We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“brilliant Hol”
Review of Hotel Villa Maria

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Hotel Villa Maria
Ranked #72 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“brilliant Hol”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

just returned from a trip to Sorrento staying at the the three star Villa Maria and had a wonderful time , Hotel spotless ,staff smiling and so helpful it was great but the icing on the cake was our tour guide Adrian ,we never stopped laughing when he was around ,he was brilliant ever minute in his company , would reccomend this this trip to anyone , food not brilliant but you get what you pay for and everyone agreed they had had a wonderful time , Tricia Kendrick or as Adrian called me Hilda .

Room Tip: We stayed in room 306 not a brilliant view out but hey we we were out on the great trips with Adrian...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank tricia k
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

624 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    108
    241
    163
    65
    47
See reviews for
109
284
17
6
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (158)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sliema, Malta
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Stayed as part of a tour group on half board basis. Breakfast was ok, most would find something to eat but the evening meal was shocking. Small cold portions on cold plates, even after sending it back it was still only just warm. We gave them the benefit of the doubt and ate in 3 nights hoping it would improve, however it didn't so for the rest of the week we ate in the town in one of many excellent and inexpensive restaurants. The hotel was clean and the staff on the whole friendly, housekeeping was very good, so come on Villa Maria, employ a decent chef and you'll be on a winner.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Samantha H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cropston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Stayed as part of a tour on half board for seven nights.
Food was passable verging on very poor. Hot food often cold. Breakfast selection was not good and the evening meal left a lot to be desired.
if this was an Italian restaurant in the UK you would not eat there again after the first experience.
Reception was good with excellent helpful staff.
The best service was from the room attendant. She cleaned meticulously every day and kept the room spick and span. The hotel is tired and needs a good overall. Despite having a pool it does not warrant a three star rating!
Good location though. It is easy to access the fishermans village - the most interesting part of Sorrento with good restaurants/cafe's on the sea front. The central area is also a short walk away with a vibrant tourist scene.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the road. At least you will have a partial sea view rather than looking at...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank aquarianblue300147
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Sorrento hotels

London
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Stayed for a week at end of March 2014 as part of a group so didn't book myself. Great location and on the surface - looks good. However, lovely lounge has no windows, and neither does the dining room. Such a lovely place in the world to be staring at 4 painted walls. Room OK, but walls paper thin - didn't turn on TV ourselves but was able to listen - word perfectly - to next door's TV. Beds hideously uncomfortable - narrow single beds. Both my friend and I suffered terribly with bad backs because of them. However, room service was good and clean sheets daily. Nice balcony that we didn't really use 'cos it overlooked next door's hotel's empty and dirty swimming pool. We could see the sea from another angle but we weren't in the room enough to appreciate it.

The breakfasts were excellent - wide variety of hot and cold food - even if the hot was luke warm but the dinners were disastrous. Only ate in the hotel a couple of times despite the holiday including the dinner. Life is too short to be in Italy and have absolutely shocking food plonked in front of you. Not a recognisable vegetable to be seen. It's not that they didn't have the ingredients - it was all cooked so badly and served badly too. Desserts were OK but the rest - YUCK. They charge €10 for internet for a week and €7 for the safe when I think both should be free. Bottles of house wine were 12 euros and water 3.50 and soft drinks also 3.50. However - from my point of view it was OK - it was a base for a 7 day tour and we weren't in the hotel that much. In the evenings we toddled into town and sat and had an inexpensive omelete in a nice cafe. Sorrento itself was absolutely lovely and the mediocre hotel didn't really affect the quality of the trip.

Room Tip: We heard that the double beds were comfortable but the single beds were not.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Terri P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

In a nice part of Sorrento with an easy walk to the town centre. the rooms were clean and the linen was changed daily. The restaurant was also clean and a good variety at the buffet breakfast.
Unfortunately the hot selection, eggs and bacon, although in a heated container, was often luke- warm because the lids were left off. The evening dinners were mediocre to say the least, with strange combinations. Four choice of starters (soup was best, always hot!). Four main courses but no choice of side dishes. Consequently we were served with e.g. meat balls on a lettuce leaf ,no sauce, allegedly roast potatoes,and soggy greens! The mashed potatoes were like water, fish about 4 inches by 2 inches, allegedly sea bass but it didn't taste like it. Often these dishes were served up cold and had to be sent back. Serving them on warmed plates would have helped. The waiters were O.K. at first but as soon as you asked for the food to be warmed up they couldn't be bothered with us.
The day staff were helpful but the night staff was hopeless.

Room Tip: A word of warning, if you do go to this hotel DO NOT go in rooms 519, 520 or 521. These rooms have a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank GingernutLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
166 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We stayed here as part of a group, so did not book it ourselves. We liked the room which was spacious , and had a small balcony with shutters which kept the room dark at night but meant we could have daylight on waking instead of turning on a bright light when only half awake.
There was only one problem - the bedside shelves either side of the double bed were about 18 inches from the bed which made reaching for a glass of water or a clock in the night involved a big stretch! Also they charged 10 euros for wifi in the room so we didnt bother, and free wifi in the lobby and lounge but we couldnt get connected. These are minor points as the room, lounge and roof terrace were all nice. Breakfast was cold, but there was a large selection of bread and pastries, cereals and fresh fruit and the coffee and hot chocolate very good, though the tea was just Liptons tea bags.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank babarandceleste
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brentwood, Tennessee
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The location of this hotel is good, as it is off of the main street yet within an easy walk of most of the important parts of the city. The staff is very helpful and always exceptionally friendly.

The lobby and dining room are quite pleasant. The breakfast offerings are not extensive, but what is there is tasty. The waiter is very attentive, conscientious and friendly.

The room is good size, but it is very tired-looking and due for a much-needed facelift. The mattress is fairly soft and needs to be replaced. The bedspread has a hole in it - not terribly large, but it doesn't give a good first impression. There is good closet space, but with a mishmash of plastic hangers that appear to have all been left by previous guests. The bathroom is of decent size, but again in need of an update. The shower is the tiniest we've had on our trip.

We are not mini-bar people, but when we peeked at it there was a sad collection of one Coke, one water, a juice and a small bottle of Brut champagne. Most of what was on the price list was nowhere to be found.

Our stay has not been bad, but this is a hotel that has much more potential than it currently displays. Unless it is updated, I would likely stay someplace else next time.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the sea! There will be rooftops to contend with, but the view will be nice.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Southernredhead
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sorrento hotels
0.5 mi away
Hotel Eden
Hotel Eden
#56 of 100 in Sorrento
644 reviews
0.7 mi away
Hotel Villa Fiorita
Hotel Villa Fiorita
#47 of 100 in Sorrento
454 reviews
0.1 mi away
Ulisse Deluxe Hostel
Ulisse Deluxe Hostel
#33 of 100 in Sorrento
1,334 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Grand Hotel Aminta
Grand Hotel Aminta
#25 of 100 in Sorrento
2,985 reviews
0.6 mi away
Hotel La Vue D'Or
Hotel La Vue D'Or
#31 of 100 in Sorrento
947 reviews
0.5 mi away
Cesare Augusto
Cesare Augusto
#50 of 100 in Sorrento
525 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Villa Maria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Villa Maria

Property: Hotel Villa Maria
Address: Via Capo 8, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Maria 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Jet2Holidays , Hotels.com, Priceline, Travel Republic (UK), TravelUp, Agoda, Odigeo, Ebookers, Traveltool, S.L.U., TripOnline SA, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd, Hotel.de, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Villa Maria reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Maria Hotel Sorrento
Maria Villa Sorrento
Villa Maria Sorrento

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing