Villa Oriana Relais
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Oriana Relais Sorrento
Wonderful Villa!! Great Breakfast!!!
We stayed at Villa Oriana for 4 night the beginning of October and loved it. We walked to the hotel from the train station, but some might want to consider taking a taxi. It is up a steep hill and a little difficult to find at first and when you have your luggage with you it makes it that much more difficult. But after that it is an easy walk into town.
The lemon and olive trees smell wonderful and the rooms are bright, clean and huge! Maria and her family are so kind and helpful. They helped us with the bus and train for day trips to Pompei and Capri. The breakfast is also terrific with all fresh honey, cheese, cake, etc.
We definitely recommend this villa and will stay here again when we return to Sorrento.
Very friendly, family run place with lovely, airy rooms. The breakfast and fresh juice every morning is great. We had fine views across the bay and a very large, spotless bathroom.
One downside it that it's up a big hill from outside Sorrento and you may need to get a bus into Sorrento proper if you have no car. Also, the pool is actually in a nearby hotel (5 minutes walk) and not directly on the property.
Could be great, double booked without being contacted
Just got back from a 9 day break including a 4 day stay in Sorrento, having picked the Oriana property based upon reviews here and elsewhere.
However, after trawling ourselves to the accomodation we were told on arrival that they had double booked us and so we were then plonked in a hotel down the road. We'd made the booking a few months prior and all of our contact details were available, so why we had to turn up on the arrival day to find this out I do not know.
Staff at the hotel said this would often happen (I should stress they were speaking generally NOT speciFically about Oriana) where shorter bokings would get pencilled in and then written out if a bigger booking for a full week came in.
I hope this wasn't the case as the hosts were very apologetic and extremely friednly and helpful (it realy did seem it would have been good to stay), but the double booking comes down either to (i) deliberate double booking or (ii) some degree of incompetence and neither, compounded by the lack of communication about the problem in advance, are acceptable to my mind when you're looking forward to much longed for and well-planned vacations.
We never found out how nice the rooms were but the grounds did look truly wonderful. We would not recommend NOT booking, but get your booking confirmation in blood though if you really want to stay.
Everything High Quality- rooms, service, view
I concur with all the previous emails and their praises. A friend and I just returned and the comments were all true. The view from each room's terrace was incredible. It is obvious that the family wants guests to enjoy Villa Oriana, their home, as much as they do. And it is such a beautiful home. Everything in the Villa is done with the highest quality. I was amazed at the quality of all the rooms (including the bathrooms), in addition to their size. The family provides such personal attention. They go far beyond what is expected or necessary, making you feel like you are more than just a guest. It is truly a wonderful place to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Simply Incredible, The Best
When we arrived at Villa Oriana we could not believe our eyes, As the Iron Gates opened up we were greeted with Lemon and Orange Groves loded with Fruit, as we walked under the trees it was like a picture out of a storybook. We were early for check in but the friendly staff headed by The owners daughter Oriana quickly made us feel at home, Oriana took us back outside to pick some lemons then had us wait on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples while she prepared us some fresh lemonade. Maria, Oriana's Mother quickly made us feel at home as soon led us to our room. The room was huge by any standards, especially European, we had a King Size Bed, full length closets, a terrace overlooking the lemon groves and a bathroom as large as some rooms we have had. Breakfasts at the Villa were amazing, (overseen by the father, Peppe), we had neoploitan coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice from their own oranges, homemade honey, marmalades, cheeses and meats, and tomatoes to rival our own Jersey tomatoes. Warm rolls, yogurt, cakes, and other delightful treats. And every morning we had the spectacular view from the dining room of the bay of naples and mountains in the background.
We were lucky enough to be at the Villa for their weekly gourmet dinner, which was very reasonable and included everything except for wine , which was available and again very reasonably priced. Pasquale (Oriana's Brother and manager of the Villa) and his friends treated us like family as they served us our courses, poured wine, and shared stories with us, that night all of the guests were part of one big family.
Pasquale was always around to help us, he even drove us to the train station, and Maria (Pasquales's Mother) was the ultimate Hostess, always taking the time to talk to us, and share her memories of sorrento and her life there, she is truly a beautiful person. We can highly recommend a trip to Sorrento, and a stay with our new Italian Family
Made my trip
Last year my boyfriend and I booked 3 nights at Villa Oriana on the web...When we arrived we were amazed to find the villa nestled in the hills among an orchard of lemon trees. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful, and definitely rivaled any of the expensive restaurants we ate at. The villa is run by Maria and her son Pasquale, who are warm, generous italians who made the stay even more enjoyable. After 1 night in Capri, my boyfriend and I decided to return to Villa Oriana Relais and cancelled our previous hotel reservations. The villa is such a great deal, and the rooms are spacious and immaculately clean...You can't ask for anything more! Staying here really made our vacation memorable, and we hope to return sometime this year.
Wanting to go back
In May 2003, I stayed with a friend at Villa Oriana which had been recommeded by a colleague of mine. This was a first time visit to Sorrento and I will say this it was a first class act from start to finish! The location of the villa is a little distance from the town center and we decided to cab it from the port. Short ride and not expensive. When arriving at the gate you are greeted by the loveliest orange grove where you can walk around and take in the scents of the fruit and many flowers. The villa is modern as it was added onto the family property just a few years ago, when Maria and Pasquale (son and mother) decided to go into business. You walk into the house and directly in front, the huge windows allow you a spectacular view of the sea. This view is enjoyed at breakfast,(which was excellent with many homemade choices for you to try) or anytime because the villa is surrounded by terraces maximizing your opportunity to just wallow in the beauty of all that you see! The rooms were a very good size, absolutely immaculate and equipped with all the modern amenities. They are decorated tastefully and we had plenty of room for all our needs.
Pasquale and Maria are consumate hosts, always smiling and willing to accomodate their guest in anyway possible.Our stay was an experience we will treasure.
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... wanted to see the gardens of Villa Cimbrone, we decided to eat at Villa Maria along the way. What a great decision that was! We were seated at a table overlooking the gardens, hills and the ocean and coast line, totally spectacular, as was the food. We ate local fish with lemon and breadcrumbs, served with broccoli and garlic oil and chili and rosemary potatoes. All washed down with a glass of local white wine. ...
... Our terrace is beautiful, it is here we will drink coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Marilyn and Kathy head out for dinner and I go looking for a grocery store to buy Paul and I some meat, cheese and bread and of course a bottle of wine for dinner. Paul needs to regroup so he can tackle more stairs that will take us down to the beach and the jet boat, that we will be taking to the Island of Capri. After we eat and he has a glass of wine he ...
... came to ask us if we liked the table...
When we went to pay and leave, they charged us 3 euro just for sitting down, so naturally we made a bit of a fuss about that, upon which they promptly gave us back the 3 euros. :)
Although we had booked the hotel for 2 nights, we decided to leave the next day, after the fridge turned out not to work and was replaced by another fridge which didn't work, to be ...
... for the locals. We had a relatively quick dinner at a restaurant close to the apartment but saw lot of people coming into town on the way there and back. Colin was interested in the Euro 2012 French/Spanish match on the tv at the restaurant, so Thomas figured out how to use our italian cable TV at home to continue watching the game.
... ticket machine for a sold half hour before giving up and just jumping on the train and hoping for the best. We took the train that said it was going to the stop we needed, but it actually went the other way, sat there for a while, then turned back around and went the right direction. Luckily, the conductor was really helpful and thankfully failed to ask to see our non-existent tickets. We got to the station we needed, connected to ...