Villa Oriana Relais
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... lead piping in owns it deposited a calcite layer on the interior of the pipes. New pipes leached lead into the water, old piping was quite safe.
Next Alessandro dropped us at Villa di Poppaea, another excavated seaside villa which was buried with ash (reputed to belong to Emperor Nero's 2nd wife). It has a massive swimming pool 60 metres long x 17 metres wide, and lots of entertainment areas with frescoes and mosaic floors in ...
... in New Zealand. "Buona sera!" she said, "I ate-a your-a pizza!" It was the ultimate Neopoliltan crime. And it wasn't one or two slices, it was half a prized Naples pizza! There was no offer to replace it, or any apology for scoffing our snack. We were stunned, and spent the next hour or so laughing at the incredularity of the act. We should have known better to leave a delicious pizza in the fridge with a Neopolitan sniffing around - they're all ...
... The lower classes being towards the bottom where the sewage went out into the sea. They had stored identified, plumbing with lead pipes and terra cotta pipes, 42 main water fountains, spa’s, the whole nine yards. A justice system, gov’t system, public barter area – everything a community requires to function in the Roman era. Even managed to find a little piece of Pompeii and grabbed it up.
After the amazing tour, we went for a bite to eat and they offered ...
Well, yesterday proved to be quite the adventure. After a bit of a hiccup with plans at 7am when we were supposed to leave, the remaining half of our group decided to go ahead and go somewhere anyway! So we ended up at Termini Station, buying a train ticket to Naples, and making a decision on whether to go to Pompeii or Capri. As it turned out, we wouldn't have been able to do justice to Capri, so we hopped a local train ...
... olive and citrus trees among the rolling hills. We caught a quick cat nap and before we knew it we were in Naples. I was glad to see the familiar faces of Rob and Buck. We made our way through the station and caught the Circumvesuviana Train to Castellammare di Stabia. As we travelled on, Buck and Rob educated us on what we were seeing from the train. The Circumvesuviana Train travels between Naples Stazione Centrale and Sorrento's station, stopping ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.