This is one of those b&bs that makes you smile at where you are, the warmth of your hosts, and the quality of care and hospitality you experience during your stay. To say Pino and Pina's place comes highly regarded and recommended would be a complete understatement.
By the time we arrived at Atrani, my girlfriend and I had spent 10 days travelling throughout Venice and Rome and stayed in some very comfortable b&bs. But they were just that - b&bs. Pino and Pina's accommodation is an experience in itself, just like the exquisite backdrop that is the Amalfi Coast.
There is nothing that Pino and Pina won't go out of their way to do. While I was still in Sydney, Pino helped me arrange a car transfer from Naples and a scooter hire for our time on the coast - the scooter was delivered to Pino's doorstep the day we arrived.
We stayed in the yellow room, which suffice to say had exceptional views, a private terrace and a fairly roomy private bathroom. All areas were perfectly clean on arrival and were maintained daily.
The house is an authentic centuries-old villa, that has been in Pina's family for almost two hundred years. Pino and Pina recently undertook a comprehensive restoration but the feeling of the property remains completely authentic with true Amalfi coast decor. Take some time to admire the stunning ceiling and the section of original tiled flooring that they have kept as a memento after restoring the property.
Each night we told Pino what time we would like breakfast and were greeted in the morning by fresh croissants, fruit, yoghurt, biscuits and coffee on our balcony.
Pino and Pina gave us great tips on where to eat, where to ride our scooter and are beautiful kind, welcoming and attentive couple. It's just like staying with family friends.
On the day of leaving Pino showed us the blue room, which is also incredible and possibly has slightly better views. Not to say our views weren't fantastic.
We'll most certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Scogliera is situated at the entry of the small village, Atrani, three hundred meters far from the center of Amalfi, close to the sea. The apartament was recently renovated,furnished with style and equipped with every confort. The property has a spettacular view on the sea and a terrace overlooking the center of Atrani. ... more less