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Villa La Contessina
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed at Villa La Contessina for 3 weeks. From the moment that Anastasia welcomed us at the gates of the villa, we knew that we had come to the right place. We were wonderfully welcomed by Anastasia and her mom Antonietta with a wonderful luncheon of great food and wine. The villa is more beautiful in person and Anastasia takes great care of the upkeep.
The villa is centrally located within walking distance to shops, supermarket, great dining and the beach. Antonietta also invited us to a delicious dinner at the villa that she cooked for us. She is a Wonderful cook, the real Italian food is simple and easy to prepare. We were introduced to some great friends of Anastasia and Antonietta, we loved Fred, Georgia, Pina, Luigi and Filippo.
We are totally in Love with Sorrento and Villa La Contessina, and plan to go back in the near future. Words cannot describe the beauty and the care that you receive from Anastasia and her mom Antonietta. They are truly the most wonderful HOSTS we ever met. We love you Anastasia and Antonietta.
Con affetto Mariolina

Room Tip: all the bedroom has on suite bathroom . All the rooms are great.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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contess, Proprietario at Villa La Contessina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Dear Mariolina, thank you very much for your comment. I am happy that your has been fully satisfactory and you already want to come back and visit us!

I am very proud but especially happy that you were well and in total relaxation. I can say I have a friend in the most, who lives a little away from me, but it's very close to my heart! a warm hug to you and all your loved ones and friends!
Anastasia

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My daughter and I spent 4 nights at this Villa and loved it. The location is fantastic, very safe and very central. The grounds are peaceful and a great refuge after a day out. We looked forward to coming back to our cozy room every afternoon. The place is beautifully decorated , spotless and well equipped. We had our coffee every morning at the nearby cafe or at the outdoor cafe in the park next to the church...a 2 minute walk. Anastasia was gracious and very helpful, and upon checking in, saw to it that we were familiar with our surroundings as well as the local attractions. We did a boat trip to Capri with Andrea (Pasqualino coast to coast) and it was the highlight of our stay. Having done the trip to Capri before by jetboat, this time we opted for an 80 euro day trip on a good sized boat with 10 other people. Andrea took us right around the island and we got off at the smaller marina which was so much calmer than the main one. We had a panini at the local beach (included in the price) then 3 hrs of free time to visit the island (You must go up to Anacapri when you are there). We met up afterwards for a stop at the Blue Grotto then headed home very slowly, stopping here and there for a dip in the sea. Before docking in Sorrento, we stopped the boat for a few moments and Andrea offered his guests a glass on white wine. What a day!! Worth every euro!!! Thank you Andrea. Anastesia will be able to set this up for you if you ask her. It was my 5th time in this beautiful city and thanks to Anastasia, her mom and Andrea I have never felt more at home. BOOK THIS PLACE AND DON'T LOOK BACK.

Room Tip: We were in the room at the side of the main villa. It is a little noisy in the evening but very quie...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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contess, Proprietario at Villa La Contessina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2015

Dear Tina, thank you very much for the nice review and for the time that I was dedicated to share your recent experience at Villa Countessina!

I hope to have you again our guest, this time I hope with all your family! This time, however, I expect to get a good chat with you in Italian!
a big hug!
Anastasia

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We were a group of 5 friends looking for a central location in Sorrento. This couldn't have filled the bill more perfectly. Two of us shared a room, the rest had our own and were delighted with the facilities and the location. Each room has its own bathroom and shower, two also share a beautiful second floor balcony.

From the wonderful welcome with a feast that lasted us through 3 days, the quick response to every question we had and the lovely quiet location, it truly was a perfect spot.

The photos really don't do this place justice. Lemon and mandarin orange trees shade the deck, a beautiful grassy lawn is the perfect spot for an afternoon siesta, and when you're feeling energetic, break out the table tennis paddles for a game under the large umbrella on the deck.

Anastasia, her mother and Berta (who arranged the villa for us) are all wonderful to deal with. We're already looking for excuses to go back!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Four couples rented this villa for a week in May of 2014. The owner and her mother greeted us at check-in with a four course dinner prepared by the mother. Having rented a number of villas in Italy, this was exceptional. This villa is centrally located in Sorrento so that everything in the city is within walking distance. For those people driving, parking is limited at the villa and very tight through the city. The condition of landscaping, furnishing and equipment was all excellent. A washer with drying racks or a clothes dryer were also provided.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Our family of 9 stayed here over the winter break end of 2013. I agree with all the other reviews that rave about the lovely feast of food ready for us when we arrived, the fantastic location in the middle of beautiful Sorrento, and the great accommodations. All true - it was an amazing stay!

