Hotel Torre Barbara
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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 ...
... from the crater is analysed, various crater lines from lava ash deposits and much more but I can't remember!!! The views from up there were absolutely breathtaking. We walked further around to actually see the steam coming from the side of the volcano before making our way back down to the four wheel drive bus. I am soo gald we did this tour and I am also glad I did not know what was involved as I probably wouldn't have gone because of the steep climb to the top. We ...
... to take back to my hotel. I chose two small cookies that looked really good. I also bought a bottle of wine as I knew that I am not coming back to town. The owner was so nice and gave me the cookies "gratis" and said, "prego" (enjoy!). The bus ticket was good for 60 minutes. I successfully completed my errands and was standing at the bus stop to be able to use my ticket again before the 60 minutes ...
... only supplied with plastic plates and cutlery we received a warm welcome. In restaurants it can't always be said "you get what you pay for!"....
What little we saw of the Amalfi Coast was very impressive. I can see why the locals flock there yet because they do it makes it dangerous to drive or even walk there... Warning: Beware of the crazy Italian drivers, scooter users and even pedestrians... especially on the Amalfi Coast....
... at 11.00 and if we were any later we couldn't come in! Thankfully we entered at 10.50 and then drank and played cards to celebrate another great day.
The next day was a sad one as Kev was off home, boo! I dropped him to the airport allowing the boys to relax on the beach (or so I thought, they were actually having beers at the beach bar!). We've seen a few helicopters carrying ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Torre Barbara Vico Equense
This hotel defintely has a wonderful view of the peninsula.
Great service beautiful hotel breathtaking location
we arrived in italy on 16th may .drove from rome ,sorrento was our first stop. the beautiful palazzo torre barabara caught our eye as we were making our way to positano. much to our delight they had vacancy fof us.the guys who owned the hotel were very friendly.spoke good english. we stayed 2 nights the view was breathtaking .the hotel spotless the rooms more than comfortable. we would definetly stay there next time . we are in italy .it was a wonderful start to our holiday.
yours judy freund
We stayed at the Palazzo Torre Barbara for 10 days at the end of May 2006. Like most of the recent reviewers, we stumbled upon this fantastic hotel on the Internet and were ever so pleased with this great find (quality/price). If you're looking for a modern, clean hotel away from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento and Napoli, this is definitely the place. Our room was big and contemporary with high ceilings and LCD television. Bathroom was superb with a whirlpool bath. Not only does the hotel terrace overlook the Gulf of Naples, presenting one of the most stunning views of the Vesuvius but the hotel grounds include 150 years-old palm trees, a lemon grove and a swimming pool. We were blessed to have Pino and Antonio, the two young enterprising owners of the hotel, who were the most hospitable and helpful hosts. Their friendly staff made our stay one of the best ever!!! Breakfast was generous and included fresh fruits, cereals, yogurts, brioches, breads, assortment of jams, salami and cheese from La Tradizione, a small trattoria not far from the hotel and of course great Italian coffee! Having a car is definitely a plus but the hotel is accessible by public transport, beware though that the local bus does not run very late at night. Pino and Antonio will always be ready to drive you by shuttle when requested. To travel around the area, you can also take La Circumvesuviana, which is the commuter train that can bring you to Sorrento, Pompei and Napoli. Another plus is the fact that the shuttle service company Curreri Viaggi now stops at the hotel and can bring you directly to Naples Capodichino International Airport, without having to go through Naples and the transfer only costs a fraction of the cost of a taxi ride. We are more than happy to recommend this hotel and will definitely come back again when we are in the region.
We had the pleasure of sepnding the first 2 nights or our honeymoon in the picturesque town of Vico Equense. We stumbled across the Hotel on the Internet and how lucky we were. The Hotel is superbly located on the side of a mountain on the road to Sorrento. It is easily the cleanist and most pleasant hotel I have ever stayed at and the staff(Pino, Antonio, Fabrizio et al) were superb, they could not do enough for you. They recommended some great restaurants in Vico Equense and Sorrento. Restaurante Da Filipo in Sorrento is a must. The views from the terrace of Torre Barbara of Vesuvius and Naples are spectacular. We loved staying in the hotel so much we decided to spend the last 3 nights of our honeymoon there.
We found this hotel by chance on the internet. It was at a very good rate. The hospitality of owners Pino and Antonio was absolutely fantastic. They went above and beyond the call of duty in ensuring the guests had a wonderful stay. This was particularly great as we were on our honeymoon. The room, was large for a standard double, with all mod cons and a stylish contemporary feel. The terrace is the real star attraction though. Views to Sorrento coastline out to Vesuvius - an amazing way to start the day having breakfast brought to you there. In the evenings they bring you drinks out there too. The only minor drawback is that it is a little out of the way if you are not driving, but the guys are more than happy to ferry you back and forth from the hotel in their shuttlebus for free. All in all, we hada wonderful time at this hotel and can't recommend it enough.
As a professor of Italian literature, I have been travelling back and forth between Italy and the U.S. for the past ten years, and I have never been happier than I was at the Palazzo Torre Barbara. This a boutique hotel with less than twenty rooms, and the small size allows the staff to offer personalized service to every guest. Antonio and Pino, the directors, are incredibly warm and friendly, and although we took day trips to Pompei, Sorrento, Capri and the surrounding area (very easily done thanks to the highly accessible train system), the spectacular views from the terrace and the eagerness of the staff to cater to our every whim kept us coming back to spend the afternoons and evenings on the enormous landscaped terrace with its panoramic views of Vesuvius and the Neapolitan coast. In terms of the quality of service, the comfort of the rooms (small, but with every amenity, including televisions and CNN in English), and the beauty of the hotel and its grounds, this is undoubtedly the best hotel I have ever stayed in, in any country.
Absolutely loved the Palazzo Torre Barbara hotel!
The location and staff at this hotel were superb! The property was gorgeous, new/modern and the views breathtaking. Everyone treated us like family, and they went out of their way for my daughter and I--including providing a small breakfast for us at our early 4:00am departure!
Would love to return and relax! Unfortunately we were too busy taking in the sights to truly take advantage of all the hotel's amenities; which were many. All of the staff were helpful, fun and kind and the service was absolutely wonderful.
Check them out--you won't be disappointed.
P.S. Don't miss Pompei and Capri when in the area.
The hotel and rooms are lovely, individually styled with many delightful design features throughout. What you see in the pictures on the various web sites is what you get. The level of service provided by the small team is excellent, starting with a welcoming coffe on the terrace as soon as we had put our things in the room.
We just stayed and stayed at the Palazzo Torre Barbara in Vico Equense. We booked the room for one night, but couldn't leave. The place is perfetto! I think we had the best room in the palazzo. It's room 402. Write that down. Whoever restored this 19th century palazzo knew what they were doing. The rooms are 21st century all the way, while retaining the simple Italian elegance that at least I wish I lived with every single day.
I've arrived there with the hided impression that it would be a hotel with the old spirit...It really apeared to be a delightful older mansion, rising up the hill above the sea and sorrento cost line with the great picture of Visuvio looking over the golf at my windows of the room.