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Travel Blogs from Pompei
... given that Vesuvius is due to go up again in the next 100 or so years, it is not possible to get insurance in what they call the "red" zone.... typical..... is it ever possible to insure for anything that might reasonably happen! Bob reckons that (when Vesuvius went up again in 1944) there were a few good sprinters around!
At Casa di Apollo.... we create a "special moment" in a "special place" ...... but more about that elsewhere ...
... Turns out that it's a Mafia owned restaurant and if a large proportion of the Contiki group doesn't eat at their restaurant strange things happen. Strange things like bus tyres getting slashed. He also told us of a previous tour manager that had her bum bag stolen with a few thousand euros in it. She told the maître de at the restaurant and 45minutes later, just as her bus was about to leave it was returned with all the cash saying "there was a problem ...
... just people driving all over the place. We got into the station, walked forever to the circumvesuviana, and found the track we needed. The train came and was super full, so we crammed in to stand for the 40 min ride. And it was hot, no AC on the train. So you can imagine how the boys were. I told mark if we had taken a cab we would have missed this experience- told kurt to think of it as an adventure! We arrived at Pompeii scavi and walked in to the ticket booth. We had our ...
Since I had one more day in Rome I decided to head to Naples and Pompeii on a bus tour. First things first, bus tours suck and I don't recommend them for anyone. They are pretty boring and restrictive. Now that we got that out of the way, onto the fun stuff.
I was only able to spend about 30 minutes actually walking around Naples, which is a shame, because it seemed like a nice place to hang ...
*Comfortable shoes as lot of walking on uneven roads.
*Bottle of water.
* Food if you are going to be there for long time as there is only one food place on sight which is very busy, expensive and does not accept credit cards. A bottle of water is 3.5 euros.
* Wet wipes.
Our taxi came to pick us up to go to airport which was only 20 minutes from the Pompeii, we had lovely time in Amalfi Coast.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Amleto Pompei
A beautiful Hotel
This is truly a wonderful find, the rooms were nice, warm and modern.
The Hotel Amleto is located within walking distance of the ruins, and a great place to take day trips from. You will find the staff extremely helpful as well as knowledgeable about sites of interest in the area. Breakfast was plentiful and fresh, also nice were the coffee's. This Hotel also has on-site parking which is truly a benefit, and they also provide free internet service.
We highly recommend this Hotel, The staff here make this an excellant place to stay.
I recommend the Amleto
My son and I spent a most enjoyable 3 days at the Amletto November 17-20th,2004. The staff are friendly,most helpful and made the difference between a good and a great stay. I had a last minute request to change from a single to a twin 2 weeks before we arrived,and then extended an additional 2 days while we were staying in the hotel. My requests were satisfied without any difficulties. The breakfast is good,room care exceptional and the staff most helpful in response to our several requests for help in traveling around the area. The hotel is a short walk from the main entrance to the ruins,and in the middle of the commercial district for restuarants and shops. We will return to the Amleto on our next trip to Pompeii!
We arrived here exhausted after having our pockets picked (both of us!!) on the train from the airport. We had not yet paid for the rooms but were treated so kindly and were able to use our room, make unlimited phone calls to the UK and eventually resolve the money problem. (the next day). The hotel itself was lovely- clean, airy, well located but the way that we were treated when everything had gone pear-shaped makes it a place we will return to and not hesitate to recommend to everyone.
Nice hotel in Pompeii
We spent a weekend here at the end of October, 2004. While both the room (a junior suite) and bath were both on the small side, we found them to be comfortable and nicely appointed. The bed was very comfortable and the a/c worked great (it was rather warm in Pompeii). They also served the best breakfast that we had in Italy. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
It is conveniently located to the ruins (a 5-10 minute walk to one of the back entrances) and to the main piazza. While we had read that modern Pompeii was bland and boring, we didn't find that to be the case at all. It seemed colorful, vibrant, and interesting (and very crowded). Of course, it was a holiday weekend--Halloween and All Saints' Day--so that probably accounted for, at least, some of the crowds and color (lots of Halloween decorations and kids in costumes!).
The cathedral is beautiful and we had some great meals in local restaurants.
I agree about the cab fare from the train station (we also paid 10 Euros) which seemed steep for the distance, but it is too far to walk with bags.
