We largely based our choice of this hotel on the positive reviews on tripadvisor and were glad that we ignored the small number of negative ones. Small downsides were a large pillar in the middle of the bedroom, a dodgy telly (but who wants to watch it with such a fantastic view?) and the walls are not too soundproof. However the welcome and hospitality from the family owners, the view, the cleanliness, the pool and the bar amply made up for these. Breakfast was more than adequate for our needs. A gentle walk into town took about 20 minutes and about the same time down to Marina Grande where we really enjoyed a snack of fried anchovies and chips at the fishermen's cooperative café.
On our one wet day we just sat on the balcony watching the boats and ferries in the bay with a bottle of Sorrento white wine (just €7.50 from the bar). For trips out the bus service is great with a day ticket at €7.60. Hydrofoils to Capri are a bit pricey at about €18 each way.
Others on our charter trip stayed at down town hotels with no views and the limitation of half board rather than sampling the excellent restaurants.
We hope to return.More