My wife and I booked the Hotel de La Ville after reading some excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and, having just spent a week there we certainly do not have any regrets about our choice.
I don't think I have ever stayed in a hotel where all the staff were so friendly, so pleased to be of service and always had a smile or warm greeting for their guests. I also don't think I've stayed at a hotel where every area was so spotless throughout our stay.
My wife and I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to breakfast on warm mornings in the wonderful garden. The choice of food for breakfast was certainly on a par with some of the better hotels we have stayed in.
My one major complaint was that we tended to be rushed through our evening meals. I like to take my time to enjoy food rather than gulping it down, but on more than one occasion the waiter came with our main course before we had finished our salad that accompanied our starter. Likewise, no sooner had we finished our main course than the sweet trolley was at our table. The hotel was, no doubt, fairly full at the time and they wanted to get everyone served as quickly as possible. I am sure that this hotel is no different to many others in this respect. There was certainly no shortage of restaurant waiters - they seemed to be swarming everywhere. And they all had a smile on their faces!
Another slight gripe was the price of drinks - subtantially more than in the UK, but no doubt the week pound against the Euro had something to do with this. Drinks were just as expensive at other bars we visited in the resort.
A word or two about the decor - it was superb, with an emphasis on in-laid woodwork - furniture that must have been extremely expensive to buy if smaller in-laid woodwork items in the nearby shops were anything to go by. I personally thought that the bed was rather on the firm side, but no doubt many guests prefer them to be like this. You'll never please everyone when it comes to hotel beds.
All in all, we spent a thoroughly enjoyable week and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm and welcoming atmosphere, a relaxed ambience with every type of comfort and the spectacular setting of the Gulf of Naples, combined with the cordiality and professionalism of the staff, are among the main features that make a stay at the Grand Hotel De La Ville unique. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento