We decided to stay at Hotel Scapolatiello as our base to our trip to Pompeji.
The narrow street winding up to Corpo di Cava was quite a challenge and I doubt that a car wider than our Fiat Punto would make the final metres to the parking slot of the hotel (maybe if you are a better driver than I am).
The drive was worth it - the hotel is located in beautiful gardens (plural -there are so many different gardens, terraces, yards!) with a stunning view of the mountains.
We had a lovely room (225) with a balcony facing the mountains - pretty furnished, very good mattrasses and even a sofa in the room!
The only "minus" of our stay was the lock of our door - it was damaged somehow so it always took us several minutes of wiggling the key until we could open our door. We had to ask the receptionist to help us open the door and even she couldn't do it for quite some time. She promised to send someone to fix it but unfortunately this did not happen during our 3-day-stay. Let's hope for the next guest that the door of this lovely room will be fixed in the meantime.
The breakfast (served on the lovely terrace with stunning view) was very good compared to the Italian standard you get offered in most Italian hotels. Several cakes, bread, yoghurt, eggs (on demand prepared especially for the guest), fruit, and of course cappuccino.
We had dinner as well and I had the best zuppa di pesce / fish soup ever!
The people working at the hotel were very friendly and helpful - they even sent a technician late in the evening to fix our TV so we could watch the EURO soccer game Germany:Greece without technical problems (it was not easy to figure out how to receive the channels since the manual was in Italian only).
On our first night there was a wedding going on (no wonder since the hotel is so pretty) - which means that we had to listen to the wedding singer for several hours. I suppose parties / gatherings like this are to expect in such a lovely place.
The pool has the most stunning view I ever experienced at a hotel! Unfortunately the pool area is quite small so not too many deck chairs could fit there.
I can highly recommend the hotel for your stay in the mountains just outside of Napoli / Pompeii!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scapolatiello Hotel lies only 6 km far from the Amalfi Coast, at 500 mt above sea level, just in a walking distance away from the SS Trinity Abbey. Thanks to its strategic location, the Hotel is the perfect starting point to visit Positano, Amalfi, Pompei, Sorrento and Naples. Surrounded by valleys and woodlands, it is the ideal place to enjoy a leisurly stay. The Hotel has 42 rooms and 2 Suites, furnished in a classic way and perfectly integrated in the scenery where the structure is located; all the rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, as well as common areas. The Residence Formula offers new specious flats well equipped and furnished. At the “Locanda 18.21” Restaurant you can taste and value the love and the art of a culinary tradition, renowned all over the world. Your breakfast, lunch or dinner is served in a dining room recently restored in a medieval style or on the terraces with breathtaking views. The Hotel is also the perfect location for weddings. The Hotel is provided with a panoramic indoor and outdoor pool. Its wellness center with sauna, Turkish Bath and professional massage room, is perfect to relax body and soul. Scapolatiello Hotel is 5 km far from the motorway exit of Cava de 'Tirreni, only 40 minutes far from the International airport of Naples "Capodichino" airport and 15 minutes far from the railway station and the port of Salerno. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Scapolatiello Italy/Cava De' Tirreni, Salerno