After reading the excellent reviews of the Hotel Aminta, we were expecting great things – we weren’t disappointed.
The location just 20 mins walk into Sorrento, through citrus and olive groves and is delightful, and downhill all the way. Getting back could be simpler with the reliable coach that runs there and back every hour.
If you can’t be bothered to go into town, then the views from the terrace, bar and restaurant are sublime.
The hotel is friendly and spotlessly clean, and the staff are very accommodating. The rooms we had were on the 4th floor with views towards Capri. We had great sunsets every evening.
We are a family of 5 – two eleven year olds and a young teenager, so the Hotel arranged our rooms to be next to each other.
We went half board with Thompsons and their service too was fantastic. The welcome was at a beautiful restaurant in Sorrento that purported to be the home of Cannelloni!
Thopmsons trips were a tad expensive (We did three trips: Pompeii & Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast & Capri) but extremely good. Our advice with these is: don’t go for the meal at the restaurant suggested on the trip, but take a packed lunch. The food was uninspiring and at 13 euros not great value.
The Aminta will supply a packed lunch for 10 euros.
What I’ve left to last is the half board option. The buffet breakfast is truly a banquet in itself and first rate quality. But the evening meals were really amazing with a wide choice if dishes (3 courses) from Rabbit to Duck.
Two evenings were a set menu (Gala & Music nights) with between 3/5 starters being served per sitting. So make sure your hungry!
We left before Breakfast to make out flight home and the Hotel staff made us packed breakfasts to take to the airport.
Now there’s service!
The Aminta’s strength is possibly its weakness. Like many hotels in Italy, it makes no concessions for kids. This was not a problem for us. In the age of the I-thiggy all they needed was wifi that the hotel supplies.
Don’t think twice book it and go – I’m glad we did!
- 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