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“Outstanding in Beautiful Sorrento” 5 of 5 stars
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Sorrento BabyLuna
Via degli Aranci 187, 80067 Sorrento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #48 of 87 Sorrento B&B and Inns
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“Outstanding in Beautiful Sorrento”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Our family (couple and 3 adult children) stayed at Sorrento Babyluna for 3 nights in April this year.

All communication with Antonella was very friendly and prompt. She advised us on transport, which we appreciated. It was much cheaper for 5 adults to fly with Easyjet from Venice than train and was a quick, hassle-free journey. (As were all 4 of our Easyjet flights in 5 weeks).

There is a shuttle bus that leaves from Naples airport and takes you straight to Sorrento (http://www.curreriviaggi.it/) which would have been excellent, but didn't work with our arrival time, so we opted to catch the public bus outside the airport to the train station in Naples and the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento. (Lonely Planet describes Naples as a "raucous hell-broth of a city" (among other things) and our brief transit through there made us very glad we decided to base ourselves in Sorrento instead.

Like others, we had a bit of difficulty finding the building (walking in the opposite direction from the train station to begin with). There are no signs, just a small label on a buzzer at the entrance to a large apartment block. Antonella met us there and is a very friendly, professional and welcoming person.

We were more than impressed with the spaciousness and quality of the apartment. Very stylish! It is on a busy, noisy intersection, but the windows fully muffled the noise and we all slept well. The internet is temperamental. Fully equipped kitchen which I was looking forward to using, but unfortunately all the supermarkets shut for Easter as we waited for Antonella to arrive, and didn't re-open until the morning we left! Really, food was the biggest problem for our time there (cake, juices and jams etc are supplied, but strapping young men (and me to be honest) do need a decent breakfast to start a busy day of exploring. We never quite got used to the volume of cakes/pastries in Italy :-) All of this wouldn't have been an issue if we could have gone to a supermarket of course. There is one directly opposite. Not a major in the scheme of things. There is a laundromat a few minutes away opposite but on the same road.

We ate at Il Leone Rosso the first night (at Antonella's recommendation) and had a fabulous meal and hospitality there. It was packed to the rafters so we had to sit in the outside conservatory but this was fine.

Sorrento is a beautiful town with a stunning coastline, interesting lanes to explore and a decent enough main street to cater for some retail therapy. It is such a good base to take the Circumvesuviana to Pompeii (a MUST visit) and the bus along the coast to Positano and Amalfi etc.(breath-taking - often quite literally for a nervous traveller like me, standing at the back on the right side of the bus!) Quite clearly the home of Limoncello and this is to be found in abundance there.

Highly recommend staying at the Babyluna. It is excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

My family stayed in the BabylLuna Apartments for 7days in July for my son's wedding. We booked all 3 apartments as there were 7 people in the group. Found the apartments quite easily by reading other reviews on Tripadvisor. Apartment extremely clean and tidy. Contacted owner via mobile and she meet us at apartments - VERY PLEASANT YOUNG LADY.
Very convenient to everything. Walked everywhere.
Only thing missing was a swimming pool.
Thanks ( Mario and Antonella) for a great stay

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

I stayed in the babyluna from the 8th to 13th june 2011 all the reviews i had read really really did not do this apartment any justice i can highly reccomend this accomadation it is what everyone say it is it is a private apartment in a private complex within a gated complex with parking if need be.
it was a bit hard to find but it only took use 10 mins to find it if you make your way to the new supermarket called pollio massive big place if you stand outside there and look across the road there is a block of apartments above a photography shop also a pharmacy the apartments are over them shops
walk up the right hand side of the building where the photo shop is up a wee slope and you will come to a gated complex there you will find a board with all the buzzers on look for babyluna which is the door entry in to the complex it self if you are driving the doors automatically open we was texted by mario on landing and arranged to be met at the complex
everything everyone has said about this apartment is true and even more the attention to detail in this place was second to none it is so high tec the bathrooms where amazing the place was spotless pristine the beds where spotless there is everything there you could ever want I cannot fault this property there 5 of use staying there it was decorated and fitted out to a very high spec the photos do not do it justice if you are thinking about choosing this place you really will not be disappointed i guarantee you the only thing that is missing is a microwave and a couple of sunloungers for the terrace but i am not goin die for the loss of the micro but really would be good if there was some sunloungers if you did decide to stay in for the day there is 2 ways in to the building from either side of the building and also a lift as well i am not goin to go on on you really do need to try it for yourself read all the reviews and add mine to it we all can't be wrong ay :)) :)) SUE FROM LIVERPOOL

