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Villa San Gennariello b&b
Ranked #2 of 14 Portici B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Couple in our mid 20’s – stayed here for 3 nights during a 3 week Italian Tour, this is the fairest way to assess our stay:

Good points:

- The Villa San Gennariello is a beautiful 18th century building with charm, history, and amazing panoramic rooftop view

- Francesco our host was fantastic, informative on arrival and continued to go out of his way to accommodate us with lifts to the station, local information and pointers on excursions

- The breakfast in the courtyard garden was one of the best we had during our 3 week Italian tour with wonderful surroundings, and extras as flavoursome local fruits and produce


Bad points:

- Needed assistance every time we wished to enter/leave (had no independent key to the villa – all guests were reliant on one of three hosts personally opening/closing a gate which in turn induced a ‘curfew’ and buzzer which audibly eclipsed the rooms day or evening)

- No wi-fi connection available in individual rooms – had to visit a communal room on first floor (although this is a beautiful room)

- Portici as a town is hideous – really was shocked at the consistent ‘poverty’ almost – streets did not feel safe (day or night), large quantities of animal droppings on most public walkways alongside household refuge strewn in the streets

- The public transport makes the London DLR seem glamorous – the train line between Napoli Garibaldi and Sorrento was dreadful with no signage/information and the ‘Direct train’ usually stopping at all 15+ stations – adorned with graffiti and derelict industrial scenes


Conclusion:

Wonderful hosts, premises, and great location for day-trips (e.g. Vesuvius, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast) but ONLY recommend hiring a car. DO NOT use the public transport (trains or buses).

Anticipate little independence, and avoid Portici/Ercolano as it is a town in squalor, it amazes me how a coastal area of such natural beauty and history may possess such undesirables (locals) who fail to realise tourism is providing the majority of their legal economic activity. The irony is that the place we felt safest was the summit of Mount Vesuvius.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed the company of the family and appreciated all the help we received with our travel arrangements. We especially enjoyed breakfast in the courtyard and the beautiful garden which we used as a shady refuge. The Villa is a step back in time to the 18th century, beautifully restored and maintained. Our room was clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. It was convenient for the archaeological site of Herculanuem (15 minutes on foot) and the station (10 minutes on foot) for trains to Pompeii, Naples and Sorrento. We highly recommend staying at this beautiful villa.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Krystyna098
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We just came back from a trip to Pompei and the Amalfi Coast and stayed at the Villa San Gennariello with my husband. The Villa is a former royal hunting lodge, full of character and history. Our room was spacious, with lovely furniture and a huge comfortable bed. The beauty of the villa and its garden were only matched by the charm and hospitality of the hosts. They made us feel at home from the moment we entered the front door, giving us tips about getting around Pompei and making the most delicious breakfasts. The Villa is in a perfect location 20 min by train to Pompei and a walking distance from the Roman city of Herculaneum. We loved it and will be back with the family soon!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank IvetaFrankfurt
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Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

We were picked up at the station by the son who spoke good English and was very helpful.
We even got a lift to the airport for a small contribution - less than taxi.
Wine and canapés not to be missed on the roof with excellent wine costing less than the bottle shop.
Historical residence with Mamma catering.
Pappa in the background also very friendly.
Gardens to sit in quiet location close to Ercolano and Ercolanium

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank WillfromMullum
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

We were a family of five with three young children. Historic house full of charm and character (securely walled off from surrounding area) and lovely garden. It was refreshing to spend time in a family home with such beautiful people. Great breakfast and very warm hosts that the girls adored. We used it as a base to take the train into Naples and explore this amazingly intense, historic and bewildering city. We really wanted to see a number of attractions in Naples,like the Museum but remained underwhelmed by the quality and affordabilty of accommodation for a family of five. This home away from home was perfect and quiet. The lady of the house even hugged all my girls on departure. Other guests were using the place as a means for exploring the ruins of Pompeii and Ercolano. Some were return guests. We'll defintely return and explore Ecolano next time. Great experience.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Historic ex royal hunting lodge, in the family now for four generations. Packed with historical artefacts. Very friendly owners. A good base for travelling into Naples & seeing Vesuvius, Herculaneum & Pompeii. Just over 20 mins walk from Ercolano & Portici stations. The one downside is that there isn't a lot to do at night nearby.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Graham S
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Wonderful, large old former hunting lodge. Marble floors, large rooms, large bathrooms.
Great views of Vesuvius and Bay of Naples from rooftop patio.
Family owned and operated. Son Francesco is very helpful and is the manager. Mom and dad cook and clean and help. PS Momma is a terrific cook.
Airport pickups at Naples can be done. It is hard to find because of road construction on main highway if you are driving.
Good walking distance to Ercolaneum/Herculaneum ruins. Maybe better than Pompeii from historic living. Certainly less crowded.
Highly recommend to others but reserve early as they only have a few rooms.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Villa San Gennariello b&b

Address: Via Madonnelle n. 5, 80055 Portici, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Portici
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Portici
Price Range: £56 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is a splendid eighteenth-century villa B&B set in leafy grounds with palms, rare plants and trees over a hundred years old. The Bed and Beakfast consists of three sunny rooms - one of them with a small terrace and cooking facilities. Each room is provided with private bathroom, Air-conditioning, WiFi Internet.Close to the ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii and well connected to Sorrento and Naples. ... more   less 
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