Me and my partner stayed at this hotel for 7 nights. We weren't sure what to expect as we normally book all inclusive. When we arrived we were greeted by the reception staff who all speak very good English. We arrived quite late so we were asked to pick off the menu and we went straight for food. You get a choice of 3 starters and 3 mains. Don't be put off by this, the food is amazing!!! I am quite a fussy eater but I ate all my food every night, I never saw a plate go back into the kitchen with food on it! The breakfast is as dates continental and very Italian, they like their pastries. But there is toast, eggs, cereal and croissants for those not brave enough to have the breakfast pizza! The drinks at the hotel are cheaper than outside bars. A bottle of wine is €8 and water €2. They are very good and will save what you don't drink for the following night so if your like me and don't want to drink a whole bottle of wine then it's perfect!! If you have an early morning flight home then ask for a breakfast bag, they gave us water, juice, croissants, pastries, biscuits, we didn't go hungry!
We went with Thompson but did not book any trips with them, as usual they were too expensive. If you do go with Thompson they do a walk around Sorrento after the welcome meeting which is free and very helpful, plus you get free food and drinks to try all the way round.
We used the train which is situated about 5 mins walk away. Turn left at the bar Kontantino. The train takes you all the way to Naples and stops at Pompeii, Eurcolano. If your going to Pompeii, it takes around 30 mins, it's about €3.50 for a return and then the entrance fee is €11. Eurcolano is where will be find Vesuvius, the train was €4.40 return and when you get to the station you pay €20 to get the bus up, this also includes the entrance fee. Wear sensible shoes as it is very very steep. I wouldn't recommend sandals. We then went down the hill from the station about 5 mins away and went to the ruins at Herculaneum. Also worth a look.
When you are in Sorrento and fancy a meal out there is the most amazing Steak house called The Meating. When you are at the main square turn left past the restaurant and up a side street. The steak is to die for! We payed €38 and we both had steak and 2 sides. You get free champagne, cheese, pizza bread, chocolates and lemonchello. All of this is given without a surcharge.
When eating out be mindful that they will sometimes charge you to sit down, even if you only have a bottle of water. Just ask at each restaurant.
Tea and coffee can be expensive but if you pay Costa prices the. You really cannot moan.
don't expect a beach in Sorrento like one person has reviewed, if you read the brochure it does say. Sorrento is for sight seeing!!! The hotel has a roof terrace, this has limited subbed a but is perfect for catching the rays or even going up at night to see the amazing view.
All in all an amazing holiday and little gem of a hotel!!
Hopefully I have not missed anything out!!
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