All in all, we found Pompeii--both old and new--to be well worth a visit. And the Hotel Amleto is good value for the money.
Great family stay at the Hotel Amleto
Hotel Amleto lives up to its TripAdviser reviews.
Prompt and efficient replies to email reservations and queries. Good size, air conditioned room for parents and child - no bath but a seat in the shower! Very convenient to Pompeii centre and the quiet back (anfiteatro) gate to the site.
Splendid staff and breakfast spread to set you up for the trip round the ruins.
Great Time in New Pompeii
We really enjoyed this hotel. The place was very clean and elegant, and the staff was helpful and friendly in pointing out where we should go. They had a free computer with internet in the lobby for the guests' use that we appreciated. And it was only a short walk to the entrance to the ancient city. The only criticism is that the rooms are a bit small and the bathroom in particular was the smallest we encountered on our trip. But none of this made our experience uncomfortable.
I also would join others in saying that the books we read that claimed the town of Pompeii was not a good place to stay are quite wrong. New Pompeii has its charms, and we enjoyed the restaurant where we ate. Taxi drivers are still kind of dicy as they are in Naples--and it costs 10 Euros to the train station. (It's a ride that is just too a little far to walk, but not far enough to justify that price.) We also had someone mysteriously show up on a motor scooter next to our taxi when we arrived to tote our luggage up the steps--apparently tipped off by the driver as we came from the Circumvesuviana rail station and part of a broader scheme to maximize revenue from tourists.
Good little hotel in Pompei
This is a very nice little hotel in Pompei, very convenient to the ruins (a 5 min walk), and clean, well-appointed with extremely friendly and helpful people. They made our stay very easy with their suggestions and recommendations. We took the train to Herculaneum (a must since you can't drive into and find parking there), and Amleto folks were very helpful in getting us the schedules and info for that trip.
The rooms are a bit small, particularly the bathroom which is on the sparse side, but for a short 1-3 night stay, they are more than acceptable. Breakfast wasn't as full featured (no eggs, for example) as other 4 star hotels, but for the price Amleto delivers a very nice value.
Raves for the Amleto
We stayed two nights at the Amleto in July of 2004 and had a great time. A lovely entry and lobby, and our rooms were clean, comfortable, and had been recently renovated. The breakfast was excellent, and served in an airy and spacious dining room. (We give the capuccino at an "A".) The roof garden was a treat in early morning or at sunset. The staff was very helpful, and their advice always good.
And my teenagers loved the place from the moment they say the front door. ('Wow, Dad, this looks like a GREAT HOTEL!").
We drove down from Rome, but did not use the car again until we left for Florence. The entrance to the ruins at Pompeii are a pleasant walk, and the Circumvesuviana train to Ercolana is just a couple of blocks away. We visited both Ercloana and Pompeii, and walked around the 'new' town as well.
Some of the guide books weren't too kind to Pompeii as a place to stay, but we could not disagree more. The ruins themselves are so fascinating, and so evocative that it was a treat to be able to amble back to the hotel and restaurant without having to interrupt the day with driving.
And there is a very good restaurant around the corner (recommended by the Amleto) that served us some of the best food we had in Italy, on two nights running.
We had a wonderful few weeks in Italy, but our stay in Pompeii was definitely one of the high points. The Amleto was just perfect for us.
Excellent stay at the Amleto Hotel
We chose the Amleto because of good reviews we'd read on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed! The hotel is well positioned in a quiet side street in Pompeii, about 5-10 minutes walk from both the Circumvesuvian station and the FS station. We stayed three nights and found it an excellent base for visiting the area - it's about 5 minutes walk to the site of Pompeii and Naples, Herculanium, Oplontis and Paestum were within easy reach by train. The staff were very helpful and confirmed train times/stations for us. Our double room was a bit small but extremely clean and comfortable, with air con (no extra charge). The breakfasts were really excellent - make sure you leave enough time to enjoy them!
Amleto - great deal
We just returned from Pompeii and the Amalfi coast. We atayed two nights at the Amleto and found it to be very convenient to both the ruins and exceptional restuarants. The service was extremely warm and helpful and the hotel itself charming and a great value. We were delighted with our stay there.