The site is located on the main road between points north and Sorrento, the closest village being Seiano and the closest large towns, to the north Vico Equense and the south Meta. The upside of this is that you are within 10 minutes drive of several large towns, the downside is that there is literally only one road and at the weekend it becomes congested with day trippers returning from Sorrento to Naples. The road is not safe for pedestrians and so you will be driving whenever you leave the site. The site has many places to park but it is not possible to make every bend in any car large than a Fiat 100 so there is a lot of reversing back and around as you work your way down the road.
The site is set in garden like surroundings with fruit trees and incredible views over the bay towards Sorrento and Naples. The downside is being set in a garden like environment there are a lot of mosquitoes, ants, etc., you will need to keep you kitchen area clean, and spray yourselves with anti-insect spray when sitting on your veranda.
The chalet's are basic. There is sufficient cooking equipment to make basic pasta dishes and the veranda is a lovely place to eat in the evening. There are no consumables left in the chalet so either arrive with olive oil, matches, washing up liquid, etc., or that will be your first expedition. The best supermarket we found was Sisa (in Piano) which had it's own parking behind. The chalets arrangement is a little odd and difficult to make homely, in that there is nowhere to eat inside, so if it rains (rare) you will need to carry the veranda furniture into the kitchen. The only rooms with natural light are the bedrooms which have only single beds and the windows have nothing to stop mosquitoes getting in. There was only one working electricity point in our chalet and that was in the kitchen. Towels were not supplied although we were able to borrow two. Our bed linen was not changed during our 10 day stay. There is apparently air conditioning available for a surcharge but when we asked about it we were told we didn't need it in September.
The pool is small but nice, with a lovely view of the bay, but the bar is not manned consistently so although it says not to bring your own drink you will need to. It's size makes it less useful if it is full of German school children as it was occasionally during our stay.
The staff were nice and helpful, if sometimes difficult to find, easiest first thing in the day or last in the evening. Overall the site has a run down feel, in need of some repair and was probably at it's best a few years ago. If you arrive not expecting much, have a car and don't mind driving, want to self cater and have a chalet with a good view it is probably good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Village Baia Serena is a paradise's corner. It extends over a grassy ground of 25.000 mq. Formed by natural terraces directly above the sea. With its wonderful view of Naple's Golf and Capri's Island, it is a oasi of peace and offers to its international guests all modern comforts so as to have a wonderful holiday at liberty and complete relax. The Village offers to its guests an efficient service including Bar, Restaurant, Pizzeria. Besides a wonderful swimming-pool cut in the rocks is available as well as ping-pong and a volley-ball field. Visit us and you'll enjoy it!!! ... more less
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