What we remember most is the view - Vesuvius across the Gulf of Naples, the sun setting behind Capri every evening, and the occasion yacht moored along the coast. But what we are most grateful for is the service - from the front desk to the beach bar - the warmest, most helpful people who only wanted us to enjoy our time there. We wanted the 21st century in an old Italian villa and that is what we got. The "beach" is a pier with plenty of chairs and umbrellas, where you can read, swim in sea, and sip Campari or coke all day long. There is a pool, a bit on the small side, but perfectly adequate with (again) plenty of chairs and shade and lush gardens all around. What makes it special? It's in lovely Sorrento, the lively centre is a short walk and once there, you can shop, stroll or just watch the parade of fashionable locals and less glamorous tourists. We took the train to Pompeii, the ferry to Naples, and drove the coast to Amalfi guided by the advice of the front desk. Our room was pretty, cool, and comfortable. We loved the half board - dinner every evening invariably offered the most delicious pasta dishes known to man, and the wait staff and maitre d' were helpful with wine choices. Our fellow guests were well behaved, and there was no need to race for sun chairs or food at the buffet because there was always plenty. The hotel is clean, the sea is good for swimming and even a bit of snorkelling, and there's often entertainment in the evening, some of it even good. My husband keeps listening to Torna a Surriento and I'm sure we will.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Characterized by the uniqueness of its position close to the city centre, the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, is a prestigious 4 star Superior rating Hotel, immersed in the green of a luxuriant secular park, on a cliff overlooking the sea, with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. Quiet location, exclusive private beach and parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento