This was our 3rd visit to Sorrento and our first stay at The President and we were not disappointed. The views are magnificent over the Bay of Naples, with an excellent view of Vesuvius and you can't beat it when the whole of the bay and Sorrento are lit at night. On arrival we found that we had been given rooms with showers despite requesting baths, the management couldn't have been more helpful or apologetic as they hadn't received my email, they arranged for our rooms to be changed. Despite the fact we didn't have the spectacular sea view, but had an enclosed patio the room was lovely and remained cool despite the hot temperatures.
We could not fault the service at all the Maitre'd in the restaurant was always very welcoming and helpful, arranging a table outside on the balcony for breakfast on our friends birthday. Tonino the waiter christened my husband George Clooney and was always good for a laugh and a joke and made it a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. I must mention the man that works at the pool, he was always very helpful getting umbrellas and serving drinks, he worked very hard and very long. The shuttle service into town was very good and Tony the driver would come back again if the coach was full. Although there was a long gap between 1230 and 315 were we would have liked to have come back between those hours.
The reception manager was especially helpful, he went out of his way to track down the owner of a restaurant in St Agata when they didn't turn up to collect us after booking for my friends birthday. the restaurant was apparently closed that day but as he told the owner it had been booked for a special occasion an alternative was arranged at the owners brothers farm. Despite being unsure what to expect the manager, who knew the owner, assured us it was a lovely place so we went along. And it was great, the views were brilliant and we experienced the most amazing sunset. So all was not lost.
The walk into Sorrento was very pleasant but would have been a bit hard going back up.
The food was very good. There was always plenty of choice at breakfast and dinner and they would always be very obliging if there was something you didn't like.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for it's views, its service for everything, really couldn't fault it.
- 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