Hotel Villa Maria
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So we checked out of our hotel in Roma and headed for the train station. We caught the 10:40 AM train to Naples and were transported to Sorrento. What a ride as our driver talked about the history of the area. Upon check in, we hit the swimming pool for a dip and relaxation. After a couple hours of enjoying the pool we headed out to the Main Street …
... How the hell can a 21 year old be a sommelier? I heard someone question him and he is the grandson of the owner...been drinking wine as long as he had been drinking mothers milk!
He took us into the wine cellar, when we download the pics you will need to look at them...makes ours look like an alcove...they have a bottle (magnum) of red wine that sells for $25,000. 85% of their clientele are Russian billionaires who drive up on their yachts and have a meal in the ...
... watching when to stand an sit. then found it really hard not to laugh out loud as a dog barked in the church, the italians take there small dogs everywhere including restaurants and now apparently church. as im still trying to keep a straight face something happened in the service I missed the cue for and suddenly the little girl beside me was trying to hug me and kiss me on the cheek, she then realised i had no idea what was going on. thankfully ...
... just below us and to the right.... Another view to die for !!! A short amble into the very narrow (vehicle free) back streets and a long sit at a pavement cafe with an extremely large beer (thankfully served with pizza to soak up the alcohol) Staying in town (looks like old town Nice) with narrow alleyways) we had a delightful meal in a passageway ...
... The outside of it looked like a normal building, minus the anti-Christ symbol I noticed in the upper levels (For those who don't know it, it's just the Catholic cross upside down). We walked into the brothel. The pictures on the wall were very... descriptive. We left a minute later. We then walked up the main road and made it up to the courtyard. their were ruins everywhere, and it really was a sight to see. We spent 10 minutes up there, ...
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This is a 3 star hotel so: our room did not have a great view but was clean and not a bad size; and the breakfast did not have much fresh fruit but again was not bad. However, where I would take issue, is an item of ours went missing from next to the pool, presumably stolen, and while I cannot blame the hotel for that - we did leave it momentarily unattended and the hotel cannot vet its guests - I do for the hotel staff's complete lack of concern or effort in dealing with the matter and their failure, despite our own suggestions, to warn other guests that there was a thief so BEWARE. Oh and also beware check out time here is stated to be 10am although in practice they were fairly relaxed about this and gave us to 11am!
Our room wasn't very clean either
I have to agree with the message regarding the cleanliness of the rooms. Our room was not only noisy but it also had black mildew in the bathroom.
If I go back to Sorrento I'll make it a point to find a cleaner hotel.
Nice rooms but noisy
Like others I was concerned about the review
regarding dirty rooms but ours were immaculate.
If you take a room at the end with a view you
also get the traffic noise from Corsa Italia
(Corsa Italia turns into Via Capo right about
where the hotel resides; useful info as some hotels
are tricky to find)
Nice lobby and breakfast; did not see any internet.
Helpful and friendly front desk.
Its walkable to/from the train and SITA bus stop;
We even walked to the dock with our luggage
but that is downhill; I would not recommend
doing it the other way.
Good value nice place
we moved from Settimo Cielo after one night there - and were glad we did. Not only is it 1/3rd less (120 vs 80), it's all around better. The staff was nice, the room very clean, there was no view (the older rooms up front had a view but we were not in the room much). The breakfast was well above average (scram eggs bacon etc...). One of the reviews said it was a long walk - they dont know what they speak of - most of the hotels are actually quite a bit further along the coast walk way. The location here is better than most. -- as are most of the things...
A little bit noisy
We stayed for two days last month in a room with very large terrace. The room was clean as typical 3 star so we didn't find any problem. The sea view from the terrace was good, though you hadveto look at the parking across the street at the same time and bear the noise from the busy traffic just underneath. Anyway, we could enjoy champagne overlooking beautiful Mediterranean sea with some noise.
Our favorite in the hotel was coffee (cafe au lait ) served for breakfast. We'd never had any better in the world. Don't miss it!
After the reading the less than favourable review below I was nervous to spend my honeymoon at the Villa Maria Hotel - I needn't have worried....
My wife and I were in Italy on our 20th year wedding anniversary. While we we there we visited a number of different cities including Positano. In Positano were were staying at the Posa Posa hotel who happens to also own the Villa Maria in Sorrento.
Great but a little walk
Great Hotel with sea and cliff view. Right near center of town but it's at the far end of Corso Italia, the main strip. So it's a walk, but not impossible. Flat most of the time on store lined street that you want to walk on anyway. The hotel is lively and noisey but fun. Seniors dancing,Young age school groups ect. Party time but not rowdy. In April it was cool, rainy and damp, no heat in room. No radiators. Hotel very modern though. Breakfast was great. Walk to train or take a bus. The buses are more or less shuttles. The main attraction area is small enough to navigate. A two minute taxi ride anywhere has the tourist price of 15-20 Euros.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk to the center of town. The staff was very, very friendly and helpful. The rooms were large (for italy) and clean.
We had a nice balcony with an ocean view which was beautiful except that it was partially obstructed by the air conditioners on the building in front of us. The breakfast was the best we had in italy with a variety of cakes, breads, scrambled eggs, cold cuts, cheeses.
Great hotel, i would stay here again.