Booked this based on other Trip Advisor reviews which were mainly positive. The hotel is located a 20 minute walk from Sorrento town centre and just a few minutes from the coast and some of the best views of Sorrento bay, Vesuvius and the bay of Naples. There is also a restuarant here whose name escapes me but if you go here at sundown you can watch the stunning sunset and enjoy great pizza, wine and Nastro Azzuro!
The hotel itself backs onto an orange grove and if you are lucky enough to get a rear facing room you can sit on your balcony and enjoy the view. The rooms are large by Sorrento hotel standards, are very clean, are air conditioned and have Sky TV.
The hotel has several areas to relax in, decorated in a classic style with lots of antique decor, art and furniture. Some people have described this in their reviews as being tired but it was actually part of the charm. The staff are laid back but attentive and the ambience is unhurried but all your requests are dealt with effeciently. The food was good and plentiful in the evening which you placed your order for at breakfast. Breakfast was a buffet with the same things on offer every day. This was maybe a little tiresome but it was tasty and filling.
The swimming pool was clean and never that busy so most days loungers were available.
Despite being the first week of the school holidays, the hotel was less than half full which I was more than happy with as it was quiet and you never waited long to be served either in the restaurant or bar.
Sorrento itself is beautiful as are nearby resorts and attractions. However, having been to lots of other places the length and breadth of Italy, it was without doubt the most expensive place I have ever been to. Both Rome and Venice are far, far cheaper places in which to eat and drink. There are bargains to be found - the local bus along the Amalfi coast is 6 euros for a 24 hour ticket, and the train to Pompeii or Naples is around 3.80 euros return.
I would recommend the hotel but if I was to return I would want to venture further afield as there is not that much to do in and around Sorrento other than eat, drink and watch the world go by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immersed in a big park by citrus groves and beautiful villas, the Hotel Majestic Palace welcomes its guests in a refined and warm atmosphere at the same time. Thanks to its location, within walking distance from the sea and the main square of Sorrento, the Hotel is the ideal starting point for discovering the most beautiful and evocative sights of Sorrento area, Amalfi, Capri, Pompeii, etc., to spend in short, a seaside vacation culture or relaxing moments. Built in a Mediterranean style, the Hotel Majestic Palace has large indoor and outdoor spaces. Attention to even the smallest details, the Majestic Palace Hotel offers to the guests excellent services and facilities: pool restaurant at lunch, pizzeria, Don Geppi Restaurant open for dinner, swimming pool with Jacuzzi, solarium, beauty center and possibility to enjoy beautiful excursions by sea and by land. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Majestic Palace
- Majestic Palace Sorrento
- Majestic Palace Sant Agnello
- Majestic Palace Hotel Italy/Province Of Naples