We enjoyed a 9 night stay on recent family holiday. Very modern hotel with bright and stylish decor in public and private areas, looks as though it has been recently decorated.
Rooms very quiet at night thanks to effective double-glazing, with massive beds, enough space for in-room Chair and sliding window to veranda. Cupboards and drawer space aplenty finished in solid wood mahogany similar to floor. Comfortable enough to enjoy a few hours hanging-out before venturing into the Sorrento night-life.
Roof top pool and bar/decking area are not to be missed. Make sure to enjoy a drink or two in the early evening sun, truly an experience in itself with the Sorrento Town centre, Vesuvius and Bay area fully in view.
The pool is not suitable for extended swimming, only to cool-off after some heavy site seeing, or returning on the Positano bus or the Circumvesuviana. In these cases, the mere thought of relaxing with a cool drink is enough to get you through those last few stops (35 of them on the Circum from Napoli...).
Wifi operated as advertised with 2 additional Hotel PC's located in Basement both fully functional and co-located with Printer which massively helps with Boarding Cards, maps etc. Thanks to the Guest who retreived and returned my wallet & camera from the Business centre - you are a true gentleman!
Staff very efficient across all services, they even provide a Valet service at10E when across the road in the multi-storey cark park it's 20E per night and you have to retreive your own car.
We hung around in the Bar/Reception area on a few evenings but the atmosphere was pretty dull with very few other Hotel guests or outside visitors. Pity, because the Bar area is very swish and the Service excellent. I guess it's really tough to compete with establishments close-by but I'm sure there is something that could be done to retain their 'captive audience' for a little longer with a little more imagination.
Breakfast was of a very high standard offering traditional favourites as well as local specialities whose names I can't remember except to say they were very sweet and very delicious. The Breakfast Waiters were extremely attentive, only ruffled on a single ocassion when a massive group of French guests bypassed (an unusual) queue to be seated one morning. They freestyled onto seats of their choice causing a massive argument with another French group who claimed to have already occupied. Great fun really, I'm sure Guiseppe will raise a smile when he thinks back on it.
Aside from the lack of a Hotel atmosphere/vibe in the evenings the only other suggestion for improvement would be on the banging door front. We progressed onto a hotel in Roma where they clearly had the same problem and had installed hydraulic door closers - very effective. Have to say that I was probably responsible for a small proporation of the door banging commented by recent reviewers (sorry guys), it's so easy to forget when your doors at home aren't as heavy or shut with the same vigour!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of Sorrento. A Hotel designed in accordance with the eco-philosophy principle: a commitment to responsible management and respect of the environment. Our professional hospitality staff will welcome you to this modern structure, the result of modern design and technology, completely refurbished with Eco-compatible materials.Awake with the aroma of local delicacies offered at the Plaza Restaurant or drop into the Plaza Cafe and taste the snacks prepared for you by our chef .The interiors' warmth and charming atmosphere will embrace you, letting you discover the rooms' vibrant colors, personalized for each level, drawing you to the Sky bar terrace, where you can sip an aperitif at sunset, enjoying the views of Naples’ Bay and the picturesque Valley of the Mills. Infinity pool on the roof top. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Hotel Sorrento