We stayed in Room 39 in August which coincided with Ferragosto on 15th August, the biggest summer feast day in Italy. On arrival are luggage was promptly taken to our rooms, all reception stay were extremely friendly and helpful. Don't understand some comments about the receptionist with american accent, she was very helpful and cheerful. We requested a minibar for cold water which promptly arrived at our room. The room was sizeable and good standard, the lack of air conditioning was not a problem at all. We had one minor problem in the room with the shower and this was resolved promptly, can't ask for more than that.
It felt like you were in a proper Italian village with the church bells ringing from the town of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi and the occasional sound of the cockerels.
The Hotel reception area was stunning and the restaurant served good quality food. Breakfast offerings were basic but perfectly good. The bar and it's terrace offered stunning views over Sorrento and the Bay of Naples including the impossible to miss Vesuvius. Bar staff very friendly and drinks were high quality, naturally more expensive in Hotel than local bars, but isn't that always the case with hotels. People staying at the hotel were all lovely and not chavs. The swimming pool was a perfect size and our daughter loved it and made friends. The pool had a lunch time bar area which served good quality and generous food portions/snacks.
Our favourite night was the 15 August, all the restaurant tables were moved from the restaurant to around the swimming pool (see photo attached). You shared a table with other families/guests which was fabulous. Music and Fireworks followed the meal.
At the back of the hotel and a short 2 minute walk, you arrive in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi which is subtlety touristy with a couple of bars/restaurants including the very welcoming and family run Bar Orlando. Sant'Agata was lovely and had real Italians living there. We actually preferred it vastly to Sorrento town itself which was very touristy and most shops sold the same tacky items. The hotel offered a great and free shuttle service to the Sorrento.
If you do one excursion from the Hotel, then the Amalfi drive is the one to do, the scenery is unbelievable.
We don't normally stay again in the same place, but we will definitely be going back to the Jaccarino in a couple of years time. Fantastic holiday.
My wife says she could retire in Sant'Agata.
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- Also Known As:
- Iaccarino Hotel Sorrento
- Hotel Iaccarino Italy/Province Of Naples