Via Petrelle 56, Serrara Fontana, Campania, Italy
"We stayed here during the first 2 weeks in August 2019 and had a superb experience. Having travelled extensively, it's difficult to find something truly different, but the Apollon is pretty unique. In the brochure pics, you'll see no main hotel building, and that's because- there isn't one! I'd describe the Apollon as a beautiful thermal spa with some lovely ‘apartment-like’ rooms secreted around its extensive hillside grounds. As a result, the place feels intimate and never busy. In lieu of a traditional ‘Hotel dining room,’ the Apollon Club is home to an excellent alfresco restaurant, this being located on a terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento, and the Island of Capri. Delightfully, there’s not a massed-produced tourist buffet in sight. In its place, you'll find a menu of fine Italian food as good as anything you’ll find in Sant'Angelo itself. The waiting staff are attentive and friendly in a very genuine, understated, Italian way. Those looking for nightlife should be aware that this is a quiet spa hotel, and the small restaurant bar tends to empty by @ 10pm. The picturesque port is within walking distance, however Sant'Angelo is still pretty quiet, so a trip to the neighbouring town of Forio might be a more vibrant option. On the same level as the restaurant terrace, the lower spa is comprised of a quiet sunbed terrace and a mosaic of no less than 5 small, informal pools set amongst beautiful palm crested landscaping with a stunning view of the bay. There’s a sea-water infinity pool overlooking Capri, a whirlpool and 3 spas filled with thermal volcanic waters ranging from 34 to 40 degrees C, and yes, these are amazing to use, even in high summer ambient temperatures that match those of the pools! These are drained nightly, maintained to a high standard and worth the choice to stay at the Apollon in themselves. (Public spas on the island charge up to 35 Euros per person per day for use of the same facilities!) The pool staff’s attention to safety and comfort was exceptional, and there are numerous treatments on offer from a nicely secluded alfresco roof terrace. We stayed in the new upper-level rooms named ‘Il Volcano,’ a small 2-story ‘apartment’ building, comprizing a dozen or so stunning, high ceilinged rooms. The fresh white décor and quality fittings make for a contemporary, designer feel, and the superb air conditioning system was a life-saver for two melting Scottish guests. Each of the upper floor rooms are accessed via their patio doors, these overlooking huge, fenced-off private terraces, (each one larger than the floorplan of the room), these offering spectacular views over Capri and Sorento. This is 5-star accommodation which was kept spotless throughout our stay. There is a more typical ‘front door corridor’ arrangement being added to these rooms as part of the ongoing development, but while this wasn’t finished for the 2019 season, there was no visible work going on or any need to use it, so this wasn’t an"
"We loved our stay at Hotel Apollon Club. It’s separate from The Miramare and we enjoyed having our own area. The six rooms overlook the sea and all have an outdoor seating area. We found the room to be quiet, clean and the air conditioner kept us cool. The Apollon is close to the beach club and the daytime restaurant which makes great pizza from their brick oven. Plenty of sun beds and an area of pools makes for a relaxing day. Before heading out to the town for dinner, we would stop by the Miramare for apertivi and an expansive view of the sea. Every day, Gennaro made us a different Bellini with fresh fruit. We are still talking about the fresh peach Bellini! He was very friendly and warm yet professional, seeming genuinely happy to make everyone’s vacation a special one. The breakfast is served at the Miramare and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. They happily took our order for eggs and remembered to ask us every morning if we wanted them again. From the moment we checked in until the moment we departed, we found everyone to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to a return!"
"Location is picturesque, a little village in itself. With half-board the meals were prepared with care. Pizza was excellent, and so was baccala fritto. Table was always reserved with sea-view. Every dinner was different, with starting buffet with salad and vegetables-- limited in size, but excellent quality. Sea-water pools were many, and of varying temperature. Room 434 was spacious and newly-designed with Philippe Starck chairs. Bathroom was spacious. Waiters were professional. In the area, there is good shopping with many boutiques. Netflix was there on the tv inside the room. Tennis court is nearby, and free of charge with reservation. If there is one suggestion, it is to cover the tennis court overhead, to avoid balls flying into the nearby Casa Rosa below."