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Aequa Hotel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Vico Equense
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location, location, location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful location! My single room was rather Spartan, but I did have a beautiful Vesuvius view and it was clean. Great staff, and good food. They signed me up for a boat trip to Capri which I will remember all my life. Sketchy internet connection, but was able to cross the street to Tito's and buy a cup of coffee and connect there. I'll go back next time with my wife.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have just returned from an escorted holiday. Superior rooms were all taken so no Vesuvius view expected. We had two rooms (428 & 429) on the fourth floor. They had small, well equipped balconies.There was a large terrace next to the rooms with amazing views over the bay.

All the hotel staff were wonderful - a real family team. They would do everything possible to make our stay a happy one. The food was generally typical Italian with a fixed menu, but alternative courses were always offered when we asked. We enjoyed every meal. After a busy day we really appreciated the service rather than having a buffet. Our 40 plus people were served efficiently in rooms with plenty of space. Breakfast was mainly continental - with plenty of options and a token scrambled egg and bacon (which tasted much better than they looked!).

As others have said, the town, location and transport are ideal for visiting the sights. On our free day we revisited Pompeii by train. Crowded, but easy on the train. (Site entrances are free for those over 65.) Trains take 10 minutes to Sorrento, 20 to Pompeii and 30 to near Herculaneum). We would choose this location and hotel again.

Room Tip: If you require two rooms then the top floor has a good, almost private, terrace to meet on. It has...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank angter
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

On June12, 2014 my husband and I were stranded at the Vico Equense train station (along with a crowd of other people) due to a stalled train between Naples and Sorrento. In trying to return to Naples we walked to the hotel where the manager very kindly called us a private taxi, offered us a cool place to wait for the taxi which took us to the next closest station to catch a train back to Naples. While waiting we ordered a bottle of wine, they brought us complimentary hors d'oeuvres and the manager and staff were extraordinarily helpful and kind to a couple of unknown English-speaking tourists who were not paying guests of the hotel, but in a strange city and in need of assistance. The desk manager and serving staff deserve five stars for their kindness and going above and beyond the call of duty!!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Liverpool
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84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

This hotel is a real curate's egg. Excellent location in the middle of Vico Equesne, just a short walk from the train station which takes you to either Pompeii or Sorrento the other way. Excellent staff where nothing is too much trouble. Excellent clean rooms with large balconies and superb views over the Bay of Naples.

And that's where the good points end. Food is the one major let-down. Breakfast was passable with fried "bacon" and runny scrambled eggs plus the normal cold fare. However evening meals were a disaster. Almost inedible. We were staying for 7 days, and after 2 days, we went out to the very commendable local restaurants.

Also the small poorly stocked bar was infrequently open, which again meant visits to the local hostelries.

If the hotel can improve on the food and drink side of things, then they can soon improve on their ratings.

Room Tip: A view over the Bay of Naples with a balcony is a must.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great location with good views of the bay. Friendly staff. Excellent pool and gardens. I was there on a business trip but I will go back with the family for sure. Also VE is a great town with lovely people.

Room Tip: The hotel has 2 sections with different rooms in each. discuss with the hotel what you require
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary S
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

Views are breathtaking! We had a room without a balcony but still a gorgeous view and the hallway on our third floor lead to a huge terrace with seating and views! Perfect place for our wine and cheese! Free wifi and breakfast (eggs, coffee, pastries, etc). Excellent location on Main Street, five minute walk from train!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Worcestershire
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103 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Aequa with a party on an escorted holiday. It is in a superb setting with glorious views across the Bay to Vesuvius and there is a huge terrace where you can relax and enjoy these views. Like most places, the Hotel has its pluses and minuses. On the positive side, the hotel staff are first class in every way and always very helpful. Their assistance with luggage was always much appreciated and when we arrived, there was a great welcome buffet with copious amounts of fizzy wine - superb. The views from most of the rooms are wonderful and the hotel has a lovely large swimming pool, surrounded by orange and lemon trees. If you are swimming, leave it until late afternoon in the hot sun, as the water is absolutely freezing! The room we had was rather spartan and in an old Italian style with a cold tiled floor and a hard, ancient bed with blankets rather than the preferable quilt. The bathroom was covered from floor to ceiling in cold, white tiles and the shower was inconveniently over the bath, where the fittings annoyingly got in the way. Breakfast was rather disappointing. Every day there was very runny scrambled egg and fatty thin bacon. If you like your fried breakfast, then forget it! There was lovely strong coffee, and warm croissants, along with other sweet cakes and pastries and bread which could be toasted. The Evening meal again was disappointing with a fixed unenterprising menu each night. Definitely no AA rosette. Food choices were rather restricted and unimaginative but your choice could be changed if you disliked something. Unlike other comments on the hotel, we much prefer the buffet type of evening meal and feel that this would have been a great improvement. Each to his own I suppose.
The railway station was a 5 minute walk down the hill from the hotel, and though this was great for trips to Pompeii or to Sorrento, we found it extremely difficult to get a seat, as compartments were always packed and trains never ran to time, sometimes 20 minutes late.To summarise, we had a lovely holiday based at the Hotel Aequa and the negative aspects of our stay did not spoil matters too much, although we felt things could be improved on the food side.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Aequa Hotel
Address: Via Filangieri 46/48, 80069, Vico Equense, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Vico Equense
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Vico Equense
#4 Luxury Hotel in Vico Equense
#7 Romantic Hotel in Vico Equense
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aequa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aequa Hotel in Vico Equense (Naples) is situated in the enchanting bay of Naples, the very heart of one of the most attractive areas of Italy. There are 60 rooms and 4 family rooms all with air-conditioning, telephones and TVs. Rooms have views of the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius and the islands of Procida and Ischia, so guests can take full advantage of the stunning location throughout their stay. There is a range of public and private beaches only 5 minutes walk away and the hotel's garden and pool provide a relaxing alternative. ... more   less 
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