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Grand Hotel Aminta
Ranked #25 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Another fantastic stay at a first class hotel!”
Reviewed 21 November 2010

Have stayed in the Aminta regularly over the last fourteen years. (Sometimes twice, in both the Spring and Autumn.) Without exception we have been greeted with genuine warmth by the hardworking staff. The room and views are deligthful. All this is " topped off " by splendid cuisiine! .We wil continue to return!
Alfred B Wootton

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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aminta, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Aminta, responded to this review, 22 November 2010
It is always so flattering to hear from our returning guests. Our guests our like family members to us, we are so happy to welcome them back over and over again. Our best publicity is reading reviews such as this, thank you and see you next summer.
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Reviewed 17 November 2010

Stayed at the Grand Aminta second week in september. Cannot fault the service, food etc. The hotel is a little out of sorrento, up in the hills, but there is a path, which is quite steep that leads down into town, or the hotel runs a bus service backwards and forwards several times a day. I think that it is more peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of sorrento although you can get there easy enough. The hotel laid on a couple of gala evenings during our weeks stay and really seem to make an effort.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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aminta, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Aminta, responded to this review, 18 November 2010
Peace and quiet is the best way to relax on holiday. Being above the town centre allows guests to take in the great views from the pool terrace without being bothered with the noise in the town. Our courtesy bus makes several trips to town throughout the day, so guests have easy access into town. We hope to welcome you back to the Aminta in the near future.
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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

A friend and I stayed at the Aminta for 3 nights in early Nov. 2010. The hotel staff were wonderful and took very good care of us. The hotel overlooks the coast with spectacular views from the restaurant/bar. Our room also had a pretty view of the coast - beware their are dogs that bark and roosters that crow early in the morning. Due to the time of year we did not take advantage of the beautiful pool area. The hotel shuttle was very convenient or we could take the city bus that had a stop right outside the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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aminta, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Aminta, responded to this review, 18 November 2010
It's great to hear you had such a nice time at the hotel. We are so lucky to be in such a panoramic position, but being on the hillside outside of the busy town center does mean that we have a lot of land around us with farms that do in fact have roosters and dogs. November tends to be chilly and not exactly pool weather, we would love to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at the Aminta during our warmer months so you could enjoy the pool area.
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Manteca, California
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

My husband and I loved the Grand Hotel Aminta so much...we extended our stay another day. The views from the deck were truly incredible, sat outside every night and looked at the lights with a great glass of wine. The rooms were spotless and the hotel staff were very friendly. Off season, so it was very charming and we were treated very well. Hope you have another glorious 50 years Grand Hotel Aminta. Met the owner Jon Paul, he truly took pride in his hotel and it showed every day we were guests there......thank you for the great memories............I'll miss you Grand Hotel Aminta....

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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aminta, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Aminta, responded to this review, 18 November 2010
The hotel owners along with their dedicated staff work very hard to ensure guests enjoy their vacation with us. Each guest is taken care of personally and with much enthusiasm by our employees. Thank you for the great review and whenever you are missing those spectacular views just click on to our website and check out the live webcams.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

My wife and I stayed at the Grand Hotel Aminta during our honeymoon and were absolutely delighted with our time there. We were luckily upgraded to a deluxe suite which had amaxing views over the Bay of Naples and a fantastic set of extras we hadn't expected such as bathrobes, a separate hallway and jacuzzi bath.

The staff at the hotel could not have been friendlier to us and were really helpful with arranging taxis, restaurant bookings and helping out with local bus and train times.

I've read in other reviews that some guests had found the distance from Sorrento a little difficult to manage with. We found the walk to Sorrento absolutely fine on the way down. The walk back up was a bit more taxing but the hotel bus was regular and made trips back and forth a doddle. However, perhaps a later last bus that 11.15pm may be more suitable as it did cut our night short a couple of times. This however was not a problem as the bar in the hotel was open much later and has a wonderful view of the bay at night.

The hotel itself is extremely well kept and presented and all the appliances in our room were up to date and in perfect working order.

We only dined in the restaurant once in the evening, preferring to eat out Sorrento, but the food was lovely and to the same standard as many of the better restaurants in the town. Breakfast had a wide choice of stuff for any tastes also.

I would stay again at the Aminta and would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing hotel based holiday or to use it as a base for exploring this stunning part of Italy.

Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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aminta, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Aminta, responded to this review, 14 November 2010
Thank you for your kind review of the Aminta, the management and staff are always working hard to ensure high standard of quality so that guests enjoy their stay.
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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

We that is myself, wife, sister and brother in law stayed at the Aminta for 4 nights during October. We found the rooms we were allocated large roomy and the bed very comfortable. Depending on which room you have, the view from the balcony either overlooks Sorrento or further south over I think the Isle of Capri. One thing which I have not seen mentioned is that it can get extremely windy as the Aminta is purched on the side of a hill. The food is lovely, the presentation and quality first class, the staff are attentive without being overly so. The only downside we found was the barman/waiter who had a slightly supercilious attitude which was slightly off putting, but then maybe it was me/us being overly sensitive.All in all a great place that we would certainly like to stay in again

  • Stayed October 2010
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aminta, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Aminta, responded to this review, 14 November 2010
Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday at the Aminta. It is always nice to hear that guests are pleased with the staff and service. The Aminta is one big family and we try to extend that feeling of being at a home away from home to our clients.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

In comparison to the majority of views on TripAdvisor for the hotel Grand Aminta, I agree with a previous comment on 10th October which states this hotel is an average 3* and unfortunately not worthy of its 4* status. Every view is personal and so here's mine.

This travel booking was made 2 days prior to departure. My family and I are very well travelled in several continents, and do not normally leave it so late, otherwise I probably wouldn't of chosen this hotel for q 7 night stay. However, my daughter had been working hard at school and a break was a break. I was assured by my holiday company that hotel standards were very high, especially along the Amalfi coast, and for great value I definately wouldn't be disappointed. Well, unfortunately we were.

The Grand Aminta hotel is located on the upper hill surrounding the main city of Sorrento. It is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the town, offers beautiful views and provides a great opportunity to relax. However, holiday makers, unless fit and healthy are dependent on the hotel shuttle bus times to travel back and forth which I found slightly restricted, so this is something to consider when booking this type of hotel. A local bus from the train station is 2.40 euros back to the Aminta hotel.

The Grand Aminta hotel is large and welcoming, however my husband and I found it lacked character maybe similar to a Holiday Inn. Customers are normally on a holiday package ( which we don't normally book) and I thought fairly accepting of the standards which we felt were lacking. We found the hotel room very small for a triple, particularly as a supplimentary fee was paid. It lacked space and was of average decoration apart from the bathroom which had recently been attractively renovated. There were no free beverages ie tea and coffee facilities in the room whichy is very surprsining for a 4*. I also found very small ants on the table and when reported was advised I had probably left food there. Not so! The sea view was only partial as we had a large semicircular block of tramac restricting our view ( which in fact was the roof of the hotel restaurant). I was advised if we wanted to upgrade it would be 30 euro's per night which I declined.

The general hotel service was receptive but aside from the restaurant silver service, I found the dining experience lacking. Far too much cake for breakfast (?) and a limited amount of overcooked sausages, bacon and poached eggs. The evening meal was average apart from the gala evenings. On average, even being generous it was 3* cooked well, but didn't offer the wow factor that Italian chefs delivered in other restaurants we ate in. Unfortunately the weather was just starting to turn a little cold and we had rain on several days which restricted us from using the swmming pool, but had we enjoyed it, I was informed it was a 4 euro hire for the sunloungers!

No matter how big or small, cheap or expensive I have never written a review of any hotel I have ever stayed in. However I felt compelled to post a comment on this occaision with an honest review. Sorry but for a really good 4* the Grand Hotel Aminta in Sorrento is overrated.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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aminta, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Hotel Aminta, responded to this review, 26 November 2010
Dear Guest,

We are sorry to hear that you did not find what you expected at the Aminta.
We also believe that your travel agent didn't provide the correct information.
The room type booked was not a triple but a standard twin with an extra bed and partial sea view (without balcony). As clearly stated, this room type does not offer coffee and tea facilities and are located on the lowest floors. Your request was for a room with balcony and full sea view on a higher floor, meaning an upgrade: this room type was available at the supplement of 30 Euros per night but you declined the offer.
Regarding the ants, the chambermaid did find food in your room.
We work very hard and ee would like to read great reviews from every customer, but we understand that this cannot be always possible. This is your personal opinion and we respect it.
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Property: Grand Hotel Aminta
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:
#12 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#18 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#21 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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