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Il Nido Hotel Sorrento
Ranked #24 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
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Hartford, Connecticut
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“Spectacular views, relaxing stay -- how can this be a "budget hotel?"”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at Il Nido for the first 4 nights of our 18 day vacation in Italy. Dino and Jacqueline (I am sure I spelled her name incorrectly, but she is a delight and so accommodating!) will go out of their way to ensure your visit here is exceptional. It was the best sleep we had during our visit to Italy. It is so quiet on Via Capo ... we were far enough from the center of Sorrento that the city noise didn't reach us, yet close enough that we weren't far from the action. The breakfast was by far the best we experienced in Italy (I voted Il Nido for the best breakfast at any hotel ever, but I was outvoted by one of my companions). The pastries are displayed in a glass case like precious gems - and they are indeed the crowned jewels. Warm and crisp, flaky, not too sweet. We later learned that Dino's cousin owns a pasticceria and provides these delicacies. There are large and small pastries, for sampling and for devouring. Exceptional! There are eggs, shirred and perfectly cooked. As others have stated, the orange juice is very special here. Even my daughter who hates pulp in her o.j. drank this liquid gold. You can have espresso, cappuccino, "Americano" coffee ... whatever delights your palette. Il Nido is a bit far from the city center to make a walk into town reasonable, but the shuttle worked fine for our purposes. The restaurant is good and having a place on site made it easy for us to request a cheese plate on our balcony with a bottle of wine from the restaurant, which was what we wanted most after a day of touring. Jacqueline helped us schedule a boat tour to Capri (a recommenation we received upon arrival at Il Nido). We listed 3 things as highlights of our trip, and this tour was one of them. They picked us up at Il Nido, took us to the Marina Piccola, and gave us a memory we will keep forever as we toured Capri with our guide, Vincenzo -- a charming Italian with an Australian/Italian/Swedish/American accent. It cost us less than if we had gone into Capri by ourselves. The only negative I will list is that of the 7 hotels we stayed at, Il Nido was the only hold-out for the standard Eurpean towels (more like table linens). It's really not a negative, because we get the environmental benefits ... but we did notice that the other hotels we stayed at made the transition to thicker, terry-cloth style towels. My final comment is this: I cannot understand how Il Nido remains a budget hotel. It's really an amazing, special stay. I will definitely return here should I visit Sorrento again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view. The extra cost is well worth it! This made our trip worthwhile.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Nido Hotel Sorrento, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Dear AMG-08,
What to say? First of all, i will share your comment with Dino, Jacqueline and the rest of the staff. We are so delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay in our property and there is nothing makes us happier than your confirmation of satisfaction as this is our ambition.
We are looking forward to host your return in our property again soon, Sorrento and Hotel Il Nido are already waiting for You!
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Jersey City, NJ
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Il Nido for 5 days in late May, and were completely satisfied with our experience. From top to bottom, the friendly hotel staff (especially Dino the owner), the delicious food (which rivaled the best rest restaurants in town!), the breathtaking views of Mt. Vesuvius from our balcony and the restaurant, experiencing the hospitality in Il Nido was the most pleasant stay of our 2 week trip to Europe.

The hotel is centrally located from other popular destinations on the Amalfi Coast. We made one day trip to Positano (must do!), which was an easy bus ride from across the street. We also booked the excursion to Capri directly with the hotel, and were picked up and dropped off right at the front door. Though I should warn if you suffer from motion sickness or have a weak stomach, stock up on Dramamine for the windy bus ride down the mountain! :-)

The only thing you need to plan around is the shuttle service - because it runs every hour and if you miss it the only other option is to pay about 40 Euros to get to the center of town. But it's a small inconvenience in comparison to everything you get at this wonderful hotel.

Dino is an amazing manager, running a great hotel. Every day, he went out of his way to accommodate our requests, even though most of the time it was our lack of planning that caused the need for assistance!

We highly recommend Il Nido for anyone traveling to Sorrento or looking for a central location on the Amalfi Coast!

P.S. we rated 'sleep quality' a 3 because being frequent business travelers in the U.S. we are used to more plush pillows and mattresses. The 3 rating is the same for all hotels we stayed in during our trip to Italy, as it appears the norm is thin mattresses and hard pillows.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Nido Hotel Sorrento, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Dear Carmat17,
Thank you so much for writing such a detailed review, i really don't know where to start! Your fine feedbacks are highly appreciated and we will share your comment with our team. The Management and staff at Il NIdo Hotel are so delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay in our property and there is nothing makes us happier than your confirmation of satisfaction as this is our ambition. About the shuttle service, we always suggest to our guest to take a drink at the bar close to the bus stop, if they loose the run, and and hour pasts so fast!
Once again, thank you very much for taking your time and we are looking forward to host your return in our property again soon.
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Booked the quad room. Very spacious and clean. Breakfast was filling and had a great variety of options. The front desk was helpful with questions and accommodating. The only negative was that the last shuttle leaves sorrento at 1130pm and the city is still very active at this time. You will have to get a taxi if you choose to stay later as the hotel is a 10 min drive away. Overall excellent experience.

