Overall we had a very enjoyable stay in Sorrento. When trying to find the hotel without a good map, a friendly local jumped into our car and showed us the way to the Villa and walked back on his own to the starting point at least 2 km away. The atmosphere at the Villa was more laid back than the rest of our trip and the hosts were friendlier. If you are in a rush then stay closer to town, but if you want to slow down and experience a more everyday side of Italy, we would recommend Villa Pane.
Our stay at Villa Pane was for two nights. The website warned us that the lane up to the hotel was narrow and they weren't kidding! We parked in the square and although a shuttle was available, enjoyed the 3min walk up the hill to the Villa. (Note: you need a cell phone to call for the shuttle and if you don't have one, the Villa can provide you with one.) As we had a car, we used it to go into town, so we didn't use the shuttle, except to ferry our luggage up and down the lane to the hotel. Just like all the Italian towns, parking was at a premium, so the 2nd parking lot that was just blocks away from downtown core reserved for Villa Pane guests was very useful.
The rooms were a fair size with lots of cupboard space. Wifi was free, although a bit patchy in certain areas. The large patio off our room was a lovely place to sit and enjoy a quiet evening.
The hosts were very gracious and helpful and spoke very good English. Even Guido the golden retriever was very welcoming. The evening meal was prepared by Anna Maria and was very delicious and provided a good alternative to travelling into town to find a restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by lush greenery, our villa is open all year now enhanced by careful restructuring to taste the taste of the ancient into the modern. An ideal place for nature lovers, walkers and discover one of the most pristine places like Sorrento.The villa is situated in a panoramic, sunny and quiet location offers many benefits to spend your holidays. The villa offers many services:swimming pool with solarium,free parking, free shuttle to/from Sorrento,restaurant service (on request) and cooking classes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Pane Hotel Sorrento