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“Wonderful views and a lot of steps”
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Conca dei Marini, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, Campania

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Guy T
Caterham, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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“Not Child or mobility impaired friendly - town isolated - pool freezing!”
Reviewed 20 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Positives
+ Stunning views from the balconies and rooms
+ Good Quality furnishings
+ Property is in excellent condition
+ Large and Spacious and kitted out well
+ Parking available for 3 vehicles
+ Would be perfect for groups of 20/30-something couples without children. (older patrons might want to seek something a little less on the hillside (see negatives)

Negatives
- 180 steps from the road to the front door (whilst this might not sound like much, the steps are sometimes double height. So in the sun, whilst carrying luggage or food supplies (or in our case small children) its exhausting work.

- this is not a child friendly property. There are too many steps. Despite saying that they allow children to stay, if you have any children under the age of 12, I'd avoid it.

- similarly, if you have any mobility issues or aren't that fit - avoid.

- the pool is not heated, and despite the ambient temperature being very hot, the water was too cold to spend anymore than a minute in it. This meant that our plans of lounging by the pool in the afternoon could not happen.

- getting around the area is hard work. The town it is in is not large and there isn't much to do there. There is a bus to Amalfi, but its random as to when it arrives (and is often too full to take passengers).

- Driving is possible..but be warned, driving to Amalfi means negotiating really tight and busy roads (expect tour buses to block your path)...not to mention the 2-3km of traffic queues on the approach! Expect your vehicle to be damaged (so hire a small vehicle and take that extra insurance out!)

- You pay for electricity separately...so expect around £200 of bills AFTER renting the place!

- Dishwasher was broken / Air-conditioning in one room didn't work and wasn't available in one of the rooms at all.

- Finding the property is hard...the directions given were cryptic and no sat-nav co-ordinates of the parking area were provided.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The steps
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
21 Sep 2016
I am very sorry to read your review ..
I spoke now with Serafina, and told me that the dishwasher works fine and Housekeeper used it as soon as you leave the villa to wash all the dishes that you have left in the kitchen.
Above the fridge there are instructions for using the appliances. Furthermore, Why you don't contac us if dishwasher or air conditioning not working?
We would have definitely fixed the problem immediatly!
He also told me that you have paid exactly 110 euro for the electricity (97 pounds) not 200!
the rest that you paid (30 euro) are for the beer and wine that you consumed spontaneously there is, infact, possibility to buy wine or bear directly in Villa.
Also the pool is not heated and is not written anywhere. The outdoor pool temperature is the same in each villa in Costiera if its not heated and not depend on my villa so as the rest of your review is just one thing that penalizes the villa.
The steps are 160 and this is something that is written. Many home for the conformation of the territory have steps, obviously it is not possible for a person with mobility problems. Many turist with children come in villa before you and they don't say me never that.
I think you do not like the Amalfi coast in general.
Traffic, cars and people in buses, are not a problem that I can foresee. In high season it is possible that there are many people and cars.
Serafina told me that you went away happy and that everyone had given a positive feedback. The review for the villas is an important thing and I'm sorry to read something that will harm my job.
best regards
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Anja P
Siilinjarvi, Finland
1 review
“Wonderful views and a lot of steps”
Reviewed 3 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Our group of 11 stayed at the villa for a week in June. The villa itself was very nice and well equipped although there were some things we were not completely satisfied with. We were the first group of the summer season and would have expected to have basic necessities Suvi as toilet paper, kitchen roll, dishwasher tables, coals etc.arriving late on Saturday afternoon when the shops were closed. The shower in the master bedroom didn't work and wasn't fixed during the whole week, which was a major drawback. The string of the door of the dishwasher did not work properly, so the heavy door falling quickly down, was dangerous for your legs. The local agent, Mrs. Serafina, was very nice and helpful and easy to contact. The same goes for the Agents-tähti of Exclusive Italian Villas, Giacomo Frediani and Francesca Andriotti, who were also helpful and responded quickly.

The pool area was excellent and very clean. The sunbeds were excelllent and the view was breathtaking. The villa was nicely decorated and there were a lot of beautiful dishes, so it was easy to prepare breakfast, even for a big family. We do a lot of recycling at home, but the garbage system in the villa didn't work very well, because certain types of garbage were collected only on one day of the week. The steps made it quite challenging to move around daily and it was also really difficult to carry your luggage up to the villa and down again when leaving. The supermarket was very good and not too far. Also, two local restaurants we ate in were excellent value for money and the food was good, too. Usually electricity is included in the rent of an exclusive villa like this, but we were only allowed to use 100 kilowatts per day and asked to pay extra if we usea more.
Getting around was a little challenging, although there is a local bus stop right in front of the villa. The buses didn't run after nine p.m. The taxis were very expensive and hard to get, if not booked in avanneet.
These were just minor points and all in all we really liked staying in the villa in the nice village with a relaxing local atmosphere without crowds of tourists.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The steps and the unheated pool
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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