Grand Hotel De La Ville
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Sorrento was a joy. A small town, with lots to see and do, not least of which is the stunning drive along the Amalfi Coast, taking in the towns of Positano, Amalfi, Ravelli etc.
Our hotel was very comfortable and our room had splendid views across the bay to Mount Vesuvius.
Whilst staying in Sorrento we took a trip on the train …
Herculaneum has better rap than Pompeii with less crowds. We will go there first and then stop at Pompei on the way back. Same train, different musicians. In fact it seems to be a family affair as first the adults perform, 10 minutes later the teenagers then the littlest. My phrase book doesn't have " I already gave at the office" We sit with a …
Today is the day to tackle Pompei! We take the train, which is incredibly cheap. 2.20 euros for a half hour ride. The journey is enlivened by travelling buskers read beggars who change carriages at each stop. Rain is forecast but it is hot when we start out. No 2hr quickie tour for us- that is for wimps. We want see EVERYTHING. An hour later we are …
Up late after a restless night. Just made it down for breakfast before it closed but only had fruit and hot water. Took an easy walk into the central square, Piazza Tessa, ( the place to be seen). Nobody interested in us!! Found a fruit shop and bought more bananas and apples as this looks like the diet for the next day, according to the Sicilian …
Tamara is feeling much better but I feel a bit seedy, which I put down to a cold coming on. The driver drove at breakneck speed to the airport and we were there 2 hours early. Starting to feel unwell myself and made a dash to the toilet just before the plane left. Made it to Naples Ok then a nightmare drive to Sorrento , hanging on through the …
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel De La Ville Sorrento
Staff friendly and helpful
just arrived back from this hotel, never encounted such friendly staff nothing was of any trouble to them
the hotel is spotless food fantastic and plentyful. you can have a full english breakfast if you wish
evening meal was just has good with a choice of seven dishes
would recommend this hotel has we will be returning next year
our only let down was the tour operator, so next year will be travelling with some on else
drinks were a bit pricey but found a good bar up the road where six drinks cost 18 euros
We spent one week from 21st May 2004 at this Hotel and found it to be first class. The waiters and other staff were all most friendly and could not do enough to please everyone. The food was excellent. Would definitely make a return visit.
What a brilliant base for a holiday!
Just come back from staying for a week, wow!! You won't need to eat out!! Food superb, excellent choice and quality.Waiting staff all brilliant, nothing too much trouble! Stayed half board but also bought few lunches all typical italian dishes and quality of fresh produce evident in flavour. Rooms on 1st and 2nd floors have been modernised so if you get a room 3rd floor or above,ask for a change for benefit of electric shutters, better views and nicer bathroom.Swimming pool area lovely and secluded and quiet. Rooms immaculately clean. Drinks expensive but good bar round corner from hotel to right, food good here too! Definitely would recommend hotel, wish we'd stay 2 weeks but would've put a stone on in weight!!!! - Enjoy!!
Stayed at this hotel in August 2003 for two weeks. Had a fabulous time in Sorrento. Our room was on the top floor and we had a sizeable portion of the roof for our own private terrace with fab views across the bay looking towards Vesuvius. The food was some of the best I've ever had and the friendly staff contributed to a great dining experience. Brilliant location - cannot fault the hotel at all and will definitely return. There was just so much to see. We did the two day Rome excursion and definitely recommend it -excellent value for money. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Amalfi coast and Capri - all brilliant places to visit. Only one drawback - the heat! Unusually hot & humid. Read some dodgy reviews prior to travelling but can't understand how anyone could call this hotel - I think there must be some people who are never happy/satisfied. Enjoy your holiday!
Could not fault a thing
excellent hotel, friendly efficient staff, excellent location would certainly return
Wish we'd stayed longer ....
Just returned after the most wonderful week spent at the Grand Hotel de la Ville in Sorrento. What a fabulous hotel and the staff were superb - charming, friendly, helpful and good looking too!! The location was good too as via Rota is fairly quiet and not too far from the Corso Italia. The food was superb. We had intended to have dinner out some evenings but we chose not to as the food was great. Our rooms enjoyed the most fantastic view over the Bay of Naples and what sizeable balconies we had (rooms 529 and 530). Thank you to all at the de la Ville for a fab week!
Fantastic hotel, friendly staff (especially Enzo - the main man) with some great local cooking and a hideaway pool to lounge about in as a break from the culture. Wonderful views of Vesuvius and Bay of Naples from the roof terrace and 2 minutes into the middle of Sorrento by foot where you can mooch around the little shops, get some great food, or catch the ferries to Capri or Ischia or the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii. Thoroughly recommended.
I can echo the sentiments already expressed. It is so handy to the centre of resort. The head waiter Enzio is a one-off and goes down particularly well with the ladies. The barman spoke excellent English and had a wealth of amusing stories. Despite lack of a sea view from the rooms, we enjoyed our holiday and would " Ritorno a Surriento" as soon as possible
We stayed in the Grand De La Ville in July 2003. This hotel was excellent. The Staff could not do enough for you, especially the Restaurant Staff. They were all extremely friendly and it was nice to have a laugh with them. The food was excellent and plenty of it. We were usually full when we left the Restaurant as the portions were larger than we have normally found in the Italian Lakes. Breakfast could be taken on the Terrace which we tended to do every morning except when we were going on a trip. We then had to eat in the Dining Room which was open earlier than the designated time for breakfast. The Hotel is in an excellent position a short distance from the main square but in a quiet residential location (except for the cockeral which woke me every morning). We had a view of the bay from our room and truly enjoyed sitting on the balcony having a drink and crips from the well stocked mini bar in the room. It was great to come in from the scorching the scorching heat outside to the coolness of the air conditioning. There was often entertainment on the roof terrace at night. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. If we wrnt back to Sorrecnto we would certainly stay there. As for Sorrento itself, I do prefer the Italian Lakes but that is just a personal choice.
Best Holiday Ever
Went to Italy August 2003 to Hotel Grand de la Ville. Location excellent,Cleanliness excellent, Food excellent, great choice and variety Breakfast and Evening Meals. Dining room staff very friendly.
Head water Enzo a character. Hope to return in the near future. Best holiday ever.