We stayed here for a week in June mainly due to the proximity to the train station. Overall we enjoyed our stay but the hotel could definitely use some upgrades and improvements.
Room - Pros - beautfiul view from our balcony - easy to access, a/c
Cons- very small, lacks conveniences such as soap holders in shower, no shelving for toiletries as well as lighting in bathroom is poor; only one bed side lamp, no safe for valuables.
Food - We wondered why there were so few people in the dining room although the hotel was supposedly full. We soon realized that it wasn't very good and all the food was oversalted.
Breakfast is the standard croissants, cereal, yogurt. We noticed a few days later than some guests had omelletes but you had to ask. Lunch and dinner were good for the first couple days and then it was rather mundane consisting of pasta and soup, sometimes a salad. We ate about half of our meals at restaurants and enjoyed the food much better. Wine is typical house wine comparable to homemade wine.
Swimming - pool is very nice and lots of chairs but not as many loungers. No beach towels so bring your own.
You have to walk to the beach and pay $15 if you want an umbrella and chairs to be set up.
Sevice - While servers, and front desk staff were friendly and helpful, we found the hotel management disorganized.
On our last day we asked for breakfast at 6 am. as we were leaving at 7a.m. At 6:40 as we were ready to leave, the manager appeared and when we told her that we didn't get our breakfast as requested, she had the servers open it up but it was too late at that point, Then the manager told us that we owed 7 euros for 2 cappucinos and 2 teas that we had after dinner one night. We were leaving and didn't have time to argue the point but were quite disappointed at this attitude, especially since we weren't told there was an extra charge.
The town of Agropoli - friendly and some cute shops but would be really helpful to practice your Italian
We enjoyed the cafes in town and the Ristorante on the way to train station. Reasonable prices and delish food - a nice change from the hotel food.
Transportation - the ground transportation was 4 hrs and was comfortable.
Overall, we enjoyed our vacation but wouldn't return to this Hotel for the above reasons as well as the 4 hr drive after an 8 or 9 hr flight is exhausting and no washroom aboard.
As well, the management needs to show a presence and interest in the guests.
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