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“Grumpy receptionist and rooms smelling like smoke”
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Hotel Nice
Ranked #76 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
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6 hotel reviews
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“Grumpy receptionist and rooms smelling like smoke”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Given the meaning of the word in English we found the name of the hotel quite ironic. As we did the numerous "no smoking" posters around the hotel. We arrived to a surly female receptionist who may have had a language barrier with us, however made no efforts whatsoever to make us feel welcome. Then we went to our room which reeked of cigarette smoke. We chose to stay out as much as possible and move on ASAP. The breakfast was also poor.. If you can't drink coffee in Italy there is a problem. Meanwhile we discovered a nice guy on the reception later. It's a shame we didn't have him greet us upon arrival... I suspect our experience would have been a bit different!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The overall experience was pleasant. It is not a four or three star hotel, so please do not expect much of anything. The room is the tiniest I have had so far for two people. It was late September and chilly, so one blanket in a room was not sufficient. Front desk had one extra so they were able to accommodate us. Everything was old, the wallpaper was peeling, a little worn out. The bathroom was tiny, and the shower was not easier to maneuver. I am an average build female (5”7), and had to uncomfortably touch the shower walls…there were no shelves to put a soap or shampoo, but the hotel did supply them. The breakfast was plain: butter/jam, cereal, bread, croissants, juices and coffee machine. It was included in the price, which helped a lot, but don't expect a warm welcome. The older "breakfast" lady did not look like she liked people. If you are not picky, you will be satisfied and filled. We were on floor #4, and our room was next to the roof terrace, which was nice. You can spend evenings there and enjoy the beauty of the city. Regarding the location: it is located a block from the bus/train station and in a middle of everything including a busy interaction. We heard nothing and slept like babies. There was no noise from the street (our room faced backyard). Just once we were startled by fireworks and people walking down the stairs in the hallway. This was the best option for us, and we did not have to walk more than 5-10 minutes from either the station or the port or any other needed location (supermarket, clothing, pharmacy…). You cannot beat the price. Pictures will follow shortly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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geneva
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. It's a good, basic, clean hotel, no thrills, but a good location. Our room looked out over the street and it was a bit noisy but at 7:30pm, the local police make the road a pedestrian only road, so at night, it is not so noisy. There is a lovely terrace available for guests with large comfortable chairs to relax in. We brought in our own wine and some snacks and enjoyed the view of the buildings and surrounding hills. Breakfast is basic but you can buy cheap fruit, yogurt, etc at the grocery store next door if you need to supplement. The people working at the front desk were always friendly and greeted us each time we walked in. The air conditioner worked great and we used it each night as it was a little warm and humid outside. This hotel is also 2 minutes walk to the train station which we found very convenient.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Just spent four night in this hotel and although it has a great central location it is very noisy at night, (although that is something that staff have no control over,) but if you like peace and quiet this is not the place for you.The hotel itself could do with quite a bit of upgrading and more attention to housekeeping. Bathroom would benefit from a good clean and larger shower it was almost impossible to turn around, there nowhere within the cubicle to put toiletries and because it was so slow to drain everything was floating around. Breakfast is only served between 8 and 9:30 so on our first morning we went for a walk first as we were up much earlier and when we returned at 9 we were abruptly told there was nothing left as were the two ladies who came in just behind us.I think the female working in the breakfast room needs to be reminded that she actually has a job in hospitality.

Room Tip: I believe rooms at the back are quieter but have no balcony
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Basic hotel with easy access to buses and train station, as well as to the town centre, with a lot of shops, coffee shops and restaurants around. The room with spacious and clean and the air conditioning was functioning properly. Breakfast was included in the price but it can be improved.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have just spent three nights here. Can not fault the location as it is a two minute walk from the station!! the staff are friendly and our room was clean. breakfast is okay if you can get the coffee machine to work !! three nights are enough though wouldn't want to stay any longer . ideal base for a couple of nights though .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Very close to the train station. We got a huge room, nice decor, and very clean. The staff was helpful. We needed an extra towel and the girl who works at the reception brought it in less than 5 minutes. I highly recommend this hotel. It deserves to be 3 star hotel. We also had an included breakfast (cakes, coffee, milk, juice, spreads).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Nice
Address: Corso Italia 257, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #76 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Nice 1*
Number of rooms: 24
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