Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Restored 16th-century convent
Charming gardens with stunning infinity pool
Spectacular views over the Tyrrhenian sea
Only when you book with Chic
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
An enchanting boutique hotel set within a lovingly restored 16th-century convent, Villa Paola has beautiful gardens giving views over the blue-green waters of the Tyrrhenian sea. Situated just outside of the clifftop town of Tropea, Villa Paola is perfect for those looking to relax on Italy’s stunning and lesser known Calabrian coast.
African blue lilies and scarlet bougainvillaeas cascade over the garden terraces, while the infinity pool seems to merge with the sparkling waters below.
With only ten rooms, this Chic Retreat is peaceful and intimate, and there is an abundance of cosy spots within the characterful convent building to snuggle into after a day spent on the beach or exploring the charming towns along the coast.
A delightful continental breakfast is served daily, and is particularly enjoyable when taken in the peaceful surroundings of the garden. The hotel does not have a restaurant, however the helpful staff will be more than happy to recommend their favourite spots in Tropea.
The ten guest rooms at Villa Paola each have a stylish décor and are full of light thanks to their white walls and large windows. All of the rooms offer beautiful views over the sea, the town or the hotel’s gardens.
The gardens at Villa Paola are resplendent in the Italian sun, perfumed with the heady aroma of rose, lavender and maritime pine. Cool down beside one of the gurgling fountains, or sunbathe on one of the charming terraces with stunning panoramic views over the sparkling waters of the Tyrrhenian. The hotel’s infinity pool, perched on the edge of the terrace overlooking the sea below, is particularly inviting.
Villa Paola is just a short distance from the town of Tropea, perched dramatically atop the cliffs. Explore the warren of historic cobbled streets in the town centre, full of charming boutique shops, or investigate the town’s Norman cathedral. The town’s beaches are located at the bottom of a steep zig-zag staircase and have inviting crystal-clear waters.
There are plenty of beaches along the nearby coastline, and the helpful team at Villa Paola will be more than happy to recommend their favourite hidden spots.