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“Great Hotel, one slight flaw”
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Hotel Continental
Ranked #28 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great Hotel, one slight flaw”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

This is an excellent hotel. Good accomodation, great sea views and aspect, and away from the more crowded parts of Sorrento. Situated on a square it isn't overlooked. Staff were excellent and the food was good too. We would happily stay again but (and there always is a but) - the square used at night by the local ragazzi - their school located there. So they tended to ride their noisy Vespas round and round into the early hours at the weekend. You will need to keep windows closed (double glazed so a good sound barrier) at night if you don't want to be disturbed.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

The Hotel Continental is an absolutely elegant hotel. From the sumptuous marble lobby to the gracious greetings and assistance from the Hotel staff to the lovely dining room and the cheerful, very green garden room... Everything about the hotel is artistically designed and immaculately maintained.

The rooms are comfortable and bright, with inlaid wood furniture and private balconies. The included breakfast is a feast, spread out across 4 aisles of tables. There is a billiards room, an exercise room and an inviting pool, with gardens. In the evening there is live music at the piano bar.

The location is excellent. Walk out the front door and you are already in a lovely park, with benches and flowers and sculptures, all bordered on one side by a wall overlooking Vesuvius and the Sea of Naples. In the next park over there are more sculptures, an outdoor café and a gelato shop, as well as an elevator that takes you down to the water level where you can buy tickets for the boat over to Capri. In warmer weather the beaches along the edge of the water are open, but in April they are still getting their fresh coats of paint for the season.

Walking further along the street that leads from the hotel takes you to lovely shops and restaurants, as well as to a theater offering nightly shows of local dancing and music.

We loved our stay at this hotel and only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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4 Thank CaroleeD
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Fort Wayne
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

We recently had the opportunity to stay at the Continental and were very impressed with the hotel and the service we received from the wonderful staff. We were greeted with smiles and by name. The hotel is very clean and inviting and the staff answered every question with a smile. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you, Salvatore, Lucca, Carlo and Giovanni and to all of the "unseen" staff. You made our first trip to Italy memorable. Ciao, from the Carpenters.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We really enjoyed this hotel. It is very pretty and it is perfectly situated for popping into town for shopping and meals out, as it's just a 4-5 minute walk. Also it's right on the sea front, so the view just outside the hotel is lovely. The food was very tasty, home-cooked, and all at a reasonable price (maybe €7 for a pasta dish). Also the wine was of a very good standard. The best feature of the hotel is the staff. They all speak perfect English, and are so helpful. They really can't do enough for you. Also the hotel has a small gym which was very useful for us and we used it every day. Just take your own music! There is a pool - it's outside, but we couldn't use it as the weather was too cold. I would say that the slightly downside was that the bed was quite lumpy and there were two singles pushed together to make a double so I or my finance ended up in the middle dip a lot! Also this hotel MUST get a system to hire/watch English films in the room. You can watch them downstairs, but we really wanted to snuggle up one evening for a quiet one and this was not possible (we had already read a lot by this time!). There could also be some more English speaking channels on TV to half-watch when getting ready to go out to dinner, which would be nice. In sum, a lovely hotel, but if you come, bring a DVD player (Ipads don't work out there and you can't download anything as the speed is too slow) - or ask the hotel to install a video-rental system in the rooms in advance!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2012

we stayed in the hotel fot 2 nights the location was excellent' the stuff were very polite and helped us as much as we needed. the breakfast was reach and we had great time.
we wpold like to thank espessiaky mr salvatore fot his hospitality.
mr and mrs cohen israel

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Lior C
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I booked this Hotel as a holiday and paid extra for HB. As it turned out it ended up being our Honeymoon as we got married in May and was going to Sorrento in June. The satff were great and friendly and we always had a good laugh with them. I seen some one said dont get room 101 or 102 we were in 102 and really liked it. we only found out we had our own patio area with sun beds near the end of our holiday so never got to try this out.

Room Tip: We were in room 102 and liked it but I think any room would do as its a really nice Hotel
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank James R
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Herts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

The rooms were of good quality and were comfortable. They were very clean and the bathroom was excellent in size and comfort. We couldn't fault the rooms. We asked for a view of vesuvious and had the room over the entrance. The balcony was big but you had to turn to your left to get the view. We booked half board which was a big mistake. Breakfast was atrocious and dinner even worse. Italy is famed for it's food but not here. Staff were not friendly but helpful at a push. The location was excellent just a very short slightly uphill walk into buzzing Sorrento. So vibrant and loads to see and do with many restaurants we could only dribble over. The pool is like many in Italy surrounded by a rope which is extremely dangerous if anyone was to get into trouble. The loungers were dated and uncomfortable. You had to pay to use the lift down to the beach, however this is a bonus, more money to get on the decking and more for the loungers there. Usual Italian expense. Never was going to be a value for money holiday. Overall, good location, nice hotel but service and food bad. Would not go back to the hotel but would go back to Sorrento as a base to explore.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Continental
Address: Piazza della Vittoria n. 4, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Sorrento
#24 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#27 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#34 Family Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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