Previous reviews are all relevant and correct . We booked through Citalia arriving Naples from Gatwick . 3 hour transfer in big Merc saloon was on edge of reasonable transfer time for us . ( Especially with Italian style driving !) . This hotel is smart , modern with a beautiful elevated outlook over the bay . It has its own small beach and a lovely seawater infinity pool . Nicely located close to the small town centre . Need to be fit . Fair few steps and hills . Smart Italian design loungers , chairs and outside areas kept beautifully .
We stayed end of season and the ambience of the hotel consequently suffered and the resort definitely had an end of season feel about it . If you are lucky with the weather ( as we were ) then this does not matter so much . But what you can do is limited if you have no personal transport . Car hire expensive . Public transport limited for the longer
journeys to get to other points of interest in the hinterland or up towards the Amalfi coast ( e.g. Paestum , abandoned villages , monastery and Castelabate ) .
But there was an excellent festival ( San Antonio ) with parade through the street of brass and woodwind orchestra during day culminating with accomplished rendition of Rigoletto in the main square in the evening .
The town itself is scattered and not as picturesque as the likes of Amalfi , Positano , etc . But has the advantage of less crowds . This is where the Italians holiday and it is much less hustle and bustle ( especially end of season )
We had a complimentary upgrade to a junior suite which was a lovely room with nice balcony overlooking the bay . I believe all rooms overlook the bay .
The staff were excellent , friendly and knowledgable . Elga on front desk is enthusiastic and with good English . Antonio , the maitre'd and his staff , also deserve special mention. Room service was efficient and immaculate . We did feel the restaurant ambience was lacking especially as there were relatively few guests at table and no background music . Meals were consumed in silence. Also lack of fresh salad and very limited hot vegetables for us Brits . No doubt all of this would have been provided if we asked for it . One doesn't feel one should have to ask for tomatoes , fresh salad etc . Having said that anything that was asked for was immediately dealt with ( change of mattress , salad in our case ) .
Free wifi throughout is a nice touch . Be nice to have more than just news for English channels on the room tv but this seems to a problem in all European hotels . Why is it ?
All in all we enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. If we came to this undiscovered part of Italy again we would be happy to stay at this hotel but maybe choose to come in the mid- season .
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