"Best Option in Sorrentine Penisula"
Wow, what an excellent experience we had staying at Villa Pollio. The BnB is only a few stops away on the local train from the hustle and bustle of busy Sorrento in the peaceful town of Meta! Plus the location of the BnB from the Meta stop is so convenient, a 1-5 minute walk. Albert, a local and the BnB owner is so accommodating and has plenty of knowledge […] and recommendations to make for the surrounding area. The accommadations are excellent, spotless, well kept with old Italian charm. The included breakfast is great for those who want to start the day with a quick meal at the villa consisting of espresso, coffee, fruit drinks, bottled water, croissants and much more. All of which are provided to you in your room and you prepare yourself. We also enjoyed great meals out at local places in Meta based on recommendations from Alberto. We originally planned to stay 3 days and ended up staying for an additional night because of how much we enjoyed our accommodations and the town of Meta. If you plan on visiting the Almafi coast and want to enjoy a small Italian town and avoid all the tourist this is a great option. The locals are so friendly and very welcoming and Albert runs an amazing business and is so kind! We hope to return to Meta and stay at Villa Pollio again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, clean and beautiful rooms and fabulous host. You will love it here. For more detailed review, please visit tripadvisor! Highly recommended to anyone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great time in Villa Pollio"
We stayed there for about a week and loved our stay. This is so close to the train station to Sorrento or Naples that you can leave 5 mins before the train departure time and still get there with a minute or two spare. B n B supplied sufficient quantity of sweet breads and cakes and fresh fruit from his little Orchard which we ate on and off but got […] our regular supply from local shop but you would be better off picking it from Sorrento super market. We had two brilliant/; clean double rooms for a family of 3 (youngest 6 years) and we had very comfortable stay. The only issue I had there was we were facing the road and it was next to impossible to sleep with window/ door opened when the day and night had been hot. There is a constant noise of mopeds and three wheelers and everything but still loved it. The landlord was very helpful and humble and helped us pick which bits to see and stuff. This is a very convenient location as train to Sorrento/ Naples takes only 4-5 minutes and are every half an hour or so most of the day. Good local restaurant near the beach and a pub nearby. We ate mostly in Sorrento on our way back most of the time but experimented once or twice with food in Meta and were not disappointed. Overall, I would love to go there again if I ever visit that part of Italy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Accommodation, Helpful Welcoming Owner"
05/05/15 Jim M Matlock, United Kingdom
We stayed at Villa Pollio for a week in April. Our room was large and comfortable and included a small kitchenette. Everything was very clean and the room was serviced daily. We had a balcony facing west, which overlooked the villa garden and was perfectly positioned to have a relaxing evening drink watching the Sun go down. The owner, Alberto, is extremely welcoming, was always available and provided us with lots of useful advice for our visits and eating out. We were provided with fresh fruit from the garden on arrival and Alberto kindly made a gift of (home made) wine and local lemon liqueur on two occasions during our stay. The villa is handily positioned just 2 minutes walk from Meta railway station which has regular trains to Sorrento, Pompeii etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Villa Pollio's blend of value, position and comfort are difficult to beat. Add in Alberto's personal attention and it is an absolute winner. We had no hesitation in giving five stars
"Come for the serenity, stay for the pizza"
04/17/15 kkellyy North Vancouver, Canada
Really good quality bed and breakfast. Extremely well located to the train station. (Tip: when exiting the Circumvesuviana train station, turn right and take the stairs that lead to the underpath under the tracks instead of walking 15 minutes up, around and back down. The underpath brings you to the top of the exact street that Villa Pollio is located on. Continue down the street and you will see it next to the yellow PT sign for the post office.) Stayed here with 2 American friends of mine. The B&B is very clean and well maintained. Upon arrival, found a basket of fresh picked lemons and oranges straight from the backyard and a bar fridge with butter, cold milk, water, and juices ready for us. Kitchenette was clean and easy to cook chicken and pasta meals but it's not 100% equipped since it's meant to make breakfast only. The balcony is lovely to sit on and have a coffee in the morning or read a book as the sun sets. Alberto, the owner, was incredibly helpful with all questions like where to go for the best pizza or dinner restaurants (I highly recommend Tico Tico for seafood. It's located INSIDE the cliff!). He was actually more informative than the people in the tourist info offices and set us up with the best route to take to the different sights we wanted to visit like Capri, Amalfi Coast, Santieri degli Dei (Path of the Gods), Positano, Ravello, Pompeii etc. He even printed our boarding passes for us so we wouldn’t have to pay a fee at the airport! And out of all the places I've tried pizza like Rome, Pisa, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre; Alberto makes the best pizza I’ve EVER had in my life (and ladies, he’s single). Meta di Sorrento is a suburb outside of Sorrento but it's way more authentic to stay here than in Sorrento (which is a mere 2 stops away on the local train). I liked how we could walk into the village bakery and buy our foccacia or sourdough or whatever, straight from them and not the grocery stores. We were here the weekend before Easter and the villagers also dress up in period clothes and re-enact events like the Last Supper etc. It's like the Stations of the Cross personified. Would absolutely re-book Villa Pollio.
