Stayed here for seven nights and had a wonderful experience. This was our first trip to Italy and we were really impressed with the service and warmth we experienced at this hotel. The staff were all very pleasant and Donino and his team in the restaurant were fantastic. We were half board and really enjoyed the food. I havnt weighed myself yet but I'm sure I'm a lot heavier now than before I went! It was really lovely sitting on the terrace having breakfast every morning looking over at Vesuvius and the whole bay of Naples. The wine and drinks were also very reasonable and it's a lovely spot to sit and have a drink looking out at the view. Our room did not have a balcony but it was really pleasant and we had a lovely view of Vesuvius. We did not really worry about having a balcony as there were so many nice public areas to sit both inside and out. The rooms were spotlessly clean.
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the main square, Piazza Tasso, and a further 5 minutes to the train station where the Sita bus terminus is also. Instead of doing tours which can be quite expensive we visited the attractions independently and found this to be easy and much cheaper. We went to Herculeum by train which cost 4.40 euros return and was very easy as it was just a downhill walk from the station. We also got the Sita bus along the Amalfi coast and all the way up to Ravello and this only cost 7.70 euros for a return. You just buy the one ticket which is valid for 24 hours. The boat to Capri costs 35 euros return and is very fast, only takes about 25 minutes. We found Capri to be really busy and the buses were incredibly crowded. If I was doing I again I think I would book a tour once I got there as that would be a lot less hassle and stress.
Hotel Minerva is a great base for visiting Sorrento and the Amalfi coast and I would highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Minerva, with its stunning views of the sea of Sorrento, is the ideal place for a pleasant stay in the lively coastal town. The villa’s name comes from its location along the road that has led since ancient times to the temple of Minerva on the promontory of Punta Campanella. We have a careful, discreet and efficient staff, which promptly responds to the guest’s every demand. Join us and discover what's like being in Sorrento! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Minerva Sorrento
- Minerva Hotel Sorrento