I loved this hotel as it away from all the hustle and bustle of tourists. There was a really lovely receptionist Clementina. She gave us timetables as we chose not to drive and lots of info on local areas. She also asked about our trips etc. We felt very welcome by her. The other staff were very nice too. I felt I could not get enough travel info for the Cilento area prior to travel as so much of the info on the inetrnet is on amalfi. Luckily Clemintina managed to get us bus and train schedules that let us plan ahead.
There are regular trains to Salerno. The station in cava is about 15 mins walk to the hotel or a there is a bus nearby which takes you to either Cava or salerno station. We did not feel we needed a car. I know people keep saying you need a car to stay here, if you dont mind walking, its an excellent base . The bus to Salerno costs 1.20 Euros these are valid for 90 minutes.
Its a great place to stay as you can travel to the Cilento National Park area where the beaches are nice and very clean. I prefered this area to the Amalfi area as it is less touristy and has stunning beaches. I say this coming from a stunning beach area in Asia.
You really got a feel for local life here. Unfortunately I did not get much time to explore Cava.
Though I wish I had.
There are local supermarkets and loads of eating places including a lovely pizza place en route to the station. It was cheaper to eat here as it seemed to cater to the locals the quality was better too. On saturday evening families were strolling and eating out it was a realy pleasant atmosphere.
The room was great. I fell asleep each night the minute my head touched the pillow and did not wake again till morning. It was so quiet. Of all my travels and satying in Holiday Inns this was a true gem.