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“Beautiful Hotel, Fabulous Service and Stunning Views”
Review of Grand Hotel Aminta

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Grand Hotel Aminta
Ranked #23 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 July 2012

This was our first visit to Sorrento and I picked this hotel based on the reviews I had read on here. Me and my partner were on a seven night touring holiday with Riviera Travel and as such the option was breakfast and evening meal.

What a gorgeous hotel this is - we had an attic style room with a goregous view of the sea and coastline - the room was smallish but immaculately clean and modern. The maid service was good and we had our bed made and clean towels when we wanted them. The shower was hot and powerful and the lighting in the room was good - there was also a fridge/minibar.

There is a large terrace/bar/pool area which is just lovely - great for sitting out in the evening if you don't fancy a trip into town - very romantic with the stunning views. The bar staff are polite and friendly and you really do feel like you are in a luxury hotel by the level of service you get here. If you do want to go into town there is a free shuttle bus both there and back, but if you wanted to walk it, it is around 15 - 20 minutes down, longer up as it's up high.

The dining room is very nice and looks out onto the terrace - the service again was very good and there is a good selection of food both at breakfast (the usual cereals, fruits, yoghurts and pastries AND hot food - really decently made scrambled eggs with bacon and sausage), and in the evening - again we received really exceptional service from the staff.

The whole hotel is incredibly well run and definitely deserves it's four star status. There was only one minor downside for me- and that was that we had to share tables when eating, which somewhat spoiled our plans for this to be a romantic event - I did not ask for another table just for two so I cannot say whether I would have got one but looking back I wish I had - luckily the people we shared with were of our age and from our area so we had things in common, but I was surprised at the small space on the table that we were expected to share with strangers (it really was a very small table) All that said I would definitely go to this hotel again and am in the process of pricing up hols for next year with a view to staying here - Although if I unable to have a table to eat just for two I would most certainly book bed and breakfast rather than half board. I noticed that the hotel replies to these reviews -maybe you could clarify this for me?

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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Just returned from our second visit to the Aminta and although there was a 6 year gap, we were not disappointed by the experience which was excellent. Everything about our holiday was first class and our thanks go to all the staff who made our stay so enjoyable. We would particularly like to thank you Gianfranco for your generosity and your personal involvement in making our stay such a memorable one. That stay co-incided with a heat wave and it was a constant relief to step inside the cool of the hotel and chill out. Every day was rounded off with a delightful meal, the serving of which was exceptional. We also particularly enjoyed the guitarist and mandolin player on the Neapolitan evening and the pianist during the Gala dinner. Our rooms were perfect and the views over Sorrento and the surrounding area were just as breathtaking as we remembered them from 6 years ago when we visited for our son Phil and daughter-in-law Lynn's wedding. All in all "Bellissimo" and we hope to return next year, God willing. Ciao, David, Judith & Keren Atack

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Management response:Responded 10 July 2012

Dear guest, thank you very much for posting your positive review regarding your return to the Aminta. We will definitely extend your thanks to the manager, Gianfranco. Thank you for choosing the Aminta and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

We have just been on a return visit to the Aminta after staying for the first time 5 years ago for a special birthday celebration. This was the right choice again as the hotel is in a lovely position with stunning views of the Bay of Naples. The hotel and rooms are spotless and staff always helpful and friendly. We would not hesitate in recommending this hotel for a holiday in Sorrento.
Thankyou again to the staff on reception for upgrading our room on arrival.

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Management response:Responded 30 June 2012

Dear Guest, thank you so much for posting your lovely review regarding your stay at the Aminta. It is always such an honour to welcome guests back over and over. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you for choosing the Aminta.

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Just returned from a most memorable stay at the Grand Aminta.The hotel,staff, service and food were of a 5* standard.Ideally situated in the hills with stunning views over Sorrento and the bay, just a 10 min bus ride ( provided free by hotel) into town.Everything that is said about this hotel is positive and factual,there may be some people with little fussy complaints, but overall you cannot get better value for money.Many thanks to the very caring management and staff especially Guiseppi who has our special thanks.I would highly recommend the Aminta to anyone.

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

We have just returned from the Aminta after a 6 day holiday.We had booked the hotel, on the recommendation of a friend, who has been coming to the Aminta, for many years. We can understand now why he and his family have enjoyed so many visits!!The hotel is situated in the hills above Sorrento and has amazing views, from the terrace, across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius. It is beautiful and breathtaking. On arrival you are given a warm welcome by the reception staff and your immediate impression is one of service and consideration. The reception area is spotless, as are all areas of the hotel. Our room was really comfortable and we had chosen one that had the amazing view. We were booked for half-board and the food and service in the restaurant was excellent. All the waiters were very smartly dressed, polite and friendly, in the way they served everyone. The outside terrace, where we enjoyed an evening meal on one occasion and two lunches, did not disappoint. It also has a lovely swimming pool and bar area, which again was attended by very efficient staff. The hotel ran a very comfortable shuttle bus from the hotel, down the hill, into the town. This ran during the day and well into the evening.In conclusion, we found the hotel and all the staff really very good. The main point is they have retained a service, with a capital S, which contributed to making this such a memorable special holiday.

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Management response:Responded 30 June 2012

Dear Guest, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review about your holiday at the Aminta. Our staff take pride in ensuring our guests feel comfortable and catered to. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 27 June 2012

i would say this was the most wonderfull holiday myself and my sisters have had the hotel was magnificent the views wonderfull spotless rooms the staff could not do enough for you i would recomend this hotel to anyone wishing to go to sorrento i hae told lots of people alreadythe staff in the restaurant were wonderfull always had a nice welcome for you the same at the reception desk i would go back again

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Management response:Responded 30 June 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for posting your review regarding your enjoyable holiday at Aminta. We would like to thank you for choosing the Aminta and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We had 11 nights at Aminta and the hotel certainly lived up to the consistently good reviews we read before our departure. The reception staff were very helpful and the staff in the restaurant were first class (hello little Petro), even remembering how you take your tea at breakfast and which drink you had with your evening meal, they could not do enough for you. All meals at the hotel were really good, extremely filling and the pasta is to die for! It was my birthday while on holiday and the restaurant staff presented me with a cake, I don't know they found out, but this was a lovely surprise and much appreciated, typical of the personal touch we experienced from the hotel staff during our stay. The pool was very nice and we never struggled to find a sunbed at any time of the day. We enjoyed several trips - the full day Amalfi drive, day trip to Mount Vesuvius and Pompei, half day Herculaneum - all booked through Thomson, although people were making their own way by bus and train which were easily reached from the terminals in Sorrento. We independently hired a speedboat from the port in Sorrento and had an amazing day going around the Isle of Capri and along the coast. Sorrento is easily reached from the hotel by a 20 minute walk into town, we did this most days and would either walk back up to the hotel or catch the shuttle bus which ran at regular intervals to and from the hotel during the day. The only small gripe about the hotel for us was that you had to slam your room door to close it and with people going out really early in the morning for trips etc, this did disturb our sleep. The clientele at the hotel was mixed, honeymooners, middle aged couples and older people, a few families with children, all very nice people. We really did enjoy our stay at the Aminta, would not hesitate in recommending it and hope to return ourselves one day.

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Management response:Responded 30 June 2012

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed and complimentary review regarding your stay at the Aminta. We so enjoy hearing from satisfied guests. Thank you for choosing the Aminta and hope to welcome you back soon.

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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Aminta

Address: Via Nastro Verde, 23 | Neapolitan Riviera, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#18 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#20 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range: £57 - £234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Aminta 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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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