My husband and I recently celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary. In lieu of a fancy party and expensive gifts, we decided to book a Villa in our favorite spot, the Amalfi Coast. For this we choose the Relais Villa Savarese. We could not have been more pleased. We booked the entire Villa, 10 rooms for one month. We invited family and friends to come enjoy and celebrate with us. From the moment we drove through the private gates we found ourselves in paradise. We were greeted by not only a friendly staff, but the owners themselves. They immediately made us feel at home and welcomed. The spacious grounds were impeccable and manicured daily. The swimming pool and deck area had more than enough sunning and relaxing seating for our large group. The lemon and orange and other trees were lush and spectacular. Walking into the Villa was amazing. Each of the rooms has their own character, each offering a little something different. They were spacious, decorated beautifully, each with a private bathroom, mini bar, telephone, TV and air conditioning. We have stayed in many hotels in Europe, and none have had the quality of air conditioning that this Villa had to offer. The common areas were more than adequate and we took full advantage of each of them. The aroma of fresh pasteries and baked breakfast dishes invited us to gathering each morning for a delicious breakfast in the sunny and elegant breakfast room. The buffet served each morning was delicious and prepared by Signora Savarese herself for a very personal touch. Although there is not a restaurant on site, there is a gourmet kitchen. The staff helped us to arrange for a chef to come and prepare dinner for us many of the evenings. It was wonderful. They shopped, cooked and cleaned, leaving us to relax and feel extremely pampered. Speaking of being pampered.....from the moment we walked in, until the last day when we sorrowfully had to say goodbye, we were pampered far beyond our expectations. The staff was there to fulfill any need we thought we might have, always ready to make phone calls, check on transportation schedules and make any arrangements that needed to be met. Because the Villa is in such a well-located location, it was convenient to visit the popular sites near by. Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Pompei and Ercolono are just a few of the sites we were able to visit and the concierge was more than happy to assist with these excursions. Whether we choose to go site seeing for the day, go shopping or walk to the near by beach, it was always a pleasure to walk through the gates of the Villa and feel like we were “Home”, always with someone to cheerfully greet us. This gave us the oppourtunity to discuss the days adventures with each other over a nice glass of wine. I give the Villa Savares the highest of all marks. This is not only mine and my husband’s opinion, but has been echoed by all of my guests. They met all of our needs and exceeded our expectations in everyway. Our anniversary celebration was a success and the Savarese family and staff made it all possible. We look forward to one day returning to visit with our new friends, and yet another dream vacation.
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