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The Secret Garden Relais

Mountain B&B with bar/lounge, near Villa Fondi

8.6/10 Fabulous

83 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
Via Gottola, 14, Piano di Sorrento, NA, 80063
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Car rentals on site
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Piano di Sorrento
  • Corso Italia - 27 min walk
  • Piazza Tasso - 42 min walk
  • Sorrento Peninsula - 1 min drive
  • Deep Valley of the Mills - 6 min drive
  • Chiostro di San Francesco - 7 min drive
  • Sorrento Lift - 22 min drive
  • Sorrento Beach - 39 min drive
  • Sorrento Marina - 33 min drive
  • Positano Town Hall - 13 min drive
  • Li Galli Islands - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Naples Intl. Airport (NAP) - 49 min drive
  • Costa d'Amalfi Airport (QSR) - 71 min drive
  • Piano di Sorrento Station - 5 min walk
  • Meta Station - 19 min walk
  • Sant'Agnello Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Secret Garden Relais

Placing you 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Corso Italia and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Piazza Tasso, The Secret Garden Relais offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 45 per person. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and free buffet breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. A rooftop terrace, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights at this Belle Époque bed & breakfast. Fellow travelers say good things about the breakfast and walkable location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - 7 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Built in 1750
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Washing machine

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 45 per person (one way)
  • Area shuttle and beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-in after 8 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 20

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Secret Garden Relais
Secret Garden Relais Hotel
Secret Garden Relais Hotel Piano di Sorrento
Secret Garden Relais Piano di Sorrento
Secret Garden Relais Hotel Sorrento
Secret Garden Relais Sorrento
The Secret Garden Relais Hotel Piano Di Sorrento
Secret Garden Relais B&B Piano di Sorrento
Secret Garden Relais B&B
The Secret Garden Relais Bed & breakfast
The Secret Garden Relais Piano di Sorrento
The Secret Garden Relais Bed & breakfast Piano di Sorrento

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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful authentic setting. Close access to train to travel north to Naples or south to Sorrento and services to explore Amalfi coast, ferries to Capri, Pompei ruins, Vesuvio etc. Lots of stairs but worth the climb to roof top area. Spectacular views. Good size rooms and open common areas.
Rom, 9-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It is very private and charming. A lot of character in the house! Close to the train station! The staff are very friendly and made a delicious homemade breakfast.
Lisa, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

To start with after traveling on coach for an hour and a half to property, when I finally located the place had no access to property for over 20mins as no one was there even though I notified them on Whatsapp I had arrived in Piano. No lifts to carry luggage and the ambience was very disappointing. Had to book another hotel in Naples to spend the night and only spent last night there.
Ola, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel close to the train station
We loved our stay here, the gardens are beautiful, and make a tranquil oasis after a busy day sightseeing. The hotel is located perfectly: near the train station, and we found a lovely restaurant with views overlooking the harbour and sunset. Perfect base for visiting Herculaneum and Pompeii, and piano Di Sorrento is much quieter than Sorrento. The hotel staff were really helpful and the hotel was lovely and clean . Perfect
sheila, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Beautiful old Italian building!
I stayed 8 nights here over the Xmas hols and had a warm welcome when I finally found the B&B! I was a bit disappointed in my room but hey, it didn't cost much but mine didn't look like any of the bedrooms on their website! However, it was cleaned etc almost every day and the 'buffet breakfast' was more than ample but mainly consisted of the Italian style one - croissants, brioche and cakes!! However there was also cornflakes and 'Dario' makes a lovely cheese omelette if requested! There was no need to eat lunch! LOL! They were always friendly and cheerful (him and his lovely Dad Giuseppe) yet not at all intrusive! Much better service than in a 5* hotel!
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10/10 Exceptional

Just the ticket!
It was our first visit to Italy and our stay at The Secret Garden just added to our experience and we were looked after as soon as we arrived (with a refreshing glass of homemade Limoncello) by Dario and his family. The B&B is in ideal location to be able to explore the area and the train station, beach, buses, supermarket and shops are all to hand. There are also plenty of restaurants to eat at - we enjoyed going to the Trattoria Italia, getting an evening gelato at Delle Rose, eating massive pizzas at Pizzeria All'Angolo (close to the B&B/train station) ... we certainly ate well! Now that we're back from our holiday, we've realised just how lucky we were to stay at The Secret Garden and would recommend to others.
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent well recomended
All you would expect nice location excellent hosts.
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10/10 Exceptional

Secret Garden
The Secret Garden was a great place to stay. It was very clean. We had a little problem on the 2nd day but it was immediately taken care of, we were moved to another room. I would have loved to have had fresh fruit for breakfast, only thing lacking. Margarhert and Dario were great with assisting with tours and information. I would highly recommend the Secret Gardens for a stay.
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful (and truly secret) B&B...
My partner and I stayed here for 1 week and loved it. Set amidst a beautiful lemon/orange grove, the top floor B&B is in an exquisite old building. Piano itself is lovely too - there are some great little ristorantes for if the travel to Sorrento is too much (although Sorrento itself is amazing and always worth the effort), however be aware that Piano is very residential - so if that's not your thing then staying here might not be for you! The room was huge and in keeping with the rest of the accomodation. The only drawback was that the bathroom was not ensuite and the toilet wasn't the best... Really wasn't the best - in fact one of the most temperamental pieces of plumbing I've ever encountered! However, I'm sure most people wouldn't care as much about this (my OH certainly didn't) and though the staff did offer us to switch rooms, I politely declined as the room itself was great... And I'd already unpacked... The breakfast was tasty and sweet, served buffet-style in a pretty pink room. Again this might not suit everybody, but we enjoyed it. All in all, wonderful welcoming staff and a lovely holiday. I'd recommend The Secret Garden to couples who are after a truly authentic, non-touristy experience, and don't mind a bit of a walk off the beaten track! One tip: print out a map before you travel, because it truly is tucked away out of sight - it took us over an hour to find it!
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