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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Vico Equense, Province of Naples, Campania

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dibba66
Shropshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“The villa was exactly what we wanted”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The villa was exactly what we wanted - we were a party of 6 adults and it was spacious, light, cool and well appointed. The terrace was the star of the property - overlooking the Bay of Naples, it was a fabulous place to just sit, relax and enjoy a glass of wine.
Massimo and Anna were wonderful - they were there to meet us when we arrived and were a mine of information. They could not have been more helpful. They provided us with a few essentials to see us through until we got to a shop, including bread, butter, a bottle of water, some fruit and toiletries. However, they were not intrusive and left us to our own devices but were always on hand if we needed them. My son and his friend wanted to play golf one day and contacted Massimo for his advice on where to play - although he didn't know, he researched it for them and even phoned the course to get all the information they needed such as green fees and hiring of clubs etc.
The location of this villa is perfect - it is in a lovely little marina with a couple of restaurants right on the water, just a short walk away - Mustafa's was particularly nice. There is also a pizzeria which does fabulous pizza and they do takeaway too. There is a small shop right by the entrance to the villa which is very well stocked with everything you will need to get you by - milk, orange juice, bread, cold meats, beer etc. Gianni, who runs it, is also a mine of information and very friendly. On our first night there we bought pizza from the pizzeria and beer from Gianni and sat on the terrace - perfect.
It is a short walk to Vico Equense, although it is all uphill, so be prepared for a climb! It is well worth it though because Vico is lovely and there is a fabulous ice cream shop and bakers as well as restaurants, bars, and a supermarket. We got the train into Pompeii from here. It is also easy to get into Sorrento and I can recommend a great fish restaurant there called Porta Marina - not much to look at but I had the best swordfish I have ever eaten there.
We had a fabulous holiday and could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Sep 2016
Thank you Debbie and family. You have been great!!! And our house will be always opened for you. Kind words about us and a lot of details that can be helpful for our next guests. TY again.
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wendywoo2...
Deal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“An absolute gem”
Reviewed 5 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed at Villa Katerina in July 2016 for a week. The house is beautiful, airy and spacious, set in a lovely garden of orange and lemon trees, but it is the large terrace with a stunning view over the Bay of Naples that steals the show!

Massimo and Katerina are very welcoming and a mine of useful information to help you get the most out of your trip. The house was spotlessly clean and it was the little "extras", like a well stocked wine fridge and welcome pack that helped get the holiday off to a good start.

The house is ideally located too for easy access to Sorrento, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, and there is a good array of local restaurants and shops within walking distance - you can do as little or as much as you want!

We would definitely stay at Villa Katerina again!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2016
Wendy decided more than one year ago to spend her birthday (an important one) at Villa Katerina.
So there were a great aspectative. And we tryed to do our best to let her stay as she wanted.
Thank you for your words Wendy.
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Chris1410...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Paradise!!”
Reviewed 28 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My family and I had the most amazing stay in this villa. Massimo and his charming wife went out of their way to ensure that our stay was perfect. The accommodation is so clean and homely, the view from the terrace is to die for especially the sunsets! There are a number of good bars/ restaurants within an easy stroll. We would recommend the climb up the 221 steps to Vico Equense for lovely delis, bars and restaurants. Trips to Sorrento and Pompeii very easy via the local train. We will 100% be back. Thank you Massimo for some lovely lifelong memories!!

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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
Christine and her family are delicious.
After few minutes they were like old friends, that you have not seen for a long time.
They have been perfect guests and we wait for them - next year - to spend some time together. Maybe ... can I cook for a dinner together?
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Aktar S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
“Lovely house/villa - a few extras' would have made it 5*”
Reviewed 20 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was really a 4.5* vila but I cannot give it that rating. A nicely furnished villa with a great kitchen/dining space which is important to our family. Amazing views over the Bay of Naples and comfortable rooms. Massimo and his wife, Anna Katerina, were very welcoming and spent a lot of time helping us orientate ourselves and they answered questions all through the week via whats app - that was invaluable and made us feel very welcome. they also helped us identify some gluten free restaurants ahead of our arrival which was very helpful. They are really kind people.

All the necessary amenities (washing machine, dishwasher, TV, Sky TV set, microwave, internet etc etc). The villa was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 3 kids aged 12 and under - it does have a 4th bedroom with a shower but if there were another 2 people in the villa it would feel a bit small. The veranda with views over the Bay was lovely.

