Perfect location for Herculaneum Excavations
Posted Mar 12, 2014 on Hotels
We came here because of proximity to the archaeological digs at Herculaneum. It's perfect for that -- only a couple of minutes walk, and a safe place to leave your car, behind locked gates and completely out of sight of the street. The street the hotel is on is fine, but some other nearby areas are heavily graffiti-ed. We (being American/UK) would be nervous there at night. To be fair, much of Italy seems to be this way, and we had no problems. There are very few tripadvisor rated restaurants in the area, and so our advice is to have some food with you just in case. However, we didn't try any restaurants and were there only one night -- other reviews do rate local restaurants, and Leo was happy to recommend some which we didn't try. We met Graziella (Leo's wife) once when she delivered coffees to the room -- reasonably priced and with some complementary cake. The top comments -- Leo was very friendly and accommodating, we arrived a bit early and it was no problem for him. The views out to Capri were lovely and there is a large terrace. The room was very clean. The bed was comfortable. At night there was a local dog barking, but he did finally stop. Would we stay here again? Yes, we would. It's not the Ritz, but is very clean, the owners are nice, accommodating, friendly, and come across as if they want to please. Be warned -- they don't speak English, but with my limited Italian it went fine.