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“Did not like it. Tries to provide everything for everyone. Will never go back.” 3 of 5 stars
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Resort Le Axidie
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marina di Equa, 80090 Vico Equense, Italy   |  
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Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Vico Equense
Naples, Italy
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11 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Did not like it. Tries to provide everything for everyone. Will never go back.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

Summary: This complex tries to provide everything for everyone. It tries to be a hotel / residence / spa / private club / daily beach serrvice during the day and a high class, nouvelle cuisine restaurant at night. It does none of them well. Or better said it does all of them at a very average level.
+++ Service at desk upon arrival was good. However never assume anything. I asked for half-board service and the service desk said fine, no-problem. Much later, when I received the final bill, I realized that the desk had not communicated this to the restaurant staff. Therefore our bill at the restaurant was charged at a la carte prices vs. half-board prices. Partly my fault.
+++++ Parking was free.
++ Room was adequate and clean, however upon opening the closets a smell was released that we determined was from the wool blanket in the closet. The staff probably needs to air out the closets and their contents more often. Room furniture is old (not antique) just old and should be changed/upgraded. Bathroom appeared to be fairly new and was clean.
++ Beach beds (lettini) and beach umbrella included in price. However, beach is not sand but small rocks. Therefore difficullt to walk to the water without sandles or better yet rubber shoes used specifically for walking on small rocks. Wooden walkways are also provided to take you to a metal platform with metal stairs that allow you to enter the water from the platform. Not ideal, but it works. Side note: There is also a salt water pool if one feels inclined to use it vs. going in the water from the beach.
+/- Spa area looks very nice with smaller, more private pool. We thought of going there in the afternoon, but were told that at 16:00 they were going to start acqua gym lessons. So the "private spa" area turns into an acqua gym. Again, trying to be everything for everyone. Also there is an additional cost to use the private pool and whirlpool/jacuzzi.
+/- We ate lunch at the quick service, caffeteria style food service. Service was good and quick but food was not exceptional. Oil used on salad and frisella was really cheap so the taste of the fresh tomatoes and lettuce and olives etc. was overwhelmed by the taste of cheap oil. Definitely not virgin olive oil. We picked an area at the food service to sit and eat and were quickly (and politely) told by a group of four people sitting there that we were sitting in a "private club" area. I said I'm sorry and that I didn't see a sign marking the area as private. One of the ladies said that the sign must have fallen down. No problem. We moved. However, is this a private club, a hotel, a spa? What is it? (p.s. The group of four people were playing cards.... maybe burraco?)
- - - Dinner. This was partly my mistake. Since I asked for half-board, I assumed that the restaurant staff would have a list of rooms that asked for half-board. Well they had a list and they escorted us to our table, but brought us the wrong menu. Thus the confusion about paying a la carte as opposed to half-board. What we did eat tasted very good. However after living so many years and traveling in Italy I find it very hard for me to accept the idea of "nouvelle cuisine" Italian style. Example: appetizer of three scallops (capesante) and one shrimp on a bed of essentially mashed potatoes; main course of THREE and ONLY THREE mezze maniche stuffed with cheese and prosciutto, rolled in egg and bread crumbs and either lightly fried or in the oven on high heat, and served on a bed of a sauce made from either beans of lenticchie. Taste, good, except for the bed of beans saucet; quantity, zero. The best part of the meal was desert. A very fresh and excellent tasting mousse made of frutto di bosco. I nust say that the food was prepared well and taste was good - hats off to the chef, however the quantity was miserable.
+++ Breakfast was good.

This complex also has a tennis court and an area for children to play ping-pong and other games. And that's part of the problem. The complex appears to have grown over the years from something small and specific (possibly just a hotel with a beach area) into a much larger complex by adding on here and there with the idea of trying to provide everyone with everything. To arrive to our room was a walk through a labyrinth of hallways, an elevator and more hallways. The building themselves were just added on and added together.

We did not like it. Tries to provide everything for everyone. Will never go back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

we were led by the reviews on trip advisor and were really pleased the hotel exceeded our expectations, it was perfect for us, large private beach, lovely pool (very deep), kids playground and lots of space. The Marina di Equa has several decent resturants varying in price and seems to be a place the locals come to hang out, its also walking distance (up 209 steps!) to Vico Equense where you can catch the Circumvesiana and sample an untouristy Italian town. We visited in early june and found the resort lively but not crowded, I imagine in high season this would be a very busy place as the beaches, pool, tennis courts and grounds are open to day visitors. I can't compliment the staff enough who were very helpful and accomodating.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2010

