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“Near to the sea at Marina Grande” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel del Mare
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Mare 30, 80067 Sorrento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #27 of 95 Hotels in Sorrento
The Hague, The Netherlands
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16 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Near to the sea at Marina Grande”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 days/2 nights and found it to be a good place to stay. We booked a room for 3 people and we found the bedroom to be rather small. We got a double bed and a bottom half of a double-decker bunk bed. The bathroom was also small. The reception staffs were friendly, informative and very helpful. They helped us with the bus schedules to the Amalfi coast, and also with booking of the taxi on the last day.

The hotel is close to the seaside restaurants that are located within the Marina Grande. We spent our New Year's Eve at a restaurant by the sea, and it was great to just stroll back to our hotel at 2.00 am. We don't have to worry about getting a bus or a taxi. The hotel was really convenient for us.

One downside was that on the hotel website it stated that you can request a room with a sea view, but you will not get a balcony with seaview because your balcony will face the road. You can see the sea if you go to the roof terrace. The bedroom was cleaned everyday but the towels were not changed daily. You will have to ask for fresh towels if you want it changed daily.

Breakfast was OK - fruit juices, fresh fruits, cereals, ham, cheeses, breads, toast, yogurt but no eggs; If you want coffee, ask for the espresso or cappucino - these are made fresh using the espresso machine; just DO NOT ask for caffe latte because you will get black bitter coffee from a vending machine and some cold milk. They have black tea or fruit tea, if you like.

The hotel is a little out of town, but you can easily get the bus (Line D) for 1 euro that leaves the Marina Grande every 25 minutes past the hour. If you want some exercise, you can walk up some gentle inclining steps that lead directly to the town. The walk, which takes around 10-15 minutes, is very nice; you get to see awesome view of the sea and the marina as you climb upwards. You can buy the bus ticket (or water and other stuffs) from the small grocery market at the corner down by the Marina.

Overall, we like the hotel as it is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mickeymouse047, Direttore at Hotel del Mare, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are grateful for such valuable suggestions which will be taken in due consideration to enable us to improve ourselves.
Together with all my Staff, may I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude.
I look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future.
Best regards
G Galano
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Staff are very friendly, the location is great.. a bit further away from the city center, but the little marina near by in the evening is a great attraction where all tourists from city center would go for dinner.

Price was acceptable considering we went at the end of the season.
Parking is a few minutes away walking and for a fee, breakfast is typical continental.

Reception are very friendly and would happily direct you to nearby attractions and to do's.
Highly reccomended for couples and families alike.

Room Tip: choose sea view room.
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mickeymouse047, Direttore at Hotel del Mare, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you very much for taking your time to write about us.
We really appreciate your encouraging comments and would like to express our gratitude to you.
May we take this opportuninity to wish you a prosperous new year and we look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future.
Kind regards
G. Galano
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My wife and I and three children stayed at this hotel in the summer of 2012 and we were very well received and looked after. This is a family owned hotel and it is run with efficiency, courtesy and great attention to detail; it is also child friendly. The staff are helpful and highly professional.
The hotel is situated a very short walk from the beach and also a number of excellent restaurants.

I recommend this excellent hotel very highly and hope to stay there again.

Room Tip: The rooms are air conditioned, the rooms on the side away from the road are probably quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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mickeymouse047, Direttore at Hotel del Mare, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Many thanks for your charming review; it was very considerate of you to take a moment to write about us, thank you. Our ambition is to fulfill our Guests’ expectations and whenever this purpose is achieved we are very grateful indeed. May I take this opportunity, also on behalf of my Staff, to wish you and your family our sincerest Season’s Greetings and a very Happy New Year.
We would be thrilled to welcoming you and your family again in the not too distant future.
Best regards Gianni Galano
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Redditch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

