My mother and I stayed here for 14 nights and had a wonderful time. Antonino and staff really deserve praise and credit for their unfailing desire to please with nothing being to much trouble. This hotel is spotlessly clean: floor, walls, upholstery, bedding, towels, fixtures and fittings. As an experienced traveler (and I am very well traveled) I can assure you that you cannot have any more for less, indeed I thought the hotel was something of a bargain. The food was really very good with the Chateaubriand (yes - the Irony, our favourite dish wasn't of Italian origin) being a particular highlight; though you should not infer that this is high end cuisine, it's not, but it is very good value and commensurate with excellent Italian restaurants.
The Hotel is well placed high above Sorrento and is ideal as a base from which you can explore both sides of the peninsula, the only caveat being the need of a car or a powerful scooter and the cojones to drive here - for the Brit used to polite considerate driving, the experience will have your eyes wide open, it is truly terrifying. My mother commented that she had not heard me swear so much and would characterise the Neapolitan driver's as recklessly impatient.
So would I recommend this hotel - yes without reservation, Of course the onus is on you to pin down what you want. If it's a pool, glitz, boutiques and bar's on the doorstep then perhaps this hotel isn't for you - for us it turned out to be a fine choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Royal Hills is located on the hills surrounding the town of Sorrento, along the way to Positano, just a few steps away from one of the most renowned Italian UNESCO heritage sites: the Amalfi Coast. We are precisely midway between Positano, the Amalfi coast pearl, and Sorrento, the sunny harbor town from where you can board the ferry or hydrofoil towards the islands of Capri and Ischia.Completely refurbished and elegantly furnished, this small family run Hotel offers the possibility of a relaxing stay, out of the traffic of the coastal towns and fully immersed in the green hills of the Sorrento peninsula. From the solarium-roof terrace you can overlook the two gulfs: southwards, towards the open sea of the Gulf of Salerno and westwards towards the Gulf of Naples, with the imposing profile of the Vesuvius.The 25 rooms of the hotel are fitted with the main comforts: Air Conditioning and heating, LCD TV, safe and en-suite bathroom with shower. The Hotel features a Bar service with an open air garden and a Restaurant with an excellent local cuisine made by genuine produces.This friendly Hotel is located in front of the bus station on the line between Meta and Amalfi by which you can easily reach all places of the Amalfi Coast and the Circumvesuviana Railway in direction of Pompei, Ercolano and Naples. If you love hiking you might enjoy starting your day directly out of the Hotel on the trails leading you on the Monti Lattari (Lattari Mountains).Furthermore, we offer a competent travel office within the hotel that can help you organizing and booking excursions, guides, transfers, events or night activities, boat trips and whatelse you would like to do or would like us to suggest you to do during your sunny holidays on the two gulfs. ... more less
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