My wife & I stayed there from the 16th to the 30th of October. Only a week since we were there & it seems life a lifetime ago :-(
Firstly please do not listen to those who complain about the food. It certainly ranks as one of, if not, the best all inclusive packages we have done. If you can't find something nice to eat on a daily basis then the problem is yours & not the hotel.
The rooms are basic but they serve their purpose & are kept very clean. We had regular sheet changes & fresh towels daily.
The shuttle bus is a great little touch if it is available when you need it. You don't always have to book the day before either. If Pasquale has room on the bus he will get you on. If it isn't available the walk in to Sorrento is nowhere near as bad as people make out. So long as you walk in single file & keep in to the side you are fine. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes & the views of the bay when you get near the bottom are to behold. My wife & I did it at least 6 times without any problem. If you aren't a great walker it may pay to arrange for the bus to get you back up the hill. Or get a blue local bus, they stop right outside the hotel & are cheap as chips.
The staff, and a special mention to Catello & Pepe, each & everyone of them from the front desk, the bar staff, waiters & housekeepers go out of their way to be friendly & do all they can to make sure your stay is a special one. If a business is only as good as it's staff, then the Palace is a really special business to have.
The one very small complaint or remark I will make is. We paid the extra for a sea view room. We were put on the second floor & the only sea view you get is the glimpse through the forest in front of the hotel. The only real sea view rooms are those on the 3rd & 4th floors. I did ask to be moved if a room higher up became available but nothing ever came of it.
As for the trips, we did quite a few. We did the Amalfi drive select. It was a great day out,but you have to question if the price set by Thomson/First choice is value for money. IF I was doing it again I would go for one of the cheaper options. We also did Capri & Anna Capri. This was another excellent day out & good value for money. The final one was Pompeii & Herculaneum if you're interested in ancient history then this is a must. You get to see a good portion of Herculaneum and about 25% of Pompeii but by the end of the day it is enough.
The real measure of a holiday is whether you would go back. I can safely say I wouldn't hesitate returning to the Atlantic palace. My only hope is they don't go too far with the proposed modifications & take away the wonderful simplistic character of the hotel.
If anyone does have a any questions please feel free to drop me a line.
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