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Hotel Belair
Ranked #24 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2009

Our stay in Sorrento was one of the best holidays we have ever had. The town is just beautiful and the views from every room in the hotel were breath-taking. This is a small hotel, so you are treated as an individual not one of many. We had our meals on the balcony, there were always a choice of table at both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was continental, rolls, cereals, fruit, cheese & ham etc, however the staff were more than happy to make an omlette if you wished.. Evening meals were a 3 course sit down affair, we really enjoyed the wonderful food, there was always at least 3 or 4 dishes to choose from. Unlike other reviews, we always got a sunbed by the pool, but be aware that after 3pm the sun goes off the hotel, but in next hotel up the hill, they have a lift that takes you down to a pebble beach which stays in the sun for a lot longer, its quite an experience using the lift, you have to unlock it and re-lock it after use.

The hotel was a short walk into Sorrento town, about 10 mins going in but about 20 coming back. The hill coming back up isn't steep its gradual but the heat can make it a bit of an effort, but a worthwhile one. We found lots of shops and restaurants in the area, as well as the port. You must try the ice-cream cafe on the left as you walk though the main street, yummy.

If you decide to taxi around, ask the hotel to book your taxi. We paid 20 euro's when we arranged it ourselves, but for the same journey the hotel can arrange it for 12 euros, this was to go from the main square in town back to the hotel.

We did some tours with Thomson's. Herclaneum was fab, I would advise only doing half day tours if its sight seeing on foot as its exhausting. We did a full day tour to the Amalfi Coast, we booked the 'Select' option which was about £90 each, the views were magnificent but the free lunch that was hyped up to us by the rep was dismal. It was in a mountainside restaurant ( up about 20 steps) and it was just pasta, the kind of Batchelors microwave in 2 minutes type, and then a bottle of the most watered down wine i have ever tasted, not plesant, it was a disappointing end to great day trip.
We traveled independantly to the isle of Capri, it was about 19 euros each return but some firms were charging up to £29 euros.

You will love Sorrento and the Belair hotel. My advice would be, first, please please pack a pair of trainers/sneakers. Walking around in flip flops or slip-on shoes on the cobbled roads and all the steps is hard work. Second, take a travel kettle for you room and also make good use of the fridge in your room to stock up on wine from the supermarket, very reasonably priced indeed.

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Reviewed 26 May 2009

Overall, this hotel was perfect in all respects. The food would satisfy the most discerning tastes and is of the highest quality with plenty of choice on the menu, with the most professional and efficient service from head-waiter Michele and his staff. Every bedroom has a balcony with stunning views of Mount Vesuvius and although on a main road, the hotel is quiet and the swimming pool area is spacious with plenty of sun loungers. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff who care about your personal enjoyment of your stay, even arranging a bedroom (after check-out time) for your luggage and washing facilities if your flight is not until the evening. There is entertainment a couple of times a week and the bus stop from town is right outside the hotel. We will definitely be returning to the Belair in the future!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2009

Just had a fantastic stay at the Belair with friends. The staff were very helpful, particularly Monica and Francesco. Although the hotel is on a busy road, the rooms are very quiet and the views across the bay are stunning. An enjoyable breakfast can be taken on a terrace overlooking the bay of Naples, infact the breathtaking view can be seen from most areas of this hotel. The view, location and the service is what made this hotel perfect for our stay. Thanks again to all the staff . This was our second trip to Sorrento, and we've already decided we'll be going back!!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 May 2009

The Belair Hotel is a stunning clifftop hotel on the main street and is across from a bus stop to town. But it is also very secluded. Parking is on the roof (street level) and all the lower floors look out only onto the Bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius and beautiful views of Sorrento harbor. The common rooms are elegant and spacious—think classical moldings and chandeliers—and they all exit on to a veranda with a dramatic view. The staff (all English speaking) is sociable, helpful and knowledgeable. Dinner (pricey) and breakfast were both very good and served promptly.

Our room was very spacious, with room for a couch and dark furniture from another era. The bathroom is also spacious with lots of room for two peoples’ toiletries. Best of all was a generous terrace with table and chairs—not the 12 X12, but at a lesser price we looked down on the larger ones. A beautiful view of the sea and lemon trees. All the amenities of an upscale hotel but with the charm of an earlier era. The only flaw was an ancient and cranky elevator, which always worked but was slow and miniscule.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

Gianluca and Rossano help run one of the best hotels we have stayed in Europe. Great staff, very clean, everything in the large room (including sitting room) seemed new, 12 by 12 terrence overlooking the town of Sorrento, Bay of Naples, and Vesuvius. Add a very reasonable rate and you get the best value posssible. Because of Belair's postion directly above the Bay with the highway behind, it 's rooms and terrances are much quieter than the bigger, more expensive hotels, like the Bristol, across the road, with an even better view. Ten minute walk to town. 15-20 min to the port for Capri, Amalfi, etc.
If you wish to stay on the Amalfi coast area, this is the best you will find.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2009

Even just 10 minutes walking distance to Sorrento downtown, hotel Belair provides an unique view to tourists for an reasonable price. We enjoy the honeymoon with the beautiful place and also for the great people. The hotel manager is very nice & helpful. I regret to stay only one day. I will have Hotel Belair for my next vacation in Sorrento.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

The Belair is situated not too far out of Sorrento town centre (about a 15 minute walk) and is perched on the cliffside overlooking the sea, Naples and Vesuvius. A beautiful view! The hotel itself is full of old style charm; very ornate Italian decor with a fabulously retro riviera feel to it. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable and every room has a balcony or terrace. The pool is great but get there early for the sun as it's in the shade by 3 or 4pm, and remember to go to the hotel next door where you can use the private beach - it's so lovely and secluded and perfect for snorkelling. The staff at the Belair are lovely and friendly and breakfast is great. Overall a fab place to stay and a good base for all those trips to Amalfi, Pompei and, most amazing of all, Herculaneum.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Capo 29, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#16 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#20 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range: £131 - £264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Belair 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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