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Grand Hotel Aminta
Ranked #23 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Location is nice in way. It's on one of the mountain sides so your view, if you have a ocean view is amazing. But getting back and forth into town without the shuttles can be a real hassle and expensive. 27€. The bus is unreliable as well. Sorrento itself is VERY touristy. The restaurant is atrocious. You have to be out of there by 2130-2200 or you'll get rushed out. Very disappointing and very un-European. I would pick someplace else to eat and spend your €.

Room Tip: Get an ocean view
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

An excellent hotel in a stunning location - amazing view of the bay of Naples/Vesuvius from the terrace area. Generally the hotel rooms were perfectly adequate with very comfortable beds and efficient air conditioning. The buffet breakfast was excellent with a good choice of both hot and cold food, fruit, pastries, fresh coffee etc.

The only negatives were the lack of sunbeds - almost impossible to get one unless you paid for it and although the shuttle bus was an excellent service, there should have been more buses put on in the height of the season. You could walk fairly easily into town (20 minutes all downhill) but definitely a must to get the bus back. Unfortunately there was one at 9.30pm and then not another one until 11.30pm which could get quite crowded and often difficult to get on! One night this caused some arguments when people were seen to be pushing in and then other people had to wait for a second bus which didn't go down well! However overall a fantastic stay and would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This hotel is in the top of the hill where you can enjoy great views of mount Vesuvius and the bay of Naples.

The service is excellent and the food is very high quality.

We have a very happy stay and because it was off peak season we could enjoy the hotel almost for our self.

If you have a car to move around this hotel should be you first choice, I cannot understand why is not a lot higher in the TripAdvisor ranking.

Room Tip: a balcony room should do the job.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here at the beginning of September.

First, the positives. The shuttle bus is useful, many of the staff are friendly, and the food in the evenings is delicious and highly recommended.

Now the negatives. Simply put, the Annex is not in my opinion 4 star accomodation. From the start, you have to walk through the pool area to get to it and feel like you are heading to the paupers quarters. The rooms have no sound proofing whatsoever. Every time somebody goes to the toilet in another room you hear everything. Further, if you are in a lower floor room, it sounds as though the toilet and waste pipes are going to dump everything on your head. We had issues with our room and ended up moving twice. We found some reception staff helpful but some seemed disinterested in our problems and were rude.

Having read the reviews on here in detail it is clear that the Annex has issues. I would warn anybody planning to stay here to make sure their room is in the main hotel. We did see someone getting one of the fabled upgrades but this further disappointed us as it came after we were told no rooms in the hotel were available despite the fact I offered to pay to move. This confounded the feeling that having made one reasonable complaint we were on some staffs blacklist.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Hungryman456
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

This hotel was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.
The staff were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
The prices for the drinks and food were very reasonable- except for the milkshakes which were overpriced as an alcoholic cocktail was cheaper!!.
The rooms were always clean and tidy and the shuttle bus was on time and usually had enough space for all those that wished to use it.
I would recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank vinay b
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Stayed at the Aminta from 01/09/2013 until 08/09/2013. Cannot praise them enough. The hotel is lovely and the staff are so helpful and friendly. The rooms are really clean and comfortable. Although the hotel is a bit away from Sorrento Centre, there is a regular shuttle bus.
The walk into the centre of Sorrento is quite steep but only takes about 15 minutes, after walking once we regularly walked as the views over Sorrento on way down is fantastic. Would recommend this hotel. Definitely would stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Comfortable Hotel in excellent location with stunning views and friendly staff. Food was tasty and plentiful, if a bit unusual at breakfast - first time I have seen so many cakes on a breakfast buffet!
Only complaint was the lack of bath towels on a couple of days, but was soon rectified on request.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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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:
#11 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#18 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#20 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range: £58 - £250 (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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