This is very different to a standard hotel - and mostly better for that!
It is, essentially, two self-catering apartments on the top floor of an apartment block. The owner lives in the same block. Be warned - it is up four flights of stone stairs and there is no lift. The owner is very open about this and it wasn't a problem for us (partly because he carried our heaviest bag up for us!) Antonello (the owner) was also kind enough to meet us at the Circumvesuviana railway station and show us the way to the apartment.
The apartment consists of a bathroom, a small kitchen area, a dining area and a bedroom. It's light, airy and there's good aircon. The wifi is excellent - much better than most hotels offer (and it's included in the price). Breakfast was a collection of Italian cakes and pastries left in the kitchen area - so you are not bound to a breakfast time. Antonello told us we only had to ask if we needed anything. You need to take him at his word for this - if you want fresh towels, the beds changing etc then this will be done, but you need to ask. On our final night, Antonello explained where to catch the direct bus to the airport and he arranged with the company to stop closer to the apartment (there's a family connection to the bus company!). We really appreciated that as our main bag was quite heavy. (Note, the bus was about 35 min - and this is quite "normal"...so leave plenty of time to catch your flight!)
The town itself is nice enough. It's not Sorrento, but then again the prices are a bit cheaper. It is much more Italian (ie less tourist focussed) than some of the resort towns which makes for a more interesting holiday. It's easy to reach the main sights using the railway - we easily visited Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum and went on a trip up Vesuvius. The railway is very battered, but also dirt cheap!
Overall, I would recommend Tetto Fiorito as a great place to stay - very relaxing and a good base to explore this part of Italy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tetto Fiorito is a new Bed and Breakfast located in the center of Castellammare di Stabia, in the heart of the Sorrento Coast. It has two attic rooms (Tetto Lilla and Tetto Verde), recently renovated, situated in an eighteenth-century building. Both are located on the 4th and last floor of the building (without elevator), with access to the communal terrace, where there are many flowers... This is the reason of its name: Tetto Fiorito! Tastefully decorated, these apartments have all the comforts to make your stay unforgettable. The terrace is 80 square meters large. It is equipped with sun loungers and a swing. From the terrace you will have a pleasant view of the surrounding buildings. The location of our B&B is really strategic. Tetto Fiorito belongs to an ancient historical building in the heart of the town of Castellammare di Stabia where you will find restaurants, the shops, public transportation, the beach and the tourist port. Castellammare di Stabia is a place rich in history and culture, located at the edge of the Sorrento coast. We are downtown, a few meters from the Castellammare di Stabia's Cathedral, the excavations and Villa Stabiae; moreover, you could have wonderful walks enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Sorrento coast. The train station and the bus stop are only 50 meters far from the B&B. Every 30 minutes there are direct trains to Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples. In the same station you will find the cable car which quickly connects you to the beautiful forests of Mount Faito, where you can immerse yourself in the nature. With the cableway, during the summer period only, you can reach in 7 minutes the height of 1100 meters above the sea level. The tourist port is far 5 minutes walking. From here, hydrofoils and ferries will take you to Capri, Sorrento and Naples. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Gulf of Naples' island, Capri, Ischia and Procida: All this important location are very simple to reach from your home, if your home will be the Tetto Fiorito! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tetto Fiorito Italy/Castellammare Di Stabia, Province Of Naples