Myself and my wife stayed here at the end of May for our 20th wedding anniversary. The hotel is located on top of a very steep hill overlooking Sorrento. We arrived on the train from Naples and got the hotel bus from Sorrento which is only about a 5 minute journey. All the web sites and reviews suggested to get the bus as the taxi prices are outrageous for such a short journey (€25!!). It took a while for us to find the bus stop but it was actually quite close to the train station. We used the bus every day and it was very convenient. You can walk from the hotel to Sorrento along a pathway which is very steep and has steps in places. You would need to be reasonably mobile to use the path. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from the hotel to the centre of Sorrento. We did on one occasion walk up to the hotel but we wouldn't recommend it unless you are fit.
The weather was quite disappointing. A lot of very heavy showers and at time quite cold for the end of May. It did begin to spoil the holiday a bit at the end as it felt that everytime you stepped outside the heavens opened.
We had a lovely room partly overlooking the sea. We stayed full board. The food was excellent and we looked forward every evening to the meal. The waiters were superb and the atmosphere in the restaurant was very relaxed. We had a bottle of house red every evening with the meal and it was a surprisingly good wine. Highly recommend it.
We went to Pompeii, around the coast to Amalfi and also to Capri. Would recommend them all. Avoid Naples it was very disappointing. Quite dirty and intimidating.
Overall we had a really great time at this hotel and we would go back in the morning (we wish!!!)
- 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