Hilton Sorrento Palace
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I woke up this morning with a little bit of a cold, but I wasn't going to let that ruin Sorrento. I walked out on to the balcony and took in the view for a while. The bay of Naples was beautiful with Vesuvius looming behind the clouds in the background. After waking up and getting ready we headed to the 7th floor honors lounge where you can get …
Woke up bright and early today and packed all of our luggage. Came down to breakfast half asleep and ate four pain au chocolat's with a bowl of cereal for a nice healthy breakfast. The cab guy picked us up from the Waldorf and we were off to Heathrow. We sat in a lot of traffic and my bag got torn apart at security because I had a mini can of …
... it about toilets in some of these airports....There we were with our cases on the arrival floor and the only toilet we can see is downstairs or thankfully down a lift!!! The logic totally escapes me!
We had some food (Caitlin ate her cans of tuna) and cafe Americano (black expresso coffee) before a quick look at the few shops and then on to our departure gate; on to a bus (yes they park the planes out in the middle of airfield in Italy!!!) ...
... It was a very busy place when in 79AD it was buried beneath ash and dust after eruption of Mt Vesuvius. Exploring the ruins of Pompeii was fascinating! There were so many shops in the town and also many large houses! To tell the difference between the two, the shops have like a gap at the entrance where the sliding doors once were and most of the houses now have gates on them. There are some incredible displays of items that were preserved in the ash ...
... the train early (after we informed him that the road was washed out, he de-trained to check which section and whether he could get to Positano or not).
The train is a milk run and has around 20 stops before Sorrento. It sometimes stops in the middle of a tunnel, as if waiting for another train to clear the tracks ahead. So when the train stopped in a tunnel a couple of stops before ours, we thought nothing of it. An announcement came on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Sorrento Palace
We came here with high expectations due to previous reviews. The view from our room did not disappoint-it was just beautiful. The view in our room was not so nice. The decor could use some updating although it was large with a nice sized bathroom. We were bothered a bit with the doors slamming down our hall only to find out we couldn't shut our door without slamming it ourselves. Food was quite pricey for the quality at the a la carte restaurant. Front desk staff was not as friendly or helpful. We asked about taking a day trip out to Capri and were told to go down to the Port to get the information. We asked if they could help us with the train schedule to Florence and suggested we look it up on the Internet which we would have to pay for. She did reluctantly agree to look it up for us. Despite the service we had a nice time in Sorrento. If I return I would probably stay somewhere else with a view.
A large group of family and friends came here to celebrate our wedding with us in the first week of September 2003. From the moment we arrived the staff were very friendly and courteous, most of whom spoke good English (and those who were a little rusty were more than happy to try!!) We must extend a special thankyou to our attentitive bartender Vincenzo for whom nothing was too much trouble, and always had a smile!
You won't want to leave
We stayed here for three nights in Sept. 2003 and didn't want to leave.
this place has it all: great staff, very clean, spectacular views, within walking distance to town and the train station. I will for sure stay here again when I come back to Sorrento-Capri.
We loved this hotel. The Hilton Sorrento Palace was even nicer than we expected. The four best features were the view, the pool area, the endless buffet breakfasts (included) and the sheer size and elegance of the common areas. See below for one surprise 'don't miss' feature as well. And no, I do not work for the Hilton, nor am I being compensated for this review!! :))
This is a beautiful hotel with an excellent staff. I'll probably stay at the hotel again. At the same time, though, there were a few glitches that made my visit fall short of a 5-star experience. (This was only a one-night stay, so my views are based on limited data.)
Best family hotel on the coast
This hotel is perfect for families. We got 2 huge rooms with great air-conditioning. Housekeeping wasn't the best but good enough. One room had oversized king bed and other room had 3 nice size twins.
Comfortable and clean the hotel's location is great. They should offer a shuttle into town but it is only a 5-7 minute walk. The way back is uphill, however, and requires paying a taxi 9-10euros. If you don't like to walk don't stay here. The kids loved the pool and made many American friends. Try the fettucini al lemone at the hotel resteraunt and definitely visit the ristorante Zi'ntonio mare which is in a little fishing village. They will pick up and drop off to hotel free of charge and you'll want to eat there every night. Very romantic! Sorrento was perfect!!
Excellent hotel, very clean and comfortable. Stayed here for 2 weeks and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel can arrange day-trips for you and the coach will be pick up from the hotel, which is great for exploring the wonderful surrounding area. The hotel is situated about 10 minutes from the middle of Sorrento, take this into account if you have difficulty walking. The only sore point from our stay was the price of drinks (including water!!) at the hotel, luckily the local shops are not too far away. Will be staying here again in the future.
May is the time to go !
The 1st week of May is a good time to visit Sorrento. Good weather, few tourists and all the archaeological sites are free to get into.The Hilton is one of the best hotel we've stayed in. If you have a Hilton Diamond card - it goes a long way !The ala carte restaurant is very good, a bit pricey but well worth it.Fantasic view !
I recently stayed at this hotel and must say that it one of the best hotels that have very stayed at. The service is first class from maids to waiters. The bedrooms and public rooms are ery elegant as is the 6 interconnecting swimming pools. In one of the restaurants there is a swimming pool very like a roman baths which believe is used in the Summer.
I will be returning.
I stayed at the Hilton Sorrento Palace in September 2002 with my husband. It was our 20th wedding anniversary and I can honestly say that this is one one the nicest hotels we have stayed in. The reception and bar area were very elegant with leather settees and the staff were first class. The food was the best we had ever had in Italy (this was our fifth time back) and the Le Ginestre restaurant with a swimming pool wa superb. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and we had a sea view. One of the best hotels in my opinion in Sorrento.