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... had to take turns swimming while one of us manned the boat. Not the greatest experience, but not the end of the world either. We had to have the boat back by 6:30 and we recognized the rough water would make the trip back longer so we left around 4:45 to head back to Sorrento.
The second warning sign came in the form of another boater. This time on the way back from Capri to the coast line. He made the same waving signal as the first guy. This time Erin noticed ...
Dave and Karen were up early to ensure that they had time to survive the traffic on the way to the airport. And what good friends......taking my boot bag (3 boots) and the remaining loose boot in their luggage with them, for us to collect in November.
Memories of Brian leaving Vail with my ...
... scooters ( reminds me if Bermuda)!3 wheel trucks and more cars. Narrow windy roads sheer drops .... We had an hour in Sorrento then onto small minibuses for a trip to Positano. Beautiful coast line ... Not that I was looking as we drove on the narrow winding roads up over the hills then back down to the coast. Everywhere the grey of olive trees the vivid colours of oleander, bourganvilla, morning glory, Alice du pont, hibiscus, combined with the lush green of pines, ...
... was, but it would have been up there), and go find a trusty pizza. We walked down the back alleys which I hadn't explored yet, which eventually emerged on the main street. We ordered a pizza, and while waiting, walked into a random shop next store which turned out to be a butchers/cheesery. They didn't speak english, but after making the "I'm impressed with your selection" face, the lady/mother-owner signalled to the girl behind the counter ...
... towns popped up along the coastline.
So, the first day off we had a few of us went to Pompeii. Can't say I would've gone out of my way to visit ordinarily but I'm glad I did because it was fascinating. The Port Agent we deal with organised us a guide who took us through Pompeii and down the best streets/sites. I didn't realise how big it was, and just how long they have been excavating (since 1770's, and still uncovering things today). To walk on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Stabiae Sorrento Coast Castellammare Di Stabia
Great location for exploring other towns
I used my hotel points to book this hotel for free. This made me a little worried because I was concerned that the hotel wouldn't be that great. I was pleasantly surprised to find an extremely modern hotel with spacious guest rooms and bathrooms with jacuzzis. This hotel had awesome little features like an in room stereo system, see through wall into the bathroom, and various lighting schemes. It was extremely clean and the staff was friendly.
The view is nice, but it's over the Bay of Naples. Be warned that Naples is extremely polluted, so there is often a lot of smog in the air. As a tourist with a rental car, this was the perfect hotel to stay at. From this location, it's very easy to explore Naples, Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Sorrento.
We enjoyed a great 3 nights in this hotel. We spent 2 weeks i Italy altogether and after a lot of sightseeing this was a super spot to just switch off and relax. The hotel is really beautiful, of course you have to be a fan of contemporary design but even if you aren't the scenery is spectacular! The bar is so lovely at dusk in particlular, the sunset and vesuvius as a backdrop- what more could you ask for. The staff were exceptional so I have to disagree with previous reviews in that regard. Particularly in the bar and the restaurant. theye couldn't have been more polite, friendly, and helpful. We did not miss the car and made the most of the shuttle bus. We ate in the restaurant 2 nights which was nice but definitely overpriced by Italian standards as were drinks (This was the only down side). If you stay here be prepared to just relax. I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay at the end of a holiday. A final tip, although it doesn't look like it during the day, the nearby Restaurant Bikini is just gorgeous with great food and lovely romantic candlelit tables on an outdoor balcony- Highly recommended and much more reasonable than the hotel!
Excellent hotel - though very empty for august.
Restaurant food v/good
Bar meals very poor-staff polite but slow
( Should train the staff at rome crowne plaza-st peters )
Too far out from sorrento without transport - last courtesy bus back is 16.30
Local taxis were excellent but sorrento taxis very expensive complete with attitude.
I just recently stayed in this hotel with my wife and agree with most other positive reviews.
The hotel is newly opened (2004) when we visited in May 2005 a former cement factory nowvery modern and welcoming hotel. The staff were consistently helpful, friendly and eager to please. The rooms delightful with good view of Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. The downside was the lack of facilities such as well stocked poolside bar/cafe or a hotel shop. As Sorrento town centre was 30 minutes away with access by car/taxi it could become a problem when wanting to make minor purchases. There was a free shuttle service 5 times each day - but with the final return one at 7.25pm - taxis had to be used if dining out in Sorrento. The problem withh this was the exorbitant price of a taxi - 50/60 euros one way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In addition - although car hire was possible - it needs a very confident and experienced driver to face the manic driving of hundreds of scooter riders in the area!!!
Just returned from 3 days at this hotel. It's a few miles out of Castellamare di Stabia on the way to Sorrento.
The Crowne Plaza in Castellammare Di Stabia is a VERY nice and modern hotel in the Sorrento Coast. It was built in the site of an old factory. Almost all rooms have fabulous views of the Napoli Bay. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff very nice. It is a recommended choice to have as a base to travel around the Amalfi peninsula.
Like the prior reviewers, we spent our week at this lovely hotel during the "off season." The setting -- overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Versuvius -- is spectacular, as is the hotel which is a renovated cement factory.
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. 5 star all the way. Especially enjoyed the spa facilities and the available treatments. Staff are very friendly. There is a bus stop in front of the hotel. We had a car which made our stay more enjoyable because of the way out location of the hotel.
Food is good and very friendly service. No other restaurants within walking distance.
The outdoor facilities were not open yet but look inviting for summer guests. The hotel really does look out onto the bay of Napels and mount Vesuvius rises majestically in the middle.
Just returned from 5 days at this superb hotel. The staff upon arrival were very efficient and within minutes we were shown to our rooms. One overlooked the sea (and Vesuvius) directly and the other a side view; but both were beautifully furnished, and included all conveniences, e.g. separate bath/shower, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar, very comfortable beds, twice-daily maid service, etc.