I was expecting this place to be pretty nice based on the pictures I had seen on the website when booking but, having parked up outside what I thought was the property, I was a little apprehensive as it looked very ramshackle. it turned out the hotel is actually not what you see from the road and in fact round the back (I think what I am saying is that if you book don't panic when you get there!) and once you step inside it just takes your breath away. The entire building is incredibly tastefully furnished, crammed full of antiques, and has possibly the most elegant lift I have seen in any building ever. We had a superior seaview room and it was stunning and the sea view itself was to die for. I would definitely recommend paying that little extra for the view. The bed coverings are individual to the rooms and the linens themselves are silky and clearly of a very high thread count (leading my husband to demand the same at home). You will feel like a princess sleeping there. The breakfast room overlooks the sea and you can have drinks on the balcony. The staff don't really speak much English at all, which is a bit of a disadvantage, but they are very lovely and always smiling and happy to help. My husband managed to snap one of the curtain pulls within 5 minutes of arriving and they were truly gracious about this. Parking is just in front of the building and it is a 10 minute walk into town. I would say it is worth making the sacrifice of not being central in order to take advantage of the peace and quiet and also the views. We only stayed in Agropoli for one night following a visit to Paestum but we were really sad to leave as we found even just our short stay very relaxing and we are planning an excuse to go back to the hotel next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SAINT FRANCIS' RESORTTreading on St.Francis' footstep,you get to the 1300 old monasterywith the little stone church and the rockbearing the Saint's name.From this magic place - they say -He spoke to the creatures of the Earth.Living in history gives youdeep feeling and emotions,while you look at the wiseaccurate restoration works,the fine material, and precious drapery.Overhanging the sea, you viewembraces the "historical centre",and you seem to touch the harbour,the rock coastline and St. Francis' rock.You experience meditation and peaceof the mind, but also relax and wellbeingwhile you have breakfast near the warmantique fireplace and the night aperitifson the terrace straight above the sea.Romantic evenings and breathtakingsunsets.Cultural and sporting excursions,trekking.Outside it is beautiful but insideit is just fascinating. ... more less
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