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Minerva Hotel
Ranked #11 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
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“Visit to Sorrento”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a week's holiday in Sorrento staying at the above hotel. The view from the room was fantastic -however we did pay extra for the sea view. The room was very good - very spacious and the bed was huge. There were lots of hangers in the wardrobe area which accommodated all our clothes. The shower in the bathroom was not very good. Perhaps the shower needs a little updating. There was a safe in the hotel which you did not have to pay for - which was a bonus.
However if part of your holiday experience is the food you are presented with, I would suggest that you do not choose the half board option. For a 4* Hotel the food presented in the evening was very poor. There was an A La Carte Menu for the hotel but we were not presented with this but a completely separate menu each evening. The food was tasteless and boring with limited choice. The sweets were disappointing (no tiramisu was offered all week) and if choosing ice cream we were not given a choice of flavours but just presented with 2 scoops of their choice. We did feel that we had been treated as 'the poor relations' being on a half board package. The breakfast offered in the mornings was also disappointing. There was a poor selection of fruit -only two choices and most often it came out of a tin or was the leftovers from the night before. The cooked food offered at breakfast again was only two choices and of poor quality. I do not understand why this hotel has a 4* rating - the food definitely was not four star quality. On a more positive note the staff were always friendly and polite.

Room Tip: Always pay extra for a sea view and rooms on 4th floor and above are the best. Please note that the...
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Beautiful views and lovely terraces. The top floor pool and deck had great views, too. A good location, nice walk to downtown Sorrento.friendly staff, decor outdated. Breakfast was mediocre, but the staff was very kind and would make egg dishes. The view is unbelievable!!
I'd give them a 3.5*, higher if hotel was updated.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We spent a week at Hotel Minerva, half board for our honeymoon. We booked late and were told that our room would have twin beds.......however, when we arrived we were overwhelmed by how stunning our room was. One huge bed, champagne and strawberries, the most enormous balcony and absolutely stunning view over the bay to Mt Vesuvius. On a busy road but really noise was kept to a minimum with big double glazed door. The decor in the hotel is traditional with beautiful tiled floors and the thing that really stood out to us was the cleanliness. The hotel was spotless. Staff were all incredibly efficient and friendly...helped with any enquiries we had. Really a top class hotel. Placed a short walk away from the centre of town.......it was a VERY short walk. One road straight into town, so location was perfect. Food at the hotel was top class too and they double checked every day to make sure that I ( a veggie) had enough choice. We really couldn't have asked for anymore for our week away. A fabulous fabulous experience and we would recommend without hesitation!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Pick a room with a balcony if you can........stunning.
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Duck Key, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Spent a few weeks in Italy and this was our favorite hotel we stayed in while we were there. It was in a perfect location, only a ten minute walk from the center of Sorrento. It was also a great location for day trips to Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, etc. The staff were exceptionally professional and everyone there spoke English. They helped us book our tour to Capri and gave us other recommendations. We stayed on the top floor with an incredible view of the bay. The breakfast included with the room was a great buffet with both hot and cold items. We did have an incident where another guest hit our car in the garage, and that was also handled very well. They were able to review video, identify the driver, and get all the insurance paper work taken care of. I would suggest if you drive and park there that you let their porter park the car. The garage is VERY tight. Again, I can't recommend this place highly enough.

Room Tip: Ask for the 7th floor.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We spent a week half-board in the hotel which was excellent. Room exceeded expectations with huge balcony and although on the first floor was far enough back from the road with double glazing for us not to hear the traffic. The view over Bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius was stunning and with constant sky changes and ferry movements there was always something new to look at.
The pool on the roof and the facilities around it great and although it was end of April I enjoyed a few swims (a hardy Scot!). Small but newly equipped cardio exercise room did not seem to be well used!
Food was typically Mediterranean with a number of local dishes to sample. Breakfast was a surprise as most mornings there was egg & bacon or sausage as an option.
All staff were extremely helpful & courteous and as one would expect with the oldest established hotel in Sorrento (1856) full of character even although it underwent a comprehensive refurbishment on 2012.
Leaving some of the rock face as a feature in the staircase and lift area reminds us engineers how clever they are in the Almalfi coast at building on almost vertical cliffs and a vert nice touch.
Easy walk into Sorrento town and the Marina for ferries to Capri, train to Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius & Naples.
We will stay at the hotel again on our next visit to the area.

Room Tip: Ask for high, sea facing with balcony.
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merseyside
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed for 4 nights end of April. The hotel is truly beautiful, quirky and incredibly friendly. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Pool terrace is beautiful. We ate in the hotel on the last night and food was very nice and service great. Do book a room with a balcony if possible as the views are amazing. The walk to the main part of the town is 10 mins away and no problem at all. I could not fault this hotel and would hope to return one day.
Lovely restaurants in town, Buffolito is fab and a must.
Tip, taxi from square to hotel was 14 euros !!!! Taxis are very expensive and if you don't have too much luggage the hotel is easy walking distance.

Room Tip: Balcony room is a must. No coffee making in room which is standard in Italy, but be aware.
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Our rooms were spacious and had a beautiful view of the Bay of Naples from our balcony. It is barely a 4 star hotel, but the view more than made up for it. The hotel is charming and built into the side of a hill. An interesting touch was that they have baskets of paperback books for leisure reading during your stay.

Room Tip: Be sure to book a room with a view of the bay!
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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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