Lets start with the good things:
- Free WiFi.
- New and nice furniture.
- Nice garden in the back and a large balcony (but see the issues in the following).
Unfortunately, there are some severe drawbacks, as listed in the following:
- Terrible and disguisting bathroom! Only shower and the water temperature fluctuates during the shower from too cold to burning hot. The water flow is too weak. Broken parts.
- Dirty and poor maitanance all over (broken plastic furniture on the balcony, mold in the bathroom, etc.).
- Beware of the local siesta, because nobody will let you in during this time (in spite of what is published). We arrived at 1:30 and waited in front of the gate till 3:55. We called and they told us that they will come in 15 minutes, but this did not happen. The person who came at 3:55 told us that he does not care of what is published or promissed, and there is no chance that he comes during the siesta.
- Very arogant and unpleasant person at reception. Don't bother to ask him any questions. We asked for directions and he replied: "Listen carefully because I'll lell you only once". He spoke so fast that we did not understand, but his atitude was such that we were afarid to ask again.
- Very difficult to find the address (even with GPS) and nobodyb there can help. It is located in a long and very narrow road, where only one car can pass.
- Walking along this street is dangerous, because it is so narrow. Nobody walks there, so use your car.
- We booked a room for 3 people and it was very small.
- No power sockets for charging your phone/laptop. You have to disconnect the lamp.
- No safe in the room.
- The lamps are glued to the tables, so you cannot move them. It gives an impression of a cheap hotel where they do not trust their guests.
- The breakfast is an Italian style. Small variety and not enough products. If you do not wake up early they might run out of many products.
- Distance to Pompey ruins is 35 minutes, not 20 minutes as published.
- I am not sure but my impression is that the neighberhood is not a safe one. All houses have heavy gates, alarms and barking doogs. Most windows are with iron lattices.
- They do your room every day, but they do not change sheets and towels. No soop or shampo are provided, just some liquid soap in a dispenser.
My final conclusion is that if possible, try to avoid this hotel. If you must stay there, minimize the interactions with the staff, try to fix the broken parts by yourself and enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa Julia is a farmhouse/b&b that stretches for about 14.000 square meters in the hearth of ancient Pompeii. The Villa is surrounded by a charming garden and by a campaign rich in citrus fruits, nuts and vineyards in the atmosphere of mystery and fascination for the nearby presence of archaeological excavations of Pompeii and for the enchanting scenery offered by Vesuvio. In an unreal silence the villa Julia is the ideal place for lovers of the nature, relaxation and culture. *** Contact us for last minute offers *** ... more less
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