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Grand Hotel Aminta
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nastro Verde, 23 | Neapolitan Riviera, 80067 Sorrento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #23 of 96 Hotels in Sorrento
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“General Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Hotel is very clean and has beautiful views overlooking Sorrento Harbour and Mount Vesuvius.

Food is wholesome but lacks imagination.
Waiter (all Men) service cannot be faulted.

I have three main complaints.
1. The hot breakfast food was allowed to cool because the tureen lid was not kept shut when not being used.

2. Bedroom doors are constantly being slammed by early morning risers.
No relaxation if you choose to lie in.

3. No tea or coffee facilites provided in rooms.

Excellent half-hourly shuttle service (free) to and from the town.

Walking up and down to the town is not recommended.

Overall reception was very welcoming.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

In 1972, my wife and I celebrated our honeymoon at the Aminta and, over the years, we we have visited this hotel on a number of occasions. We again returned in August to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary. How delighted we were to have made this decision. As always, we were warmly greeted by the proprietor and received excellent service throughout our stay from a most friendly staff.
Our air-conditioned room was bright, cheerful, spotlessly clean and very comfortable, and was enhanced by a balcony with magnificent views over the Bay of Naples and the town of Sorrento. At various times during the day, a courtesy bus was available for travellers going down to the town which also made excursions to further destinations by bus, boat or train that much easier.
The hotel is beautifully appointed throughout with most comfortable lounge areas and is greatly enhanced by an open terrace on which one can enjoy drinks, lunch or evening dinner (by request). From the terrace the views by day and night are really stunning and this attractive area is just made for total relaxation and enjoyment.
The restaurant has a splendid and attractive decor and serves excellent meals. Breakfasts are buffet style with most hot dishes freshly cooked, while lunches and/or dinners are served at the tables by an attentive and most friendly staff.
One requirement which we highly approved of was that gentlemen were obliged to wear long trousers in the restaurant.
During our stay, we especially enjoyed two gala dinners with occasional musical entertainment provided in the restaurant, while on many nights, a solo singer performed and guests participated in communal dancing at the pool bar.
We shall certainly return as soon as possible to this most welcoming and delightful hotel.

Room Tip: East facing rooms have beautiful views over Sorrento - morning sunshine and sunsets over the town an...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riddings, Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My wife & I stopped at the Aminta for a week from 31/08/12. We never look for problems wherever we go just for the sake of moaning but there are no fears here as the food, service & cleanliness was excellent. The bar drinks prices were a little bit pricey but no more than expected but as I explained to my wife It is more cost effective to drink litre jugs of beer that the 0.2 or 0.4lt glasses, it wasn't just me being greedy! All the Riviera trips were good and well organised but the Naples museum was a bit too long however Capri, Amalfi coast, Vesuvius Pompeii etc were great. Some people who stopped down in Sorrento were less than impressed with their hotels but the Aminta was bang on! There is an hourly shuttle bus from the hotel to Sorrento and the last one back is 11.30pm. When choosing your Sorrento hotel it depends what you want but The Aminta was a quality hotel where we were well looked after.The hotel is more of a relaxing chill out place which for a football liking, beer drinking punk rocker suited me fine! Kieron & Joanne

Room Tip: We stayed in room 102 which faced the main road but it was no problem. We didn't have a balcony...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

What a great trip! Everything turned out to exceed all our expectations! The hotel was first class, spacious, delightful decor, very comfy room, very clean, delicious food, most attentive staff, everything we could wish for & more! We recommend this hotel most highly & would definitely return. The views over the bay were breathtaking, beautiful pool ( if rather bracing in October!) plenty of relaxing space both inside & outside. Shuttle bus was a real bonus. Some evenings had good local entertainment.

Room Tip: Ours was on the first floor up a magnificent sweeping staircase, but easy lift if required.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We booked on the strength of the reviews on Tripadvisor and they were spot on. The most amazing views from the terrace and restaurant over Sorrento and Mount Vesuvius. The shuttle bus especially is very handy. We had very mixed weather and you most definitely would not have walked into town some of the evenings we had and you get a chance to meet the other guests on the way up and down which is nice. We got an automatic upgrade from the most basic room to one with a balcony - albeit with no view but we had got the hotel at a fantastic rate so were not dissappointed. One small tip, don't use taxis in Sorrento they are ridiculously expensive. We had a lovely meal in the Marina Grande (Delfine) and because it was showery we asked for a taxi to bring us back to the town - over 17 euro for what was a 5 minute walk. All in all a great place to stay and will definitely go back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This hotel is a class act. We arrived late, about 9pm, to be greeted with a wonderful meal, when in most places we would have expected a sandwich. The staff were all extremely pleasant and professional and reacted quickly to our every request, nothing was too much trouble. We loved the position of the hotel, high on a hill overlooking the bay towards Ischia and Capri. It's a little way out of town away from the hustle and bustle and noise but close enough particularly when you take into account the hotel shuttle bus which runs regularly throughout the day and evening.
The hotel restaurant was beautifully clean and nicely decorated and the service excellent. The standard of the food was high and the choices quite extensive, with the size of portions being more than adequate. The pool area and bar was really nice and very relaxing with plenty of sun loungers and easy chairs for those who just want to admire the view down into Sorrento.
The rooms were comfortable and always well stocked with everything you would need. There was no perceptable noise from either other rooms or corridors with the only noise coming from the quite busy main road and triple glazed windows eliminated all this when you needed to.
We would definitely return to The Aminta, it has left a firm inprint in our memory, it's a well run hotel with some wonderful staff, some of whom have been there for over 30 years.

Room Tip: If you select a pool view you still have a wonderful view over Sorrento. The sea view on the other...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Such a lovely hotel with amazing views, staff, food, weather and location!
Free shuttle bus to Sorrento is great and convenient, the rooms are lovely and the food is very well priced in the hotel!
Watching the sunset from the hotel and waking up to views of Mount Vesuvius are priceless!
I would return to this hotel tomorrow and i would recommend it to anyone! Great relaxing holiday!

Room Tip: Definitely go for a room with a balcony and a view!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Nastro Verde, 23 | Neapolitan Riviera, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#18 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#21 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Aminta 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aminta occupies a commanding position overlooking the Gulf of Naples with breathtaking views, just 3.5 Km from the centre of Sorrento to which it offers a courtesy bus service. Complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking. ... more   less 
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