Having been advised that the hotel was 'recently refurbished' we were expecting a lot more than what we got. In no way has this place been refurbished, rooms are old and tired, the shower was moldy with the door seals missing and the shower literally only dripping water, communal area walls were crumbling in places and the lift was so small we had to go up separately.
We were put in a room at the front of the building right on a busy road and the windows do nothing to block out the noise, there is no chance of any sleep staying at the front, it was so bad we asked to be moved at the earliest opportunity. The staff were not very helpful and seemed quite upset at our polite request to try and get some sleep!
Breakfast is served in the hotel next door, which was of very poor quality. The pool is nice and clean but the area closes at 6pm, the drinks from the bar are extortionate prices, 5euros for a can of coke so we got supplies from town and paid 69cents for the same thing.
The hotel is situated on the outskirts of town so its a 30 minute walk into the nice area where all of the bars and restaurants are located. The hotel 'beach' is tiny and mainly rock and costs 20euro a day so didn't seem worth it.
Considering the 4 star hotel we were in, in Naples, this place should be rated as 2 star nothing more. I really would recommend spending your money elsewhere as the rates were not low enough for the standard of this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four stars for La Residenza Sorrento , part of the tourist complex of the Parco dei Principi, which refers to the facade. Immersed in the green of the spectacular botanical park of 27 thousand square meters , is surrounded by oak trees, plants of the Mediterranean tradition and rare trees . Spacious and functional , the 81 rooms have ceramic floors decorated by hand based on the original drawings of the tradition of Vietri with bright patterns in shades of blue sea, yellow and green of the park. For a relaxing stay for guests of the Hotel Lounge Bar , the charming rooftop terrace majolica and the marble of the eighteenth-century Villa Cortchacow , the restaurant Gio Ponti incredible view of the Gulf and the infinite , during the summer season , Syracuse Poggio restaurant , private beach , the cliffs and the extraordinary pool of sea water with sun terrace and pool bar . The Hotel La Residenza has a number of adjustable meeting rooms equipped with free wi-fi and innovative technology conference ; the wide and spacious dining Leonardo with a capacity of 350 seats is surrounded by the garden Bourbon with the opportunity to play coffee break outdoors. Not far from the center of Sorrento , easily reachable on foot or by shuttle , La Residenza is an ideal starting point for exploring the Sorrento coast and the nearby Amalfi Coast, take walks through the typical craft shops and luxury shopping streets of center of Sorrento, visit the island of Capri and the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Residenza Sorrento
- La Residenza Hotel