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5 Days in Pompei
I stayed at Diana Hotel Pompei from 16 through 20 August 2006. From the moment I walked into the lobby Laura and the rest of the hotel staff were friendly, cheerful, and very helpful in answering all my local travel questions. The hotel was spotless from top to bottom. My three-person room contained one large bed and one small bed, a large bathroom, a wardrobe closet, an air conditioner, and a T.V. The free breakfast consisted of rolls and croissants. The hotel is literally across the street and down an alley from a Garibaldi train stop. Very easy access from the hotel to the Naples Airport. Since the hotel is off the main streets, there is no traffic noise. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the back entrance of the Pompei ruins. Turn left from the hotel, walk to the large church, turn left and you will eventually come to the back entrance of the ruins. Arriving by air at the Naples Airport, walk out the departure doors and straight to the Alibus stop, pay 3 euros for a ticket to the main train station, and use the same ticket for the Garibaldi train ride to Pompei (less than 30 minutes). These trains usually depart from the street level tracks of 20 through 23. This train also runs along the coast so you can enjoy water views during the trip. Another option is the Circumvesuviana train from the main train station to Pompei (using the same Alibus ticket). This stop is at the main entrance to the ruins, and about a 20 minute walk to the Diana Hotel. Exit the train station, turn right down the hill and keep walking until you see the entrance for a camp ground. Turn left and walk until you get to the town square and large church, then turn right at outdoor cafe Del Santuario and walk towards the Garibaldi train station. You will see a sign for the hotel which instructs you to take a right down the last alley before the train station. The outdoor cafe Del Santuario is a great place to enjoy evening drinks and watch the locals strolling through the park. Upon a retun to the Naples Airport you can use your train ticket for access to the Alibus, or the city bus from the bus stop in front of the train station McDonalds to the airport. If I return to Pompei, this is the hotel I will select because of the cleanliness, friendliness of the staff, and ease of traveling between the hotel and the airport with luggage.
Friendly, clean and close to everything
I followed the advice of others who entered comments here and found them right on. Location - hotel is just steps from the Naples train. Very clean. Very friendly staff who went above and beyond to help out with whatever I needed. Reasonably priced and quiet.
Good base for Pompeii and district
The Diana Hotel is situated just across the road from the main inter city station from Naples. Don`t confuse this with the Circumvesuviana station, which is about a mile away near the ruins (Pompei Scavi) The staff at Diana speak good English and there was always a friendly welcome. They go that extra distance to help, providing good advice on travel, restaurants and places to visit. The rooms are small, but spotlessly clean and the hotel has a modern feel to it. Beds are firm but really comfortable.The air conditioning is good and although the Italian passion for car horns is much in evidence from nearby streets, if the windows are closed it was nice and quiet. Breakfast was fine, with juice,coffee, croissants and bread. Okay, so its a bit samey, but this hotel represents great value. There is a small garden at the rear and the hotel has a small bar, so you can sit outside and relax with tea,coffee or a drink. The Situla restaurant just around the corner is fine and the pizzaria in Via Sacra is great value. The town centre is an easy walk away as are the ruins and the Circumvesuviana station to Sorrento, Herculaneum and Naples. I would recommend this hotel and the staff deserve great credit for their professionalism and genuinely friendly manner.
Great little hotel
We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in September and what a great surprise. The rooms are a little small but they are very clean. The location is great, just a 2 minute walk to the train station. It is a great place to stay when visiting the ruins as they are close by, you can walk to the entrance within 10 minutes (this is not the main entrance but it worked for us). Just a short walk into the core of town. The staff were always friendly and helpful when we had questions about where to eat and such. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Pompei.
The Greatest Place to Explore the Ruins
The staff was extremely helpful and provided directions with a map to the ruins upon check-in! It was very clean and quiet and extremely close to the train station - there were signs from the station. I read the previous reviews on tripadvisor and found them to be entirely accurate. I plan to go back to Pompeii (someday) and hope this place stays under the same management. The ruins were fun to explore and the people of the town were friendly, willingly to help with bad pronunciation and overall just wonderful people.
