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“Wonderful B&B in the beautiful Meta”
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Villa Pollio
Ranked #1 of 13 Meta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Wonderful B&B in the beautiful Meta”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Villo Pollio is the perfect place to stay on your trip to this beautiful part of Italy. We travelled from Naples on the local train, and were running later than hope due to delays. This was no worry to our host, Albert, who welcomed us to our room, showed us all the facilities and recommended a place for late night pizza!

This was a great start to an amazing stay at the B&B! Our quad room was spacious and very clean. We had breakfast provided and our beds were made up each day. We have facilities to enjoy wine and snacks on our balcony. It is a very comfortable place indeed.

Only a minutes walk from the train line, we moved between Sorrento, Meta and up to Pompeii and Naples with no hassles at all. The B&B has lots of resources on hand to help plan trips and travel for the whole area.

Meta town is peaceful and is a place people must enjoy living. It has wonderful views, a great beach area and excellent places to have dinner. The best in all of Sorrento I would have to say! Tico Tico was a recommendation from Albert and it was a fabulous one at that.

I have already recommend my friends come to stay here and I wish to do the same to anyone reading this.

Room Tip: The quad room was two very large and comfortable doubles. It was fine for four singles to share beds...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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villapollio, Proprietario at Villa Pollio, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
I'm very happy that you've appreciated everything here,I am proud that you recommend Villa Pollio as a memorable vacations in Sorrento.We would like to thank you all for sharing your vacation experiences with us through our TripAdvisor page.In fact thank you to all our guests we have won for the second consecutive year, the TripAdvisor® Excellence Certificate 2014.
We will be happy to welcome you again on future occasions.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

After reading and trusting other reviews for Villa Pollio, we decided to try this B&B for ourselves and we are so glad we did. We were a Family of 3 Adults wanting accommodation from 30 April until 10th May. 2014. Albert the Host suggested we have their apartment to hire, which consisted of 2 connecting rooms. If you look on their website, you will see Room 2 (the picture shows a double bed with a green bedspread on it), and Room 3 was reached via a connecting door which also had a lovely little kitchenette. Both rooms were of a very good size. From Room 3 you were able to get to the bathroom which had a 4-piece sanitary ware ingeniously fitted into the space.

The double bed green room was large, and it had a dining room table, so that once meals were prepared from the other double bed room, you could sit and enjoy a family meal. There is a good sized balcony with a couple of chairs and a table accessed from the “green” room, where you can sit and watch the world go by. Both these rooms of the apartment are at the front of the villa, near the road. However, the double-glazed windows blocked out any noise from the road, so we had no problems there whatsoever. Room 3 also has air conditioning which was very welcoming when the temperature rose to 29 degrees outside and kept the two rooms really cool! Room 1 on our Floor being used by other Customers which we had a quick look at (being nosy) was equally as spacious, and has a view of the lovely garden at the back of the property.

Villa Pollio is a fantastic place to stay. We did not have the Breakfast from the Hosts, wanting to do our own thing and prepare our own meals etc, but I saw their basket of goodies delivered to other holiday makers, and it was full to brimming with goodies.

The villa itself was in a really good location. Meta is a very quiet place, but absolutely delightful. The Beach is far better than Sorrento's – but make sure you go to the other side of the beach, near the Restaurant Conca, as it is less touristy and noisy. The Circumvensuviana Train Station is just up the hill from the Villa, about a 3 minute walk literally, and was extremely handy. To get into Sorrento was a doddle. The tickets for a round trip was E2.40 – always make sure you put the relevant ticket through the ticket machine to “mark” it as this is a requirement of Italy! You get TWO tickets, one for each way. If the ticket office is shut, just go to the shop inside the Meta Station, as they also sell the train tickets.

We used the Train to get to everything. We went to Naples one day, went to Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius etc.. Most of the prices were about E7.00 to get to these places (tourist companies charge a fortune for it), but these places are SO easy from the Villa.....and you can take your time rather than only being given 2-3 hours' from the Tourist Company.

