The Best Hotels to Book in Pompeii, Italy

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Philipp Meier

Pompeii, the Roman city frozen in time by the pyroclastic blanket thrown up by nearby Mount Vesuvius, is one of the most renowned archaeological sites in Italy and the world. It welcomes thousands of tourists every year and is a great base for exploring the Amalfi coast and the islands that lie off it. From art deco palaces and hotels nestled among vineyards to chill-out havens with rooftop jacuzzis, here’s our pick of the best hotels in Pompeii, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Terra Mia

Bed and Breakfast

A simple hotel room decorated in shades of blue at Terra Mia Pompeii
Courtesy of Terra Mia / Expedia

Terra Mia, or my land, is a cut above what you’d typically expect from a B&B. It’s located 1.5km (.9mi) from the ruins of Pompei and a 10-minute drive from Castello di Lettere. This hotel in Pompeii offers two- and four-bed studios and glamorous suites sleeping two. Decorated in white, they’re clean and bright, incredibly spacious, feature parquet floors, comfy beds with padded headboards, wall coverings, and a hot tub with atmospheric blue lighting. There’s also a bar, lounge, garden, outdoor dining area and tour desk.

2. Resort Bosco De' Medici

Hotel

The outdoor pool at Resort Bosco De Medici and views of Mount Vesuvius in the distance.
Courtesy of Resort Bosco De' Medici /Expedia

Part hotel, part winery, this resort is all about kicking back and making the most of the Italian sun. Sip a glass of the estate’s finest at the restaurant beneath grape vine-entwined pergolas, surrounded by a lush, well-tended garden. The 20m (65ft) pool with spa jets and sun loungers offers fantastic views of the Mount Vesuvius volcano, and your kids will love the stable and petting zoo. Double rooms come with a veranda flush against lemon trees; the suites’ chromotherapy hot tubs make for ultimate relaxation.

3. Hotel del Sole

Hotel

A classically styled room in shades of beige and cream at Hotel del Sole Pompei
Courtesy of Hotel del Sole / Expedia

Some feature baroque-style furniture with chandeliers; others come with hardwood floors and padded headboards. You’ll also find rustic wooden flats with nymph paintings and balconies overlooking Vesuvius, the dormant volcano you can see from Hermes Café at this hotel in Pompeii too. Besides, the cafe overlooks a myriad of pine trees; you can almost smell them inside. Facilities include free parking, a bar, and pizzeria.

4. Hotel Pompei Be Green

Hotel

A simple hotel room with one double and one single bed at Hotel Pompei Be Green
Courtesy of Hotel Pompei Be Green / Expedia

Off the main drag of the city, Pompei Be Green hides on a quiet residential street with the ruins in easy walking distance. The aptly named hotel in Pompeii is housed in a spick-and-span building uses natural materials and is kitted out with photovoltaic and thermodynamic panels for solar energy. The double, twin and quadruple rooms and suites with a balcony are fitted with hardwood floors, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and fridge. Parking is free, and there’s a lift, bar, and shared lounge.

5. Dream House

Bed and Breakfast, Luxury

A jacuzzi sunk into a rooftop terrace witj views over Pompeii towards Mount Vesuvius in the distance at Dream house Pompeii
Courtesy of Dream house / Expedia

Centrally located near the ruins but still quiet, Dream House is a delight. It boasts a rooftop jacuzzi overlooking the Sanctuary and Vesuvius; recliners guarantee you won’t leave without a decent tan. The lobby’s vampire-red baroque sofa and U-shaped stairway stick out. To make you feel at home, all rooms have air conditioning, LED TV, and Netflix. Marble and parquet floors add to the neat look, and comfy beds with memory pillows and soundproof walls make for a good night’s sleep. The breakfast’s local dishes are fabulicious.

6. Hotel Diana Pompei

Hotel

A courtyard garden with outdoor seating at Hotel Diana Pompeii
Courtesy of Hotel Diana / Expedia
Snuggled into a peaceful cul-de-sac, this family-run hotel in Pompeii is just steps from the train station. Diana sits in the middle of a large garden with orange and lemon trees. Rooms are generously sized, if occasionally questionably decorated (the reflective blue feature walls in some are an acquired taste), and come with a flat-screen TV and desk. The cafe terrace is a top spot for a mid-morning espresso before heading out to take in Pompeii’s sights.

7. Pompei Resort

Resort, Hotel

A brightly decorated hotel suite at Pompei Resort
Courtesy of Pompei Resort / Expedia
With its deep-red sofas, flower-patterned armchairs and Versace-like paintings, Pompei Resort clearly isn’t afraid of pushing the envelope, decor-wise. The explosion of colours continues in the spacious rooms with yellow and green walls which clash gloriously with the red furniture. Not to your taste? Avert your eye towards the windows instead, from where you’ll get stupendous Vesuvius views. You’ll also enjoy outdoor dining, free shuttle and parking, and the fact that the Sanctuary and ruins are just a 15-minute stroll away.

8. Hotel Forum

Hotel

Hotel Forum roof terrace with views of the citys impressive architecture, Pompeii, Italy.
Courtesy of Hotel Forum / Expedia
Another modern hotel in Pompeii close to the ruins, and a five-minute walk from the piazza. Forum boasts huge, quiet white rooms – some with gorgeous garden views – and outrageously comfy beds. The gardens are a real highlight, as a calm, shady spot to swot up on your history out of the baking sun. Bag one of the hotel’s suites, and you’ll get your own hammam thrown in. Additional facilities include a gym, restaurant, bar, and free parking.

9. Hotel Visagi Pompei

Hotel

A simple hotel room with large bed and private balcony at Hotel Visagi Pompeii
Courtesy of Hotel Visagi / Expedia
A 15-minute walk from the ruins, Visagi stands out with its pitched roof, arched entrance, and atmospheric lighting. The 16 rooms are clean and simple, with sleek tiled floors, checkerboard-patterned headboards and pop wall art. You’ll also get a balcony overlooking gardens, which is where you’ll also be taking breakfast, bombarded by orange and lemon blossom scents and Vesuvius views. There’s also a bar, garage, and tour desk.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Luca Pinelli.

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