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La Medusa Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Passeggiata Archeologica 5, 80053 Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy   |  
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our trip to Italy and to La Medusa Grand. We were slightly apprehensive at first, mainly due to tripadvisor reviews which suggested the hotel was difficult to get to and to get around from - this is not true! We got to the hotel via buses and the train from Naples - fairly easy (and, following the earlier review which suggested a short cut, only a 20 min walk from the station to the hotel). If you are prepared to walk it is absolutely fine!! If not the taxi's to and from the station are €10 each way - which is not bad considering how cheap the trains are; €2.90 from Naples!! We went to Sorrento, Capri (using the hydrofoil from the port in C.Marre - €10 taxi to the port as a bit early to walk!), Herculaneum, Pompeii and Vesuvius.
The town itself may seem quite run down but we actually found it to be very authentic - as much as we loved Sorrento; it is a tourist town so everything is expensive and dare I say a little 'fake'. On the day we went to Capri we arrived back in town at around half 6 and the town was buzzing - loads of places open; we had some fabulous pizza for €1 a slice from a place opposite the beach.

The hotel itself is fab - food is lovely although some nights left a bit to be desired in terms of value for money with regards to the set menu (€40). BUT you don't need to eat the set menu you can also order from the a la carte menu (pasta's around €20) OR order sandwiches (ca. €12) from the pool bar. It's also really lovely to eat on the terrace - one night we ate in the 4th floor restaurant and I personally didn't like it (too bright! - maybe dim the lights so you can see the view?!)

Rooms were kept clean. Toiletries weren't very good - no shampoo / conditioner - but bath foam provided even though no bath (I am being picky now!).

Grounds were lovely but make sure you wear insect repellent. Pool was great as well. Gym not really a gym - so if you are thinking you might want to use it; it's not up to much!

All in all a great hotel - we plan to go back to Italy as 6 days was far too short. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Although we were on the side, the Garden views are lovely.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ImperatoMariano, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Medusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting your positive review about us.
We am glad to hear that you enjoyed the accommodation and services in our Hotel as well as the helpfulness of our team members.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again,

Best regards,




We look forward welcoming you back on your next visit to Sorrento Coast!
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I was a little bit apprehensive on our trip to this hotel not knowing what we would find, but what a find it turned out to be, This hotel is 5 star in every way, so well looked after and great staff also.

The Manager is aware and proud of Tripadvisor and if they are falling short in any way he wants to know, all the staff go out of their way to make sure you have a memorable stay.

The pool is one of the best pools i have seen at any hotel with real quality sun beds. Bring your own towels as they do charge €3.50 a day for beach towels

Evening meal is good but make sure you read the back of the menu, there is a €10 cover charge.

Breakfast is buffet style with something for everyone and more.

These charges are for the hotel to keep the nightly room charge down but to offer the best service.

This is a great place to just get away from it all and relax.

With these extra charges I would still ask anybody to find a hotel in any place in the world that offers what this hotel does, a real 5 star experience for a fraction of the cost, I cannot wait to go back to La Medusa Grand Hotel.

Room Tip: Garden views are the best
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dirSorrentoCoastDir, Manager at La Medusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

It was our great pleasure taking care of you during your stay with us and thank you for those wonderful marks of 5 stars is a huge achievement.

I am thrilled that you like all aspects of your stay, the staff, the breakfast , the sun beds and the pool, the good menu’ . We really do try hard to get it right.

The Grand Hotel La Medusa is a very special little place of relax and we are fortunate to have some wonderful guests.
I do hope that it will not be too long before you come back to visit again.

Thank you once again for your lovely review on tripadvisor and I have passed all your kind words to the team.

Warm regards, from Stabiae...

Francesco Donnarumma / Hotel Manager

and staff of Grand Hotel La Medusa - 4 star sup. - Irollo Group
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The staff are very welcoming, can not do enough for you, swimming pool is a good size, lovely setting, the gardens are also the bar with orange and lemon trees and comfortable seating, prices high, but it is a hotel. Food good, breakfast ample, with lots of choice. Room and hotel extremely clean, beds looked as thought they where clean sheets every day, shuttle service to local town free of charge, local town very poor lacking food places

Room Tip: Email reception staff before trip,
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dirSorrentoCoastDir, Manager at La Medusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on the site following your stay with us and we are delighted that you felt our hospitality was excellent and indeed your satisfaction is our priority.

The Grand Hotel La Medusa is our great pride and joy and it is our goal to provide highest level of service possible for our guests so I am glad that you appreciated it.

I have passed your very kind comments to the team who are always delighted with the acknowledgement.

I do hope that it will not be too long before you come back to visit again me and our town Stabiae that is going to improve services and hospitality...please don't miss it…:)

Thank you once again for your lovely review on tripadvisor...

Warm regards from Stabiae

Francesco Donnarumma/Hotel Manager

and staff of Grand Hotel La Medusa - 4 star sup. - Irollo Group
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stayed here for one night (this was the only availability they had) and had a lovely stay.

Large room with large bathroom. Pool and gardens were beautiful. Service was excellent.

We ate in the hotel restaurant, had the set menu at €40 per person for three courses. There was a wedding on so hotel guest were asked to eat in the fourth floor dining room, rather than on the terrace. This was ok but rather stuffy and formal - we would have much preferred the terrace. That said the view on the sun set over the bay and versuvius was stunning.

