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“Fantastic views” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Antico Parco del Principe
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Pietro, 8, 80063 Piano di Sorrento, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Piano di Sorrento
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“Fantastic views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2007

The hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking the Basy of Naples, with views towards Vesuvius and Naples. We booked a sea view room for 2 nights. It was spacious and comfortable (although the decor looked a bit old fashioned) and the balcony with superb sea views was splendid! Service in the hotel was good on the whole and the staff were pretty friendly. The grounds of the hotel are large, beautifully tended and very attractive and restful. They run along the cliff and so there are lovely views all along (actually a garden view room would be quite good). As the hotel is accessed along via a long path, it is very quiet. Surprisingly for a Sorrento hotel, the food in the restaurant is very good indeed - better than many of the restaurants in town actually. The main disadvantage is that it is rather far from town (about 30 minutes walk) and the courtesy coach is limited.

  • Liked — Fantastic views
  • Disliked — Infrequent courtesy coach service
  • Stayed September 2007
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2007

The 4 of us have just returned from a half term break here (mum, dad, 2 kids). We were booked into the Vicalvano Apartments, but on arrival we were offered an apartment in the castle instead. We happily accepted but it turned out to be a poisoned chalice as the weather turned bad and strong winds whistled through the huge, draughty, unheated living room. It had 2 bedrooms, one of which had the same draught problems, the kids room didn't however, and I slept in their room one night to escape the howling wind, rattling windows and creaking shutters. On the plus side the views were amazing, the wind having blown away the constant haze the bay of Naples appears to be shrouded in. The pool was large, very clean, had crystal clear water and was nestled in a secluded area on the hillside, and once the sunshine returned we couldn't fault it. The castle apartment is not for toddlers, however, because of some odd sliding doors about 2 ft high at floor level to let in light into the bedrooms from the rooms below, it is complicated to explain, but trust me if a toddler fell through to the room below they'd be seriously hurt. The Vicalvano Apartments were a little way up the hillside, we only saw them from the outside but they looked perfectly ok.

The property is not walking distance to anywhere of note, you would need a car. There is plenty of free parking. It was a good base as we were able to visit: Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Naples, Solfatara crater, Pompei and generally explore the Amalfi coast.

The castle grounds were nicely kept. There is a great walk along a pathway up the hill that takes you above the level of the castle where you can see the sea on both sides of the penisula and watch spectacular sunsets. To get there walk up to the vicalvano apartments and take the track to the right.

We had a great time.

  • Liked — Terrific views, good base for exploring surroundings.
  • Disliked — Unsuitable for very young children, uncomfortable in cold weather.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2007

Our room had incredible views. The staff was very friendly. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast. It was an average european breakfast. The shuttle would take us to the drop off and it is an easy walk to town. This hotel was a great value for the price considering the view of the Bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius. The grounds of this hotel are landscaped so beautifully.

Stayed October 2006
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2005

Just returned from a very dissapointing two days mainly due to the Hotel Facilites. None of the facilites advertised are in the complex they are all in another hotel which is some 10min walk away (uphill) - not much use as my mum needs a stick to walk. The hotel did not provide any information or maps, barely spoke English. This was not a hotel it was more like a B&B as there were no facilities whatsoever. It is extremely overpriced the breakfast was Tea / Coffee and croissant only. The rooms were average.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2004

Because I wanted a long weekend and decided very late, the Parco dei Principe was the only one with vacancy(I stayed in the Cocumella 2 months earlier and knew the Parco by sight).I got a room in the first building , looked like an old fashion hospital, noise everywhere, staff unfriendly, and breakfast in the main building poor.Like a bad , expensive ,overrated nightmare...Beautiful by far, but very far from good.

  • Stayed September 2003
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Address: Via San Pietro, 8, 80063 Piano di Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Piano di Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Piano di Sorrento
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Antico Parco del Principe 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Antico Parco del Principe is situated on the Amalfi Coast, near the National Road 163, 4 km (2.5 miles) from Sorrento and 7 km (4.3 miles) from Positano. The 15 rooms have air-conditioning, Tv colour and refrigerator. They are different in colours, but all of them are refined. Guests of the hotel have free admittance in the swimming-pool, tennis and beach-volley courts, table tennis of the tourist complex nearby. ... more   less 
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