Thought I'd review this b&b as the reviews have been so mixed .. having stayed there I fully understand. My first impressions were quite negative. First it was further out of Sorrento than I expected, around a 15 minute bus ride (you get the bus in the main square, a very short walk from the train station, cost circa 2.40 euro versus a taxi at 25.00 euro). It seems confusing when you arrive, but seriously walk straight down from the station to the main road, turn left, walk through the square and the bus stop is on the right hand side, no more than 5 mins away. Do not however try this on a Saturday night. Second, if you do get a taxi it will not take you up the road to the b&b, too steep. Yes there is a steep walk up and you should be prepared for it. Third, the English is limited (until the English speaking receptionist arrives). Fourth, I didn't find the management particularly friendly (perhaps due to the language barrier). Fifth, the Casale is off a very busy windy road with no footpath, the first two days I was afraid to walk along it for fear of being bowled over. Sixth, they say it is near a beach, OK the beach entrance is a 10 minute walk, then you need to walk down for another 20 odd minutes and then scramble over rocks to get to the beach, so not easy. Now that I have given the negatives, would I stay there again? Probably yes. Its more authentic than staying at the chain hotels, you get over the steep climb after a few days, the bus ride is not that much of a hassle, you can go for a swim on day trips, go into Sorrento itself, mgmt did try to be helpful, lovely to be able to sit outside in a beautiful and quite isolated setting. Probably best suited to you if you have a car and can therefore avoid the steep climb and get yourself to other beaches. Do not go there if you want to sit beside a pool. Do go on the trips they recommend, in particular the Amalfi Coast. Hopefully this helps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating back to 1700 completely immersed in the nature, far from the city noises but at the same time only 1 km from the centre of Sorrento. Overlooking the lively Gulf of Naples, 1 km away from the ruins of the ancient Roman Villa Pollio and from well equipped beaches. Thanks to its favorable position it will be very easy to reach the most famous touristic places by hydrofoil (Capri, Naples, Ischia, Procida, Positano) or by train (Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casale Antonietta Hotel Sorrento