The rooms, bathrooms, and small guest house were all in perfect clean condition and we had everything we could possibly need or want in a home. We ate citrus fruit from the trees in the beautiful garden everyday, and prepared great meals in the well appointed kitchen, and enjoyed family time in the comfortable great room on the main floor. And of course we took advantage of all the great restaurants and shopping just outside the front gate!

A few things to note - the hostess may ask for some of the final payment in cash, so you may need to hit a few ATMs near the end of your trip to do that for her, and parking for more than one car is an issue. There are parking lots in Sorrento, about a 10-15 min walk from the villa.

We did use the heat in the house most evenings when we got home as it did get quite chilly. We turned the heat on in some but not all the bedrooms at night. The water was always hot in the showers. We all slept really well while we were there, but you can definitely hear the t.v. through the walls if someone has one on. We ended up using the elevator all the time, instead of the outside staircase, as the outside steps were quite slippery from rain or frost - that did impact our electricity usage a bit, of course.

We used the villa as a base for trips all around the area - Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius, Capri - all easily accessible from Sorrento for the day. We arrived by train from Rome, but then did rent two cars while we were in Sorrento. Note that traffic (when we were there in December/Jan) was pretty awful almost all the time, I can't imagine what it is like in summer!! So just add in extra time to your planning to get in and out of Sorrento if you are driving. Also they close down parts of Sorrento to just pedestrian traffic some evenings, which was nice for walking around, but sometimes made getting back to the villa a challenge and certainly didn't help the traffic jams.

The electricity tripped off for us at the villa on Christmas eve (of course!) - we eventually figured out that the breaker we needed to reset was in the small guest house panel, not in the main house.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat, and highly, highly recommend this gorgeous villa, rented out by a lovely family, in the core of a beautiful city.

Don't miss the New Year's celebration out in the streets of Sorrento!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Our family vacation at Villa La Contessina was fabulous. The villa is amazingly beautiful and was perfect for our needs. We travel with my 87 year old mother and it is difficult to find villa that is suitable for her mobility needs. Not only was this villa perfect for that reason since it has an elevator and a shower stall not a tub in the bedroom but each bedroom had its own bathroom and the location allowed us to walk to shops and delicious restaurants. My mother was able to walk to both shops and restaurants. The villa is also close to the marina. Anastasia, the owner, was so unbelievably helpful during the planning stages as well as while we were guests. Always available and helpful. Her mother prepared an outrageously delicious buffet of local dishes upon our arrival. We couldn't even decide which dish was our favorite! This villa is perfect on so many levels. I highly recommend this as the ideal vacation spot. The location, the hospitality, the beauty of the house and it's garden. We loved every minute and hated to leave!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had planned a small family reunion (8 adults) - for some of us it was our first trip to Italy, so having a great location and comfortable accommodations was high on our need list. The Villa was perfect - 5 separate bedrooms, all with baths, and a fantastic kitchen/dining room area, all with beautiful tile work and impeccably maintained. The outdoor areas were large, key-controlled, and well landscaped - there is a large, tiled area with more chairs and tables so you can relax or take your meals outside. The villa was literally only steps from the local square and a look-out area, and easy walking distance to the main shopping/dining areas and the train station. The owner, Anastasia, was very welcoming and generous with her time and advise - incredibly, she and her Mother delivered a full buffet meal on the first night just to welcome us! I can't imagine a better home base for a vacation in Sorrento - whether we were touring the Amalfi Coast, traveling to Pompeii, seeing Capri, or taking the train to Paestum, we were always happy to return to this oasis. I can't imagine returning to Sorrento without staying here.

Room Tip: 4 bedrooms are upstairs, which can be reached by stairs or a small elevator. Two of those rooms offe...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Via Luigi de Maio 38, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 77 Speciality Lodging in Sorrento
Price Range: £99 - £971 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for the get-away of your dreams? Then Villa La Contessina is the ideal vacation spot for you! The Villa is nestled within an ancient park in the heart of the historical sights of center city Sorrento. In the Villa’s luxuriant gardens, you can breathe the heady perfume of nature which envelopes you there during every season of the year. You will savor the smells of citrus and olive trees and of the centuries’ old regional flora.Ideally located, The Villa is just a short walk away from the center of Sorrento. As you take a pleasant and quiet jaunt through the city’s quaint back alleys, you can pop in and out of the specialty shops and eateries to hunt for good buys and enjoy the city’s distinctive culinary delights.Nearby, you’ll find the port of Marina Piccola, from which hydroplanes leave every day of the week. Like many before you, you will be captivated by Sorrento’s charm and enraptured by the city’s uniquely evocative atmosphere.You may reserve the whole villa or for regular bed and breakfast accommodations.Check in from 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM - check out until 10.00 AM. ... more   less 
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