I am writing this next bit because some of the reviews for the Villa still left me wondering if Meta was a good place to do our tourist bit – and I can honestly say, it was so easy. As a fantastic tip that was given to us by our Host Albert, he suggested to get to his Villa we use the Carreri Viaggi Coach (website http://www.curreriviaggi.it/inglese/E_index.html). The cost from the airport to either Meta OR Sorrento is 10 euros per person one way (May 2014 prices). When you go outside of the Airport, turn left and make your way to the Departures Area, and you will see an “island” just in front of the departure doors of the airport where all the buses are. Sometimes, the Bus will be coloured and says the name “curreri viaggi” on it, but sometimes, it is simply a white bus, and the only way of knowing where it is going is to look at the front of the bus and it will say it is a shuttle bus to Sorrento. Just say “Meta” when you board the bus. You get the ticket on the bus itself, and your luggage is stored in the coach's belly. Really easy. The trip takes approx 50 minutes to 1 hour drive via spectacular scenery as the Coach drives along the coastline. If you are not faint-hearted, when you step into the bus, sit on your left-hand side – some of the route takes you right along the cliff edge with a sheer drop down the side – amazing! The bus drops you off opposite the large Church of Meta, and all you do is either go down the steps behind the little Shop, or follow the road down to the Villa (about 200 metres, downhill). You can get the bus back to the airport from the church side – so travel to get to and from the Villa is so easy.

Another tourist tip - if you are wondering about the 3T tourist ticket (3 day ticket which originally covered ANY transportation in Campania/Sorrento), it now does not exist! You can only get a 3-day ticket for 16 euro which you can use on the train OR any of the local buses, but does not now include the SITA Bus. My advice, just buy your train tickets daily. Get these tickets from the ticket office in Sorrento Train Station.

We hated the SITA bus which you get on at Sorrento Bus Station (just outside the Sorrento Train Station), as it was old, dirty, and very busy which we used to get to Positano (wonderful place), the Amalfi Coast and Ravello. I would strongly suggest you go via boat to reach some of these places rather than use the SITA bus.

Hope these tips help you all to decide whether Villa Pollio is a good place to come to.

All in all, Villa Pollio is a marvelous place to stay, and we are happy to recommend this to anyone.
Perfect place, perfect hosts, perfect location.
Lorrie Smith, UK

Room Tip: Room 1 looks out on to their garden and has a balcony Rooms 2 and 3 can be used as an apartment and...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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villapollio, Proprietario at Villa Pollio, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Thank you for the precise description.I am immensely happy, not only for your wonderful review, but also because in my small way I have contribuited to making enjoyable your stay in Sorrento.With your words I realize that our guests appreciate even the little things we do, to make unforgettable their holiday, and I am very pleased with this. Mostly thanks for giving us the possibility to know so nice people like you.We try to offer always the best to the guest that sleep here in Sorrento, hoping to leave a good memory, not only of the place, but also of the hospitality received.

I hope to host you even in future occasions here at Villa Pollio, where you can always find comfort, relax and warm hospitality.

Alberto
Villa Pollio
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

So much to say about our visit to Meta di Sorrento and our stay at Villa Pollio! Most importantly is we enjoyed it so much we added an additional night to our stay. The service and quality we received at Villa Pollio should be the standard for the hospitality industry. Alberto, the owner is so helpful and very kind. The accommodations were prefect, spotless and charming. Located a few minutes from the train station in Meta and just a short walk to the beach in Meta. This location is a far better option for those who want to avoid all the tourist congestion in Sorrento and other locations in the Almafi. That being said, Meta is only a few stops from Sorrento on the train which allows you to make the most of a day trip to Sorrento, Positano or Amalfi. Alberto has a lot of knowledge of the surrounding area and provided us with phenomenal recommendations for eating (Tico Tico) and for our day trip to Vesuvius. We were so sad to leave Meta and Villa Pollio because it felt like home. We will definitely return to Meta and be sure to spend our time at Villa Pollio!Thanks so much for the wonderful service and experience Alberto! Hopefully we will see you again!

  • Stayed April 2014
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villapollio, Proprietario at Villa Pollio, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
I am really happy that you enjoyed your stay in Sorrento at Villa Pollio.It’s always pleasure to know that our guests are satisfied.This is foundamental!For us it is always a pleasure to help our guests and be available for any request or information.It was a pleasure to take care of you.Thank you for this nice review, you give us the opportunity to make better known the B & B Villa Pollio in the TripAdvisor community. We hope to welcome you in future occasions.


