We stayed at this hotel from 29th April until 11th May 2013. We stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon. On arrival we were greeted with a glass of prosseco, canapés and then lead down to the poolside bar where lunch was served. Our luggage was also taken to our room.
Location is on the mountain side, around 7km from Sorrento centre which is wonderful for peace, quiet and calmness. You can not fault the location with a free shuttle bus service into Sorrento daily. We were told to avoid taxis due to the charge so do make use the bus service it's well worth it.
The hotel is a good base to visit attractions.
The hotel cleanliness is second to none with the towels being changed daily, floors being mopped regularly and you constantly see the porters/ maids working throughout the day.
The decor is beautiful. We stayed in the Occhio Marina which is the more traditional part of the hotel, with a short walk to the main hotel site which we really enjoyed doing as it felt we went out for dinner. There are a few steps to contend with, but these are manageable.
On arrival to our room as it was our honeymoon, we had a just married sign on the door, a bottle of prosseco and our towels designed as swans with a rose on our four poster bed- beautiful.
All the staff are exceptional friendly which makes you feel very welcomed and part of the family. They get to know you enabling a good bit of banter between you and the staff which makes the holiday more enjoyable. There are so many staff to name but Carmane, Angelo, Massimo, Valerie, Luigi, James, Giovani (Jonny) made us feel extremely welcome and nothing was too much trouble.
Our first experience of all inclusive but well worth it. 3 cooked meals daily. Breakfast includes cooked, patisseries, fruit, cereal, yoghurt all buffet style.
Lunch includes pizza, hot pasta,cold pasta, salad, grilled meat and fish.
Evening meal- 4 courses,buffet style appetisers followed by a large choice of starters and mains
Then buffet style dessert. You could not ask for better choice and food.
The theme nights on Wednesday and Sunday are also brilliant.
we completed trips organised by Thomson. Although expensive, you were picked up from hotel, had English speaking guide and got to see the sights and attractions. Pompeii, Amalfi, Vesusivus and Capri/anacapri are good places to visit whilst in Italy.
Georgia organises free entertainment around the hotel including cheese and wine tasting, cake and cocktail afternoons, pizza making with the head chef- they are brilliant. Do remember your leisure wear for tai chi and yoga each morning.
The resident musicians Pete and Emma play throughout the week and they are fab.
A highly recommended and friendly hotel. Would definitely return. We found 11 nights the perfect timing for chilling by the pool and completing tours to see the island.
This hotel is a must!
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