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Whew! Today was wonderful! Went back in time to see Pompeii and all of the devastation caused by Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79. We were surprised by the extensive ruins and only 20% have been uncovered! We are marveling at the advancements which existed 2000 years ago in the Roman Civilization!
Endangered our lives while traveling the hairpin …
I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... an actual tour guide showing a couple around and listened in until he lead us to a display in the orc*********** where casts of village people who were caught in the lava were displayed. I had been told previously that most artifacts had been removed from the site and placed in a museum in Naples. This proved correct and all that is now within the site is remains of buildings. These remains date back 2000 years to BC and I believe were preserved by the molten lava ...
... day we went to the closest beach in Sant'Agnello and spent the day there. Like true Aussies, we were a bit unhappy about having to pay for entrance into the beach and there being limited sand, but we had beautiful weather. For dinner in the evening we went to an Italian restaurant and had some of the best bruschetta and pasta on the trip.
We spent the next day in Naples mainly to try its famous pizza but ...
... again, very happy to not have crowds of people. The weather is perfect. I am surprised to see how large Pompeii is, and also that most exhibits have been moved to the museum in Naples, what remains is left to your imagination. We go through streets, houses, laundries, the ampitheatre, and although Claudia is nervous, Shane insists on seeing inside the brothel. Very interesting pictures/stucko still remain intact on the wall, and what is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Parco del Sole Sant'Agnello
Home away from home
I agree with "seeing is believing". My 19 year old daughter and I just returned from a week at the Parca del Sole and we would go back again. The service was wonderful, the staff friendly and welcoming. Our room was spotless and we enjoyed the meals. I think it is a matter of embracing a new culture.
maybe the person who highly praised this hotel stayed well off seaon...the description they gave seemed like another establishment.I tend to agree with the honemooners.I thought it bad enough that I should pay full wack for such bad service but for someone on their honeymoon this must have been terrible and I am truly sorry that such a special time should be ruined by a hotel parading as 4 star.I have stayed in better B & B's.The restaurant was like a mess hall and the waiters,on the whole miserable.The reception staff were polite and pleasant but would totally ignore any complaints.The manager merely floated around.The pool area became more and more crowded by screaming children and their inept parents.To get in to town was a nightmare despite the short distance.If you are booked for here,take the train...only 2 minutes and you can get a weekly bus/train card from a local shop ,across the road from the statue in sant.agnello square for 7 euro 40.I do not mean to berate the area but essentially it is Sorrento where ' it is all happening '....far better to book your hotel in Sorrento itself.
,Firstlymay i point out this hotel is in sant agnello and not in sorrento.It makes a big difference when you try to hit town.See my later comments.I
We stayed at the Parko del Sole for one week, we found our room spotlessly clean, (the cleaner did a fantastic job every day) with modern bathroom and nice balcony. The reception staff and hotel management were friendly and helpful. The pool area and bar was well maintained, quiet and relaxing. the food and wine selection was excellent, the service was very good and the hotel drinks prices very reasonable. all in all a good value hotel with respectable standard of guests with some familys-but no screaming kids or lager louts! i would recommend to a friend.
Loved the service -beutifufl room friendly staff average food
Stayed Sep/Oct 2003 in refurbished part of hotel.
Fantastic room and roomservice. Good and plenty
for Breakfast ,evening meal sometimes a little
dissapointing.Restaurant syaff extremely efficient
and friendly.Would go again but its location from
Sorrento is too far to walk after the evening meal
No views. No entertainment.
Be warned, this is a rubbish hotel. We booked for our honeymoon, and would never wish the experience we had upon anyone. The standard of the hotel was extremely low, rooms were dirty and shabby, bathrooms were old and mouldy. This is was a lower standard than we would expect in Ireland from a 2 star or B & B! The hotel failed to pick us up from Naples airport, and when we asked for a refund on our taxi fare due to their mistake, they refused to take responsibility. Our room had no balcony and was overlooking the function building - which made it extremely noisy. When we asked to move to a room with a balcony as per our booking, we were relegated to a damp dark basement room with a sub ground level "terrace." We could look up and see peoples feet as they walked around the pool. When we asked for a transfer to another hotel, they offered a lower rated hotel in a more remote location. Upon inspection, while it seemed a lot friendlier, it was not the type or location we were looking for on our honeymoon. All-in-all, while this may look impressive from the outside, this hotel was shabby to say the least and its management and staff were unhelpful, unfriendly and unprofessional.
"Don't!" - That's my advice if you are thinking of staying at this hotel. The Italians here are the rudest people that I have ever come across. For breakfast you get served the previous evenings desserts, with UHT carton milk that has gone sour. The evening meals are of a poor standard, and you are herded into the dining room like cattle, and not allowed to sit at a table of your choice.
This hotel was a great dissapointment, its 4 star rating is a lie, the people running the hotel wouldn't know 4 star service if it hit them in the face. The food was not good at all and there was never enough to eat, with one exception, Buffet night, when you could eat as much or as little as you required, the problem with this was every guest in the Hotel was told to turn up at 7pm in order to eat which meant queing like children for a table and then once seated the queue for the buffet was rediculous.
Have stayed at Parco del Sole several times and am returning this year. Excellent location, comfortable rooms, good service, lovely food. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended.
After reading the mainly poor reviews covering the last 2-3 years revealed about this hotel, I seriously contemplated changing the hotel to another within Sorrento. However, I decided to 'give it a go' and was I glad. Our party of 4 stayed this month from 17 May for 7 days and what a wonderful time we had. The refurbishment of the rooms has been well done, the bathroom we had was superb, as was the extra balcony. We did have the noise from the lift area close by, but this was only really noticeable when very busy. The little added extras (no extra charges) were very surprising e.g. digital security boxes in the room, air-conditioning, free towels provided by the poolside and other little touches. Bathrooms also had washing lines and shower curtains, if requested, were provided. Food was very varied, Gala night and buffet night a real experience. Nothing was too much for the hotel staff, the Thompson Rep. was also very good. The hotel is situated very close to the main road into Sorrento, so one can only expect some disturbance, but to walk alongside the traffic is quite some feat. Not for the faint-hearted but to us, it was part of the excitement. To boldly go!!!