When we arrived there, a female member of the staff, gave it a try to show us around at the property. Her English was so bad that is was almost non existant. At the same time, a French couple arrived. The French woman seemed quite shocked about the choice her boyfriend had made to stay at this place, while we were still in the mood of giving it a try, in spite of the very bad first impression of the hotel and the surroundings. The whole situation made us giggly. This was before we saw our room. Meanwhile, the lady who gave us the tour at the property was the only one who seemed enthousiastic about the place. She mentioned there was a jacuzzi on the roof. Being curious, we checked it out and we started laughing even more. There was a sign, indicating that "before DIVING into the jacuzzi, you have to take a shower". How the hell can you dive in what seemed to be a bath tub (empty by the way). Apparently, water had to be provided with a garden hose. Still, we felt like making the best of it. That was before we saw the room.
Or was it, before we smelt the room?
The look and smell of the room made a prison cell look like a five star hotel room. Ok, we know every house and hotel has a sewer, but why do you have to smell it?? No wonder we felt like leaving the room and getting some entertainment. Gofredo, the owner, recommended a beach. Because the hotel was situated in the middle of nowhere they arranged a shuttle to some tourist trap dirty beach with unfriendly staff, ridiculous prices( we wanted to go to a nice beach, but instead they brought us to the nearest beach ). Needless to say we wanted to get away there after 25 minutes, but the driver had already indicated that he would pick us up four hours later. We had to walk all the way back realizing how isolated our 'hotel' exactly was. Gofredo gave us the alternate advice to go to the rocky beach. Not much of a succes either since no sane person would describe this as a beach. Back at our prison cell we started to feel like prisoners. We decided to try it for the night. After a sleepless night in our smelly room our mind was set; any hotel on Procida had to be better than this crap place.
Grofredo, sneaky as he is, had kept our pasports as he probably must have had previous experiences with people who wanted to leave at first sight. Going to the lobby, we indicated that we wanted to leave. However, Gofredo did not appreciate this decision and became very agressive and threatening; he screamed that he would empty my whole creditcard. After a lenghty session of threats and shouting, he "agreed" that we would have to pay just for the night that we actually stayed there. We agreed and got the hell out of there as quickly as possible. Fortunately, we found a very nice hotel (Tonnara hotel) so we spend another two nice days on the island. This is how we found out that Procida is actually quite a nice island.
Coming home, we found out that Gofredo had taken a last revenge as he took some money from my creditcard for a second night. Mobster practices indeed!
All and all, you might guess our advice. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!
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The lady has written many things untrue and defamatory. First point of the room and the place was to their liking. It 's true, however, that we do not talk about all the good' English. The hot tub is closed in the winter and can not be used in the summer when the demand is filled d 'water, always give the' clean water and when. It is not true that we brought to the nearest beach, but our transfer service allows you to choose between 4 beaches and she has chosen what is a very nice and everyone likes and is the famous beach of the movie "The Postman" by Massimo Troisi. The sea near our hotel and the beach is tuff and tell everyone that there is no sand, and even this is a place you really like, with a magnificent sunset and never crowded. To save on the second day did not go to the hotel, but camping. Given that their reservation was for 3 nights and made with an agency, we asked for the payment of the second of the night and not 'full amount as required by the cancellation of the agency, even to pay commisisoni of 3 nights all' agency itself .. She pretended to cry saying that we have no sensitivity because he had to leave earlier because he said that his friend was sick and if they did pay more than a night spent would write negative reviews on trip advisor to agency (as indeed it did). So it is not true that we took money from credit cards to their departure. Is ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE AND WE ARE NOT MAFIA, MA HONEST WORKERS. So many lies. Never went to the tuna that is a hotel that you pay even more than ours, but in a campsite to save money. It 's true that I got angry when he made the blackmail of negative judgment, I never want to be blackmailed and threatened by anyone. The French gentlemen here have known have spent 3 nights as booked and they said that their stay was good.
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