After reading all the amazing reviews I had the biggest expectations and was ready to love the place, but, they can not win us all.
It is actually more of a B&B than a hotel - do not expect over attentive staff or full hotel style facilities.
The room was very nice. We had a corner room with a French balcony and the most fantastic views. We took great pleasure in watching the life in Marina Grande. The bed linen was of exquisite Egyptian quality- really nice. Minus was that the TV had only SKY and CNN.
The bath was OK. The shower you needed to handhold as there was a “rain-shower” on top with “light rain” at the most.
When we arrived the man who accompanied us to our room noticed that the roof-lamp in the room had gone. It was not fixed during our stay, and we did not bother to remind them.
There is also no information book giving you some details on the hotel facilities. We were told we could come to reception and ask anything we wanted. That would be fine except that the staff did not act in the way that you would like to bother them.
The breakfast was good, but a bit like hanging out in someone's residential kitchen.
We have never experienced such lack of hospitality and smile at any breakfast before. No greeting, no smile, no offering of anything. Best if you do not bother the ladies which seems very busy doing very little.
They will make you eggs or pancakes, but you have to go out of your way to ask and we felt we were being a nuisance asking. We noticed other guests were getting eggs with their breakfast. Otherwise, we would never have known they were on offer.
The same goes for tea and coffee, and after getting this from a lady without any smile, we did not feel the urge to ask for anything else. The balcony outside the kitchen was wonderful.
Overall the hotel was nice, but lacked that special personal attention and pampering that is normally found in a higher class hotel. The whole atmosphere of the hotel made us feel a little at unease and not truly comfortable.
We appreciate that not everyone will agree .
Nevertheless, we know that if you are looking for the true Italian feeling (we have experienced for nearly 30 years of travelling in this beautiful country), this is not the place.
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- Also Known As:
- Maison La Minervetta Hotel Sorrento
- La Minervetta Hotel Sorrento
- La Minervetta Sorrento