Ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler from Norge
Svarer ikke til forventningenePosted Oct 6, 2015
Pros: Gratis shuttle service til og fra byen. Dette fungerer upåklagelig og er et stort pluss, da hotellet ligger ganske langt oppe i bratte fjelldiden.
Cons: Det meste, egentlig.
Location: Ligger ganske høyt oppe i den bratte fjellsiden. Det er greit å gå ned til byen, men det er altså ganske bratt. Ta shuttlebussen tilbake (inkludert!).
Hotellet i seg selv er omtrent som forventet. Vær imidlertid klar over følgende: * Ikke forvent at det er varmtvann etter kl. 1100. * Hotellet opplyser at det er WIFI tilgjengelig. Dette stemmer ikke. Det står en router i fløyen med hotellrom, men denne kommuniserer ikke med hovedrouteren og WIFI fungerer derfor ikke på rommene. Hotellpersonalet bedyrer at de har til hensikt å fikse det, men dette stemmer selvsagt ikke. De bare smiler, nikker og trenerer til du har reist igjen. Skal du ha noe håp om å få kontakt med omverdenen via Internett må du, m. a. o., sitte i resepsjonen. * Ikke forvent at de alltid vasker og rydder rommet ditt. * Hotellfrokosten er loff, søte boller, søte horn, syltetøy, marmorkake, mer loff, bolle type 2 (med melisdryss, selvsagt!), corn flakes, ett brett med smakløs skinke og ett brett med hvitost. Kaffen er ok, dog. Av og til noen tomater og epler fra hagen. * Sengene er harde og sklir i fra hverandre på det glatte gulvet. Kun tynne laken og et syntetisk pledd. * Air condition fungerer veldig bra - alt for bra, faktisk. Det er ikke mulig å få slått treskeverket ned til behagelig nivå. Det er tre stillinger på systemet: orkan, sterk storm og stiv kuling. Kanskje ok når det er førti varmegrader om sommeren, men ikke i 20 grader i september... Sorrento er ganske trang, trafikkert og turistifisert. Ta imidlertid turen helt ned til sjøen (det finnes faktisk en heis fra hovedplan ned til stranden!). Her finner du noen nydelige restauranter i fjæra.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Sep 21, 2015
Carino e confortevole, già ero stato qui un paio di anni fa....ricordavo una colazione ricca, tanto da farmi scegliere di alloggiare di nuovo in questo posto;ma , si vede che si sono ridimensionati,offrendo un servizio più comune alle altre strutture del genere.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Chester, UK
A reasonable place at a reasonable pricePosted Sep 18, 2015
We are a couple and booked our holiday to Sorrento, and therefore our accommodation, quite late. We found this place fairly close to the centre and a reasonable price. Though it was only a fifteen minute walk to town, it was down a steep and winding road (fine on way down, a bit harder on the way back up!). There was a shuttle service offered by the hotel, which was useful but only ran a few times per day. The rooms were ok, but walks were a little thin so sometimes or lie in was disturbed by people walking by or having showers etc in neighbouring rooms. The hotel itself and the setting was lovely - away from the hustle and bustle of scooters and a very peaceful and relaxing environment indeed. The staff were friendly and helpful with all requests we had. The WiFi was a little naff and required you to be close to the router to get any joy, however this served to help our disconnection from the real world. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, despite the few niggles mentioned
by A verified traveler from Aberdeen
Too far from town centre, more rusted than rusticPosted Sep 18, 2015
This hotel should warn people that it is out in the sticks with an unreliable shuttle bus service and if you are disabled like me then the lack of railings about the place makes it difficult to walk about safely in the grounds. On arrival we were told that we had been allocated a room without a view but could be upgraded for an extra 20 euros per night which we accepted. This was a rip off because you had to go out the back door and walk about 20 metres in order to have a "view". The back door did not close properly, the bedside unit had no drawer handle, there was no fire drill instructions in the room, no tea making facilities, no information on how to use telephone, TV, or air conditioning and the interior of the room looked tired at best. The shower took at least 5 minutes to warm up on most occasions and there was a leaking pipe somewhere behind the bath because there was a large pool of water on the bathroom floor after every shower taken. The hotel was advertised as having a small pool but minuscule would have been a more accurate description and the poolside bar was just a joke. The staff tried their best under difficult circumstances but the shuttle service to Sorrento which in my case was essential did not always run to timetable and on several occasions did not run due to lack of a driver. I am 65 years old and this is the most disappointing holiday I have ever had. I would not recommend this hotel and would suggest that Expedia carry out an urgent review.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from North Vancouver, BC Canada
