We had a brilliant week's holiday in Sorrento in September 2012. We stayed at this small 3* hotel, which was well located about 10-15 minutes walk from the main centre of Sorrento. Fine for those who are mobile as Sorrento is full of hills and steps, which is probably the main reason why the place is so attractive and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the great swimming pool at the Girasole and made full use of this daily. Our room was located on the side of the hotel, where we could see Mount Vesuvius and the vineyards - lovely.
The owners, Rita and Tony, and all the staff were extremely helpful, accommodating and friendly, particularly Tony, Francesco (aka Frank) and Mino, to name just a few. If we ever revisit Sorrento (which we intend to do), this is where we will stay. One night per week (Tuesday I think) they hold a local food and entertainment evening for a very reasonable price. This was one of the best nights of the week. Food was plentiful and very tasty.
We were told that Italy was an expensive place to visit and that we should estimate spending double of what you expect. In fact, we found it very reasonable and we spent half of what we expected, not double. You just need to know where to go and take the public transport not taxis. Public transport was extremely reasonable, particularly compared to the UK. Anyway, if you want to visit this town, don't want to pay inflated fancy hotel prices, this is recommended by us.
Only one negative, we stayed for only one week not two!!!!
Deborah and Elise Walker from Essex, England.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Girasole Hotel is a nice family hotel in Sorrento which gives a warm and friendly hospitality to its guests. The private pool, immersed in the green of a wonderful orange–grove typical of Sorrento, is surrounded by flowers and plants. The pool bar offers a good selection of local dishes and sandwiches, cold drinks, ice cream and home made cakes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Girasole Sorrento