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.
- 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