Villa Oriana Relais
Via Rubinacci, 1, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy
A great experience
Villa Oriana Relais is a wonderful bed and breakfast located on the hills of Sorrento. This villa is completely surrounded with lemon tree and orange tree. From the terrace you have a wonderful view over the Gulf of Neaples with the Mount Vesuvius on the background. The rooms are very clean and they have sat tv, safety cassette, air conditioner, hair dryer and, some rooms, have a Jacuzzi. Above the house there is a wide terrace where you can have sunbath and a jacuzzi for 8 people.
The breakfast is fantastic: every day you can have a wide choice of home made cakes and bread, home made mozzarella and cheese, delicious jams etc. Great!!!
The staff is very very friendly and they fell you like at home!!! A wonderful experience!!!
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Loved It! Fabulous Bed & Breakfast
John and I fell in love with the Bed & Breakfast Villa Oriana in Sorrento. The host & hostess gave us and all guests a "royal treatment" from the beginning till end. Beautiful place with a splendid "million dollar view". Nice, roomy and service-oriented. Their buffet breakfast served on fine china made the stay more enticing. Get to be there to appreciate the beauty of the nature. A definite "excellent +++ rate" is appropriate for this place.
John and Gigi (from City By the Bay, San Francisco, CA)
Style - Feeling at home - Correct
Villa Oriana Relais is an excellent location to stay if you want to visit the Bay of Naples. It is close to
Sorrento (even walking), Naples (easy by train or boat), Pompei (by train). The rest we did with a rented car. From the dinning room you have a splendid view on the bay and the vulcano.
The villa has style: friendly and helpfull people without overdoing, fresh flowers, excellent breakfast, very clean, nicely decorated. It has a big garden with a free parking. We could just pick sweet and juicy oranges from our terrace.
We like to walk, so going to the center of San Angello for dinner, train station,... was no problem.
Otherwise it can be a bit challenging (approx 300 m down hill and ... up hill).
Correct prices, no surprises.
Villa Oriana is a little gem on the Amalfi Coast. Our room was wonderful - from the exceptionally comfortable wrought iron bed, to the beautiful views over the B&B's very own citrus grove. Maria and Pasquale made us feel completely at home - and we didn't feel uncomfortable spending lots of time in the B&B when the rain trapped us indoors!
The only downside is the long walk to Sorrento from the Villa (around 20 minutes for us, but I'd expext it takes longer for older couples). The taxi drivers seem to be able to find the B&B now, despite what earlier reviews say, but they're not cheap.
True Italian charm
Villa Oriana is a wonderful place to be! Cradled in the fields of lemons and oranges, this Villa will provide you with everything that Italy is known for! From a very hospitable hosts, to the wonderful breakfast on the balcony that is overviewing famous volcano Vesuvio, everything in this place will tempt you to stay longer than you have planned. My husband and I stayed couple of nights more only because we could not resist the charm that this Villa had. If you want to get familiar with a true Italian mentality and tradition - this is the place to go! We will certainly come back!
After a bad experience in our first hotel in Rome, we were a bit apprehensive about the next hotel however as soon as we stepped out of the taxi we knew Villa Oriana was very special! Set in orange and lemon groves on a hill with fantastic views over the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius, Villa Oriana gives you a sense of staying in a 5 star hotel. We were welcomed and introduced to all the family who run the small business and shown around the hotel itself and gardens that surround it.
We had booked a basic double room but had been upgraded free of charge to one with en-suite. The room was spotlessly clean, had fresh flowers and we even had our own patio looking over the bay and again surrounded by lemon trees.
The room and views were spectacular but what made our stay very special was the family themselves who run it. Nothing was ever too much trouble; they were so freindly and caring of all their guests. Maria made a point of talking to everyone at breakfast and gave tips about what to see and how to travel. And what a breakfast it was! forget the dried continental breakfast usually served in hotels, here it was fresh tomatoes, eggs, mozzerella, salami, rolls, jams and freshly baked cake to die for! The orange juice is freshly squeezed from the fruit that surrounds the villa.
