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Magi House Relais
Ranked #4 of 143 Sorrento B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

I have been to Sorrento 10+ times and just found out about this little gem this year. Mariano and his staff (Lisa, you are AMAZING) are top notch. I want to write a book about how great this place is, but I will give you all the highlights. If you don't stay here you are missing out (but book early).

We arrived and were happily greeted by Lisa (who became our best friend while there). The bellman took our luggage to our room and we were off to paradise.

The first two night we spend in the Dominova Room. BY FAR THE BEST ROOM...if you can request it do so, you won't regret it. It is the biggest of all their rooms. The room is spacious, has a great balcony overlooking the people down below (you are on a walking street so you can see everyone go by and no cars!). We wish we would have stayed in this room for the last night though we went to the Penthouse the last night.

The Penthouse is on the top where you eat breakfast and it two levels. The first level has the kitchenette and the below has the bedroom and the terrace. If you are staying for a long stay the Penthouse would be the ticket because you can cook. I celling is low (as I am 6' tall), but the rooms is GREAT!!! The terrace is quiet and off the street so you can relax and have a bottle or two of wine, which is great (though no view).

Now about the breakfast...you place your order the night before because Mariano's mom cooks everything from scratch. It is outstanding! And you can see by other pictures that they put a little heart in the cappuccino if you get one in the morning. The food is filling and you can see the details from my picture.

The staff...WOW, what can I say. He hired the best people to make you feel at home. And to top it off, we even left our passport in the safe and went to Ischia for 4 days (ya, bad move on our part). But we called and Lisa said she knew someone on that boat and we would have it the next day (so we wouldn't have to pay to go back and fourth and miss a beat). Well the passport came the next morning (as we meet the skipper at the dock) and we were set. Between Mariano, his wife, Lisa and a few others I must say we will be back again next year for longer and we will make sure to get the Dominova Room ;)

What are you waiting for...book a room and tell the staff I said hello ;)

Room Tip: Book the Dominova Room. The view is of the walking street, the bathroom is LARGE and the room is VE...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Magimariano, Direttore generale at Magi House Relais, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Dear guest, your review is one of the most beautiful we received... we are honored and pleased for the wonderful words you wrote for us! We do the best to make our guests feel at home. It will be a pleasure to see you again in Sorrento and welcome you in Magi House. We wish you all the best Magi Houaw Staff

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Mariano and his staff are warm, helpful and engaging. We were so delighted to get to know Mariano - he is a very hands-on owner (speaks English well). His authentic care for hosting a delightful stay makes the difference. We really enjoyed breakfast on the rooftop terrace, with his mom's homemade pastries.

Great location - heart of walkable streets with good restaurants and shops. Staff gives good recommendations - but order from the menu so you know the price, as the specials can be quite pricey. Magi House has excellent, well- appointed rooms. We appreciated the clean design and attention to details.

Room Tip: We enjoyed Dominova Room - spacious layout, stereo speakers wired in bedroom and bathroom, french do...
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Magimariano, Direttore generale at Magi House Relais, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2012

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We have really appreciate it...
We are happy you enjoyed our homemade breakfast on the rooftop terrace.
You're right, our central position is useful for our guests to reach the harbor, the main square, the bus and train station and the beach.Hoping to welcome you next time, best regards Magi House Staff

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Magi house staff are excellent. So very friendly and attentive. Very thoughtful, we had To leave early so they arranged a breakfast in our room before we left. The breakfast was delicious and all homemade. They also arranged a fantastic boat tour to Capri which was fantastic. Everything is done so efficiently. I was worried about getting from the airport to magi house so I emailed before hand to see if they could help. They arranged the nicest driver to collect us, really was a lovely welcome. I cannot fault anything. You must stay here. If you don't like Happy street life noise then don't stay, but I however loved having the windows open listening to frank Sinatra coming from one of the resturantes. If at night it got abit noisy the windows blocked out all! Fantastic. Can't recommend enough.

