This convent is operated by the Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice.
Extensive renovations were recently completed, giving the guest house a lovely balance between the original features and modern comforts. Rooms are in a lovely garden villa amongst the palms and bougainvillea plants (a very Sorrentine setting), with an outdoor area set with table, chairs and umbrella.
The sea view terrace area is near the room. Villa Crawford is a lovely garden setting.
There is a small soccer pitch and a tennis court available for guest use.
Breakfast is included in the price.
Safe Deposit Box
Tea and Coffee facilities
Local Services within 500m
Cash Machine N/A
Intricate wood carvings adorn parts of the interior, while beautiful statues are dotted around the gardens.
Stand on the sea front terrace and take in the amazing sunsets over the Mediterranean with Mt Vesuvius in the background.
There is a staircase down to sea level past the imposing arches built into the cliff face - the grand scale of this historic property. [Note - currently closed due to safety regulations]
Chair and Desk
On the Mediterranean Coast not far from the centre of Sorrento. On the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Public transport links are nearby.
The villa was acquired by Francis Marion Crawford in 1885 and donated to the Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice in 1954, and has operated as a guest house supporting the work of the Order since.
Villa Crawford overall was amazing and the service was fantastic. The room was cute and comfortable and very clean.
Veronica - NY, United States (November 2018)
Beautiful. Enjoyed the entire stay.
Jeanne - UT, United States (November 2018)
This former private villa sits on the shore of the Mediterranean. I could have fished out my window. Rich in history and ideally located, seaside Villa Crawford offers fine food and lovely rooms with a view of Vesuvius. Top-drawer.
Cate - CA, United States (September 2018)
The staff at Villa Crawford was wonderful! We needed some extra care during our stay and the staff stepped up.
The facilities and location are great.
David - TX, United States (September 2018)
One of the most beautiful stays.The location is out of this world. The view from the top of the main house at sunset with a glass of wine is worth the whole trip to Sorrento. The dinners were very nice and the staff did an excellent job. We were lucky and had a small house to ourselves.
George - TX, United States (September 2018)
Wow! Fantastic, superb gold star accommodation. Villa Crawford must have the best location in all of St Agnello. Not only is the Villa and itâ€™s gardens beautiful, the accommodation comfortable, the view from the terraces, dining room and lounges is magnificent. Cannot ask for more.
The staff were friendly and helpful. Bountiful breakfast of hams, cheeses, eggs, croissant, cereals, fruit, yoghurt and coffee.
Directions to Villa Crawford were not clear to us. We took the train from Naples to Sorrento, only to have to get back on the train and get out at St Agnello, (the stop before Sorrento, which is the last stop).
The taxi ride, literally 5 minutes, but all up hill and difficult with luggage is a bit expensive at â‚¬15. From the Villa, it is an easy walk down to the beach and into Sorrento.
Grocery store nearby and many lovely restaurants to choose from around the Villa. We enjoyed dinner at the Villa one night - well worth it!
A night cap on the terrace is very special with the boats lit up and Mount Vesuvius across the sea.
Thank you for a memorable and special stay.
Maria - Gauteng, South Africa (July 2018)
Villa Crawford far exceeded my expectations. It is an amazingly tranquil, beautiful, place with unbelievable views of the Bay of Naples. My room was very large, extremely clean, just perfect. I slept with my my window closest to the bed open each night and was lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves hitting the rocks.
I didnâ€™t want to leave and hope to return someday.
Barbara - TX, United States (July 2018)
Villa Crawford exceeded my expectations. As a painter who teaches workshops it was the perfect place to rest and paint after a busy week of teaching
Vianna - MI, United States (June 2018)
Very relaxing and peaceful, good location away from the crowds but on main transport route so easy to get everywhere, lovely views, good local dishes provided in the restaurant if you choose to eat there.
Kim - , United Kingdom (May 2018)
Itâ€™s a very cool place with stunning views and you can walk to anything. It was nice having a restaurant available. Bed was comfortable. I wasnâ€™t there long enough to take advantage but it was quite beautiful. Pleasant staff.
Stacey - CO, United States (May 2018)
Danielleâ€™s service was simply outstanding and very genuinely caring. She made me feel at home and I will be back! I will recommend the Crawford widely as well.
Najat - FL, United States (April 2018)
Villa Crawford is beautiful, relaxing, romantic. Services were terrific. I would highly recommend it.
