We stayed six nights at this hotel at the end of October 2009. We were very happy with this hotel, and the first view of Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples was a cherished moment for us. The rooms were pretty nice (surprised they are renovating) and very comfortable and clean. The bathroom was nice, but average size. A small shower (like most European hotels - and I am a tall person). The grounds in the back and the pool were very nice, and it was very close to the sea on the front side.
The location ranged from great to satisfactory, depending what you wanted to do. It was handy enough to the Sant'Agnello station of the Circumvesuviana (5 min walk), which was good to catch to Naples, Pompeii, or Herculaneum. There is a shuttle to Sorrento, but I was surprised it seems to only go 2/3 of the way to Sorrento's centre, it is still quite a hike to the ferry to Capri or the bus station to Amalfi / Positano. Sorrento is an excellent base to explore all these places (although Sorrento itself is not that fascinating). We also went to Paestum, by catching the Circumvesuviana to Pompeii Scavi, and walking to the main train station in Pompei (TrenItalia) and taking that to Paestum via Salerno. Paestum was well worth it - no crowds, good value, and beautiful Greek temples.
The breakfast at the restaurant every morning was awesome, a great deal of selection and a fantastic view of the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius, and fresh air on the deck. We were half-board and we felt it was excellent value. Dinners were okay, but we probably would not have went very often had it not been half-board. (The half-board dinners were more appreciated than we expected as we often came back tired, especially the day to Pompeii and the day to Amalfi. It was nice to not have to go looking for a restaurant too).
We would definitely recommend Hotel Mediterraneo to anyone travelling the Sorrento penninsula as a great home base - no complaints! (Unless you are mobility impaired and plan on going to Capri once or twice, then maybe stay in the centre of town instead.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento sits on a cliff overlooking the sea of Sorrento bay about one kilometer from the city center. It is an easy walk but you can also take our free shuttle. The breathtaking sea view and friendly, personable staff make it the perfect place to spend your vacation on the Sorrentine Peninsula in a 4-star hotel. The Mediterraneo has a pool surrounded by palm and orange trees, a private beach, parking and a free wi-fi connection. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that is surprisingly affordable. ... more less
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