Maison La Minervetta
settingSeaside (ocean front)
Imagine waking up in the morning, rolling over and having, just to yourself, views across the waters of the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. Maison La Minervetta is a little bit exclusive, not a boutique hotel but just a very special place to stay.
Accommodation in Sorrento has never reached this level of refinement with great sofas, Indonesian beds and chaise longues spread out on the hotels deck perched above the old fishing port.
Do it small and do it very, very well could be the motto here. The 12 rooms are each decorated in the maximum of comfy but stylish fashion with huge windows allowing all of the available Mediterranean colours to come pouring in. This wonderful small hotel is a real gem with an equally interesting history. It was built in the 1950s as one of the most exclusive restaurants in the area by Don Giovanni Cacace.
Fifteen years later, however, the restaurant was rented and left the family hands. It wasn’t until 2003 that Signora Adda and her son Marco, a scenographer, and the latest generation in the Cacace family, bought the building back. Using their skills in creating dramatic scenery they put the finishing touches to the set and the curtains are now open on this spectacular and charming hotel.
La Minervetta sits not above the tourist port in Sorrento but a little further along, on top of the quieter, traditional fishing port which still remains a bit of a secret place for many of the visitors to Sorrento. The pace of things is a little calmer here, the restaurants and bars that much more authentic and these can all be reached by the hotel’s private stairway.
Despite the changes that have taken place in the area around Amalfi and Sorrento in recent years the fishermen can still be seen mending their nets in the afternoon and the local boats return at the end of the day, loaded with the freshest of produce for an excellent dinner.
Some other nice touches include a swimming pool positioned on the edge of the terrace allowing you to swim seemingly above the Mediterranean and the hotel’s kitchen which is beautifully decorated and open to guests to wander through or alternatively sit and relax.
The overall feel of La Minervetta is relaxation and a reassuringly healthy dose of calm and charm.
- Beach Hotels & Coastal Getaways
- Honeymoon & Romantic Hotels
- Animals not accepted
- Central heating
- Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
- Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
- Internet WiFi
- Parking covered
- Swimming pool
- Air conditioning
- Internet WiFi
- Mini bar
- Non smoking rooms
- Room service
- Cooking Lessons
- Horseback Riding
- Scuba Diving
- Thalasso Therapy
- Wine Tasting