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Il Roseto was FABULOUS!
We stayed at Il Roseto for 3 days during our honeymoon and we couldn't have been more impressed. The room was impeccably clean with a well-stocked mini bar. The furnishings were nice and the tile in the bathroom was very pretty. The breakfasts were so yummy with the best yogurt, pastries and freshly squeezed orange juice every day. We took advantage of the pool access at the hotel next door (5 euros a day - well worth it, the pool was pristine and surrounded by gorgeous flowers- so relaxing!). The best part of staying at Il Roseto, though, is the family that runs it. They are so gracious and genuinely concerned for the satisfaction of their guests. Tony went above and beyond the call of duty by giving us a ride to the train station at San Agnello when we departed. We hope to return to Sorrento one day and we will stay at Il Roseto again.
Superbly run bed and breakfast establishment
The weather was unseasonably wet and cool, but the welcome at Il Roseto was as warm as could be expected. Nothing was too much trouble. The room was spotless, well equipped and comfortable. Breakfasts were a genuine cut above the usual in Italy. The helpfulness of the owners was exemplary; they genuinely care about their guests. My wife and I recommend this place without reservation.
Worth mentioning; if you come in using the airport bus from Naples, get off in St Agnello. The same if you use the train. It's much quicker than walking back from the centre of Sorrento.
We are three couples from Kitchener, Canada who were celebrating anniversaries in Italy. We did our research on Sorrento and read many hotel & B&B reviews. We decided (based on the reviews) to give the IL Roseto a shot and we were not disappointed.
I booked on-line directly with them and their follow up was excellent. I confirmed our reservation twice as we approached our vacation dates of May 28th ( paranoid I guess, never been to Europe before). We received email responses within 24 hours.
We had a long drive from ROME in our van as we got lost and when we arrived at Il Roseto by Michael, he was very accommodating and new we were tired and offered us some of their homemade wine as a way to relax.
We met their children and spouses and everyone was so kind, warm, and friendly. Ask Tony or Michael for recommendations and they are more than helpful .
The rooms were clean and well taken care of. Breakfast consisted of fresh pastries from Sorrento (I believe Tony drives in at 6:00am to pick them up everyday) freshly squeezed Orange Juice and wonderful cappucino's. We stayed in the Junior Suite and it was very large with 2 levels and a large bathroom.
We were taken to a wonderful restaurant overloking the sea and picked up. This was a nice service they provided and expected nothing in return.
The walk to Sorrento is interesting as the roads and shoulders are narrow and the traffic can be crazy depending on the time of the day. It takes approx 20 minutes to walk to the main area. We are all in our 40's and quite enjoyed the excercise.
We did not use the pool, but walked down to it and it looked quite nice and clean. Just too busy !
We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the Sorrento area.
Closer to St. Agnello than Sorrento
Imagine arriving in Sorrento via the sea, the magnificent cliffs hanging above you. You take a taxi up the winding streets from the marina to the town. You pass through the piazza admiring the beautiful architecture, busy shops and bustling restaurants. Then you keep driving and driving and driving until you are well out of town. Only then do you arrive at Il Roseto. The B&B is actually closer to St. Agnello than Sorrento and despite the fact that it is only a 15-20 minute walk back to the Piazza (along a very busy street where the sidewalk disappears at times), it is too far from the action to be truly appreciated as a hotel. If you left something behind, you would be hard pressed to walk back for it. It is a 15 Euro taxi ride from the port and on a torrential downpour day we took a taxi from the Piazza for 10 Euro. The shopping and restaurants continue past the Piazza for yet another 15-20 minutes which means you are in for a long walk home. For some this is not a problem, but I like the convenience of walking out of my hotel to a restaurant or bar for a meal, drink or coffee, or even a quick fix of window shopping and this was not an option from Il Roseto. Yes, like other reviews, the rooms are clean, but ours was dark. We paid 95 Euro including breakfast which was pastries, bread rolls, yogurt, juice, and coffee or tea. The pastries were very nice, but I miss the option of fresh fruit or eggs. I asked for cheese and they were happy to supply it. Their saving grace was that we were driven to Restaurant Silenzio Cantatore for dinner. The view is pretty and the food is excellent; the best meal we had. The owner also drove us to the bus stop in the morning to catch the airport bus; another bonus. But all in all, I would have to say that even with the drive to the romantic dinner, I would not recommend this hotel. Also try Villa Rubinacci for great pizzas (served at dinner only).