Hotel is on outskirts of town, which didn't look that great. If staying for a few days and wanting to explore the local area you would need a car.

We booked through secret rooms and got an excellent room rate. Don't know what standard would have been so value dating based on this and food/drink costs.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ImperatoMariano, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Medusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and for sharing your experience with us.


We are very happy to hear that you savored the time spent here and the services of our waiting staff at breakfast and lunch. Providing our guests with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our aim.
You are absolutely right, Castellammare d Stabia is a small and busy city however, the Medusa' s location although very central and with the main attractions at a little distance,


We hope to see you again in the near future.
Yours sincerely,

Best regards,
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Beautiful hotel with an astounding garden surrounding it. The swimming pool is great, too. Customer service is very nice both at the reception desk and the restaurant. If you have a car, it is the best option because you can drive to nearby places. The only drawback is that you end up eating at the hotel restaurant because Castellamare is not a nice city to go out. Beware of the traffic, since it is terrible!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We recently were booked to stay at hotel for 2 nights. Location was great for visiting the nearby attractions like Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano and all the Amalfi Coast. The gardens of the hotel are beautiful. Rooms very nice and spacious. Staff could not have been more helpful. We dined on the lovely terrace to the sound of soft piano playing. In fact we liked it so much that we had to return on the last 2 days of our holiday. The swimming pool is great for lelaxing after a day out sightseeing.

Room Tip: Rooms on opposite side of pool are quieter as next to hotel there is a large villa where a good numb...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ImperatoMariano, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Medusa Grand Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you very much for posting your positive review about us.
I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the accommodation and services in our Hotel as well as the helpfulness of our team members.
We acknowledge and appreciate also your comments on the efficiency of our complimentary shuttle service.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again,

Best regards,
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at Grand Hotel La Medusa for 9 nights in August/September in a room with a balcony facing Vesuvius and you really can’t beat that.
We ate in the restaurant or on the terrace on 5 nights choosing from the 3 course daily menu (40 euros), and drinking the local wines suggested to go with them (28 euros). Ricotta stuffed pasta with pumpkin sauce, and pasta with gorgonzola and mushroom both deserve special mention. The dining room staff are excellent: friendly and professional. We were delighted when a passing scooter driver recognised us in town and stopped to talk (our courtesy bus driver earlier in the day) and recommended places to go.
The hotel is not far from the motorway between Naples and Salerno making it easy to get around the area by car with a handful of euros for the tolls. Unfortunately the junction at the end of Via Passeggiata Archeologica is not so easy to negotiate - it desperately needs a roundabout.
During our stay we visited Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Villa San Marco, the crater of Vesuvius, Naples, Caserta, Sorrento, Amalfi, Paestum and Pozzuoli.
To avoid the worst traffic we choose to visit Naples on a Sunday, parking in the car park outside Garibaldi Station and travelling into the centre by metro. This worked really well for us although parking was relatively expensive (2 euros first hour, 2.50 euros each hour after)
To see Sorrento and the Amalfi coast we took the train from Castellamare di Stabia to Sorrento and then the busy bus service to Amalfi.
Most of the places we visited could have been reached by public transport using the hotel's courtesy bus to/from the station - but it would have taken longer.
Invest in some insect deterrent before sitting or walking in the gardens - we both found we had been bitten on the first evening of our stay

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Passeggiata Archeologica 5, 80053 Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Castellammare Di Stabia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Castellammare Di Stabia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Castellammare Di Stabia
#1 Family Hotel in Castellammare Di Stabia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Medusa Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Superior four-star Hotel is a romantic villa "fin de siècle" made up of 49 rooms, whose restoration is constantly in balance between the respect for the past and the influence of contemporary style.A unique and authentic place made ​​of beautiful old trees and surrounded by green surfaces, that admires the spectacular Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.On one hand, the common areas, characterized by an unmistakable style and a wonderful elegance, which completely respect the important classical style of the structure; on the other hand, the rooms, a continuous alternation of contemporary and classical Design.A Hotel, on its own, marked by a deeply individual style where the care for details, quality and hospitality represents the common denominator.The ceramics of Amalfi Coast hand-painted with an exclusive design, the antique furniture and tapestries characterize the lobby, the bar and the restaurant situated on the ground floor of the hotel; so quiet places, that make possible living in a private and protected dimension... where each detail becomes a pleasure to be relished. The huge glass windows in «Liberty Style» divide the building from the secular park: an explosion of flowers and colours, a wide open-air sitting-room completely equipped with chaise-longue, easy-chairs and gazebos; an unforgettable atmosphere beyond every expectation.Around the park full of flowers, the outside «Fitness Corner» represents an opportunity to keep oneself fit in an uncontaminated and healthy environment; the wellness swimming-pool with geysers, the sun beds, the large solarium represent an occasion of certain and pleasant relax. From here just a step to get to the «Pool Bar» for an aperitif, and another for sipping a vintage wine at the outside restaurant «Il Gazebo & Le Terrazze» in the middle of the citrus grove.Here the Chef suggests a refined, precious Mediterranean and International cuisine, a perfect balance among tastes, smells and colours.Excellent services like a Mercedes shuttle bus to the city centre or the close beaches, the free parking, the opportunity to rent a yacht or book private excursions and much more... will make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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