We have just returned from five nights at this hotel, and whilst I agree in principle that it is clean, we feel it did not live up to the reviews we have read.....
Firstly, I attempted to contact the owner twice by email before we arrived asking to be collected from Naples airport...No reply from either attempt so we decided to make our own way there on public transport.
No problems with that. Bus from the airport to the rail station 4 euros. Train to Salerno, 4.10 euros and then a bus to Minori 4.10.
When you get to Minori, the bus drops you off at the pier. You then have to follow the main road (only one main road in Minori) up the steep hill to the hairpin bend and the hotel is there.
You then have to climb 23 very steep steps(no lift) to get to the reception..
No champagne and orange juice for us. No refreshment offered at all.
We were then shown to our room (201) which was clean and very well equipped with a fridge, wall safe and air conditioning. The balcony was microscopic, you could just fit two chairs on it.
We asked Antonio's son to arrange trips to Pompei & Vesuvious 40 euros each
and also a day trip to Capri on the ferry.
They later tried to charge me 90 euros for the Pompei trip...Be careful !!!!!!!!!!!
Pompei was brilliant and well worth the visit.
On the day we went for the ferry to go to Capri, they threw us off the boat saying we hadn't paid!
We immediately went back to the hotel where we were told that all they had done was reserve a place and it was up to us to pay. We presumed (rightly or wrongly) that we would pay the hotel at the end of our stay for the trips they had booked for us. Nice if they had explained that in the first place!! Luckily, the day wasn't ruined as we managed to catch a later ferry.
One morning we woke up to find dog dirt on the floor outside room 205.
We also visited the roof top terrace one afternoon. Lovely views but we were unable to find one chair to sit on that wasn't broken. Although we did use the chairs we had to be extremely careful.
Would we stay there again? No chance!
Would we recommend it? No, not at all. Very disappointed
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