After A LOT of research, we finally chose the Plaza for our 8 day holiday in Sorrento. I must say we weren't disappointed.
As others have said, the rooms are not big, we had a Comfort room which had a balcony, but the room itself is by no means large, but we didn't spend that much time on the room anyway, so not a problem.
The rooftop pool is a real bonus - fabulous views over the Bay of Naples (cold water though, so you need to be brave)
Breakfast is good, especially the cold selection - the scrambled egg was great, but the sausages and "bacon" (sloppy, wet ham!) are average. Great selection of bread, fruit, cereals etc. You will be impressed. Fantastic staff in breakfast area - attentive without being overbearing.
As usual in european hotels, loads of Americans looking bemused at the breakfast selection and talking very loudly!! (sorry - bit of a sweeping generalisation there.....)
All the staff we met were uniformily informative and knowledgable.
Recommend Ravello and Positano. Amalfi and Capri were absolutely packed. Naples is an incredible mess of a city - you cannot believe the poverty and almost third-world nature of the streets. The much-vaunted archeological museum had great collections but terribly displayed and many rooms closed off (including the Pompeii mosaics on our day).
Go to Herculaneum before Pompeii - much easier to get you head around it all.
Boats are better than buses, but watch out for timetable changes - both bus and ferry times seemed to have have mind of their own from day-to-day.
Overall, this is a brilliant part of the world - the views from Villa Ruffalo alone were worth the price of the holiday.
- 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