Lovely little B&B couldnt fault it
We had a week at Il Roseto in June 06 and couldnt fault the B&B, the rooms are spotlessley clean and have everything you need, minibar that isnt overpriced, LCD TV, Hairdryer, Safety Deposit box in wardrobe (which is free unlike most of the big hotels in sorento), good airconditioning that actually worked! A nice big wardrobe with large drawers, good sized king size bed, cleaned everyday and fresh towels everyday. You can use the pool from the Hotel Girasole next door, which is right behind the B&B for just €5 per day.
The family are lovely and hospitable, we didnt spend a lot of time here but the breakfast was lovely, fresh juice, fresh fantastic coffee and lovely fresh breads and cakes. The only down side that we found was the walk into town, it only took 20 minutes but for the first 5 minutes there arent any proper pavements and after 20 minutes of breathing in traffic fumes it gets a bit much! But if you can get your head around the buses then these are frequent and stop right near to the B&B. Taxis are expensive although we used them a few times for late night returns. Around €15 no matter where you go, the port, the bus stop etc.
We flew into Naples and got the public bus into Sorrento for €7 each, takes around 1.5 hours depending on traffic. Stops near to the main square, if you have luggage then get a taxi to Il Roseto, if not its about a 15 minute walk, but difficult with heavy luggage. If you get off the bus at Saint Agnello apparently its quicker.
So all in all I would recommend this B&B, I would go back in a heartbeat. It wouldnt be any good for children though as the walk with a buggy or young children would be a bit of a nightmare!
A great place for honeymooners
We stayed at Il Roseto for a weeks honeymoon, beginning of May 2006, and it really is as good as all the reviews say. The owners could not be more helpful, the rooms are immaculate and if you want something they will be glad to help you out.If you ask for an internet cafe they let you use their laptop, ask where the bus stop for the airport is and they take you there in their car. They also are happy to run you over to a beautiful restaurant and then pick you up after - truly service and friendliness cannot be faulted - and the price is a fraction of the hotels in town.
We also used next door's swimming pool for 5 euros and it was well worth it. The only minor drawback is that its a bit of a walk into town but with all the food we ate we felt it was a good thing to get some exercise. If you want the fantastic view over the bay of Naples walk into any of the posh hotels, sit in the bar but be prepared to pay 9 euros for a glass of prosecco and some great nibbles.
Capri is worth visiting but be warned - if a 'guide' offers you a 3 hour tour for 12 euros each check what is included. We got a ride to Anacapri and then taken back to Capri and that was it. The bus would have been a lot cheaper.
Great place to stay in Sorrento
Our group consisted of three families (10 People) and we occupied four rooms at the Il Roseto. I found them on the trip advisor and was more than satisfied with the choice. We booked on-line directly with them and they were very prompt with their reply. I confirmed our reservation several times (type “A” personality with a small dose of OCD) as the date of the trip approached. They were always friendly and responsive.
We asked them for advice regarding travel from Rome and they provided several options with analysis of the relative merits of each option. Michael came to the train station in Sorrento and picked us up when we arrived so that we would not need a taxi. This became all the more impressive after our only taxi ride in Sorrento which cost 40 euros to go about 1.5 km. Michael and Tony taught us to use the bus and we were off to discover the peninsula.
Michael and Tony arranged a great guide to Pompeii and the National Archeological Museum in Naples. They provided time tables and ticket information for the METROMAR speed boats to Naples from Sorrento. They suggested great restraints and places to view the world cup games. Tony made several great local and Tuscan wine suggestions as well.
Our rooms were clean and well maintained. We took advantage of the pool (5 euros per person per day) every day we were there and the kids loved it (and the parents loved that time too).
Breakfast consisted of fresh pastries from Sorrento, freshly squeezed Orange Juice and wonderful cappucino's. Michael supplied some cherries from their trees which were great. We shopped each day in Sorrento and did a picnic style dinner on the communal porch each evening. Other guest joined us and it was just like a little party every night.
