Villa dei D'Armiento
- Style Majolica-filled manor
- Setting Sant'Agnello seaside
A stone’s throw from the Sorrento seaside, Villa dei D’Armiento hotel is an antique- and art-filled boutique that was once the home of local aristocrats. Restored to its former gleaming self, this 18th-century villa is home to Murano glass chandeliers and intricate tiling, all surrounded by citrus-scented gardens.
Need to know
- Rooms Seven, including three suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $250.65 (€182), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.50 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include a buffet breakfast.
- Facilities Gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, free bottled water. Tour guides, and bike, motorbike, boat and car hire can be organised by the hotel.
- Poolside The pool is set in the gardens, surrounded by dark wooden sunloungers, palm-trees and decking.
- Check–out 11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Children Little ones are welcome. Extra beds (€50 a night) can be added to larger rooms, and cots are free. There's a children’s menu in the restaurant. Babysitting with a local nanny costs €20. There’s a lifeguard on duty between 9am and 6pm.
- Also No pets. In-room massages and other treatments can be arranged.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms All of the rooms have a fresh, bright green and white colour palette, but we especially love the Terrace Room at the top – it has a view of Vesuvius, courtesy of its eponymous, enormous rooftop, and can only be reached by a private lift.
- Packing tips Leave room in your case to take home some of the huge lemons in the garden – the Sorrento version happens to be grapefruit-size.
- Also The hotel is in an acre-big park, home to an outdoor art gallery and regular exhibitions.
Food and drink at Villa dei D'Armiento
- Hotel restaurant There’s no formal dining room, but the staff will happily whip you up a sandwich or salad in the kitchen. This homely room overlooks the garden and is brightly coloured with majolica tiles and handmade local ceramics. In the park, there’s a traditional pizza oven and a barbecue ready to feed hungry guests.
- Dress code Riff on the decor with all-white and flashes of gem-coloured accessories.
- Top table Ask nicely and you’ll be able to eat lunch or dinner at a table set up in the garden.
- Last orders Breakfast is from 8am until 10.30; after that, there’s always someone on hand in or around the kitchen.
- Room service Light meals and snacks are available 24 hours a day.
- Hotel bar There is no bar as such, but mix yourself a Campari and soda or open a beer or bottle of wine whenever you’d like, thanks to the honesty bar in the kitchen.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details