“An elegant and peaceful 19th-century Sorrentino villa (sleeps 18-22), with pool, lush gardens and bright, stylish rooms”
All bedrooms feel wonderfully clean, elegant and airy, with double-glazed to keep out the heat, cold and noise.
The Terrace Room is one of our favourites. Though one of the smallest spaces, it has no fewer than 3 private rooftop terraces, all with panoramic views. Reached via a penthouse button in the mirrored lift, or via a private spiral staircase from the floor below, it’s uniquely decorated in white and silver.
The other rooms are all given a dash of bold green with feature walls, upholstered headboards and seat cushions. Superior Rooms are small and simple, with showers only and crisp, light design. Deluxe Rooms are roomier, with lovely garden-facing balconies or terraces. We loved our Junior Suite, a sea of uncluttered open space with a garden-view balcony and loungers.
The Garden Rooms and Splendour Garden Room are newer, with private sun-trap garden areas; the latter also has an outdoor shower.
Decorative details come from Pierluigi's mother: glass chandeliers, heavy ceramic pots, carved lamps. You’ll also find air-con, fluffy duvets, bathrobes and crisp, soft cotton sheets.
The big breakfast buffet is decoratively heaped up amongst local hand-painted crockery and bright raffia mats on the bar. Fresh croissants and tartes, plates of meats and cheeses, jugs of fruit juice, pots of yoghurt and jams make for a better-than-average Continental - plus you can order eggs and make toast.
If you'd like to eat lunch or dinner at the villa, you'll need to request this at breakfast time. The menu includes things like prosciutto or bresaola plates, salads and simple mozzarella and ham sandwiches. In the evening, you can choose from 24 flavours of wood-oven-fired pizzas!
There are, of course, multiple restaurants to choose from nearby. Just 50m away, The Capanno serves great steak, pastas and pizzas in a relaxed yet lively atmosphere. In Sorrento town centre (15 mins' walk or a short cab ride away), recommended ones include the Michelin-starred Il Buco (in a monks' wine cellar), Ristorante La Marinella for seafood on the harbour, and Il Pendolo for traditional Italian cooking.
Children are welcome, and the spacious grounds and friendly staff will be a godsend for families.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
Only two Junior Suites can accommodate children, with space for 2 rollaway beds or baby cots, so you're advised to book early.
Available by arrangement
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
A children's menu is available, items include Gnocchi all a Sorrentina (gnocchi in a tomato sauce)
The shallowest end of the pool is 1.5m, so smaller kids and non-swimmers need to be minded