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Nido Hotel Sorrento, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Dear Shepherd0202,
Thank you very much for sharing us with your favorable feedback on Trip Advisor. Your fine feedbacks are highly appreciated and we will share your comment with our team. About the shuttle we have to say that is a free sevice and most of our guest consider that over 15 runs a day are quite enough.
We certainly hope to be able to host you again on your next trip to Sorrento.
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

My husband and I arrived home yesterday having had a fabulous holiday. We spent 7 nights at Il Nido, we have never had a better experience, the staff are friendly, helpful and go that extra mile to make your stay fabulous. The rooms are clean and comfortable with stunning views of Naples bay, sorrento and vesuvius. The food in the restaurant was very reasonably priced and really yummy, the drinks at the hotel were cheaper than the bars in town, breakfast was very good with a great selection,and the nicest fresh orange juice ever, the free bus from the hotel to the town square was a life saver the hotel being away from the town a great plus for the views. we will definately return next year to carry on our tours of the area. The hotel is run by a really lovely family who are friendly and nothing is to much trouble. thank you so much Dino and family carry on the way you are , see you next year.

Room Tip: just ask for a sea view
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Nido Hotel Sorrento, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Dear Rubykam,
What a detailed review! Thank you so much for writing such a detailed review and I was happy to read you enjoyed your stay. Our ultimate goal is the absolute satisfaction of each and every one of our guests, and your review prizes us.
We really hope to see you here nex year, our sea view, our dinner and our staff is already waiting for you.
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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

My wife, 11 year old son, and I stayed at Il Nido for three nights in June. We loved Il Nido. The rooms were fairly plain, but comfortable, and they had A/C - a major plus! They also came with the amazing Amalfi view. But what I REALLY liked about Il Nido were our breakfasts and dinners on the patio on top of the Hotel. The food was excellent, service was perfect, but even those things couldn't top the view from our table. So beautiful, so relaxing, with Vesuvius to the north, the Amalfi islands in the sunset to the west, and the lemon and olive groves flowing down the hillside below. Il Nido was truly one of our favorite places to stay on our three week trip through Italy.

Although the hotel is quite a distance from the town center (and therefore train station), the hourly shuttles made this a moot point. As such, I consider the location away from the town a plus! Also, the availability of parking was a plus.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Nido Hotel Sorrento, responded to this review, July 15, 2012
Dear CartmansBadKitty,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share you experience and for staying with us. I was pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Hotel Il NIdo, and the view on the bay. I was also delighted to know that our was able to exceed your expectations.
We are looking forward to host your return in our property again soon.
Regards
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We spent two nights at Il Nido, and had a wonderful stay. The price was very reasonable, and the view from our room of Naples, Sorrento, and Mt. Vesuvius was unbeatable. Breakfasts were another highlight, with a great variety of food. We loved the orange juice machine! We ate at the restaurant for dinner one night and also found the prices reasonable and the food good. For both the hotel and restaurant, service was excellent. The included bus drop offs/pick ups into Sorrento were timely and very convenient. You can tell the family running Il Nido takes pride in their hotel, and took great care of their customers. If we ever return to Sorrento, we would stay here again.

Room Tip: We had an ocean view deluxe room that had an absolutely fantastic view of Vesuvius, complete with a...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Nido Hotel Sorrento, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Dear lasweetvie,
Thank you so much for writing such a detailed review and I was happy to read you enjoyed your stay and our services. You are right the orange juice machine gets always a great success.Our ultimate goal is the absolute satisfaction of each and every one of our guests, and your review prizes us.
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Cheshire
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

My friend and I visited the hotel restaurant several times during our short stay in Sorrento and were very, very impressed. The food is exceptional and very good value, and the views from the restaurant are stunning. The hotel is run by a lovely family who are all so friendly and helpful. We can't comment on the other facilities as we were not guests of the hotel. However, the aspects of the hotel we did experience were excellent and we would be happy to stay in the future. The whole experience was delightful and we would recommend their services without hesitation. Many thanks to Dino and his lovely family for making us so welcome.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Nido Hotel Sorrento, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Dear Supadancer,
Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community! I was glad to read you enjoyed the food and the view from our restaurant. I will pass your compliments to Dino, and of course we hope to host you again on your next trip to Sorrento, so you will know also the other aspects of the Hotel.
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Property: Il Nido Hotel Sorrento
Address: Via Nastro Verde 62, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Sorrento
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Hotel Class:3 star — Il Nido Hotel Sorrento 3*
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