About the Homestay
I live in the center of Sorrento with my husband and our two sons Franco and Giuseppe Ferdinando. Please note that there is not any lift to access to the house and That it is about 65 steps to get in, I know it is not 'suitable for people who have limited mobility. There is not air conditioning. Is heating available, paying to utilize gas stove.
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Morvillo Your host offers qualified language instruction in her native language Italian. One hour of instruction costs € 5.00. The classes will be given by the family member at the accommodation.
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Charge for washing machine usage: 5.00 EUR per machine load
- Bikes for use
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is easy to find. Do not worry as soon as you complete your booking and pay your deposit online you will get an email with our exact address. I can help you with directions then as soon as you let me know how you will be arriving. Attention, my home is at 4th Floor, there is not lift.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Board
Feel free to use the kitchen
Smoking is not allowed.
Soggiorno piacevole e accogliente.Fondamentale è stata la centralità della casa.
I really enjoyed staying at Maria's place. The 3 important items for any traveler in any accommodation are: a solid bed, hot shower with good water pressure, and closeness to center of action. And the place that Maria provided had all these elements. It is a a clean outhouse, with separate entrance, so it is independent of Maria's family living space.
The breakfasts are a disappointment for someone coming from US (basically just coffee and some sweets) but so is the breakfast in most of Italy.
Maria doesn't speak much English (and I am sad to admit I don't speak any Italian.) So there was not much of a cultural exchange, and most of my primitive communication was done through her young sons.
I recommend Maria's place to anyone looking for a good deal, though.
Bad communication and confusion about arrival. Great location but a real pain on a hot day with lots of stairs and luggage to haul up. Light breakfast was a non event- Maria did try on the first day..but serving up cold milk with a dash of old coffee and a slab of cake is not breakfast. They didn't even bother after that so I had to find a cafe for a coffee in the morning which was really was awful. The attic room is hot and dangerous as there is no head room and the bed was uncomfortable and the pillow even worse. They are nice people but have no idea how to provide comfortable accommodation. ..you get way less than you pay for...Sorrento is beautiful and the station and facilities are close by.
This is my second visit to the same family and they never failed to impress me and grace me with their hospitality. Your Host Maria "Aka my italian Mom :D" fails not to go beyond expectations. Love this family never get bored from seeing them again and again.
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This is my first time staying with a family abroad and i loved every minute of it. A very easy going and loving family. I loved Dad, Mom Joseph, Fernando and little Miriam.
Its a shame i couldn't stay more, as i sincerely felt i'm part of the family. I highly recommend their stay ideally for solo travelers or two. If your the kind of guy who loves the company, this is a really good family that will help you when in need and very flexible about house roles and super friendly toward foreigners.
Their house is very close to down town where touristic action is happening. Sorrento area is an lovely place to live at compared to the near by costal areas. Its spacious and big enough to with flat land escape enabling easy exploration activity. Meaning you won't do all that kind of climbing and descending compared to other near by costal areas. showing mercy to your knees which your going to beg for in a couple of days when the land escape is like climbing mountains >_
Maria, Franco and the kids were very approachable and helpful with anything that I required. As I spoke no Italian, it made it challenging to communicate, however manageable. The location was extremely convenient to commute around Sorrento, warf and train/bus station. The room was comfortable but difficult to sleep from the heat. Overall, they made me feel welcome and safe which makes them a great homestay family.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for me Reale family.
Maria is a very nice host, very helpful during my 4 night dtay.
We enjoyed our stay with Maria and her family except we didn't know about the 90 stairs to reach the top of the house where our room was. Being not so young any more they were a bit of a challenge. The garden apartment is where we were originally booked for - or so I understood. The family were very helpful carrying our suitcases up stairs [or we would never have made it!] and Maria took us to see the Easter procession. Jackie Bennet and Margaret Cook
Vor allem Maria war sehr freundlich und hat uns an zwei Abenden durch die Altstadt geführt, uns vieles erzählt. Das war eine ganz besondere Erfahrung!
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