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  • Beautiful Place

    We spent two weeks at Casale Villarena in August and had an amazing holiday. The place and its surroundings are beautiful, with wonderful views out to sea. We stayed in the apartment Il Gallo Lungo and I honestly could not fault it. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and was cleaned four times during our stay, with clean bed linen and towels each time. We had a wonderful complimentary breakfast everyday, with plenty of choice for everyone. The staff and owner of Casale Villarena, are exceptional and cannot do enough to make your holiday the best. We joined in with some of the evening entertainment including, Pizza night, Barbecue Night and Wine Tasting and had a great time on each occasion. We also spent a day cruising on a boat along the Amalfi coast with the owner of the complex, Guglielmo, and again had a most memorable day. He told us all about the history, took us to wonderful beaches, where we went snorkelling off the boat and around the little islands and provided food and drink the whole day - it was an amazing day. I would highly recommend Casale Villarena - it is a fantastic place to holiday.

    Family Lynstone
    Shoreham-by-Sea UK
  • Two days in paradise

    We spent two perfect days staying here for my daughter's 30th birthday, initially there was no availability but when I contacted them direct they were able to arrange a 2 night stay, the staff were so friendly and seemed to be able to accommodate our every need. The building is steeped in history an has a magnificent position overlooking the coast although it is a fair walk down hill to the beach, however there is a regular bus service up and down to the lovely beach with lots of restaurants and boating activities. It is probably not part of the Amalfi Coast you would normally see but it is definitely well worth visiting. The food was wonderful at Casale Villarena with a lot of produce frown in thier gardens, and the most incredible lemon marmalade for breakfast. They have a full range of wines, preserves and oils all produced by them and all delicious.

    Julia
    UK
  • On reviendra!

    Un environnement très beau, une vue magnifique.Les équipes sont adorables accueillantes et chaleureuses. Tout est fait pour rendre le séjour agréable et typique. La ballade en mer organisée est géniale !

    Lilie
    Enghien-les-Bains France
  • Lovely place

    Beautiful and so friendly. Would definitely go back. Lovely pool in a lemon grove. Great food. Quiet but close to lots to see. Thanks! We will be back! Great advice about local beaches, activities, and the boat trip was fab! Snorkelling, swimming, good food...what more do you want?!

    Sarah
    Coventry UK
  • Simply perfect

    We spent almost a week at Casale Villarena, and it was one of the best holidays we had. The hotel is marvelous and the staff is warm, professional and super friendly - Guglielmo is a fantastic host. You can feel the dedication and integrity, for us this was a super experience.

    Christophe Van Vaerenbergh
    Wetteren Belgio
  • Italian-style warmth & hospitality

    We experienced the true side of Italy at Casa Vilarena. The setting was casual and relaxed in their hillside hotel where they provided great wine, delicious food and an endless well of hospitality. We came to enjoy the feeling of having lived inside the culture of Italy.

    Don
    Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
  • The " Italian Secret "

    It was this Summer ; When we wanted to Travel & Stay in Budget Tour at Amarfi Coast . We had just two Days in Hand for there Searching for a Hotel on the Net - But Most of the Hotel were out of our Budgets in Amalfi & Positano. Thus we started Looking for Small Towns around . We always love to. Stay away from Touristy Places. (This Town has only 2-3 small / SHOPS . ) There we come to Nerano ( a small fishing Town ) & This Hotel Offered very Thing what we were looking for . A Great weather . A leamone Smell in the Air . A small nice Personal Hotel run by the Owner's Family with some Staff. Affordable !!!! Sea View !!! It, also , Offered The Family Apartment's with 4 Beds, Kitchen net ,Dinning, Study Table & Chair&Toilet. The service, Cleanliness, Rooms are very Good. The Hotel is very Beautifully Located , Walking up to the Center is in 2 Minutes . It is on the Main Road near the Bus Stand ; but yet very Peaceful & Quite . The Sea Facing Room's / with Window's have a amazing View from the Hills Top & of the Ocean. Well , The Garden of the Hotel were Loaded with Lemon Tree's & there was the Fragrance in the air. And One is Permitted to eat them too. So, Sweet ! It also has a large Balcony overlooking the Sea. Where in the Family & Friends can enjoy a Great Meal . The Food At the Restaurant & The Wine Cellar Is Great & a Must Try . The Owners & The Staff are very Helpful & a Great Guide . For WiFi connection one may have come near the Modem . The Sea beach is 10 Mintnes walk down the Hill. It's is a place where one can relex for One week to unwind one Self . Please book in Advance to enjoy this Place & the Pricing is reasonable by the Local Standard's . Enjoy & I wish if We can revisit again !!!

