We just got back from our stay at Grand Hotel Aminta, and we loved it! Upon arriving they showed us to our room which was in their annex building. We walked by the pool with an amazing view and through the garden past the lemon grove. It was a short and beautiful walk. Although we had booked a standard room, they upgraded our reservation to a room with a small balcony and view of the garden. It was lovely. The room was a good size and very clean. The air conditioning worked well. The beds were a bit hard, but I had expected that from reading previous reviews. I wouldn't say it was an issue. The free Wi-Fi worked well both in the room and around the pool and lounge areas. The pool areas and the view were our favorite parts, we spent a lot of time enjoying these. Sun beds are by reservation at a few Euros/day. There are chairs that you can use at no cost. If you don't reserve a sun bed you can still get a towel from the pool attendant for a small fee. You sign all charges to your room, so no need to carry money around while at the hotel. The hotel overlooks the Bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius, and Sorrento below. It is breathtaking. They had fantastic live music at the outdoor lounge. It was nice to have the option to stay at the hotel for entertainment after a very long day of sightseeing. Regarding the food, the breakfast was pretty standard with a choice of cereals, breads, pastries, yogurt, as well as hot items like eggs, bacon and sausage. It wasn't "great" but it was included in the cost of our stay and the convenience was appreciated. We ate at the hotel restaurant on a Wednesday "gala" night. Again, you will find better food in town, but the convenience and the value was worth it. I do recommend the snack bar for lunch, we had some terrific pizza here. The free shuttle was great, we rode this into town and back most trips. We did walk down the hill into town the first night which was scenic and enjoyable. Coming back would have been more challenging but not impossible. The front desk provided us with a sheet of local transportation options and times upon request. This was incredibly helpful in arranging our visits to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. The service from the front desk, wait staffs, pool attendant, porter, housekeeping, and shuttle driver was wonderful. They were incredibly accommodating and kind. We speak very little Italian, the staff was gracious and helpful. We really loved the Grand Hotel Aminta and consider our time here the highlight of our trip, which also included Rome. I would recommend it to everyone and would not hesitate to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aminta occupies a commanding position overlooking the Gulf of Naples with breathtaking views, just 3.5 Km from the centre of Sorrento to which it offers a courtesy bus service. Complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Hotel Aminta