Like a lot of the other reviewers we spent a week at the La Badia Hotel booked through Riviera Travel. I am very pleased we chose this hotel (partly based on Tripadvisor reviews) which fully came up to expectations.
We stayed in room 13 which was quite roomy and contained three single beds (two of them pushed together like a double). From what we saw all the rooms were different. Our room had a partially obscured view of the beautiful hillsides that surround the hotel and were next door to a very pleasant veranda with comfortable seats and great views of Sorrento.
The bathroom contained a sink, toilet, bidet and shower cubicle. The cubicle was not very roomy so if you are a large person you might find it a bit tight. The bathroom also contained a hair dryer and the usual supply of soap, shower gel towels etc.
The room itself was kept spotlessly clean throughout our stay so there are no complaints on that score.
The hotel is run by a mother and her two daughters who all speak English and are extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel only has 40 rooms so there is a nice personal atmosphere to it. It is an old monastery and has been beautifully restored to a hotel.
We were staying as half board so the breakfast and evening meal were supplied. The breakfast consisted of the usual continental style of bread, croissants, ham, cheese, fruit, cereal and boiled eggs. The evening meals consisted of three starter and main course choices, which needed to be ordered at breakfast. The food was OK but not outstanding and consisted of authentic Italian choices (several pasta dishes, meat and vegetarian dishes). The head waiter Antonio was very friendly and helpful.
There were ample places in the hotel to sit in the sun or shade and were never overcrowded. The small pool was never overcrowded and was great for a dip after a hard day visiting the sights. The use of a towel for the pool was charged at 2 Euros (you only needed to pay this once if you retain the towel).
The hotel itself is situated high up on the hillside about three quarters of a mile from Sorrento. There is a small path at the back of the hotel which makes for a pleasant walk into the town. It’s a bit tougher on the way back as it is quite steep. The hotel is situated in the middle of an olive grove and has very pleasant garden with seats and hammocks to use (parts of the garden were a little overgrown and could have done with the grass cutting).
Over all I am very pleased we stayed at this hotel and would recommend it. Review rating of 4 because of the food.
- Also Known As:
- La Badia Hotel
- La Badia Sorrento
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once a small abbey, La Badia is situated in one of the prettiest parts of Sorrento, with splendid views of the Bay of Naples, and is surrounded by centuries-old olive and orange groves.Rooms: Each of the hotel’s 42 rooms is individually furnished and equipped with en suite bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, air-conditioning, safe, and satellite TV. ... more less
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