My husband and I have just returned from a two week stay at La Solara. The hotel is situated just outside the town. The centre of Sorrento is very busy, with lots of traffic, so we appreciated the relative peace and quiet at the hotel. If you want to walk into town from the hotel it takes about 45 minutes, but the road is winding and busy and there is no footpath along much of it, so it's not for the fainthearted and only advisable at night if you have a death wish.The hotel runs an excellent courtesy bus which runs every hour from 8a.m. to 11p.m. The journey takes about 10 minutes and the bus drops you in the town near the bus and railway station, so it's easy to make your own way to other towns.
The food was very good, with plenty of choice. There is a gala dinner on Sundays and live music in the lounge a couple of evenings. There is TV in the bedroom but the only English channels were CNN and BBC news. Other than that the hotel is very quiet after dinner.
The hotel is beatifully decorated and spotlessly clean. If you like the sun on your balcony request a room overlooking the pool or the front of the hotel. Our room was on the other side and the sun did not ever shine on our balcony. This made the room very dark during the day, but it was cool at night so you could sleep without the air conditioning on and you didn't have to open the window and let the mosquitos in.
The pool area was lovely. There were always plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, whatever time of day you arrived, so no need to get up at 4a.m. to stake your claim!
This is a lovely, family run hotel,but the staff make it special. Our Thomson rep Alessandro was very helpful. His welcome meeting and walk around town was very entertaining. His accurate description of Italian zebra crossings as "just paintings on the road" made me laugh.
All the staff we met were professional and friendly. The reception staff, porter, bus drivers, chambermaids, pool staff and especially the waiters went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western La Solara
- Best Western Sorrento
- Sorrento Best Western