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Romantic Hotel & Restaurant Villa Cheta Elite
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Acquafredda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2011

We had a one week stay at Villa Cheta this past July and we enjoyed delicious meals at both breakfast and dinner. Unlike the experience of another recent reviewer our food at dinner was excellent, beautifully prepared and served. We've spent years living and traveling in Italy so we've very familiar with Italian food and this cook did a wonderful job with all our meals.
The location and ambience of this hotel is superb and from the minute we arrived until we departed we were immediately at home. The real strength of Villa Cheta is the wonderful and very talented staff. They were always extremely helpful and friendly and made our stay there very special.
If I had any criticism of this hotel it would be the very high charges for beverages. I will take some of the responsibility for the charges that we received because I never asked about the cost of bar drinks or mineral water and so was very surprised when I looked over our bill at the conclusion of our stay. The cost of bottled water at dinner was also higher than what we pay on average in Italy. My advice to anyone fortunate enough to be able to stay at Villa Cheta is if you're watching your costs be sure to ask the price of the bar drinks and bottled water that you're consuming.
Our rooms were lovely and very comfortable and there are beautiful antique furniture pieces throughout the hotel. In conclusion, we had a fabulous stay at this hotel. We feel that the coast of Basilicata is every bit as beautiful as the more famous Amalfi Coast, but with far fewer people and tourists. This is a place we'd definitely return to for a visit.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

The charme of an old villa, high on a steep coastline, with spectacular view over a turquoise sea, very good cusine served on a romantic terrace by perfect and very warm personnel. There are exclusive and perfectly organized small beaches easily reached with elevator or by car.
One feels always at home and very well taken care of by the owners and the entire staff.
We spent three very relaxing days.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

The pictures on the website in some ways don't do justice to the hotel or its setting (although they are carefully chosen). The hotel is very attractive, the rooms are good (not outstanding, but good) and the outside terraces are beautiful in terms of the surrounding plants, trees and seclusion. The "view" is not quite as stunning as shown.

What let this hotel down was the food and the management. We ate dinner both nights on the terrace. There is a E38 menu plus a la carte. Both were poor for the price. Food was not only bland, but poorly prepared (tough pasta in Italy ?) and the chef seemed to view cinnamon as a condiment (chicken with cinnamon maybe, but fish with cinnamon ?) A la carte was no better (lamb chops in spicy sauce were three very small rib chops in nondescript breading). Both meals ranked as some of the poorest on our trip.

As per another review, the management "rules" seemed bizarre at best. "No items allowed in the minibar that are not provided by the hotel" (never seen this one before). "One cup of coffee is provided with breakfast - additional cups are E3" (hmmm) ... etc. Overall it detracted far more from the experience than I'm sure the revenue compensated for.

With a new chef and a change in management policies I'd be happy to rate this place excellent.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

We have just returned from another lovely stay at Villa Cheta where everyone makes you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. Everything about this hotel is excellent and we are looking forward to another visit this coming September.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

This is a lovely place to stay - the staff are friendly, the gardens are idyllic, with little corners to rest and enjoy peace and views. However, the hotel has some rather petty charging policies which let it down, and do not do justice to a hotel of this quality. Being charged for an extra cup of tea or coffee at breakfast is extraordinary........... and the charges for a drink on the terrace are exhorbitant. That's why there is no-one on it. The restaurant looks lovely, but again priced itself out of the market - we saw no-one in it, and nearby places with views and great food were easy to find. The staff pushed pre-booking for the restaurant at breakfast, which should be unnecessary - and since it was empty, was clearly not a requirement. A shame for what is otherwise is a beautiful place. I hope they will heed these comments, they asked for feedback as we left, here it is.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Canonica 48, 85046 Acquafredda, Maratea, Italy
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Region: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Potenza > Maratea > Acquafredda
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Acquafredda
Price Range: $228 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Romantic Hotel & Restaurant Villa Cheta Elite 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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