The hotel was booked on line with Thompson & it exceeded our expectations. Hotel facilities were excellent; the management & staff polite, friendly & very helpful; overall a first class service. We booked half board & the food was as good as you will find in many of the local restaurants. IMO, the hotel location & outlook is one of the best in the Sorrento bay & the views from the restaurant, main & upper pool terraces are stunning, both day & night. Our airport transfer was late arriving & we thought we were too late for dinner but the head waiter quickly ushered us to a table at the front of the terrace & the only comment I could make was "wow"; the night view over Sorrento bay was absolutely stunning!
Be careful which type of room you book as some may not meet expectations, depending on who you book with. I booked what was described as a "standard room" & this turned out to be on the top floor in a converted loft space but this was not made clear on the Thompson web page when I booked. Although the room size & facilities were very good & it overlooked the sea, it only had a small window at floor level. It also got very hot as the air conditioning only works when the door card key is inserted into the room sensor &, due to a broken window catch (opening windows are fitted with sensors), our air conditioning did not work at all the first night & the room temperature rose to over 33 degrees. All credit to the hotel management & Thompson rep as this was quickly sorted out next day. The wife, however, was still unhappy with the room window/view so the hotel management upgraded us to a small balcony room for our second week at no extra cost.
Sorrento is stunning there is is in no doubt of that but it also has easy access to the many local tourist attractions, all easily reachable in a day. Sorrento can be a little expensive &, as is usual, so are "arranged" excursions but the Capri & Amalfi coast trips, in particular, may be a good choice if you want a guide or to avoid the amount of organisation & queuing for tickets & busses involved. Trips to the other popular tourist attractions can be quiet easily arranged yourself using cheap public transport.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Minerva Sorrento
- Minerva Hotel Sorrento