We stayed at La Zinefra for just three nights 6/29 - 6/2. The entire stay, from booking nine months ago, to correspondence from Anna in preparation for our stay, to check-in and check-out, was a delightful breeze.
The apartment itself is right off the water in the small town of Minori. It was bright, clean, well air conditioned, and the roof-top patio made every evening a perfect occasion. We had markets, gelateria, restaurants, the beach etc. all within three small blocks.
I can't say enough about Minori. So quaint, and not as busy as Amalfi and Maiori, it was a dream.
Minori proved to be the perfect place for us to stay on the Amalfi Coast. Much quieter than other coastal towns and La Zinefra a true gem. Beautiful location. Large, clean, well appointed rooms. Several good restaurants in less than one minute's walk. The rooftop terrace absolutely stupendous with a 360 degree view of the sea and the mountains. Our hosts helped us out several times including assisting us in finding our iPad left on the plane when we landed in Rome. A small travel miracle! Easy access by bus, boat, car to all Amalfi Coast towns and sites. We shared this apartment with another couple and had a wonderful time. We returned to the apartment each night and either made dinner with fantastic pasta bought locally, or went to one of the Minori resttaurants. A great week's stay. Would stay here again if we get to come back to this area. Thank you!
our 16 day stay at "La Zinefra" has been idyllic. This was the final stop for a 2 month tour of Italy and absolutely perfect before heading home to the Canadian (still) winter. The apartment is extremely comfortable and well appointed. The beds are excellent and the bedrooms are quiet. The kitchen has everything you need, good quality throughout. The new blue bathroom is extraordinary too. Thanks Mr. Franco and Anna for great service too. We'll be back...Minori is a wonderful, unspoiled little village on the Amalfi coast where everybody says "buon giorno" in passing. You can take the bus everywhere easily.
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The location is great, the apartment has many good points. But let me start with its one bad point -- steps. The description says that there is a lift. There is. But it stops one floor below there the apartment is and there are 27 steps up to the aparment door on a stairway that has incomplete railings and minimal lighting. Also there are also a few steps within the apartment, two steps up to the kitchen, and one to the bedrooms.
But if steps are not your problem, this is a great apartment. Itis large, 5 meter high barrel ceilings. recently redecorated. individual heaters in the living and bedrooms ensure warmth. If it was very cold, the bathroom could be a problem as it has no installed heater. There is a small space heater, but around water, it could be dangerous.
The bathroom itself is of good size; the shower (no bath) is fine. One needs to keep the tiled floor clean though as it quickly becomes slippery with soap scum.
The kitchen is Pullman style so that if more than one person is working, there has to be strong cooperation. The stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine are all of high quality. There are very good and extensive pots, pans, cutlery, and utensils. However there is only a small coffee maker (good for two small cups) so if there were more than two people, this would be a problem.
There is a small balcony which probably never gets the sun but which is delightful for breakfast and lunch (at this time of year, dinner would be too cold) as it gives a view over the Mediterranean
The parking space is a short walk away but the car can be driven closer for unloading and loading. It is protected by a chain which one has to be careful not to allow to rub against the car.
Then there is Franco. He met us on our arrival was present at our departure. He has most helpful. We have not had cause to call on him during our stay but believe he would be present to solve any household problems.
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