Firstly let me just say that this was our first holiday abroad for 5 years and have a fear of flying. Thomson are an excellent company to travel with. Great service and their on site reps were wonderful. Many thanks to Sandra! The hotel lived up to its name - very Grand. The views were stunning. You really must upgrade to a sea view room. Food was wonderful. Plenty of variety and really worth trying the local fish. One night I had fillet of Angler Fish (look it up - scary!). Staff at the hotel were fantastic and could not be more helpful. Luigi in the restaurant was superb and a real flirt with the girls.
Try the following excursions - Amalfi Coast, Capri and Herculaneum. Not Pompeii? Too big and busy. Herculaneum is far better preserved.
However, one note of caution, whilst our room had great views and was comfortable it was also on the same level as the hotel lobby. This meant that all of the sounds from the foyer and the piano bar were heard and echoed all around. Not good if you are a light sleeper. Either take ear plugs or ask the staff to close the fire doors for additional soundproofing.
We also found the supposed Spa Treatment to be very lacking. Only in the sense that the desk was never manned. We wanted a massage and dip in the hydro pool but could never find anyone to book.
Don't let the couple of negative comments put you off. Well worth a trip to this hotel. You really must book a sea view room. I have included a photo taken from our room.
- 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