A lovely family run hotel set in beautiful gardens with a short 20 minute walk to Sorrento. My husband and I stayed here for 11 nights and it was a good base to explore Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri and Naples. The family that run the hotel are really friendly and so very helpful, I couldn't fault them at all. We booked last minute with Thomson but they said they only had a twin room on the ground floor, I had read previous reviews of this hotel and wanted a double room with balcony overlooking the garden and out to Mt. Vesuvius. After speaking to Monica on email, when we arrived she had sorted us a lovely room with balcony overlooking the garden and Mt. Vesuvius - it was a great view.
The continental breakfast has a good selection - with fresh lemon and orange juice made from the fruits picked in the garden. The pool is a 2 minute walk (if that) from the hotel out the back through the beautiful garden. The only thing is they only have deck chairs so you have to pay extra for the sun loungers (if you want an all over tan) which is slightly annoying as you would have thought this would be included in the price of the hotel.
The hotel itself is on the outskirts of Sorrento in San't Agnello on the Corsa Italia. San't Agnello has its own restaurants and bars and it's about 20 minutes walk to Sorrento along the Corsa Italia. This is a really busy road with skinny footpaths, sometimes no footpaths at all - it's an interesting walk as it's so crazy but I wouldn't recommend families walking it with young children. There is a slightly quieter route if you go out the hotel and take the first right down a tiny road (mind the cars do manage to squeeze down here!) and then go left at the bottom and follow it along. It's slighty longer but quieter and you get to see a different view en route to Sorrento.
We had a great time at hotel Girasole as we just wanted a base to explore to local area and didn't want to spend too much on a flashy hotel. It's slightly dated but I kinda liked it's retro homely feel. I did have a little niggle though...the walls are paper thin so you could hear everything, and I mean everything! I didn't mind the road noise at all, it was more the noise from inside the hotel. All in all though, if you are looking for a more traditional family run 3 star hotel to explore Sorrento and the surrounding area then Hotel Girasole is good for location, pretty gardens and is run by a friendly family who are really helpful .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Girasole Hotel is a nice family hotel in Sorrento which gives a warm and friendly hospitality to its guests. The private pool, immersed in the green of a wonderful orange–grove typical of Sorrento, is surrounded by flowers and plants. The pool bar offers a good selection of local dishes and sandwiches, cold drinks, ice cream and home made cakes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Girasole Sorrento