A few metres from the main entry to the Herculaneum excavations, stands the 18th century Villa Riario Sforza, which today houses this prestigious hotel. The restyling in the 19th century transformed the building into a noble and impressive villa and resulted in large open air spaces, richly decorated with marble sculptures, fountains and fish ponds, chalets and small artificial lakes as well as caves and waterfalls. This historical city hotel comprises a total of 43 rooms including 7 junior suites, 3 suites, 1 apartment and 1 studio, as well as 1 disability friendly room. The facilities on offer to guests include air conditioning, a lobby area with a 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, lift access, a café, a bar, a restaurant, conference facilities and Internet access. Guests may also take advantage of the room and laundry services and there is parking for those arriving by car.
The hotel is located in Ercolano (Herculaneum), a very ancient city of Greek origin on the slopes of Vesuvius, along the stretch of coast connecting Naples to the Sorrentine Peninsula. It is also only 100 m from the archaeological excavation site of Herculaneum, whose historical and cultural significance rivals the more famous discoveries of neighbouring Pompeii. Perfectly integrated in a landscape of remarkable charm and beauty, its strategic position makes it the ideal solution both for guests wishing to visit the main tourist sights of the region and discover the ancient treasures of Naples, and for the businessman who wishes to escape from the day's hustle and bustle and enjoy all the comforts of a major hotel in a classy atmosphere. Set in a spectacular monumental park at the foot of Vesuvius, the hotel is near the dominant Bay of Naples, some 500 m from the sea and around a 20-minute drive from Naples city centre. Naples Municipal Airport is some 10 km away.
The rooms and the suites, each distinguished by original architectural details, are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower and hydro-massage bathtub, a hairdryer, a plasma TV, satellite TV channels, a safe, soundproofed windows, a cordless telephone with direct dialling, a minibar, WIFI/Internet access, piped radio and individually adjustable air conditioning and heating. In addition, a king-size or double bed and either a balcony or a terrace are provided in all accommodation as standard.
Further pleasant moments of relaxation can be enjoyed in the refined and simple elegance of the Lounge Bar, sipping drinks against a background of music from the Piano Bar in an atmosphere that has to be experienced. Particular attention is given to the food on offer in the romantic, elegant and private atmosphere of the restaurants, where the hotel offers its guests authentic and refined cuisine, with menus based on old traditional Neapolitan recipes, revisited from a modern perspective with a touch of international sophistication. During spring and summer, guests can enjoy breakfast served on the La Terrazza roof terrace, and an original and romantic dinner by candlelight surrounded by the greenery of the park at the Restaurant Il Patio.
MasterCard, Diners Club and VISA are accepted.
By train: from Naples' Piazza Garibaldi Station: take the Circumvesuviana Napoli - Sorrento/Poggiomarino/Torre Annunziata and get out at Ercolano. Follow the signs for the ""Scavi Archeologici""(the excavations) and turn left. The hotel is around 200 m away - Estimated journey time: 20 minutes. By plane: fly to Napoli Capodichino Airport and then take either the A3 motorway (see instructions) or the Circumvesuviana Napoli (see instructions).By car: take the A3 motorway Napoli-Salerno and exit for Ercolano. At the exit go straight on, follow signs for the ""Scavi Archeologici""(the excavations) and turn left. The hotel is around 200 m away. By boat: travel to the port of Naples Mergellina/Beverello and take the "Metro del Mare", getting off at the stop Ercolano. Follow the signs for the ""Scavi Archeologici""(the excavations), and continue 500m towards the centre of the town.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
King size bed