We stayed at this hotel during our honeymoon(June) but there was a tour group of young people here at the same time so obviously it is suitable for couples to family to friends.
It is a four star hotel. The interior is a mixture of modern finishes and vintage furniture. The overall feel is white and clean while the rooms are decorated with antique and pastel colours.
The hotel is really very nicely located -literally 800m, you can easily walk, from the old town which is a huge plus.
The hotel is located on one of the cliffs of Sorrento, with a sea view however not directly on the ocean (if that is what you are looking for). The sea facing rooms with lovely spacious balconies does have a sea view, although again only partly due to the distance. The hotel has 4 floors from ground floor down because of the strange geographic layout of the town, which is quite interesting.
The rooms are very specious with a lot of packing space, a vanity table, lounging chair, small TV and a huge bed. The bathroom is also quite spacious with a toilet NOT IN the shower like a lot of Italian toilets are. It had only a shower.
There are, it seemed, also “family” rooms, which consists of a small foyer and two rooms leading out from it.
There is fantastic private parking for only the hotel guests, behind a gate, right next to the hotel, which is really great in a place like Sorrento with its narrow streets and limited parking.
It’s got a “build in” restaurant on ground floor which caters for lunch and dinner. We did not eat here so I won’t be able to say what type of service or food you will find here. The view onto the Bay of Naples is beautiful though.
Breakfast was included in our deal and was a basic continental, with a couple of good pastries, but not something extraordinary. The breakfast room was a bit disappointing. Since the restaurant is located on the scenic spot of the hotel the breakfast room is the stepchild and was sadly demoted to the bottom floor, with no view whatsoever.
What I loved about the room was that it has block-out shutters in front of the balcony doors, which really helps for a light sleeper, like me.
The only thing I hated about the room was the air-conditioning. In the middle of the night it just went off. It was almost high summer in Europe and it was rather hot. We actually phoned reception to ask them why it is not working. We never could really figure out exactly what the reason was since they couldn’t give us a clear answer. Whether it was because it turns off when the windows are open, to safe electricity (which couldn’t be the reason because it wasn’t, we only opened it since the air-con wasn’t working anymore). Or it was because the “hotel” decides when the temperature drops below a certain point the air-conditioning is not necessary anymore and then it turns off the whole hotel’s…which was a little absurd.
Besides that we had a great stay. The staff was friendly and helpful and there is Wi-Fi available.
Pets are even allegedly allowed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The sun and the life Sorreno at your fingertips Overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, set in the sirens land between the center and the old town with its folkloristic alleys, stands the Hotel Rivage ready to welcome you with warmth, hospitality and professionalism. The property consists of 4 floors that grow downward topped by a lovely panoramic terrace with bar, restaurant and solarium and inside there is a nice lounge with a modern design and mediterranea colors will welcome you during your stay. The Staff will help you to arrange excursions to Amalfi, Capri, Positano, Pompeii, Naples, etc.. To discover the beauty of these places for making an unique and unforgettable holiday. And Finally, its central location at few steps from the pedestrian walk and the main square will help you to ... Living Sorrento and the Amlfi coast ... As you have always dreamed of. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rivage Hotel Sorrento