My wife and I stayed here for two nights in October 2013 at the end of our two weeks in Italy. I must admit we were beginning to tire after the hustle and bustle of Rome for a few days, but Sorrento was a wonderfully relaxing way to end our trip.
B&B DolceVita is a cute little B&B right off of the main drag in Sorrento, amidst all of the wonderful shops and restaurants. The room was clean and spacious. We originally had asked for a room that overlooked the street, but Ettore gave us a larger room on the backside of the building for no extra cost. The bathroom was rather large and very clean with all of the necessary updates to make it feel comfortable and new. The bed was comfortable enough, and neither myself nor my wife had any trouble falling asleep at night. We had a fridge in the room, which was nice, and also a small balcony with some chairs and a table that we did not use on our stay (the courtyard really isn't anything to look at). The location really is perfect. Just open the door and you are right in the heart of Sorrento. It's fantastic. I'm sure you can get a better view outside of the town center (or for a much steeper price), but you won't be able to walk everywhere in 5 minutes or less the way you can from DolceVita.
Only a few negatives to point out. One is that the room really could use a coat of paint to freshen it up. There were many scuffs on the wall, and overall it made the room feel somewhat used and dirty, which it wasn't. Also, one of the shelves that served as a nightstand was falling off of the wall (literally). Did this ruin our experience here? Absolutely not. These are just points to mention in case Ettore reads this review and wants to improve the place a little.
Finally, there is Ettore. As others mentioned, he really loves Sorrento. I think he spent about 20 minutes at least at check in answering our questions and pointing out everything on the map, explaining what to eat, where to eat it, how to spot a good restaurant vs. one that is overpriced, train schedules, good values, etc. He was just exceptionally nice. By the time we stepped out on the town we felt like we were already acclimated to our new surroundings (which is a nice feeling). He also allowed us to store our bags on the day we checked out for a few hours, as we wanted to enjoy Sorrento for a bit longer before heading back to Rome and back home. Superb customer service.
If we ever get to return to Sorrento, we would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DolceVita B&B is situated in the heart of Sorrento, close to the main square and to all public transports . Rooms, which are completely renovated. Due to its strategic location, DolceVita offers you just few steps away: beach, restaurants and pizzeria, fashion shops, coffee-bars and ice-cream shops, laundromats, museum, parkings, and much more ..... According with the most popular international tourist guides, Sorrento is ideally situated for exploring Amalfi Coast, Positano, Capri, Pompeii and the Bay of Naples ... more less
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