Alberto Russo
Villa Pollio
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed at Villa Pollio for 3 nights, taking advantage of the very reasonable 3 night rate. The 2 rooms the four of us stayed in had kitchens. Alberto was very helpful in giving us wise advice to use the train (whose station is 2 short blocks away) to go to Sorrento and Pompeii. He has free parking in his backyard, but it is a very tight entrance to the parking, especially if you have something the size of our VW Touran. We decided not to attempt to get the car out of his parking until we were ready to leave the area. He supplies prepackaged breakfast items and coffee if you want to make it yourself. The place was very clean and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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villapollio, Proprietario at Villa Pollio, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
I would like to extend our warmest thanks to nice words.I’m very happy that you liked your stay with us in Villa Pollio b&b.We are always a point of reference and you'll always be welcome for your stay,we are at your complete service,I hope to see you soon.

Have a nice day!
Alberto Russo
Villa Pollio B&B Sorrento
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Absolutely excellent B&B. Very spacious rooms with kitchen and balcony. Friendly welcome with big hamper. Very quiet. Albert and his family were extremely helpful and friendly.

Very good value for money!

10/10

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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villapollio, Proprietario at Villa Pollio, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
I thank you for the nice review and thank you for your appreciation.For Villa Pollio is very important that guests can have maximum support and our willingness to be able to appreciate the most of your holiday.I hope to see you soon.

Alberto Russo,Villa Pollio
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We made a last minute booking for Villa Pollio and Alberto was kind enough to accommodate us. We had the room with the adjoining kitchen/dining area which was perfect for my mother an myself. The welcome basket of goodies was delightful, and we couldn't eat our way through all of it! Very comfy bed, and the little balcony was a treat. The house is spotlessly clean and very quaint.
Alberto was unobtrusive, and at the same time very attentive. He checked several times as we came or went to ensure we were ok. Appreciated the treasure trove of local tourist info and books. We met Lisa as we left. They are a warm and welcoming couple.
As others have said, very short walk to station, and quick trip into Sorrento. The Amalfi bus also leaves from this station. Do try the little Pizzeria right at the end of the street just before the beach run by Laura and her family. Very hospitable and great food.
If you are considering Villa Pollio, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Didn't see other rooms, but ours with adjoining kitchen was terrific.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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villapollio, Proprietario at Villa Pollio, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Hello Lee,
I am immensely happy, not only for your review, but also because in my small way I have contibuited to making enjoyable your stay in Sorrento.
For us of Villa Pollio is always an exciting experience to receive guests, especially if they come from countries as far away as Australia.
Making them feel at home, offering all our unobtrusive care is our target.
Thanks again for choosing us.
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Minneapolis, Mn
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

It was our pleasure to stay with Alberto & his family at Villa Pollio for 6 nights in September 2013. It was very clean & located very close to the Circumvensia train station in Meta. It was our home base for visiting the Amalfi coast, Sorrento & Pompeii. Our room was extremely comfortable with a little balcony overlooking the B&B's coutyard where we enjoyed more than one glass of wine in the evening after a long day of being a tourist. One night Alberto came to our door with a little bottle of Limoncello that his family makes and gave it to us as a gift. We loved it; both the gesture & the liquor. That's the kind of host he is. My wife raved about how comfortable she felt there for weeks. We would stay there again in a heartbeat! Thanks for a wonderful visit Alberto!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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villapollio, Proprietario at Villa Pollio, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Dear Scott and Diane,
I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at Villa Pollio B&B and I thank you for your beautiful review.
I will be glad to host you one more time for your holiday in the Sorrentine Peninsula, I hope to see you soon to drink together a glass of Limoncello!

Thank you again for choosing Sorrento and Villa PollioB&B.
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Property: Villa Pollio
Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi 6 | Sorrento, 80062 Meta, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Meta
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Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Meta
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Number of rooms: 3
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All the comforts of a hotel with the convenience of a Bed and Breakfast. We are proud to welcome you to our residence in Meta di Sorrento, a beautiful structure close to Sorrento which is just a short distance from the more affirmed international and cultural tourist destinations. The most fabulous excursions are simple to organise to visit Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii, Herculaeum, Ischia, Procida, Naples and Vesuvius. We will host you in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere so you may enjoy every opportunity to spend a beautiful holiday in one of the most beautiful places in the world, situated between the sea, hills and mountains. We will personally furnish you with all information to allow you to fully appreciate your vacation. ... more   less 
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