We spent a week here during Holy Week in April 2012.
Our arrival was preceeding by a fairly squashed train journey from Naples, I was expecting a pretty ride along the Bay of Naples, but it was more of a commuter service in a rather grubby grafffitti covered train which stopped every few minutes at the many many stations on the route. Good value though at less than 4 euros. You do have to catch a bus from the airport to the train staton first and then run across a busy piazzo to the station. The circumvesuvious train is downstairs and well signposted. Three euros for the bus part if you pay on the bus. We took the direct airport service back from Piano to the airport which cost 10 euros, and, to be honest, was much easier. The only disadvantage is that they only run every two hours which might not suit your flight times.
On arrival we were allocated a nice 'suite' of two rooms and an ensuite bathroom. It was pretty basic and lacked drawer space and only really had cupboard space after we cleared the additional bedding onto the top of the wardrobe (The room had a sofa bed and the extra bedding was for that) The website mentioned a 'coffee service', but all we had was a kettle, no cups, no sachets of coffee or sugar etc. Good job I had had the foresight to bring my own cafetiere and coffee and that the dining room was nearby to borrow some cups. There was a useful fridge and safe.
The bathroom was ok with a nice bath, but the shower hose was too short to reach the hook and so a shower wasn't possible. The towels were old and a bit worn, but were clean. There were no glasses in either the bathroom or the bedroom which wasn't useful for either cleaning your teeth, or a nice cold glass of wine. There was no soap and only sachets of shower gel and shampoo, the cheapest ones possible. The water was always hot and there was plenty of it. I was surprised when the room was not serviced on our first morning and that it took 2 mornings after that two put a pillow slip on the additional pillow I had taken out of the cupboard even though I had left it rather pointedly on top of the bed. The cups that we had borrowed from the dining room were either left dirty or taken away.
"We exclusively use organic products from our garden and citrus grove. A very healthy and delicious breakfast is served each morning, in our lovely terrace surrounded by the flowers.
It consist of artisan marmellades and honey, home made cakes freshly squeezed orange juice, traditional neapolitan patisserie and a lot more"
This is a quote from the B&B's website. This was one of the main reasons I chose this place. Our breakfasts consisted of very ordinary plain yoghurt, pre-sliced cheese, 'square' ham, salami, foil wrapped pats of butter and little plastic pots of jam. The coffee was lukewarm and oily and the orange juice was very strong and undrinkable, more like cordial and certainly not freshly squeezed. There weren't any glasses to put it in anyway. There was also a small amount of bread (the best bit) and either one portion of cake or a rather solid croissant per person. It wasn't good quality and nothing about it seemed organic. On a couple of mornings we did ask for and received lovely espresso's but the service didn't seem to extend to remembering from one morning to the next that this is what we liked. Mostly there was nobody around. I think the coffee arrived on the table at 8 o'clock and that was it!
On a much more positive note we really liked Piano Sorrento. It was two stations from Sorrento, which only took 5 minutes, and was walkable in about half an hour. It was much more of a working town than a tourist town and much the better for it. There were a few restaurants and places for a drink and the prices were much more reasonable than in Sorrento. As we were there during Holy Week there were some fascinating processions to see in the evenings. There was a re-enactment of Jesus's trial with Pontious Pilate, and on another evening a huge procession that must have involved hundreds and hundreds of locals, either dressed in the rather strange hoods, or chanting in choirs, playing in the band or banging out a very goosebump inducing rhythm on drums. There was also a middle of the night session in the early hours of Good Friday morning.
We enjoyed trips to Pompeii (well worth joining a tour) Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento all on the very cheap public transport. We also used the buses up into the hills and walked back to base. Trips to Capri cost about 30 euros so we compromised with th bus and lunch in Amalfi, the a 7 euro ferry tp Positano before catcing the bus back. If you're careful with the timetables you can get dropped back off in Piano saving the longer journey via Massa Lubrense to Sorrento.
In conclusion we did have reservations about the B&B, it did seem very amateurishly run, maybe they haven't got into the swing of the season yet. It was peaceful and the wifi was very useful. We paid an extremely reasonable 300 euro's for the week but didn't feel that we had enjoyed very much hospitality at all. But the weather was beautiful, the seafood superb and maybe sometimes you get what you pay for.
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