We came here in this hotel on 26.August.2012 Sunday as a result of the booking of our travel tour agency. And this hotel was supposed to be within city. Indeed NOT.
Since; the first day we went to Capri island in our free time and at return we missed the fast ferry boat ( hydrofoils ) that we were obliged to get and so missed our tour bus. So when we returned to the marina Molo Beverello in Napoli, we had to take the bus from the marina to Agnano. The bus dropped us at the Stadium stop and we had to walk down like 7-10 minutes to the Agnano metro station. From here we were supposed to take another bus number# 502 from the metro sttaion to the Via Antiniana stop where the hotel is. But that bus never arrived after a long wait of 1/2 hour. Now i see a note on the ANM website as :
"502 P. Tecchio - Via Pisciarelli
Dal 03/09/2012 in esercizio nei giorni festivi"
and so i understand why we could not get it. Because it was Sunday.
So we decided to cab a taxi, but it was almost impossible to find it even there is a taxi station in front of the metro station. No taxi was around. We waited for another 20-25 minutes to find a taxi. Finally got it and arrived to the hotel. The taxi fare was 15 €, but upon arrival the driver asked an extra 5€ from us due to hotel being outside the city; Pozzuoli.
So everyone has to be very careful about what is indeed INSIDE the city and what is NOT. Travel agencies mostly mislead the people.And the smell around the hotel is true, it is bad. But you don't feel it in your room.
On and all; the comfort of our suite room satisfied us a lot after a very overwhelming day. It was prettly clean, very nice decorated even with a leather sofa, a very large room with a very large and comfortable bed and bathroom. All were pretty.
At the breakfast , they offered a limited variety but all of them were fresh and delicious.
We left this hotel with great comfort. And in Napoli, we had great experiences which turned my thoughts of this city upside down. All the people around were so friendly, helpful. The lady and a gentleman at the information desk of the marina was so helpful, they explained us everything in detail. Offered a free map, and pointed out the ways tha we should lead to. Due to being sunday, we could not find a bigletteria ( ticket office ) open around and the bus arrived all of a sudden. I asked to the bus driver with my limited italian that we don't have ticket , where i can buy and also we need to catch this bus. He said " no problem; hop on". We were a lot suprised with this favour. And then, a lady -with a small baby on her body- helped us with her limited english to buy a ticket from the ticket machine for the second bus we need. And then a security man outside the metro sttaion offred us free water to drink even we refused, he insisted us to drink. So we did.
It was hard to believe all those favours and humanity, after all we heard the bad things about Napoli so far.
My thoughts completely changed about Napoli. The islands around Napoli are extremely beautiful. This time we visited Capri island. The next time we hope to head through Sorrento and Amalfi coasts. The water was so clean.
I hope my comment gives a you bit idea about thsi place. I wish everyone wonderful holiday experiences!
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