If you're a connoisseur of gourmet cuisine and luxury hotels, you'll no doubt already have heard of Relais Don Alfonso 1890: an intimate boutique hotel in the town of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, on Italy's sun drenched Sorrentine Peninsula, where chef patron, Alfonso Iaccarino, has created a veritable temple to Mediterranean cooking.
Restaurant Don Alfonso 1890's menus are the result of both traditional and innovative cooking techniques, featuring dishes which capture and enhance the flavors, aromas and colors of the Sorrentine Peninsula and which are prepared with ingredients grown on the Iaccarino's organic farm.
Today, Don Alfonso is, in addition, a highly acclaimed cooking school, presided over by two of Italy's most eminent chefs, and runs a successful Restaurant Consulting service. Guests who would like to purchase an edible souvenir of their holiday at Don Alfonso 1890 will find what they're looking for in the hotel's gastronomic "show room".
A gorgeous Mediterranean villa, in the quiet little town of Sant'Agata, over the years Relais Don Alfonso 1890 has welcomed many artists, writers and intellectuals, seeking silence, inspiration and, of course, good food and wine.
Guest accommodation is provided in 4 junior suites and 4 suites, all beautifully furnished and equipped with every modern comfort.
In gourmet destinations the caliber of Don Alfonso even the breakfast served to guests each morning is an unforgettable epicurean experience.
Gastronomic delights aside, Relais Don Alfonso 1890 is, above all, a place in which to relax: lazing by the pool, browsing through family's collection of cooking books in the library, or soaking up the Mediterranean sun on the nearby beaches of Massa Lubrense, Nerano and the Amalfi Coast.
We had a truely fabulous dining experience. The staff treated us like fsmily, gave a tour of the wine cellar and libraray and provided us with beautiful gifts to take home including pasta and tomato... more »
We stayed at Don Alfonso for three nights, had the good fortune to have dinner there for two of them, and found it to be lovely as both a small hotel and a very high-end restaurant. The key... more »
There really isn't a lot more to add to the many previous excellent reviews. This is a little gem; a quiet oasis of calm in the centre of an authentic Italian town. It only has 8 rooms and we... more »
From Sorrento the road climbs up through the vineyards and citrus groves to reach Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi. Situated in the center of the town, Relais Don Alfonso 1890 is a small, luxury hotel and one of the Italy's finest restaurants, the perfect destination for a gourmet holiday, and much more besides.
Strategically located between the Sorrentine peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno, Sant'Agata provides the ideal base for those keen to explore the beaches of Massa Lubrense, Nerano, Jeranto, Recommone, Crapolla, the Punta Campanella marine reserve, and the towns of Positano, Praiano, Furore, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani and Ravello, all of which are just a short drive or boat ride away.