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I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... from the crater is analysed, various crater lines from lava ash deposits and much more but I can't remember!!! The views from up there were absolutely breathtaking. We walked further around to actually see the steam coming from the side of the volcano before making our way back down to the four wheel drive bus. I am soo gald we did this tour and I am also glad I did not know what was involved as I probably wouldn't have gone because of the steep climb to the top. We ...
... I just couldn't believe the amount of rocks in this place. I know that sounds pretty stupid but that was what everything was made of from the streets to the walls, floors, stairs, and plazas. Imagine how long it took to move all of those stones to where they were. Not trying to bore anyone but that's pretty cool stuff. Anyway it was a great experience and I'm glad I can now say I explored the ruins of Pompeii. My one complaint would be how touristy it was around the city. It ...
... for the day with a sun bed. You can swim in the private area, order drinks and even food from the comfort of your sun bed. It looks like a scene from a fifties film in the riviera, but now less glamorous. The waiters were the usual young idiots, thinking they are more important than they actually are, and the whole affair is really a bit disappointing. It is like wannabe glamour. You are able to enter and leave as you please ...
... further up in the mountain. It didn't take overly long but it was a very sweaty affair. There were some mint views at the top and we did a walk past all the expensive shops. Capri is the celebs get away so everything is ridiculously pricey. As Kate said "You know it's expensive when there's stuff all inside the shop". After a failed attempt to lower my body temp via gelato, we set course for the beach where we laughed at the Asian tour groups and tanned/burned up for the avo ...
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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.