilia. Smart move on our part. We drove to Popilia. The road to Popilia is narrow and winding but worth the drive. Upon arrival you are high above Pizzo and the ocean and have a spectacular view of the ocean, shoreline and beach. You are overlooking an active farming operation and if this is not agritourismo, it's very close. The rooms were well appointed and from our balcony we looked out at a grove of pine trees in front, a pond to the right and then further right, overlooking an orchard, there is a view to the ocean. Very Nice. The breakfast in the morning is generous. We had dinner in the restaurant one night and were very pleased.While this is about 10 minutes from the beaches in and near Pizzo, it is worth the drive.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2015 by La Direction, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Rob, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Popilia Country Resort. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Yours sincerely, The Management
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely Week in Calabria

Posted Mar 11, 2014
Pros: The Staff, the spaciousness of the reception rooms, the food The Wifi was free and available in rooms which is excellent
Cons: The Wifi, like other hotels, the security is too tight - you have to re-enter a password each time you switch on. The spa charges for sauna, pool
Location: We visited in March - so some restaurants weren't open each day. Pizzo is worth a trip - there are car parks but needs a walk to the centre.
Popilia is a lovely, slightly remote, resort set on top of the hills surrounding the town of Pizzo. The views are excellent and we could even see the volcanic island of Stomboli from our balcony. The staff were excellent - happy to endure our faltering Italian but ready to explain in English when required. Nothing was ever a problem. Calabria is a beautiful, green and mountainous region - with lots to explore and enjoy.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2015 by The Management, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, I am overwhelmed and extremely satisfied to read your fantastic review about your exceptional stay with us. It is great to read that you have noticed our wonderful staff, which always said “yes” and you became fond of all of them. I am particularly happy that you have experienced true hospitality and that you find our hotel to be a wonderful base to explore Calabria and Pizzo. Thank you very much for your amazing review and we are looking forward to welcome you back for your next visit to Calabria. The Management
5 out of 5
by Marc from Pittsburgh, PA

5 Star Resort in middle of no where, but worth it!

Posted Aug 13, 2013 on Hotels
Best experience at any Italian Hotel I have ever visited. Normally you subtract one star from any Italian hotel listing. In this case you need to add a star. The employees at the travel center on site were a blessing, they helped my wife and I secure a car ferry for our trip to Lipari at the last minute. The staff are very friendly, speak very good English, and the resort was spotless and brand new. It reminded me of The resorts found in Mexico, except you are in the middle of farmland country. The view is spectacular both day and night and air is pleasantly fresh and sweet as compared to Rome, Naples, or any major Italian city. Great stop between Naples and Sicily stay at least 2 nights to enjoy the place. Only problem was a very slow kitchen at the on site restaurant. We will be back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2015 by La Direction, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Marc, I am overwhelmed and extremely satisfied to read your fantastic review about your exceptional stay with us and is gives me great pleasure that you are thinking about never to choose a different hotel again. It is great to read that you have noticed our wonderful staff, which always said “yes” and you became fond of all of them. I am particularly happy that you have experienced true hospitality and that you find our hotel to be a wonderful base to explore London. Of course I am grateful for all your comments about our great bedrooms and facilities, which you find to be clean, welcoming and in a splendid condition and about our staff. Thank you very much for your amazing review and we are looking forward to welcome you back for your next visit to Calabria. Kind regards The Management