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“I cannot understand why this hotel is so well regarded.”
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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #16 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Truro, United Kingdom
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“I cannot understand why this hotel is so well regarded.”
Reviewed 18 October 2011

The views are magnificent and the housekeeping is of the highest quality .
It is built though , bang on one of the busiest roads out of Sorrento , traffic noise is constant throughout the day and evening.Most rooms have balconies which appear to be very popular with the smokers if they are not using the designated cigar room , pretty well in the middle of the hotel.
Our group consisted of 5 persons . At first dinner we had an excellent window table but the Maitre d advised for breakfast it would not be possible sit together as most tables were arranged in twos or fours and so it turned out to be . I mentioned to reception that it seemed strange for such a large hotel to have this problem , they had a word with the maitre d who very kindly arranged a permanently reserved table for 5 of us at the very rear corner of the dining room for he said "all of October if we wanted it " (oh the Italians).
Cheapest champagne on wine list for little celebration over 70 euros for Moet .
I know good hotels down the road could accommodate groups of 5 or more , comfortably, and would seem well worth looking at if you are.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

We stayed for the second time at the Hotel Bristol 3rd Oct - 10th, the staff are polite and helpful from the housemaid, bar staff, restaurant to the front desk. The food was beautifully prepared, if you were not happy with the menu they will accommodate you. They also cater for lactose intolerant and gluten free diets so ask when you arrive. The wine list is very nice.The piano bar has nice views and a different "artist"? each night. 8th floor superior room and balcony sunny and Vesuvius always there. Pasquale, Guiseppi, Luka, Paolo and the rest. " Bravo" Pool area and terrace just right for a tan. The must hotel to stay in Sorrento

Room Tip: Most rooms have sea view but go for one with a balcony suite.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

We stayed here on the last "leg" of our honeymoon for six nights and had a brilliant time. It really does deserve the praise it seems to get on TripAdvisor.

We booked a comfort room, on booking we asked for their best one as we were on our honeymoon (we're cheeky like that!) and received an email assuring us that a room with a beautiful view had been reserved for us. It was on the sixth floor which was probably one of the best locations in the hotel with stunning views over Sorrento and Vesuvius (although to be fair pretty much all the rooms have stunning views). Because the fifth and sixth floors are set back a little there was less road noise (and it's quite a busy road) but having lived in London I barely noticed it. We had ordered champagne which was waiting for us alongside some complimentary fruit which we didn't expect. They made a great first impression.

We had dinner there only once during our stay, which was no reflection on the quality of the food or service - which was excellent - but because we like to get out and explore, eating out when we can. We made a reservation and it was a little uncomfortable being led in front of fully-occupied tables to one of the best tables right next to the window, and it was quite formal in an old grand hotel sort of way, but well worth it.

The hotel itself reminded us of that one in The Shining, fortunately not because it was haunted, or had a psychotic chainsaw-wielding Jack Nicholson or anything (although our room's toilet did have a habit of flushing itself which was a bit spooky) but mainly due to the decor which is quite similar. It is full of a generally older crowd, often on package holidays it seems and the occasional honeymooning couple. The evening entertainment in the bar was targeted mainly at them but we often went there for after-dinner drinks, and the walk into town is very easy so it doesn't really matter if it's not your cup of tea.

The service from the moment we arrived was impeccable - the whole hotel seems to revolve around you while you're there. I can't honestly think of a staff member who wasn't attentive and helpful. We even had the chambermaid ask us in the early evenings whether we wanted towels changed or anything, which I've never experienced before in any other hotel I've stayed in (although we weren't sure whether it was because we had a comfort room). We also got free wifi (although again that might depend on your room?) which just about worked in the room (I think it's designed to be used in the lobby).

I would definitely recommend the Bristol Hotel. We will certainly be visiting Sorrento and staying here again.

Room Tip: Like everyone else says; the higher the better for less road noise and larger balconies, although pr...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

We stayed here for 4 days in September and the only regret we have about Bristol Hotel is that we didn’t stay longer!!! We stayed in room 618 and loved it! So spacious and clean and WONDERFUL view! Sorrento was one of the last stops of our 3 week Italian Honeymoon and by far our favorite. We loved everything about this hotel, the delicious breakfast, the great service and the perfect location. We didn’t eat dinner there but walked into town (only 10 minutes) every night and enjoyed trying many wonderful restaurants. You must eat at Da Gigino, our favorite restaurant in all of Italy! The pool was large and well maintained, we loved how relaxing it was. We will definitely return to Sorrento in the future and when we do, we will stay at Bristol Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

If you want to go to a top quality hotel in Sorrento this is probably the best one because of its location on the cliff road with stunning views over the Bay of Naples.

Staff, rooms and facilities are all top class.

There is a small sense that they have a very well honed product and that the guests are, to an extent, 'processed', for example lots of notices about what not to do. If you're very independently minded this might bug you a bit but..... It's about a 15 minute walk from the centre of town but that's no big deal.

We loved it and if we were in Sorrento again that's where we'd go.

Room Tip: Get one at the front with a balcony, its worth it for the views
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, TX
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We have just returned from a 3 week stay in France/Italy. The Bristol was our last and favorite hotel of the trip. We were in rm 618, large room with fantastic views. Hotel staff could not have been more accomodating. We did not eat in the dining room for dinner but had a lovely, cooked to order breakfast every morning. This hotel is an incredible value for what it has to offer. I would not hesitate to return or reccomend. BRAVO!

Room Tip: We had room 618, beautiful panoramic view of harbor. It was right next to the bar which played nice...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Hi there ,

This Year for Family reasons I knew I would only get away for one Holiday so

it had to be the best. Although I have been to the Bristol in Sorrento many

many times I knew it would fulfill all my wants and needs.

It is without doubt one of the Best Hotels in the world.

My previous reviews on record can and will describe all the wonderful

parts of this Hotel, Reception, Restaurant, Bar, Pool, and most of all

the INCREDIBLE STAFF.

I cannot give a higher recommendation to any other Hotel in the World

than I can give wholeheartedly to The Bristol.

You will enjoy and appreciate every minute of your Holiday.

Pauline ,, in Dublin.

Room Tip: Choose Room with a Balcony, and enjoy an unforgettable view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Bristol
Address: Via Capo 10, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Sorrento
#3 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#7 Business Hotel in Sorrento
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#15 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Bristol nestles into the cliff side, in one of the most enchanting corners of the coast, offering its guests stunning panoramic views, stretching from the picturesque fishing village of Marina Grande below to the Punta Scutolo in the distance and directly across the bay to the majestic Vesuvius with Pompei and Naples at its feet. For generations the highly professional Acampora Family have been offering a warm welcome to its international clientele, many of whom return year after year and consider the Hotel their second home. ... more   less 
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