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

5 of us stayed in one of the Babyluna apartments while in Sorrento for a family member's wedding and i have to say that the place was fantastic!! It was a great location, not far from everything you need and there is a supermarket and many smaller shops located right across the road. Our favourite thing about the apartment was the MASSIVE balcony...you can access it from the main living area and both bedrooms which we found great. We also had a great time watching all the mad scooters driving around and it was a great place to sit in the evening with a lovely freshly brewed italian coffee (which was complimentary). Overall a fantastic place and the owners were very helpful and extremely friendly....would definately recommend this place!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

We loved Babyluna. Clean, well located, comfortable. it is actually an apartment- there is no check in desk- the very nice owners will contact you and meet you there when you arrive.
We had a two bedroom with a terrace. Easy walking distance from the main part of Sorrento. It is located at a busy traffic circle, and while that means the the noise on the terrace can be high, even that has a good side, since the auto/scooter/truck/ pedestrian ballet that goes on in the street is great fun to watch! Although the street noise is high- the triple pane windows and shutters make for a quiet nights sleep. What a treat!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

I initially reserved Babyluna for 4 nights and I ended up staying for 7. As people said before, it is basically a private apartment. I loved it! It was so quiet, especially since sorrento is so noisy--full of scooters. I slept so well! And the air-conditioning was so great because Sorrento had a heat wave when I was there. The location is perfect as you can walk to the main town and train/bus stations in less than 10 minutes. Although there is no wifi or internet in the B&B, I found a cafe close by that had Wifi as well as a happy hour with free food if you bought a drink. The breakfast is typical Italian (some breads and coffee). But since there is a kitchen, you can make your own eggs, fruit or whatever. The market is basically across the street. Also, the room I had was huge! Such a nice change from small, cramped hotel rooms.
If I ever come back to Sorrento, I'd stay at the BabyLuna!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2009

The other reviews are a little misleading. The Babyluna is a private apartment in a private apartment complex. The location is terrific - you can walk to the Piazza Tasso, the bus station, and all the restaurants etc in town. The apartment itself is very clean and modern and big enough. The balcony provided a wonderful place to sit and talk about the day. You can't walk out into a courtyard - it's on the third floor (floor number 2 in Italy)
There were a couple of problems. You have to have a cell phone because there is no phone in the apartment and there is no clerk at the apartment. You have to call the owners to tell them when you are arriving so they can meet you and let you in and give you a key. We didn't have a cell phone and the directions were so bad in the other reviews that we wandered around for a good hour trying to find the Babyluna. No one we asked had heard of it.
You won't find anything that says Sorrento Babyluna until you get inside the complex. You can't get in without a key. The Babyluna is not up the hill from the Sisa market but kitty-corner to it. If you get out of the bus and walk down from the bus station to the main street, you then want to turn right and walk until you come to another major right turn. this will be the street the apartment complex is on - on the left. There is one entrance on that street - you will find the number 187 above some hidden stairs. It is not easy to find. Luckily we ran into the owner who was waiting for us based on an expected time of arrival. If we had missed the bus from the Naples Airport, we would have had to call the owners to get in.
The other problem we had was that we had no hot water one night and one morning. We had to go into town to find a telephone to call the owner. It was fixed but there was no refund or discount for the problem.
It was non smoking which was a huge plus and the AC was fantastic. There are two other apartments that make up the Babyluna and in one of the other units, someone was smoking and it came out into the small lobby. It was intense. Inside the unit, it was very quiet and smoke free.
Had we had a cell phone we probably would have felt better staying here.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via degli Aranci 187, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
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Ranked #48 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Sorrento
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A nice and fashion corner in the marvelous context of Sorrento: The B&B Sorrento Babyluna is in the main center of the city! All the rooms are new in the structure and in the furnishings; bath with shower and Hairdryer is inside or beside the room. All the rooms have kitchen corner, air conditioned and TV color. ... more   less 
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