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Hotel Villa Pina
Ranked #31 of 47 Hotels in Massa Lubrense
Dunoon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We booked a 2 week stay at Villa Pina through Thomsons. It was a half board late deal. It was such great value we expected to only dine every other night or so, however the variety of nightly selections and the excellent standard of food, wine and service from Angello and his team coupled with the outstanding views from the restaurant meant we never strayed once.
We had read all the reviews and did not expect a boutique or corporate hotel. We knew we were coming to a clean, family run establishment with old world charm and that's exactly what we got. It gave us a chance to really unwind and enjoy our holiday. The family and their staff are always on hand to answer questions or provide information and service.
The best testimony though came from the number of guests we met who returned year after year to this wee gem. Having read some of the other reviews you get the feeling that people have unrealistic expectations. Just in case you are swithering:
Yes, it's beside a busy road, so we packed ear plugs and slept well.
Yes, its a little out of Sorrento, but through the day there is a good, economical, bus service. However we preferred the 30 - 45 walk over the hill through lemon and olive groves.
A 25 minute walk down hill takes you to a great family beach where two sunbeds and a brolly was €14 for the day, we also sampled the beach side restaurants and were never disappointed.
As for the comments on breakfast there is a wide selection of fruits, breads, condiments etc. Our only niggle is we prefer strong, hot coffee but really not worth winging about.
The family have added a garden patio where after a day of site seeing you can sit enjoying the views and the peace before and after dinner.
Will we be back? Absolutely!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We returned to villa pina again this year and were recognised immediately by Francesco and his family and given a truly warm welcome. Despite comments on his rooms we went full board for the food which in my opinion is fantastic. Last year we used the many public foot paths in the hills to walk to Sorrento, St Agata, Massa Lubrense and Termini they are a pleasant alternative to risking life and limb on the narrow winding roads and you get to meet the locals who are very friendly and help full.
A lot of the other guests used local buses (2.3 euro) to Termini,Nerano and Marina Del Cantone and totally missed the fantastic walks to Punta Campanella and the Bay of Jeranto.
We got the direct bus (Nerano via Marciano) outside Villa Pina between 7-50 & 8-10am got off at Termini (20min) and turned right at the ceramic shop down a bank to a fork in the road there we met a shop/Bar owner who directed us right to Punta Campanella and politely asked when we returned because it was a circular walk perhaps we could sample some fruit or a cold Beer at his shop we agreed. Two hundred yards down the road we met an Alsatian dog who seemed excited to see us and followed us. We were a bit concerned but thought he would get fed up and leave us, he never barked and calmly went ahead marking his territory turning occasionally to wait for us to catch up. He spent all morning with us even waiting at Punta Campanell and the tower of Minerva while we had a half hour break. The highlight of the walk was a steep long climb to the church at San Costanzo with fantastic views of Capri, Jeranto Bay and Marina Del Canton. Our Alsatian Guide then returned us safely to Termini via a well-earned drink at the bar we passed earlier. The bar owner said the Alsatian dog was called Rex and regularly accompanied walkers on the route. The walk is 6.4km (4hrs) long + time at Tower of Minerva if you miss Rex Look for the Red and White Paint marks.
You can also get the same bus outside Villa Pina to Nerano and do another fantastic walk to The Bay of Jeranto and secluded pebble and sand beach. The walk is 6.4 km (4hrs) long + time on Beach. The bus stops at Nerano at the only bar and Shop next to a square and church. Head in the direction of the bus following the road for just 25 yards to a bend after which there is sign on the right for Bay of Jeranto this is the start and finish of the Circular walk Just follow the track and yellow paint marks and enjoy the stunning Scenery. You need to wear a good pair of walking shoes or trainers for both walks and can get details from Luciano Pellecchia’s 24 walks along the Amalfi Coast or download the maps for free from Geovanni Visetti’s web site http://www.giovis.com/ (map 5)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Michael T
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Guests seem either to love or hate Villa Pina. After reading through all the reviews we thought we would have a very good holiday there and we did. That said, we have visited Sorrento before and may have felt a little disappointed if this had been our first visit and we had found that we were that little bit too far away from its lively centre for convenience sake. We decided to hire a car and had the best of both worlds. Villa Pina is basic, if you are after luxury then do not book it, however it is very clean (rooms cleaned every day) and the food is delicious. We had a balcony room which had a wonderful view, there is also a very pretty garden and a wonderful roof terrace with magnificent views. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The beach behind the hotel is a little gem but a good 25 minute walk there down hill and much longer back up to the hotel in the heat - but very worth it. Note: we found out that you can drive a car to the beach and park 100 yards from it for 8 euros!! Lazy, I know but it was hot!!!! We had a very good holiday and would consider using this hotel again in the future - nothing in our opinion to dislike.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank aedav_
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

