We stayed 4 nights at this hotel last month. This was my favorite hotel of our entire 2 1/2 weeks in Europe!
We had a water front room, but I would not advise spending the extra money on this. It is lovely, but they have really nice public areas where you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful views. If you do get a water front room, make sure they don't put you on the -2nd floor. There is a stone wall around these balconies, which makes them very private, but you can't see anything while sitting down as the wall is too high. The room was really large with lots of space.
The sandy beach is great and there is a great lounge area to relax. We only did one day trip up the Amalfi coast, so being a ways out of town, was really no problem for us. This was 4 days in the middle of a very busy trip and we wanted to relax on the water. The views were just as nice as the towns on the Amalfi coast and it was very quiet with only hotel guests and a private beach.
I do wish the shuttle ran later in the evening, but I am sure they cut it off early so you are encouraged to eat at the hotel. A couple of the nights we took the shuttle into town and then a taxi back, because it was after the last shuttle at 7:15. One night we just sat outside on the large area outside the bar and ordered food and drinks from the bar and enjoyed the beautiful sunset! There was a wedding that night, so we also had a great fireworks show!
I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five-star accommodation and a prime location sat high on the ancient rampart of tufa, the Parco dei Principi is a testament to the timeless creativity of Gio Ponti, one of the most enlightened advocates of Italian architecture of the 20th century.Between the blue sea of Sorrento Coast and the lush greenery of the botanical gardens, Paul Leopold of Bourbon, the princes of Cortchacow and the entourage of the Russian aristocracy fell in love with this incomparable natural scenery, giving it a solemn historical heritage.Minimal atmosphere and space characterises the 96 rooms with original furnishings designed by Gio Ponti and customized specifically for the Hotel: the famous headboard-beds (1948), toilet set 'Vanity' with circular mirrors (1950), the chair 'Lightweight' (Cassina, 1952) and large fitted wardrobes. A variety of ceramic floors - as many as rooms - in shades of blue and white, in antique Majolica D'Agostino from Salerno, to reflect the colours of the sea and sky of Sorrento: moons, circles, triangles, stars and leaves are also used to tell a different story in every room.At the Restaurant Gio Ponti, a spectacular window over the Gulf of Naples and its islands, the day starts with a grand breakfast. Through striking tunnels in the rock, you arrive at the private beach or at the equipped solarium on the cliff. The pier is home during the summer months to the restaurant Poggio Siracusa where you can enjoy the fresh offerings of the sea accompanied by the sounds of the waves below.Among the horizon, the ancient oaks and the rare trees essences of the enormous botanical park, there is a seawater swimming pool designed by Gio Ponti as 'a mirror of water to wood nymphs'.To restore harmony to the body and spirit, guests can access the Fitness & Beauty Center of the Hotel, the charming majolica rooftop terrace with a view, and the marbled terrace of Villa Cortchacow dating back to the eighteenth century, on which the first ballerina performed to the Court of St. Petersburg.Since 2012, the lobby, with the incredible view of the Gulf has hosted the 'Museum of the Opera', an exhibition of original drawings and furniture in the rooms and in the common areas that have marked the history of Italian design.The business center of the hotel offers several meeting rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and innovative technology: from the classic style of Sedowa hall with a terrace overlooking the sea, to the most modern modular Leonardo hall, surrounded by the garden Bourbon, with a seat capacity of 350. The outdoor areas offer a pleasant alternative for coffee breaks, lunches and dinners.Within the enchanting scenery of Monti Lattari sloping terraces lined with citrus, Parco dei Principi is an excellent location for pleasant walks through the typical craft shops and luxury shopping streets in the center of Sorrento, and for excursions to the nearby Amalfi Coast, the island of Capri and the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. ... more less
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- Parco Dei Principi Hotel