Victoria - AK, United States (November 2017)
I had a great 4-night stay at Villa Crawford! The staff were all wonderful- very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Breakfast was fabulous. The grounds are magnificent. Room was cleaned every day with fresh towels too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend, and would love to return someday. This is the best monastery stay I've done!
Stunning views over the bay of Naples. Location a half hour walk from Sorrento centre. Beautiful gardens and building. Service - morning receptionists was very friendly and helpful. Afternoon not as helpful. Difficult to get drinks - even water outside of restaurant hours. Dining hall very nicely decorated. Fixed meal very good. Dining service was good.
Stephen - Lancashire, United Kingdom (September 2017)
The view from the terrace is absolutely gorgeous. Our rooms were not located in the main Villa but the park-like area. Very small room but clean.
Antoinette - MD, United States (September 2017)
Absolutely amazing! Highly recommend!
Emma - NY, United States (June 2017)
Un lugar perfecto, con una energia especial y un personal encantador. Un lugar MAGICO.
Conchita - Madrid, Spain (June 2017)
A beautiful location with wonderful staff.
Kathleen - NSW, Australia (May 2017)
The grounds are absolutely amazing. After a day of sights touring, coming into Villa Crawford is like stepping into a sanctuary. One can sit by the ocean,under the wisteria by the gardens or on the side overlooking the cliffs. Many little nooks for quiet contemplation or conversations with others. The rooftop offers the best views of the property and awe inspiring sunset over the Bay of Naples.
The room I had was spacious for one person. I stayed in the room off the sanctuary which I'm guessing is used for visiting priests. There was a study/office room that was separate from the bedroom. A small table and chairs were in the bedroom room along with a large recliner. It was more than I needed. The bathroom was large with shower, bidet and toilet.
The windows faced the Bay of Naples for a beautiful view and nice breeze. Overall, it was wonderful to open the shutters, fall asleep and wake up to the ocean.
Breakfast is delicious and the dinning room has the most amazing view; it was luxurious. Fruit is served from the garden trees. I would often take and extra piece of fruit for a snack or even make a little sandwich for later. I ate dinner out and did not try theirs yet the menu looked delicious.
There is a community refrigerator that you can use for leftovers and always have access to.
All the staff are very friendly and helpful. One day there was going to be a train strike and the night staff alerted me so I could modify my plans and not get stranded. There is always staff at the front desk and they were great with insider tips. The sisters are busy with their responsibilities and it was fun to see them around the grounds.
The bus stop(for local Sorrento) is right outside the door at the top of the street and Mass is across the street at the Capuchin church. The train stop is a little walk (15 minutes)and you pass a local bakery and grocery store if you need food.I felt safe walking as a single female no matter the time, day or night.
I could have stayed there for a month and lacked for nothing. It was wonderful staying here and I plan on returning and staying longer.
Andrea L. - MO, United States (May 2017)
Absolutely beautiful property, quiet and peaceful and about a 25 minute walk into town. I did miss having a TV to keep up on the news at home.
Laurie - CA, United States (May 2017)
It is a beautiful place to stay, right on the ocean and with lovely gardens. The breakfasts were good, and the help we received at the desk was very much appreciated.
Janet - MS, United States (May 2017)
This place is absolutely phenomenal!! BEAUTIFUL!!! We had a view of the Mediterranean Sea from our room. The view from the Sea is picturesque also. Every morning there were boats anchored near the monastery because it is so pretty from the Sea also.
They provide lunch and dinner here and it is delicious.
Vicki - KY, United States (September 2016)
A little far from train station when walking with heavy luggages.
But other wise, best value of my whole travel ! If I had known more of the situation and facilities, I would have skipped my 3 days in Naples and come here instead to do all the activities I wanted to do. All is close: Pompei, Capri, Napoli etc.. No need stay in Naples itself.
Eileen - Quebec, Canada (September 2016)
Best place we stayed while in Italy. Fabulous accommodation. Beautiful and very reasonable. Sister Anna Maria is about the sweetest person you could ask for. Only downside is it's a little outside of town. A healthy walk to good restaurants and shopping and taxes are expensive. We would absolutely stay here again though.
Christopher - MA, United States (May 2016)
This was as memorable a stay that I have ever had! The property is exquisite. Pure room had been renovated and was perfect. The grounds and gardens were meticulously cared for. The personnel were warm, inviting and helpful. As can be seen in the pictures, it rises right out of the sea.
Stephen - NY, United States (May 2016)
Absolutely beautiful and the staff there are extremely friendly and helpful.