We booked this holiday for our 25th Wedding Anniversary as we wanted something a bit special. We were certainly not disappointed. The hotel is an adults only hotel and after speaking to several guests found that lots had been there many times before.
The hotel setting is breathtaking and I think one of the major selling points of this hotel.
On arrival we were greeted by the maitre de with a glass of champagne. Our room was not available until 2pm but we were escorted to the buffet lunch and made to feel very welcome. The receptionist came to tell us when our room was available which was nice.
Our room was in the annex to the main building and had a sea view which we had not expected. There was also a four poster bed which was a nice touch. The room was very nice with pleasant decor and the bed very comfortable. There are tea and coffee making facilities in the room and a mini fridge. There was maid service every day. There is no iron provided in the room but we had took our own. You can hire an iron and ironing board from reception at a charge of 5 euros per half hour.
We felt that the meals provided were of excellent quality. A breakfast there was a selection of cereals, cold meats, cheese, pastries and hot breakfast as well as a chef who would cook omelets, pancakes, eggs and crepes. Lunch time was a self service buffet usually held at the poolside bar and the evening meal was waiter service where you could choose from a selection of starters and main courses and also help yourself to the buffet tables which had salads, desserts, canapes etc. Afternoon tea consisted of tea/coffee and some biscuits and small cakes.
The service is exceptional from all staff. You are made to feel very special from the moment you arrive by everyone. The staff work extremely hard and nothing is too much trouble. They are always asking if you would like another drink etc which is refreshing.
We used the courtesy bus a couple of times to go into Sorrento. The bus takes about half an hour down steep hills and there is no way you could walk into town. There are various times to chose from where you can get the courtesy bus and we never had a problem even at short notice.
Evenings at the hotel are relatively quiet but this did liven up on occasion. The evening entertainment ends at around 11.30.
There are also various day time activities you can join in with, a large selection of books that guests have left for you to swap with and some board games. We noticed there is also a swap box for toiletries in case you have forgotten something. There is no shop onsite.
The hotel does have a beauty centre where you can have various treatments and massages etc but we did not use this service.
There are many sitting areas at the hotel both in the sun and shade and there was never a shortage of seats. There is a lovely garden area with hot tubs. The waiting staff serve you at your table and on occasion when we went to the bar for a drink, the waiter said he would bring it over.
Overall this is a beautiful hotel and well worthy of its 4* rating. I would definitely recommend this to a couple who want a relaxing, romantic holiday.
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- Also Known As:
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