I can not rate the hotel staff highly enough especially the girls on the reception desk , The quality of service we received through out our stay was first class.
The hotel has a very quaint feel about it with old classic furniture which was slightly tatty but I felt added to the charm of the place. Our room had an amazing view , the same wonderful view as the breakfast room but 2 floors below.
The hotel facilities were many but because of the time of year ( 20/10 ) some of the bars etc were not in use but this did not spoil our wonderful time.
I think next time we will go september time as the boat ferry runs to many places at regular intervals and more things would be open.
We visited Capri and that was so beautiful , I would recommend people to visit. The ferry to Capri still runs in october , it goes from the harbour next to the hotel and tickets available from the hotel reception desk.
The ferry stops at Sorrentto and like Capri it is a lovely place to spend time in.
There is quite a walk to the local town of Vico but the hotel offer a free lift to the local stations and the town, we always walked the 220 steps back as it is downhill.
We did eat one evening in the hotel dinning room and the food was very good, we then found a restaurant a few hundred yards away called Mustafa's and the food was amazing.
We will most certainly go back , it was not all new modern furniture but a place with character and a quality service.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Dordrecht
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

2 weeks of absolute freedom doing the things you like
at the shortest possible distance. Staff always available;
food variety and quality good, but depends on the cook!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cambridge
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

This is a wonderful hotel -full of character and charm and very 'Italian '. On arrival (much to my husband's delight)we were ushered to our apartment following a chic leather booted mini skirted lady on a Vespa. We went through beautiful groves of lemon oranges and vines ! Our apartment was in a lovely old converted house right on the coast with a stunning view of Vesuvius and the bay of Naples from the bedroom window.The room was immaculately clean with rather eclectic furniture and the kitchen was equipped quite basically but all very comfortable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We were self catering but tried the breakfast on a couple of occasions and were a bit underwhelmed although the view from the restaurant were stunning. In the Marina there was a little shop at the camp site which sold all the basics and don't be put off by the scruffy appearance of the Aqueba snack bar , it had delicious fresh pizzas baked in a proper stone oven and fresh fried local delicacies.There was some noise from another hotel in the town one night but otherwise lovely and peaceful. It was the perfect place to come back to after a long days sightseeing. We also enjoyed the use of the private beach ,pool and Jacuzzi.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

We had a great time at Le Axidie. The rooms are simple and clean, most have private balconies. Hotel staff are friendly and very helpful, - especially the two girls at the reception.
Besides the main building, there are also more private cottages on the sprawling grounds. In fact, we had fun exploring the trails through the lemon groves, where a secluded swimming pool and a spa could be found . There are also some outdoor bar and restaurant areas, which were closed in October during the off-season. But we did love the rooftop breakfast each morning that offered us amazing views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
The hotel is located close to the beach in the small fishing port Marina di Equa, - and yes, the ferry to Capri leaves right in front of the hotel. There are a few restaurants in Marina di Equa, including "Mustafa" and the Michelin-rated Ristorante "Torre del Saracino". But for more variety or for the nearest store there is only the town of Vico Equense a long way up hill.
Directions: Coming from the Napoli airport your best bet (fast and convenient) is to take the Cuereri bus which leaves in front of the terminal. After an hour's drive get off in Vico Equense in front of the Circumvesuviana railroad station. From there, you can try catching one of the local buses that go to Marina di Equi, or call the hotel and ask for a pickup. Either way, the wait may be the same. There is a nice foot path with long steps leading from the hotel up to the town. It's great for day trips into town or to catch the train to Sorrento or Pompeii, but it's not a good idea to take this route with luggage!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

We're Russian couple of the age of 35 and 37. Spent 2 weeks at this hotel.
One of the most smart locations by Sorrento. If you wish to combine sightseeing and beach relax, this one will suit for sure. Nice stony beach (water shoes recommended, otherwise you get never-ending foot massage) with transparent (most of the time) water, fascinating view to the Naples gulf and Vesuvius (book "sea view" room you won't regret). Extremely friendly staff even if you don't speak Italian unlike me you'll get all support you can. The place is a bit isolated, there're no shops in walking range and only 3-4 restaurants including the hotel's one. The city up the hill Vico Equence where you may find some decent shops and places to eat is accessible by secret path (sweaty) or by free hotel shuttle available upon request. Same shuttle will get you to/from the station of Circumvesuviana train which goes between Naples and Sorrento. By this train you can also reach Pompei and Elcolano - a must for the traveller. Just by the beach you have a peer from where you may go to Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Capri and other locations by speedy boats.
Hotel's restaurant is a bit more expensive then the ones outside, no eggs whatever for breakfast (no, don't ask) and shower "equipment" is a bit obsolete. Aircon looks old but works fine. The rest is just perfect.
Absolutely recommended for "active" vacation.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marina di Equa, 80090 Vico Equense, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Vico Equense
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Vico Equense
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Resort Le Axidie 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a one of the finest views of the Sorrento Peninsula, Vico Equense Axidie Resort offers accommodations to suit every need. Rooms and Residence characteristic Mediterranean style are just a few steps from the beach, with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Naples, and in the typical coastal vegetation, including citrus groves and vineyards. At guests' disposal: a swimming pool overlooking the sea, a beautiful terrace with a bar and snack bar, fitness center, tennis courts and soccer. The Restaurant Punta Scutolo serves Mediterranean cuisine, with an eye for innovation and openness to international cuisine. Special attention is given to children, with entertainment services and special menus. The hotel Le Axidie has ample free parking and shuttle services. ... more   less 
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