We have stayed at the Aminta for two consecutive years, 2006 and 2007. Last year we booked through Expedia, this year, because of a problem with their website when booking, we went direct to the hotel, who offered us the same rate as Expedia.
We cannot rate this hotel highly enough. From the time you enter the hotel to the time you leave it - you have a top class service with a smile. Granted that the hotel is a short distance from Sorrento town centre, but the free shuttle bus from Sorrento to the town is reasonably frequent. It would be better to have a shuttle bus running from town at around 9.30 pm, but this is something that we doubt will change. You could do what we did, which was to walk into town at about 6.30 pm and get the 8.30 pm bus back to the hotel. Thereafter enjoying a drink or a cocktail on the terrrace with the music in the background and the panoramic views around you.
We enjoyed the food in Sorrento town centre immensely. We went to one restuarant a couple of times, it is called Lanterna Due, which is on a side street off one of the small squares on "the Drains". Bottled water can be bought cheaper and very nice sandwiches can be bought in a shop called "The Food Shop" which is located in the Drains. The other sandwich shops were slightly more expensive for the same food.
We chatted to a number of folks who ate at the Hotel. They could not praise the quality of the food or the service high enough. We didn't opt for this option as we prefer to eat outside the hotel whilst on holiday. However, I did not hear one bad report about the hotel food.
One bit of advice is to try and avoid the taxis when you arrive in Sorrento to the hotel. They expect and charge an extortionate rate. We came into Sorrento by the Currieri Airport bus, then got onto a Sita bus up to the hotel (as we missed the hotel bus). The Aiport bus cost 7 Euros and the Sita bus cost 1 Euro, which is alot cheaper than 25 Euros from the town centre to the hotel that we were charged last year!
- 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