This is a great hotel. It might look a bit tacky from the outside as most of them do in Pompei, but Hotel Santa Caterina was beautiful inside.. and the staff!! They were fantastic. You can't go to Europe expecting everyone to speak English, but most of the staff spoke good English. And they were so friendly and helpful. On our arrival the receptionist escorted us to our room and gave us a mini tour, showing us how to use the Sky television, etc. and showing us our beautiful view of the volcano! Having spent a month travelling through Spain, France and Italy, this sort of service is not common, expecially when it is clear that you are skint backpackers! But they were really kind and friendly to us, taking a genuine interest in where we were heading next, and making sure we got to breakfast on time! It was just lovely.
The room was huge, much bigger than what we had experienced elsewhere, and for much less money. We had stayed in a different hotel in Pompei the night before, £5 more expensive with a much smaller room and we would have had o have paid extra for a volcano view. So this was great. The room was clean and well equipped.
The location of the hotel is excellent. Within easy reach of the train station. We lugged our huge backpacks to the hotel easily, and right opposite the entrance to the ruins, an information point which we found really helpful, and also right opposite the world's BEST (so we think anyway) gelatti.
Breakfast was delicious and again the staff were on hand to get you anything you needed.
If this hotel is within your budget I would really reccommend it for a pleasant stay in this wonderful town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All rooms are equipped with all comforts: private bathroom with shower, colour TV , air conditioning hairdryer, bar fridge, direct phone line,Internet access and parking.Each morning our guests are served a generous, delicious breakfast based on typical Neapolitan pastries, such as Sfogliatelle. The hotel, in a century old building, which has been completely restored,it's well furnished with taste and elegance, is located in the historical centre of Pompeii , at a distance of 100 mt from the Sanctuary and from the excavations, 400 mt from railway station and 1,5 Km from the gateway motorway A3.Ogni mattina serviamo ai nostri ospiti una colazione abbondante e deliziosa a base di dolci tipici della celebre tradizione napoletana, come ad esempio le sfogliatelle.Tutte le camere, di cui dispone la Ns struttura, sono arredate con gusto ed eleganza, richiamano i particolari dell'antica cittadina.Le camere sono dotate di ogni confort: bagno privato (con vasca da bagno o doccia),TV color , aria climatizzata-riscaldamento centralizzato, frigo - bar, telefono diretto, accesso ad internet ed area parcheggio adiacente. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Caterina Pompeii