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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mec Paestum Hotel

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Mec Paestum Hotel
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Paestum
Certificate of Excellence
Horsham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Family trip”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Reading the English reviews I was a little concerned about wedding noise. However on arrival I was impressed with the make up of the hotel and the facilities on offer (I could see it is a great wedding venue). We spent 4 nights during the week, it was peaceful and we had plenty of space (weddings are mainly during weekends so a lot busier). The hotel is modern with a great pool and spa/whirl pool and the view form the roof garden is fantastic. The beach is approx 300-400m walk from the hotel (not 100m as some say). Sea was a little rough but you have a choice of hiring sun beds from reception or just walking along the beach for free if your not the sun bathing type.

The temples are a 5 minute drive away and too far to walk but really only need one day to walk around the ruins and rest of the time spent relaxing at the hotel. Apart from the ruins/temples there is not much else but it is worth the visit as part of a trip around the Salerno and Sorrento coastline. Beyond 4-5 days is too much.

Tip: On arrival I discovered that I had only paid the double rate when we booked 2 adults and 1 child so I had to pay an extra 80 euros. This is not clear on the booking sites so be aware.

Room Tip: Book the sea view
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Zurich, Switzerland
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99 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

This is not really a five, but really a 4 star hotel. The room was slightly old fashioned, but clean and nice enough. The grounds with cool designer chairs and a large pool are a big plus. The beach is close, but you not much else in terms of restaurants and bars. Breakfast is okay, but not much more.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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153 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Friendly Staff especially in the dining area. A tip: don't drink the coffee from the machine but ask the Waiter for a real Espresso or Cappuccino, they will be happy to fulfill your wish. The hotel room is clean and we have nice sea view with big balcony. The beach area is just about 100 meters away. The downside with this hotel is the noise at night time. Almost everyday there's a wedding and the party afterwards last after midnight. A peaceful night sleep is quite impossible if you are a light sleeper.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Family of 4 (2 kids 3 years old and 9 months) our experience here was terrible, let me describe why:

Reservation: we booked a room for 3 people with sea view, when we arrived they gave us a room at the first floor saying that it was better for us as it is slightly bigger and the baby cot will fit much better, the only problem it was a smoker room and no sea view. After we complaint they gave us the room next door.

Location: the booking.com says that the hotel is 800 mts from the ruins, lies! I took my gps watch to measure the distance as we walked from there to the entrance (neptune restaurant). the actual reading was 2.5 km. small difference


Rooms: if we were in the 70's the decoration would be excellent, unfortunately we are in 2014, we can clearly see that management has not made any change since the hotel was built. Our room had the mattress falling a part and had the impression that it was a water mattress.

Sleep quality: None, we could clearly hear our neighbour snoring, the wall were so thin that we could hear when the guy was doing apnea lapses.

Swimming pool: it was closed because during the week-end that we stayed on ALL days were weddings. why do I need to pay the price for other people mistakes? ;-)

Breakfast: they provide the minimal legal requirement to be considered as breakfast, the cappuccino is good though.

Beach: zero transparency in the beach fee. do not pay the beach fee, as the access is free, this fee is hidden charge for the chairs.

Room Tip: the term 5 stars is meaningless for this hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Pontedera, Italy
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Very good price for 5 star hotel! Nice pool, 2 minutes from the beach. Close to touristic places like Paestum, Pompei or the beautiful Palinura...
The area is calm and pretty cheap.. Lots of Italians doing their holidays in that part.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Saint Petersburg
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

It's not even 3* hotel! They work only for weddings. Breakfasts are terrible, staff is lazy, rooms are old. If you want to sleep at night don't stay here!! Restraunts work only for weddings, and there are no restrounts and places to go out in this area.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Though not the tourist destination about which most Americans would even be aware, Paestum is one of the finest Greek Archeological sites in Italy. And since the ruins are on the Cilento coast which is much less famous than the Amalphi Coast, the area is much more quiet and relaxing. And in the midst of this, just a short walk from the beach and ruins is Mec Paestum, a boutique hotel with an amazing amount of event space and an incredible pool area. The high level of finishes, high-end design, and designer furnishings in all the public spaces were quite unexpected this far away from a major urban area. At every turn the staff was gracious and accommodating. Dinner in the restaurant, was as unique and fresh as any ever enjoyed in Italy, with fresh caught fish, local produce and butters, and local wines, all contributing to the special sense of place.
The Pool and surrounding areas were particularly incredible at night with amazing lighting features. WIth only 54 rooms, this is not your major tour bus hotel, and that's just fine, as you don't feel overrun with people. The top floor suites have all been furnished at a high end level matching the style of the public spaces. Other floors feature spacious rooms that are in need of updated style in beds and linens to match the style of top floor suites. The large marble baths are appreciated, but not having a shower curtain or glass partition in the tub shower made showering awkward. Better and warmer lighting would be appreciated in the bathrooms, as well as some great art in both bath and bedroom, to help the regular rooms match the rest of the hotel in style. Spacious closets and large balcony was a plus. The numerous beautiful function rooms and ballrooms, make this a one of a kind event hotel if planning a large event in this part of Italy.

Room Tip: Make sure to request a room on the Cilento Coast side.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Mec Paestum Hotel
Address: Via Tiziano Vecellio 23, 84047 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Salerno > Capaccio-Paestum > Paestum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Paestum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Mec Paestum Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mec Hotel is a luxurious location to explore the surrounding area. Rooms and suites: 48 rooms- single beds / big bed / triple / quadruple, divided into Superior, Elegance, Prestige and De Luxe, which offer a panoramic view of the mountains, swimming pool, garden and sea. Each room has all amenities and a comfortable deck with table and chairs to enjoy the stunning views and relaxation. Satellite TV with Sky, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, safety deposit box, jacuzzi, hair dryer and air conditioning. Two suites and two junior suites with double bath and Jacuzzi, TV and a well-equipped terrace. A meeting room that can accommodate up to 200 seats and three restaurant divided by modular walls that open and can accommodate up to 1000 guests, the halls can be completely darkened : technical equipment, Internet and Wi-Fi, possibility to rent Personal Computers, fixed and moving screens, sound system, overhead projector, audio and video recorder. Restaurants “Tuffatore” A+B+C with 1000 seats, “ Orsa Maggiore” with 250 seats, Roof Garden "SEttimo Cielo" with 220 seats with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Salerno, Amalfi, Capri and the Cilento Coast. Other facilities: two swimming pools, a semi Olympic-in garden and a wonderful terrace of 550 square meters, on the first floor, with hot Jacuzzi tube; large park, shuttle service, Internet, wireless, laundry and ironing facilities, private beach and concierge service. ... more   less 
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