Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Mr. DC from London, UK
Retro Amalfi Coast holiday at the Sole SplendidPosted Aug 11, 2013
Pros: The large balcony, beachfront access, and the Vietri tiles.
Cons: It needs an update and the staff are generally nice but apathetic.
Location: The location is good for the beach, close walking distance to the center of Maiori, easy bus connections to Amalfi or Ravello etc.
The Sole Splendid is a good solid old fashioned hotel for exploring the Amalfi Coast or for a beach holiday. It is situated at the quiet end of the promenade of Maiori, which is one of the most family oriented and traditional towns along the coast. It is also one of the more affordable towns and is a good budget option. All of the rooms have beautiful private balconies that overlook the Sole Splendid beach and the waves. Everything in the town is within a 10 minute walk from the hotel and there are decent transport links and restaurants nearby. I will note that we have travelled extensively in Italy for many years and are familiar with typical service and what to expect for an Italian breakfast (anything more than coffee and a hard roll with jam is considered generous) so our expectations were not high. The hotel is a typical 3 star in a 1960's building. It is family run and has not been updated but the rooms were clean and large, bathroom was large, balcony and view was perfect, beach was nice, and the room had air conditioning, a fan, and a mini fridge. The staff were friendly if spoken to directly in Italian, but otherwise kept to themselves.
for Getaway With Friendsby Carol
Tired hotel in good locationPosted Jun 27, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel desperately needs updating. Rooms have the potential to be lovely but it looks as though they were last decorated and furnished in the 70's. The shower door and the toilet seat were broken and the shower needed a good clean. The bedrooms were clean enough. The location is good but charging hotel guests 5 euros per person to use a lounger on their private beach seems miserly - particularly as the hotel does not have a pool or a terrace to sit out on. I just wanted to go on the beach to talk to a friend who already had a lounger. I was not allowed to set foot on the pebbles without paying my 5 euros.
for Couplesby Kevin
Beach hotelPosted May 12, 2012 on Hotels.com
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel quite a bit. Maiori, where it's located, is probably the least typical of the towns on the Amalfi coast. Most people come to the region to see historic Italian towns perched on sheer cliffs that drop straight down to the ocean. Unlike all the other towns in the area, this one is mostly on flat ground. That does mean less hill walking (which is a plus!), and it also means that it has the longest beach in the area. The hotel itself doesn't have a private beach, but we didn't find the public beach areas to be crowded at all, so I didn't see that as a problem. Views from the hotel are amazing, and most rooms face the ocean. The hotel itself is a bit older, and that shows in some of the fixtures. Everything is clean though. Hotel staff were helpful, but didn't speak a lot of english. Breakfast was also fairly basic. If you're looking for your Amalfi coast stay to be a bit slower paced and relaxed, I'd stay here. If you're looking for more of an active trip, with lots of shopping, day trips, and sight seeing, I'd stay in Positano or Amalfi, which are both more active towns. Having said that, it's still a very easy 20 minute bus ride from Maiori to Amalfi, so it's not like this town is remote.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Toronto, Ontario
Great Stay!Posted Sep 27, 2011 on Hotels.com
This hotel is very easy to locate, it's on the other side of Maiori on your way to Salerno. The room was very clean and spacious. We had two balconies, one off our bedroom and the other off the sofa room. Beautiful view of the Gulf from your room. Only downfall we had to pay for parking - 20 Euros. Other than that - i would stay there again.