Returned home on Monday. Three of us, two friends and myself.
We used the hotel as a base for traveling around the area. Found it to be very clean, but room was basic. The 3 beds needed to be quite close together to accommodate them, not enough wardrobe/drawer space but we made do. Tea/coffee making facility would have been nice although room service was very prompt and not too pricey. Bathroom was a bit 'tired'. Needed new shower as it was very slow and difficult to adjust temperature of water. Balcony with sea views and overlooking the bay were lovely. We had bed/breakfast only, on reflection this was a very good idea. We tried the evening meal once, all having a different choice and none of us were impressed by the food. Speaking to more people, they were of the same opinion. Breakfast was buffet style (we could of had the a la carte option if we wanted at a premium), again, not wonderful but adequate. There are only so many croissants and pastries that you can eat! There were cereals and yogurts, cold meat and tinned fruit also. The courtesy bus was handy as it was a long trek into Sorrento, it runs hourly backwards and forwards up to 11.30pm. The staff were friendly and helpful. Ideal location for travelling around, we took public transport whenever we could for the experience. Went to Amalfi on the Sita (public bus) from Sorrento station and then took the Red Sightseeing excursion. We went to Pompeii on the train and then onto Vesuvius with tickets also bought at the station which included he admission into the National park (to get up the mountain). All of this was at a fraction of the price the hotel was charging for their excursions. Capri was also easy, just a walk from Sorrento town to the port and buy your ticket at the harbour and hop on to the hydrofoil for 20 minutes. We had a wonderful time, overall I would use the hotel again, but only on the same basis (B&B).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aminta occupies a commanding position overlooking the Gulf of Naples with breathtaking views, just 3.5 Km from the centre of Sorrento to which it offers a courtesy bus service. Complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Hotel Aminta