The main part of this hotel is beautiful - decorated in gorgeous colours and full of plants and flowers. The outside is similarly pretty, with a stunning view of mount Vesuvius. Our room was pretty with a nice little balcony and the bathroom was clean and a good size. But we didn't use the balcony because it was very close to the main road, which was constantly clogged with traffic and the accompanying noise and fumes. Our room (402) was also right next to the pump room for the swimming pool so I got very little sleep with the constant sounds of the pump and running water. It was like a having a waterfall in your bedroom. When I complained, the guy on reception was utterly uninterested, saying he couldn't move us because the hotel was full. Some of the staff were really nice (especially the waiters) but two of the receptionists were downright nasty and quite unhelpful. Food was disappointing - mainly canned fruit, which I thought was shocking considering the bounty in the local shops, UHT milk, stale bread and really nasty coffee. It's a 15 minute walk into Sorrento town centre down the busy road with a very tiny pavement so I wouldn't recommend Minerva to anyone elderly/infirm/with small kids. Oh yes and the air con is only on some of the time - not at all at night so again sleeping was nigh on impossible. And the satellite TV signal is sporadic. Not that we watched TV that much but when we wanted to it was frustrating that the signal kept going.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Minerva Sorrento
- Minerva Hotel Sorrento