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Hotel Mandetta
Ranked #15 of 33 Hotels in Paestum
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A real review of this hotel”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

I've been traveling for almost 6 months now and realise the importance of helping others with realistic and honest reviews. So much of booking hotels is reading between the lines. Here is an honest review of the Mandetta Hotel.

We booked an apartment at the Mandetta Hotel for two nights. We were keen on an apartment to cook a little and have some space.

When we arrived, the friendly and professional staff immediately offered us an upgrade to a hotel room with a sea view. Unfortunately the bed was brick hard and ofcourse this small room had no cooking facilities. We noticed the room next door was open and empty - and we sat on the bed to test it and found the bed to be very comfortable. Unfortunately when we asked - the answer was we could not change to that room. Fair enough - we understand that there may be a specific client request for that room.

So we moved to the apartment.

These are effectively around the back in the carpark. They are a flat roofed construction with a little hothouse kitchenette in front and a room and bathroom behind.

Issues with the apartment:

1. Kitchen is totally bare
There is NOTHING in the kitchen. Not a pot, pan, spoon or fork. Nada ! We've stayed in many apartments in Italy and Europe. All were equipped. How useless is an apartment rental with nothing to cook with ? We asked about this situation and requested some cooking utensils etc. We got given four plastic cups.

2. The room is similar to a prison cell with bars on the windows, iron beds, the lack of light and the low ceilings.

3. The airconditioner seemed around 20 years old did not work. It blew out hot air. It just had a control for 1,2 and 3 speeds but no temperature control. It just did not work at all.

4. In the bathroom a hairdryer fitting was pulled away from the wall exposing bare electrical cables. In a wet bathroom - we stayed away from that.

5. The shower water was tepid (not hot and barely warm) and sprayed all over the toilet (located next to it so no chance to avoid this).

6. The door to the bedroom could not be locked. Only the outer door to the apartment which was less than secure.

We stayed for the night and then bailed the next morning.

We also spoke to an UK couple who experienced no aircon or hot water in their hotel room. A Russian family in one of the apartments also complained about no kitchen equipment.

Positives:

There are positives about this hotel.

1. The hotel staff were always professional and courteous.
2. The place is definitely very clean. The cleaning staff were excellent and friendly.
3. There was onsite parking.
4. The location next to the beach and close to the ruins is great.
5. The hotel only charged us for one night (eventhough we'd booked for two and left at 10am).
6. We used the bikes that were provided and free.

Room Tip: Do NOT take an apartment at this hotel. Check the rooms. Room 103's bed is rock hard. The one to...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank cg100a
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Varna, Bulgaria
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125 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

The people running this place are really friendly. Maybe it is good to advise tourist to stay in the hotel, not the nearby apartments. We stayed in one of these so-called apartments / something like bungalows/. Although it was spacious, the furniture was outdated. Moreover, we had 2 of 2 noisy nights.
The restaurants is beautiful, but very expensive, 3 euros per person per service.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Annapolis, MD
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

The location of this very fine hotel is fantastic. It is within walking distance of the archeological site and temples, on a gorgeous beach, and part of a wonderful summer vacation in the country setting. There is also an excellent restaurant in the hotel and very friendly and helpful family staff members.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 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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1 Thank Carol K
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Hotel Madetta.....The perfect find!!!!!!!! We adored it here! Beach, Roman Ruins, food, bycycles , a very friendly family run hotel . The restaurant is NOT to be missed!!! We would most definetly return here!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We stopped for two days in this smallish hotel on the sea front at Paestum. We travelled further south and were so disappointed we came back and stayed another two nights. We had a lovely clean room overlooking the beach. It was October and very quiet and a lot of the surrounding amenities were closed. The hotel's restaurant specialises in sea food and the dinners were wonderful. On one evening the owned beckoned me into the kitchen to show me the fresh seafood that had been delivered that same afternoon. The owner and his family gave us a wonderful welcome and I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel HOWEVER I have no idea how it would be at busy times.

Room Tip: 101 looks directly over the sea front
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Property: Hotel Mandetta
Address: Via Torre Di Mare 30, 84047 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Salerno > Capaccio-Paestum > Paestum
Amenities:
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Ranked #15 of 33 Hotels in Paestum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mandetta 3*
Number of rooms: 185
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