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 …
I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... to Pompeii we wanted to book our train ticket from Naples to Florence whilst here in Sorrento so that we only have to spend minimal time in Naples (for obvious reasons!) That done we can head off to enjoy the history and sites of the area. Arriving at Pompeii train station we had prepurchased tickets to visit Mt Vesuvius. This was an interesting tour and not what I was expecting. Cattle truck (not really but felt like it) up to the National Park and then transfer to a ...
... of course there is a wide assortment of restaurants - many very tiny selling just coffee and pastry to the large establishments that spill out onto the street. The cacophony of noise is delightful!
We spent quite a bit of time in a shop were Augusto was a fourth generation inlaid woodworker. He told us how he met his wife, how his son was learning the trade, and how he learned to speak English. We made a few purchases and he gave Shirley a ...
... back to port. After arriving back on land it was time for a very late lunch before boarding the ferry to make our way to Sorrento (our last night in Italy L). A short ferry ride we had arrived, as we were staying in the city centre we walked from the ferry to our hotel, which wasn’t far, but a SHITLOAD of stairs (almost death by stairs). Once we arrived at the hotel we had 1 hour to get ready before heading to dinner that had an amazing view of the ocean ...
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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.