The B&B is lovely once you get there. The views are breathtaking and the breakfast substantial and its in a very quiet residential area. The room we stayed in has an empty bar fridge, a lovely bowl of fruit but no tea making facilities. It was clean when we turned up but we found out that unless you stayed more than a week, they don't come in to change the sheets or towels. Aside from all this, the place is absolutely inconvenient if you don't have a car, and as some found out, even if you did have a car, you may not want to run the gauntlet of a road that is 1 car width in most places. The property is actually located a 20min walk to the town of Sant Agata and then from there, a very steep walk of at least 40mins down to Sorrento town(make sure your shoes have grip!). We (amongst other guests) were told that the walk down was only 15mins! It most definitely is not; unless you want to break your neck running down. There were frequent buses (every 25 mins) from Sant Agata but we were given outdated timetables (admittedly it just changed the week before we arrived) which made life frustrating unless you really didn't care how long it took you to get to your destination. Not only that, it would have been helpful to know that on Sunday nights, the buses from Sorrento actually start from a different bus stand. We learnt a costly 57Euro taxi lesson. To be fair, they kindly picked us up from the station to the property gratis. A complimentary return trip to the station at the end of the stay should be provided on account of its remoteness but they wanted 20Euros for this request. To sum up, its good value if you wanted to relax in nice surrounds, or you have a car and you don't mind the squeeze in some very narrow parts of the road. Otherwise, pay a little more and stay somewhere that is more walkable to Sorrento!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at La Cartolina Residence and allow yourself to be embraced by the incredible scenery of the Gulf of Naples, in the tranquility of farmhouse with five star facilities. La Cartolina is situated 10 minutes from Sorrento. In the direction of Santâ'Agata sui due Golfi, you will enter the beautiful tree-lined promenade leading to the enchanted countryside where the Villa is situated and soon arrive in the il Deserto locality. ... more less