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“Annex is a disappointment”
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Grand Hotel Aminta
Ranked #25 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
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“Annex is a disappointment”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here at the beginning of September.

First, the positives. The shuttle bus is useful, many of the staff are friendly, and the food in the evenings is delicious and highly recommended.

Now the negatives. Simply put, the Annex is not in my opinion 4 star accomodation. From the start, you have to walk through the pool area to get to it and feel like you are heading to the paupers quarters. The rooms have no sound proofing whatsoever. Every time somebody goes to the toilet in another room you hear everything. Further, if you are in a lower floor room, it sounds as though the toilet and waste pipes are going to dump everything on your head. We had issues with our room and ended up moving twice. We found some reception staff helpful but some seemed disinterested in our problems and were rude.

Having read the reviews on here in detail it is clear that the Annex has issues. I would warn anybody planning to stay here to make sure their room is in the main hotel. We did see someone getting one of the fabled upgrades but this further disappointed us as it came after we were told no rooms in the hotel were available despite the fact I offered to pay to move. This confounded the feeling that having made one reasonable complaint we were on some staffs blacklist.

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

This hotel was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.
The staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
The prices for the drinks and food were very reasonable- except for the milkshakes which were overpriced as an alcoholic cocktail was cheaper!!.
The rooms were always clean and tidy and the shuttle bus was on time and usually had enough space for all those that wished to use it.
I would recommend this hotel

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed at the Aminta from 01/09/2013 until 08/09/2013. Cannot praise them enough. The hotel is lovely and the staff are so helpful and friendly. The rooms are really clean and comfortable. Although the hotel is a bit away from Sorrento Centre, there is a regular shuttle bus.
The walk into the centre of Sorrento is quite steep but only takes about 15 minutes, after walking once we regularly walked as the views over Sorrento on way down is fantastic. Would recommend this hotel. Definitely would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Midsomer Norton, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Comfortable Hotel in excellent location with stunning views and friendly staff. Food was tasty and plentiful, if a bit unusual at breakfast - first time I have seen so many cakes on a breakfast buffet!
Only complaint was the lack of bath towels on a couple of days, but was soon rectified on request.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I chose the Hotel Aminta (with Riviera Travel) based upon TA reviews .. the good and the not so good. I return home with mixed opinions. Here are my thoughts ....

The location was spectacular .. the view over the Bay of Naples was stunning (on a clear day - of which there were many).
The entire hotel staff were excellent ... from arrival at reception, to the dining room, to the 'poolside' bar and not forgetting the 'unseen', behind the scene, staff. The room was kept spotless.
My 'single' (at an extra premium) room was really a bit of a disappointment, though ... somewhat small, quite basic and located on the fifth floor and the lift stopped at the fourth floor. This was not made known in advance. I have COPD but managed. The (balcony-less) sunset view and the aircon compensated! The tiled floor do not suit heels!!
The dining-room meals were more than adequate with a good choice for breakfast (hot and cold, though I have yet to have cake for breakfast) .. and courses at dinner whose portions I could not finish.
The laid-on intertainment was fun.
The Hotel Aminta was a tour base for me. To that end, it filled the bill and, yes, I'd come back !!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommended - a great location with marvellous viewsof the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
The bar area and service is great as is the food in the resturant.
In fact cannot fault the hotel. They dealt with a night time medical problem of one if our party very efficiently and went out of their way to assist and make sure that the patient received speedy attention from local medical services.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Essex
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you are paying for the view then this is for you. If you want to pay 8 euro for an iced coffee then think again! Oh and 4 euro to secure a sun bed, and lack of towels.

Don't book the annex unless you want a walk from main building, steps and out of sight out of mind.

No way 4 star unless you are the select few that are upgraded on arrival and then place a good review. From the outset we had niggles - sewage smell in room, TV not working, coffee machine not working.

Good bits - bus service to town - but needs a 2230 trip back. A two hour break from 2130 to 2330 is not good at night.

Breakfast - enough said. Lots of sweet stuff, lacked variety.

Some staff were surly and not customer focused - the rest tried their best, but overall the experience was a let down. Will not be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Grand Hotel Aminta
Address: Via Nastro Verde, 23 | Neapolitan Riviera, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#18 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#21 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Aminta 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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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