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Breaking the unintentional theme of the wedding of rain, we arrived in Naples and took the hour or so long journey to Sorrento in glorious sunshine!! Great! This wasn't to last though and we had rain pretty much every day for the rest of the week.
Didn't stop us though and during our week's stay we took in Capri (half an hour ferry ride …
DAY 8 TUE Our alarm clock woke us at 6am so that we could make last minute preparations for our trip to Sorrento. The desk clerk told us that it was too early for coffee and that we should wait until 6.45 (the bus was due at 7am). At 6.45 we seated ourselves in the little breakfast room expecting a simple cup of espresso. The clerk told us that the …
... You have to climb down through a cave at the end. My parents are able to watch the sunset every single night of the summer at the lake, and actually prefer the sunrise that wakes them like clockwork from June to September. They may complain a little, but I know they enjoyed this adventure I took them on.
My archaeology class took a field trip on Friday to the Oplontis Ruins, and my parents tagged ...
... very much. It wasn't nearly as crowded as Positano or Amalfi and was a really nice place to just stroll around in.
Our final stop was Amalfi. Amalfi is not a very large town but it is quite popular and busy. Here we visited the cathedral and strolled around. While the parents continued to explore the town, I headed down to the beach, took a little swim and relaxed while we waited for our driver to come get us.
Another day of travel in Italy and it was pretty fun! Had a wander around Firenze in the morning - beautiful day and lots to see, Basilica, markets and lots of interesting shops. Train left Florence noonish and we arrived in Naples at about 3pm. Only one more train to the Amalfi coast but... Train strike today! So we ended up cramming ourselves in a little taxi ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bristol Hotel Sorrento
We stayed at the Bristol in April, 2004, because the hotel we originally booked was closed for repairs. What a lucky break for us. We enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Bristol and are already dreaming of going back.
Great View with its Problems
Our family just returned from Italy and stayed for 3 not 4 nights as planned at the Hotel Bristol for the following reasons.We arrived at 2 pm the first day and when the porter let us into our rooms we all discovered they had not been made up. We did though have a small balcony with an incredible view. The Hotel Bristol however is very noisy because of its marble floors and heaving doors that echo throughout the hallways. Every morning housekeeping woke us up a loud knock at 8:30 a.m. to clean our rooms.This is a hotel for tourist groups. Its dining rooms are huge, plenty of breakfast food which is included and its service mediocre. It does though have an amazing view.
We stayed at the Bristol for 3 days in March 2004. We found the Bristol to be the closest thing to an American hotel that we've stayed at in Italy (we also went to Rome & Florence). Helpful, courteous staff, very clean and comfortable accomodations. We got a junior suite, with a balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples. The junior suite was more than adequate for our family of 4. The breakfast room is very large with spectacular views of the bay. Food was standard european faire of croissants, cold cereal and fruit. We got cappuccinos everyday, since that was the closest thing to American coffee that we could find. We came down to Naples on the EuroStar train from Florence, which should've been a 3 hour ride, but turned into 10 hours because of a railroad strike (check with your hotel staff on the strike schedule before making travel arrangements). We also made the mistake of taking the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento with all our luggage.
Desperate to go again!
After a family tragedy I took my two young adult children to the Hotel Bristol in 2001. My firm arranged the booking and as we were all so desolate at the time we had no thoughts about a holiday. However, this hotel exceeded anything we could have imagined and the week spent there did us all so much good. The rooftop swimming pool was new that year and the views from the pool and the beautiful lower sun terrace were stunning. I still dream of that week and would love to go again to take some friends but cannot find a telephone number to speak to anyone at the hotel.
We stayed at The Bristol Hotel in the Summer 2003 in July.- We loved it
We stayed at The Bristol Hotel one week in July 2003. We loved it !!! -- We come again and again !! And what a manager !!!
My wife and I stayed at the Bristol for only four nights in September 2003. It could not be faulted in any way. The accommodation, food, service and facilities were excellent. We are planning our return visit for 2004 but for much longer.
We stayed in the Bristol in the summer of 2002. We did all the usual trips by boat, train and bus and had an excellent time. The weather was hot and there was plenty of things to do, though Sorrento town does get a little crowded in the evening.
Great views across the bay, friendly, helpful and efficient staff, well-appointed room (junior suite I think it was called), good service from all the staff. I thought the terraced gardens above the hotel weren't advertised enough - a lot of the guests didn't even know they were there, but there are even better views, a small menagerie, and loads of flowers - I struggled manfully to keep one lantana plant alive in the UK, and there must have been hundreds growing up here almost wild among the olive trees. The town of Sorrento itself is quite nice and is about 10 mins away. If there's one small shortcoming with the hotel, it would be that there's no courtesy bus for the more elderly - it's OK walking down to the town, but walking back, especially when it's hot, could be tricky if you're unfit. Taxis are reasonable though.
The brilliant bristol
we have been to the hotel bristol on two consecutive holidays,both were brilliant.The staff were really friendly and helpful and welcomed us back the second time like old friends.The food was excellent with plenty of choice, but the lunchtime meals in the rooftop eating area were a bit pricey,and we found that sometimes you could have a bit of a wait. The rooms were always very clean but a bit on the small size,a stunning view did come at a price,the noise from the road below at night was intrusive but bearable. We would certainly return to the Bristol as both our holidays there were very special,however one tip is to keep an eye on the tab that you run up for food and drink, it can be a bit of a surprise,also avoid the mini bar, really pricey.
"Simply the best"
We have stayed in the Hotel Bristol, twice, each time, the food, and accommodation were excellent. Wonderful pool and sunbathing area and cafe for lunchtime snacks The views from the Hotel are magnificant, stretching right across the bay of Naples to Vesuivus. About 10 minutes walk downhill to the main centre. We would not stay anywhere else in Sorrento and highly recommend it.