Our transfers were by taxi so took considerably less time than if we had been with a larger group or on a coach with several drop off points.
The hotel is situated at the top of a very winding road which takes you down to the sister hotel for the beach and catering/bar facilities. The view is brilliant if you have a sea view room and you can see the Island of Capri and some lovely sun sets.
The room was spacious (3 single beds) and looked like it had been partially redecorated. Apart from one day hot water for washing and showering was plentiful. Bedding and towels are changed every day the room was clean and the staff were very efficient and pleasant.
There was a large communal balcony area but sadly no tables, chairs or drying facilities by which to make full use of it.
The free shuttle buses run regularly throughout the day taking visitors down to eat and into Sorrento some 15/20 minutes drive away.
Food is plentiful, varied and served by very obliging staff. We also sampled a spectacular Gala evening and BBQ during our stay.
We were there for a family wedding but also celebrated three birthdays and a wedding anniversary whilst we were there. The chef baked additional cakes and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
'Even better if'
An absolute necessity is for beverage making facilities and fridges are provided for the guests in La Maison. After a very long day travelling and arriving at 1.30 in the afternoon our room was not ready and we had to wait for the next shuttle us to take us down to the sea club to get a drink and then wait for another shuttle to take us back up to our room some two hours later. There was no means of keeping drinks cool or making a 'cuppa'
Air conditioning must also be given priority. One fan is not sufficient for such a large hot room and merely circulated the hot air and bugs which were also plentiful!
There is a schedule for the shuttle buses and they do need to be booked in advance especially if larger parties are wanting to go to Sorrento. In an emergency additional runs were provided.
It would probably have been more beneficial if the runs from La Maison to the Sea Club and back were more frequent or even on demand with the scheduled buses being used to go to Sorrento and back. Less time would then be wasted travelling up and down.
Breakfast started at 7.00 in the morning but the first bus down was not until 8.15. The next one was at 9.15 but breakfast finished at 10.00. The evening meal stated at 7.00 but in order to get a bus down in time we had to get the 4.00 one upon the afternoon. Quite a long time when there are no drink making facilities or chairs and tables to enjoy the view from the balcony.
The holiday was not particularly restful due to continuously having to plan but we were three of a larger party totalling 28 the rest of whom were staying at the Sea Club so did not have to travel up and down the hill and all of whom thoroughly enjoyed their time there.
We did experience a wonderful family wedding in Sorrento and a fantastic day tour of Capriduring our week long stay.
The holiday was not cheap and whilst we would love to go back to Italy at some point, unless La Maison was brought up to an expected standard we would not stay there.
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