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“Another Great Holiday At The Minerva”
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Minerva Hotel
Ranked #11 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
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“Another Great Holiday At The Minerva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

This was our second trip to the Minerva Hotel this time for longer and it was again perfect! The staff were all the same and again friendly and helpful! The pool area has been refurbished since we were there last year the pool was much brighter and Franco was very funny and engaging! Big shout out to Antonio and Antonella on the bar again a great double act and kept us very entertained!We love this hotel and will be back again next year!

Room Tip: Although the rooms on the 8th floor are attic rooms they are the best for low noise and good views...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Before booking we read all the reviews and thought surely some are an exaggeration. They are not. Wonderful staff from front of house to the cleaners, wonderful food with choices of five starters, five mains and five puddings, and of course wonderful views of the bay, Vesuvius, Ischia and Naples. We have stayed in many hotels alll over the world and have never been happier.

Room Tip: Fifth floor or sixth if you want to spend time in your room.But why would you with such welcoming ve...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

We spent four nights at the hotel in late June and loved every moment. The staff was very attentive and the hotel is gorgeous. The rooftop pool is newly renovated and a great way to relax. Our room was tastefully decorated and a good size. The view from our private balcony was unbelievable - the water, the whole town and the epic Vesuvius! Perfect for an aperatif before dinner :)

Other points: We are a young newly married couple and most of the guests seemed much older (50s+ in age). We only saw one family with a couple of teenage kids. Also the hotel is about a 12 minute walk was from the town center and about 15-20 mins from the train station - so if you are planning on making Sorrento your central location, be aware that the station is a solid walk away. Buses come by less frequently that we would have expected, and cost a few euros each.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

The hotel was booked on line with Thompson & it exceeded our expectations. Hotel facilities were excellent; the management & staff polite, friendly & very helpful; overall a first class service. We booked half board & the food was as good as you will find in many of the local restaurants. IMO, the hotel location & outlook is one of the best in the Sorrento bay & the views from the restaurant, main & upper pool terraces are stunning, both day & night. Our airport transfer was late arriving & we thought we were too late for dinner but the head waiter quickly ushered us to a table at the front of the terrace & the only comment I could make was "wow"; the night view over Sorrento bay was absolutely stunning!

Be careful which type of room you book as some may not meet expectations, depending on who you book with. I booked what was described as a "standard room" & this turned out to be on the top floor in a converted loft space but this was not made clear on the Thompson web page when I booked. Although the room size & facilities were very good & it overlooked the sea, it only had a small window at floor level. It also got very hot as the air conditioning only works when the door card key is inserted into the room sensor &, due to a broken window catch (opening windows are fitted with sensors), our air conditioning did not work at all the first night & the room temperature rose to over 33 degrees. All credit to the hotel management & Thompson rep as this was quickly sorted out next day. The wife, however, was still unhappy with the room window/view so the hotel management upgraded us to a small balcony room for our second week at no extra cost.

Sorrento is stunning there is is in no doubt of that but it also has easy access to the many local tourist attractions, all easily reachable in a day. Sorrento can be a little expensive &, as is usual, so are "arranged" excursions but the Capri & Amalfi coast trips, in particular, may be a good choice if you want a guide or to avoid the amount of organisation & queuing for tickets & busses involved. Trips to the other popular tourist attractions can be quiet easily arranged yourself using cheap public transport.

Room Tip: Be careful which type of room you book as some may not meet expectations, depending on who you book...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We are so glad we chose this hotel. The views are outstanding but it's also only a ten minute walk down to central Sorrento with easy transport links to the Amalfi coast, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Vesuvius etc... The waiters, cleaners, pool attendants and the hotel owner are extremely frendly and accommodating. Especially as we were the only ones who had children! The high chairs were always prepared for every meal. Child friendly meals and drinks were provided. The hotel owner even took the 6 month old baby away at mealtimes and entertained him to enable his parents to eat undisturbed! I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to people of any age.

Room Tip: The attic rooms only have small windows, but you can see the bay of Naples from the bed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Minerva in July and it was our favourite hotel of the entire month in Italy. The very friendliest staff, especially the gentlemen at breakfast, the most spectacular view and a lovely room with frescos! The terrace for breakfast and dinner is unsurpassed and the food was great. Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

The location of the hotel is perfect being about 15 minutes walk away from the town centre and being situated a little up the hill it makes for stunning views of the coast and the town. The rooms are of a decent size and have a really nice, traditional feel whilst also being immaculately clean. The staff were fantastic and extremely friendly and welcoming, the guys at the pool and the waiters were all great and all the maids always had a smile on their faces. The only thing that brought the place down a bit was the food. The breakfasts, lunches and starters were generally fine but often the main course at dinner was a little under-par. It was nothing terrible as there are so many places to eat in the town but I would recommend this place for everything other than an evening meal.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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:
#9 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#10 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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