We have just returned from spending 8 nights at The Bristol. This was our second visit to Sorrento and our first to The Bristol. When we last visited Sorrento 7 years ago, we had walked up to the Bristol and my husband remembered thinking that there would be great views from that hotel. 7 years on, we looked at the photos on Tripadvisor and thought how amazing the hotel looked and then read the reviews! They completely sold us on wanting to stay at the Bristol. Unfortunately, none of the usual booking websites had availability for our dates. I then looked at the hotel's own website and the only room with availability for our dates was a Junior Suite. As we were so keen to book this hotel, we decided to spend the extra money and book it. We are so glad that we did. The emails that we received from Ercole confirming our booking and answering our queries, were always so friendly and helpful, from the start we felt comfortable and relaxed in our choice of hotel. We booked a car through the hotel to collect us from Naples Airport. This cost 80 Euros and was certainly worth it. Our driver Rico, was extremely friendly and chatty and again made our arrival in Italy a pleasant one. We arrived at the hotel at 9.30pm and were greeted by Antonio and Ercole at the front of the hotel. Ercole checked us in and then showed us to our room before taking us to the restaurant for our dinner. On going into our room and out on to the terrace, we saw that we had been upgraded to a Junior Suite with a Jacuzzi!! This was such a nice surprise, the room without the jacuzzi was amazing enough, it was very roomy, extremely clean and with great (quiet) airconditioning, but having our own jacuzzi on the terrace completed it brilliantly. We then had a good dinner, met Matteo, the very charming and helpful Maitre 'd and some of his team, who were also very friendly. What a great start to our holiday. The rest of the week carried on in the same way. Every member of staff that we came into contact with were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble, Ercole, Antonio and Salvatore on reception all deserve a special mention, but the rest of the team were equally as friendly and helpful. Matteo, Luca and Gianluca in the restaurant, went out of their way to make both breakfast and dinner a pleasure, as did the rest of their team, unfortunately we do not know all of their names. We were there on a Bed and Breakfast basis, but we did eat dinner in the restaurant on 3 occasions. The food both at breakfast and dinner was extremely good. You could choose from either the Set Menu which had a good selection, or the A La Carte.
The view from our room (650) was spectacular! We loved laying on our sun loungers looking across at Versuvius, the Fishing Village and the hills in the distance.
We went over to Capri and took the bus to Anacapri where we visited the Villa San Michele. We highly recommend this. It was an amazing place with beautiful gardens and views that took our breath away. Despite it being August, it was not busy up there and we were able to sit in the cafe at the top of the villa and enjoy a glass of wine whilst savouring the views. Bliss!
Our thanks go to all the staff at this amazing hotel, which we thoroughly recommend. We are already planning our next visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary next year. We could not think of a better place to spend it!
- 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