A few things which would have helped make the villa 5* for us would have been a few extra kitchen things such as slightly better cultery (I am being a bit picky), some chopping boards and a few more glasses/plates. Also some advice on how to keep the mosquitos at bay - there were not many to be fair, but they were a bit annoying and I got bitten most of the time, although I suspect are not around in Summer or Winter. Also it was not apparent that we needed to pay extra for electricity - it was not much but would be better to be listed, especially as the aircon would be used a lot in Summer.

The marina/harbour was fun for the kids and the nearby beach (5 mins walk) was good enough if not particularly special - the water was clear but the beach was not very nice as it was a bit littered.

And the location was great with easy access by car/train to Pompeii, Herculaneum, vesuvius, Naples and then by car south to the Amalfi Coast, Salerno and further.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Oct 2015
Aktar, thank you for your four stars review. We know that you wanted to give us 4.5 *, but you couldn't, and you chose to give us 4, instead of 5. But it does not matter.
Of course, our greatest surprise has been because you might have found, Villa Katerina, just enough for your needs, and, if there were two other people, the house would be small. You were a couple with three children, in a house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms and many common areas. If he got someone else was tight?
Aktar, the Villa is 150 sqm., the terrace (and not the veranda) on the Bay of Naples is another 150 sqm., the garden another 500 sqm.. But in Scotland you are used to live in such big houses?
Mr. Aktar, we want to collect your additional suggestions and put more cutlery and cutting boards, but a guide on how to protect themselves from mosquitoes (which obviously were not in the house, but you will find, maybe, in your tours, or in the garden at sunset) we do not think it's appropriate.
We tried, in every way, to enjoy your stay at Villa Katerina, we phoned to a lot of restaurants in the area to know who had a special line for celiac, we sent you a message every two days on whatsapp to know if you needed something . "All good, All fine. Great time."
AAAAH, if, we too, could give stars to our guests !!!!
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JTroyano
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Marvellous hospitality and great location”
Reviewed 16 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Massimo and Annina greeted us warmly, gave us a great orientation and were very flexible as we arrived early. The villa is of a very high standard with air con and a beautiful shady balcony which was a real plus as it was very hot! The beach is reached easily and the water is lovely and clear. There is on site secure parking which is also a real plus. We were a party of 5 with kids aged, 9, 15 and 17 and there was plenty to occupy all ages. Beach and safe balcony for the little one, WI-FI and Satellite TV to keep the teens amused whilst mum and dad enjoyed the scenery with a nice cold beer! Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Pompei all within easy driving distance. Again Massimo and Annina very helpful with departure time and very friendly. All in all a great place to stay.

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Liked best: Warm friendly greeting and well maintained property
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
2 Sep 2015
Rhank you dear and has been a pleasure for us to be your host!!!
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vspagnolo
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Villa Katerina - Wonderful!”
Reviewed 4 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We had the opportunity to stay at Villa Katerina for over a week during our 3 month Italy vacation. We have been picking properties that are a little away from the hustle and bustle of the city and this property did not disappoint. Although we were not in the middle of the city it only took us about 15 minutes to walk the beautiful steps to the train station or we took the morning into town. Once in the city, you can travel to nearby areas with ease such as Sorrento, Capri, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast, which we did. We loved the home as it was very spacious and comfortable. We had the necessary amenities that allowed us to cook at home some days. The host family was very accommodating and responsive. They were a pleasure to deal with and we highly recommend this vacation home.

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Liked best: Location, location, location
Liked least: WiFi was not working most of the days that we were there.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Apr 2015
YOU have been great guests. Thank you. And we hope that your "Trip in Europe" continued to be great!!!
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MonaCPH
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
“Perfectly located house”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the house; an amazing view of Vesuvio, the sea and a beautiful garden full of lemon trees. We were 5 adults and 2 children and we had plenty of space in the house. It is really easy to get around, because the train station is really close and there is so much to see and do in this beautiful part of Italy. The hosts were so kind, friendly and helpful and made sure we had a nice stay. We already want to go back there!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
2 Sep 2015
Thank you!! We are really glad that you enjoed our house and its common and lighty spaces. I know that you will think for a long time to the quite breakfast on the terrace, or the dinner at the sunset!!
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