I felt that once we were there, Mario lost interest in making us welcome. Good points: the room was clean (although there was an ancient boiled sweet stuck to the floor, next to the bed) and there was a small balcony and a nice en-suite bathroom. Only 5 minutes leisurely walk from the centre of Sorrento. Bad points: up 6 flights of marble stairs which was exhausting. Mario carried our cases up when we arrived but made sure he was absent when we left (despite asking us for the time of departure); we are two ladies, one recovering from a knee operation, and had to carry cases down 3 floors; there was no response to knocking on his door and ringing the bell for assistance and, as my friend said, he'd got the money from us so wasn't bothered any more. The bathroom had no shower gel or soap and we had to supply our own, which I thought was mean. The breakfast was basic - croissant, cake, biscuit and juice, tea or coffee. No safe in the room meant valuables were vulnerable. TV only had Italian stations. Finally, although the bed felt comfortable, I had a cripplingly sore back all the time I stayed there which cleared up when I returned home. Mario had asked us to check out by 11 but on the last morning, asked us to vacate the room in half an hour (at 10 am), which rushed us. We were told we could leave our cases until we were ready to leave Sorrento - these were left in the reception area on their own and anyone could have helped themselves to the contents. He also asked us to leave the keys on the side which, as he wasn't around when we returned, would have ensured we missed the return flight. Fortunately, we ignored this request. He demanded payment in cash, did not offer us change but rounded up to the nearest 10 euro and did not provide a receipt. Draw your own conclusions. I also didn't appreciate Mario's habit of staring at my breasts - conduct which I would expect from a 14 year-old boy, not a full-grown man - and he seemed to have to drag his eyes up to my face every morning. Most unpleasant. Looking at alternative accommodation in Sorrento, I felt Il Giglio was slightly overpriced for what we got. It disappointed; I would not recommend and would not return there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B located in an historic and aristocratic building in the Centre of Sorrento with budget and spacious rooms. Free WI_FI for all guests. This is one of the few bed and breakfast located precisely in the heart of Sorrento. There is no need to take either car or public transport to visit Sorrento and both the train station and harbor where Ferries leave for Capri and Ischia are within walking distance. ... more less
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