Naples is in fact a great place, I love it. But there isn't really a nice resort between Naples and Sorrento, except for Sant' Agnello di Sorrento which is almost in Sorrento itself: see http://www.summerinitaly.com/guide/sant-agnello-di-sorrento).
Towns between Naples and Sorrento include Ercolano (Herculaneum), Torre del Greco, Torre Annunziata (see e.g. http://www.booking.com/hotel/it/grillo-verde.en.html) , Castellamare di Stabio, Vico Equenze and Meta but these aren't really resorts like Sorrento or Amalfi, even if there are of course some hotels.
What do you plan to do/see? Most people plan a location based on ease of transport unless they want to stay in one place the entire time.
I also liked Naples--if you want a city destination then you could stay in a residential area in Naples, ar along the seafront.
Thanks, I'm confused with the reviews on Naples, makes it sound dirty, busy and unsafe?
I'm planning on staying mainly in one place. Just want a nice hotel with pool and access to some nice restaurants. Is it nice in certain parts of Naples then, the reviews sound awful?
The people who place reviews about Naples being 'dirty, busy and unsafe' are usually there for just one night in transit to somewhere else and stay near the train station. Look at this review. I've stayed here myself.
and this B&B
Nowhere do they talk about unsafe or dirty. This is the Lungomare/San Ferdinando area which is absolutely beautiful.
There are plenty of places to stay in Campania - Naples, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast or even the islands - Ischia, Procida or Capri. The area between Naples and Sorrento is very isolated and you need taxis and shuttle buses to get anywhere. It's not an ideal location.
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