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Salerno: My Salerno Apartment

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Reviewed by: ABC from GA, review #1748

When: July 2006

Great location, friendly host, budget friendly.

I had a very short amount of time to decide where to go after my business trip in Germany. I stumbled across "My Salerno Apartment" on a travel website and thought I'd give it a shot, since I was a female traveling alone and the hostess is English speaking.

I could not have been happier with the accommodations, friendliness of the hostess, location of the apartment, or ease of getting around the area. Also the price is very budget friendly!!

Upon arrival the hostess gave me a quick tour of the place, let me know where my breakfast was in the fridge (wow, it actually IS a B&B!), and showed me the binder full of information she's compiled on what to do in the area. The binder included maps, hiking trails and brochures: it was literally full of endless options.

My stay was great, and if I had any questions the hostess was there to help. Otherwise she went about her day and gave me plenty of room to do my own thing.

Another thing to note, there are two open air markets within walking distance. You can find great buys on everything from food to clothing and jewelry! Also, the bus line runs near the apartment, which is quite convenient.

I was very happy with my stay. Thanks, Dianne!

Reviewed by: arleenm from CA, review #1378

When: March 2006

Clean and comfortable with personalized attention.

I reserved a room at My Salerno Apartment for 6 days (plus then stayed an extra 2 as a last minute decision) and I based my reservation choice on the first review on Slow Travel! I preferred a larger space so I reserved the master bedroom -- although the other room would have been fine also. I was happy with the host, the clean accommodation and the personal attention we got.

Before we reserved we knew exactly where the apartment was from the website description and never presumed it was in the center. We were very happy with the location as it was close to many supermarkets and shops, and we went to the local food markets in the early mornings. If I can remember right, it was about 10 minutes to the center, near the station, by the local bus and it went straight there.

As we like seeing the 'real thing' and not being constantly amongst lots of foreign tourists we enjoyed ourselves where we were, and we were very relaxed in and out of the B&B. We are animal lovers so we found the pets a joy to boot.

Reviewed by: Lynn from NY, review #1348

When: February 2006

Inexpensive and clean, but in residential area away from historical center. Room has no window and is close to elevator. Owner helpful. Dog and cat very present.

At 35 euros a night, My Salerno Apartment is a good place to sleep before moving on down the Amalfi coast, but just to sleep!

Not very romantic, as it smelled of dog (though very clean) and the room has no window. You share a bathroom (spotless) with the hostess and her dog and cat.

I was disappointed because I was expecting something with more privacy, near or in the city center. The room is in a residential area near Piazza Caduti Civili di Brescia -- quite a distance from the historical center.

Reviewed by: peterbird from UK, review #856

When: October 2004

For budget conscious travelers looking for an inexpensive place to lay their heads, it's 'My Salerno Apartment' and the hostess is at your service.

We were lucky enough to nab budget accommodation for 36 a night at 'My Salerno Apartment' which is a small B&B-type place. The room was clean, well decorated and we couldn't beat the price.

The host couldn't do enough for us and provided us with a guidebook that included local transit & area info, restaurant & shopping, regional wines, and historical sights. Although we weren't right in the middle of the old city center it was situated in a very convenient location. We could find everything we needed (shopping wise) and transit was accessible to visit the city center within 10 or so minutes.

Salerno is a wonderful (rather undiscovered) city with a rich cultural history that is not over-run with tourists. It is a locale that gives the budget tourist the ability to explore without crowds. The food is cheap and fab, and the nightlife district is full of life. Part of the allure was that it was so central and close to Pompeii, Paestum, Amalfi and Positano, also Vietri Sul Mare - literally less than a 20min bus ride - is an art town where they do fantastic cermaic works (worth seeing if nothing else for the view!)

It was definitely a bonus we could eat like kings for a fraction of the cost compared to other 'higher traffic' cities.

Overall a very pleasurable experience, and looking forward to another trip and more of that 'mozzarella di bufala!'

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