We stayed just for a weekend in March 2013 as friends; mainly visiting Pompeii and a bit of Naples. We found the room to be clean & comfy; there were *great* views, the food was lovely & the staff were very helpful. I do recommend this hotel, mostly for those with cars for convenience but were relying onpublic transport and we managed ok. You can message me if you have questions re public transport to/from the hotel & local area.
Check in is simple & brief, there is a lift & the hotel is quite large but still quiet & tranquil. At the end of each corridor, there is a balcony you can go out on to & the views across the bay of Naples are stunning! Our 3 person room was at the side of hotel facing across the bay towards the city of Naples. The seafront, although quite rundown & local is very nice for a stroll at anytime of day. Just next to the hotel is a small funfair that seems to be a permanent feature & we certainly would've gone there if we had time.
The room we had was a good size for the 3 of us,with a small mini-bar, air con & big doors out on to a big balcony with chairs. The patio doors have a big metal shutter that can be bought down-we presumed as a defense against bad weather, but I assume for blackout as well, as the curtains are thin & white. The bathroom was a reasonable size & very clean. All the staff w emet were friendly & helpful: most worthy of note is the breakfast waitress. She saw us at the train station on the way back from Pompeii, recognised us & gave us a lift back to the hotel in her car, chatting merrily all the way!
The food at breakfast is very good, continental style. There is a wide variety of juices & hot drinks, croissants and rolls, meats & spreads etc. The views from the dining room are spectacular & just lovely at that time of the morning - or evening! In the evening the staff are 1 chef & 1 waiter who work very hard & the restaurant doesn't come alive really until half 8ish. The food is really very nice; we had steak & chips one night which was gorgeous, gnocchi which was yummy and some great local seafood/fish. They aren't so forthcoming with a menu though so be sure to ask for one especially & the waiter doesn't speak English very well at all.
Transport wise; we took a taxi from Naples to the hotel which cost 60E. It was good just to get our bearings, but not a great option money wise. We went to Pompeii ruins on the Sunday. Outside the hotel on the opposite side of the road is a small bus shelter which is were the "shuttle bus" stops. Acording to Reception the bus will take you anywhere you want in Torre del Greco; it cost 1E per person, per journey, try to make sure you have the right money. There is no timetable posted & the general idea is that you just hang around until it comes! The shuttle is a plain white mini bus, but if you stand overtly, he will stop for you. We took the shuttle to Leopardi Train Station (the bus drops you off, you'll see a church ahead of you, go down the road on the right of the church & you'll come to Leopardi ahead of you).
Leopardi is on the mainline between Naples & Sorrento and Pompeii only took us 10 mins from Leopardi Station. The station itself is small, covered in graffiti, very quiet but clean. The ticket office is never open & the barriers are open all the time, so we didn't have a chance to buy a ticket, but did so on the way back: it only cost 2E if that. It only takes just over half an hour on the train to get in to Naples.
So yes, don't go expecting swift or clean-cut travel connections and you won't be disappointed. We had no problems getting to Pompeii & Naples at all. We found everything easy at this hotel; clean & comfy and they have a great tourist info pack at Reception, even if the translation on the info is a bit sketchy! If you're happy to take things at an easy pace then this hotel will be good for you. With the sea on one side & the mountains on the other, this a scenic location but just like Naples itself there is a lot of delapidation and litter around, which can be shocking at first.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Reception is open night and day because we want that the guests can have our help at any time of the day.Not only the tourists but also the working guests find in our hotel very comfortable rooms with air conditioning system, mini-bar, hair dryer in the bathroom with shower and a free WI-FI place next to the bar open night and day, or the internet point room.The convention with the Beach, a few steps from the hotel, the private parking, guarded and free and, by request, taxi service and guide make the stay in our hotel still more comfortable and delightful.All the credit cards are accepted : Visa - Mastercard - American Express - Bancomat. La Reception è aperta 24 ore su 24 per poter ricevere, assistere ed informare gli ospiti in ogni momento della giornata. WI-FI zone gratuita.38 camere tutte con tv, bagno/doccia e aria climatizzata e di cui alcune hanno il balconcino sul mare.La Spiaggia convenzionata a pochi passi, il Parcheggio gratuito, e su richiesta servizio Taxi e visite guidate permetteranno ai clienti di trovarsi ancor più a proprio agio.Tutte le carte di credito sono accettate : Visa - Mastercard - American Express - Bancomat ... more less
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- Holidays Hotel Naples