The Hotel Belair has wonderful views across the bay from the bar, the restaurants and all the rooms.
The rooms were of a good size and the beds especially comfortable.
For 5 days the clientelle helped the ambience of the place, primarily couples but not exclusively so, who were friendly and socialable, but above all respectful of the other guests
The staff, like so may Italian hotels are first class. Very friendly and extremely helpful. Mario in the restaurant was exceptional, he even stood in as barman on his day off when the usual barman couldnt make it in.
The breakfasts provide something for everyone. From cereals, fresh fruit, fresh bread, eggs, bacon to cakes &tarts. Coffee, tea, fruit juices.
We were on half board and the Hors d'oeuvres gave such a wide choice and represented a meal in itself. After consumming this you still have 3 more courses to go! Eaten far to much!
I have read the comments about reserving sunbeds but it wasnt a huge problem at any stage during our 2 weeks stay. We always got 2 beds in the sun.
I note some have said the walk is more than 15 minutes. I didnt time it but it cant be much more. It is a leisurely stroll, slightly uphill coming back but hardly Everest.
I entitled this review 5 Idylic days (even though we stayed 2 weeks) so here is the significant down side of our stay.
Sorrento in general is relaxed and not a 'wild' party place. The clientelle are genteel and generally, although not exclusively so, older. Unfortunately, for our final week or so the hotel was taken over by a large group attending a wedding. They had no respect for anyone or their surroundings. They also had no volume control. Shouting to one another even when close by and hollering up to the rooms from the pool. Totally spoiling things for others but also seemed oblivious.
They even boasted about leaving a bar in the town without paying. Shocking!
They were 18-30 holidaymakers but i refer to weight not age. Most had tattoos, and that was just the women!
The hotel in my opinion should not allow groups of 25/30. I am certain they will fill the place with couples, friends and small family groups. It is a small discreet hotel afterall.
Frankly it took the edge off our holiday and unless the hotel could guarantee there would be no large groups then i wouldnt return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Set on the cliff tops and a 15-minute walk from the centre of Sorrento, Hotel Belair offers an outdoor pool, à la carte restaurant and elegant-style accommodation with a sea-view balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belair Hotel Sorrento
- Hotel Belair Sorrento
- Belair Sorrento