Just returned from a weeks holiday in Sorrento staying at the 4* Hotel Belair. Booked via Thomson's ala carte range. On arrival didn't know what all the fuss was about this hotel on tripadvisor ie superb, fab, a must etc. Slightly disappointed with the decor and pool, but By the end of the week I did not want to leave.
I usually go for modern 5* hence my initial disappointment. But this is Sorrento and authentic Italian charm and elegance is the norm. This is a classic hotel without chrome, leather settees and glass, rather classic Italian furnishings and decor. You get use to this and come to appreciate its charm and character.
The food and service are superb. Michaeli and team are first class, food is to a good standard and served to your table. Choice is okay without being overdone.
We had a superior deluxe room with probably the best view I have ever had. Vesuvius and the bay of Naples direct ahead and Sorrento town to the left. The view is awesome. Room furnishings are basic but enough. Shower is within bath so take care.
One drawback is the pool and sun deck, size is limited and loungers are squeezed in. Would imagine it will be busy in peak times.
This hotel says its 1km from resort, add another 1km to get into the town centre. Takes approx 15-20mins to walk in, but beware of traffic. Also taxis are a complete rip off and should be avoided where possible.
Would I recommend this hotel. Most definitely. It's probably not for everyone but most will like it. Will I return? Again probably. Sorrento does not have buzzing nightlife more cafe and restaurants which add to its charm. The Amalfi coast is a must to visit and there are plenty more attractions to view if that's your thing.
Thanks to all staff at the Belair for a fab and memorable holiday. Won't forget this one for a while.
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- Hotel Belair Sorrento
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