What a thoroughly lovely hotel with lovely staff (very male orientated but they are full of cheer, they’re very helpful and give you a very personal service – they are a great asset to the hotel). The hotel is in a great location – easy 5 mins walk to the main square, a 10 mins walk down to the Fisherman's Village & a 10 mins walk to the Marina for the ferries to Capri etc. Lovely large pool although it’s quite chilly (but you kind of get used to it after a few days). The breakfast was fantastic – a great choice of cereals, eggs, cold meats, cheese, bread, pastries, cakes etc (I gained 5lbs). We had a standard room with balcony & sea view which is well worth it in my opinion (some rooms without sea view will currently overlook the next door building site). The room is fairly basic but very adequate and very clean (with fresh towels morning & evening with the turndown service). There is a lift straight down to the beach/jetty if you want to be by the sea (although the beach isn’t great & it’s very busy with the locals – but a swim off the jetty early evening was nice). I only have two negatives – the next door building which I mentioned earlier has apparently been under construction for a few years and Monday to Friday it is noisy if you are sitting by the pool each day with drilling, banging, scraping etc (and that coupled with the kids in the apartment right next to the pool doesn’t make for a very peaceful day - so iPod is highly recommend)! The other negative is the gym – it is very antiquated, half of the machines don’t work and there is no aircon so it gets very hot (we could only manage 30 mins max each morning before we were ready to pass out). The hotel could really do with spending some money on it. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this hotel and would return in a flash.
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- Hotel Continental Sorrento