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Minerva Hotel
Ranked #12 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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“Super, smashing , great!!!!😍”
Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

What a top hotel, old italian style with bags of character, the most fantastic and friendly staff who are always there to advise and accommodate . Antonio in the bar with Antonella what a team! Niño in the restaurant really knows his wine and is thoroughly adorable . Franco in the pool bar - what a star!!!! We had a fabulous holiday and would not have wanted to stay anywhere else and the views are to die for .

  • Stayed August 2012
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed at this hotel 27 July for a week. We were lucky to have a seaview room in the middle of the hotel. This had large automatic shutters which opened on to the most breathtaking view, covering the bay of Sorrento, Vesuvius and further afield. Staff were welcoming on arrival and we thought the hotel had managed to retain an old world charm, with the modern conveniences. Rooms were lovely and spotlessly clean. My only small moan would be the air conditioning was just adequate, it was 36 degree when we were there. The main hotel areas were kept immaculate as was the roof top pool, which had a small bar serving snacks etc. This was a nice place to return to late afternoon after days out exploring.

The thing we liked most however was the main terrace. The views were absolutely stunning, to sit here having drinks before dinner was lovely. Meals are taken outside on the terrace and I can honestly say I don't think I have ever stayed at any hotel with such views. The staff at the hotel were all attentive, very welcoming and friendly with special mentions for Antonio, and the exceptional Maitre de, at breakfast and dinner. The food was very good with choices for each course. We had intended to eat out on several occasions but only managed twice as we found it difficult to leave in the evening, especially after various excursions.

As stated in previous reviews it is around a 10 minute walk into Sorrento which once you have crossed the road is quite a pleasant walk down and a slightly harder one coming back but not too onerous at all.

I would recommend this hotel without hesitation and when we return to Sorrento will definitely stay here again

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chester
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

We have just come back from a 3 night stay at the Minerva and have nothing but praise.
We booked a sea view room and before we arrived were disappointed that we werent going to have a balcony. As it happened this wasnt an issue at all because the windows were massive and could be thrown right open to allow plenty of room to lean out and take in the spectacular view of the bay of naples and sorrento.
The view from our room and the breakfast/lunch/dinner terrace was just breathtaking. The shutters did an excellent job of blocking out the light first thing in the morning until you are ready to start the day
Our room was large with a massive really comfortable bed and decent shower which is always a must.
The staff at the Minerva could not have been friendlier. They arranged a boat trip for us late on Sunday night to leave the following morning, made us up a packed breakfast when we sadly had to leave early for a flight and even saved my life with some plasters after a full days trekking around Capri took its toll on my feet ! Reception staff were fabulous as were the breakfast and dinner staff.
The hotel has an excellent location just a 10 -15 min walk into Sorrento. The walk back it uphill but not painfully so and it was nice to walk home after indulging in some lovely food in Sorrento.
We are not really keen to return to the same hotel always believing that there are too many nice places out there to go back to the same place but the Minerva is an exception to this. I would love to return to Sorrento and if i was lucky enough to do so we would stay at the Minerva again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

We have recently got back from an 11 night stay in the hotel.

The staff were friendly, polite and the hotel was very clean, quaint and Italian.

We stayed half-board, the food was excellent and the waiter service very efficient.

The view from the restaurant, pool and hotel room were stunning. Mount Vesuvius on the left in the distance and Sorrento on the right.

Having read previous reviews we were not charged any extras apart from drinks at the bar. I.e. not for using the fridge or pool towels.

The only slight frustration was that the wifi service was probably 2 star with a very intermittent signal on mobile devices and you continually had to log on if you had been offline for 10 mins - although a holiday is not a place for high usage of wifi :-) in the 21st century it is sadly essential.

For this reason I was going to give the hotel 4 stars but due to the fact they left us a complimentary bottle of champagne when we arrived in the room due to our honeymoon I decided to give 5 stars!!!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We were lucky enough to return to the Minerva in August 2012 after previously visiting 28 years ago. Our return did not disappoint it totally exceeded our expect ions and was fantastic in every way. The hotel itself is beautiful, our bedroom had a balcony and sea view and was perfect and the food was delicious. All the members of staff were fantastic and always went the extra mile to ensure guests were happy. Thank you so much to everyone at the Minerva you did us proud.

Room Tip: Try and choose a high floor (reception is on 5th floor ) 5 and higher with a sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I rarely write in guest books like this, but now I have to make an exception. Me and my two teenage girls stayed at the Hotel Minerva Sorrento from August 6 to August 15. It was a really exceptional experience that far exceeds anything we have previously experienced. The hotel is just a wonderful area a bit up on a hill, with an outstanding view of the bay, the volcano Vesuvius, Marina Grande and the city of Sorrento. The breakfast on the terrace, well what can I write? Superb, varied, though perhaps tasted extra good with the fantastic view. The hotel maintains a very high standard, and so do all the services, from the pool and bar/restaurant on the roof over the reception, restaurant down to the entrance. We will definitely return in the future, and enjoy it all again. Nor must we forget the town of Sorrento, a jewel among cities, exactly the image of Italy we have when we close our eyes ............ and the food, the food, wow! !! Perfetto, Molto bene e Grazie. Arrivederci a presto!

Room Tip: most of the rooms have a view towards the bay and Vesuvious
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

The Hotel Minerva is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy spectacular views over Sorrento. It is a lovely hotel, where all areas, including the pool on the roof, were very clean and well looked after. Having breakfast outside on the terrace was simply wonderful and we also had one anniversary meal in the evening which was special, watching the lights coming on across the bay all the way to Naples. Even if you do not have a room with a balcony (we did, loved it) the terrace is perfect to sit and enjoy the view. There were not many young couples or families staying the same time as us (July 21-26), There was a quiet air of relaxation about the place, perfect after the hustle and bustle of downtown Sorrento. Although the bus to Amalfi stops outside the hotel we could not get on it at 8.45 am, so we walked to the Port (20 mins) and went on the boat, but caught the bus back. Spectacular Amalfi run, but wish we had taken travel sickness tablets, so many bends, it took one and a half hours. We would certainly stay in the Minerva again, you do not get the same views over the whole of Sorrento if you stay in the town. Be prepared to walk in high season because the buses get full.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Minerva Hotel
Address: Via Capo 30, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sorrento
#9 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#11 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#16 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Minerva Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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