We stayed as a family of 4 for 11 nights at the Atlantic Palace on an 'All Inclusive' basis in June 2014.
The hotel is located above Sorrento next to a busy road without any pavements. It has a roof terrace with fantastic views across the Bay of Napes to Mount Vesuvius. I would not recommend walking into Sorrento from the hotel due to the busy road. We used the 'free' hotel shuttle bus to get back and forth to Sorrento (but 1 euro return after 8 p.m.) as it has a regular timetable. The shuttle bus does start running until 9 a.m. (which is too late if you are going away for the day on your own trip). It is best to book the hotel shuttle a day in advance at reception. The local buses stop outside the hotel, but are unreliable, infrequent and overcrowded (bus tickets can be bought at reception).
The hotel is clean, comfortable and airy, with friendly helpful staff who all speak excellent English. There is free Wi-Fi in the hotel which was a real bonus. Before travelling we emailed the hotel and asked for and were given a room at the rear of the hotel, which cut down on the amount of road noise at night. The room was of a good size with comfortable beds, a bath with a shower above which had good water pressure. There was a free safe, a small fridge and a flat screen TV, which only had the BBC World Service in English. The only issue with the room was with the air conditioning not working and taking 3 days to sort out, which was not ideal in temperatures of 30 degrees+. There is a small pool at the side of the hotel, with a pool bar, sun loungers and seating area next to the bar. There is also a grassed area behind the pool with sun beds and hot tubs (which we did not use).
Food and Drink:
The food and drink at the hotel was excellent.
Breakfast - a hot and cold buffet with an extensive choise of cereals, fruit, bread, pastries streaky bacon, eggs and continental sausages. There was also a juicing machine which squeezed fresh oranges. Coffee and tea was served at the table (the coffee was very strong and we diluted it with hot water from an urn).
Lunch - a hot and cold buffet served outside, plus a BBQ (meat and fish) and wood fired pizza oven (chef will make pizzas to order for you if you ask him).
Dinner - a buffet starter, plus another 3 courses served by the waiters at your table.
Drinks - At dinner you get a wine list with a choice of 5 red, 5 white and 2 rose wines by the bottle, which are included in the 'All Inclusive'. The local wines, beers and spirits (branded and non branded) served at the two bars are of a good quality and there was also a choice of cocktails.
Overall this was a good 'All Inclusive' hotel, with friendly helpful staff and I would happily return (just for the pizza at lunch time if nothing else!). The vast majority of the guests were British and of all ages.
The only issue we had was with young children being allowed to run wild in the lounge bar from before dinner until after 11 p.m. at night. It was rather annoying and drove us back to our room early a few nights for a peaceful drink on the balcony!
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantic Palace Sorrento