My husband and I have just returned from GNA after a weeks stay. Having read the reviews on here we were quite excited about our journey and stay there.
On arrival about 10pm we were very impressed to be told that we were to leave our bags and go straight to the restaurant where food was being served and that our bags would be taken to our room. We were greeted by a glass of bubbly and led to our table by very smart waiter and were given a lovely 3 course dinner which was well received as we had not eaten in some considerable time. The food was lovely, hot and well presented, this gave us a very positive start to the service we were to expect as mentioned here in many reviews. However no one directed us to our room and we had to ask for directions.
On arrival to our room we found it to be exactly like in the pictures but what they did not reveal was that they are quite compact, the bathroom a little tight for space (neither myself or my husband are stick insects nor whales) the balcony was big enough to get 2 chairs and a little table on it but that was about it, so a little disappointing there. However as we were only to be sleeping and showering there it was not much of a problem really. There are 6 English T.V. channels apparently but we only had 3 all news channels, next morning we reported this to reception and were told it would be addressed, after 4 consecutive days of reporting the same thing it was still not fixed so we gave up after all we were only there for 7 days. We are aware that the surrounding areas are beautiful and that there is a lot to see and great excursions to go on but we like to watch a little T.V before going to bed but we could not stand any more news items that are basically in a loop. (brainwashing!)
The food is lovely and plenty of choice and you are not rushed by any manner of means which for an A.I resort is unusual.
It is also an adults only hotel but to be honest I thought would be wonderful but it was rather quiet but again that is my personal opinion.
The pool is very well presented and beautifully kept but be prepared it was really really cold. I assume this is because it is early in the season but I think some sort of heating to take the edge off it would have been better. The weather was lovely and hot but the pool was so cold I could not go in past my knees.
Also there is no shop on site for say you needed more sun lotion or a paper, paracetamol etc, there is a free bus service to Sorrento (20-25 mins ) where you can get these things but a bit far. By the pool there is a small shop but it is never open.
My advise is to take the excursions if you want to see the surrounding beautiful attractions as driving is somewhat dangerous.
Don't let this review put you off, the place is beautifully kept, clean and quiet but it is not as "perfect" as we thought it was going to be.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Nastro Azzurro And Occhio Marino Resort
- Grand Hotel Nastro Azzurro & Occhio Marino Piano Di Sorrento