My wife and I stayed for week at the hotel as part of a Newmarket package deal. We had a terrible journey with many delays in 37c-40c heat taking 12+ hours. So when we arrived eventually at the hotel we were greeted, efficiently, quickly and very, very quietly.
Our room was number 11 which if you look at the photo of the hotel is immediately over the entrance. The excellent air conditioning was on which was fabulous as we were a little frazzled by the journey. The room was spotless clean and remained so by the excellent room service with sheets and towels changed as required.
The room was possibly the smallest room we have ever stayed in with a bathroom to match but just usable and comfortable. Storage was adequate for an overnight stay or up to a week but no more if you are a couple. There is a flat screen tv which has 3 English speaking programs BBC, SKY and CNN news.
There was no fridge which we began to miss for cool drinks through the night.
No tea/coffee making facilities. We knew this beforehand from previous reports but chose to go out for refreshments instead.
The main attraction of the Villa is its position. Smack in the centre of Sorrento this was perfection. This makes it noisy but we came to enjoy being amongst the throng as you might say. I managed to get an antique looking dining chair (which I would liked to have owned) onto the balcony in the evening after 7pm. This is the time when the roads are closed to traffic and people can walk freely on the roads ( La Passeggiata), which we also took advantage of being in the centre of town, fabulous. When in the room at night close the windows and shutters and the noise disappears.
The hotel is only B&B. This is written on the tin and the hotel does not proclaim anything else. The breakfast for the first 3 days was limited. Then thereafter it doubled in size and variation, I don’t know why but was pleased.
If you are starving there is the Aurora Pizza literally next door. I used the take away for under 10euros great pizza - watch it being cooked in the large oven.
We did eat out in the evening and throughout the day, liquid intake in the heat was essential. A good menu is to be had at ‘Buon Convento’ on via Donnorso opposite to ‘The Corner Shop’at reasonable prices.
Rita’s confectionery shop on the main street near the bus station has everything you want for a snack/take away.
If you want to impress your wife/partner go to Ristorante O’Parrucchiano on the Corso Italia. Go in the back way as it is a fabulous sight from a very simple entrance This offers a good menu and an extensive wine list with tables amongst the lemon trees, one fell on my head so they are real. We paid 60 euros so not over the top.
Do go on the Red Bus this is fabulous so much so we went on it twice at 12 euros each it is a must.
Get the local Sita bus to Amalfi at 7 euros approx each return, don’t get on if there are no seats standing up is not an option to go for.
Yes I would use the Villa Di Sorrento again if I go to Sorrento for convenience and cleanliness.
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