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Minerva Hotel
Ranked #10 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
onmehols
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantatstic!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2009

We used this hotel as a base while we were geting married in sorrento, We had visited sorrento a few times and this hotel is by far the best in the town, the Staff are the friendlist we have encountered in sorrento they catered for anything we asked them for and were kissed and hugged us when we got married, even the pool attendent congratulated us, some of our wedding guests stayed with us and they were looked after and were very happy with the level of service, the rooms are always very clean and the beds are comfortable. the scenery from this hotel is the best in sorrento.
some of the reviews complain about the lack of parking but if you know sorrento, you should know its pointless driving. i highly recomend you stay here.

  • Stayed July 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank onmyhols48
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2009

The most amazing place we have ever stayed in, built into the cliffs and over looking the bay of Naples, wonderful staff and excellent food, just minutes from sorrento town center.
will recommend to all

  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jacquih54
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Canada
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51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2008

This is an absolutely lovely hotel, though I should warn you now that if you don't like a lot of highway traffic right under your room balcony, then make sure you get an upper level room. It is worth phoning the hotel about in advance, because this hotel is situated right on the highway leading out of town. It is a beautiful hotel with stunning views, but if you get a first floor room, all you are going to hear on the balcony is traffic passing right below you. We booked through Expedia and were really upset with the first floor room we got because of this. The staff, however, were very helpful and got us into an upper floor room the next night, which was much better.

Aside from noise issues, this really is a great place to stay. As mentioned, the views are stunning, looking over the Bay of Naples. There are beautiful sundecks where you can enjoy the views as well: one on the main level with reception that includes a small hot tub, and one on a top floor that has a small pool and snack bar. It really was lovely.

Breakfast is included and it was one of the best breakfast buffets we had in Italy. You can get pretty much anything you want: fruit, breads/pastries, eggs, bacon, sausages, cereal, you name it. You can have dinner at the restaurant in the evenings, and it is excellent food. The service at this hotel is also excellent.
Depending on the weather, breakfast and/or dinner is served on the patio or inside.

Internet service is available at a small fee.

The location of the hotel is nice, in that it is high on a cliff side with great ocean views, but it does take about 5 - 10 minutes to walk into the centre of town. I didn't have a problem with this and enjoyed that it was slightly separate from everything.

The staff are very helpful and accomodating, speak excellent english, and do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable.

I would consider staying here again, provided I could get a room on the top floor.

  • Stayed September 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank Littlebear0023
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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2008

Have just returned, sad to say, from a wonderful holiday at the Hotel Minerva, in Sorrento. I am finding difficult to describe how wonderful our stay was. It was so good it is hard to put it into words, fabulous, magnificent, spectacular, words really fail to do it justice.

Sorrento was breathtaking, the views sensational. A classic town, with style and charm.

We usually visit France and stay in gites, so a hotel holiday was something of a new experience for us. The moment we stepped inside the Minerva, we were made to feel one of the family, A superb hotel, wonderful friendly service, fabulous food, unbelieveable views, it was all that you could wish for from a holiday, but lots more. It was simply a faultless, gorgeous holiday made even more enjoyable by the brilliant staff at the Minerva.

Thank you Nino, Antonio, Nello and everone for making our staff so enjoyable, the memory will stay with us forever and we will be back.

The Hotel Minerva, Sorrento, do yourself a favour, visit it.

Many thanks again.

Pete & Anita McDonnell

Stayed October 2008
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4 Thank freedomwales
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UK
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133 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2008

This hotel was probably as far out of town as it was comfortable to be, the walk to Piazza Tasso was 15 minutes down a slight incline.

The rooms we had were very large and clean. Ours was on the third floor (303) and had a balcony and a sea view. The view from the breakfast terrace on the 5th Floor was spectacular. I didn't even see th pool on the 7th floor.

Service was efficient and the concierge service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They even organised a minivan to pick up 8 people from Pompeii, haven taken aboard our luggage at the hotel on the last day of our trip.

They also gave good advice especially about going to Herculaneum ("Ercolano") train station to pick up a taxi to take us up to Vesuvius.

The hotel is very down to earth and unimposing which could be considered by some a disadvantage.

Nevertheless it represents excellent value and you will not be disappointed.

  • Liked — The view from the room
  • Disliked — The distance from Piazza Tasso
  • Stayed October 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank HastingsBanda
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Cork
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Minerva for 7 nights from 3rd to 10th.
The Hotel is set with the most beautiful views of the bay of naples,
The rooms are spotlessly clean and spacious, we stayed in a room without a balcony and have to say we didn't need one.

The view when you open your shutters in a morning is of Mount Vesuvius in all her magical glory, This can be seen clearly from the window......... Breathtaking!!!!!!

The staff are fantastic from 'Antonio' the Bar Tender, I would advise anybody to sit at the bar and have a chat with him, very entertaining, a genuinely nice guy!!!!
To the 4 'Tonino's' in the restaurant,, very helpful, pleasant always smiling...

Antonetta the owner and the reception staff are on hand to advise you on journeys and trips around the bay etc.

All in all we had a fabulous holiday in sorrento made better by this magical hotel and it's staff........

100% MUST VISIT HOTEL!!!!!!!!!

  • Liked — The Rooms, The Staff
  • Disliked — Nothing we were delighted with the place
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank lisa177
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Dorset
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2008

This holiday was truley one in a million.
The veiws from all around the hotel were breathtaking, the restarunt food was amazing, the rooms were wonderfull and very well kept, and above all the staff were increadable and made you feel like an old friend.
The evening entertainment was wonderful and nothing was to much to ask.
Your ever need was personaly and profesioanaly taken care of and the minerva is a 100% MUST VISIT!!!

Thankyou to the staff and i will be recommending you to everyone i see and returning again and again!

xx

  • Liked — The staff, they made the holiday just amazing
  • Disliked — There wasn't to much room to slide sunloungers into shade
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank his-english-bella
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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 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#9 Family 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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