Many thanks to Rafaella and the staff (including Gianluca, Michelle, Angela, valentina and Lena) for making this such a relaxing stay. The reception team were always helpful and knowledgeable about bus and train services to help us get around to sorrento, Pompeii and local towns. Lena managed the breakfast on the terrace singlehanded -well done! and Gianluca looked after my wife and I very well during the evenings with helpful recommendations from the menu and wine selection (the costa d'amalfi gets my vote) - a thoroughly nice guy. The menu was really good, with enough choice to keep us going throughout our stay without any repeats. Thanks to chef Pepe.
We upgraded to get above the noise, but to be honest the work that has gone into soundproofing all the road-facing rooms is amazing. Well impressed with the hotels blend of historic and modern - cool, airy common areas and stylish, a/c rooms. Views from the terrace, or from balcony adjoining rooms 403 & 404 was tremendous, looking over the bay of Naples and Vesuvius - 10 out of 10.
Would highly recommend this hotel for those with car, but not wanting the bright lights of Sorrento (only 6km away).
Thank you Rafaella and all at Torre Barbara for a great stay.