Hotel Gardenia Sorrento
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... on their towels on the pebbly beach, trying to get a tan! We are rugged up in jeans and jackets - they are the crazy ones!
After breakfast, we wandered around looking at the shops for a while, then back to the
B&B before catching the bus to Amalfi town. Wow – what an adventurous drive. There were several times where the bus had to back up or wait for a car to back up so that, one at a time, we ...
... it was time for bed.
Today was our first full day in Sorrento and now that we've gotten a chance to walk around, my impression of this town just gets better and better. Today we spent sometime getting to know this little town by walking through all the numerous small streets and enjoying the views of the cliffs. We intentionally kept things mellow today just to get our bearings. I'm sure there is more to enjoy of this area before the week is over.
... ready for the huge one. None of my friends wanted to go though. I was one of the few girls who actually did it. It was harder to climb to the high cliff and the rocks were sharper but the guys were all really nice and helped me. When I got to the top it was so high. I got pretty nervous looking down but I was also just really excited to do it. I was looking forward to this all week. Its one of those things where its pretty scary but you get a really cool story out of it. Plus ...
... wrong. They should have moved to another seat or better still, to their allocated seat!
It was a cranky looking old Italian lady that would not move seats. When the guard came through to check tickets, the Englishman complained and the guard got her to move, justice was done on the train!
Using the toilet on a rapid moving train is interesting. There is a draught coming up the toilet, the flush button is a red button on the floor and ...
... with cherry tomatoes and cuttlefish for me and spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and clam for Caitlin. The kids shared a fresh buffalo mozzarella ball covered with proscuitto, cheese ravioli and gnochetti. A lovely little "snack" as I am sure a two course meal is called here! Pasta pics included below. Pasta done right. Gives me a new appreciation for how a couple ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Gardenia Sorrento
Este hotel esta en reparaciones. Mi familia y yo estuvimos desde el sabado 15 de abril hasta el miercoles 18 de abril. El ascensor no existia.Teniamos contratadas dos habitaciones dobles. Nos dieron habitaciones en el tercer piso. Las habitaciones no tienen aire acondicionado, nuestro baño, la ducha no tenia ni cortina ni mampara, y la heladera no existia, aunque tenia las conexiones. Cuando me fui a quejar por estas anormalidades, el dueño me dijo, molesto y a los gritos que nos cambiaramos de hotel si no nos gustaba.
Nothing too much trouble!
The Hotel Gardenia is an excellent choice if you want to keep away from the larger - and busier - hotels that dominate much of Sorrento. It is an easy walk from the hotel into the centre. The rooms are spotlessly clean, the double beds are ENORMOUS - and the new balconies and additional sound proofing should improve things even further. The hotel staff are charming and all ready to help and give advice to make sure your holiday is really special. Breakfast was excellent - a wide choice of cold meat, cheese, breads, pastries, cereals etc. The coffee was good - if you want something different just ask!
We have just returned to the UK from a wonderful week in the Hotel Gardenia, Sorrento. It is a friendly family run hotel just 600 metres from the centre of Sorrento. Although only a short walk from the station, we recommend that, if you have heavy suitcases, you take a taxi from the station as the pavement is often narrow and uneven.
Great hotel- Hotel Gardenia
The best hotel I have stayed in the Amalfi Coast. Breakfast is wonderful, the bedroom is very but very clean (not always in Italy). The air conditioning right, the personal is very kind, etc, etc. You will only have to walk ten blocks to arrive at the Tasso Square, but it is not important since the relation price quality is perfect. In other places of Italy, the Gardenia Hotel is a four star, not a three.
We stayed at the Gardenia for 3 days and found it lovely.
We arrived very late in the night and the staff waited up and even left a bottle of champagne in the room for us. The rooms are very clean - ask for a room at the back of the building with a balcony overlooking the pool as the street could be loud at the front. Breakfast was the best we had all trip.
Would highly reccommend - walk into Sorrento is only about 10 minutes.
Stayed here for a week November 2004. Very reasonably priced - got a low season deal for 85 euros/night including breakfast. The buffet breakfast was not as comprehensive as I'm sure it would be in summer, but still quite reasonable. Our double room was clean, reasonably sized and had a view of the pool, the bay and Mt Vesuvius beyond. Being at the rear, there was no street noise, but as other reviewers have noted, there was annoying plumbing noise from adjacent rooms. Location is OK - 15 min walk to Piazza Tasso. About 10 min walk to the train station if you want to go to Pompeii or Napoli. Friendly staff speak reasonably good English (and French and German as far as we could tell). Overall a very reasonably priced and featured 3 star hotel in Sorrento - perfect for Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri and of course the Amalfi coast.
Stayed here for 12 days in August 2004. We found the Gardenia to be a wonderful hotel with friendly and helpful staff. It is on the main road between San'Agnello and Sorrento and is an easy 15 minute walk to Piazza Tasso. The buffet breakfast offers a great choice which includes a hot breakfast - a first for me in Italy and I have stayed in 3* hotels in Rome, Venice & Florence which did not offer this much choice. The room was large enough with lots of wardrobe space and always properly cleaned. The large pool with sun terrace is a definite plus. There is also a roof terrace which did not seem to be much used. The only problem was that there is not enough soundproofing between rooms. Interestingly, we were never disturbed by noise at night, only wakened a little early in the morning by the sound of other guests getting up and about. Overall, I can certainly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay there on my return to Sorrento.