Travel operator: Thomsons
We booked late so we were given 2 rooms which overlooked the road side, but once the doors were closed we could hardly hear the traffic noises. The hotel itself was beautiful, very clean, fresh towels every day, cleaners were very efficient.
The restaurant was on the 5th floor, with fantastic panoramic views of Vesuvius and the bay of Naples. The breakfast was usually continental style, but some days there was eggs, sausages, bacon etc, always fresh fruit, yogurts, bread, pastries. The dinner was lovely, always a 3 course meal, but it is very European cuisine, so if you want burgers and chips don't eat here. The waiters are very helpful and most speak a little English, watch out for Franco, he's the clown.
The pool was very large and never busy, this could be because it is 5 euros to hire a sunbed, but in the week we stayed there we never paid for any sunbeds. There are blue deck chairs which are free of charge(very comfy). There is also a jacuzzi near the pool (but cold water).
Lots of shops and a must is about 15 minutes walk to the drains, which are small narrow alleys with market stall type shops, this is the old part of Sorrento.
We have been to many different countries for hols but I think this one to Sorrento is my favourite, we went with our 2 teenage sons 15, 13, and they really enjoyed it, but be aware that there isn't any entertainment around the pool or in the evenings. We visited Pompeii and climbed mount Vesuvius, it is a fantastic experience but do bring walking shoes. We would definitely go to this hotel again. Brilliant!!
Travel operator: Thomson
The hotel is spotless and the staff some of the most professional and friendly I've come across, particularly in the restaurant.
There is some noise from the busy main road the hotel is situated on but it adds to the bustling cosmopolitanism of the place. Besides, after days visiting Amalfi, Capri, Pompeii, Rome, Vesuvius etc. We were too knackered to be put off by a bit of traffic noise.
Travel operator: Thomson
First Choice Rep not really much help, spent a lot of time promoting Bars, Clubs and Restaurants he was obviously getting "favours" from.
Travel operator: First choice
Travel operator: Riveria
We moved rooms after a week and were placed in a room without double glazing and the door to the balcony didn't fit it's frame properly so we were subjected to the constant noise of the traffic from the very busy main road. Totally unacceptable accommodation and we received very little assistance from our 'rep' who basically told us that 'you get what you pay for'.
Travel operator: First Choice
Breakfast was a lot more than just continental with fresh fruit, eggs/bacon, cereals, yogurts etc all eaten in a lovely dining room overlooking the Bay of Naples. We only chose bed and breakfast because we wanted to eat out, after all we were in Italy!!
Our room was at the front but once the doors were closed, we could not hear any noise. In fact, I loved watching whole families go up and down on one scooter per family (with their shopping).
I thought that the hotel was in a great location and the staff were friendly enough especially the waiters.
Unfortunately, the weather we experienced was 'the worst for fifty years', but that just gives us an excuse to go back.
Travel operator: first choice
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