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Magimariano, Direttore generale at Magi House Relais, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Dear Guests, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are happy you had a perfect stay in Sorrento, starting from the transfer to the excursion and the breakfast. Thank you very much again for you nice words about the Room... We do All to make you feel at home... Hoping to meet you again, best regards Magi House Staff

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Couldn't have asked for more. We were on our honeymoon and stayed in the penthouse for 2 nights. The staff very friendly, delish breakfast, beautiful rooms in the center, convenient to everying. A++++

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Magimariano, Direttore generale at Magi House Relais, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your beautiful review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay by Magi House. The central position allows our guests to be free from the use of the car...The beaches, the train station, the port and the main square are close to Magi House. We thank you again for the wonderful words...Hoping to meet you again, all the best Magi House Staff

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Once you find this Bed and Breakfast from the train station, you will find the location is perfect for sight seeing. Staff was helpful and eager to please. The room was clean, quiet and beautiful. Staff recommended a car tour service for the Amalfi coast that was excellent. Breakfast was delightfully on the terrace. We enjoyed a bottle on wine on the rooftop with church bells ringing. The only reason I did not rate 5 stars was the bed was too hard for a restful sleep. Maybe not fair since I sleep on a memory foam bed at home.

Room Tip: Allow the staff to recommend side tours. Olive oil tasting and factory tour was unexpected and a de...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Magimariano, Direttore generale at Magi House Relais, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2012

Dear Guest, thank you so much for your nice words about our breakfast, homemade and served by the Owner, and our Staff. We are concerned regarding the mattress. We are sorry, but for us is not possible to give to our guests the choice of mattresses. However, Our mattresses were chosen in stores used to sell products for hotel.
We think, is not our fault, if you haven't found the same quality as your home.
We thank you another time, best regards Magi House staff

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

My husband and I traveled with our mothers to Sorrento and stayed at Magi house for five days in the Vesuvius suite. We loved all the space the room had. The sofa in living room was a daybed so moms got their own bed and my husband and I stayed upstairs in loft with queen bed. Breakfast was great on terrace and Mariano the owner was very attentive to us and gave us many great suggestions on where to eat. Would definitely return here. Also very central to everything and quiet at night.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Magimariano, Direttore generale at Magi House Relais, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2012

Dear Guests, thank you very much for your kind review. We appreciate it and we are happy you enjoyed your stay by Magi House. Thank you to mentionat our room and our homemade breakfast. We hope to meet you again in Sorrento. Best regards Magi House Staff

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

From the lobby all the way up to roof top terrrace where breakfast is served by
Mariano, the owner, this establishment is very impressive. Mariano welcomed us and made us feel genuinely at home as if we were one of his friends. He spares no expense to make every part of his establishment the best it could possibly be. He lets you decide on what you want for breakfast the day before and sets a private table for your reserved time on his beautiful rooftop terrace where he personally serves you. There is a bar up there stocked with the best liquor and wine for you anytime of day. The decor is modern and beautiful not only in your room but even in the spiral stairwell that leads up to the roof. Most of all, Mariano and all his staff are the most polite accomodating people you could wish to meet. I hope to see them again.

Room Tip: Located right in the best part of town and 5 minute walk from ferry. Great restaurant 2 minute walk.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Magimariano, Direttore generale at Magi House Relais, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2012

Dear Guest .... the most important thing is to make you feel at home .... and the Magi House tries starting with breakfast on our terrace ... Thank you for your wonderful review...we appreciate so much you loved your room and all we suggested you! We hope see you soon in Sorrento. Best regards Magi House staff

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Address: Via Padre Reginaldo Giuliani 56, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 143 B&Bs / Inns in Sorrento
Price Range: $76 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magi House Relais is located in the historical centre of Sorrento, in Via Padre Reginaldo Giuliani, in one of the most characteristic "alleys" of Sorrento. A strategic position: you need neither a car nor public transportation. Walking from our relais you can go everywhere in Sorrento. The wonderful cloister of San Francesco and the Villa Comunale overlooking the sea are also located 50 meters from the entrance of the relais. Also, thanks to the new lift located in the Villa, you are only 50 meters away from the beach/port. Piazza Tasso, the main square of Sorrento, is located 100 meters away from Magi House. All of our rooms, aparments and suites are new and equipped with all the comforts that guests need for an enjoyable stay. The furnitures are extremely modern especially in our gem, the Nettuno suite, which has a private outdoor Jacuzzi on the terrace, the ideal place to spend relaxing moments with your partner or the family. If you wish to organize excursions around Sorrento, avoiding the stress of the car, the location of our relais is also strategic: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples can be reached by train using the Circumvesuviana line, while Positano and the Amalfi Coast can be reached by bus, leaving from the bus station located only 400 meters away. You can reach Capri and Ischia by ferry and hydrofoil that depart from the Marina Piccola, a few minutes walking distance by public elevator. ... more   less 
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