We stayed here for a weeks holiday, and to attend a friend’s wedding in Ravello
I think to be fair to this advice, I must start by saying the advice to start this is regarding our transfer which was nothing short of an annoying, frustrating upsetting, and a disaster, but this a must not detract from the apartments or the owners of LA CASARELLA APARTMENTS.
In order to ensure a speedy transfer I paid Thomsons for a private car transfer approx £125 this was to ensure mine, and the wife’s attendance at a private dinner with quests at approximately 20 .30 hrs ---- our arrival at Naples 18.30 –private transfer 1 hr 20 minutes.\\\\\\Perfect///// with time to spare ??
Sadly the private hire driver clearly didn’t know where to go, or on arrival where to send us to get into our private entrance to get to the apartments, but after several phone calls and some choice language in Italian, the driver simply abandoned us in the Ravello square, in the dark in the rain with the cases and covers for the suits and wedding outfits to find our own way ?????? 40 mins or so later, wet, tired and extremely annoyed, met with the owners of our holiday apartment near to the private entrance which had been kindly indicated and directed by a bar owner from the Square – it was now 22.12 hrs clearly lost any opportunity to meet with the friends.
In the middle of this Farce, I did get a phone call from (REP) from Thomson in Naples Airport asking where the hell I was as they had a driver waiting for me at the airport, and they had been telephoning the Uk to establish if we had boarded the plane.???
Now the apartments and location
To get to the apartment with cases is not for the faint hearted or for any one is not fully fit and capable of pulling and lifting up there luggage, and carry it up several steep concrete steps, its a fair way, at least a ten to 12minute walk from the square where you get dropped off, and you have to pull and carry your luggage to the apartment and is very demanding.
The apartments themselves were basic and very clean.
On Our arrival we were left by the owners, provisions such as, Water eggs, milk tea/coffee/bread/jam/fruit/ and wine all fresh and which was a nice surprise.
The rooms are set in beautiful tranquil gardens with a view of the bay/sea. The view is amazing and one of the best in Ravello. Many other wedding guests staying in other hotels in Ravello were envious of our amazing views, as well as the peace and tranquillity, and the location to the square.
The lady/owner that runs the apartments was very friendly, and if you run out OR needed any item, water, groceries you can order them from her and her husband brings them from his shop. A great way to do your shopping if you need anything.
The Pool and tennis courts were excellent.
The area is perfect for people on a budget, trekkers, walkers,(walking boots and back packs) is a must, unless you go with friends just to relax.
The buses to and from Amalfi and surrounding area were excellent and cheap, taxis from Ravello to anywhere, are very expensive and can hike up the cost of your holiday.
Call into the tourist information office and get a map to walk the region.
The walks from the apartment are great.
The views and tranquillity of the apartments are worth a visit alone.
• Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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