Comfortable hotel with wonderful views
Posted Oct 17, 2016
The hotel is high over Sorrento with lovely views of the town and Vesuvius, it is quite far out of Sorrento near a small town called St Agata and as a result is quiet and peaceful. The hotel itself is spacious and comfortable and has a lovely pool. Breakfast is a buffet of continental style meats and cheeses along with pastries and cakes, fruit, cereals yoghurt and eggs. The toaster is rather slow, as my husband said 'the bread could go stale whilst you are waiting for it to brown'. Our room was large with its own little terrace overlooking the pool, the fixtures and fittings had seen better days but were clean and worked fine, there was a safe and fridge in the room but no facilities for making hot drinks which would have been nice. It is a relaxing place to stay with friendly old fashioned service.
To get anywhere from the hotel, other than St Agata, requires a bus, taxi or a fairly strenuous walk. Being reasonably fit and preferring the exercise (and taking into account the taxis charge 45euros for the trip!) my husband, aged 70 and I, aged 60, chose to walk down into Sorrento and back up when we wanted to go to look round. From Sorrento it is easy to get the local train to see the sights of POMPEII AND Naples etc. For the Amalfi coast a local bus can be got just outside the hotel, but buy your ticket first at the tabac.
All in All the hotel is in a great place if you want a base to relax and explore. No good if you like night life or a beach.