Travel Blogs from Sant'Agnello
... of our boat trip, I would still highly recommend renting a boat to see the coastline. It was a lot of fun to make our own decisions on where to stop for lunch, and when to swim, etc. Two very important lessons are to check the boat very carefully to ensure everything is in working order (i.e. the anchor), and to make sure you have a plan if the water gets too choppy. I think we should have turned around and left the boat at Capri and taken the Ferry back to Sorrento.
We met 8 lovely girls in our hostel and hired a boat with them for the day. We went to some amazing sea caves and grottos, including the blue grotto. The water in Capri was absolutely stunning and I honestly never wanted to leave! We spent a few hours at the beach and a few sailing around the island and swimming in the water. It was one of my favourite days on the trip so far :) the girls we met were all so lovely and friendly. We were really lucky to meet such a nice group of ...
... water, simply stunning. We finally arrived in Praiano and almost managed to find our accommodation. We did stop just shy of our final destination and a lovely Italian man rang the contact number and got us sorted. Added bonus - he was cute! We met our contact and parked the car then proceeded to get our first experience of walking on the Amalfi coast. There are lots (and lots) of stairs and steep climbs. Obviously with everything cut out of the cliff face there ...
... done that) and then alighted in Sorrento! Suddenly we were back in the land of the international tourists, we could hear English spoken everywhere (even more than Italian), it was spoken in American, British and oh so many Australian accents. Damn, we were back on the tourist trail. That can obviously work for you, in that the tourist industry is more established (and everything is decidedly less complicated), however it was also frustrating as all the Italians ...
... no buses running to San Giovanni......so, we had to take a taxi (1hr drive). Our taxi driver was quite a character....he was wearing a brown polyester suit with a stained wife beater, a big gold chain, and crocs! It was clear right away that he did not believe in stop signs, yielding, but believed his horn controlled the road. He would simply honk..then cut somebody off. Rarely did he choose to stay on his side on the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Porto Salvo Sant'Agnello
I stayed for one week at the end of March, and apart from having terribly bad luck with the weather (which is definitely not the hotel's fault), I had a wonderful time.
I have just stayed this charming hotel and spent great holiday in Sorrento! Lovely spacius room with sea view, room are decorated lovely asian style. Stuff were very helpful, recomended us where to visit, what to do etc... Delicius breakfast in the morning. We will surely come back to stay with them!!!!!
Nice spacious room, very friendly staff and good breakfast. Room was quite noisy.
My wife and I recently had a lovely one-week stay at the Domus Porto Salvo.
Value for money
Overall this was a quite nice place to stay. The rooms were simple but spacious, quiet and clean. The breakfast was very good, actually better than in many hotels.
The only negative thing was that we got a shared bathroom for the part of our stay instead of booked private bathroom. So we had change room during our stay (we got only a very small money compensation because of that).
We booked Porto Salvo as a sightseeing stop off on our way to a week on the nearby island of Ischia. This pretty former convent in Sant' Agnello provides a peaceful alternative to the packed tourist destination of nearby Sorrento. The rooms are clean, quiet and understated with a sea view if requested as the hotel is just one road away from the sea front. The staff are friendly and helpful, and mostly speak English (although we did our best to attempt some Italian!). There's free internet access and a great selection for breakfast from Italian-style pastries to bread and cheese or muesli and yoghurt.
This was a nice place to stay with clean spacious rooms and small but well equipped bathroom. We had a glimpse of the ocean from our room which is one building back from the shore front. The staff are very pleasant and the internet access free - always a bonus. The breakfast was also better than most offered in 3 star hotels. The location is very quiet but a fair distance from the heart of Sorrento and you need to bus it in. There are some nice cheap restaurants in the vicinity. Ver pleasant stay and great value for money.
My husband and I love Porto Salvo. We used it as a base to go to Pompei, Napoli, Capri and Positano. It's close to the train station ( about 10 minutes walk) where you can take the train to go to Pompei and Napoli. The SITA bus stop is right by the train station. It takes longer to walk to Sorrento downtown (about 20-30 minutes.) But there is a bus stop around the corner of the hotel takes you to the town if you don't feel like walking.
Clean, vast, spacious and groovey
This place was deserted when we stayed! A bit like the hotel from the Shining! However, we still enjoyed it. It was very quiet and the weather was miserable (it was November). The room was lovely though, with funky decor and a great sea view.
In terms of location, St Agnello isn't the best place in the world and its a fair walk to Sorrento. Better to hire a care if you want to get about to bars, restaurants and shops etc.
Breakfast was pleasant with fresh pastries, coffee, ham and cheese etc. The normal continental affair.
If you want a budget room in a great environment with plenty of space then this is for you. I imagine in the summer the place is amazing! Ignore the b&b references this place is more like a mini hotel.
This was a great find for us. Very reasonalble price, great service, good location, fine breakfast, great views of Bay of Naples. Converted abbey - nicely appointed. Yes, stay here.