I can't praise this place highly enough. We were immediately impressed on arrival with the glass interior of the lift down to the hotel and it just got better and better.
We went for our 30th wedding anniversary and had a marvellous week. The location is magnificent - the view from our room was Mount Vesuvius and we had a front row seat in our room of fireworks on 1st August - the best display I have ever seen. We heard opera singing from the Marina Grande below during the fesival of St Anna and it was just perfect. The family run hotel even invited the guests to their fireworks display party and food and drink was complimentary.
The hotel staff are the most attentive without being obtrusive. They just seem to know what you want to do/see/eat etc etc and are knowledgeable about the whole area. We relied on them for restaurants and they never let us down, even organising the Michelin Star restaurant Il Buco to put Happy Anniversary around our dessert plate in chocoate and we also got a complimentary bottle of dessert wine. They put a lovely bottle of bubbly in our room too with nibbles on our return. They all made a point of saying goodbye and I really felt that I had left some friends behind when we left.
There is a bus and train station in Sorrento and you can get to Pompeii or Herculaneum very easily and cheaply too this way. We stayed a week in La Minervetta and we didn't feel the need for a car. We visited Positano via boat and also Capri all from the harbour. There are so many restaurants within walking distance and La Minervetta is about a 10/15 min walk into Sorrento but the steps down to the Marina Grande are very steep though and you will need to stop a few times on your way back up!
The breakfast is the best buffet I have ever seen and you can order anything you like to be cooked by Fransceca in the kitchen and then eat it out on the terrace.
I noticed in the guest book when we left that most people were there for honeymoons, anniversaries and there were a couple of proposals there too - it is that sort of place.
I know it seems expensive as it is bed and breakfast only but this was the icing on the cake on our trip to Sorrento and we will wont forget the whole experience. Our next holiday will have a lot to live up to.
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- Also Known As:
- Maison La Minervetta Hotel Sorrento
- La Minervetta Hotel Sorrento
- La Minervetta Sorrento