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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Chose this hotel due to its location right by the sea in Santa Maria Di Castellabate. If you don't know the area: Santa Maria is a small town, a hamlet of Castellabate. The latter one is located on the cliff top overlooking the sea, while St Maria and a couple of other hamlets are right at the seashore. St Maria a pleasant little town with plenty of eating options, nice streets and a sea promenade. There are a few sandy beaches, the sea is spectacular - clean, shallow, warm and not very busy as the town is so tiny and there is no mass development. Castellabate is on the edge of Cilento natural park. There are boats from St Marco, a town close to St Maria, going to Naples, Capri and Amalfi coast. The closest railway station is Agropoli, about 20 min by car. There is a bus from St Maria, but sounds like the service is slow and infrequent.

Villa Sirio is a small private hotel located in two buildings. We were not in the main one, in a room with a side sea view - not much of a view really, the room faces another building which a coupe of meters away.

Really don't know how anyone can describe it as luxury! Our room was fairly small and not terribly comfortable: only one bedside table (no space), small wardrobe, no space for luggage. The bathroom is alright, though things are not perfectly clean, not fixed properly (see photo of the shower). We had to ask for soap and other toiletries - they were very basic. There is a fridge with free water and a tiny-tiny safe - not sure even an iPad will fit in it. Wifi was fast and reliable. There is aircon in the room, it's worked fine.

Breakfast was included, had egg dishes of choice: fried egg was drowned in oil, boiled eggs were rather random regardless of what we've ordered. There is also fruit, cold cuts and terrible coffee.

The best part about hotel is their own section of the public beach and a sun terrace in front of the main building. The beach is not fenced off, just a number of loungers and umbrellas reserved for the hotel guests. Plus there is a little terrace over the sea right in front of the main building: it's a sun terrace during the day and a restaurant at night. One downside is that the loungers might be reserved for some rooms - god knows on what principle.

Really not sure why anyone call this place a luxurious one - solid three starts maybe, but nothing else. Owners we found fairly unhelpful too. My Italian is alright, so it's not the language issue.

In general St Maria is a perfect place to relax - very Italian, small, with excellent seafood (we particularly liked U'Barone and a place in Castellabate right by the castle), wonderful sea and Paestum and other archeological wonders fairly close. You either need a car to move around, or befriend a taxi driver. We recommend a nice family that work at the Agropoli railway station - a husband and wife taxi business, both a great - reliable, polite, excellent cars.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Zuerich_7
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I spent an evening at Villa Sirio and could not have been more thrilled with the accommodations. It was abundantly clear just how proud the owners are of what they have created. I came to find out that the building had sat abandoned for many years before it was turned into the most beautiful hotel in town. Everything about the property is intentional with impeccable taste. We are planning on returning after we get married to stay in their two floor suite they were kind enough to show us before we left. Highly, highly recommend for anyone looking for a treat at a price well below what we would have paid for something similar in the states. We will absolutely be back!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Just returned from two weeks at Villa Sirio in gorgeous SM. It's a beautiful old villa furnished with antiques and art that the owners collect.
It's like someone's private home that you are staying in.
Very friendly and charming family hosts. Well kept clean comfortable rooms, we had 209
large balcony with fab views and comfortable bed (Only one complaint the shower and screen could be updated). Falling asleep to the sound of the sea below was very soothing. Great coffee served at breakfast by the lovely Gino always with a twinkle in his
eye and a little joke, fresh light croissants and delicious pastries too.
Great beaches with sunbeds and umbrella reserved for guests about 100yds along seafront. Villa is in a great position just walk out and in 50yards you are right in the middle of everything great little bars and places to eat.
Lovely atmosphere in town, you feel like you are in the real Italy. A great Italian seaside town.

Room Tip: Def pay extra for front seaview room in main villa.
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank trulyscrumptious13
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were welcomed by one of the owners, he was so sweet. He got Allesandra-who spoke fluent English and Italian. It was so nice to be able to communicate perfectly :) We are working on our Italian.. This hotel is right across from the water, you cannot get any closer. It has the best views by far! This town is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. The beach is soft and the water is so clear. The sunsets are like something you only see in books. The food, shopping and even just walking around you get the best small town feel. Its funny how you feel so safe here and there is such a warm feeling all around. Cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank MarieNC13
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed here for a wedding. This is definitely off the beaten path and it was very relaxing. The rooms are clean and decorated in blue. We had a room with a balcony/table/chairs facing the ocean. It was breathtaking. The front desk staff were helpful in arranging transportation and room service for us. The food at the restaurant was great. We could easily walk to shops, restaurants, and the beach. Would highly recommend this place!

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Kaycee S
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