We stayed in the apartment for three nights and it was one of our better choices for our Italy tour. Tina and her daughter were exceptionally friendly and helpful. When I mentioned that we wanted to go to Capri on one of the days, Tina booked us on a boat tour that she said was the same price as the ferry but you got the whole tour plus a van picked you up a block away and brought you back. That worked out well, except that the boat was a lot smaller than we anticipated. The tour was great though. You may not want to use that tour in rough weather.
Even though we had the apt. that did not include breakfast, Tina had left us a huge selection of bread, pastries, home made desserts as well as fresh fruit. She even refreshed the selection each day which was a pleasant surprise.
The apartment is spacious and includes a full kitchen. We ended up going twice to a local restaurant that Tina suggested. 'Il fieniele' ended up being fantastic with great food that was reasonably priced. It's about a 6 minute walk on the other side of S. Agata. Well worth it.
The views from the balcony are awesome. Sunrise is not to be missed but you are facing the wrong direction for sunsets. The only thing I didn't expect is that the large apartment actually comprises two of the three balcony sections on the B&B photo. One smaller unit has the left side which would have a partially obstructed sea view and the other one is to the rear, right side with a partial view also. Book the large apartment if it is available for sure.
Wifi was a bit of an issue. Tina's daughter looks after it and it's not on when she is at school teaching and is turned off later in the evening. I had trouble logging on but it was a password issue, not signal strength.
We did have some trouble finding the place. Tina's instructions were clear but the signs are easy to get wrong along the way. Our GPS took us on back roads and streets for the shortest route. Each time we drove in & out we seemed to take a different route and it wasn't until the last day that we found the best way, which was not exactly what Tina or the GPS told us to.
One problem is that you are living right in the local neighbourhood. Tina's dogs were not a problem but there are lots of other dogs that do bark late at night and early in the morning. Traffic noise is very minimal.
Overall a great place that we would use again.
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