Our family of 4 with two boys, aged 11 and 15, stayed at Cubo in September. On our arrival we were met at the door by Rosa and Salvatore with huge smiles and a wonderful welcome. They helped us with our bags to our room, The Asia Apartment, and showed us how to use everything. The apartments are beautifully appointed and have electronic controls where you can close all the external shutters with the push of one button, which makes everything lovely and dark and quiet at night, not that there is much noise here anyway. The Asia apartment has a big loft where the children could sleep, two bathrooms, large lounge area, kitchen, laundry, air conditioning etc. It is a very spacious and comfortable apartment. We loved it! The apartment also has partial views of Mt Vesuvius. We went up to the roof terrace, which can be accessed via the lift or stairs and the views from here are stunning. There are tables, chairs,etc up here. We then wandered downstairs to the "bar" where we met the owner Alfonso and his other daughter Stephania and we were offered complimentary drinks! A warmer welcome you couldn't have asked for! After drinks we wandered up through the town and checked out the local eateries. There are a few pizza places etc to choose from but we decided to eat at Cubo. The food is lovely and all prepared by Anna, Alfonso's wife. That was it, we ate at Cubo every night from then on! On some nights when we felt like staying in we ordered a large platter of sushi to share for dinner. This was really really good sushi. The kitchen in the apartment is fully equipped but the food at the restaurant is so good we ate from there every night.
When we had booked I arranged to move to the Africa apartment higher up with better views for our other four nights ( they were too heavily booked to do all five nights in Africa), so on our first day while we were at Capri all our luggage etc was moved for us up to Africa. This is also a beautiful apartment with the same conveniences as Asia but with full views and one bathroom. The children weren't so enthralled because they'd lost their loft and private bathroom, but they still had their own room and we had beautiful extensive views! The moral of the story was any apartment here is fantastic, but I suppose for kids the Asia is great as they have their own space, but I did love the views up here. I should mention we were able to do some washing too. There is a washing machine and a little clothes line on the balcony. They even supply a small amount of washing powder and pegs!
The location of these apartments is ideal. It is a less than 5 minute easy walk to catch the train to Sorrento or Naples or Herculaneum or Pompeii. There is also a garage across the road from the apartments with discount rates from the hotel. Alfonso just gives you a swipe card to use and it is only 10 euro per day. We had a car for a couple of days and this was very easy.
Breakfast is included and there is lots of choices from croissants, cereal, beautiful home made cakes including the most yummiest Amarena tart made with local sour cherries, brioche, toasted sandwiches, coffee, tea, juice. Breakfast was always yummy and very generous.
I should also mention the beds are extremely comfortable and every night we slept really well as it was quiet and dark and comfortable.
Throughout our stay we were always greeted with smiles and friendliness and helpfulness from Alfonso and his family and staff. It was really like staying with friends but in your own space. Even when I had a fall across the road from the apartments, Alfonso organised some dressings and antiseptic for me and helped my husband patch me up. We had a good laugh at the two "doctors".
I cannot say enough good things about our stay here. It really was my favourite place to stay over our 4 week trip through Italy, and we did stay at some great places. Great location, quiet, comfortable, awesome food, but best of all the kindness and generosity of the owners and their family and staff.
Thanks Alfonso, Anna ( I wish I could buy or grow Amarena in Australia!), Stephania, Rosa, Salvatore, Lucia and other staff. I would love to come back to stay again in the future.
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