My friend was coming to visit me in Rome, where I currently live and work. I decided to treat us both to a 3-night get-away in Sorrento and, after comparing a number of hotels in the area, I decided to book the Bristol Hotel, primarily for the sea views that so many others raved about. I also opted to go all-out and reserve a junior suite, as I wanted us to have a nice terrace for morning coffee, evening glasses of wine, and daytime sunbathing. Wow! I could not have been more pleased! From the moment we walked in to the suite and first saw what was in store for us on the terrace, we were absolutely in love with this hotel. We were in room # 914, which was actually an upgrade from what I had booked, as this one included the jacuzzi on the terrace. I'm not a jacuzzi lover, so it was never used...but a nice upgrade, nonetheless. The sleeping area, sitting area, and bathroom were all huge by European standards and the terrace was incredible. Though we never ate dinner in the hotel, we enjoyed breakfast every morning in the pretty dining room, had a light snack at the pool bar one afternoon, and went to the lounge on our final night for a couple of glasses of wine on the patio, overlooking the lights of the town below. If you go there, be sure to look at the lovely tile floors in the restaurant and lounge.
I also want to particularly mention Salvatore, one of the front desk staffers. In fact, all were extremely helpful, but Salvatore just went out of his way to accommodate our needs. I wanted to change our train reservations back to Rome and was having a lot of difficulties trying to do it myself, either online or on the phone. When I asked the gentlemen at the front desk if they could help us, they took over and didn't quit until it was done...which took at least 30 minutes or more. They offered to let us go on about our day and they said they would handle it for us, which I'm sure they would have done, but I stayed with them so that I could give my credit card info for our changed reservations. I can't thank them all enough (they tag-teamed it!) for taking care of this for us and for not giving up. Finally, on our last day, we checked out before noon, spent time poolside while we waited for our ride back to Naples, and Salvatore came to find us by the pool to tell us they would have a room for us to shower and change in when we were ready. We didn't ask for that; we were prepared to just change in a bathroom in the hotel. But they offered it to us and we gratefully accepted.
I have found my spot for long weekend getaways from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Without a doubt, I will be back to the Bristol Hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Bristol nestles into the cliff side, in one of the most enchanting corners of the coast, offering its guests stunning panoramic views, stretching from the picturesque fishing village of Marina Grande below to the Punta Scutolo in the distance and directly across the bay to the majestic Vesuvius with Pompei and Naples at its feet. For generations the highly professional Acampora Family have been offering a warm welcome to its international clientele, many of whom return year after year and consider the Hotel their second home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bristol Sorrento
- Bristol Hotel Sorrento