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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Piano di Sorrento, Province of Naples, Campania

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Blerke
Birmingham UK
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
““I would be happy living here””
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We loved this villa. It is very big, there were 7 of us including a baby and it worked very well, you could probably increase that number by another 7 and you wouldn't be on top of each other. The villa is down a private road and you need a car but it was 20 mins to Sorrento where our family took advantage of the excellent train service to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius etc. We also caught the ferry from Sorrento to Capri. If we didn't eat locally (La Rosa or Zio Sam which were both excellent) we drove in to Sorrento and ate in the many excellent restaurants.
The villa is furnished in traditional Italian style and is a little old fashioned for some tastes. It could do with a few modern updates.... the showers in the main part of the house; though I'm told the shower in the annex was excellent. The bed linen and towels although clean could also do with an update....white sheets please!
The terrace is superbly equipped with large table and chairs/sun loungers/swinging settee and the view to Positano is so beautiful, you'll want to just stay at the villa and go nowhere else!. The view from the kitchen was my favourite, you can watch the boats and water taxis.
The views from the upper and lower terraces are so wonderful, they remain with you even back home. All of the bedrooms are on the 1st floor and all open out onto the upper terrace where the large swimming pool is situated. There are sun loungers here too and a great shower. The pool is a little deep for small children but there is a shallow (1M) end.
The wifi was sporadic but then you are out in the countryside so this is somewhat inevitable.
The kitchen again though old fashioned had everything you will need and is well equipped with a great fridge/freezer. There is a tiny laundry with an oldish washing machine.....it doesn't take huge loads but is adequate. You can dry all of your washing outside.
We never watched tv so don't know whether the set or reception are any good! But you really wouldn't want to watch tv here!
We had a bit of a problem with ants, they move in if you leave a crumb anywhere but the cleaner does her best to deal with this sort of problem....or unblock your shower. She's really very good and though we didn't at first think it necessary to have a cleaner every day (except Sunday), on review it was good to have her as the bathrooms and kitchen and bedrooms all had a good clean every day and all we had to do was load the dish washer and cook a bit of pasta occasionally.

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Liked best: views
Liked least: ants/bedding/towels
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Blerke
Birmingham UK
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“I would be happy living here”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We loved this villa. It is very big, there were 7 of us including a baby and it worked very well, you could probably increase that number by another 7 and you wouldn't be on top of each other. The villa is down a private road and you need a car but it was 20 mins to Sorrento where our family took advantage of the excellent train service to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius etc. We also caught the ferry from Sorrento to Capri. If we didn't eat locally (La Rosa or Zio Sam which were both excellent) we drove in to Sorrento and ate in the many excellent restaurants.
The villa is furnished in traditional Italian style and is a little old fashioned for some tastes. It could do with a few modern updates.... the showers in the main part of the house; though I'm told the shower in the annex was excellent. The bed linen and towels although clean could also do with an update....white sheets please!
The terrace is superbly equipped with large table and chairs/sun loungers/swinging settee and the view to Positano is so beautiful, you'll want to just stay at the villa and go nowhere else!. The view from the kitchen was my favourite, you can watch the boats and water taxis.
The views from the upper and lower terraces are so wonderful, they remain with you even back home. All of the bedrooms are on the 1st floor and all open out onto the upper terrace where the large swimming pool is situated. There are sun loungers here too and a great shower. The pool is a little deep for small children but there is a shallow (1M) end.
The wifi was sporadic but then you are out in the countryside so this is somewhat inevitable.
The kitchen again though old fashioned had everything you will need and is well equipped with a great fridge/freezer. There is a tiny laundry with an oldish washing machine.....it doesn't take huge loads but is adequate. You can dry all of your washing outside.
We never watched tv so don't know whether the set or reception are any good! But you really wouldn't want to watch tv here!
We had a bit of a problem with ants, they move in if you leave a crumb anywhere but the cleaner does her best to deal with this sort of problem....or unblock your shower. She's really very good and though we didn't at first think it necessary to have a cleaner every day (except Sunday), on review it was good to have her as the bathrooms and kitchen and bedrooms all had a good clean every day and all we had to do was load the dish washer and cook a bit of pasta occasionally.

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Liked best: size of the villa/location/views
Liked least: ants/bedding/towels
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 February 2015 for a stay in June 2014

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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efbt78
Sartrouville, France
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“beautiful place”
Reviewed 11 November 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Villa Lamaro is a beautiful big house with a great view on the blue sea. All the family (10 people) enjoyed the large terrasses (2), the pool and all the different nice bedrooms.

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Liked best: large terrasses with the view on the sea
Liked least: very very expensive cleaning during the stay, pool on the shade after 4.30 pm (in august)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fluff533
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful views but that's about it...”
Reviewed 16 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our group of 6 stayed at Villa Lamaro (also called Luca) in September 2014. As others have mentioned it is very difficult to find. We had to ask one of the locals who was able to assist right away but they really should be providing much more explicit directions. The villa itself is represented just as the pictures show. The views are absolutely beautiful from the terrace. However, the inside is sparsely furnished and I will warn you the beds in the yellow and blue rooms are very uncomfortable and the bed linens are cheap and thin. The outdoor terrace was covered with ants. Also, the internet wi-fi didn't work very well. It only worked in one room and only with 1 or 2 people connected at a time. We had a few issues with the power, lights not working and no hot water which Luca was able to address for us almost immediately.

Overall, my general feeling was Villa Lamaro had a lot of potential to be a luxurious place to stay. But it seemed tired and worn and only the bare essentials were provided. Luca was a very generous and accomodating host and we thoroughly enjoyed his company. However, for the amount of money to rent Villa Lamaro I was expecting more luxury and more comforts.

On the upside, I would highly recommend YouKnowBoat in Sorrento if you are looking for day trip, via boat, to Capri. We rented a boat with a skipper for the day and it was the highlight of our trip.

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Liked best: the view
Liked least: the bed
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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MrLear
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A delight, once you've found it”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is a spacious, comfortable and well-equipped villa with a fine view, a lovely terrace, a small swimming pool and four double rooms with en suite. A charming young man called Luca and a couple of formidable ladies look after the place. We spent a delightful week here. But there are a few points to note. Firstly, it's not called Villa Luca but Villa Lamaro and, when we were trying to find it, asking for Villa Luca drew blank looks from the locals. Secondly, it's hard to find: drive up the Meta-Amalfi road from Meta to the road junction at the top by the San Pietro hotel and take the first right just past the row of shops some 25 metres beyond the junction, follow the lane round the S bend and take the turning up to the right; the villa is beyond the automatic gate. Thirdly, it's a bit isolated, which didn't bother us but might disappoint anyone hoping to walk to a selection of bars and restaurants. Fourthly, it faces west along the Amalfi coast, which means you lose the sun in the late afternoon. Fifthly, it takes 45 minutes to walk down the lane to the sea (longer to come back up) and there's nothing but a few rocks and an abandoned building project when you arrive; but it'll keep you fit. Sixthly, the master bedroom only has a handheld shower in the bath. Seventhly, don't try to play the piano: it hasn't been tuned in years.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alan A
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa, amazing views, great people”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Villa Luca (Lamaro) is an amazing villa in a stunning location with incredible views down over the sea. Everything in the villa was provided, including excellent daily maid service. The Owner Luca was of great help, especially when we bumped our hire car and needed some help finding a garage to fix it.
You do need a car here as it is out of the way a bit and out of Sorrento, but on the plus side this takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The walk down to the sea from the villa is long and hot and there isn't really anywhere to swim from when you get there, just rocks to scramble over. Can easily drive round to Marina Grande or Marina di Puolo for a swim and some great restaurants. Also easy to get back on the main road to visit Pompeii, Vesuvius etc.

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Liked best: Views from the terrace
Liked least: Driving around the area
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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