Hotel Caravel Sorrento
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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 ...
... the pictures I take is for you all to understand a little more about the Italian culture.
I have two stories to share that revolve completely around food from this last week. The first is about the tour of the Caseificio Michelangelo Mozzarella Cheese Factory. My international business class took a field trip to this family-run business in order to understand the work ethic, process, and importance of mozzarella to the people of Italy (and, of course, to taste ...
... Due to my phobia of being late we were significantly early for our flight but that did give us time for a coffee and bacon bap. Mmmm nothing like airport food at 4:30 in the morning. Despite paying for priority seating we really didn't board any sooner than the rest of the plane but whatever, we got our seats and even managed to score an empty row behind us. I took advantage of this and moved in the vain hope that I would be able to get some sleep and I ...
... delicious-looking products, the lemon liqueur is by far the most popular. Chili peppers also grow very well here and you can see them hanging outside many shops. Our walk took us to some beautiful coastal views and eventually down to the Marina Grande area. This is Sorrento's harbour, but is technically another city, and almost feels that way. It's a bit of a time warp, with the old buildings and small harbour-town feel. We had dinner at Trattoria da Emilia, a rustic, ...
... turned my head and said, "molto bene grazie" which means "thank you very much" in Italian.
I have made a decision and pact with myself - when I return home, I will do whatever it takes to speak Italian. It "magnifico" as they would say.
Channing and I are heading down for breakfast now and then heading to Napoli for the day.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Caravel Sorrento Sant'Agnello
I stayed there for the first week of July. The hotel was very comfortable. Housekeeping was excellent and very attentive (they continued to bring us extra towels after the first time we asked, so we didn't have to keep asking every day). The hotel staff was also good, however, I wished they had been more informative about the town. On several occasions, we asked about things to do in the Sorrento vicinity and about bus/train/boat schedules, and they weren't very helpful.
My wife and I satyed here in June 2005 and had a wonderful time. The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the main street of Sorrento and the hotel does offer a free bus ride into Sorrento at certain times throughout the day. There are plenty of restaurants/bars near the hotel with one restaurant having a great view looking out at the sea from a height as you eat. It has a nice pool that has a deep end and a shallow end but not suitable for young children who cannot swim. We had a fantastic view from our balcony looking out at the ocean with a view of the bay of Naples to the right and the isle of Capri to the left side. The rooms were cleaned everyday. The hotel provides a lunch menu at reasonable prices and serves drinks throughout the day. Breakfast was from 7-9 and was self service. During your stay you have the same table everyday. Dinner was from 7-9 which was included in our price as was breakfast. Dinner was served upto you and was a 4 course meal with a selection of choices. Drinks with the dinner were not included in the price but if you do not finnish your bottle of wine it is kept for you and back on your table for the following nights dinner. The hotel as a games room where you can play pool and has free internet. We could not fault the hotel in any way and found the staff very freindly, hotel was very clean and a nice touch was on our last night when we went back to our room there was some chocolates and thanking us for our stay.
Initial impression was not good. Arriving in dayllight, the reception area appeared quite dull and very basic. Worse to come, the standard double room we were shown was awful; very small, no balcony, no view, cracked tiles on the floor and a terrible musty smell. The receptionist was EXTREMELY HELPFUL (we later discovered that the staff generally were very, very nice) and immediately offered an alternative that was much, much better, albeit, it must be said that a 4-star in Italy is not a 4-star in Ireland!
This gem doesn't jump out on the net, but I stumbled upon it and am so glad that I did! The location is lovely, on a side street in an area full of old villas. It's a 20 minute walk to Sorrento, but just a five minute walk to pick up local buses to the Amalfi Coast. The hotel itself is lovely and the personel are quite helpful. The only real complaint I and my party had was that the advertised air conditioning doesn't get turned until June, so we spent some rather stuffy nights in May.
I wish I were there now
I keep floating back in my mind to our stay in Sant'Agnello. The hotel was one of the cleanest that I have ever stayed in. Incredible view from our balcony! Fresh towels everyday in the spotless bathroom. Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Charming entrance to buliding. Loved the rooster crowing each morning as well as the toll of the church bells. Easy walk into Sorrento.
This hotel does not have double glazing
This hotel does not have double glazing, so rooms at the front are noisy early in the morning - the dustmen come at about 5am and small scooters and buses are frequent. If you leave the windows closed it gets hot - or it did when we were there in May. Unfortunately, although the rooms are advertised as air conditioned, this is not turned on until June. Small showers only in the bedrooms. This could be a problem if you like a bath from time to time.
On the plus side: public areas very nice. Excellent dining room and continental breakfast and helpful staff. Generally a nice setting with gardens around and well-placed for Circumvesuviana trains and Sorrento is walkable.
On the whole, just a little bit expensive for what it was.
Great price, courteous & friendly staff, good amenities, clean room and large bathtub. The only compliant would be that the location is a solid 30 minute walk to Sprrento downtown.
My wife & I stayed at the Caravel for 14 nights at the beginning of October 2004. We thought the hotel was excellent in most respects.
Our room was not large but adequate and had a small balcony. It was always very well cleaned every day. The food was very good and more than adequate. On my third day I broke my arm and the help I subsequently received from the staff was first class and, in some cases, above and beyond the call of duty. The public rooms, garden and swimming pool were very good. We would certainly recommend this hotel which is in a quiet area within easy reach of central Sorrento.
Not a good hotel; disorganised, did not live up to it's star rating, staff are not particularly helpful, and had some strange rules.
Excellent Hotel, Staff and location
We took a wedding trip of 38 people and loved the hotel and staff and location excellent! Best holiday and food very clean.