I loved this place and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy.
We agree with all the other reviews - helpful people, clean rooms, great breakfast, and good value for the money. they could not be more helpful and even brought me a bottle of champagne for my birthday and drove us to a romantic restaurant on the sea. Highly recommended.
My husband and I started our Italian vacation on May 5, 2006, here in Sorrento. We could not have picked a better B&B. Our room was the Sorrento Junior Suite which was spacious and airy. The living room and bathroom were on the first floor and the bedroom was on the second floor loft and very quiet. The Roseto was very clean and kept beautifully. The family was so nice to us. They even drove us to a great restaurant which was about 800 feet above sea level. The food and service were superb. We were served for breakfast croissants and rolls that had been baked that morning. The orange juice came from the orange trees that grow all around the hotel. The coffee was excellent. The only "problem" is that the hotel is about 10-15 minute walk to the pier to go to the Isle of Capri and to the center of town. The walk is very enjoyable, so we really did not mind it. The train station is a very easy 5 minute walk A train will take you to Pompeii. The family goes out of their way to make sure that your stay with them is problem free and very comfortable. We would recommend the Roseto to anyone. It was a great beginning of our tour through Italy. If we return to Sorrento, we will definitely stay at the Roseto.
Great B&B & great owners
Just got back from a 6 night stay at this B&B. Picked it due to recommendations on this site and we were not disappointed. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable. A great stay.
If you arrive from Naples airport via the Curreri bus (7 Euros per person), get off at St Agnello (the last but 1 stop - make sure you ask the driver as otherwise he won't stop!!). Follow the main road towards Sorrento for about 5-10 mins. Just after going under bridge and just before the hotel Girasole you'll find the B&B down a driveway on the right. There is a sign pointing to it high on the left side of the road.
Sorrento is about a 15-20 minute walk.
The train also stops at St Agnello so go there when visiting Pompeii etc.
Take a walk down the side streets of St Agnello towards the sea. There are some great views.
Watching the world go by
A high and mighty view of Sorrento!
Fishermen in Marina Grande
Fried mix Seafood. Yum!
Easter Processions in Sorrento
My family and I will be in Sorrento for three days before Easter next year. There is supposed to be a procession on Thursday night and also on Good Friday night. The website about the procession says that the Thursday procession is in "the middle of the night between Thursday night and Friday". Does that mean it is at midnight? We were thinking of staying at a hotel in Via Capo area. Will there be bus service after the processions? The regular bus service looks like it usually ends at 10 pm. Is it walkable to Via Capo from where the processions will take place? What are the odds of finding parking if we drove our car into Sorrento for the processions?
Sorry to load up so many questions, but the heart of this is that we want to see the processions, but we would also like to stay in Via Capo to get the lovely terrace rooms. Problem is ... transportation to and from town.
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Last Easter (2007) I attended both Easter processions. The most magical procession was on Thursday...actually Friday morning at 3am! The streets were very full even in the wee hours of the morning...but nothing like the crowds on Friday. It was moving to experience the silence in the streets of the city broken by the sad, moving music and chants. We went out of our way to be in Sorrento specifically to experience the Easter Processions. They were amazing! I, like you, thought the White Procession would be around midnight and almost did not get up to go see it. Luckily I did...it was one of the highlights of my month in Italy.
Our hotel was a block away so I can't answer your question about the buses. The Procession continues until sun up and even after going back to bed I could hear the magical music winding its way thru Sorrento.
Have a great trip!
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Thank you so much for the information. It sounds wonderful. I've decided to book rooms in town to make things easier. We'll get our terrace views from a restaurant at dinner maybe :), and visit the hotel that I liked on a future trip.
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Excellent idea to stay in town! Sorrento has so much to see and being in town and being able to just walk out your door is worth a lot. If you want to email me I will look up the name of the hotel we stayed in. They actually had a couple of rooms on the 3rd floor overlooking the procession. But you simply must go down to street level to really get the whole vibe!
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There are some videos of the procession's on you tube. Sorrento is lovely I was there in July/August of this year, it's a lovely place.
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Youtube! What a wonderful idea! I never thought of that, but you are right. I found several videos of the procession. Thank you for the suggestion!