We stayed at the Cesare Augusto from 26 May - 2 June 2006.
The first impression I got of this Hotel was of how clean it was, so clean you can smell it.
The staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful, it was a nice touch when the bell boy took our bags to our room and didn;t expect a tip.
Another nice touch was that we arrived at our hotel late due to our flight being delayed and as a result we missed our evening meal in the restaurant - however the Hotel had plated us up a very nice salad and put it in our rooms for us.
The room we had was big and faced the front of the Hotel. As previously stated by others, if you have your balcony doors open it is very loud, sirens aplenty due to the hospital only being 1/2 mile down the road.
The bathroom was of an average size, beware of the kink in the floor of the bath, I nearly broke my ankle on it.
The breakfast is a buffet style breakfast and was very disappointing. It is served from 0700 - 0930.
However, if you decide to go for breakfast at 0900, you will probably be faced with the same food as what was served at 0700, as I found when I got a very upset stomach.
The evening meals are OK, you get 4-5 choices per course but the vegetarian options are very limited, one night the vegetarian option was a plate of cheese. Beware that they have a fondness of sneaking ham into the mashed potato!!!
The pool is small but good and is served by a bar with a limited food menu. There isn't much room by the pool though for sunbathing once it gets busy.
As stated previously too, the air conditioning turns off mid morning and doesn't return til mid afternoon, not much good if your in bed recovering from the upset stomach caused by their food!!!
All in all I would say that if you want somewhere clean and in a convienient location with friendly staff and you're not fussy about what you eat, this is the Hotel for you.
Please feel free to email me any questions and if you want any hints or tips on the sightseeing in the area as most tour operators are very over priced!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto is a cozy four-star hotel located in the heart of the city, just few steps away from Piazza Tasso, the main square of Sorrento. Partially surrounded by a garden with towering pine trees the hotel occupies a strategic position to visit the picturesque alleys of the old town and shopping in the stores of Corso Italia or to reach the main tourist destinations such as Capri, Pompeii, Naples and the unique and wonderful Amalfi Coast. It has 120 rooms, good sized, all soundproofed and air conditioned, equipped with minibar, bathroom and shower, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV, WiFi connection and private terrace. Hotel Cesare Augusto has a roof garden with swimming pool and a solarium from which to enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples. The hotel also has a renowned restaurant where you can taste the cuisine of Sorrento as well as those of Mediterranean and International cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cesare Augusto Hotel Sorrento
- Caesar Augusto