This hotel is right next to the sea, you can hear the waves lapping the shore from your room. They have their own beach area which is a 20 euro a day saving, although the sharp pebbles take some negotiating. It's worth it for a cooling swim though.
The food is absolutely delicious. just ask for their recommendations and prepare to tuck in. When you hear the rattle of the antipasti trolley rolling across the tiled floor, you know someone is in for a treat!
The rooms are simple but perfectly adequate. This is such a relaxing place to stay.
We stayed at Le Sirene as part of a self-guided hiking trip along the Amalfi Coast. We had stayed in several high end hotels before Le Sirene so our first thought upon entering our room was how small it was! Not a fault of the hotel - just our expectations. It is a perfectly fine beach hotel. Rooms are clean. The bed and pillows weren't all that comfortable but one comes here to be outside. There is a nice french door onto a tiny balcony - we loved having that open to hear the sea all night. The best part about this hotel is Marinella, the cook and owner's daughter and Alfonoso - Marinella's brother. Her food is simple and fantastic - something you would get at your Italian Nonna's house! The pasta was some of the best I have ever eaten and the grilled fish right out of the sea - fantastic. The main rooms downstairs - restaurant and lobby - are all "fish themed". Alfonso speaks perfect English and we had fun talking to him. There is a nice wine list too! They were so helpful with everything during our stay. We didn't get to use the beach as it was stormy when we were there. They recommended the boat to Capri which was perfect - the dock is right outside the door and it is the shortest route to Capri - much shorter than Amalfi, Positano or Sorrento - and less expensive! Our boat captain and crew were fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour around Capri. The tour also included six hours of free time on Capri - that was just about right. There were hordes of tourists so we went to the top to hike around and get out of the throngs of people. So nice to return to our quiet little village of Marina de Cantone for pasta and vino!
A base for walking with bus service to Nerano & Terminii. Room was small but well appointed with a balcony overlooking the sea big enough for one director's chair - just. Room had a wall thermostat but air con appeared to be turned off.
Shower was good & powerful but tray slow to empty so easy on the power. Towels were of the "non-fluffy" variety.
Dinner the first night was a selection of antipasti followed by the house special - pasta alla nerano and on the second night the chef's recommendations. Breakfast was a spartan affair with one croissant alloted, bread & butter, cornflakes or coco-pops, yoghurt, fresh fruit and ham/cheese. Tea in a pot, however, was a blessing. Picnic provided was first class.
Don't be expecting great internet here...the folks that run Le Sirene havn't figured it out and have their 8 year old do it.....
Room acceptable, view from room great, dinner good, picnic good, breakfast OK.
Landlord had a poor attitude mixing any drink that wasn't traditionally Italian which is weird to say the least given his Italian house wine was undrinkable.
A wonderful small family run hotel in a perfect spot on a small and secluded beach. This was our middle stop of three on a walking break on the Sorrento Peninsula and a most welcome contrast to the other grander and larger hotels situated in the much busier tourist trap areas. After a fairly tough walk from near Positano we arrived to be greeted with a warm welcome from Marinella and with our requests for cold drinks immediately met as we made our way to our room. We had one of those with a sea view and just about enough space for two chairs on the tiny balcony, but that was fine as it’s another part of the homely charm of this place. The room was fairly basic but nicely decorated and very clean.
The restaurant terrace faces out to sea and is close to the shoreline and so it’s a fabulous place to be at any time of the day. On our first night we were invited to try the fantastic antipasto selection followed by the speciality spaghetti. The antipasto alone would have been enough for our appetites and unfortunately we found the spaghetti to be just a little too much and a bit ‘heavy’ for our taste. On our second and final night we were able to discuss what we’d like (written menus don’t appear to exist here) and went for a seafood platter that was probably the best we’ll ever have anywhere. Service and recommendation on wine from the young waiter was also excellent.
The restaurant with the jetty to the right is apparently a stop off for celebrity diners who boat round from Capri and has the photos to prove it while there are some more great views if you walk around the headland to the left towards the next bay (about a half hour). If we'd had more time we'd have taken a boat trip to Baia Jeranto.
A place you’ll be sorry to leave and one that’ll stay in the memory.