Let me just say to start off we were on an organised tour and therefore I think that had an impact on our treatment. Secondly in general the staff were very nice. I would have very good things to say about Leila on reception in that she was always c harming and her customer service was excellent. A lot of the younger receptionists frankly were a tad disinterested.
the rooms are very basic and you would want to be very careful in your choice some are up a stairs in the attic with no views and skylights or at least that is what I heard a receptionist say to one very unhappy guest checking in. The first room were were shown would have graced a convent in its sparseness and utilitarianism.
The views are spectacular and worth the charming walk down the winding via cappidamonte. The pool is ok but the poolside chairs were amongst the most uncomfortable I have ever had. Also a main road wraps itself around the hotel so between the noise of cars and lorries and scooters and the not always pleasant bar music peaceful it was not.
But the worst thing of the whole lot was the food and wine. How anyone in Italy could charge 8 euros for a glass of mediocre plonk is above and beyond me and that was the cost of the house wine. What a rip off. Breakfast featured very little fresh fruit - horrenduous orange juice watered down from a machine and plastic cheese. In a land that produces amazing cheeses and the cheese plate after the meal was just as awful. The chef prepared the worst food I have ever had in a four star hotel lots of it and very tasteless and again tinned it tasted like vegetables.
Would never go there again. I had been in sorrento twice in the 90s and love Italy but generally felt that this was not an Italian experince I would ever want to repeat.
- 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