Acceptable location. Acceptable means that the hotel is (formally being not in Sorreno at all) in the valking 20 min distance from the Sorrento central area, though the way is not very pleasant.
Rooms are clean and room service is quite OK. No need to leave 1 EUR coin every morning on the bed (like in Spain opr Greece) to get the room clean in the evening.
Qiuet nights provided that you get a room going to the garden.
Positive aspects end on that.
The worst is the meals. Breakfast meals is very poor in choice, e.g. no friuts at all. The worst is coffee from their coffee machine - I could never imagine I would be able to taste this in Italy. If you would like to add hot milk (which is available only from the same machine) this is a disaster - you will get some strange grey fluid with traces of white powder.
If you have HB option, then you have an even bigger problem. Dinner is served in the neighboring Park dei Principi 5 star hotel, and for guests from La Rezidenza they have an a-la-carte menu consisting of 5 points not changing during the week. Among them for example there is "eggs with tomatoes" - our neighbors tried to order it when they learned the other ones by heart. They got 2 fried eggs, and after they asked "where are tomatoes" the plate was taken away and returen in 2 minutes with one cherry tomato on top. If you try to order wine (which you surely pay by yourself), you are proposed a simple choice "white one or red one" - even without names!
Using the beach costs 20 EUR per person per day, no further comments.
They offer you for free using the pool of the Park dei Principi hotel. But water there (as they claim, "sea water") is so much filled with chlorine, that we could not stand it for more than 2 days.
In general, the hotel cannot stand for comparison with other 4 star hotels we stayed at for lower prices during a couple of last years ( for example, Aquarium in Lloret de Mar, Spain, or Silva Beach in Hersonissos, Greece).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four stars for La Residenza Sorrento , part of the tourist complex of the Parco dei Principi, which refers to the facade. Immersed in the green of the spectacular botanical park of 27 thousand square meters , is surrounded by oak trees, plants of the Mediterranean tradition and rare trees . Spacious and functional , the 81 rooms have ceramic floors decorated by hand based on the original drawings of the tradition of Vietri with bright patterns in shades of blue sea, yellow and green of the park. For a relaxing stay for guests of the Hotel Lounge Bar , the charming rooftop terrace majolica and the marble of the eighteenth-century Villa Cortchacow , the restaurant Gio Ponti incredible view of the Gulf and the infinite , during the summer season , Syracuse Poggio restaurant , private beach , the cliffs and the extraordinary pool of sea water with sun terrace and pool bar . The Hotel La Residenza has a number of adjustable meeting rooms equipped with free wi-fi and innovative technology conference ; the wide and spacious dining Leonardo with a capacity of 350 seats is surrounded by the garden Bourbon with the opportunity to play coffee break outdoors. Not far from the center of Sorrento , easily reachable on foot or by shuttle , La Residenza is an ideal starting point for exploring the Sorrento coast and the nearby Amalfi Coast, take walks through the typical craft shops and luxury shopping streets of center of Sorrento, visit the island of Capri and the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Beach and swimming pool are open on summer months. The access is allowed from checkin time until check out time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Residenza Sorrento
- La Residenza Hotel