What more can we say - one of the best hotels we have stayed in for a long time. We syated for 7 days in September 2012. Very helpful staff who cannot do enough for you. Excellent location within walking distance of bustling Sorrento whilst having character in the bay. Breakfasts superb (buffet), rooms very clean and nice roof terrace for sunloungers/chairs and tables. Good choice of restaurants close by and bus every 20 minutes to town close by. We had a wonderful holiday here and would reccommend for all ages.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms have no balcony. Balcony rooms face the road.
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  • Stayed September 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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mickeymouse047, Direttore at Hotel del Mare, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Thank you so much for such lovely words of appreciation.
Your kind words will help us to multiply our efforts and to make sure that every guest will get our best care and attention.
Together with my Staff I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.
We would be indeed honoured to welcome you again in the not too distant future.
Kind regards
G Galano
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Vicenza, Italy
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

To get married in Sorrento was a dream come true! We stayed at Hotel Del Mare for 7 days, outstanding service, clean rooms, wonderfull staff and great location! Only a 10 min walk to the city center made the walk memorable every day!

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mickeymouse047, Direttore at Hotel del Mare, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you so much for taking your time to write about us, we truly appreciate your genuine review. May I take this opportunity, together with my Staff, to wish you and your family our sincerest Season’s Greetings and a very Happy New Year.
We would be thrilled to welcoming you and your family in the not too distant future. Best regards Gianni Galano
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Elgin, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I stayed at Hotel Del Mare for a week in September. It was great and exactly as advertised. The walk to town was about 15 minutes, mostly uphill, but very doable, and there are a couple of nice restaurants just around the corner at Marina Grande. The breakfast was excellent, and the staff was very helpful with suggestions and answering my questions about local destinations and excursions. The mattresses were very very firm - too much so for my preference - but everything was clean and tidy. I loved the beautifully tiled floors, but found they echoed a lot of sound, straight up the stairs from the lobby and throughout the hallway. I had a room with a small balcony, which was a great way to settle in for the evening. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Farther from the stairs is better, as the tiled floors echo sound up from the lobby.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mickeymouse047, Direttore at Hotel del Mare, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Many thanks for your accurate review; it was very considerate of you to take a moment to write about us, thank you. We do try to please all of our Guests and do our best to fulfill their expectations. We also know that this is a difficult task and we may not always succeed . May I take this opportunity, together with my Staff, to wish you and your family our sincerest Season’s Greetings and a very Happy New Year. We would be thrilled to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. Best regards Gianni Galano
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stayed here for a few days whilst in Sorrento for our friends wedding. My other half had been to the town before, and although he didn't know this hotel he vaguely knew its location. It's a little walk from the town (approx 10 mins from the main square) with lots of little shops and cafes on the way. Train station takes around another 5 mins on top (we only had light luggage), but really not too far. It could benefit from a few sign posts though as you go under a tunnel and it's not obvious where the hotel is (it's literally a minute around the bend!). Or just get a taxi. Although you are walking uphill, I'd recommend not getting taxis back into town though - they are not the cheapest and it really is only a short walk. I even did it in heels walking to the wedding!

The hotel itself is lovely. The rooms are a good size, comfortable and clean, with a quirky traditional design. Staff are friendly and helpful, and reception is 24 hour. Breakfast was good and there's a small roof terrace with sea views.

In general, don't expect 5* but you'll have a lovely stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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mickeymouse047, Direttore at Hotel del Mare, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Many thanks for such an accurate description; it was very kind of you to take your time to write about us, thank you. May I take this opportunity, together with my Staff, to wish you and your family our sincerest Season’s Greetings and a very Happy New Year. We would be delighted to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. Best regards Gianni Galano
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Address: Via del Mare 30, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#34 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel del Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the old sea hamlet of Marina Grande of Sorrento, the Hotel del Mare is a cosy 3-star hotel which offers its hospitality to all those who wish to get involved in the magical atmosphere of a unique hidden jewel, situated in one of the most enchanting towns in the Gulf of Naples. ... more   less 
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