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Maison La Minervetta
Ranked #1 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
cheshire, england
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“outstanding - hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

All the recent reviews describe it really well. So my summary:
intimate hotel (it has 12 rooms) - (it is like staying in a good friends spacious villa)
stunning design
breathtaking views
the best breakfasts ever, anywhere
young ,vibrant, knowledgeable, friendly, trendy staff
superb terrace and library area - you could spend a month here - just chilling - reading and admiring the views
modern - everythng works and is high quality (compared to many of the older but expensive italien hotels)
lovely nooks and crannies , furniture, ornaments etc
lovely sun deck overlooking the fishing port (down 300+ private steps)
roped off swim area in the sea
access to delfino restaurant - great great food and setting
free parking
easy access to capri
gets our view as the best hotel in amalfi having been fortunate enough to stay at the il san pietro and the carruso
..and very good value for money

possible negatives + my view:
you have to climb 300+ steps from the sun deck - it has beautiful views but is a physically demanding climb
no gym or pool - ok so swim in the sea for a change - specific roped off area
10/15 minute walk into sorrento - personally i enjoyed the walk and being slightly outside of the main tourist area
wifi is not free - but it is not expensive and works well
if you like big corporate style or "traditional" and old italien hotels - this is not for you

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

This is a small botique hotel built into the side of a cliff in Sorrento. All rooms overlook the Meditteranean and are each uniquely decorated. Apparently the owner husband and wife are an architect and a designer....it is apparent because this place is beautiful. I can't say enough about the amazing views. The lobby and outdoor patio are beautiful.

In the morning they have a huge spread ready for breakfast, but you can also request anything you want made to order. Some of the restaurants in Sorrento offer transportation to/from for dinner which is convenient because the hotel is a bit of a hike up hill from downtown Sorrento.

We cannot wait to go back to La Minervetta!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

From the setting to the service it could not have been better. A short walk into town with a fantastic view along the way. Rooms were very comfotable and the staff was great. Breakfast on the terrace was breathtaking and the food was unreal... Try the pancakes!!Only 12 rooms so book early...it's worth it!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights and loved every minute of it. This hotel is owned by an interior designer and it shows, the hotel is beautifully decorated and has so much character with a personal touch, you feel as if you are in a friends home who has impeccable taste. The rooms are all individually decorated and offer stunning views of the grand marina. We stayed in a corner room and had massive windows that looked out to the ocean, Mount Versuvius and Naples in the distance. The room was comfortable and of a reasonable size, it would have been nice to have a TV that was slightly bigger though.

La Minervetta is ideally located and is only a short walk to the town centre. The hotel also had their own private stairs down to the Marina where you could choose to sit on a deckchair on the beach or eat at one of the restaurants offering some of the most delicious and fresh seafood. The hotel also has a beautiful pool area.

The breakfast was the absolute best, I looked forward to the freshly baked cakes and pastries every morning, not the mention the array of fresh fruits, juices and pretty much anything else you could think of made fresh in the beautifully decorated kitchen by the 2 lovely italian ladies. On that note, all staff were wonderful and friendly, even the owner, who lives on the premises was around and happy to chat.

One day we were there is rained, of coarse it was disappointing from a sight seeing perspective, but we were so thankful we were staying in a place that was so comfortable, with such a lovely atmosphere. We spent a few hours on the comfy lounges in the common area reading.

I could probably say even more great stuff about staying here but I will leave it here as Im sure you would get my point by now, if you are travelling to Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast, stay here you will not regret it!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

Am convinced this is the funkiest hotel on the Amalfi coast. Beautifully decorated and very large lounge area. The rooms are each decorated differently and all have a fabulous view making you feel you are floating above the cliff. The hotel has a very trendy kitchen in which a 5 star breakfast is layed out. In the evening, they were kind enough to alllow us to use the kitchen to prepare food for our toddler. It is expensive, but well worth it. We stayed here off season and enjoyed it at half the price. Great base to explore the rest of Amalfi and Sorrento is a charming town.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

We enjoyed our stay at La Minervetta. The location is excellent, the rooms are terrific with stunning views. Breakfast adequate. Seemed on the expensive side for what is just a chic B&B with not many facilities on site.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Berkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

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.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Maison La Minervetta
Address: Via Capo, 25, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#14 Family Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Maison La Minervetta 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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