This hotel generally seems to be a lovely place, where people have a very positive experience and it is these glowing reviews which influenced my descision to book it.
I am on the whole very laid back and chilled out and not phased by much. However, what promised to be a blissful haven in the sun, after the heat of the day touring the heritage sites, was a real let down.
We had booked the Deluxe Double Pool view room for two nights, so we could have some relaxation away from the hectic crowds of Pompei, however, not only were we transfered away from the poolside, we were moved by the owner to another building, in another location!
This location was further away by about 15 minutes from where we wanted to be. We were shown a walking route to the new property, by the owner (there may have been other routes- but we did not have time to discover them) which consisted of a sizeable stretch of road without pavements and with sharp bends and therefore some very aggressive drivers of oncoming traffic shouting at us! Whilst the Hotel owner said we were welcome to walk back to Easy Bed Pompeii for use of the pool, this busy main road was not somewhere I would feel safe walking about in my swimming costume, or was it convenient for a quick dip.
The room we were given was also below ground level and therefore without any view - this would not have bothered me atall if I had not been promised a view on the original booking with detailed photographs!
In praise of this new room / accomodation it was clean and pleasant and on a quiet road and had a nice lady running it who was kind and helpful.
Easy Bed Pompeii was an attractive place, clean and secure, with a pretty outside area and good vibrant atmosphere but it seems if your booking is not worth their while - they will move you to other premises you have not chosen - and still expect you to pay.
In fairness I was given a refund for the part meal we had, which we gave up on because we were too tired to eat. But not off of the accomodation.
The receptionist/ joint owner of Easy Bed Pompei was also very well informed about the area and kindly let us leave our bags with her, offered cool drinks etc. But this kindness did not make up for essentially having to live with the promise of a booking that was broken, and the stress and dissapointment this caused.
It is probably a lovely place to stay and was perhaps a mistake................................................... or it was a business man trying to priviledge longer bookings over shorter bookings and taking on so much business that less valued customers were dishonestly pushed to the side. Approach with caution!
As the accomodation was booked / arranged by Easy Bed Pompeii my ratings will be an exact reflection of the time I had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you want to be close to all of the attractions in and around, then we are the place for you.....Easy Bed Hostel Pompei....Easy Luxury Sleep....Hotel services with hostel prices, with many facilities at your disposal .... your easy...cheap and best choice to visit Pompeii, Sorrento, Volcano Vesuvius and Naples...... easy to find...easy to travel around...easy to be in relax in our garden with solarium and swimming pool...easy to comunicate with multilingual staff....with us, your trip in and around Pompei....will be really easy...Located in a quiet Villa with a large citrus garden around, patio, solarium area,outdoor terrace, large swimming pool, WiFi area and parking.We have large rooms, private and dorms, all with air conditioning.Free Italian breakfast is served in the garden ( Cappuccino, yogurt, toast, marmelade, nutella, and every day a different italian traditional cake....)Free Wifi in the patio area;Free swimming pool;Free linen and towels; Free parking;24 hours reception service.The best place for little group o family trip, No age limit, possibility to enjoy an authentic italian dinner with Vesuvius Wine in the garden.... with really cheap price....Info desk Point to organize tour and give you all the information for your best trip ... more less