Just back (early Aug '14) from a weeks stay here. What we really wanted was a hotel with all the basics - nothing flash - just a place to rest our heads and maybe hang out by the pool. What we found was exactly that. It's a 3 star hotel and that is about right. As mentioned in other reviews, it is essentially at the top end of the town (which is beautiful) and not the quietest location, (surrounded as it is by other hotels) but as we had no young children this was not an issue. Perhaps if I divide the review up into negatives and positives: So.....
Negatives: Struggling here....no tea/coffee making facilities, the in house food/drinks were not cheap and the balcony furniture had seen better days but apart from that...um...no, can't think of any.
Positives: Handy for the town, plenty of cheap places to buy food and wine nearby. The breakfast is mainly ham, cheese, bread and pastries as one would expect, sometimes with fried eggs sometimes with scrambled (especially good) - it's a buffet so it can be tempting to overdo it! Plenty of waiters (most of whom have good basic English), fast service. Having read some reviews we weren't expecting much from the evening meals but they were in fact fine - basic but fine with again good service (all the staff were efficient and courteous).The pool area was never crowded - plenty of loungers (same goes for the roof area with it's fab view). The room was not huge but big enough - the shower was great. Yes, the decor is not modern but it was clean. All in all, I'd say it wasn't great but we weren't paying for great, we were paying for reasonable and that's what we got and we wouldn't hesitate to go again. As for Sorrento itself - watch out when crossing the main road but as the for the rest of it - fabulous. Just one more thing - don't be put off by people saying the food is expensive. Some restaurants are, some aren't so study the menu first. If money is tight though there are plenty of shops selling excellent food and drinks at prices comparable to England if not cheaper.
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- Also Known As:
- Maria Hotel Sorrento
- Maria Villa Sorrento
- Villa Maria Sorrento