We spent five wonderful days and nights at Le Nave last week. It is the most wonderful place, the staff are brilliant, only 2 members speak English and they go out of their way to help you. The Italian staff are so very friendly and happy and although we did not speak Italian they tried to communicate with us always with a smile :) Le Nave is situated at the end of a long driveway and ends at the most beautiful beach. Golden sand and extremely clean, sun loungers and parasols in abundance. The sea is beautifully clean and the soft sand just melts under your feet, great if you had kids as there is no shingle at all and the sea is very clear. Le Nave is also a Lido and Restaurant and the food is fabulous. It is istuated on the outskirts of Sperlonga, very Italian and immaculately clean.
Hotel - 3 star but with 5 star service and food. The rooms are cabins in the wonderful gardens overlooking the sea, all of the rooms have a sea view (the sea is about 300 yards away) you go to sleep and wake up listening to the sea. Very peaceful and tranquil. We had a large king size bed, desk, wardrobe, flat screen TV (all Italian, but who goes on holiday to watch TV !). Nice bedlinen changed daily. Good size bathroom, just a shower no bathtub, fresh towels each day and immaculate. My only critisism of the accommodation would be that there is nowhere to put your toiletries, just a little shelf, also the bathroom has a big picture window onto the garden so you have to keep the curtains shut all of the time. There is one double wardrobe and no drawers but we managed. In fact, it did not matter as the whole atmosphere and ambience at Le Nave is so wondrous we overlooked these small issues.
Breakfast is continental, croissants, rolls, jam, cheese and meat etc, lovely freshly made capuccinos, the breakfast room overlooks the beach, lovely place to sit and have your breakfast. We had lunch a couple of times. lovely fresh pasta and fish, the food is delicious.
Parking is included and there is also free WiFi in the restaurant and terrace area, you just have to ask for the code.
It is about a 15 minute walk along the beach into the town, lots of bars and restaurants and beautiful sandy beach. in fact the beach goes on and on in both directions with lots of bars and restaurants.
There is a small marina around the rock, a museum and archeological ruins, very interesting. The old town, on top of the cliff is beautiful, lots of narrow streets and cobbles, at the very top are some restaurants, bars and shops and an amazing view.
I think you will be able to tell that we fell in love with Sperlonga and would love to go back. We flew to Rome and it is a very simple straightforward drive, took about one and a half hours. Weather was fabulous, 28 - 30 degrees every day with some rain at night. There is so much to see in and around the area, five days was not enough, we will go back !
If you are looking for something English this is not the place for you, it is very Italian and wondrous !!
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