The Grand Hotel President is a beautiful hotel.
I have just returned from a 7 night stay. The reception area did not have the 'wow' factor when I first walked in but I was certainly very sad to leave it.
I was staying on the 3rd floor (which is reception level) and the highest floor you can stay on. I did not have a sea view, we looked at one and it was amazing but they lose the sun during the afternoon whereas my room had the lovely evening sun. My room was spacious, tastefully furnished and was kept immaculately by the lovely housekeeper throughout my stay. There is a well stocked mini bar in the room but you just need to keep an eye on the prices.....they also charge 5 euros a day if you use the fridge for water etc purchased outside of the hotel.
The bathrooms are spacious and most have a bath as well as a shower although some in our party only had a shower. They are stocked with plenty of soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion etc.
The beds were a little hard for me but I still slept ok.
If you don't have a sea view room then don't worry, all you need do is go and sit up on the beautiful roof terrace which has lovely rattan furniture with big comfy cushions. There's a range of chairs, sunbeds, sofas and large double sunbeds up there. There are also showers up there so you can cool off.
The pool is on the lower level and is lovely, plenty of sunbeds. There's also a small garden which has a few double sunbeds.
The bar area is spotless and contemporary and the restaurant is beautiful. All the public areas have amazing views out over the bay of Naples, Vesuvius and Sorrento.
The food is far too gorgeous and Luigi and his team in the restaurant are just wonderful. Giovanni and the bar staff also go out of their way to help you.
There's a courtesy bus down into Sorrento so it is a really convenient hotel in terms of getting around. You can walk into Sorrento but you probably wouldn't want to walk back again of an evening! We got a taxi back and it worked out at about 5 euros each.
The courtesy bus stops just down from the station so it's easy to get up to Pompei or Herculaneum (we did both in one day which may have been a bit ambitious).
All in all an absolutely fabulous holiday which was made very special by the friendly and helpful hotel staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel President, 4 star hotel in Sorrento Italy, overlooks the Sorrentine Peninsular and the Bay of Naples offering one of the best views in the world . A view which has inspired many artists and song writers for centuries. The splendid terraces of the Grand Hotel President with their sea views, the swimming pool, the beauty and fitness centres and the refined panoramic restaurant are all part of the services that combine to guarantee the full attention of the staff which is always attuned to satisfying the desires of the guests . The tranquil atmosphere in which the Grand Hotel President is immersed , accompanied by the scent of flowers and scrubs from the hotels very well maintained gardens, make it the ideal place for a relaxing and restful holiday. The centre of Sorrento which is only 3 klms away, is easily reached thanks to the free shuttle service of the Grand Hotel President. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Grand Hotel President Sorrento