Amalfi Coast, Italy

Villa dei D'Armiento

Style

Marble-clad party pad

Setting

Sun-drenched Sant’Agnello

Sleeps

24

Bedrooms

9

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.

Smith Extra

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A small bottle of limoncello in room; SilverSmith and GoldSmith members will also get a welcome drink each on arrival

First Glance

  • This nine-bedroom, 500sq m villa is surrounded by 4,000sq m of verdant gardens; there’s a pool, Jacuzzi and private open-air gallery, plus numerous terraces and a beach less than 50 metres away.
  • An airy, 80sq m space on the ground floor, the living room is decorated in classic Italian style: there’s a black-and-white marble floor, antique wooden furniture and several comfortable, green-and-white-striped sofas and armchairs.
  • An enormous kitchen next to the living room has white-painted wooden cabinets, green-tiled splashbacks and a large central island. It’s well-equipped with modern appliances, including an electric hob with an extractor hood, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster and dishwasher. There’s also a selection of cookware and cutlery.
  • The 40sq m dining room, which leads off the kitchen, has a wooden table surrounded by green-and-white-striped chairs. A Murano-glass chandelier hangs from the ceiling and an antique dresser stands against one wall.

Villa highlights

  • Expansive gardens
  • Beach-side location
  • Super-spacious interior

Sleeping arrangements

  • All nine bedrooms are doubles, but eight can be converted into twins on request. Four of the rooms can accommodate two extra beds to sleep four people in total.
  • The master bedroom (44sq m) has two terraces with garden views and outside seating. Inside, there’s a tiled floor, green-patterned furniture and a king-size bed. The ensuite bathroom – also decorated in green and white – has a bath tub and a shower.
  • Decorated in shades of lime and cream, the second bedroom (22sq m) has a desk, a comfortable armchair and a king-size bed. The Moroccan-inspired ensuite bathroom is mosaic-tiled, with a walk-in shower.
  • The third bedroom (33sq m) has a bold monochrome colour scheme, a balcony and a private terrace with outdoor seating. Inside, there’s a tiled floor, black-and-white-striped furniture and a king-size bed. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower.
  • In the fourth bedroom (44sq m), there’s a private balcony, a tiled floor and a king-size bed with a flower-patterned headboard. The ensuite, all-white bathroom has a bath tub and a shower.
  • The fifth bedroom (32sq m) has a green-and-white tiled floor, a lime-green accent wall and a balcony. There’s a king-size bed, plus a desk and an armchair. The ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower.
  • In the sixth bedroom (22sq m), there’s a desk, an armchair and a king-size bed with a patterned headboard. The ensuite, blue-tiled bathroom has a walk-in shower.
  • A seventh bedroom (20sq m) has an incredible 100sq m of terrace space, dotted with sunloungers and outdoor seating. Inside, there’s a king-size bed, a black-and-white tiled floor and a matching ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
  • The eighth bedroom (34sq m) is situated on the ground floor and has its own private garden with sunloungers and an outdoor shower. Inside, there’s a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
  • The ninth and final bedroom (34sq m) is also on the ground floor. It has its own garden with sunloungers and an outdoor shower. Inside, there’s a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Key kit

  • TVs with Sky in the living room and all bedrooms.
  • Free WiFi throughout.
  • Air-conditioning throughout.
  • Radio and CD player.
  • iPod dock.
  • Parking for up to six cars.
  • Daily housekeeping.
  • Laundry room with washing machine.
  • In-villa spa treatments available on request.
  • Waitress and buffet breakfast available on request.
  • Gardener twice weekly.

Poolside

  • The 55sq m pool is surrounded by a stone terrace dotted with sunloungers and parasols, set back from the lawns. The Jacuzzi sits just behind the pool.

Grounds

  • Set at the end of a colonnade of stately palms, the villa is surrounded by 4,000sq m of parkland growing chicas, camellias and succulents.
  • Secluded terraces behind the pool and by the lawn have comfortable outdoor seating; they’re shaded by citrus trees growing oranges, lemons and grapefruits.
  • There’s also a wood-burning pizza oven, a coal barbecue and a covered pavilion area (120sq m), ideal for alfresco dining.
  • From time to time, the gardens play host to an open-air gallery, which holds exhibitions of photography, painting, sculpture and local craft.

