We arrived on 19 July 2010, staying for 11 nights, largely based on the positive reviews on this website. The hotal had spectacular views across Sorrento and over the entire Bay of Naples. It has a wonderful swimming pool and a lovely terrace. It does sit next to a fairly busy road but it's not really a major issue, as long as your room faces the swimming pool side of the hotel.
The service was excellent and the staff friendly and very professional. The drinks are reasonable and are about the same as in town. The room we had commanded a lovely view but i'd describe it as clean and basic, but i suppose all you do is sleep in it. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean and functional, but a little in need of modernisation. That said, the shower over the bath worked ok but the fittings were a bit cheap. Perhaps i'm being fussy but at £1,100 each, i'm entitled to be.
We went half board and the food in the evening was variable from poor to acceptable. Tinned carrots, awful mash potato, roast pork?????, gravy?????, peas that were boiled to death, luke warm meals and a real dissapointment for such a nice hotel. We expected a taste of Italy and seemed to get a taste of the local carvery at times. Any fish offerred was frozen, which was a real concern, given the fact that all the local restaurants serve it fresh. We got the impression that the hotel was clearly cutting costs on meals as the lunches were fantastic, but, of course, you pay the going rate for those. In summary the food was 2 star at best. If you want real Italian cooking then don't choose this hotel but if you don't mind average food and would rather have a great view and lovely surroundings then it's great. However, some people we spoke to liked the food, so maybe it's a personal thing.
Please be aware that the courtesy bus from the hotel into Sorrento is very infrequent. For example, it departs Sorrento at 16:15, 6pm, 8-30pm and 11:15 pm in the evenings. Be prepared to walk but that's no hardship, given the pretty views.
We had a lovely holiday in a very nice setting and if you want to enjoy a clean, friendly hotel with great views, then this is the one for you.
- 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