La Minervetta is simply stunning, the location, the views, the rooms, the service..in fact everything. We had seen the excellent reviews on here, so had high expectations..but they were all surpassed. It is in a perect setting, sitting on the cliffs high above Marina Grande (the quieter part of Sorrento), with views across the bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvious. The style of the hotel could best be described as "funky", with art works, books, magazines in every nook and cranny. The rooms are excellent, with amazing views from all windows. We had a "de luxe" room, which I think is their standard room. A very good size and very well appointed, with a floor to ceiling sliding door, opening to a french balcony.
There are lots of steps down to the Harbour, where there are a number of very good restaurants and no noisy late night bars! The centre of Sorrento is a 15-20 minute walk..with a wider choice of restaurants, bars and shops.
Half way down the steps you have the grassy terrace with sun loungers and the pool...kind of a cold, large jacuzzi...very nice to cool off whilst sun bathing.
Breakfast is a buffet served in the "kitchen", which you eat out on the terrace....with the view across the bay. They also make fresh pancakes, egss, coffee, etc to order...the buffet is fruit, cereals, then loads of local pastries, ham and cheese.
We went to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary, and we could not have chosen a better pace...it is very much a couples, romantic, celebration place with most of the comments in the guestbook being people on honeymoon, or celebrating an anniversary or birthday.
You can have also have drinks on the terrace at any time of day..a very nice pre dinner stop! The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful without being obtrusive...they recommended "Delfino" down in the harbour for dinner..which was superb...the best Parmagiana de Malanzane I have ever had!
This has now taken over as our favourite hotel anywhere in the world (previously was Babbington House), and we will be going back at some point.
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- Also Known As:
- Maison La Minervetta Hotel Sorrento
- La Minervetta Hotel Sorrento
- La Minervetta Sorrento