Location

  • Villa dei d’Armiento is located on the Corso Marion Crawford (named after the American writer, who lived nearby) in the quiet, residential town of Sant’Agnello. It’s a short walk from both the heart of Sorrento and the beach at the Belvedere Marinella.
  • Most international carriers fly to Naples International Airport, which is an hour’s drive from the villa along the E45 and SS145.
  • Sorrento is a 15-minute walk away and packed with shops, bars and restaurants. Most of the historic architecture is within five minutes’ walk of Tasso Square, so start there to see the Correale Palace and the Cathedral.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Villa dei D'Armiento’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Lovely place, good staff.

Don’t expect

A restaurant.

Rating

Stayed on 17 Sep 2016

We loved

Beautiful house in beautiful grounds. Try the Marinella Restaurant and lido, just a short walk from the hotel.

Don’t expect

A short walk into the centre of Sorrento - it took us about 20 minutes.

Rating

Stayed on 13 Sep 2016

We loved

The beautiful pool and gardens, sunsets looking towards Sorrento and the cool, cool rooms where you can escape to perfect calm. But most of all the fantastic staff who can't do enough for you at any time of the day. Head to COKU literally 30 seconds from the front door of the Villa for Japanese/Med fusion in a stunning setting. Pricey but worth it for the whole lobster on the tasting menu. If you want a huge choice of restaurants and the holiday buzz, head to Sorrento which is less than 10 minutes in a taxi (25 Euros). Some fine restaurants in Sant'Agnello but all pretty low key.

Rating

Stayed on 30 Jul 2016

We loved

The Villa and gardens were exceptionally lovely and felt very luxurious and impeccably cared for. Our spacious bedroom and bathroom had expansive windows on 3 sides with lush gardens and trees all around, and two large private balconies. I don't usually value size of accommodation versus beauty, comfort and amenities, but this property provided all the above, making it possible to share the space for multiple days without tripping over one another or our luggage. We came to appreciate the location, which is outside of the town with no tourist masses filling the streets the way they are in Sorrento. Close enough to enjoy Sorrento as much as we liked, with the opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous, secluded pool and gardens when the heat and crowds became oppressive. See the Amalfi coast by boat and skip the crowded tourist busses and clogged, narrow roads by car altogether. The hotel staff helped us book an all day, door to door excursion that included stops in Amalfi and Positano, as well as swimming stops in favored points along the way. It was the highlight of our Italian romantic getaway!

Don’t expect

To be in Sorrento proper, as property is just outside in a small town called Sant Agnello

Rating

Stayed on 9 Jul 2016

We loved

The relaxing atmosphere and helpful staff. This hotel is a great jumping off point to explore the Amalfi coast and to visit Pompeii, Vesuvius and Capri from. Il Buco in Sorrento is a must if you are staying here. We would also strongly recommend renting a boat with skipper for the day from Nautica Sic Sic - swim in secluded bays, visit Positano etc

Don’t expect

This is more of a B and B feel than a hotel. Sorrento is a 20 minute stroll away or a quick taxi ride - leave your car at the hotel (driving/parking around the Amalfi coast is rather hectic)

Rating

Stayed on 2 Jul 2016

We loved

The garden room as it was a lovely big size with private garden to relax

Don’t expect

Choice of food was not great but plenty of places outside of the hotel. Also we would have liked a bar to sit and relax in rather than service drinks in the lobby. A little quiet for what we normally would choose.

Rating

Stayed on 21 Jun 2016

We loved

Our quiet splendor garden room with private patio. Fabulous sunset cocktail/dining just a block away

Don’t expect

Cheap taxis -they are very expensive to get to restaurants in town

Rating

Stayed on 26 Apr 2016

We loved

The location, the decor, the style, the gardens, the breakfast. Sundowners at The Terrace, a minute's walk from the hotel are a must. The best place to watch the sunset over Sorrento...

Don’t expect

To receive free parking

Rating

Stayed on 12 Oct 2015

We loved

The room. Beautifully finished.

Don’t expect

Insect repellent application is a must.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Sep 2015

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