We have just come back from a week stay at the ambasciatori, where we also celebrated our wedding reception. What a week and what a hotel....
As this was our wedding we decided to shell out a little bit more than we would normally on a room and got a superior room with a garden view. However the garden view was more like a see view as as soon as we came out onto our balcony, you could see a large part of the sorrento bay and a fantastic view of the sea.
My wifes parents stayed a couple of nights for the wedding and they had a superior room with sea view. The view from their balcony was nothing short of breathtaking and I would recommend anyone to get one of these rooms if they could afford it.
From the moment we arrived the staff were extremely friendly and very very helpful. The manager Mr Savarese met with us to discuss any last concerns about the wedding. We soon discovered that they had everything well under control.
The staff that deserve special mentions are Carla and Stefano who were always willing to help with any of our queries. Thats not to say that the rest of the staff were not good, just that these 2 were really on the ball for us.
The brakfast in the morning was again a real treat. Unfortunately I could not always appreciate the breakfast due to being hungover but the days I wasn't I made the most of it. There is a chef that cooks your eggs, ommeletes and crepes infront of you to your requirements. The only thing I would say about the breakfast is that there is too much choice, but this is a problem I dont mind having.
The pool and the beach both provide a nice place to relax whether it is in the water or just on the deckchairs. Towels are provided by the hotel. You can grab a bit of lunch by the pool and at the beach as well and due to the location of the hotel it is very peaceful and quiet with very few kids around.
During and after our wedding we were made to feel very special by not only the staff but also the guests who had seen us in our wedding attire days before. People who we had never met before were coming up to us congratulating us. There was a very good atmoshpere in the hotel. Even the cleaning staff greeted you with a "bonjourno" and a smile every day.
Onto the wedding, well, what can I say. The hotel made this a day that not only myself and my wife will never forget but I'm sure our guests will never forget it aswell.
On arrival from our ceremony at the cloisters we were greeted by the manager and his staff at the main reception who led us down to the belvedere terrace for appetisers and cocktails. The back drop is breathtaking and nearly all our guests commented on the fact the setting wise this was the best wedding they had ever been too. It was about 6pm by this time so evening was beginning to draw in and it was perfect for our formal pictures.
We were next led on to vesuvio terrace where what I can only describe as a banquet awaited us. The first course was a mediterranean seafood fantasy followed by home made pasta with seafood. This were both exceptional in particular the home made pasta, the only problem was I was starting to get full and we had not even had our main course yet. The main course was the lamb which was again so good that it had to be eaten despite a now bulging waistline. Next was a beautifully presented fruit salad and finally the cake.
The waiters were again brilliant which is to be expected of the hotel. They constantly come round topping your glasses with both water and wine, the only problem with this is that its hard to keep tabs on how much you're drinking and when i got up to do my speech i suddenly felt a little tipsy :).
All in all the ambasciatori is an exceptional hotel that has provided us with some beautiful memories that we will hold forever.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Characterized by the uniqueness of its position close to the city centre, the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, is a prestigious 5 star rating Hotel, immersed in the green of a luxuriant secular park, on a cliff overlooking the sea, with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. Quiet location, exclusive private beach, Wellness center and parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento