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Cesare Augusto
Ranked #41 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Basic, clean hotel. Large rooms, loved the balcony, we had a nice view. Lovely garden area. Too cool for us to use the pool in early May. Great location to plazas, ferry, transportation, dining and shopping. Breakfast not as good as others in Italy. Large open dining room, cafeteria feeling. Beware of holiday Saturday nights. Lots of noise from horn blowing, fireworks, yelling and partying starting at midnight and not ending until 3 am.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We have just returned from a week at the Cesare Augusto with Riviera. Our room was on the top floor, 506, with a balcony on the side with views of the town and the sea and the hills. Large bedroom with plenty of storage, seating area inside and excellent bathroom facilities, only downside is the shower head is fixed, a problem for me as I am just over 5ft. Bedroom etc was very clean and safe was a good size. The restaurant staff were extremely helpful, and appreciated my husband trying out his Italian on them. The food choice both at breakfast and evening meal was excellent. Food at dinner efficiently served by the waiters and iced water was free. The bar staff very friendly and most of reception staff friendly and helpful though one older man behind desk often off hand. The entrance and reception area was very spacious. Two doors out, one to main road and the other into the garden with entrance leading to a five minute walk to Tasso Square. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sue A
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We recently stayed at the Cesare Augusto for 4 nights at the end of April, 2014. Our room was large and very clean. We had a nice balcony that overlooked the hotel gardens. The only problem we had with the room was that our fridge didn't work and even after we had reported the problem, it still wasn't fixed even by the end of our stay. Fortunately, the bartender at the lower hotel lobby bar was awesome and provided us with small buckets of ice whenever we asked!
The breakfast was very good and had a lot of selections and they didn't care if you took food or coffee back to your room so you could enjoy it on your balcony.
The location was perfect. It was a 5 minute walk to the center of the city and to the train station. The hotel did offer free wi-fi, but we found the connection to be very inconsistent. We had a good connection if we sat in the lobby or even in the hallway, but we lost connection constantly when we were in our room.
The airport lost my luggage in Naples so I arrived in Sorrento with nothing! Luckily, the hotel does provide shampoo, shavers, and toothbrush and toothpaste. Unfortunately, I found the staff to be fairly unhelpful in trying to get my luggage back. There was 1 man who was willing to help me, although he wasn't having much luck either. So, I was able to email my mom using the hotel computer and she contacted our local U.S. airport and tracked my luggage and they sent it to our hotel in Sorrento. It's not easy being in Europe without your luggage!
Overall, this was a good hotel and we had a great time in Sorrento!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I stayed at the cesare augusto for 5 nigths at the end of April 2014. After a very dodgy experience in my hotel in Naples, the Cesare Augusto was an absolutely dream come to true when I arrived. It is a 5 minute walk from the station, and literally 2 minute walk from the centre of Sorrento. The staff were lovely and friendly. There was very good facilities, such as fridge in room, pool, hairdryers etc. Breakfast was decent, if not a bit too many tasty sweet pastrys for my liking. Highly recommend this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Elisa O
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Cesare Augusto hotel has all the amenities for an enjoyable stay in Sorrento and is located within short walking distances from the train station, SITA buses and Piazzo de; Tasso. The location in this sense was very good. Sorrento is a busy town with many cars and scooters. During our stay road construction diverted traffic to both sides of the hotel making it very noisy at night. Fortunately we were able to close the door to the balcony without getting too warm in the room. We found the hotel staff to be all business. A friendly touch with a smile would have gone a long way.

The included breakfast is very good. The restaurant and housekeeping staff are competent and truly care for their guests. After our group, the hotel called us because housekeeping noticed that someone had left something very valuable behind and they were concerned. That speaks volumes

If we were to return to Sorrento we would choose a smaller hotel near the quiet end of town. Marina Grande is one choice that adds 10 -15 minutes to walk to the center of town.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank DandSdennis
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

THe Cesare Augusto on the Via dei Aranci is only 5 minutes walk away from Piazzo di Tasso, the main square of Sorrento. The Sorrento railway station is also only 5 minutes away and Herculaneum, Pompeii and Naples can be easily accessed.The rooms at the back overlook the garden and another busy but less noisy road than Via Aranci. These rooms have clear views of Vesuvius and to islands. When we were there (mid April) the 6th floor rooftop pool was not open but the views from this floor over Sorrento to the sea and Vesuvius are beautiful.
The rooms have solid and well maintained furniture and, although a little tired, the bathrooms are scrupulously clean. Our room, and I think almost all, had a tiled balcony with a neat metalwork table and chairs.The reception area is welcoming, as are the staff. In fact the staff are a main highlight of the hotel with efficient and friendly cleaning staff and waiters.
The evening meals were good and were carefully served and the breakfast has a good range. There was some effort to reflect local cuisine and there is a well priced wine list.
The downsides were the poorly functioning air conditioning which meant the balcony door had to be left open- but then we heard too much noise from the road.
Overall, a good choice for a central hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the higher floors and overlooking the garden- quieter.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The hotel mainly caters for tour operators parties - when we were there they were mainly older people so we found the hotel an oasis of peace and quiet. We had two large, clean interconnected rooms on the top floor. On the main road side but with views up into the hills behind Sorrento. There is a nice urban garden and car park below the hotel.
It's a 5 minute walk to the old town.
The breakfast was good, whole place very clean and staff friendly and helpful.

Train station a short 10 minute walk and this is the best way to visit Pompeii as the roads are narrow, busy and a challenge to drive to and from Sorrento on.

Free wi-fi was a bonus, but no A/c and even the fan was not working on our stays.
The road we overlooked was busy and noisy - but the double glazing is good. We had the council strip and resurface the road from 10pm to 2am the nights we were there and hardly heard them!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Address: Via Degli Aranci 108, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#46 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range: £108 - £251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cesare Augusto 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel Cesare Augusto is a cozy four-star hotel located in the heart of the city, just few steps away from Piazza Tasso, the main square of Sorrento. Partially surrounded by a garden with towering pine trees the hotel occupies a strategic position to visit the picturesque alleys of the old town and shopping in the stores of Corso Italia or to reach the main tourist destinations such as Capri, Pompeii, Naples and the unique and wonderful Amalfi Coast. It has 120 rooms, good sized, all soundproofed and air conditioned, equipped with minibar, bathroom and shower, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV, WiFi connection and private terrace. Hotel Cesare Augusto has a roof garden with swimming pool and a solarium from which to enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples. The hotel also has a renowned restaurant where you can taste the cuisine of Sorrento as well as those of Mediterranean and International cuisine. ... more   less 
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Cesare Augusto Hotel Sorrento
Caesar Augusto

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