Nicest place to stay in pompei
What a great place this hotel is, the young ladies who work on reception were incredibly friendly and welcoming The Hotel is located on a side street so it’s fairly quite, a10 minute walk through the town leads to one of the main entrances to the ruins of Pompeii
The rooms are modern and clean and new
excellent value for money
I would recommend this hotel
A great place to stay
We stayed one night here and visited Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesusvius.
The staff are really friendly and helpful and ensured we made the best use of our time with bus and train timetables, opening hours and recommending a lovely restaurant.
The rooms are modern, smart and clean and the free parking (only a few spaces available) was welcome (a previous parking attendant damaged our hire car).
The location is really good to walk to Pompeii and the train to Herculaneum was OK. The bus from Pompeii to Vesuvius took a strange route making an unscheduled stop at a gift shop/cafe where we were subjected to a hard sell for 40 minutes.
Breakfast was typically Italian and plenty to set us up for another day.
Some areas south of Naples are a little 'rough' but the area between the hotel and Pompeii felt very safe, had good bars and was quite cosmopolitan - it felt a little like Paris.
The hotel was spotless and the staff very helpful. When we arrived we were given a map showing us the area and the way to the ruins. The hotel is in an excellent location for everywhere we wanted to go.
If you are planning to walk from the station when you arrive, go to 'Pompei' station not 'Pompei - Villa dei misteri' as it is a much longer walk. Alternatively, we got a taxi from the hotel direct to Naples airport which was quick, not too expensive, and we got a commentary from the driver as he drove along the motorway.
Also, there is no lift so that may cause some travellers a problem, but I believe they do have some ground floor rooms and we were given help with our bags.
I would definitely stay here again.
We booked this hotel after reading reviews on tripadvisor and were not disappointed. There was secure and free parking for our car, the quad room was adequate the family (the kids had bunk beds), the fresh croissants were appreciated at the free continental breakfast. But it is the service, as others noted, that made all the difference. We had told the desk that we would be getting in late (about 11 PM), but due to traffic problems on the autostrada, we did not arrive until nearly 1 AM. The desk clerk actually waited up for us. They also helped with directions, train schedule to the Naples National Museum (a must see), and passed on a valuable tip on getting the cheaper weekend train ticket. Definitely ask the staff to reserve dinner at the Pompeo Magno, the restaurant staff give you a ride to and from the restaurant for free. The food is fantastic and prices very reasonable.
Great Hotel; Avoid Nearby Restaurant La Situla
Very good hotel only a block from the train station. Stayed three nights in early March. Reasonable rates (75 euros for a double, 60 euros for a single). Rooms are clean and quiet. Bathroom is crowded and fairly small but clean. Good breakfast in the morning. Everyone on staff was very helpful and friendly. Hotel is at least a ten minute walk to back entrance of Pompeii ruins (at least 15 minute walk to main entrance). Visit the main basilica at end of Via Sacra on the way to the ruins. If driving, note that the street sign on the main drag the railroad station is on does not list the cross street name as "Via Sacra" but some other name. Basilica is at one end of Via Sacra and train station at the other end. Coming out of the train station walk down Via Sacra toward basilica and take first LEFT. Hotel is on this short dead end street/alley on right side. Free parking in front of hotel as well as its own gravel lot behind the hotel.
La Situla Restaurant is short distance from hotel and train station. AVOID. Calamari for two was seriously overcooked and pork chop for another was undercooked. Service was abominable: people at next table who arrived after us were served their second course before we were served our first. We were virtually ignored by our waiter. No one ever asked how our dinner was or said thank you or anything else when we left. After eating lunch and dinner in restaurants for two weeks in Italy this was by far the worst place we ate. As earlier reviewer noted, Pompeo Magno, whose driver picks you up free at the hotel, is a good choice (hotel staff can make call for you). Hotel has other good restaurant recommendations.