04/08/15 Noelle L
If I could give Villa Pollio more than five stars, I certainly would. Alberto, the owner, is incredibly helpful and went out of his way to ensure that my friends and I saw the very best in Italy. We added him on Facebook, and were able to message him at 23:00 asking for advice on our plan for the next day, and he would be at our room in minutes with printed bus and train schedules, maps, and other recommendations. Each morning, a basket of freshly picked oranges and lemons was delivered to our room, all from the trees surrounding the villa. The room has a very nice kitchen, which allows for you to make your own meals if you do not want to eat out for every meal, and they give you a large basket of goodies upon check in to snack on. Our last night here, Alberto invited us all to his room, where he had a massive stone pizza oven, and made pizza for us all, and allowed us to try his mother's homemade limoncello, which was by far the best I had in Italy. My only complaint for Villa Pollio is that I didn't ask Alberto for his recipes!
"Beautiful, cozy, affordable. Come meet Alberto"
04/07/15 lily l Pecs, Hungary
I stayed at Villa Pollio with two friends for six nights. The room was comfortable and gorgeous with spectacular views of the orchards and the rest of the city from the balcony. Every day Alberto would give us a basket of fresh oranges and lemons that he has just picked. They were wonderful, easily the best oranges I've ever had, and the lemons smell like candy. On the last night of our stay, Alberto took us down to his room on the bottom floor and made us traditional style pizza. He has a special wood fire oven and he made everything from scratch right in front of us all while giving us wine and shots of his mother's homemade lemon-cello. He even made us Nutella pizza for dessert which I was a little reluctant to try because I thought it would be too sweet, but it was amazing! I will forever remember this as the best pizza I've ever had. He is such a kind and considerate host and made us feel most welcome. I will never forget this stay at the beautiful Villa Pollio. Highest recommendations!
09/30/14 Daniel B Mirabel, Canada
Alberto goes out of his way to make his guest feel at home. He provided valuable info for areas and sites to visit. He was a good help when in Naples we had a mishap and needed help with a phone no in Canada. The villa is well maintained and comfortable. Meta is a nice place to stay and commute to Sorrento and Almafi coast. There is a nice beach area closed by
"Value for Money"
09/29/14 Jason W
This is my first TripAdvisor review, but I felt compelled to do so having stayed at Villa Pollio. Three of us stayed for 5 nights. We had two spacious rooms with double beds and a very small bathroom, plus a balcony with table and two chairs. One of the great attractions of Villa Pollio, I felt, was the fact that although it is a B&B (the 'packaged breakfast' consists of croissants, biscuits, butter, jam, milk, cereal etc.) our room(s) also came with a a gas cooker, fridge/freezer etc. meaning it doubles up nicely as a self-catering accommodation. At only around £22 per night, this means you can visit Sorrento/The Amalfi Coast on a tight budget if you wish. Albert, the host, was a very friendly and helpful chap, too. I also loved the way we were also provided with towels, flannels and shower gel - I felt very well looked after throughout my stay. The only negatives I can think of are that the bathroom was very small, only one sauce pan was provided in the way of pots and pans and also if you are going to Sorrento a lot, you spend a fair bit of time on the platform at Meta waiting for the train! But to be honest, I really can't complain and thought that this was fantastic value for money. Thanks Albert! :)
"Villa Pollio, Meta, Italy...greatest B&B ever"
09/23/14 Fuzzydog1 Dallas, Texas
IT IS IN CENTER OF OLD META! EASY WALK TO SEE BASCILLA SANTA MARIA DEL LAURO, old city center and great base for surroundings I.e. Sorrento, amalfi coast, Pompei. The room was large & very comfy bed, had balcony, felt like being in a gentile house of years ago! Alberto could not be more helpful..went out of his way to help for whatever you ask for.. I would highly recommend to all..I am 77 traveling alone and felt very safe and at home here..have travelled extensively as I owned a Travel Agency for 23 years and have stayed in 5star hotels to B&B, s all over Europe and I rate this at top of my list..for warmth, accommodation, ambience and helpful Manager..
