This hotel was located in the inner part of Sorrento. It was a nice hotel. It had a nice open lobby area. It didn't have a ton of amenities, but was a decent place for the price. It was less than $100 per night, if I remember correctly.
The two positive things that stuck with me the most were the friendly staff and the continental breakfast. There were a lot more items for this breakfast than many of the other hotels. And the fruit was very yummy, especially the watermelon, which looked off color, a lighter, dull red. But it was the best watermelon I’ve ever eaten. The espresso or coffee from the automated machine was also quite good.
Another cool thing was the shower head that changed colors, from red to blue, to green, to yellow. That was kind of neat. The bath and shower were one piece and the bathtub was very deep, deeper than most tubs, although not very wide or long. The shower also had good water pressure.
The biggest negative was the hard bed, but that doesn't necessarily seem to be unique to this hotel, but Italian hotels in general. We found the same hard beds in Rome and Florence as well.
Another negative was that there were no wash clothes. But again, this doesn’t seem to be unique to this hotel. And we had heard that Italians don’t really utilize wash rags, prior to our trip. So this was not an unexpected surprise.
Some other nice things : the AC worked relatively well compared to other hotels in Italy. Some of the hotels have governors on them, so they won't go very low, like below 75 degrees F. Italians aren't big on cool air. They don't mind things being hot. So having this AC working better than normal, was a plus for the Hotel Ulisse.
The room did have a fridge and free Wi-fi, which all hotels do not. The rooms were clean and the hotel was about a 10 minute to the train station and about 20 minutes to the marina.
All in all, this was a pretty nice place.
But if you're staying in or near Sorrento, you might choose a hotel that is nearest the water, as the ocean is beautiful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SET IN THE HEART OF SORRENTO, THE HOSTEL BOASTS A CONVENIENT LOCATION WITHIN VERY EASY REACH OF SORRENTO’S PREMIER SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS. ELEGANTLY STYLED, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED WITH ALL THE SERVICE OF A 3 STAR HOTEL: 50 ROOMS ALL AIR-CONDITIONED, MINIBAR, PERSONALISED SAFE, WI-FI , UNDERGROUND GARAGE, WELLNESS CENTRE AND POOL. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ulisse Deluxe Hotel Sorrento