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“Beautiful romantic location” 4 of 5 stars
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Antico Casale Russo
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Creta, 16, 80063 Piano di Sorrento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Piano di Sorrento
1 review
“Beautiful romantic location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in May 2013. The hotel is a beautiful, glamourous building set high about the bay of Naples. It was a little difficult to locate on arrival however the buses do pass on the main road which is a 15 min up hill walk away. The taxi cost from Piano Di Sorrento was extremely expensive for what it was. A car is recommended but not essential as the buses run hourly to Sorrento and in the opposite direction to Amalfi and Positano. Unfortunately the complimentary shuttle from Sorrento is not available, bad advertising I think.

The location is away from the crowds and the views are astonishing! The hotel doesn't have a restaurant however their is an extremely friendly family run restaurant approximately 5 min walk away. We found them so fantastic and the food was great it is called Zio Sam!

The breakfast in the hotel is mediocre at best but the coffee is lovely!

Positives:- surroundings, location for relaxation and romance, rooms, hotel staff, public transport and local restaurant.

Negatives;- location for lively holiday makers, breakfast, nearby attractions!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Elgin, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This small hotel which is set back up on a hill overlooking Sorrento was a gem to find. We were on the Amalfi coast looking for venues for an upcoming wedding, so our schedule was very busy and it made for an excellent base. Although the hotel is a good 15-20 minute drive to the centre of Sorrento, it was easy enough to get there and although there is no restaurant in the hotel itself, there was a very friendly and superb little restaurant called Zio Sams just a 2 minute walk away. The hotel itself is decorated with marble throughout and was absolutely spotless, our room looked exactly as it did on day 1, each evening when we came back from wandering. The staff were extremely friendly and took the time to chat as well as advise us about were to go and what to see. By the end of our short stay we felt as though we had made some lovely new friends. Taxis into Sorrento were quite expensive, but as a group it worked out okay. Breakfast was a basic continental style, but was just the ticket to set us up ready for another adventure onto the Amalfi Coast roads. Would definitely look to book here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

It is like walking into a church, or maybe it is because the registration desk IS a marble altar. We really lucked out finding such a beautiful hotel with gorgeous views of the water. It is high up on a hillside, tucked away from the city hustle & bustle. We had our own car & GPS so this is not for the easily confused. Our corner room faced the front and was immense & ornate compared to most places we stayed while touring on our own. We were there during the off season so this great place was extremely reasonable, and we were the only couple there that night. Fortunately, we had grabbed a bite to eat before heading up to the hotel as they did not serve dinner. There was a small restaurant nearby, but, as I said, we really weren't hungry. They did have wine available. We strolled the grounds, sat on benches, & polished off a bottle of wine before heading for a most comfortable nights sleep. I could kick myself for not recording the name of the white wine, though. It was spectacular. In the morning, we had a lovely breakfast (included) & an efficient check out. I must add that we were helped by a friend of the staff to contact & reserve a place for our final destination; very helpful as the place we were going to did not speak English & we did not speak Italian. It was marvelous to have someone kind enough to translate our needs. Love that Italian hospitality! We were made to feel like a king with his queen.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Pros:
-Beautiful hotel & very clean.
-Amazing views of the Sorrento bay area.
-Good location for visiting Sorrento, Capri & Amalfi but you will need a car.

Cons:
-Service by some (many) members of staff is pathetic. They simply dont care and shouldn't be in the hospitality business. One young girl was excellent though.
-Breakfast is very poor. Don't expect it to last you through the morning. Staff didn't help though.
-You will have to travel (by car) to get to any decent restaurants.
-If you're staying on Saturday night, there may be a wedding on. A large, late and noisy affair!

Room Tip: A front room with balcony to make th most of the spectacular bay view will be best
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

My wife and I had an enjoyable 3 night stay here in mid-September. For the price you would not be expecting such nice finish throughout the hotel, relatively new, tons of marble everywhere, room and bathroom roomy and well-appointed. Views are just fantastic; we were on the top floor corner room with two balconies, one facing west and another towards the bay. Staff didn't make you feel like family, but were accommodating and helpful enough I thought; no cause for complaint. You would not want to stay here without a car considering the distance from everywhere to where you would be going; with a car you are well positioned to head down to Sorrento, or going the other way over the ridge towards Positano and Amalfi. Elevator not functioning properly when there; get your exercise on the festively illuminated marble stairs instead.

Room Tip: Higher up, the better the view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AnticoCasaleRusso, Direttore vendite at Antico Casale Russo, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Guest, thanks for your nice review! We did everything possible for a pleasant stay with us. We would like to clarify that leds consume much less than the elevator. We apologize if in those days there were hardships. We hope to see you for the next year. Daniela Esposito
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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is truly a beautiful hotel, and small, I believe there were 8 or 9 rooms, the view from our balcony was gorgeous, we could see a cruise ship in the harbor. It is about 10 miles from Positano which was gorgeous, and closer to Sorrento although you do need a car or taxi to get to either city.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnticoCasaleRusso, Direttore vendite at Antico Casale Russo, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Hi Mrs Laura, thanks for your review e thanks for stay with us! I hope to see you for the next year.
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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Found the Casale Russo by accident when touring around the Bay of Naples by car. Just what we needed to find a quiet, well appointed hotel with fantastic views over the countryside and the town. Checked in by english speaking staff member who was really helpful. Upgraded room to a junior suite which was stunning! Only there for one night so didn't come into contact with the owners much but seemed fine enough. There were also some interesting looking agritourismo facilities located nearby but if you want to be on top of the busy resort facilities, this is not for you unless you have access to transport. Driving is not that bad with some patience!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Creta, 16, 80063 Piano di Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Piano di Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Piano di Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Antico Casale Russo 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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