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Grand Hotel Vesuvio
Ranked #48 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had an amazing trip to Italy In early June and didn't go with a tour group. We were amazed at how easy it was to get around on our own time and pace. Sorrento is a beautiful seaside town with hundreds of shops and fabulous restaurants and little grocery stores. The hotel is minutes from the town and provides a shuttle all day and in the evenings for dinner. It's great to have dinner in town with wine and be shuttled back. The rooms are pretty basic but extremely clean and were cleaned daily if you liked. Try to get a seaside room because the view is spectacular. The balcony was lovely and a great place to sit and have a cocktail before dinner or a lovely lunch. Breakfast is included every morning. It is Euro style so mostly cold meats,cheeses, toast muffins and pasteries. You can order two eggs any style cooked if you like. Hot coffee and pots of tea and juices. There is a fridge in the room and saved us a lot of money. We would always take our small duffels in to town and pick up cheeses,olives,salami and amazing bread and crackers for the room. My hubby would pick up cans of beer and a couple of bottles of great inexpensive wine. We always had drinks in the fridge as the bar in the hotel(as everywhere) was more pricey than outside the hotel. There is a fabulous pool area and really large pool with plenty of seating and great on the hot hot days when you wanted a break from travelling. You can have lunch out on the pool terrace. We only had a salad and soup there but they make the best mushroom soup I've ever tasted. In the bar off the pool you can get cold drinks or a delicious whipped coffee. You could walk in to own distance wise but not safely. There really isn't a lot of room for pedestrians and the cars and scooters whizz by.Yes we did do it once but take the shuttle. You will do plenty of walking in Sorrento. Dinner in the hotel was good and if you chose to stay in it would be OK but going into town was spectacular. I have to shout out the two best restaurants were Il Pozzo and GiaGino. Italian dining at it's finest. Grab a sandwich or pizza anywhere and you can't go wrong. GiaGino has a man making giant calzones in front of you and adding anything you like and bakes them in the stone oven in minutes. These can be taken out an back to the hotel. The ferry docks are seaside in Sorrento and you should take a beautiful boat ride to the Isle of Capri. Ver hard to desribe the beauty of this famous island. There are very high end stores and very average priced stores for everyone. The bus to the top of Anna Capri is an experience in itself or take the funicular to the top of Capri. All restaurants are to die for. Try gelato if you never have and if you love ice cream. The ferry to Capri is about 35 minutes and views are gorgeous and Mount Vesuvious is beautful on a clear day. We went to Pompeii to see the ruins and again easy. There is a train station in Sorrento called the Circuvenzia (maybe spelled wrong) that was sort of like the subway or tube. It was partially above ground and partially below. Very fast and in Pompeii in less than an hour.Worth doing and seeing and we recommend that you get a guide there to explain everything.We all just paid him whatever we wanted when the tour was done. The train is very cheap under 10 Euros return. This train also goes to Naples and that is where the big train station is for trains to Rome and the airport is there. At the small train station you can get a bus to Positano or Amalfi. Positano is about an hour away and is a breathtaking holiday beach town and is better to visit on a weekday to avoid crowds. It's so nice to stay in one place and leave your bags while going on excursions. We were flying back to Canada out of Rome and the hotel called our shuttle and reminded them of our pick up that morning. The coach (bus to Rome ) was about three hours but mostly all on nice big highway. They stop for a bathroom stop and snacks half way. This is a great location on the coast and I would highly recommend it for a comfortable and convenient stay. I would also recommend an night or two in Rome before flying back for 8 or nine hours. Rome is so spectacular! A shout out to Air Transat for this hotel and transfers and the best flights ever.

Room Tip: Seaside for sure
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stood here because we were on a tour. Make sure you get a room with a view and not a view of a brick wall like I had. Rooms started off clean but there were tiny ants in the bathroom and we had no idea where they came from. Pool area was nice and courtesy shuttle into town.

Room Tip: get a room with a good view and watch out for little ants!
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank lisa101572
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have just returned after a week at this hotel. We had a room at the front with absolutely brilliant sea views over the bay of Naples and onto mount Vesuvius we could have sat and watched tthis view for ages. The teenagers were at the back of the hotel opposite us and slept well appreciating the electronic black out blind.
The staff at the hotel were all helpful particularly our maid , the swimming pool was a really good size and stayed open until 6.30pm while we were there. It was such a relief not having to fight for sun beds
Sorrento is a great base for a holiday and the free bus quickly took us down into the town. It would have been useful to have an extra bus back in the early evenings but the walk back is fine as long as you are careful.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Jane476
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have just returned from a lovely holiday in this hotel. The rooms were very comfortable and in reality look a lot nicer than the photos on the website. The view from the front of the hotel is spectacular and the staff are really helpful and friendly.
One of the highlights was the fact that they run a courtesy shuttle bus down and back from the town centre, which really was essential as the walk would be a bit steep and dangerous on the narrow busy road with hairpin bends especially in the dark. The only issue with this is that they could do with providing a slightly earlier bus going in the morning to accomodate people going on days out and trains going to Pompeii etc.
Another highlight was that they allowed us to have a courtesy room to shower and change in on the day that we checked out as we had a late flight and enjoyed a last morning relaxing by the pool.
Yet another highlight was that on the last day, my husband lost his wallet and the staff found it and are sending it back to us.
Our package was for Bed and Breakfast but on the days that we decided to spend some time by the pool we found the food served by the restaurant to be excellent and reasonably priced. The waiting staff were very friendly, professional and attentive.
Overall we were very happy with our choice and would be really happy to go back there again.

Room Tip: The rooms with balcony and sea view are spectacular. We did not go to bed till later as we are a fam...
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Carolyn P
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was our third visit to this hotel,all the staff were very friendly and helpful couldn't do enough for us,the food was amazing as usual and we couldn't get enough of the view from the bar balcony across the bay of Naples,this hotel gets bad press and it is not warranted.
My biggest disappointment is that it is no longer all inclusive have loved our times there.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms looked amazing,at the end of the day it is a bedroom and you get the same view from t...
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Holly069
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Aidan M
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Can never understand why this hotel is classed as disappointing to some guests. It's beauty is its distance from the town. It is quiet and has fabulous views over the bay of Naples. The courtesy bus runs regularly and it's a pleasant walk if you don't want to use the bus. We have been on numerous occasions and never been disappointed. The pool is fantastic. The food is good and nothing is too much trouble for the waiters. Not sure what people expect. We met lots of couples and families who loved the hotel and couldn't wait to return. Some of the guests only stay a couple of days and are out most of the day and really do not get to know this great hotel. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: The sea view rooms are well worth the supplement.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Nastro Verde 7, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#36 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#47 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range: $192 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Vesuvio 4*
Number of rooms: 250
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