We arrived in Sorrento at the Circumvesuviana Train Station around 3:30 p.m. and took a taxi to the hotel. We had gotten detailed instructions on where to go to pick up the shuttle to the hotel, but we were tired and with luggage, so just took a cab which was 25 Euros. Check-in was easy, the staff very friendly. We got a list of possible tours from the hotel and booked one to Capri the next morning. Our room, 179, was down a long hallway on what looks to be an addition. The view from our room and the balcony was spectacular- overlooking Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. The hotel isn't located in downtown Sorrento, but about a 10 minute drive up the hill. We had a drink in the dining room at sunset- highly recommended. There is also a bar to have drinks.The hotel itself, in some spots, is a little dated and run down but the excellent staff's welcoming attitude and the view, more than make up for this fact. Our room (179) was quite large, had a mini-fridge, safe, closet and hair dryer. The floor was tile (a little cold on the feet), the bathroom pre-fab shower (which seems to be common in Italy), the towels were waffle weave type and there was a shampoo/bath gel combo (no conditioner). The bedspread were a little flimsy, but the air conditioning worked great. The hotel is quite large, there is a huge downstairs area where a washer/dryer and iron and ironing board are located. Breakfast was ample and delicious and they have a neat machine that you can put an orange in to make fresh orange juice. There was eggs, potatoes, fresh tomatoes, coffee, ham, salami, cheese, fruit and a ton of little pastries, including this hard cookie filled with ricotta that was delicious. We spent the day at Capri on the tour, which I don't recommend because it was about twice as much as taking the boat to Capri on your own, it left at 8 and returned at 6:30, which is really too long in Capri. Some of the people running the tour weren't very nice and you have to pay CASH, which they didn't mention ahead of time. The positive side is they pick you up at the hotel. I really loved this hotel, most of all because the staff- there were two brothers working together- was nice, helpful and friendly. The shuttle bus leaves every hour (I think) to go into downtown Sorrento, although it is tempting to just stay in the hotel and look at the view and, the day we left, we took the shuttle (with our luggage) and it dropped us at the train station. I paid 110 Euro per night.
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