We stayed at the Flora in July 2006. I always read reviews posted before booking & they were precise on this one. We had booked a pool facing room purely due to the comments relating to roadside rooms. The rooms were a bit small but clean & had all amenities necessary & besides, i wasn't planning to spend my whole holiday in the room!
The food was lovely & the waiters provided excellent customer service. The views in the restaurant are incredible. Eat later on, if you want it a bit less noisy as guests with children ate when they opened.
The pool was spacious although if you can't sit in the sun (as my fiance can't) there are no umbrellas to act as shade & the top end of the deck becomes full rather quickly (where the trees are).
The Piazza is 5-10 minutes walk (turn right out of hotel) & has a vibrating atmosphere. My fiance is Italian & we were lucky to be in Sorrento to watch the World Cup Final, I have never experienced anything like it! It was amazing. There is an amazing ice-cream parlor about 5 minutes walk on the left hand side of the road (as you walk to the piazza) & a small department store (same side as i/c parlor) which sells food, sun cream etc. If you want to buy alcohol,beers, wine etc, its cheap there. One thing I loved was that there were no street hagglers trying to drag you into their shop. We were able to browse at our own pace.
We didn't sunbathe on the bathing platforms- be warned, they charge 15-20 Euros for one sunbed hire! The hotel charges 5 euros although we only paid once.
Take a trip on the Amalfi coast & Capri, its breathtaking, we booked our trips with Thomson except Capri - do that yourself, MUCH cheaper.To find the port,ask at reception, they have timetables.Take the single chair lifts right to the top of Ana Capri, well worth the views(my fiance proposed to me there!) Also, when you arrive at Capri, its worth taking the funicular, don't walk!
Overall, I would stay at the hotel again, a good central location, friendly staff & it was clean.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Grand Hotel Flora Sorrento
- Hotel Flora Sorrento