We spent six days at this stunning hotel and found it to be a wonderful base for trips around the Bay of Naples, or perfect for a relaxing day by the sea and in the gardens.
I’m surprised to read the poor reviews on Relais Regina Giovanna, as these appear to be based around its location? The location is part of the charm of this hotel, so don't be put off.
This is a secluded peaceful place, set in an olive and lemon grove (we made our own lemonade - gorgeous), and the view out towards the Isle of Capri made for a very scenic sunset. The private cove is small and cobbled; it was never busy or noisy, and was great for a quick dip in the sea.
To us the staff were excellent and always so helpful, they helped us find the right public transport, shuttle buses, and tours. They were very accommodating and good-humoured when we locked ourselves out (at all hours!) or wanted to borrow things!
Food in their restaurant was lovely and the service impeccable, the waiters were both very friendly and also kind enough to chat to us in English as we just couldn't master Italian language. The olive oil in the restaurant is homemade and oh it is good! Sitting outside for dinner with a bottle of wine in the quiet of the countryside is a fantastic start (and end) to any evening. Life was made very easy with the breakfast buffet, with plenty of fresh fruit, great coffee and open until 10am for the lazier mornings!
We had no car, and found no trouble in the short walk uphill to the bus stop where buses run frequently into Sorrento. We had dinner in town on several evenings, and transport back was not a problem.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who likes their accommodation to be unique and away from the madding crowd. If you are not active, you may want to bring a car to get around the area.
To Rosa and Marigrazia, the lovely girls at reception, Thank you for you help and patience. We a had a fantastic break, plenty of laughs and wonderful memories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Offering a restaurant and a private beach area, Relais Regina Giovanna is located in Sorrento. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a minibar. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and a bidet. Extras include a desk and a safety deposit box. At Relais Regina Giovanna you will find a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage. The property offers free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais Regina Giovanna Hotel Sorrento