We have just returned from a 7 day holiday with our son and his fiance to Sorrento and stayed at the Grand Riviera. We stayed there 2 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, so we thought we would stay there again and found it as great as the first time.
The hotel itself is so well kept, the decor is immaculate, so is the cleanliness of the rooms. The staff remembered us from our last visit and made us feel so welcome, it was wonderful, we immediately felt relaxed and taken care of.
The food is of a good standard, I have never rated any hotel food as being exceptional, but the Riviera offer a good variety of tasty meals which is served by very friendly and efficient waiters. The dinning room is light and airy and there is plenty of room between the tables so nobody can earwig your conversation. Breakfast offers a good variety of the usual mix of bacon, eggs, cereals, fresh fruit, pastries, cheeses etc. which you can have on the balcony overlooking Mt Versuvius, this makes for a wonderful start to the day.
The private bathing platform, is very well looked after by a friendly attendant. It's clean and tidy and you can buy drinks, snacks and ices. Towels are supplied at the pool and bathing platform. The swimming pool is also a great place to spend a few hours, and it also has an attendant who will get drinks for you.
Claudio (not sure of spelling so I apologise), runs a very friendly and efficient bar, nothing is too much trouble. If you want a cocktail that's not on the menu he'll make it for you. They have live music 2 or 3 times a week on the balcony, Claudio makes sure everyone has a good laugh and you can have a dance.
I think the hotel caters more for the over 30's, I could be wrong, but most of the guests were more mature, although my son loved it and he's 27.
The location of the hotel is great. It's in a quiet part of Sorrento but only 10 to 15 min walk to the busy Piazza Tasso and town centre where there are dozens of bars and good family run restaurants.
I only have one criticism, the beds are a little on the hard side. Sorry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few short steps from the centre of Sorrento, the hotel enjoys a splendid position overlooking the sea and with a panorama of the entire Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius.The warm welcome reserved for our guests and the professionalism of our staff make the Riviera a first class hotel, where you can enjoy a vacation in which our hospitality takes care of your every comfort. The hotel offers an American bar, Restaurant, Swimming pool, Solarium, Garden, Private beach and wide panoramic terraces set on various levels from which to enjoy the beauty of the Sorrento Coast.All areas of the hotel have centralised air conditioning and heating. Wi-Fi access is completely free. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Grand Hotel Riviera Sorrento