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Villa dei Misteri
Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Pompeii
Fara San Martino, Italy
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Just spent 2 nights here with my family to see Pompeii and Napoli...great great great location!! 5 minutes from the gates of Pompeii, 15min walk to downtown, and 5 min to the train...
The outdoor pool is very nice, our kids swam mornings and evenings.
The front desk spoke english and were very attentive and helpful, even offering to print off google maps for our drive into Napoli.

The rooms and the breakfast were average but if you travel like we do, the room is only a place to sleep! We would definitely stay again...

Room Tip: get a room in the main hotel, 2 or 3rd floor, and make sure your AC is working!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We've just returned from a 9 night stay at the Villa dei Misteri where we were enjoyed a holiday filled with culture and sunshine. We opted for half board and enjoyed our supper eating good local produce and drinking delicious local red and white wines. The hotel is going through tough economic times as is the whole of this region of Italy - just take a walking visit through Naples......
The location of the hotel is first class with a 5 minute walk to the Circumvesuviana train line which serves the whole of the Amalfi coast - cheap fares - too. The town of Pompeii itself is a 15 minute walk with a good choice of restaurants - Il Principe and gelateria - Golden Age to recommend just two.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor overlooking the swimming pool- excellent views from the balcony o...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cb113le
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NY
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a simple hotel, no frills, but extremely clean and comfortable. Nice staff give great directions and swimming pool is lovely to beat the heat and fatigue of touring Pompei. I would recommend highly to those traveling by train for ease of access to train station and ruins. Very reasonably priced, too.

Room Tip: Ask for 3rd floor room with AC
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jhahnlesser55
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London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I am not quite sure why this place gets such glowing reviews. The good points - the service is lovely and helpful...they really are very nice people. Second, it is fabulously well located for the ruins of Pompei and the Circumvesuviana train station which can get you around the area. It is about a 15 min walk down into Pompei town itself where there is more of a choice of restaurants - but Pompei is basically a pretty poor town (as is the region) so don't get too excited by the choice. Negatives - I was in the "motel" block near the pool so those rooms may be different from the main block. The whole place is very very dated. My room was rather dark and the lighting was hopeless at night. About 3 times I didn't have any hot water at all. The shower is a funny arrangement that overlaps the loo. The bed is rock hard (that doesn't bother me but may bother some people). There is no kettle or TV (well, it's not an expensive hotel). Wifi was free (hurrah) but didn't work for much of my stay - though I could access it in the lobby. Breakfast was disappointing - some kind of undrinkable "Sunny Delight" instead of fruit juice and otherwise a smorgasbord of white carbohydrate. Homemade marmalade was good. I had a meal in the restaurant one night which was fine.

Room Tip: Maybe you get better rooms in the main block and don't get the hot water problems?!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank FSHK
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Cork Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I have to be honest, I am not in the habit of writing a review, however I feel this place deserves one.. My stay here was very relaxing and as other reviews had said, the hotel staff were very friendly and I can certainly agree with that. They seem to have regular return business which says a lot for the place. Siting around the pool was most relaxing and pleasent. It is minutes away from the gate to Pompeii Scavi and the train station. From there you can get an orgaised tour to Vesuvius. I went there first before I went in to Pompeii. A tip... if you get the €12 bus you will have to pay another fee when you get to the Vesuvius national park €10 or you can pay the €22 bus situation at the train station. It you like fun rides, you will like that one! wear a good pair of shoes as there is a 20 min walk to the crater. Anyway back to the hotel. The food was fair, not the best Italian I have eaten but not the worst either. Breakfast was better more continental in style, cold meats and cheese plus yougart and fruit.. Their Jam (maralade) is home made and very nice too. There is free wifi in the lobby. One of the evenings, while sitting in the lobby, the Senora gave us home made cookies or biscotti they were yum! It seems to be a great base for archeologist, as there were few staying while I was there. Also as it is so close to the train station getting to Serrento is easy, but beware the last train from Serrento is 21.37 and a taxi back will cost you over €100 so take note! I learned the hard way missing the train. Another tip if you are going to pompeii scavi, get the train to Serrento not Pompeii,as that one goes to modern pompeii. The hotel itself is in need of a bit of tender loving care and in its day was, I am sure majestic but the welcome and cleanliness made up for a lot.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in main hotel as the rooms around the pool are in need of a bit of care, plus you ca...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Stepjen
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Southampton
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158 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

This is possibly the best hotel in the area, it's right outside Pompei so you can visit without having the issues of parking. The hotel looks fantastic and the rooms are comfortable and not expensive. The best thing however is the friendly staff who will make your stay a good one. You can walk the five minute walk to the main Pompei entrance and have the most relaxed visit to Pompei possible. What's more they have an amazing pool which I believe is open from June onwards. The breakfast is too but sadly the restaurant while being ok didn't have the variety of menu options we would have liked to see, but Sorrento and Naples are less then 30 minutes away with plenty of amazing restaurants, while here we toured the Amalfi coast and ate at some great restaurants during a day out. Thank you for a great holiday stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Merlin F
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We travelled to Pompeii as part of a two month Europe trip. This hotel is right next to the gates of the city ruins and we loved it. The hotel itself is clean and accommodating. The owners are very nice and helpful and the restaurant meals were very good. It is unfortunate that even though we had booked some time in advance and requested a room on a high floor, we arrived and found we were on the first floor. The hotel was not full (being April and just outside the season) and we were told we could not be moved as the next night the hotel would be almost booked out. It turned out that a coach load was arriving the next day (I worked in the tour industry for many years so I know that we had been "bumped" to accommodate the tour) - unfortunately, the coach load was a group of 10 year old children on a school trip. They screamed and yelled and ran up and down the corridors slamming doors and shouting above our room until after 4am in the morning. The adults travelling with them made no effort at all to control them. We had a 7 hour trip to our next destination the next day so having no sleep was not ideal

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank tbeck67
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Property: Villa dei Misteri
Address: Via Villa Dei Misteri 11, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Pompeii
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Pompeii
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa dei Misteri 2*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Pompei Villa dei Misteri, near Pompeii excavations; a perfect location for tourist routes to Sorrento, Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Capri. The hotel has: swimming pool, restaurant, parking. ... more   less 
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