    Sailesh
    India
  • Best Kept secret in Italy

    We meant to stay a night and ended up staying a week. The hotel is a beautiful collection of 16th century buildings. The views are stunning, the staff wonderful and the owner Guglielmo are real Mr fix it sorting out unscheduled trips. Your ten mins walk from the beach and on the main bus route to Positano and Amalfi. We'll be back.

    Craig Puvis
    Auckland New Zealand
  • The Honeymoon of our Dreams!

    My wife and I began our 10 night honeymoon spending 4 days in Barcelona which really started our trip with a bang. We were really looking forward to the Amalfi coast and only had 4 nights to spend and wanted to make the most of it. As we pulled up to the property all of the staff met us at the curbside to greet us, it was as if we pulled up to family members we hadnt seen in a long time. We were guided up to our room to get comfortable, and afterwards were met with a glass of wine on the terrace to plan our next few days in paradise. We planned to take a private boat tour of all the amalfi coast with guests staying at Villarena to help split the cost. The next day we met Guglielmo, the owner, in the terrace who informed us that all of the guests had canceled, however, Guglielmo being the amazing host that he is, took us himself on a rented boat along the coastline to wherever we pleased. It was truly one of the most amazing days of our lives. He was full of surprises, making the experience truly magical. After such a fun filled day, we decided we would have dinner at Villarena. My wife isnt a seafood lover (she really missed out) so Guglielmo prepared a dinner for her which was incredible. My meal was a mix of each of the different types of seafood served on the amalfi cooked to perfection. The next day Guglielmo arranged for a boat excursion over to Capri which left from the bottom of the hill. We planned this excursion so that we could make it back in time for a wine and cheese tasting that Guglielmo had planned for later that night with us and a few of the guests. Once again, those guests canceled. We really thought we would have to find dinner elsewhere. As we browsed tripadvisor Guglielmo informed us he couldnt let us go home without having tasted the wines and cheese of italy, so he made a private tasting for us in his wine cellar. Once again, Guglielmo pulled through and made an experience that we will never forget. I highly recommend the wine and cheese tasting... everything was amazing!! On the morning of our departure Guglielmo met us to check out. He stopped in sorrento in the morning to pick up a special chocolate covered pastry for us before our departure. The traditional breakfast in italy is pastries, cheese, tomatoes, and espresso. Villarena provides egg omlettes upon request, again... delicious. As we said our goodbyes, Guglielmo gave us a departure gift of our favorite bottle of wine from the tasting the night before. Im not the best writer, but I hope I could express in this review how amazing of a host Guglielmo and his staff are. They left us feeling as if we were leaving life time friends, and we were so sad to leave. We really hope to return soon!

    John & Meagan Slate
    Boca Raton Florida
  • Coming back

    In a week's time we are heading back to Casale Villarena and to Gugielmo and his team. This will be our 8th visit in 9 year and we still cannot get enough of this lovely place. Looking forward to a boat trip, bbq evenings, baia Ieranto, Marina del Cantone. But most of all - Casale Villarena. ci sarà presto...

    lasse
    Stoccolma Svezia
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