We (four adults) visited in September. Before, during and after our visit, Martina was really helpful - providing tips and advice and even offering to call our transfer company to ensure they knew where to collect us for the return to the airport.
The apartment is a good size and there is a fantastic balcony from which to watch the world go by with a coffee / limoncello! It's located on a busy road, but we didn't find that to be a problem, and it's only a few minutes' walk from the centre of Sorrento.
It was great to have two bathrooms, although only one (accessed through the bigger bedroom) has a shower; this was fine for a few days' stay. It was also great to have air con in the larger bedroom and living room. There are also shutters, which help keep the apartment nice and cool.
When we were there, the safe had been locked by a previous guest, but the apartment has a very secure door and lock a key is also required to access the building - so we felt safe leaving our passports etc.
I would recommend the apartment as a great base to visit Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
The apartment is an easy walk from the main station in Sorrento, there is a bus stop nearby which can take you to the beaches, and everything is easily within walking distance. There is a market just nearby, which was very helpful.
Our host, Martina, was very helpful getting us all settled in and making sure everything ran smoothly. Her associate, Francesca, was very kind and gave us reccomendations for the best ice cream and pizza. Always trust a local.
The place was big enough for myself and four friends, and we had no issues.
Definitely check this place out.
We arrived to meet the very friendly and helpful Federica waiting for us, who brought us to a lovely open and bright apartment. With a spacious balcony overlooking a very pleasant view, it is the perfect spot for a holiday in Sorrento.
Firstly, the location: it is only a stone's throw from the main street, which you'll find yourself on in two minutes. In between there is a small supermarket, in which you should find everything that you need. The station - bus and train - is about ten minutes walk in a straight and direct line up the Via degli Aranci. I found any street noise to be purely background, and it was never an issue for me. There was absolutely no disturbance from neighbours at all.
The apartment itself is two bedroom, one en-suite bathroom, and a toilet, with the kitchen and living area as one. All is bright, with both the smaller bedroom and the kitchen opening out onto a very usable and comfortable balcony.
The one disappointment was with regard to the air conditioning: it features in both the main bedroom and the living area, but not the second bedroom. This was not an issue for my daughter in early June, as the balcony door being open was more than adequate.
There is plenty of storage space, which keeps the place clutter-free.
We did not use the cooker (I was on holiday!), but we found the kitchen perfect, and had no issues. It was spotlessly clean, as was the entire apartment, so I would have no complaints on that front.
The WiFi was great, and all technology that we used ran perfectly on it.
On a more personal note, I asked Martina could my niece visit for a few days, and she was exceptionally accommodating, and there was no extra cost whatsoever, which was much appreciated.
So if you're visiting Sorrento for your holidays, it's the fantastic spot!
The apartment is lovely and spacious and Federica who greeted us was lovely, friendly and gave us lots of information. The location is great although the street is quite noisy so use the shutters to help block it out. There is lots of storage space, air conditioning and plenty of kitchen equipment. The beds and pillows are quite firm if you're used to a soft bed but you get used to them. You can walk easily to the train station to travel further afield. The walk into Sorrento town is lovely and the squares with lots of restaurants and little streets with lots of shops are just gorgeous. Going to the port and watching the sunset is a must! There is a dog in the next door apartment who barks a bit but it wasn't a problem. Well recommended!
Our group (4 adults) stayed at Residenza Degli
Arnaci for a week in May 2017.
Pre-arrival communication with the owner was prompt, courteous and honest. We experienced some airline complications during our trip there, and Martina was easy to get a hold of and accommodating with respect to check-in.
Upon arrival, we found the apartment clean, spacious, and as advertised and depicted on the website. Everything worked as expected. Wifi was a little quirky, but not really a problem - I understand Martina has just replaced the setup. The portable wifi hotspot Martina provided was excellent, and we used it frequently.
The apartment is located near a relatively busy street. You can sit on the patio and watch Sorrento life go by in the evenings. You can definitely hear the street, but the noise virtually disappears when you close the windows for the night. The apartment has A/C, which we used at night to keep cool without having to open windows.
While in Sorrento, we explored Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Capri and Naples. Most of these trips start at the train/bus station, which is 5-10 min, mostly flat, walk from the apartment. Ferry terminal to Capri is about a 10 min walk (includes stairs or elevator).
The apartment is located right on the edge of the old city, so you can walk to the "tourist zone" of Sorrento in a couple of minutes. There is a Carrefour supermarket very close to the apartment, so getting groceries was easy. Several other supermarkets are also relatively nearby. There are also many restaurants nearby.
We had a small medical event during our stay. It is relatively easy to get by with English in Sorrento, but this particular clinic spoke only Italian at the reception. We asked Martina to help us sort things out, and she was very helpful.
Checkout was simple. We were leaving early, and all Martina asked us to do was to close the windows, leave keys on the table and be on our way.
All in all, we were very happy with our stay at Residenza Degli Arnaci, and would recommend it as a great base for exploring the region.
We stayed here for a week in August a party of three adults. The apartment is located on the main road through Sorrento which was a little noisy in the peak times. It was reasonably centrally located and about a 10 minute walk to the beach which we enjoyed on a couple of the days. Although you had to pay for the privilege it was well worth it. There is a good supermarket about 100 metres away with a more upmarket salumeria about 50 metres away. Great patisserie and home made pasta shops a little further on - everything you need to get the day going. The apartment was clean and presented as it appeared in the TripAdvisor pics. It was advertised as two bathrooms but in fact it was only one and a half bathrooms with the main bathroom with shower off the master bedroom which was not always convenient. There was an information folder which provided lots of detail about how to operate the washing machine, oven and toaster etc but was really lacking in providing handy local hints/information of where to eat, what to see, suggested tours, beaches, public transport etc. it's always good to come to a place and have a read of the local points before you set out exploring rather than having to discover it for yourself. Wifi connection and speed was fairly poor and intermittent. In all we had a good time and enjoyed Sorrento as a destination and certainly enjoyed sharing some antipasto and prosecco on the balcony after a full day of sightseeing!
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