We chose this hotel after reading many good reviews and were not disappointed.
This is a smallish (50 beds) hotel, so lacks some of the facilities of a larger one, but that is more than compensated for by the wonderful staff and excellent dining. The food is pure Italian, with a large wine-list of local wines, and the desserts are superb. Lots of people have mentioned the friendly maitre d', Salvatore, who never takes a day of during the season and clearly loves his job. He speaks English, German, Spanish, French as well as Italian!
Our room was furnished with an antique desk but was otherwise rather plainly decorated and on the small side. But it was clean and we had a view from our balcony across lemon groves to Mount Vesuvius.
We were pleased we did not hire a car and we took everyone's advice to go on a coach tour of the stunning Amalfi coast rather than try to navigate there ourselves. But for all other trips, the train station was just 5 minutes walk away. For 2.10 euros we could travel all the way to Pompeii or Herculaneum. If you are 65+ take your passport with you for free entry to the historical sites and museums.
The centre of Sorrento was a 30 minute walk away or 2 minutes on the train. (Hint, at Reception you can buy the E3 train tickets costing 2.10 euros for longer train journeys, but they are not allowed to sell you the E1 tickets at 1.10 euros for the short trip to Sorrento. Instead they offer the tourist ticket which costs 2.40. Go to the ticket office at the station or to a tobacconist if they are shut)
In Sorrento find the Foreigners Club, which is a bar on a terrace with magnificent views over the town and the Bay of Naples. It is situated behind the tourist information office.
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- Also Known As:
- Alpha Hotel Sorrento
- Alpha Hotel Italy/Province Of Naples