Travel Blogs from Sant'Agnello
... exaggerated wave hello. I waved back, ignored his awkward staring and we continued on. The water between the coast and Capri island was pretty rough. We had to slow the boat way down and navigate very carefully to make it to the island. The water bounced us around quite a bit more than we would have liked, but we made it to Capri safely and found a comfortable cove for swimming. We went to drop anchor and, very inconveniently, the anchor came right off the line. This ...
For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook, you may have noticed the pictures I've been uploading on a somewhat weekly basis. You’ll see the views, the people, maybe a selfie here and there, but most importantly, take note of the entire photo album I have dedicated solely to the Italian food I’ve been enjoying during my travels. The food here is just that delicious. It’s not to make you jealous (well, maybe a little), but the more important ...
OMG what can I say but simply stunning! Absolutely one of the most beautiful coastal locations I have ever seen. The Amalfi coast in Italy is a wonder to behold. Roads are literally carved out of the mountains and buildings litter the cliffs. Our day started very early with Megan and I getting up at 2:30am, with Steven not far behind at a little before 3am. Bit of last minute packing and an all important coffee before the taxi turned up at 3:30am to take us to ...
... from our guidebook; I really enjoy these. They help us orient ourselves in each place and point out sights we never would have noticed on our own, or give us info on the history of the city. Today we found a 13th century palace in an alley just behind the main street - who knew? I particularly liked Via San Cesareo, a narrow pedestrian-only shopping street. Many of the stores there carry the locally made specialty: Limoncello. Sorrento is lemon country, and while it's made ...
... talking to him in Italian, he then came out to help her make the sandwiches. The only thing she said to me in English was, "this be gut for you!" I also picked up some fresh crackers to go with the salami they had in their case. I couldn't resist! My goodness, the salami is wonderful too. Such beautiful things here in Italy - I must come again. Upon exiting the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alpha Hotel Sant'Agnello
I recently spent three nights at Hotel Alpha with my girlfriend as part of a longer trip to the Campania region.
I booked the hotel beleiving that it was in Sorrento. The brochure described it as being in the middle of orange and lemon groves. I agree, the hotel is in the middle of an orange grove however, it is also on the edge of a very busy road, which has annoying scooters going past the hotel day and night.
LOCATION - I would agree with the majority of the reviews; however, we definitely realized once we checked into Hotel Alpha that we would have preferred being in Sorrento proper. The location was great if you wanted peace and relaxation. Most of the guests we met were from England and were enjoying a relaxing holiday by the pool...they had very little interest in sightseeing or visiting surrounding locations. We, on the other hand, didn't realize quite how far away Hotel Alpha was from the "action." It took 45 minutes to walk to Sorrento's city center. I'm an avid walker but this bordered on dangerous! The sidewalk disappeared around sharp turns and cars/vespas/buses were zooming past at breakneck speed. The commuter train was great (only 3 minute ride) if you didn't mind "down time" waiting around (the schedule was hit or miss) and liked to come home early. We finished our dinner Friday night around 10:15pm only to realize that there was no way to make the last train back to the hotel. Instead, we payed $30 for a 10 minute cab ride.
Booked 6 days here in June 2005 based on reviews on TA. I agree with most of what has been said by others. Nice room, very spacious after Rome hotel. Air/Con worked well and was almost silent. Bed was two singles together, the hard mattress made my stay a bit uncomfortable.
Having read the other reviews before booking a holiday at Hotel Alpha with Magic of Italy, I thought I'd add my own review.
Rude staff, nice hotel
I stayed here as part of an organised tour in October 2004.
The hotel itself is nice, with a summer feel. My room was nice and had a balcony with a pleasant view, which was also a bonus. Unfortunately, my stay here was really let down by the wait staff, who were very rude. They obviously didn't like having our tour group there and treated us something like cattle - sit there, eat this then go away. They really let the hotel down. Based on my experience, I wouldn't stay there again.
Not normally keen on writing reviews - but in this instance I feel impelled to do so.
Sorrento is lovely
the Alpha hotel's best points are the food and waiter service.... excellent. We paid £100.00 extra to upgrade to a superior room only to find when we got there all the bedrooms are the same, so don't bother to upgrade, the bathroom was clean no complaints there. if you are looking for great views of Sorrento this is not the hotel for you.
The reception staff were very kind and helpful, the bar and resturant staff were wonderful, the food was fantastic, and we had a great holiday.
The Alpha Hotel was absolutely, definately the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. It's the perfect hotel in the perfect location. There are orange and lemon trees throughout the hotel grounds, which smell and look lovely. The inside of the hotel is spotless and very well looked after, and be sure to go onto the roof of the hotel, you can see the sea and mountains and it was the perfect place to watch the incoming thunderstorm!!! The food was so tasty too, in fact it made me feel guilty, although the meals every night were the best I've ever tasted, not one night could I finish, three courses of traditional Italian cuisine with the fine Italian waiters... The location of the hotel is nothing to complain about either, close to many shops and close enough, but not too close, to a train station, which we used every day to get everywhere. The only thing that I was a bit nervous about was crossing the roads, all over Italy there were cars and people on scooters and although there were many zebra crossings, I don't think they mean the same thing over there as they do here! But all in all I loved the hotel and if I were to go to Italy again, this hotel would be my first choice.
A Perfect Holiday.
The Alpha Hotel is the best holiday hotel we have stayed in. The hoel is set in it`s own lovely garden, with orange and lemmon tree`s everywhere, even round the pool. All the staff, from top to bottom are very friendly indeed, and are willing to help at the drop of a hat. The dinning room staff are all dressed in emmaculate white jackets and serve the most delicious food. No faults to be found with this hotel whatsoever, and we will definately be going back.
We were there from 14th May--28th May weather perfect.