Pasquale gave us lifts into the town to save us walking if he was going in that direction, the entire family working together to make every guests stay a pleasure. Paying just over 100 euros a night (including breakfast) Villa Oriana was the cheapest of the hotels we stayed in across Italy but it was by far the best. It was a wrench to move on as we had had such a lovely time but we will go back again as soon as possible!
Among the orange groves
We stayed 4 days recently at the villa oriana and enjoyed an excellent stay. Having chosen the hotel after reading reviews on tripadviser we were not disappointed. Breakfasts were wonderful (especially the freshly squeezed orange juice and homemade cakes) and we were all made very welcome. It is a little difficult to find - we were expecting it to be closer to Sorrento itself, but the walk into town was not a problem apart from the constant heavy traffic. One recommendation is to definitely take the train to Pompeii as the drive is not pleasant and we managed to get hopelessly lost on the Naples motorway system. A lovely final touch on Palm Sunday was the beautiful traditional flower/almond display on our table which we were given to take home.
I can only agree with all the other praise that has been said about Villa Oriana and the hospitality you will find there. From the moment you enter the front gates you are presented with a delightful avenue of lemon trees leading up to the Villa. Here we were welcomed by Maria, Valentina and Pasquale with some delicious home-made fresh lemon juice on the Villas main balcony. And what a view of the Bay of Naples you get from there! With Ischia stretching out to the left and Vesuvias to the right and Naples tucked in front it is absolutely stunning.
Don't be put off by the villa being 'out of town' as actually this is a major advantage, as not only does the location in the hills allow the beautiful view, it allows you to relax away from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento which is always busy with traffic and people. It is only a 10 minute walk to St Agnelo (and the train station) and 25 mins to Sorrento centre itself. We caught the bus at Naples airport and were dropped off at the bottom of the hill and it was a 5 min walk to the villa with our luggage, although if you arrive at the train station and have a fair amount of luggage you may want to get a taxi to the villa.
Our room was large and airy with a balcony overlooking the orange and lemon trees. The bathroom was also large with a spacious bath and separate shower.
And then there is breakfast! This consists entirely of local produce (much from the villa grounds itself) and a different breakfast 'cake' each day, freshly cooked by Maria - absolutely delicious.
In summary, stay at the Villa Oriana - you will not be disappointed.
I cannot fault the friendliness and hospitality of the owner's son, Pasquale. However, on arrival we were told that we were not able to stay in our room because of a problem with the plumbing. We were put instead, in what can only be desribed as a youth hostel, for our first night in Sorrento, which was much further out of town. We did not complain, partly becuase Pasquale is so completely charming- so be warned - he is very disarming as the bearer of bad news and makes it virtually impossible for you to complain!
We did spend one night at Oriana; the room and bathroom were aequate, but were not in the main building and appeared to be part of someone's private apartment where the family lived.
We felt uncomfortable and disappointed by our experiences in Sorrento so we were glad to leave.
The hotel is clean, the room we were staying in was aqequate. The breakfast we had was extremely good - all homemade fresh produce. However, ultimately we did not recover our good spirits after the disappointment of our arrival.
A general note of caution - Winter time up to early March is not the time to visit this part of Italy as it is mostly shut down for low season and in the bad weather (it poured and poured) there is very little to do and is quite a depressing place to be.
A commanding view of the Bay of Napoli with Mt. Vesuvio in the background while enjoying a gourment breakfast, how could it not be "perfect"? Maria and Pasquale were gracious and helpful and the grounds rife with lemon trees were very romantic. One night we didnt feel like dining out so we made a picnic with local food and wine and the owners were nice enought to set up a table for us right in front of the fireplace. They made you feel that their home was yours. The walk into town can be a bit challenging but the owners were very accomodating with their vehicle. I would return in a minute and highly recommend this B & B to all.
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Villa Oriana Relais
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Address: Via Rubinacci, 1, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy