Stayed at this hotel for a week in October. This was our first time in Italy so didn't know what to expect. Hotel was very clean but we found our room extremely basic for the money that we paid. However the hotel in General is well kept and the staff are pleasant and polite. We had a slight problem when we first arrived as we were given the keys to our room and when we got to it the room wasn't ready. We reported this to reception 45 minutes later and two very expensive drinks in the hotel pool bar we returned to the room to find it still wasn't ready. We returned to reception and reported again to be told that it is ready. So we were then escorted to the room by a porter who opened up the room to tell us it was ready and low and behold very embarrassed faces all round as it still wasn't ready. They then put us in the room next door that was ready although it was a lower grade room (shame).
You cannot fault the hotel food although the breakfasts are a little but basic, the Restaurant staff are by far the best experienced of this hotel.
Whilst we were here we had some horrendous downpours with the Hotel itself taking in water through the ceilings, I think they were probably freak storms. However, somethings do need to be addressed like the leaking guttering above the balcony of our room. It completely flooded our balcony during the storms, even more so once the storms had passed (2 to 3 hours later). We still had dripping guttering so could not sit out on balcony which was a shame as we had paid extra for it. This was not due to freak storms but bad maintenance as they had already tried to silicone the joints on the guttering.
Sorrento itself was not what we expected although very nice. You certainly don't need swim wear if the hotel doesn't have a pool. Although we did manage to amuse ourselves daily watching the locals on their scooters riding like suicide jockeys on a death wish!
We visited Pompeii on the train only €4 in the train return each another bargain was the open topped bus which is €12 each for a 2 hour trip. (We'll worth the money).
As previous stated this was our first visit to Italy but will be our last although we did enjoy it but shan't be returning.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bristol Sorrento
- Bristol Hotel Sorrento