A week at Villa Giovanna ...Posted Sep 17, 2015
Just returned from a weeklong stay in Sorrento and truly enjoyed the accommodations. The single room was spacious and offered a wide view over the hills and the water. The furnishings and decor were quite basic, but more than adequate. The large bathroom had a shower with great water pressure -- the doors of the enclosure were rather flimsy and difficult to open or close. Good breakfast with sufficient choice; some more variety over the week or some hot choices (eggs, pancakes, ...) would have increased the rating to 5! Dinner at Hotel Johanna Park (100 metres away on the same property) was excellent and convenient. Shuttle to downtown proved reliable, but an extra one or two trips per day (perhaps mid to late afternoon) would have been appreciated. It is very feasible to walk to Sorrento (10 - 15 minutes down, 15 - 20 back up), but the narrow road is quite steep, so you need to be in reasonable shape! Attractive, peaceful gardens with a small pool and ample outside seating were inviting to sample an end-of-day drink and enjoy the surroundings. Overall an enjoyable location that provided an excellent base for my explorations of the area at a very reasonable price -- even parking onsite was free!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Aug 31, 2015
Die Villa ist sehr schwer zu finden, da es keinerlei Schilder gibt, noch nicht einmal an der Unterkunft selbst. Die Zimmer sind prima, das Frühstück, v.a. im Verhältnis zu dem, was wir in anderen Unterkünften bekommen haben, ist bescheiden. Das Personal ist freundlich und hilfsbereit. Es gibt einen Shuttle-Service in die Stadt.
by A verified traveler from nice
décevantPosted Jul 30, 2015
aucun enseigne indique l'hôtel et après un' heure de recherche, on arrive mais la chambre n'a été pas ancore prête. on constate la climatisation très brouillant la piscine sale et même les jours suivant. pas possibilité de l'utiliser. Service petit déjeuner très agréable et complet. Service chambre propre, dans l'ensemble la moyenne est 5/10.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Au calme, ressourçantPosted Jul 28, 2015
Pros: Les conseils de Laura
Location: A la campagne, sur les hauteurs de Sorrente
Petit hotel familial, au calme, à la campagne sur les hauteurs de Sorrente. Peu de chambres mais de jolies chambres, petite piscine très agréable au coeur des citronniers, jolie vue, petit déjeuner buffet continental. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié l’accueil et la gentillesse de la patronne (Laura??)et surtout ses conseils avisés sur les activités. Elle nous a organisé la visite de Pompei, la montée sur le Vésuve, l'excursion à Capri et tout était parfait! Seul bémol: difficile à trouver, il faut suivre la direction de l’hôtel Johanna Park ( meme famille et où on mange tres bien d'ailleurs), entrer dans l'enceinte de l'hotel pour garer la voiture et acceder à la réception de la villa Giovanna. Merci encore !!!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
A bit out of the way, but a nice locationPosted Jul 20, 2015
Pros: Small, friendly and relaxing
Cons: Get a bit more organised. I was annoyed when our lift from town didn't turn up and the staff blamed one another for the mistake.
Location: Good location, with views over the bay of Naples. Obvious trips by train to Pompeii & Vesuvius and by boat / bus to Amalfi, Ravello, Capri.
A good, relaxing place to stay, be prepared to walk up the hill - a pleasant stroll and not a big deal if you're reasonably fit - or find alternative transport. Taxi is extortionate - 30 euros for a 10 minute trip. Hotel staff friendly, but a bit chaotic - e.g. a bar with no beer!! Rooms clean and simple, lovely view from the gardens. Town beaches small and a bit expensive for sun beds, etc, but excellent for swimming & snorkelling
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Jul 8, 2015 on Hotels
Situated uphill the hotel has a beautiful view over the bay of Naples and the area is a lot more quiet than busy Sorrento. However, connections to town is not splendid and you need to be fit and have a good gps-map if you want to walk into Sorrento. The staff is a handfull of nice people and do their best to service the guests Don't count on wi-fi or mobile connections. Neither Work in the area.