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“Great location in Sorrento!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sorrento City
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Italia, 221, 80067 Sorrento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #44 of 97 hotels in Sorrento
Florida City, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great location in Sorrento!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in March 2011. Nothing fancy, basic arrangments, small rooms with hard bed, and small shower. However, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful! Breakfast was typical with pastires, coffee, juices, some cold deli meats, cheeses, bread & fresh fruit. Perfect start to a wonderful day of sightseeing! Absolutely loved the town!!! Very quick walk from Circumvesuviana train station to hotel. The next day we chose to take the SITA bus to Almafi so we could get great views from the higher seats. Super cheap, (lots of stops) & it take s a bit longer than private driver, but so worth it to be immersed in with the locals going about their daily commute. Plus the busses rule the road, everyone gets out of their way so they can take the tight turns down the narrow streets.

Room Tip: Higher floor facing the back of the hotel will give you a partially obstructed view of the bay.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for a week at the start of Oct 2012 with my Husband.

The room we had was compact, but the bathroom was a decent size and everything was modern and very clean. We enjoyed the balcony looking over the Corso Italia. It's the main thoroughfare through Sorrento and it's a great spot for people watching.

The staff were very friendly and the breakfast offered a good start to the day with a limited but tasty continental selection of rolls, croissants, ham, cheese, boiled eggs, yogurts and plenty of the homemade cakes.

The best thing about this hotel was probably the central location. As mentioned in previous reviews, it's right around the corner from the train station and most of the main buses stop there for trips all over the Amalfi Coast. For the price, it's great value and if you're looking for a good base to do some exploring give it a go.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony over Corso Italia
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanside, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I stayed in Sorrento for three nights in September of 2012 and can't say enough good things about the hotel. Probably the most convenient location in the city to see the sites, 3 minute walk from the Circumvesuviana train stop, which is also the site where you pick-up the SITA bus to take a trip down the Amalfi coast. The hotel is located on Corso Italia, where all the great shops and restaurants are located. Piazza Tasso is at most, 150 yards away. There is a fantastic little take out eatery right next door if you need to pick up a late night snack or cup of coffee. The staff is top notch, and as you can tell by all the reviews, you couldn't have wished to have a better person to welcome you to their hotel than Theresa. She's the best! You will be awoken each morning by the smell of the pastries she bakes and it will put a smile on your face, leaving a long-lasting memory of your stay. They are that good! Along with the mouth-watering pastires, there are lots of fresh fruit, juices, coffee, cereal, yogurts and if I remember correctly, a selection of cheese and meat/cold cuts. For Americans, if you haven't traveled to Europe before, don't expect to find traditional breakfast items like pancakes, bacon and eggs, waffles, etc. Theresa and the rest of the staff (I believe it was Philomena and Mark?) are outstanding. Theresa lent me an umbrella to take a daytrip to Pompeii on a rainy day and they also helped me out to connect to wi-fi on my phone. All spoke great English so you won't have problems communicating if you don't speak Italian. I traveled solo on my two weeks in Italy so I wasn't that concerned about the size of the room. It was average size by European standards, smaller by American standards, but very clean, quiet and I had no problems with the confort of the beds. Walls are a little thin but it didn't adversely affect my sleep. Though I didn't have a room that faced the street, I found the area to be quiet at night despite being right on Corso Italia. Wasn't able to check out the top deck as it was a bit rainy for two nights and I was out on the town the third night. TV had four channels at most, with one English channel (I believe it was CNN-World) but why are you watching TV when you are in one of the most beautiful places in the world?! Anyway, I highly recommend this hotel. Will definitely book this hotel again when I come back to this wonderful country and city.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

the hotel has excellent location in the very center of the city, personnel especially the reception is very helpful, the rooms are smaller than we expected, the breakfast was weak for us especially for the children..(no egg, just 1 kind of cheese)

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cupertino, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We had just one night to spend in Sorrento city and we were glad we picked Sorrento City Hotel.
Conveniently located in close proximity of the Sorrento train station, SITA and Airport bus stops, economically priced and outstanding service - Theresa and the gentleman (Mark?) were by far the best, They really went out of their way to cater to us. They had great pointers on excursions in Sorrento and around Amalfi coast and they helped us with our online check-in for our flight out of Naples. Their breakfast was the best from among all the places we stayed on this trip - Venice, Florence, Rome. We recommend this place without any reservations.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The hotel was pleasant and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were small, but normal for European standards. It was great sitting on the balcony and watching the sites. We found a great restaurant around the corner. Sorrento is a great city to day trip from.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street have a great view of what is going on. Nice to sit and watch the goings on...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This hotel, as small as it looks, is special and very well priced. Not only perfectly located between the train/bus station and the main square, most rooms also have little balconies overlooking a stylish upscale quiet shopping street. All of the staff were exceptionally professional and friendly. The rooms, though small, were very tasteful and comfortable. The breakfasts were also a delightful compliment to our experience. For those who want to buy newspapers, there is a shop selling international publications across the street and a supermarket next door. Valet parking is available and costs no more than the local garage. The hotel is as charming as Sorrento, and we could not have wished for a better place to stay.

  • Stayed November 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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Also Known As:
City Hotel Sorrento
Sorrento City Hotel
Address: Corso Italia, 221, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sorrento City 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A jewel in the heart of Sorrento, Sorrento City Hotel is a boutique hotel a short walk to Piazza Tasso: a living room to live the harmony of Sorrento Peninsula hospitality; a hotel, completely refurbished, which was the first Maison Meublè built in 50’s, where you can spend days of pure wonder. Style and elegance, prime quality of service and discretion make this hotel a symbol of Sorrento Peninsula hospitality. ... more   less 
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