Massa Lubrense, Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella, Naples
At a Glance
Unrivalled views of the Sorrento coast
Stylish modern Mediterranean design throughout the hotel
Stunning restaurant with seasonal produce and panoramic views of the Amalfi & Sorrento coast
Boutique style hotel with just 11 rooms and suites
Cookery classes can be arranged in the hotel kitchen for keen gastronomes
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast is in spring or late summer, when temperatures are pleasant and humidity levels are low. In July and August the climate is hot and humid, while the area is busy with tourists. Hotels in the Amalfi Coast tend to close for the winter, starting in October until they reopen in late March or April.
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Relais Blu is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of the Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella, between the Amalfi coast and the Sorrento Peninsula. With just 11 bedrooms, all with a sea view, the hotel is a haven of peace and tranquillity.
Each of the 11 rooms at Relais Blu is spacious and designed in a distinctively Mediterranean style. The mix of fine antiques and modern furniture gives this hotel a fresh and comfortable feel. All of the rooms have a fantastic view of the sea as it stretches along the Sorrento coast. There is a choice between three types of room at the Relais Blu, the Double Superior, double deluxe and Special sea view. The minimalist rooms are all very neutral with splashes of Mediterranean colour and have been designed to highlight the surroundings of Sorrento and Amalfi.
The main restaurant at Relais Blu serves a spectacular selection of dishes with a strong Mediterranean influence and for those wanting to try recreating the specialities they have eaten, cookery classes can be arranged. Dishes on the menu include catch of the day with an almond crust, aubergine puree and tomato gazpacho, pork loin with apricot compote and Tonka broad bean on braised endive and roasted sea bass with courgette flowers and a pea and peach salad.
For those who want to relax in the sun, you can choose either the swimming pool or one of the two nearby beaches . The Garden Romantico and Nerano are easily reached and are only 10 minutes away. There is a beach club which offers guests a free shuttle service when using their beach facilities.
All 11 rooms boast fantastic sea views and the latest in communication technology, including a personal computer with high speed internet connection. Each room has not only a shower but a Jacuzzi bathtub too.
Air conditioned throughout, the rooms are modern and stylish yet retain the old charm of the Mediterranean.
Children are welcome at the hotel and babysitting and childcare services are available.
The Relais Blu hotel restaurant is noted for its fantastic cuisine. The innovative kitchen which boasts Mediterranean cuisine and a wine cellar with over a thousand Italian and international labels is visited from far and wide.
Cooking classes are available at the hotel 3 days a week, each day offers something new to learn, including traditional Neapolitan kitchen, Classic Italian cuisine and Relais Blu specialities.
The hotel is located just 5km from the picturesque town of Massa Lubrense and 12km from Sorrento, so there is plenty to keep you occupied during your stay at the Relais Blu.
Anne Bamber (Staff)
My husband and I were lucky enough to start our mini-moon at Relais Blu - it was the perfect place to relax and unwind. The view from the terrace of the Sorrento coastline and Capri is absolutely breathtaking and we were very happy to spend our first couple of hours drinking Presecco there! An equally beautiful spot is the hotel's infinity pool which enjoys the same view. We took lunch on the terrace by the pool which was very pleasant indeed.
Our room was a "special sea view" category which was spacious and elegant with fresh nautical colours. Our balcony was large with a double lounger with Capri seemingly within touching distance and framed by beautiful olive trees.
We thought the location couldn't get more beautiful until we witnessed the sunset! Our pre-dinner cocktail on the terrace was divine and the dinner was very good too. The restaurant serves more locally influenced cuisine on a Monday night which suited us very well and was absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly, attentive and couldn't do enough for you.
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
A great hotel for relaxation! Lots of space and not too many rooms, great service and incredible food. The pool area is very nice, lovely sea views and a great beach club. The decor is simple but stylish, not too over the top and has a very nice relaxed atmosphere.
Mrs Carey Tesler (Guest)
We stayed here for two nights as part of a tour of the Amalfi coast, and I'd have to say it was probably our favourite of the four great hotels we visited. It's a little off the beaten track, which adds to its charm, and has a very comfortable, chilled-out atmosphere slightly unusual among hotels of this class. Service is relaxed but efficient, overseen by the charming and hands-on 30-something owner-manager Antonino Acampora and his sister. The design of the hotel throughout is cool white minimalism, but you're likely to be sold on the place within the first five minutes - as soon as you see the spectacular views from the terrace bar, visible as soon as you walk through the front door and offering a panorama stretching over the entire bay of Naples, with the island of Capri perfectly positioned in the centre of the frame.
A steep walk up the hillside from reception bring you to the equally photogenic infinity pool (unheated!), which from the loungers appears to blend seamlessly into the bay hundreds of metres below. Our room was spacious, enhanced by a sweet little garden with its own olive tree and views over the outdoor jacuzzi and the bay beyond. Very nice, although the lighting in the bathroom was a little dim. The restaurant is great too, also situated on the panorama terrace and offering fine dining without too much fussiness, with a glorious setting sun as your breath-taking backdrop.
It's worth noting that there isn't too much to do or see in the immediate vicinity. This is definitely the quieter part of the coast. The hotel has a beach club a short taxi ride away at Nerano, but it was closed when we visited and didn't look very interesting. Instead we had a simple but very pleasant lunch at Il Cantuccio, one of several well-regarded restaurants situated on Nerano's rather basic shingle beach. Whichever one you visit, be sure to try the spaghetti with zucchini, the village speciality.
Cooking class in Amalfi
Learn how to create traditional recipes from the Amalfi Coast in a private cooking class under the guidance of a professional chef. Located in a lemon farmhouse, you'll discover the techniques behind some of the region's most loved dishes.
Hiking and wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius
Join your private hiking guide to explore Mount Vesuvius, one of the world's most famous volcanoes. Hike up to the crater before enjoying lunch at a winery at the base of the volcano.
Hiking the Path of the Gods
The Path of the Gods is a spectacular trail leading from Agerola to Nocelle, offering breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast. Walk the route with your private guide and learn about local life in this once remote region.
Mozzarella experience on the Amalfi Coast
Visit a family-owned farm and discover how delicious mozzarella is made in the village of Tramonti on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a tour of the farm before learning the techniques and processes used to create mozzarella.
Private boat trip to Capri
Cruise to Capri on board your own private boat, stopping to swim in the crystal-clear waters and taking in the incredible views of the Amalfi Coast from the water.
Private tour of Capri
Explore the picturesque island of Capri and, with your private guide, learn about the history of this famed island which has been celebrated for its beauty since the Roman Empire.
Visit a limoncello farm
Discover one of the Amalfi Coast's most celebrated delicacies at a local limoncello farm, where you'll learn about the production process and sample some of the delicious liqueur.
Discover the ancient Roman world and its fascinating culture with a visit to Pompeii, a city almost perfectly preserved by the ash from Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79 AD.
Location & directions
Massa Lubrense, Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella, Naples
The Relais Blu is located on the tip Amalfi Coast, near Termini.
How to get there
British Airways offer a direct service from London Gatwick to Naples International airport. The flight time is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Private transfers can be arranged to take you to the Relais Blu from the airport, which is about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive.
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