We booked this through Hotwire which described it as being in Sorrento.
This is from hotel’s own website:
“The Hotel, few minutes away from Sorrento, has rooms equipped with any comfort with a private terrace, sat colour TV, bathroom and telephone.”
This hotel is a 20 minute bus journey and a 60 euro taxi journey outside Sorrento. We were staying 3 days. We would need to have booked courtesy bus well in advance to get in and out of Sorrento when we wanted to go.
People who had been staying there longer clearly knew this and the bus was booked up for first 2- 3 trips into Sorrento in the morning. The bus wasn’t available any of the times we wanted to leave or return.
The hotel could make more of an effort to provide more frequent journeys.
You can pick up local transport at edge of road outside hotel which we did on day 2 and that was ok.
Unfortunately there was very heavy rain fall for the 3 days we were there and as it was so difficult to get transport out of this location we only spent one afternoon in Sorrento.
However, we walked to Sant’Agata for dinner on 2 evenings. On day 3 the rain never stopped and we walked in between the rain to Sant’Agata to Don Alfonso for lunch which was fabulous.
On arrival we were told that we were booked into the villa not the hotel. Not my understanding. My husband has limited mobility so we needed to be in hotel with lift. – an extra 20 euro per night for a small room with twin beds. The decor is dark and dingy. Bed cover is yellow candlewick.
Safe – extra 3 euro per day. Too small to store ipads – what is the cost to a hotel in providing a safe?
The day (3) it rained so much, we couldn’t get out due to transport and we purchased Wi Fi @ 10 euro for each device – what is the cost to a hotel in providing Wi Fi ? - Wi Fi connection limited to reception area. 6 times we needed to go to reception and ask for connection to be made.
Breakfast - Very poor.
We were picking up a hire car at Avis in Sorrento. Courtesy Bus wasn’t available at the time we needed to leave. Catching local bus on side of road with luggage wasn’t an option. So it cost 60 euro by taxi to get out of there.
We had travelled through Italy for 2 weeks and had a great time. Please read my other reviews for hotels in case you think I just like complaining - Villa Carlotta and Hotel Tramonto d'Oro,Don Alfonso and a few others that I need to get posted.
Hermitage has a “captive audience” and they know it.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Grand Hotel Hermitage Italy/Province Of Naples
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in woodland consisting of ancient trees and flowers, and overlooking the splendid Gulf of Naples, this tranquil hotel effortlessly blends tradition with modern amenities and services. Although the hotel is detached from the noise and chaos of Sorrento, it is within 10 minutes walk of the charming village of Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, which can be accessed via the hotel’s private path. Sorrento can also be reached on the shuttle bus service, which runs from May to October and stops in front of the hotel. Fitness point with a lovely Jacuzzi pool, and any massage treatment are available to enjoy and relax your holiday.Spend long days relaxing by the outdoor pool for adults and the smaller pool for children, or sipping drinks on the terrace overlooking the unique scenery of the Gulf. Discounts may apply for longer stays.Newly renovated, these rooms are furnished with a lovely terracotta tile floor and antique-style wood furniture, giving a sense of an ancient farmhouse villa. These rooms also have a wonderful view over the Gulf of Naples. All rooms are with individual air-conditioning and Wi-fi connection ... more less
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