We flew out with Thomas Cook on 25th May, for one week. We were the 3rd drop off on the transfer.
Our first impressions were that we were the youngest by a couple of decades, however, as the week went on we saw a couple of young families.
The concierge are great! The rooms are huge - ours was room 501, a sea view room and definitely worth paying for - you repeatedly get the 'wow' factor!
The bathing platform is lovely - towels are provided at both the pool and the bathing platform platform.
Breakfast (under the American Bar) is buffet style, from yogurt, fruit, continental sweet bread, toast and for those that like a hot breakfast, there is bacon, scramled eggs and sausages too.
Dinner (One level down on the spiral stair case), is waiter service. The service is good and the food is always lovely. If you order wine and do not finish it, they will keep it for the next evening - and views of Versuvius whilst you eat!
The hotel is approx 10 minutes into the main square and is a lovely walk. If you book any excursions, the coach pick up is on the way to the town - left out of the hotel, at end of road, left again, once you see Hotel Royal, cross over and its just there.
A must is the Sorrento City Walk - its only 10€ booked through your rep, a 3hr walk around the city, where little gems are discovered! Other very good trips we booked were - Pompei & Versuvius and also the Amalfi Drive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few short steps from the centre of Sorrento, the hotel enjoys a splendid position overlooking the sea and with a panorama of the entire Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius.The warm welcome reserved for our guests and the professionalism of our staff make the Riviera a first class hotel, where you can enjoy a vacation in which our hospitality takes care of your every comfort. The hotel offers an American bar, Restaurant, Swimming pool, Solarium, Garden, Private beach and wide panoramic terraces set on various levels from which to enjoy the beauty of the Sorrento Coast.All areas of the hotel have centralised air conditioning and heating. Wi-Fi access is completely free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Grand Hotel Riviera Sorrento