Travel Blogs from Sorrento
Live Blog Another 20 minutes drive around the hair rasing coastal road and brings us for the next 3 nights Sorrento. A 10 minute (apparantly) walk up some very steep steps from the centre of town brings us to the Hotel Belair With posh delux front of hotel rooms with Balcony's overlooking Sorrento down below us and the harbour we will be looking …
... gave us the best representation on how the Romans lived (much more than the ruins in rome). In the 4 hours of exploring we saw everything, the homes, public baths, the prostitution house (one of the oldest professions), but by far the most full on sight were the moulds of people who died in the eruption. Because the lava that covered the people hardened before their entire body decomposed, a 'shell' was left around their skeletons, allowing the archeologists to inject ...
... to Nadia and Marco's where there was great excitement in the air because Santa Lucia comes tonight bringing gifts. Eight year old Annalisa was beside herself with anticipation. Ringing bells while we were eating a lovely pasta, vegetable and salad dinner indicated Santa Lucia might be outside. Annalisa's eyes widened in expectation and she skipped off to the front door where she found some lollies. (I found out later there had been chocolates ...
... The shower was not all that enjoyable…apparently the mosquitos love it here! You have to do a little dance to get dressed and keep moving to ensure not being swarmed by them! At 5pm, we all boarded the local bus and headed into Sorrento. Christine our Busabout guide took us on a walking tour of the town where the highlight was Lemoncello tasting! I was not a huge fan of the Lemoncello, it is so very strong but I did like the lemon sugar coated ...
... of ivy, bird of paradise plants next to agave plants. Quite a few things blooming now, but I imagine we're a bit early for a serious show.
Looking forward to exploring this area for the next day or two. We're thinking about extending and staying here a total of 3 nights. Haven't committed yet though. Plans for tomorrow will depend on the weather, so check back to see what we've decided!
Good night my friends and family -- Ciao, Ciao!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Belair Sorrento
We loved this place! However, the walk into town was a bit dangerous. We loved the breakfast and balconies overlooking the Mediterranean!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Belair Sorrento
Stayed here in August for 3 nights. After a lot of hassle with the car rental company when we arrived (in the airport at Rome) we had a long drive down to Sorrento late at night. We reached the Belair after 1am, tired and grumpy, but were very pleasantly surprised when we opened the balcony doors and saw the beautiful view over the Bay of Naples.
This hotel has spectacular views towards Naples and Mount Vesuvius, but does not have to rely on these as its main selling point.
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Belair for 4 nights in Sept 05.
We stayed at the Belair by default - we had booked the Bristol Hotel but a week before leaving were told they were overbooked and had to transfer our reservation to their sister hotel, the Belair. What luck for us as the Belair is absolutely beautiful.
Saved by the Belair
Was on my honeymoon and we booked Settimo Cielo next door. Well we went to our room and it was a dump. We were miserable and we decided we had to find another place to stay. Directly next door was the Belair. Lucky for us they had one double available for slghtly more than S.C. The room was a 5 star compared to the dump we were in. The room was decent size, a little balcony over the pool and looking out accross the bay. A short walk down the hill to town. Also don't miss Le Fenice a good and reasonably priced restaurant.
We stayed here for our honeymoon back in July of 2004 and can't think of a nicer place to have spent it.
An absolute dream
My friend Penny and I stayed here for three nights in 1999. We had a junior suite and couldn't believe our eyes when we entered. We were on the 3rd floor overlooking the pool and the Bay of Naples - incredible view. We spent a lot of time out on our balcony. I had driven down from Tuscany and was so glad to be in a hotel within easy walking distance of town. We took the tours to Pompeii and Capri - both first-class. I will never forget sitting out on the balcony outside the dining room one night after dinner - with a full moon shining over the Bay of Naples! Everything that Italy should be and is.
The best location in Sorrento in terms of views, only challenged by the Bristol and a handful of others along the Via Del Capo - but the Bel Air has the advantage of being on the "sea" side of the road, so the rooms have unobstructed bay views and total peace and quiet. Quiet, civilised, and absolutely delightful - not for your party animals.
Stayed at the Hotel Belair for the first week of our honeymoon. The hotel clings to the cliff above Sorrento, and so offers unsurpassed views of the bay of Naples, Vesuvius and Sorrento itself.
Superb, small hotel, fine food ,friendly staff, stunning views across bay towards Vesuvius. Smallish pool loses sun late afternoon