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“Quiet hotel location in bustling Sorrento”

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Hotel Admiral Sorrento
Ranked #40 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
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Perth
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“Quiet hotel location in bustling Sorrento”
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Echoing recent positive reviews, we found hotel good value for money. Rooms cleaned daily, with new laundry frequently. Breakfast was adequate and we always found something to suit our needs. Dinner was good with several choices for each course - be warned, the portions are generous. Hotel entertainment was not to our taste, but we went out every evening after dinner to wander the streets of Sorrento. Very friendly and helpful staff.
One snag with the free sun loungers on the deck is they are actually chairs which do not go flat - not brilliant if you are a serious sunbathed. Towels are freely available and we "borrowed" some to use on the beach.
We hired sun beds one day at the adjacent pier - €8 each, which is a bit pricey but we were there all day.
Don't take a taxi as the local bus takes you to and from the train and bus station (same location). You can also get a bus at the station for Amalfi and Positano.
Take the train to Pompeii which will only cost €4.40 return and €11 entry to Pompeii. The train stop at Pompeii Scavi is right at the entrance. We believe you can get a personal guided tour for €10 once you get there - as you queue for tickets someone will offer this service.

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Annecy, France
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

The Hotel Admiral is located in Marina Grande; a bus goes every hour from the train station to Marina Grande so no need to take a taxi. Hotel is clean and the pool attractive. Staff are helpful. Make sure you eat at Emilio's on the beach. Do not eat at the 5 Levi Sisters. There is a bus between the Naples Airport and Sorrento but it can take up to 2 hours during traffic. Wonderful sea views along the bus route.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We stayed at the above hotel for four days May 3 - 6. The hotel was in a lovely position , make sure you ask for a sea view. Breakfast better than expected . Room clean.
Easy to get from Naples Airport to Sorrento. Bus outside takes you straight there for 10 euros. One hours drive. When you arrive at the bus station you need to take the local red bus " D " which takes you straight down to the marina and the hotel. ( 1.20. euro ) Taxis very expensive as we had to pay 25 euros to go back to the coach station as we had to leave very early for our trip home . Must take a train to Pompeii or Ercolano. Approx. one hour for 4.40. euros. Also catch the bus to Amalfi, worth the visit. Public transport was cheap but we found the food and drinks to be expensive.
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Room Tip: Ask for a sea view.
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Lasswade, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

My wife and I have just returned from our second trip to Sorrento (May 4 - 11), our first was 11 years ago to the Capodimonte, this trip to the Hotel Admiral.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful, from the maids to the manager. We read previous reviews about the breakfasts being poor, we did not find this to be true. We found enough variety to satisfy, cereal, cold meat, cheese, bread, bread rolls, scrambled egg, etc.

The Evening Meals were delicious and with enough of a choice to suit fussy eaters.

The views from the hotel are excellent across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius, the down side is the walk to Sorrento Town Centre (if you're not very fit!), easier coming back, all down hill.

I would not hesitate to recommend the Hotel Admiral to anyone, we found this hotel more friendly than the Hotel Capodimonte, although very nice a bit more impersonal.

A & L F

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

We booked the Admiral on the recommendation of a family member. We were not disappointed.

The journey from Naples airport to Sorrento
We travelled from Stansted to Naples and caught the bus directly to Sorrento train station.(you can get the Auto bus to Naples then get the circumvesus train to Sorrento) we found it less hassle to sit and have a coffee at the airport to kill 40 mins, then jump on the bus which is right outside the exit of the airport.

The journey from Sorrento train station to the Admiral Hotel
Once in Sorrento we avoided the cabs(very expensive) we were told you can get the auto bus from the station to the grand Marina or walk.
We decided to walk this took about 30mins with suitcases, I advise you download a street and plan your route before you arrive as you will have to navigate the busy square, once passed this the route is downhill and you have to negotiate number of side streets.
The streets are cobbled and small so sometimes you have to move into the rd .
We had plenty of time before check so took our time and familiarised ourselves with Sorrento streets.

Once you get through the side streets and alleyway you won’t be disappointed with the entrance to the Grand Marina, it’s a lovely little fishing cove. The Admiral is positioned in the far right hand corner of the bay.

The Hotel
On arrival the staff were very welcoming, they advised us of where our room was.

The room.
Cleaned everyday, If you have asked for a see view and get a front room you will not be disappointed as you be looking out across the bay of Naples with little fishing boats coming and going throughout the day. ( if you have a set of binoculars take them), the views of Versuversus across the bay are amazing.
Back to the rooms, they are tiled so can be a nosey when moving chairs (please consider the people in the room underneath you) I found the noise travelled trough out the corridors. What you’d expect from a 3 star.. I suppose

The Breakfast
You’ll have a choice from scrambled and hard boiled eggs, cereal with milk or yoghurt, pastries, rolls, ham, cheese and toast, they also had bacon or small frankfurter sausages
Drinks that were available were coffee, tea and a selection of fruit juices.
To round up plenty of choice to choose from.

The Staff were very helpful as I mentioned before, there is a small bar that serves drinks throughout the day. Snacks are available from 1200 to 1400.

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kent
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Stayed for a week and wished it was longer. The hotel is out of town yes. The walk to town is 10 mins tops and it is a lovely walk so no issues there. There are a couple of local restaurants all nice would perhaps suggest you avoid the snack bar as the price is not what is quoted on the menus and a pizza coke and a beer will set you back 25-30 euro and there is much cheaper and nicer within a 2 minute radius. The hotel staff brilliant food very good and if you get a full see view WOW. The towels clean every day. Beds every other. 1 thing it lacks is a fridge in the room but really not the end of the world. You put all drinks on your room and pay at the end... Again not quibbles to be had with the bill. Evenings entertainment ..... Not our cup of tea but hey... You may like an older chap singing with his keyboard :). We would defo go again. Other thing to do are everywhere very rich in history which if course is a given. Getting to Pompeii is simple do not go on a trip with your rep as this will cost a fortune there I one train. station easy to find you pay just under 4 euro the train goes to Pompeii the historic site is at the station and it's 11 euro to enter do it yourself and spend as long as you like there and save yourself loads on the arranged trips that you can do. But the hotel is a great hotel a little gem with honestly the best views in the area.

  • Stayed May 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Note: I loved this place while my fiancé...not so much.

We took a train in from Naples (circumvesuviana train, watch out for pick pocketers, we heard bad things, but we survived unscathed) to sorrento station. We caught an expensive cab (26 euro) to our hotel which was only a mile or two away. Avoid cabs at all cost, there are buses that run along the main road "Corso Italia" and you'd just need to walk down a big hill on the street "via del mare" to get to the hotel.

The hotel itself is right on the water, however the last building on the street and somewhat secluded. There's a deck overlooking the sea with a great view. Unless you're in good shape, the hills can prove to be an issue as they are steep and long. The group of hotels and restaurants comprise a little community near the sea, however you'll need to venture to the main area to see sorrento. Be aware this hotel is a good 20 minute uphill walk to the marina with no option for public transportation. Keep that in mind if you're taking a ferry to Capri.

Overall review of the hotel is good, the staff was friendly and helpful, free wifi in common areas and snack bar available. We would recommend this hotel however just with a few warnings!

Room Tip: Rooms are okay. Try to request a room with a view of the water
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Property: Hotel Admiral Sorrento
Address: Via Marina Grande 218, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Admiral Sorrento 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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