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“A bumpy start, but ultimately a lovely place to stay”

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La Margherita Villa Giuseppina
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West Country, UK
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31 reviews
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“A bumpy start, but ultimately a lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stayed at Villa Giuseppina in mid-May and really enjoyed our week here. We did have a slightly bumpy start when we discovered on arrival at 10pm that our room wasn't available due to an overbooking, and our first night would have to be spent at La Margherita - just up the road. After a long day's travelling this was about the last thing we needed to hear, but Annamaria at La Margherita made amends by giving us a free dinner (despite the fact the kitchen had just closed) and our room there was perfectly comfortable. So we moved up to Villa Giuseppina the following day and our holiday properly began. The hotel is in a beautiful setting (the pool terrace looks out over an ever-changing view of the mountains and Ravello - stunning) and the staff are genuinely lovely - from the ladies who served breakfast to the reception and bar staff (especially Cecilia and Carla), and of course the urbane Patron Vincenzo. There is a small bar that serves a simple lunchtime menu, and we did prevail upon them a couple of times in the evening to feed us which they obligingly did. Scala itself, although very pretty and typically Italian, is quite small and has limited evening eating options available if you are on foot, (Il Pinguino was good for pizza/pasta and we ate some good Panini at La Campagnana) but Ravello is a 20 minute walk with a better choice of restaurants and there are regular buses to Amalfi. One evening we bought ham, olives, cheese, bread and fruit from the local Alimentari and ate it on our balcony, washed down with a bottle of the local Sammarco wine, which was very drinkable. The room itself was small but had everything we needed, with the welcome addition of a fridge - great for keeping your Peroni cold. So, downsides? Our shower was broken so it wouldn't stay on the wall, which was annoying but not insurmountable. Secondly, La Giuseppina is popular with wedding parties - three bookending our week there. In itself this isn't really an issue - everyone was very pleasant - but at times it felt that the wedding group dominated. Finally, it would also have been nice to have the free wifi work in the bar as well (it is limited to the reception/pool terrace area) but that really is a very small thing! In summary, lovely, helpful staff, a beautiful spot and somewhere I would happily go back to - there's nothing like sitting in the bar as the sun goes down with an Aperol Spritz!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We were treated as valued friends from the moment we arrived. Carla and Cecilia were a mine of information, pointing us in the direction of places to eat and visit, transportation tips and the best shops! Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff, even to having a wonderful farewell lunch in the Villa Giuseppina bar by special request of lasagna, cooked by Lorenzo while being entertained by Enzo's wonderful piano playing. The hotel was always spotlessly clean and its environs well tended. The layout was a little confusing until realising that this hotel has two campuses and an unconventional entrance! This all added to its charm.

Room Tip: As common in most hotels, the beds were very hard, pillows too. If this is a problem, we advise taki...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Very nice local family run hotel. Excellent location for Ravello and Amalfi.

Great views from rooms and hotel areas.

I wish we could have stayed longer than three days.

Staff are very welcoming, accommodating and friendly. Thanks. Grazie molte!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We recently got married in Ravello and organised for myself and 35 of our guests to all stay at this Hotel. Right from the start the staff were excellent and couldn't of been more accommodating. The hotel has excellent views over Ravello and is only a quick 10 minute drive away, the rooms were excellent, clean and very nice, if anything I think they could charge a bit more! The pool is lovely, breakfast on the terrace was excellent - a truly magical stay!

We became very good friends with Lorenzo/Cecila and all of the staff over our stay and ALL of our guests mentioned they made it a unforgettable stay!! I could not recommend this hotel more!

Room Tip: The rooms with the best Balcony's are at the top of Villa Giuseppina, huge balcony with a tremen...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We had a fantastic trip to Ravello in May of this year, staying at La Margherita Villa Giuseppina in Scala, which is just a 15-20 minute gentle walk to the centre of Ravello and have already booked to return with our entire wedding party next year! The rooms, food, pool and people are all fantastic and I can't recommend it highly enough.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We had two weeks at this great hotel, the views from the balcony are stunning from early morning sunrise and in the evening Ravello is lit beautifully.
The view from the breakfast terrace is just as amazing, the pool was clean and welcoming.
Evening meals were served at La Margherita with a friendliness that made you feel part of the family. The food was delicious and different each night. Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff or family, they work hard make your holiday a time to remember, which we will for a long time. This is one of the friendliest Hotels we have ever stayed in, the room was clean and well serviced and it had a fabulous view.Thank you all for a great holiday.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

I can only agree with all the comments about this little gem of a hotel. We had room 7 which another reviewer said should be avoided; and I agree it was very small and the bathroom needed attention.However the views, and staff's attention to details more than made up for it.

We went half board, and dinner was served in the sister hotel Margherita down the road. The food was excellent and I am so glad we took this option because people we met from other hotels who ate out at other places each night said the prices were extortionate and choice abysmal. We had different choices every night including home made pasta to start (always different and delicious).

Breakfast was served on the Terrace with that fabulous view of the mountains and Ravello and was fresh croissants, rolls, soft cheese, jams, honey, fruit juice and tea or coffee. Lunch was served in the Pool bar by the lovely Cecelia who was so kind and helpful. The food was amazing!

The taxis are ridiculously priced so we used the Scala Municipal bus and Vincenzo (the driver) picked us up from outside the Hotel (thanks to a call from Cecilia) and gave us a lovely sight-seeing trip of neighbouring villages before taking us to Amalfi. Cost was 1 euro 20 cents! taxi would have been 60 euro. We also took the Suda Bus to Ravello for a few euros and spent a lovely afternoon at the Villa Rufolo.

What makes this hotel so special are the people that run it; they are so friendly and helpful and seem to really care about making your holiday perfect. Special mention must go to Enzo (great sense of humour) Cecelia (nothing was too much trouble) Maria (always smiling) and Carla who had us in stitches every day and was full of hints and tips.
Thank you for giving us a wonderful weeks holiday.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Margherita Villa Giuseppina
Address: Via Torricella, 84010 Scala, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Scala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Scala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — La Margherita Villa Giuseppina 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly built, with every modern comfort, the Hotel "La Margherita - Villa Giuseppina" is situated in Scala the heart of the Amalfi Coast, between Amalfi and Ravello.Open the whole year round. All rooms with private shower and balcony. Central heating. Large terraces for sunbathing. Swimming pool and solarium. Family management. Very reasonable prices. Excellent cooking. Own parking ground. us connections during the day. The hotel is situated in a prticulary quiet position, away from the traffic noise. It is the right place for a perfect stay and relaxing holidays. ... more   less 
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