For those with a short attention span: It’s super clean, room's are comfortable and the food’s great.
Booked with Thomson on Wednesday 16th October travelling the following Monday.
Arriving at the hotel after 10.30pm check in was swift and after we were given our room card we were told that there was food (cold meat, cheese, roasted vegetables and stuffed tomato) for us in the restaurant which was most welcome.
Breakfast. There is something for everyone. Excellent buffet breakfast with tea and coffee brought to the table. Real fresh orange and grapefruit juices.
Evening meal. You’ll put weight on. Menu displayed outside restaurant each morning with several choices of starter, main and dessert (more than one vegetarian option). Self service Italian salad bar which was more than just a salad bar with a big choice of both warm and cold food. A chef/kitchen can’t please everyone all the time but it was cooked and presented to a good standard and everything we had we enjoyed (don’t understand people who poor salt onto their food before even tasting it). In hindsight I might have swapped a main course with that of another starter on a few occasions but there’s always next time. All meals were taken at the same (private-no shared tables here) table for the whole week.
Sunday night was a gala night with a set menu where everyone sits down together. We were left an order form for drinks the previous evening so our drinks would be brought to the table to save time and free up the waiting on staff to serve food.
Drinks. House wine (locally from Ravello) was Euro 12.00/bottle and they happily put away anything left over for the next evening. Sparkling water (1litre) 2.50, fresh juice 3.00 and a beer 3.50.
Staff. Front desk, waiters, pool chap, driver, cleaners et al. All very nice and helpful and we wouldn’t like to single out any one person as they were all good.
Swimming pool. Excellent and used it every day. Towels provided at pool side. Bar and snack bar area with seating area with a garden beyond that. Chairs and loungers around pool area.
Gym. Didn’t use or even look in room.
Room 322. Back of the hotel (see pictures) no views and at first we were a bit disappointed but it was cool and quiet being away from the road noise. Had we had the choice we probably would have opted for a room with some sort of view but the hotel was fully booked. Electronic card for room entry and electrics. Small terrace with folding clothes dryer and a table and 2 chairs. Lots of storage space. Lots of mirrors, safe (laptop sized), 2 plug points, small fridge (stocked with drinks but spare room for a couple of bottles of your own) flat screen TV with information service. BBC news and CH4. Bed was comfortable. Walk in shower with good shower pressure, good hairdryer (so I’m informed). Towels changed daily (twice if you didn’t hang them up) and bed linen changed mid-week. Air con was appreciated as it was still quite hot late evening.
Wi-fi (code from reception) in room and public areas was reliable.
Cleanliness was of the highest quality throughout the whole hotel. Hand sanitiser outside main restaurant.
Location. Part way up a hill just under 2 miles outside the town (towards Massa Lubrense). You can walk into Sorrento (with care) in about 40 minutes. Courtesy bus runs on the hour every hour and was always punctual.
We would happily return to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Hotel La Solara is surrounded by lemon and olive groves, half a kilometer from Sorrento's picturesque Puolo Beach. It overlooks the beautiful Bay of Sorrento, with views of Capri Island and Mount Vesuvius. Parking is free. The Olympic-size swimming pool and the children's wading pool are both heated in the low season. At sunset, the friendly staff serves drinks by the pool. The rooms come with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms feature a private balcony or patio, with views of the grounds, of the pool, or of the sea. Hotel La Solara is 3.2 km from the center of town, and conveniently connected by a courtesy shuttle bus leaving the premises at 8:15 am and then every hour on the hour from 9 am to 11 pm. Delight in typical regional foods in a large dining room offering splendid views of the sea. A varied continental breakfast is served buffet-style every morning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western La Solara
- Best Western Sorrento
- Sorrento Best Western