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Torre Barbara

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The views from the terrace restaurant across the Bay of Naples are as good as you will get anywhere along the coast. The Hotel is a perfect slice of local architecture and is beautifully maintained by a dedicated and extremely friendly staff. Breakfast is a bit basic but the restaurant provides a limited but very high class and reasonbly priced menu for evening dinning and you get those views! No hire car needed as they provide a free shuttle service to the local train stations and local beaches. Sorrento is ten minutes on the train and just 4 Euros for a return fare and the nearer town of Vico Equense is a ten minute ride in the free shuttle. We will be going back!

First of all I can only say the room we stayed in (402) is worth paying extra for. The terrace and views over the bay of Naples are stunning. The room itself was a good size and was comfortable. The shuttle service is good but time limited, however the last train from Sorrento gets in at 21.45 so no problems as long as you don't mind being back at the hotel for 22.00. The staff are all polite, attentive and informative. Breakfast is adequate , however I do agree with others in that the cooked food was lukewarm and bland, the continental version was ok. Hey though this is Italy and when we did eat out the food was excellent, there are many very good restaurants nearby in Vico and one next door (Murphys Law) This isn't a cheap hotel and overall it is good, not perfect but good.

Nice hotel, really enjoyed my stay. The hotel is on the outskirts of Vico Equense but you can book the hotel shuttle bus with no problem. Rooms are clean and tidy. The all the staff are first class, polite, happy and helpful! They most certainly add to the hotels attraction.

I recently had the pleasure of a week at the Torre Barbara Hotel in Vico Equense. This is a great hotel if you wish to explore the surrounding areas of Sorrento, Amalfi Cost or visit the historical sites of Pompei and Mount Vesuvius. We stayed on a half board basis and we found both the choice and quality of both breakfast and evening meals to be of top quality. We have travelled most parts of Italy and the Torre Barbara matched anywhere we stayed previously. The hotel staff were very obliging with any request. They also offer a great shuttle service into Vico Equense which is a beautiful historical village offering a selection of cafe's, bars and restaurants, shops and churches. From here you can also hop on the local train which takes you into the centre of Sorrento in just a few minutes for a couple of Euro. Truly great stay at the Torre Barbara and thanks to all the staff. I look forward to returning again some time. Job well done!

Where do I start We booked one weeks holiday to Sorrento staying at the Torre Barbara from the 5th -11th September we personally upgraded to a sea view room at a cost of approx £100 extra, the room I'm sorry did not meet our expectations, the sea view consisted of a long narrow window in the bottom room which had no furniture to sit on. It consisted of a wardrobe, bathroom, TV & unit. There was a very small balcony which you could step on too one at a time looking over a very busy road that never stopped all night long. Which took away the beautiful view of the bay of Naples.The upstairs consisted of a bed and a TV, all you rest time had to be spent on a bed which is not my idea of a Holiday. Spending the amount of money which we did on purchasing our dream holiday, the food did not reflect this the breakfast was on-eatable cold scrambled eggs, cold boiled eggs, cold Frankfurters, bread, ham,cheese, rolls and Danish pastry that the flies and wasps had a field day on. No food regulations or environmental health checks here food poising waiting to happen disgusting. The evening meals were as bad a few nights I could not eat the meal of choice. Working in the catering industry myself I certainly could not believe what we were being served up, plain bland pasta served with clams mussels this is what the fish dishes consisted of, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese served with dried basil and maybe if you were lucky one or two leaves of fresh basil, the steak was frying steak full of fat and 6 chips I kid you not. There were no facilities for guests to relax in the evening after dinner, by 10pm the restaurant staff we're switching the light on and off letting you know that you had to leave. All the guests went to their rooms as there was no were else to go. The restaurant staff were very pleasant all two of them, one of them couldn't speak any English at all so you didn't know what you were being served up because you couldn't understand what she was saying. On and all this holiday did not reflect the price we payed. Spending money that we did not expect on food because the hotel food was so bad. I can tell you this was a bad try on Italian food which Im sorry to say left a bad taste in you mouth. Having tasted the Italian cuisine else were on the island we certainly got a very bad choice of hotels. We were so far out of Sorrento it was a two mile cattle track everyday nothing at all on your door stop. I feel this holiday had been miss sold and badly advertised giving people the idea that they going to a dream holiday instead it left you feeling stressed and a very expensive bad taste in your mouth.

Perfect place, helpful staff and beautiful views, but breakfast very poor and every time same. Service room above all plaise, and special thanks to Marianna, she is wonderful and helpful woman I am recommend this hotel

The room was amazing and the beds very comfortable. Tons of channels to watch on cable TV (press info and watch in English if you prefer). And the jewel is their restaurant that overlooks the coast and Mt. Versuvius. And their waiter, Dario was the most attentive and friendly waiter we have ever met (and we travel a lot) - now mix that with excellent food prepared by a world class chef from Naples and fresh tomatoes and veggies from their local garden and you have something that's as rare as the jewel of the Nile. Fabulous and again thank you Dario for an incredible service

An excellent hotel. Friendly and helpful. Lovely setting. Delightful. Near most of the attractions. The hotel itself has breathtaking views over the Bay of Naples. The buffet breakfast has something to suit everyone.

The pictures don't lie for this hotel. What you see if exactly what you get. The view is absolutely breathtaking, the staff are the most friendly people I have ever met, and we couldn't say one single bad thing about our experience here. They have a shuttle bus that can take you to the beaches, the local city of Vico Equense, or the train stations to get around the area, driven by Dominico - the most friendly, hard working man, who we will never forget! The dining staff of Dario and Concetta were amazing and so fun to be around! The view from our room was a panoramic dream staring at Mount Vesuvius and Vico Equense. Grazie!

We loved everything. The views out onto Vesuvius, breakfast served on the terrace, and the wonderful staff. Dario and Conchetta were so friendly, kind and helpful, and we had great fun chatting to them. They made or stay so welcoming. Wonderful service in every aspect of dining each day. We loved the food - compliments to the great chef ! Our fantastic driver was such a gentleman. The views were so lovely, and the pool was gorgeous for a dip. Thanks also to the lovely staff on reception. We will be back. Miss u already !

Corso Caulino, 77 Vico Equense NA

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Seiano within a mile (2 km) of Campania Mineralogical Museum, Torre Barbara is within 2 miles (3 km) of Church of Santissima Annunziata. This 24-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on the waterfront and also close to Giusso Castle and Frantoio Ferraro.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


The 24 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and desks. LCD TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Torre Barbara features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for EUR 90 per room one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a terrace, and a garden.

Room options

Family Room, Sea View

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Double or Twin Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 353 reviews