My wife and I have recently returned from a week-long package holiday staying at the Grand Hotel President. I've joined Tripadvisor especially to comment on this hotel as I was so impressed.
Staff: The staff are friendly and the standard of service was very good. The hotel ran a free Italian cookery class on the Wednesday and the Receptionist, Vincenzo, helped the group to make three dishes with the hotel chef Alessandro. The staff seemed like one big happy, hard working family. Valentina, who runs the Spa, was also fantastic!
Meals: The food was excellent and I'm glad we were staying half-board as the dinner was 4 courses and very filling....we had a huge breakfast and didn't need to get lunch. There won't be enough time to sample everything on the menu as it changes daily.
Location: The views from the hotel were stunning. Sitting on the rooftop bar, restaurant or piano bar, we could see over Sorrento and view Vesuvius. I wasn't keen on walking 20 minutes down a path to the town but plenty of people did it. The hotel runs a shuttle bus to the town centre and that was very reliable. Tony the bus driver deserves a medal.
Room: The room was cool, clean and spacious and we weren't disappointed that it didn't have a sea view The view from the public parts of the hotel were so good that we didn't want to stay in the room for long.
Facilities: The pool is well kept but small. There is a small fitness centre (free) which has 4 machines to go on as well as pool and table tennis tables too. There is a Spa (additional costs) with a free Jacuzzi . There is live music to relax to in the evenings and the Wifi is free! I was able to access it pretty much anywhere in the hotel.
Advice: Extra costs mount up. Drinks are not free in the hotel so it may be worth buying bottles in Sorrento to keep in your room. There is a siesta in the middle of the day so check the shuttle bus timetable and get to the bus stop early.
This is a great hotel if you want to relax. It never seems crowded and is a wonderful place to enjoy the sunshine. This hotel made me feel looked after and valued as a guest. I hope your experience is as good as what my wife and I experienced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel offers all modern facilities; sitting high above Sorrento with unique views of the hills and the Bays of Sorrento & Naples. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Grand Hotel President Sorrento