09/13/14 Elaine201409 Albuquerque, New Mexico
My son and I stayed here. He'd made the arrangements and all. I fell in love with it from the moment I saw it. This is a wonderful place to base your surrounding travels from. Such places as Sorrento, the Isle of Capri, Amalfi Coast, Ravello, Positano, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, & Naples. We even did the Walk of the Gods hike, which was wonderful! We were there from 29 Aug - 9 Sep and it was perfect. The train station is a mere 5 minute walk; there's a bus stop just 10 steps from the front door. The beach is 1/2 mile walk away. There's a pizzeria and markets just around the corner. Our host, Albert, and his family were so very nice and helpful. He took the time to give you tips and recommendations for your stay. As a matter of fact, on our first night there we were in Sorrento and missed the last train back to Meta, after about 1k into our walk, Albert was headed back to Meta and recognized us and gave us a lift back to the BNB, we were so appreciative of that. We wanted to rent scooters to tour the Amalfi coast so he made arrangements with the company in Sorrento, and they came to pick us up. There are many, many guides and books on the local and surrounding areas if you need information. Everything is clean, the fridge is stocked with juices, milk, cheeses, butter. There's a breakfast basket filled with croissants, cereal, wafers, cookies & coffee. There's a stove too. We managed to make pasta for dinner one night, it was great. We just went to the market just around the corner and got fresh vegetables, pasta a cheese. We had dinner on the balcony of our room, so nice!. He makes your stay very welcoming and warm. We would certainly recommend this place to our friends and family who will be traveling to that area. Thanks Albert and family for the great hospitality!
"Great base for exploring Sorrento/Amalfi/Capri"
08/29/14 Carole L
We (2 adults and 2 teens) stayed in a very large and comfortable family suite which consisted of two bedrooms, a dining area, kitchenette, bathroom and small balcony. The accommodations were wonderful. The beds were very comfortable and lots of towels were provided. Everything was super clean and smelled fresh. Although the apartment is on a busy street, it is sound-proof. AC, WIFI and hot water worked perfectly. For us, the location was perfect as we spent our time exploring Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Capri. The train station (Circumvesuvian Naples-Sorrento) is just around the corner and it is a mere 5 minute ride to Sorrento. There were a few restaurants within walking distance which was great after a long day of exploring the coast; but do not expect to find a tourist town with shopping and nightlife. Our hosts were friendly, gracious and very accommodating. They stocked our mini-fridge with cold juice and water as well as provided a large basket of boxed pastries and cakes for breakfast/snacking. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer than four nights!
"Simply the Best!"
