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Grand Hotel Aminta
Ranked #23 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Really enjoyed stay. No balcony but room fine and roomy and very clean. Staff helpful. A stop for coaches however, so noisy mornings as they went early. Would stay again when in the area. Car required for later evenings in Sorrento.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Airport to Hotel to Airport transfers in a private car arranged by the hotel were on time and comfortable. The Hotel Staff was friendly, courteous, and professional. Excellent daily breakfasts and maid service are included. Lunches and dinners are well worth the cost. Exceptional waiter service is provided for delicious and beautifully plated food. Well groomed grounds included olive trees, lemon trees, an outside dining area and bar, lounge areas, and pools. We had a superior room with a balcony from which sunrise and sunset views of Sorrento and the Gulf of Naples were magnificent. An excellent shuttle service from the hotel into downtown Sorrento provides convenient access to train, bus, and boat transportation.

The hotel is on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Naples and the town of Sorrento. Day trips to Naples, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Pompei, and Ravello are easy via mass transit.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had a fantastic holiday at this Hotel mainly due to all the wonderful trips we went on and the lovely staff at the Hotel who can't be faulted. We were upgraded thankfully to a room with views to Capri and a balcony. I wouldn't have enjoyed this holiday nearly as much had we had a room with just a small window & no balcony. We saw these rooms with guests peering out like prisoners, not appealing! Wonderful at the end of a great sight seeing day to sit on a balcony and watch the most stunning sunset over Capri
So lovely the Hotel being up and out of the main busy town, we walked up and down mostly rather than using & waiting for the busy free shuttle.Great walk down-15mins with stunning views, we struggled in 36 degree heat to get back up at times & it took 30 mins but we did it. Much better than the stressy shuttle q that got a bit hectic when guests pushed in the line- (usually French)
All the staff were so lovely and smiley, the way the restaurant is run is quite something to behold, like clockwork, we had the half board option. The food was very pleasant with about 3-4 options per course.You certainly wouldn't go hungry staying at this hotel. The bar too is very efficient with great staff (milkshakes to die for but VERY expensive)
If you are planning any trips such as to Capri walk down to the Port terminal & buy your own tickets & go over.Thanks to the advice of the receptionist at the Hotel we did. We saved a fortune doing this and you really don't need a guide on Capri, lots of helpful staff in the cafes etc there that will point you in the right direction should you need it. Also Pompei, the train station is so close and the guided tours are very rushed (even the half day), i would recomend doing it on your own.
The room we had was an upgrade, sea view with balcony, couldn't fault the view- breathtaking sunsets. The actual room itself was very basic, bit tired, bathroom very tired-shower grout all black, be day leaked out of the back all over the floor.The air con grill in the room was black and clearly needed a good scrub. The beds themselves were always made up and clean.

The worst thing & something that would stop us going back was the bedroom doors. They all have rigid handles, so EVERYONE has to slam them shut. The noise until gone 1am was awful and then from 6.30am, even during siesta time one day, i tried so hard to nap having had little sleep the night before as a child was crying through the early hours- but the door noise was deafening, all the doors are too tight fitting it seems too so literally had to be slammed.If you are remotely a light sleeper this Hotel is not for you, we could hear various rooms full conversations, next to us above us below us!!.
Definatley the worst we have ever slept on holiday, tried ear plugs which helped a bit but the door noise could still be heard.
Many plus points about this Hotel, views and staff being the main ones, negatives, basic & tired rooms and very noisy rooms. The main lobby areas are stunning as the Hotel shows off on website...money needs to be spent on the room quality as very dated and tired.

Room Tip: Don't book a room with just a window, no one peering out of one looked happy!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent one night in this hotel. It was well situated and had a great view. You could walk into the city centre in ten minutes down the steps (a little trickier when coming home), but there is a shuttle bus that goes from right outside the hotel. The room was fine, but the glasses in the bathroom were not clean and there was lipstick on the light switch in the bathroom. The staff are polite but everything is through English, right from the greeting, which we found a pity as we were in Italy. The breakfast and lunch were fine. The pool was not totally clean and there was loud pop music playing out over the pool during the day. I think some people would love this hotel and others wouldn’t. We had come from the south of Italy, where it was not overly touristic and it was very authentic. But Sorrento is a very touristic town so I imagine allot of the hotels in the region are like Grand Amita.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Grand Hotel Aminta, the hotel is well placed with a fantastic view out over the bay. The free shuttle bus was extremely handy, the driver pleasant and helpful.

We were in the "Villa Aminta" it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable.

Everyone at the hotel were efficient and very professional. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Did not see the rooms in the main hotel, but would certainly recommend the annexe
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

It was a great hotel, just outside the city center in the hills. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The room was large and clean with a comfortable bed. The bathroom was very spacious with a full-sized tub/shower and beautiful hand-painted tiles. We had an amazing view of the entire bay/Naples/Vesuvius from our balcony.

You will need to take a shuttle to the city center and back, which is offered once an hour starting at 9:00am and ending at 11:30pm. If you need to leave the hotel prior to their shuttle service, a taxi to the city center/train station will cost you approximately 25 euro.

Very nice stay.

Room Tip: If you can request an ocean view room, do it! The view is fantastic.
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

stayed here 13/09/13 for 1 week and that was more than enough for me, we had what i'd call a loft conversion the double bed filled the room so very little space, the bathroom was ok the shower was either red hot or ice cold, no matter what I did i just couldn't get it warm, stayed on a half board basis breakfast was limited fruit, yogurts, scrambled egg, rock hard bacon, grilled tomato's, toast, few cereals, and loads of cakes and it didn't change, dinner was ok you at least had a few choices, also beware its so expensive, bottle of "Pinot Grigio" nothing special 30 Euros, two caffe Latte 7 euros, so just keep an eye on what your spending to avoid the shock bill when you check out. To get into Sorrento the hotel provide a mini bus, which is very handy, because its quite a walk, ok going down but not so great coming back, overall the hotel has a very 1970's feel about it, it was ok for a week but I will never return

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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#18 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#20 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range: $92 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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