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Historical Traveler Reviews Gateway Villas Pasadena
Great Hotel - Great Location and GREAT Service
I recently stayed at the Hotel Continental - it was VERY early in the tourist season as the hotel just opened... we were pleased to get a corner suite with a beautiful view of the Bay & Mt Vesuvius. I have nothing bad to say about our stay except... the beds. They were a bit hard - and the pillows - also very hard. BUT some people may love that? Other than that the location/amenities, etc. were all great. Very close to town and all the restaurants, train station, etc.
With regards to Naples - it isn't such a bad place - it is very rich in history and has 'character'... it's worth 1/2 day there if you're taking a train from there to places beyond (e.g. Rome, Florence, etc). Take the Hydrofoil over to Naples on a nice day - it is much more fun than the Circumvesuvius train.
The hotel is located near the city center with rooms viewing the sea. Breakfast was nice. It was a pity that the hotel was with very few guests, because of the low season. Too many employees hanging around, doing nothing.
Internet free, and they made a great discount at hotel rate.
If only we know how wonderful Sorrento and the Hotel Continental was we would have planned to stay longer. We actually tried but there were too many people to contact. We booked a jr suite and were upgraded to the senior suite (they said it was a wedding present since we were on our honeymoon). SO BEAUTIFUL! The staff was great and the view was breath-taking. We hope to go back so, maybe for our anniversary!! If there is anything you don't miss, please make it dinner at Vela Bianca which is down at the marina. They will send a car for you. Michale and Ralph are the best ever!! Ralph has family in NYC and speaks great english. The food is the best we had in 2 weeks in Italy. It was so good we ate there both nights we were in Sorrento.
Fantastic location - great hotel
We have stayed at this hotel many times and are returning next year. The rooms have all been refurbished and are very nice with lovely tiled floors and bathrooms. There is a lift from the hotel lobby, down through the cliff and directly to the beach - so handy. The hotel is set in a tranquil square overlooking the sea and Vesuvius! Stunning. Central sorrento is only 5 minutes walk away - no buses down through the hills required as in some Sorrento hotels. Lovely lounges and bar to sit in at night and a nice quiet pool to relax round by day. Food great in a lovely resteraunt. Visit the Foreigners club 5 minutes away for food and dancing over looking the bay of Naples on a stunning terrace.
We have just returned from a most relaxing and enjoyable week in Sorrento, staying at the lovely Hotel Continental. The Hotel was very conveniently situated in a beautiful setting overlooking the seafront. The Hotel itself was extremely pleasant and rooms very well designed and furnished although maybe slightly on the small side, but as we didnt spend very much time in our room it really didnt matter. The food was very good with plenty of choice for both breakfast and dinner in the evening. With an excellent choice of wine each evening, especially the local 'Ischia' wine - we just had to take some home with us. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and their english was perfect and they also managed to teach us some Italian....we had a 'belissimo' week in Sorrento! There was a lovely terrace at the front of the hotel to sip your cocktails in the evening and watch the yacht's sail by. Sorrento itself was such a relaxing place to just stroll around leasurely and enjoy the views, taking coffee in the morning or wine in the evening and there was always some 'festival' or other to celebrate in the evenings. There was so much to do and see away from Sorrento itself - Capri and Amalfi/Ravello were my favourites where I think Pompei would be my husband's - but we shall certainly be returning and hopefully to the Hotel Continental.
The end to a wonderful vacation!!!
After sightseeing with our kids ages 13 and 8 for eight days straight we finished off our trip at the Hotel Continental for six days. It was absolutely a relaxing and wonderful experience. The staff at the hotel were amazing. They were very professional and helpful. Our room was roomy and spotless. The pool was very clean and access to the beach area could not have been easier. Anyone traveling with a couple of kids should really consider this hotels suite availability because it is probably one of the few hotels that can accomadate four in a room comfortably.
Just come back from a weeks holiday at the Hotel Contintal Sorrento. Due to a baggage handlers strike at Naples we had to fly into Rome instead. Tour company bussed us all down to Sorrento where we arrived at the hotel at 12. 30 a.m. The hotel staff were fantastic. Quickly checked us in and provided us all with a superb cod supper!.
The rooms were comfortable and very, very clean. We had a view of the sea from the side of the hotel which was greta. Small balcony to sit on. The food here was excelent. Not at all like school dinners or Butlins( as per earler review). This hotel has probably had a face lift since previous reviews, but I do think they were probably a little unfair.
The staff were warm and friendly and it felt as if nothing was ever too much bother. Will certainly go back to this hotel
Very near central square Piazza Tasso. Easy walking distance of both Marina Piccolo and Marina Grande, and the Circumvesuviana train station.
There were 3 of us travelling and we had a large room, with a view of the bay and overlooking a pretty park. We enjoyed relaxing on the balconey and the view in the evening.
The room was beautifully decorated and we were supplied with terry robes, a nice touch to enjoy the spa- like bath. The turn down service at night was a treat as well.
The staff were pleasant and very accomodating,and the buffet breakfasts were varied and plentiful.
The hotel location is very central and the price was less than the very expensive surrounding hotels, which made it our choice.
We were very pleased with the hotel and would highly recommend it.
The hotel Continental was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. We stayed in the Shelly Suite which had the best bathtub I have ever seen it was one of those jacuzzi ones... the bed had wihte cotten sheets. very nice
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Travel Blogs from Sorrento
... to buy any clothes, so I choose a lovely caramel coloured leather handbag. Feeling in need of refreshment we had a lovely gelato each and then Garry surpised us with a trip back to the Hotel in a horse drawn carriage. A lovely way to end the afternoon.
The afternoon was spent chilling (in my case blogging) and around 6:30 we went back down to the restaurant we'd had lunch at. Maria the lovely lady we hired the boat off, had arranged for her husband ...
... in the pool which was so cool because it was the firstl Pool i have been in with a jet and bubbles all holiday. Later on we went out to explore Sorrento and had lunch. The place we had lunch was really nice and the food was the best I have had all ...
Dad was up at 5:45 this morning to watch the AFL Grand Final between Hawthorn and Fremantle. Once I had it set up on the iPad I headed out to the foyer and was invited into the dining area early by the guy setting up. He was great; kept me going on cappacinos and checked in regularly, each time getting a bit more tuition on the great game. At halftime ...
... owner, and fantastic business woman. We had a delightful lunch of products made on the farm, and then toured the farm and vineyards. The food was awesome, and it was a treat to see how artichokes grew in the fields, almost like a bromeliad. From the farm, we started our 4 mile hike down the hill/ mountain back into the town of Sorrento, enjoying treks thru olive ...
... inside. Remember yesterday I mentioned the bells chiming. Just as we sat down in this church they started to chime the noon hour. It was beautiful!
We stopped soon for a picnic lunch in a piazza which was very relaxing. We strolled the street for a while longer then stopped in Piazza Vittoria for a water break before heading back to the hotel. We met a man from Sarasota , Florida area who just loves it her e in Anacapri. ...