We spent almost a week at Casale Villarena, and it was one of the best holidays we had. The hotel is marvelous and the staff is warm, professional and super friendly - Guglielmo is a fantastic host. You can feel the dedication and integrity, for us this was a super experience.Christophe Van Vaerenbergh
Italian-style warmth & hospitality
We experienced the true side of Italy at Casa Vilarena. The setting was casual and relaxed in their hillside hotel where they provided great wine, delicious food and an endless well of hospitality. We came to enjoy the feeling of having lived inside the culture of Italy.Don
The " Italian Secret "
It was this Summer ; When we wanted to Travel & Stay in Budget Tour at Amarfi Coast . We had just two Days in Hand for there Searching for a Hotel on the Net - But Most of the Hotel were out of our Budgets in Amalfi & Positano. Thus we started Looking for Small Towns around . We always love to. Stay away from Touristy Places. (This Town has only 2-3 small / SHOPS . ) There we come to Nerano ( a small fishing Town ) & This Hotel Offered very Thing what we were looking for . A Great weather . A leamone Smell in the Air . A small nice Personal Hotel run by the Owner's Family with some Staff. Affordable !!!! Sea View !!! It, also , Offered The Family Apartment's with 4 Beds, Kitchen net ,Dinning, Study Table & Chair&Toilet. The service, Cleanliness, Rooms are very Good. The Hotel is very Beautifully Located , Walking up to the Center is in 2 Minutes . It is on the Main Road near the Bus Stand ; but yet very Peaceful & Quite . The Sea Facing Room's / with Window's have a amazing View from the Hills Top & of the Ocean. Well , The Garden of the Hotel were Loaded with Lemon Tree's & there was the Fragrance in the air. And One is Permitted to eat them too. So, Sweet ! It also has a large Balcony overlooking the Sea. Where in the Family & Friends can enjoy a Great Meal . The Food At the Restaurant & The Wine Cellar Is Great & a Must Try . The Owners & The Staff are very Helpful & a Great Guide . For WiFi connection one may have come near the Modem . The Sea beach is 10 Mintnes walk down the Hill. It's is a place where one can relex for One week to unwind one Self . Please book in Advance to enjoy this Place & the Pricing is reasonable by the Local Standard's . Enjoy & I wish if We can revisit again !!!Sailesh
Best Kept secret in Italy
We meant to stay a night and ended up staying a week. The hotel is a beautiful collection of 16th century buildings. The views are stunning, the staff wonderful and the owner Guglielmo are real Mr fix it sorting out unscheduled trips. Your ten mins walk from the beach and on the main bus route to Positano and Amalfi. We'll be back.Craig Puvis
The Honeymoon of our Dreams!
My wife and I began our 10 night honeymoon spending 4 days in Barcelona which really started our trip with a bang. We were really looking forward to the Amalfi coast and only had 4 nights to spend and wanted to make the most of it. As we pulled up to the property all of the staff met us at the curbside to greet us, it was as if we pulled up to family members we hadnt seen in a long time. We were guided up to our room to get comfortable, and afterwards were met with a glass of wine on the terrace to plan our next few days in paradise. We planned to take a private boat tour of all the amalfi coast with guests staying at Villarena to help split the cost. The next day we met Guglielmo, the owner, in the terrace who informed us that all of the guests had canceled, however, Guglielmo being the amazing host that he is, took us himself on a rented boat along the coastline to wherever we pleased. It was truly one of the most amazing days of our lives. He was full of surprises, making the experience truly magical. After such a fun filled day, we decided we would have dinner at Villarena. My wife isnt a seafood lover (she really missed out) so Guglielmo prepared a dinner for her which was incredible. My meal was a mix of each of the different types of seafood served on the amalfi cooked to perfection. The next day Guglielmo arranged for a boat excursion over to Capri which left from the bottom of the hill. We planned this excursion so that we could make it back in time for a wine and cheese tasting that Guglielmo had planned for later that night with us and a few of the guests. Once again, those guests canceled. We really thought we would have to find dinner elsewhere. As we browsed tripadvisor Guglielmo informed us he couldnt let us go home without having tasted the wines and cheese of italy, so he made a private tasting for us in his wine cellar. Once again, Guglielmo pulled through and made an experience that we will never forget. I highly recommend the wine and cheese tasting... everything was amazing!! On the morning of our departure Guglielmo met us to check out. He stopped in sorrento in the morning to pick up a special chocolate covered pastry for us before our departure. The traditional breakfast in italy is pastries, cheese, tomatoes, and espresso. Villarena provides egg omlettes upon request, again... delicious. As we said our goodbyes, Guglielmo gave us a departure gift of our favorite bottle of wine from the tasting the night before. Im not the best writer, but I hope I could express in this review how amazing of a host Guglielmo and his staff are. They left us feeling as if we were leaving life time friends, and we were so sad to leave. We really hope to return soon!John & Meagan Slate
In a week's time we are heading back to Casale Villarena and to Gugielmo and his team. This will be our 8th visit in 9 year and we still cannot get enough of this lovely place. Looking forward to a boat trip, bbq evenings, baia Ieranto, Marina del Cantone. But most of all - Casale Villarena. ci sarÃ presto...lasse
Traumhafter Urlaub mit allem was das Herz und der Magen begehrt!! Wir sind nächstes Jahr wieder da! Danke an Mariatheresa und Guillamo! Ruhige Oase inmitten traumhafter Landschaft , abseits vom Touristenrummel und trotzdem guter Ausgangspunkt für Fahrten nach Amalfi und Capri!Elke & Reinhard Dresbach
un ristorante molto curato e riservato, un bellissimo giardino ed una tranquillità divina. Il personale di sala Sig.ra Mariateresa e Sig. Guglielmo sono delle persone con una cordialità unica, sanno come coccolarti e farti sentire a casa. I piatti che si mangiano in questo ristorante sono della cucina tipica campana, tutti ottimi. Lo consiglio. Complimenti.Trip Advisor Member
Great stay - cannot wait to be back!
Just returned after a fabulous week at Casale Villarena and missing it already! The stunning house with views that make you stop and look each time, lies in the unspoiled village of Nerano (short and beautiful drive from the bustling Positano and Amalfi). Here you can hear the clock chimes of the church bell marking the hour and observe the smiling old Italian ladies going about their daily business... Guglielmo's evident passion for food, wine, hospitality as well as his unmistakable Italian warmth and kindness makes you feel like you are at home and at a five star hotel (better in fact!!) at the same time! The in-house restaurant serves absolutely delicious food - you are asked what you would like to eat every night instead of being give a menu - how absolutely wonderful is that! I should also mention that I purchased multiple jars and bottles of the homemade jams, limoncello and lemon olive oil... Big mention to the wonderful Mariateresa (Guglielmo's right hand) - who is absolutely delightful, warm, super efficient - thank you, you star! My usual feeling after being somewhere new even after it's been great is where next, but this time, I genuinely cannot wait to return to this little piece of heaven...Until next time!Cvetanka & Henry Campbell-Smith
A Unique experience
Excellent, spacious accommodation Wonderful location overlooking the sea in a quiet picturesque village Unbelievable hospitality, form the initial greeting by the proprietor at the entrance gate to the hugs on leaving- the staff could not do enough for us! And the food! Remarkable, did not see a menu all week, local seafood in abundance with local calabrian wine and home made bread - too much!Mike and Mary Bedford