We thought we had found a hotel close to Herculanum, but this hotel is in the nearby town. Without a car, this was difficult to reach from the train station (20 minutes walk with luggage through rundown areas), since it is Very Very Very hard to find taxis in this part of Italy (We experienced the same in Pompeii). Taxis do hardly drive in the evening, and if they do, they are so hard to find. We were at a restaurant that was not able to call a taxi for us at 22.30 on a saturday evening.. So only stay in this hotel if you are satisfied with staying in at the hotel all evening.
If you do stay there in the evening, there is nothing happening there, the restaurant is almost none existant (we were hoping for lights and wine by the pool, but that area was dark and empty). We did however get to buy a bottle of wine by a very helpfull, overworked desk attendant.
This might be a more lively hotel in the summer, but was not in september.
We also thought we could swim in the mediterraenean here. But the waters seemed dangerous, with high waves and hard rocks.
Frankly we expected more for the price we paid, but the place was nice enough.
We had ordered a bottle of wine to be waiting at us in our room upon arrival. Even though they said they could fix it, they must have forgotten.
The pool area was nice, though we had hoped to swim in the sea as well.
Large room with a very nice balkony, large bathroom (the loom was strangely put in the corner almost under the sink, so that the bidè got the best place in the room). Clean and ok. The view and the balkony was the best!
Nice breakfast, with good caffee.
The bed was a bit hard.
When we did not get hold of a taxi back to the hotel, they called one for us, and made sure we got home safely. Very nice!
The young man at the desk at the saturday evening was so helpfull and nice!!