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“Great location in the port”
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Hotel il Faro
Ranked #86 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I lucked out and got the last room of the hotel for the one night I was in Sorrento. I arrived on a boat from Amalfi and was departing the next morning to Ischia so the location across from the boat docks was most important to me. I was given a great room at an unexpectedly reasonable rate that included breakfast. I had a room on the top floor with a water view. I really enjoyed the location and walked up the stairs around the corner and was in the center of the old town. It would be a great base for staying longer. The staff were very kind to me and asked many times if the room was good and if they could help in any way. I have already recommended the hotel to other people I met along the way and will continue to do so.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This hotel was absolutely lovely. I stayed here on a school trip and we were treated with such kindness. The staff helped everyone with their bags and our rooms were very comfortable. I was unfortunate to get a room with a view of a brick wall but the majority of rooms have a beautiful view of the water. Bathrooms were clean which is always a plus. There was not much variety for breakfast, we got ham and cheese with rolls. But we had a wonderful dinner here. Very short walk to main shops and practically right on the water where we got a short ferry trip to Capri.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I stayed here with a school group in April 2014. It's in a great location (as long as you like walking although there is a bus to the town). Based in a great location down at the marina, where you can get a boat to the Isle of Capri, in Sorrento. My room overlooked the sea with views to Vesuvius. The room was a good size and yes it was basic but it was very clean. A tad noisy with other school groups but what else would you expect. The reception and restaurant staff were excellent especially dealing with loads of kids. The food was typical of a school trip to Italy the best meal was their home made pizza, it was lovely! I'd be very happy to stay here again, be it with a school trip or on my own for a budget trip to this amazing area of Italy!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We have recently returned from a four night stay at Il Faro. Having stayed with students at a number of other hotels in the Sorrento area, I can confidently say that Il Faro is the best. The student rooms, although quite small, were clean and well appointed, and the staff rooms were very comfortable. We were very impressed to be fed with a warm meal when we arrived at 10pm, and the quality of both breakfasts and dinner continued to be very acceptable to both students and teachers. When one of the students beds broke during the stay, it was replaced promptly and without question. The staff, in reception and in the restaurant were friendly and welcoming. The location of the hotel was ideal for us, in spite of the steps! Will hope to return.

Room Tip: Aim for a sea view if possible.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank SSmithGeog
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here last August for two nights as part of our honeymoon travels. From the moment we walked through the door the staff were so friendly and helpful. Our spacious double room on the first floor with balcony was such a welcome after our disappointing room in Napoli the previous night. The bathroom was surprisingly big. Everything in its place as you would expect. The room itself was cool throughout the day.

It isn't modern, but it is very clean and comfortable. A well looked after building which is right beside the harbor. Great if you have heavy bags and arrive by ferry! Access to the town above is either by climbing a LOT of steps or taking lift which has been tunneled through the cliff, costs 1euro (i think). Views from the town level are amazing.

Highly recommend Il Faro and would love to have stayed longer.

Room Tip: We got a very good deal on Booking.com ;-)
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I stayed with a school party over half term. The staff were attentive and very helpful. The two single rooms for Staff members were at the back of the hotel. Both needed a further clean to begin with but were adequate for a five day stay. The rest of the rooms were on the front with sea views. These were spacious even with extra beds in them. The food was good and vegetarians catered for very well. Breakfasts were simple with fresh rolls, jam and a yogurt. Coffee and hot chocolate were delicious.
The staff were brilliant when we needed to take one student to hospital in the night. They ordered a taxi and gave us all the help they could.
Everyone tried to give us a really enjoyable stay. Yes, the location is a long way down from town, but there is an elevator nearby which costs 1euro to take you up to the town if the steps are an issue for you.
Many of the reviews for Il Faro seem quite negative, but I found very little to complain about, except the behaviour of another British school group!
I would certainly stay there with my family, but would request a sea view to get the nicest rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view, the harbour is right outside and the sunsets are beautiful. The second floor roo...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Hazel S
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GlobRes_18151, Direttore at Hotel il Faro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear Guest

We are very glad that you stay at our hotel was nice ... we hope& wish we can haveas our guests as soon as possible.

Many thanks again for your preference.

Best Regards
Pasquale Persico

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

This hotel is located on the waterfront in Sorrento - outstanding view. Great for water access, bad for city access unless you like to climb stairs. Not a problem for us but would not recommend for family with young children or those who are not fit. Rooms were average but not outstanding. Quite a bit of road noise throughout the night. We walked up and down several flights of stairs to our room rather than wait on the slow, small elevator. Breakfast was not great but adequate - the man who works the breakfast area is very friendly. Parking was expensive - 60 euros for 3 days. Hotel did offer a great room rate so we were satisfied with what we got for the price.

Room Tip: no pool or gym - plenty of climbing to get up to the city so no gym is needed
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Marina Piccola, 5, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #86 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Price Range: £65 - £595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel il Faro 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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