Woken up at home the day after returning from the beautiful hotel Ambasciatori and Sorrento. I read the reviews before we travelled and again when we returned, I hope anyone looking to book here understands that some people are never satisfied or can have a bad experience but all the great reviews tells you something..
To the hotel.... Perfect is how I would describe it, outstanding location and views across the bay of Naples and a lovely feel of Italian culture in it's decor, no it is not a new glitzy gin palace, it is a traditional old hotel with character. We paid extra for the sea view and would recommend it if your budget allows but the garden rooms have a good view non the less. If you can request room 402 it has a larger balcony to sit out on.
The service was outstanding across the board but the best was the attendant down by the sea who was helpful and entertaining. This area of the hotel is a beautiful place to relax and watch the boats coming and going into Sorrento.
I was concerned about having to book half board and wanting to eat out in town but was not disappointed by the variety and quality of the food plus the views/ sunsets.
Location is good if you want to be in a quiet area but near enough to walk in to the main shopping area ( 10 mins walk ), there is Sorrento's football ground behind the hotel and one night there was a game on but there was no disruption just the occasional cheer or groan from the crowd, had I known it was on I would have gone to watch not a downside to put you off.
One reviewer made reference to the cleanliness, we had found the complete opposite generally the hotel is spotless and our room was cleaned and changed every day as you would expect to the standard you would expect.
In summary Italy is not cheap but you get what you pay for and this hotel, service ,facilities, food and it's location are spot on. We would and will return as have a number of people who we met while we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Characterized by the uniqueness of its position close to the city centre, the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, is a prestigious 5 star rating Hotel, immersed in the green of a luxuriant secular park, on a cliff overlooking the sea, with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. Quiet location, exclusive private beach, Wellness center and parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento