Recent travel to Sorrento landed us here at this lovely hotel...booked by one of our traveling buddies and what a great choice! Excellent location off one of the main roads through Sorrento. Beautiful entryway through the gates and down the drive with well groomed surrounding gardens and walkways. Excellent reception upon check in and imagine our delight at finding our previously booked garden view rooms had been upgraded to bay side. Our room was lovely and spacious with a balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples...quite heavenly! Ample storage in closets and drawers for five days of clothing, etc., inclusive of an in room safe (always appreciated when traveling in Europe). The bed was comfy with lovely linen sheets. Sparse decorations lend itself to one being captivated by the view. Wifi was fairly easy to access and free (another plus). Bathrooms were spacious and towels were nice and fluffy...however, NO washcloths here so be certain to bring your own if you are used to this US luxury! Gorgeous blue and white tile throughout the lobby, rooms and dining areas were very retro 60's...fun and energizing, yet relaxing. The "American Breakfast" consisted of scrambled eggs (an unusual orange color), hot dogs, bacon (not crispy) tomatoes, mozzarella cheese balls, salmon, cereal, fresh fruit and breads, cakes, etc in addition to regular coffee. Lovely array, however, no change in any of these items throughout the course of our stay. A little variety would have been nice. A beautiful outdoor pool and on-site spa in spearate building were easy access. A gorgeous tiled palazzo type area for sitting and enjoying drinks were also bayside. A bar inside the lobby area was open late and generally well staffed. Very easy access to walking uptown Sorrento to take in the shopping and restaurants. Only down side...beach access had limited hours and closed promptly at 6 PM. After all day site seeing, this was a bit disappointing as this was the time we would come back to the hotel for some relaxation prior to heading out for dinner. A set down by the beach would have been a lovely reprieve from the hustle and bustle of a busy shopping day. All in all, a perfectly lovely location, surroundings and a warm hotel experience...highly recommend!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five-star accommodation and a prime location sat high on the ancient rampart of tufa, the Parco dei Principi is a testament to the timeless creativity of Gio Ponti, one of the most enlightened advocates of Italian architecture of the 20th century.Between the blue sea of Sorrento Coast and the lush greenery of the botanical gardens, Paul Leopold of Bourbon, the princes of Cortchacow and the entourage of the Russian aristocracy fell in love with this incomparable natural scenery, giving it a solemn historical heritage.Minimal atmosphere and space characterises the 96 rooms with original furnishings designed by Gio Ponti and customized specifically for the Hotel: the famous headboard-beds (1948), toilet set 'Vanity' with circular mirrors (1950), the chair 'Lightweight' (Cassina, 1952) and large fitted wardrobes. A variety of ceramic floors - as many as rooms - in shades of blue and white, in antique Majolica D'Agostino from Salerno, to reflect the colours of the sea and sky of Sorrento: moons, circles, triangles, stars and leaves are also used to tell a different story in every room.At the Restaurant Gio Ponti, a spectacular window over the Gulf of Naples and its islands, the day starts with a grand breakfast. Through striking tunnels in the rock, you arrive at the private beach or at the equipped solarium on the cliff. The pier is home during the summer months to the restaurant Poggio Siracusa where you can enjoy the fresh offerings of the sea accompanied by the sounds of the waves below.Among the horizon, the ancient oaks and the rare trees essences of the enormous botanical park, there is a seawater swimming pool designed by Gio Ponti as 'a mirror of water to wood nymphs'.To restore harmony to the body and spirit, guests can access the Fitness & Beauty Center of the Hotel, the charming majolica rooftop terrace with a view, and the marbled terrace of Villa Cortchacow dating back to the eighteenth century, on which the first ballerina performed to the Court of St. Petersburg.Since 2012, the lobby, with the incredible view of the Gulf has hosted the 'Museum of the Opera', an exhibition of original drawings and furniture in the rooms and in the common areas that have marked the history of Italian design.The business center of the hotel offers several meeting rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and innovative technology: from the classic style of Sedowa hall with a terrace overlooking the sea, to the most modern modular Leonardo hall, surrounded by the garden Bourbon, with a seat capacity of 350. The outdoor areas offer a pleasant alternative for coffee breaks, lunches and dinners.Within the enchanting scenery of Monti Lattari sloping terraces lined with citrus, Parco dei Principi is an excellent location for pleasant walks through the typical craft shops and luxury shopping streets in the center of Sorrento, and for excursions to the nearby Amalfi Coast, the island of Capri and the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. ... more less
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- Parco Dei Principi Hotel