My wife and I spent a week here, returning October 19th. The view across the bay towards Vesusius with Sorrento to the right can only be described as stunning. We stayed in room 601. The 7th floor rooms seem to have small windows facing the bay. You need to be on the 5th floor to get a balcony but as the front of the hotel doesn't get the sun, we weren't disappointed. However, if you want to relax on a balcony, ask for room 501 as that room has a large balcony. Caution ladies, our room did not have a mirror though there was one in the bathroom. The room was not very big but had very good storage - a large double wardrobe and several drawers (8?). The shower is drench style and works well. No problem with pressure and hot water. Bathroom also includes a bidet. The hotel position is great if you are able to walk without too much difficulty. There is a pavement into the town - around a 15-20 minute walk but beware it's downhill to the town and uphill back! The swimming pool is on the roof with a couple of secluded sun bathing areas. We saw a pod of dolphins from here! The staff are excellent. Tonino runs the small restaurant. He was fantastic. Breakfast is simple continental style: fried eggs and bacon one day, scambled and sausages the next, cold meats, cheese, cereals, yogourt, chocolate tart! etc. Dinner is 3 course, served, not buffet. Food is good and served quickly. This is a small hotel. There was no evening entertainment and we don't recall any music being played at meal times. You'll find books to read everywhere though not all are in English. We stayed in Sorrento 6 years ago at the Grand Vesusio. Would we stay there again? No though they have an excellent pool but we may stay at the Minerva again as we found nothing negative about it. Four star? A bit generous but certainly a high three star.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Minerva Sorrento
- Minerva Hotel Sorrento