We choose this hotel because it was not in the center of town and offered free parking and free shuttle service to and from town. It turned out to be a wonderful experience and we'd highly recommend it to everyone who wants a beautiful location within easy reach of the center of Sorrento via the free shuttle service.
We spent 4 nights at this terrific hotel in early May 2005. We reserved a garden room via the internet at 80 Euros per night including breakfast and were promised that we would be upgraded to water view room at the same price if one was available when we arrived. We charged a one night deposit to our credit card but were told it wouldn't be processed until we checked out. Communication back and forth prompt and all our questions were answered before we reserved.
We had a wonderful, large, spotlessly clean room with a great view of the Bay. The queen size bed was firm and comfortable and the room had a mini-bar, satellite TV and telephone. The bathroom was large as well with a tub, large lavatory, bidet etc. A small balcony contained a table and 2 chairs and a clothes line.
The free shuttle service was a blessing since traffic in the center of Sorrento, even before the height of the season, is awful and parking is practically impossible. In the morning, there were 2 trips into town and beginning around 3 p.m. there were hourly trips back and forth until 11:30 p.m. The van would drop people off at the marina or the train/bus station in the morning and to and from a central location later in the day. We were able to go at various times to walk around, have dinner, take the ferry to Capri, the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii, Naples, the buses to Positano and Amalfi etc.
Il Nido also has a restaurant with a terrace which serves nice dinners at moderate prices. A very substantial breakfast, included in the room price, was served buffet style and had cereals, pastries, bread, fresh juice and fruit, cold meats, cheese and hot drinks. Breakfast was a nice time to meet fellow travelers too.
There is also a lounge area in the lobby with magazines, books etc. and a small bar area which wasn't in use during our stay. There is also a roof terrace. There's an elevator and for those who can't stand to be out of touch, the hotel has 2 computer terminals in the lobby with free internet access.
The staff was terrific and English, French, German and possibly other languages are spoken. They gave us good recommendations for eating and shopping in Sorrento too.
We can't recommend this place too highly. We originally found it on Trip Advisor and were glad we chose it for our stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Il Nido Sorrento
- Sorrento Il Nido Hotel