Stayed for a week at the Sorrento Palace two weeks ago. Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the hotel and in and around Sorrento.
Not sure how the hotel compares to others in the chain but we found it comfortable and spotless. We had an executive room which had a fantastic view of Vesuvious. Only drawback was the terrace outside was pretty much communal despite having a small partition between ours and the rooms either side so laying on the bed and enjoying the view could have been a problem. As it was nobody seemed to go beyond their 'space'.
Dining was very pleasant with quite attentive waiters although the speed at which the four courses came did vary each night. The setting if you wanted to eat outside was fantastic with the views across the town and towards the volcanoe. The quality of the food was very good with about four choices to each course. There was a small buffet selection of salads and deserts.
Breakfast was buffet style with lots of choice. Never tried the executive lounge breakfast .
As other people have said, the exec. lounge is worth it, great for snacking and drinks and quiet time. Nice not to have to 'pay' for wine and spirits. The prices in the town were crazy. The bars at the hotel and the piano lounge were deserted most evenings.
The pool on the roof is small but adequate, great for having a dip to cool off and at the same time marvel at the view. It was never crowded, always a lounger available and so peaceful. The main pool area could get busy at times.
Tha Amalfi coast is stunning and Capri is very pretty. Pompei is fasinating but gets very hot as was stumbling up the track to the top of Vesuvious. Be warned the path is very rough with rocks, stones and dust. You can borrow a stick to go up but a small donation is asked for when you return it. I found coming down worse as it was easty to slip on the loose stones.
Sorrento is charming and it's worth finding the narrow back streets to explore. The main roads can get very busy and noisy. Being set up on the hill away from the noise was just what we wanted and that's what you get from this hotel. The walk down is easy takes five minutes and when you've walked up once that's not difficult either.
The service from the staff was very good apart from the first ten minutes on arrival when despite having booked a weeks half board in an exec. room we were told no we hadn't in a very abrubt manner by one of the reception staff who insisted we were there in a standard room for six nights room only! Thank goodness we'd brought the invoice and after an anxious few minutes for us and a couple of phone calls by the staff member things were put right. No apology from him though.
I would recommend this hotel and would definately go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An enchanting destination all year round, the Hilton Sorrento Palace retains its charm throughout the seasons. The Hilton Sorrento Palace is only 5 minutes away from the historical centre of Sorrento, which is the ideal for shopping 7 days a week or enjoying the bustling nightlife. The Hotel offers a breathtaking sea view: just in front of you the enchanting Gulf of Naples dominated by Mount Vesuvius and from behind Punta Campanella you may catch a glimpse of the exclusive Isle of Capri. The Hotel offers rooms with sea view, garden view, mountain view and family rooms for 3 or 4 people. All Executive Rooms, Deluxe and Suites have large windows and balconies with breathtaking views over the Bay of Naples. Executive and Suite Guests also enjoy exclusive access to the Settimo Club Lounge, where a rich and varied buffet is always available and a private swimming pool waits for you. The property is located a 5-minute drive away from the port of Sorrento, where guests can catch ferries to the island of Capri. The Amalfi Coast is 30 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel Sorrento
- Sorrento Palace
- Sorrento Hilton