The stunning Barceló Floriana Village rises on the beachfront of Simeri Mare beach, 16 km south of Catanzaro, one of the most beautiful cities in Calabria, the 'boot' of Italy.
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Outstanding facilities to enjoy with kids. Impresive that I haven't had to fight for the sunbed as usual on these places. They have a special shadow with eucaliptus trees on the beach that is espectacular to escape from sun and to specially enjoy with babies. Food was ok, very basic but high quality
"Not for couples"
We choose this hotel due to good reviews on trip advisor, but reality differs from prospects. U can randomly get a good room close to the sea and pool or u can walk 600 meters thru labyrinth of blocks. Pool is super small for this kind of resort and depth is shallow. Don't be fooled by all inclusive. In reality u get black coffee but u have to buy cappuccino and only with pre charged card. U can buy ice cream only in defined hours (2hours /day). There are swarms of animation guys and girls aiming to bother u constantly, forcing all to join them. Music is REALLY LOUD and they are endlessly playing same Italian songs. Beach is really well equipped with wind surfs and kayaks, owner of them is a decent man but if he is not there employees won't allow u to use them if there is small wind or waves (white flags). Cousine is really nice, but I will eat surrounded by kids and many of them will be constantly screaming and throwing food around without attention of their parents, probably some standard. Car (citroen c1, things, punto) costs 100€ day, there is 30€ fee for "bringing car from catanzaro", in reality they are parked at hotel's place. If you have towel on a deck chair (in almost empty beach not blocking anyone) and u will go having some water for 30 mins u may find ur stuff randomly misplaced. If u have kids they may love it, if u want travel here as a couple just don't. U will be disappointed.
"VOI Floriana Resort"
Hi VOI hotels Floriana resort I send you a big thank for a sensational holiday in VOI hotels Floriana resort " Vera Ospitalitá Italiana " slogan you are filled to 150%, it is not a slogan but a real fact you - most beautiful holiday 5* - Beautiful garden - Excellent food - Beautiful beach and sea, boating, kayaking - sensational team of animators, entertainment, shows, theatrical performances, Lucas, Giulietta, Marco and all animators You've earned our hearts - beach night entertainment - People are great at VOI Floriana Resort Hotels - Next year we come back Anna and Jan
We had a wonderful week at the Floriana and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to families, in particular those with young children. The resort itself is very well-kept, clean and perfectly positioned next to the beach. The sea is every bit as beautiful as that of Sardegna, and the beach was perfectly in order with ample supply of umbrellas and sunbeds for guests to use. Despite the fact that the resort was full, at no point did it feel over-crowded, and this is largely due to the excellent organisation of the restaurant with its numerous 'food stations' and various zones. The restaurant, bar and reception staff were all very friendly and welcoming, service with a smile at all times. A tremendous selection of food too and all good quality. Huge 'complimenti' to every single member of the entertainment team (animazione) - they were all brilliant, a very talented, dedicated, energetic and non-invasive team. The evening entertainment was of a very high standard - excellent acting, singing and dancing, and every single animatore really put their heart and soul into everything they did. The range of numerous activities available really contributed to the quality of our holiday. My children (ages 5 and 9) attended mini-club, led by the lovely Andrew, very happily allowing us to enjoy the beach and such activities as stretching classes (risveglio muscolare) on the beach to the sound of the waves, and a windsurf course which was included in the all-inclusive package. Special thanks too to Max for the karate lesson - my kids loved that. All in all, a great discovery and a perfect resort in which to unwind, relax and enjoy family time.
"We loved it and would return in a heartbeat!"
WHY ALL INCLUSIVE' We go away for about a week each summer with the same family, usually to France and always self-catering. My friend and I insisted on an all inclusive holiday this year, because going away with young children is not a relaxing holiday for mothers, merely a "business trip" - where you have to do exactly the same thing you do at home, but in unfamiliar surroundings! So, with the help of a Canadian friend whose family is from Calabria, we managed to get a booking at the VOI Floriana Resort. We knew nothing of the region and would have never considered the area if my friend hadn't mentioned it ... but I'm so very glad he did! FIRST IMPRESSIONS & QUALITY OF SERVICE After a hair-raising, exceedingly expensive (150 Euros) journey in a minivan that transferred us from Lamezia Terme Airport to the resort, we (four adults, four children aged 3, 6, 7 and 9) arrived to slight chaos, as a large group were checking out and there was some waiting to be had. However, the Animazione Team (AT) welcomed us warmly, despite our very little Italian and their only slightly better English. My friend's son immediately started playing football with some other kids and a lovely AT member called Alina made us all laugh playing with my friend's daughter's rubber lizard. Apart from one AT girl at Mini Club who seemed very exasperated and impatient with our attempts to understand what our children needed to go horse riding on the morning of 03/08/16, all of the resort staff were charming and friendly: from the energetic and funny Animazione Team, to the housekeeping staff, the gardeners, the maintenance team, the catering team, reception staff, bar staff, lifeguards - simply EVERYONE was really nice, welcoming and helpful. We spoke very little Italian and their English was better, but there were still some language barriers, which we all managed to overcome with smiles and universal hand gestures! LOCATION & AMENITIES There is little to do in the immediate local area beyond the resort, although there are bars further along the beach, etc. However, the resort has loads of stuff organised on a daily basis and planned tours to Pizzo, Capo Vaticano, etc. are arranged that you can sign up to. However, we were very happy with our little routine of breakfast, pool, beach bar, lunch, pool/siesta, supper and bar. The resort is well laid out, with paths, good signage and well maintained flora. In fact, I was impressed with the maintenance of the place, as everything seemed to be in good working order and, if it wasn't, staff were on hand to respond promptly to any problems and there always seemed to be people looking after and keeping an eye on the property or their designated area. For example, the lifeguards manning the pool were constantly sweeping, lining up loungers, making sure that the area surrounding the pool wasn't slippery, etc. We had a family room with a deluxe package (which incl. bath robes, fresh beach towels daily, flip flops, a fridge stocked with some soft drinks, a designated umbrella and loungers on the first row on the beach, etc.), which was perfect for our needs: a double bed and two single ones. The rooms were cleaned more than once during the day and even my husband, who has a very keen eye for detail, remarked on how clean everything was! PROS & CONS One of the things I was really impressed with, although it didn't affect me or any members of my group, was the excellent way the resort catered to wheelchair users. I was swimming in the sea one day when two lifeguards brought over what looked like a lounger with large wheels on it and proceeded to wheel it into the water. I looked on with great curiousity, then realised they were helping a disabled girl from the water and onto the chair. They then pulled her out of the surf and helped her to where she needed to be. That made me happy! To be honest, there aren't many cons, just the following suggestions: 1) a water drinking dispenser by the pool 2) hooks inside communal toilet cubicles to hang belongings off the floor when using the facilities 3) baby changing tables in communal toilets 4) an information pack in the rooms to outline what amenities there are on site 5) a resort map to help orientate yourself at the beginning (i.e. where the infirmary is, the shop, the nearest tobacconist, cash dispensing machine, etc.) 6) inform guests that none of the resort shops take credit cards BEFORE arriving 7) the resort could really do with a cash dispensing machine and a tobacconist Finally, we've already looked at booking again for July/August 2017 (for two weeks this time!), but it already seems fully booked - oh no! :-(
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro
Check-in: 5:00 PM , Check-out: 10:00 AM