We have just got back from a week at the Admiral Horel in Sorrento. Firstly the room we had was a seaview on the second floor which is a very modest supplement addition to the overall price of the holiday and well worth it.
The bed itself was comfortable and the room was bright airy and spacious. The overall cleanliness of this hotel was very good and it was also quiet at night as you are on the Marina Grande which is a quaint fishing village, just a steep 15 minute walk from the main square in to Sorrento ( not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties although there is an hourly bus service to the main square) The marina has various fish restaurants, a couple we sampled and the best one we found was Trattoria De Emilia, this has a limited menu but well cooked locally caught fish, pasta dishes and very reasonably priced. We eat at the 5 De Liva sisters restaurant which although an ok meal was very overpriced in comparison to Trattoria De Emilia.
We were staying on a half board basis and overall the evening meals were quite good (some evenings better than others) but I have to say we did not like the breakfast at all that was on offer. I am not expecting a full english on holiday on the continent but we thought it was very basic and as this hotel is exclusive for Thomson/First choice UK holiday guests mainly for the summer the breakfast did not reflect this. The cereals I tried were stale and the scrambled eggs I think were made from the powdered variety and not at all appertising. Limited choice of ham/cheese etc and overall I felt the breakfast let the hotel down. Sliced melon, fresh fruit salad more cheeses and different varieties of ham would of been a nice addition so consequently it meant we had to eat out lunch times which was an added expense we had not bargained for. We did eat out 2 evenings but this was our choice to celebrate an anniversay and try a local restaurant in the town. Speaking to other guest some felt the food overall was quite good but several agreed that the breakfast could be improved upon.
The staff here are very friendly and work appear to work hard, the hotel manager is hands on and can be seen regularly talking to guests in the lounge or outside on the decking patio etc. The hotel is quite small but we liked this as it was more personable and the main foyer/ reception also doubles as the main lounge bar too.
Would I recommend this hotel to others... well yes I would but be prepared that you may have to eat out more frequently than anticipated however the upshot is that this hotel is a 3* and alot less expensive than some of the others we considered so we got what we paid for in the food department. When I return to Sorrento I shall consider this in my choice of hotels but if this hotel offered room only or so call B & B then I may go back there as the rest of it was very pleasurable.
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