My wife and I have just returned from a week at the Grand President . We normally book self catering apartments so were unsure what to expect even though this hotel is rated 5star. We originally booked the Hotel Bristol but changed to the President as the Bristol could not guarantee a sea view(this cost an extra £100 with Thompson) but after seeing the views from the room,balcony terraces etc. it was definately worth it.The food was excellent with a choice of various fish dishes, meat ,pasta and numerous sweet courses not to mention the free salad buffet with a super range of side dishes so you will never go hungry. Breakfast was again excellent with a big range from meat, cheese cooked breakfast toast, cereal etc all self service. This was all overseen by the excellent staff who attended to any requests promptly.The last night was Gala Night with a massive range of food on a self service basis with entertainment.The wine and drinks were on a par with normal restaurant prices( from 15 euros per bottle for wine) in the U.K and came promptly and with an ice bucket if you asked for one.We only used the pool once only because we had so much to do and see but we found it to be pleasant and in part sun until late afternoon( we were lucky the weather was mainly hot and sunny so I imagine the pool would be chilly on a cooler day). The only real problem with this hotel is that the shuttle bus times don,t coincide with buses, ferries etc so there is a bit of planning to work it all out and as it is not easy to find the right public bus for the hotel and taxis are very expensive you have to accept you are in Italy where things don,t always run like clockwork. Overall this Hotel is superb but like previous reviewers make sure you pay the extra for a sea view if you don,t want to look at a brick wall on the lower 2 floors. If you are celebrating a special occasion or getting married ( as one couple did during our stay the staff will provide a little extra for you and any guests, including a cake although I assume you have to pay extra)
- 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