We went to the Antiche Mura for a holiday to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was a package with Thompson (Magic of Italy) and we only had a basic room.
I'd agree with the majority of what the other reviewers have written. The hotel's location is excellent - right in the heart of Sorrento, but with a deep gorge running down one side of the hotel, it's very peaceful, almost to the point of being rural.
The room was on the small side - but spotlessly clean. Maid service is twice a day - you'll find your bed turned down for you in the evening. My only complaint was that there were large mirrored wardrobe doors opposite the bed, which made me both uncomfortable and self-conscious every time I was in bed. But I realise that these may be an attraction for some people!
The breakfast buffets are exactly as others have described - more cake than a patisserie. The pool area is delightful, although take some insect repellant. The poolside bar also served some good food.
What I would really recommend is the resort of Sorrento itself. We loved it. It was a proper grown-up resort, which is touristy without being tacky. The centre is pedestrianised at night - and you can join the great Italian sport of promenading. All the shops, bars and restaurants are open late - and you can stroll around, stopping for shopping, drinking or eating. I even went out one night by myself when my partner was feeling unwell, and as a single woman, I felt completely safe. It had a brilliant atmosphere, and even in October, it was very warm.
The best place we found in Sorrento is Cafe Latino, a restaurant set in a courtyard (quite close to the main English/Irish pubs). This was quite simply one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in - the setting is stunning, the food is amazing, and the Maitre D' and all the waiting staff were brilliant. Oh, and the cocktails are jolly nice too. It's also a restaurant where you can get a much wider variety of Italian food than the pizza/pasta combinations that abound in Sorrento.
A very good holiday in all - and the Antiche Mura was a brilliant base for exploring the region. Much recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Antiche Mura Hotel has a wonderful position in the heart of Sorrento, in the main square Piazza Tasso. It is an ideal base for exploring Sorrento and its beautiful surroundings like Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, etc. This newly renovated hotel combines elegance, style and modern comforts (Like Free Wi-Fi) able to satisfy guests with the highest expectations. At the same time , you will be able to experience centuries of history. ... more less
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- Antiche Mura Sorrento