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Travel Blogs from Sorrento
Of course the trip hasn't been all smooth sailing and some moments are best forgotten. Other's though, are that bad that they're going to be fun to remember.
The trip to Sorrento provided one such memory...
At 8am last Friday we left Assisi headed for Perugia to drop our car off. We knew it was going to be a busy 5 hour adventure south towards the Amalfi Coast so we left early to make sure we had plenty of ...
... so not sure how there were empty seats when it was supposedly overbooked, etc.. got off a little bit late but in Denver I didn't have any more security or passport controls to go through so had plenty of time to wait! I was getting pretty tired by now and did sleep a bit from Toronto to Denver, from Denver to Pasco though I was asleep before we left the ground! Arrived at 11:15 pm in Pasco, so nice to be back home!! was in bed by 12 and asleep immediately.
... that used to be controlled by the Sicilian mafia. There are so many untold stories of these churches, it really is quite amazing.
We had to visit the phenomenal Cappuccini Catacombs that had a huge display of mummified human remains on display from the 1800's. These remains weren't just a collection of random preserved bones in a display box, they were in-tact bodies dressed in the clothes they were buried in 200 years ago wired in an upright position against the ...
... no planned tours.
Jim and Ruth joined Julianne, Ian and ourselves for dinner at the Patio Grill tonight and plans have been made to have dinner at Restaurant 2 with them on the last night.
Need to get to bed since the captain is going to spend ½ hour around Stromboli at 5am tomorrow morning so we can catch the volcano’s eruption. It apparently erupts every 20 minutes or so and against the dawn sky should be spectacular.
... Naples museum but they have left enough for us to get a really good feel for what life would have been in Pompeii 2000 years ago.
Back to the ship for a late afternoon cheeseburger and we will be going into town tonight for a dinner with the locals
Sorrento Day 2
The dinner last night proved to be quite a surprise. Azamara cruises have a program where they deliver at least one spectacular night on the ground. This sounds simple ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Admiral Sorrento
If you are lookiong for a quiet place to stay in Sorrento then this is it. The Hotel Admiral is situated on marina grande which is a working fishing village. The towering cliffs found all over this region are behind you littered with larger hotels. Across the bay is Naples and most spectacular of all Vesuvius. The views from the hotel are truly spectacular. The hotel is small but the rooms are well presented and are spotlessly clean; ours was situated on the very front of the hotel with a small balcony to take advatage of the views. The hotel offers a sea view from all of the rooms but be advised to pay the supplement for the full sea view; it is worth it.
The hotel Admiral is in a perfect location,a lovely little fishing port not affected by tourism,see how the locals live,but only 10 to 15 mins walk up hill to the centre of sorrento.The hotel itself is small and friendly and very clean but the pool area does let it down,its very small and in the shade with no sunloungers only deckchairs,how do you tan your back?? .The food was ok with approx 5 choices each course each night but you could taste the difference went you ate out in local restraunts and had the real Italian cruisine! Drink prices were good.and staff friendly,I would stay there again as the location is perfect.We used public transport rather than organised trips and it was excellent,always on time,safe and a lot cheaper than trips the travel company were selling.The small public beach near the hotel is very busy,so we used the swimming platform in the first restraunt next to the hotel, The Delfino,it was only 6 euros all day(including sunlounger) and the food was delicious and the staff very friendly.If you like fish/seafood its a must.
1 week stay through Thompsons.
The hotel is lovely and clean inside and the staff were all helpful, the food was great although the breakfast can get a bit tedious but scrambled egg and rashers were available every day, however the outside was not so clean the bottom of the pool was cleaned once in an eleven day stay but the sides of the pool were not touched, the decking area was never swept and there are no sunbeds although thomson states sunbeds when you book. there are row after row of deckchairs so many that holidaymakers cant get passed them. the view is stunning but make sure you get a balcony with sea view worth the extra money. The location is in a quite area but it is a hike up into the town the local bus is cheap and near and runs every half an hour in summer. the fish taverna in the harbour is well worth a visit.
We had booked this hotel through the internet for an 11 night stay, having read the various reviews on this site.
Great location just out of the hustle and bustle
Great location in what really is a tiny fishing village beside Sorrento. The 10 minute walk to Sorrento involves a few tiring steps leaving the port but these are a great way to walk off the italian cuisine. The hotel staff were helpful with the only drawback being the lack of sunshine on the hotel in the late afternoon in early summer - though I'm not sure if this will change as the summer goes on!
A very comfortable hotel - we had two rooms (a triple and a double) next to each other for a family of five (children 8, 10 and 12). Very comfortable beds, very friendly and helpful staff and great filling breakfast. Great location by the sea with pool and sundeck. We walked via a back route into town everyday of our stay - only ten mins although up hill - we also walked to the tain station for a trip to Pompeii (walk takes about 20 mins to half hour) and to the port for a boat trip to Capri (very stenuous uo and down hill walk of half hour).
We travelleled as a group. Most rated the hotel as a four , one or two a three.
Hotel Clean, bright and airy right by the sea.
The hotel is about a ten minute walk from the main square but you need to know where you are going as there are not many signs.
There is a bus service to the main station once every hour. On our last day the hotel was starting a shuttle bus to town square.
We did not have dinner in the hotel but the breakfast was fine. Selction of cooked meats/cheese scrambled egg and rashers. Tea/coffee and various juices.
You can't beat this hotel for location. Right on the bay with sundeck and pool built out over the water. Faces Mt Vesuvius. Cuisine here is fantastic - particularly the Champagne Risotto. Wine list is very good - the Cannellino was the best drop, a sweet local white wine. If you are not good at walking distances this is the only setback as hotel is virtually beyond the reach of cars at the end of the Sorrento Bay. It's an uphill walk to the main town centre. However, I would not consider staying anywhere else if going to Sorrento.