08/05/14 yacopow Toronto, Canada
I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. I read all reviews and all were true. You will not be disappointed. We stayed for one week from July 17-24, 2014 with 2 children and my 80 year old father and we were all super happy and comfortable. The hotel was spacious, comfortable, clean with the perfect location and the perfect host. Alberto was simply the best. He was so kind, helpful, polite, knowledgeable and always with a smile. One morning we were late trying to get to Capri and he drove us in his own personal vehicle directly to the Sorrento Port to help us catch our boat on time. Another day, we were admiring his lemon/orange tree in his back garden (giardino) and he asked if we liked oranges - that same day we came home to a basket full of oranges and lemons in our room. Such sweet, personal touches that were so thoughtful and which made you feel right at home. We needed a little extra milk for our children and once again, no problem. Always extra left for us in our little fridge. So very much appreciated. On our last day I was so worried about how we would get back up to the little church (all up hill from the villa) to catch our bus back to the airport because we had so much luggage, small children and my elderly father. Once again, no worries, because Alberto was so kind and helpful that he offered to drive us up the hill to catch our bus back to Naples airport. He had to make 2 trips and he was always smiling. Such a pleasure to speak to and to be around. We spoke Italian to him but he speaks English and is even able to write very well in English. He made our trip very memorable. Thank you Alberto from the bottom of our hearts for everything. Tourist information: Once you book, you are best to check your junk mail and/or spam folder because Alberto will send you a confirmation email. I was so desperate to reach him but didn't know how and the whole time it was in my spam folder. He replies to any concerns/questions immediately. He always makes himself available. No need to book tours from home. You can do everything and see all you want once you get there. If you prefer to book a private tour, you can do so again once you get there or a safe online site is www.Viator.com. We prefered to be on our own with group that we had. I booked this B&B through Hotels.com and requested an extra bed and it was no problem. Alberto acknowledged the request and had everything set up by the time we got there. Very comfortable. For the week the bed was an extra 100- euros. Very comfortable and very reasonably priced. Easiest way to get to hotel from Naples airport is to take the CURRERI BUS. Outside the airport they leave approx every 20 min and cost 10- euros per person (always mention children if you have them, they often reduce prices for kids). You buy your tickets from the bus driver themselves. It takes about 1 hour and its a beautiful, scenic view along the way. I highly suggest that if you are prone to nausea and/or dizziness, you take GRAVOL with you! All the roads to through the mountains and are twisty and up and down and all around!!! Also take WATER SHOES with you as the sand gets extremely hot and many beaches have lots of rocks. The hotel is just 3 quick train stops away from Sorrento. It costs you 1.30 euros per person one way and tickets can be easily purchased at train station which is extremely close walking distance from villa. Trains leave every 20min. From Sorrento you can just about go anywhere! We visited Positano (gorgeous), Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri, and Ischia all from Sorrento. Wanted to go to Ravello from Amalfi but couldn't because my son got sick on the bus and I got so dizzy that we both need to get off the bus!!!! The SITA bus takes you everywhere and is very inexpensive. Alberto was again great at guiding us and making suggestions. PAY ATTENTION to the bus/train/boat schedule he will give you. Take it with you and plan your day at least one day in advance. I was too preoccupied and messed up the first couple of days, losing precious time! For Capri you need to take a boat (Alifscafo) from Sorrento Port, also if you go to Ischia. If you go the Capri, I highly recommend the tour of the Faraglioni rocks, it's gorgeous. Also the blue grotta but it's expensive and very quick (an option that is separately priced from tour). To get to the top of Capri, you need to take the Funicolare, which is like a cable car ride up, that can be taken and tickets purchased once you are on the Island. No need to book/reserve ahead of time, at least not in July! From Sorrento, the Sita bus ride takes 1 1/2 hours to get to Positano; then another 1/2 hour to get to Amalfi from there and then another 1/2 hour to get to Ravello. Alberto's suggestion was to take one day for Positano because it is gorgeous and there is a beach. Another day to do Amalfi and Ravello together because they are only 1/2 hour away from each other. Beach in Amalfi too. Don't bother going to beaches in Sorrento, they are small and crowded. Meta has a much bigger, beautiful beach about 15min walk downhill from the hotel. Once you get there, there are tons of steps to do down to the actual beach but know that elevators are available and always an option (50 euro cents per person). If you don't wish to take bus to these places, there is always an option for boat ride (faster but more expensive of course). Gorgeous coastline view from waters perspective. Rooms: We had what was considered the quad room. It was on the second floor and had balcony (table and 2 chairs outside) with gorgeous view of the mountains. It was basically 2 adjoining bedrooms each with a queen sized bed. Very comfortable for 4 adults. Spacious, clean and safe. There is a safely deposit box but many times we left our electronics out and about with no worries! One of the rooms had a small kitchette with a basket full of breakfast goodies including croissants, jam, variety of cookies, cereal and crunchy toasted bread. There was always milk and water in mini fridge. This room had a small ensuite and air conditioning. The other room had a fan, the balcony and a table and chair for 6 people. Each room had plenty of cupboard and closet space. No worries about sun or noise from busy street below as the window are amazing in Italy in the sense that the wooden shutters block out any sunlight and noise if you so desire! You seriously will love the location and your vacation if you stay here. Grazie mille Alberto!
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