This was the first stop on on honeymoon and we stayed for 10 nights. The hotel was lovely, it doesn't matter that it's not right in Sorrento. The courtesy bus is literally a 10 minute drive and the views over the town are great. We found the courtesy bus timetable fine, you just have to plan a little bit.
The room was large, clean and comfortable with a balcony over looking the garden/Sorrento/Bay of Naples. Our one complaint is that the room had an adjoining door with the room next door, this was locked at all times but it meant we could hear everything and I mean EVERYTHING that our neighbours did (and I am sure they heard us)! However, the walls, floor and ceiling were thin too so if we happened to sleep later or go to bed earlier than anyone surrounding us it wasn't too long before we were woken up. This wasn't such a problem that it ruined our stay but it was certainly an inescapable factor.
The food and staff are excellent. Nothing is too much trouble and they all seem to be multi-lingual putting us Brits to shame. Oh, and there were lots of Brits, I quite like to meet lots of people from different countries when I'm on holiday but everyone we met was English. That was nice too though in a way.
The pool is great (freezing when you first get in but that is just what you need) but what nobody tells you is that when the sun moves round in the afternoon 2 thirds of the sun loungers are in the shade, which might suit you if you're not a sun worshipper like me, if you are, get your sun lounger early (nearest the railings facing the hotel).
All in all a really great 10 days, we left feeling relaxed, ready for the hustle and bustle of Rome and thoroughly over fed.
- 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