Immediately upon arrival we know we were in for a treat. Along with the two other couples that were staying at Palazzo Montefusco (four rooms in total), Ivan welcomed us in the breakfast area, introduced us to the staff and provided a warm orientation to both Sorrento and the B & B (much more upscale boutique hotel than B & B). I asked Ivan where I could find the best espresso in Sorrento and he said, "right here of course." And moments later indeed the best espresso in Sorrento was in my hands. This was reflective of the kind of service and hospitality that the staff of Montefusco provide.
We stayed in Room 202 a junior suite and the room was almost perfect. Modern in design, spacious, with dynamic lighting (Ivan is a lighting designer by profession) this room was by far the best we experienced during our time in Italy. Our road overlooked the Corso Italia (the main road in Sorrento) and initially I wondered if the noise would make sleeping difficult. Not to worry - the windows design is flawless. Well done. We also had a small balcony that overlooked the street which provided pleasant views particularly during the evening when the Corso Italia is closed to auto traffic and reserved for strolling.
I need to mention the staff for they are the heart of Montefusco: Lina, Marika, Giovanni and Serphina (her cakes are to die for - make sure you partake during breakfast). Each of them had a servant's heart and sought to make our experience the best it possible could be. They were helpful with restaurant recommendations (make sure you go to Miccio for dinner and Franco's for pizza) schedules for the boats to Capri and Positano and little details like the quickest and easiest ways to get from point a to point b. As well, on our day of departure, Giovanni walked us to the train station (10 minutes), helped us bypass the long line at the ticket counter by going to the shop next door where there was no line and literally got us on the train. Even in the last moments of our stay we felt cared for and valued.
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