The hotel has not changed for many years and is just like the photos on trip advisor. However the food was lovely and the family too. the rooms are very clean, towels changed daily but very basic. It could do with a full refurbishment but the food,views and hospitality made up for this. The walk to the beach is at least 25 minutes and coming back up can take longer in the heat but it is well worth going and spending sometime down there. Good value restaruants and bars there.Black sand but plenty of sunbeds for 5 euros per day to hire with showers for you to use and changing huts. It is easy to get the bus from the front door to Sorrento and the buses from there can take you along the Amalfi coast for approx. 7 euros for 24 hours to hop on and off the bus.The new furniture in the garden downstairs is really nice and a pleasant afternoon can be spent there with the fab views.Would definitely go back again as long as as I could get a late deal and not pay the full Thomson price as I would only rate this as a 2 star max for the hotel but the food more.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank car1chris
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ramsgate england
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

i just returned from a week in villa pina, near sorrento.
it is a bit of a isolated location, ie it is not in the heart of town. but if you are a walker you can walk to either sorrento or massa lubrense via the hillside trail paths. or on the road to the beach. or hop on the bus from the stop right outside. bit awkward if you want lively night life as buses seem to stop quite early, but this hotel suited me.the hill top location offers amazing views from the restaurant and the roof terrace over capri and vesuvius. my single room was at the back of the hotel and had just a view of olive trees. again suited me fine. the room was tired and certainly needs a lick of paint, and the bed could of been more comfortable. but it was quiet and there was a free air con unit for you to use yourself, a fridge and a hairdryer. it was quite a spacious room as it had only the single bed. the bathroom had a decent powerful shower and ample hot water. just a again bit dated looking and the shower tray shallow and shower curtain too long. and i wasnt paying attention one day and flooded the bathroom.
the room was cleaned daily and towels changed daily.
breakfast was good, cereal, fruit and cold meats eggs cakes breads juice and good coffee or tea if you wanted.
however the best thing is the evening meal..on half board you get a 3 course meal with a choice of 2 of 3 things for each course, and it was good choices everyday, nothing repeated even the veg. some examples being swordfish, sea bass, bacon and pumpkin risotto. it was all wonderful and delicious. and good wines too.i believe you could also choose to pay and eat off the reataurant menu too (it is a public restautrant and features in good food guides)and i wish i had as some of the food i saw go out looked amazing, the staff friendly and polite. and it had a good traditional italian family feel.and to top it off had a beautiful sunset over the bay to look at every night.
i would definitely go back again

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank penn1975
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

just returned from a lovely fortnight at villa pina.the welcome we received from signora pina and her lovely family even though we have been many times before ,just adds to the charm of this special part of italy..we didnt think the food could get any better but it was excellent and after a full day wandering the old roads to the little villages we looked forward to it each evening.it was also nice to see the new garden which will give somewhere nice to sit and have a glass of wine amongst the olive trees in the evenings.Franchesco filamina Tornino and your staff do a wonderful job of giving us a special holiday that we look forward to each year.look forward to seeing you in august with our son, daughter in law ,and granddaughter.thankyou again julie andy

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank julie g
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Property: Hotel Villa Pina
Address: Via Partenope 40, 80061, Massa Lubrense, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Massa Lubrense
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #31 of 47 Hotels in Massa Lubrense
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Pina 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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