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Hotel Continental
Ranked #30 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Fantastic location with a lift from the hotel onto a very pleasant black sand child friendly beach. The family room was a lovely size with a great verandah over the pool.

It has a slightly victorian feel overall-ever so slightly faded but dont let this put you off.
Sorrento is basically 2 long streets-very nice but by the end of a week you have had enough of lemon soaps and teatowels.
Pomepii, Herculaneum+Vesuvius mindblowing-worth a return visit. This is a great location for them all.
The only downside is the dreadful breakfast-stale pastries, processed cheese, no bacon. Go on,weep why dont you.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

I came to the hotel Continental with my husband and I adored it! The location is wonderful. The attendants were very attentive and helpful, especially LUCAS, who provided many informations about sidewalks

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2012 via mobile

Me and my wife booked this hotel after the nice reviews we read but what a disappointment.
A 13" TV from the 80's with about 10 channels, hair from other people on the sink, cracked toillet vase cover and the worst: after having had free wifi in every hotel we stayed in Italy it's very frustrating to find one charged per HOUR!
There are probably better hotels in Sorrento for the same price. Stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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3  Thank fegoldman
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

The Continental exceeded our expectations in many areas and we enjoyed our two week holiday immensely. We chose this hotel as it was one of the few that offered B & B and we wanted to sample the local cuisine having opted for half board on our last visit to Sorrento. The service from the front of house was always courteous and helpful and reflective of the service generally.
Our room was a standard double, which in reality is twin beds pushed together. The rooms were kept spotless with towels changed daily and bedding twice per week. Robes were provided and there was a hair dryer in the bathroom. I used my own although this is not encouraged. The beds were not to our liking but perfect if you like a harder mattress. There was a balcony overlooking the adjacent school (closed 15 June to 15 Sept!) with table and chairs. The air conditioning worked a treat although defaulted to 25 degrees with the key out. The mini bar was well stocked but very expensive - €2 for a small bottle of water. We used the fridge to cool drinks bought at 'The Corner Shop" - well worth a visit! Breakfast consisted of the usual: cereal, yoghurt, pastries, cakes, selection of cold meats and cheese. A small selection of hot, cooked food is available and fresh fruit. The pastries and croissants are delicious and the waiters are friendly and attentive. A word of warning - the coffee tastes a bit like Bovril! I stuck to mint tea :-) The pool and surrounding area is kept clean and orderly. Sun beds and parasols are often reserved early in the morning despite requests for people not to. I don't know of a hotel where ths doesn't happen though. Drinks around the pool are quite expensive - small glass of beer is €5. There is a lift to a public "beach"...at a cost of €3 per person. Sunbeds cost €11 per person and the sand is lava-based and is black! The location of the hotel is superb - just minutes away from Piazza Tasso and Corso Italia. Some reviews have mentioned noise at night from motorcycles but we were never aware of this. Try 'Bar Ercolano' on Piazza Tasso - potent cocktails at €7 and local licquorice liqueur...yum! Another must-try is Davide's ice cream restaurant. Too many favourites to mention! If you are offered a walk around the town with your holiday company, do go as you will see all the nooks and crannies worth visiting. Also, lots of free tastings: ice cream, Limoncello etc. I would definitely recommend the Continental for service, cleanliness, location and rooms.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Carrolls_Lancashire
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

We wanted a beach holiday, in the warmth of Southern Italy. This hotel was everything we wanted and more. Old world style top quality service in the rooms, concierge and restaurant was faultless. The room was modern, clean, and the airconditioning worked a charm! We had no view, but as we did not spend much time in the room, we did not miss it. Also, being hot and fairly humid outside, the place to be was indoors in the airconditioning anyway! The clincher for us that just made the hotel was the beach. It is not cheap, but is is VERY luxurious and a total relaxation. The beach is reached by taking the hotel lift to floor minus 3 (the hotel is on the top of a cliff, set back a bit) then walking along a short passage to the beach. What a great way to get to the beach, rather than walking down the steps, a very tiring alternative!
The centre of Sorrento is only minutes away by foot, and the hotel itself is in a quiet cul de sac, with a tree lined square in front, so provides a haven from the activity of the centre.
We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LaurenceCherry
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Stayed recently for 1 week. The hotel is very good in an ideal location to walk to the shops, marina's etc. The staff throughout the hotel are excellent and make you very welcome. At breakfast Antonio and Franco were a pleasure and are good for a laugh in the morning. Breakfast itself is superb, the best I've had in Italy with plenty of choice both hot and cold all very tasty. Giovanni at the bar at night is great fun. We went to the happy hour every night and had a laugh and joke with him and other guests before going out for the evening and on our return for a night cap or two. The pool area is also good with the large clean pool with plenty of areas to sit/lounge and the snack bar close by.

I would have loved to give an excellent score but the hotel is let down unfortunately in a few areas. We paid extra for a sea view but only got a partial sea view, in other areas you pay less for this. The room was small with an old fashioned14" portable tv they should consider up-grading to a modern flat screen. In the toilet they provide a hair-drier which is a hose that comes out the wall and is totally ineffective with not enough heat to dry and style your hair, and your not allowed to use a plug-in type. Wi-fi was extra where at most good quality hotels these days wi-fi is free.

However all these are minor points and didn't stop us having a very good stay. If we return to Sorrento in the future we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Book a room on the 4th floor if you can.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

The Continental is a great Hotel. We had a great view of the water. The hotel is located in a great part of Sorrento that is a small walk from the heart of town including restaurants, shopping, and mass transportation but is far enough away to avoid the noise at night. The included breakfast was a nice touch. The front desk staff were beyond helpful. Also, my kids loved the pool.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have a great view. Make sure it is booked with a view.
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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
#25 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#27 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#34 Family Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range: £140 - £547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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