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“Pompeii sights at your doorstep”
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Hotel Forum Pompei
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Pompeii
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
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“Pompeii sights at your doorstep”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

When visiting Pompeii you are most likely wanting to visit the famous ruins. Then the Hotel Forum is perfectly located for this, with the entrance to the historical site literally just over the road. The hotel has free parking very close by as well, simply get the hotel reception to stamp the parking ticket for a no costr exit to the car park.
The Hotel itself was a great delight with our room situated with a lovely view to Mt Vesuvius and overlooking the excavations. The room was very well appointed and staff were very helpful, even assisting to break a padlock on our suitcase necessitated by the loss of the padlock key. The included breakfast was exceptional and there are many fast food and restaurant quality eateries in short walking distance.
Overall we would happily recommend the Hotel Forum for your visit to Pompeii.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed for two nights and found the staff very friendly and helpful. Perfect position just across the road from the entrance to the ruins. Easy parking 50 metres from the hotel which was included in our room price. The breakfast was good for italy and I would recommend this hotel to anybody.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

When my boyfriend and I booked this hotel we were simply looking for a convenient place to stay while visiting the Pompeii ruins, our room was 49 euros per night so we were expecting just basic facilities since even the most basic hotel in the UK seems to charge at least £60. We were absolutely delighted when we got to the hotel, our room was basic (which is what we booked) but clean, stylish and cosy with a good sized bathroom. The hotel staff were fantastic, extremely friendly and helpful (one of the female receptionists printed off our boarding cards for us, which we had lost, the morning of our departure) and the breakfast was one of the best I've had in a hotel, there was a lot of variety (cappuccinos, fruit, yoghurts, cereals, pancetta, sausages, etc.) The spinach omelette was delicious and I've forever been trying to replicate it at home.

The hotel is ideally situated to visit the ruins, it is literally opposite them and a five minute walk from the hotel to get to the main entrance. There is also a regular and cheap train service which runs to Herculaneum and Sorrento. The train station is about a 15 minute walk from the hotel, also near the station is the tourist information where you can buy a ticket to go up to Vesuvius on a coach which I thoroughly recommend doing. Pompei, the modern town, is beautiful in itself and I was glad we stayed here rather than in the more touristy Sorrento nearby. We ate twice at 'Pizza E Pasta Di Verino Francesco', a little restaurant at the far end of the town square (opposite the cathedral) and it was fantastic and very good value for money. The waiters were extremely friendly (they gave us a free bottle of Chianti on our second visit) and the food was delicious and authentic Italian. I could not recommend the location or hotel more, it was great value for money and if I got the chance I'd jump straight on a plane and go back!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights when visiting the ruins of Pompeii. The staff were very friendly and were more than happy to give us advice on what to see and do during our stay. One of our rooms wasn't ready for us on arrival and we were given free drinks whilst we waited.
The rooms are spacious and clean although the beds are a little on the hard side and the shower in the bathroom is small.
During the day there are free snacks for guests which can be eaten in the fantastic garden which is filled with lemon and orange trees and is a great place to relax with a drink in the afternoon sun.
Breakfast was also very good with a selection of cereals, fruit salad, cheese, ham and salami and scrambled egg with spinach and frankfurters. Several kinds of bread as well as honey, jams and marmalade and also cakes. To drink there was a choice of teas and coffees or freshly squeezed orange juice.
Finally be careful when booking a taxi through the hotel, we booked one to take us to Naples airport for our journey home. Our driver was arrested at the airport for driving without insurance to carry passengers and although the police were friendly to us and we didn't have to pay we did have to surrender our passports to them for a half hour whilst they established who we were and where we had come from which isn't the best when you have to check in and get through security at the airport. I have to say that this is probably unconnected to Hotel Forum but you would expect a hotel like theirs to use a reputable taxi service. Although this wouldn't stop us from staying there again

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This Hotel is wonderful. We enjoyed our stay tremendously. Great Location, Great Staff, Wonderful Breakfast included. Valetina was very helpful in assisting us to make travel arrangements prior to our arrival. We would definately stay here again. Great value for the price.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Ideally situated opposite the main entrance to the ruins and the Hotel provides free parking.
The Hotel lived up to its 4 star rating and its promise of an English speaking reception.

The room was really good and the breakfast very un Continental in that you had a wide choice including hot scrambled eggs--the breakfast set us up for a full day.

Close by some lovely family restaurants for dinner
If booked online in advance they offer excellent rates

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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cheshire
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Hotel Forum affords an excellent location, right by the entrance to Pompeii. Unfortunately though you can not pick up an audio guide here, not the hotels fault just a word of advice.
Our room was very basic,but we knew this before we arrived. Wish I had remembered to print off the voucher from Trip Advisor for a free upgrade though! Bed was comfortable enough, water hot for a shower and the staff helpful. Towels were more like large tea towels but surprisingly did the job really well!
One of our major disappointments was the Americano coffee at breakfast,weak and tasted a bit strange. Never left coffee before and especially not in Italy! We resorted to a cappucino which hit the spot.

Just a few doors down is an excellent restaurant for your evening meal, family run for generations,definitely worth a visit( see separate review for Add'u'Mimi)

I would recommend the Hotel purely for its location and access to Pompeii.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Forum Pompei
Address: Via Roma 99, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Pompeii
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pompeii
#2 Business Hotel in Pompeii
#2 Family Hotel in Pompeii
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pompeii
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Forum Pompei 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Forum Hotel is an elegant 4 star hotel situated in the center of the charming town of Pompeii, in a strategic position just steps from the entrance of the archaeological site and the Basilica. Warm and welcoming atmosphere combined with courtesy and ensuring guests a pleasant stay in Pompeii. The Hotel Forum offers different rooms: Classic, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite. It also features: Garden, Restaurant, Bar, Meeting Room, Solarium, Parking. In the beautiful citrus groves, which surrounds the hotel in a slight background music you can have a drink and relax on the chairs and on the sofas in the shade of a cedar tree or lemons, taking advantage of the free wi-fi. Recently refurbished, the hotel offers its guests 33 rooms of different categories, all tastefully furnished and equipped with every comfort. The Hall Meeting is intended to accommodate up to 45 people is ideal for organizing events, training courses, meetings or convengni. ... more   less 
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