Grand Hotel Riviera
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... was on and all the Italians were watching the world cup. Italy against Uruguay. The Italians lost. When the game was finished the streets were full of people again. Coming down the middle of the main street was an older lady on her gopher. She had her legs crossed and not a care in the world and directly behind her was one police car and many others behind her patiently waiting for her to pull over. No tooting ...
... that was all in Italian but they had a great horn player and a wonderful choir so the experience was great. We then met up with a couple of Marion’s friends from New York for an Easter feast! We started with wine and antipasti’s, then wine and first course, then wine and main course, then champagne and dolce, then grappa and limoncello to round out the meal. The food was delicious – roasted lamb, potatoes and artichokes, house made perfectly al ...
... biscuits from the 'restaurant' so I can nibble these for the rest of the day. This morning the rep had arranged the usual gathering to tell us the delights of the tour operators excursions. When she turned up it was absolutely pi$$ing down outside and she looked soaked. I thought this would be a chance to chat about the room situation, our sink has a massive chip in it and the pool view is just about true if you looked closely enough. The rep proceeded to tell us that this ...
... right on the cliff edge. We artived after a 1.5 hour bus ride and it was quite entertaining, especially when 2 busses were trying to pass due tobthe extremely narrow road ar some points along the route. People in our hostel were raving about positano so we decided to see amalfi first. It was beautiful and the beach was quite nice. The village had a nice feel to it, with fresh fish displayed in restaurants out the front, shops, places to eat and drink ...
... in Sorrento, the bus is filled to overflowing, including someone needing a "Barf. bag". ml sits in the very front seat of the bus and each time we round a curve, if seems like this is it. I can only hope the photos tell the story. Amalfi hugs the cliffs leading down to the ocean. no beaches", no sand, just ocean, small boats and many,many, many steps. We take a short walk ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Riviera Sorrento
Good hotel, unlucky with the room
Stayed in the hotel for a week, really liked it. Stunning views. Nice rooms. Good location - not central but useful when you drive into Sorrento from Naples, since it lets you avoid having to negotiate your way through the town.
Two things let us down. The breakfast was very dull and the coffee the worst I had in Italy. Secondly, our room (large and bright) was right underneath the breakfast hall, and with those tiled floors, as one would guess, you can hear every step, every chair movement above you. And that every morning as the breakfast starts at 7 a.m.
Wonderful staff who really went out of their way to help satisfy a very fussy eater. Amazing views and lovely bright rooms, excellently maintained. The pool and beach area were lovely too. Full of English tourists but being one myself I didn't let that bother me!
Un personal maravilloso que hizo todo lo posible por satisfacer a una persona quisquillosa con la comida. Vistas impresionantes y habitaciones hermosas, luminosas y bien mantenidas. El área de la piscina y de la playa era hermosa también. Lleno de turistas ingleses pero, siendo uno de ellos, no dejé que eso me molestara.
Vista y personal fabulosos
Me quedé en el GHR dos días con mi familia.
Me encantaron la vista, el personal y las habitaciones (501 y 502). Creo que la piscina y el embarcadero son excelentes. Definitivamente volvería y lo recomendaría.
Fabulous View and staff
I stayed at the GHR for two days with my family.
L-O-V-E-D the view, the staff and the rooms (501 e 502). I think that the pool and the pier are excelent and would surely come back and recommend.
Loved the riveria
Excellent hotel very clean and tidy. Caters for its guests very well. Pity about the yanks.
Great View - Small Rooms
My wife and I stayed three days in the Grand Hotel Riviera. The rooms are typical small European size, but clean and with great views. No complaints about the beds or furnishings. The bathrooms did not have wash clothes or kleenex. This is large hotel with a great lobby. The breakfast included was satifactory. It is about a 10 minute walk into downtown Serrento.
Ok, but not great
The service was great - the staff was very pleasant and helpful. Also has great views and a nice pier for sunning with a section for swimming in the sea. The rooms are pretty basic but clean. It appeared that the hotel caters very much to the British version of the tacky tourist who wants a watered down version of Italy. The food was more on the level of the Olive Garden but the staff does have good recommendations if you want the real thing.
Lovely hotel, superb views, very friendly staff
Stayed in Grand Riviera for a week after being in Rome and Venice (see reviews). Nice hotel, our room (133) had superb views over the bay of Naples out to sea, absolutely fantastic. Hotel had great facilities, loved the pool. Buffet breakfasts good, only stayed on b&b basis so don't know about the dinners. Staff were very friendly and went out of the way to do anything for you laying on taxis, arranging trips, any problems with rooms, facilities etc, airport transfers. If you are looking for a relaxing hotel with superb views and don't mind a nice walk to the town centre then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this!
An extremely pleasant hotel, in an ideal location overlooking the bay of Naples and with excellent facilities.....I thoroughly recommend it.