We were about to go out to eat but were pressured into having dinner there (“the chef is on his way to cook for you”). There was no menu and although the waiter spoke English he ‘couldn’t’ understand us when we tried to get an indication of the cost for the set menu. We were presented with a two course meal of pasta (sauce from a jar) and fish (some parts not even completely thawed) with potatoes (from a can). The next morning when we were checking out, we were shocked to find that we had been charged 38 euros each just for the two courses.
The photos on this hotel’s web site did not match reality. All the furniture and fittings are very basic (the site’s photos of the dining room were clearly taken when it was dressed up for some special event eg a wedding). Worse, there was a queasy smell of cat’s urine in the dining/breakfast area.
We were a group of six in three rooms, and don’t generally mind at all if a hotel is old. But this one is very poorly maintained. There was mould on the bathrooms’ walls and ceilings. Two out of three of the doors were difficult to lock and unlock. One of the windows was completely jammed. Only one of the TV remote controls worked. The walls are thin so you can hear everything, including people using the toilet in the room next door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where nature meets culture and history in one of the most beautiful and suggestive landscapes in the middle of the green hills of Cava de' Tirreni. On the side of a luxuriant pinewood, only few kilometres from the sea, the hotel has a particularly quiet position, far away from the industrial and urban traffic contamination. The Hotel Pineta is also the ideal accommodation for those who want move to the most suggestive resorts of Campania. In fact its enviable position gives the possibility to easily reach the most beautiful seaside resorts, such as Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Ischia and some of the most important archaeological sites, such as Paestum, Pompei and Ercolano. The hotel has got 23 rooms, furnished in good taste and elegance. To make pleasant Your stay is our first aim and this is proved by our care for the accurate cleanness of the rooms. At our guests disposal there's a large supervised parking lot, an excellent restaurant where You can relish typical Mediterranean dishes and discover the genuine taste of the traditional Kampanien cooking, but also international cooking's dishes. For your aperitif and a relaxing after dinner there's also a bar-cafe at your disposal. Not to be missed is our large observation deck!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pineta Ristorante Castello Cava De' Tirreni, Salerno, Italy