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Great hosts, great location, spoiled by weekend party's
First, our hosts: Karine and Pasquale were warm and welcoming hosts. Communication was primarily with Karine who was great at responding quickly to any questions we had and was always on hand to provide any advice. Karine arranged for a taxi to take us to and from the airport which was 15% cheaper than anything we had found on the Internet.
The apartment itself was clean and spacious both inside and outside (although we didn’t get much chance to sit outside due to the weather which was pleasant compared to the UK but a bit rainy, we went in Oct / Nov). There were a few niggly things (eg: none of the remote controls worked as the batteries were flat, on one occasion the rain had seeped through the external door on to the kitchen floor and we had to ask for some towels to get rid of the water, on one occasion the water heating turned itself off and we had to ask for it to be switched back on) that took the edge off our stay…..not major but it was disappointing that they happened.
Location-wise, if you want to go to Pompeii ruins (and why wouldn’t you?) and travel by train using the Circumvesuviana to get to Sorrento, Herculaneum and Naples (not Amalfi as some people have suggested, it’s probably close to being a 5 hour round trip from Pompeii) its about as good as you can get with a 5 – 10 minute walk to both. There is a “tourist information office” next to the train station but its actually a commercial business that sells guided trips to Vesuvius and Pompeii….fine if that’s what you want but they will be charging a premium.
The nearest Supermarket (a 24 / 7 Carrefour) is 15 – 20 mins walk away which can be a bit of a chore to go to and from as its on the main road into Pompeii new town but was well stocked.
One nice surprise was Pompeii new town….its about a 20 – 25 minute walk (continue past Carrefour and bear left) and was quite buzzy and pretty….a nice way to spend an hour or two.
We found two great restaurants..The Old West (steak, burgers) and I Matti (pizza, pasta) were both good on service and food
Unfortunately, as professional and kind as Karine and Pasquale were, like others who have stayed, we suffered on two occasions from the party’s downstairs which went on until the early hours of the morning at the weekends. We can't recommend it because we didn’t want to hear loud music and talking until the early hours but if that doesn’t bother you then it’s a good place to stay especially in the summer when you can use the terrace.
Unfortunately kept awake by noisy disco party's and generator on 3 separate nights of our stay
Karine kind and professional .Property as in photos BUT would not recommend due to very noisy discor partys downstairs :(
Perfect homebase for Pompeii & Amalfi
I can't say enough good things about our stay at the Casa Raphael! My wife, our 8 year old son and I just spent a lovely week there.
First, our hosts: Karine and Pasquale are warm and welcoming hosts (and very child-friendly :-). They did everything to make us feel comfortable and make sure we had everything we need during our stay. And on several occasions offered some very welcome advice and tips on things to see and do in the area.
Next, the apartment: we couldn't ask for more - it was very nicely appointed and recently updated. It was clean, comfortable and functional - it was spacious inside and out - we loved dining on the terrace overlooking the Amalfi coastline!
Finally, the location was perfect - it is literally a 5 minute walk to the entrance of the Pompeii ruins (on both ends - also close to the Villa dei Misteri, which I recommend seeing :); and a great jumping off point for many other area attractions - we visited Vesuvius, Sorrento and the Greek ruins in Paestum all easily in day trips. It's also nice bonus that there is an excellent restaurant on the premises!
So, if you're looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay in the Pompeii-Amalfi Coast area - this is the ideal spot!
It was a pleasure for us to welcome a wonderful family in CasaRaphael.
Thank you very much for your comment.
We hope to welcome you very soon in Pompeii.
Convenient Location, Very Nice Apartment
Very convenient location as a base for exploring the area. Comfortable, well presented apartment with lovely views from the terraces. Hosts very friendly and helpful. We had some problems with noise from what we presume was the 'entertainment' at the hotel next door at the weekend, but would recommend this apartment nonetheless.
I highly recommend this rental
We were a group of 7 people and stayed a total of 11 days in this amazing apartment! We all had plenty of room.
Pictures on the site don't do justice to how beautiful the apartment
really is. It's spotless, well appointed, big, quite, secure,
just a couple of blocks to walk to the ruins o Pompei and most
of all Million dollars views of mount Vesuvio, Capri, Ischia,
the Sorrento cost and the Golf of Napoli.
Karine's and Pasquale hospitality was absolutely GREAT.
Both were there when ever we needed them, or had any questions. I thank them both.
My family and I will definitely be back!!!
Thanks for your wonderfull comment.
I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay in the apartment.
It would be a pleasure to welcome you soon.
Ideal location, good food, nice room, but very noisy at night
I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay in Pompei.
I'm so sorry for the noise, but It was just one night because someone celebrated her 18 years birthday !!!
This apartment / villa is 5 minutes walk from the entrance of the archaeological site of Pompeii and the station (station Pompeii / Villa dei Misteri).
You are 2 minutes drive from the motorway A3 Naples / Salerno (exit Pompei Ovest).
Possibility of AIRPORT TRANSFER STATION or other
Ability to MAKE RACES and FRIDGE FULL upon arrival (according list prepared by you before departure).
Right next to the apartment-villa you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine very refined pous dinners at Restaurant La Terrasse (belonging to the structure of Tiberius), pretty white atmosphere outside. www. tiberiusonline. com
Housekeeping Possibility: € 8 / hour.
OUT POSSIBILITY OF PRIVATE BOAT for the day or half day (fishing-drive, discover the French view of the sea ...) SEE THE BOAT ON THE SITE
You can discover the surroundings, all the sights, including Naples (20 km), Sorrento (25 km), Capri (30 km), Amalfi (45 km), Positano (38 km), ect ...