If you are thinking about going on holiday somewhere warm with your kids then you probably are not considering Sorrento, but if are then don't come to this hotel. Sorrento does not hold much to entertain youngsters so you would want something at the hotel to fill in and this one does not.
The pool looks very nice but most of it is over 6ft deep, 10ft for the most part. No adults can stand up in it, let alone kids. The side pool is 4ft to 5ft deep so little ones still have no chance. No play area for them either. The sun beds are all pre-booked and pre-paid for the day before so if you fancy a lounge by the pool for a while at any time forget it. It is either all day or a deck chair. The pool goes in to shade in the late afternoon so no lazing in the sun by the pool at the end of the day. The pool and patio is right next to a pretty busy road and the buses toot their horns as they round the corners so it is not very peaceful but you get used to it after a few days.
Your fellow inhabitants will be mostly english, mostly couples and pairs of older ladies. Some italians but kids were few and far between. The hotel is quite posh but not snooty, all the staff speak good english. Although it was apparently full it was always quiet in the public rooms. The food is good, nothing spectacular but nothing to complain about.
The shuttle to the town is a good selling point for the hotel. Very punctual, it takes about 10 mins to get up or down.
Another big plus for me was the free wifi with strong signal everywhere.
I would recommend this hotel to older couples and ladies in their 60's 70's without hesitation but if you have active 2 to 18 year olds in your party then I would not come here.
- 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