Relais Blu

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

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Best time to Visit

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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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Insider's View

Definitely try your hand at a cooking class, on site with the hotel's chef. Do a morning class and enjoy your delicious creations with a glass of wine at lunch!

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Relais Blu or take a look at our itineraries to Amalfi Coast and south

Description

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 color 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 specialties 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.

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Accommodation

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.

Childcare

Children are welcome at the hotel and babysitting and childcare services are available.

Facilities

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.

Activities

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 specialties.

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.

Reviews

5

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 colors. 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.

4

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.

5

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 favorite 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 center 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 meters 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 specialty.

Experiences

  • Capri by boat

    Explore the picture-perfect island of Capri by boat. Sail to the famous Blue Grotto with its dazzling azure cave and admire the Faraglioni rocks which rise out of the ocean. Relax and swim in the crystal-clear sea before returning to shore.

  • Capri Explorer

    Discover the glamorous island of Capri and its wonderful ocean views. Visit Anacapri and the pretty gardens of Villa San Michele, plus Capri town’s quaint piazza. There’s also time to wander the elegant boutiques for which the island is famed.

  • Guided walk on the Path of the Gods

    Connecting the hilltop villages of Agerola and Nocelle, the Path of the Gods is a spectacular walk offering breathtaking views across the Amalfi Coast. Join your private guide and discover the incredible natural beauty of this celebrated area.

  • Mount Vesuvius and Winery

    Climb active Mount Vesuvius for spectacular views across the Gulf of Naples and Sorrento Peninsula. You will reach the crater rim and learn about the volcano’s history from an alpine guide. Afterwards, relax with an afternoon of wine tasting.

  • Naples tour and pizza masterclass

    Discover the historic center of Naples, one of Italy's oldest cities, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to fabulous museums, impressive churches and stunning palazzos, there is plenty to explore before learning how to make a real Neapolitan pizza.

  • Path of the Gods Trek

    Walk the famous Path of the Gods trek through some of the Amalfi Coast’s most stunning scenery. Look out over the ocean from your hilltop vantage point and admire the charming villages and dramatic coastline below.

  • Private Positano cooking class

    Try your hand at traditional Italian cooking with a private cookery class in the heart of beautiful Positano. Your expert chef will teach you the secrets behind this Mediterranean cuisine before you prepare and enjoy a delicious four-course meal.

  • Private tour of the Amalfi Coast

    Explore the attractive Amalfi Coast and admire its dramatic ocean views. Discover Ravello’s picturesque hilltop gardens, visit Amalfi’s charming cathedral and explore the bustling streets of Positano.

  • Sorrento Culinary Tour

    Get a taste of Sorrento on a guided walking tour around the town’s traditional eateries. Try local cheese, sample Italian cured meats and watch how pizza is made. You will also visit a lemon grove to see how the famous liqueur, limoncello, is produced.

Location & directions

Massa Lubrense, Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella, Naples

The Relais Blu is located on the tip Amalfi Coast, near Termini.

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