Il Nido Hotel Sorrento
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Last full day in Sorrento, and after all the walking lately, we decided to spend a nice easy day exploring different parts of Sorrento.
For the most part, we just went down to the Marina Grande. This is the main fishing port of the town, and there were little fishing boats and fish restaurants down the bottom.
Surprisingly enough, we …
With much trepidation, we head off to the dreaded city of Naples, with Teresa expecting to get mugged at every street corner. As such, we didn't take any credit cards, just enough money to get us through the day, and that was spread out between many pockets on each of us. HA, that should trick them.
Arrive in Naples, and as per normal, …
Started the day with a wake up message (6:30am) from Peter Fredericks (Roosters supporter) having a laugh at Souths losing the NYC Grand Final to NZ. Guess who had the last laugh there.
Went to Sorrento and the main street was closed because it was Sunday - luxury, you could walk along the street without fear of being run over,
Got picked up from the hotel at 9:00am and delivered to the boat (the trip from the cliff face down is an experience).
Just a little boat with the crew and 8 passengers - Us, An English married couple, 4 older Americans from a place called Joisey, and 2 young Canadian girls in their bikinis - for some reason the crew really helped them …
The Pompeiians were getting restless after Teresa developed her own Vesuvius on her cheek two days before we planned to go up. There was a real danger of another major eruption. Fortunately, the day arrived, and her volcano had subsided.
We got the train and bus to the 1000m mark and started our climb. It was very steep on the way up but …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Il Nido Hotel Sorrento
Il Nido - Great Little find
Il Nido (the nest) has a terrific view of the Bay of Naples and Mt.
Vesuvious. Gianni and Dino treated us like family and were very helpful with train schedules and shuttles to the station. We were disappointed with the food and prices in Italy until we arrived at Il Nido. The food was terrific and half the price of the competition. The eggplant parmesian and the veal limone was to die for. The complimentary burchetta was also delicious. Wish we could have skipped some other places so we could have stayed three more days at Il Nido!
Pleasant stay overlooking Vesuvius
I stayed here in November 2003 after reading the reviews. The service is impeccable, the staff even brought dinner to our room one night after a long hard day of sightseeing. The hotel isn't fancy but the views from the rooms are fantastic and the service more than makes up for the lack of decoration. I would certainly stay here again, just remember its friendly not fancy.
Il Nido is a great hotel, has great services, but lacks as far as food quality (dinner at least). The hotel is located on the hill in Sorrento, which makes walking to or from the hotel nearly impossible. Therefore, they offer a car service back and forth from the train station in Sorrento, and the dock to which you go to Capri. The service operates a few times in the morning last drop off is around 1030 and begins picking up from a central location in Sorrento as early as 5pm. You can be picked up and dropped off in Sorrento at night as well, and the last pickup back to the hotel is at 1130pm. This service is excellent, since without it, it would be near impossible to get anywhere without a car. We had a room in the hotel with a terrace that overlooked the Bay of Naples for only 98 euros a night. The room itself was clean, had a well-stocked mini bar (Heinekens only 2 euros), a very clean bathroom, and again an amazing view from that terrace. The first night we were there it was pouring rain, so we decided to eat downstairs (big mistake). All the food that we had eaten prior to this had led us to believe that anywhere in Italy they can cook. This turned out to be very wrong. I ordered ravioli, which I still am convinced came out of a frozen boxed meal. The bread, unlike any other bread we had in Italy, was a version of stale Rye Bread. Even the house white wine, was horrible and I couldn't even bear to drink it. Breakfast however was good. They served croissants with nutella and cream, donuts, pre-packaged crackers, pre-packaged cookies, cheeses, meats, orange juice, and coffee. The breakfast was an average meal, but held us over until lunch. In the lobby are 2 computers which are connected to the internet. Guests can use the computers for free. The hotel is a great place to stay, excellent and friendly staff, internet access, excellent bus service, but make sure to go out for dinner.
I Highly recommend Il Nido
We stayed at Il Nido in Oct. 2003. I Highly recommend it. The hotel is Charming. The service is Excellent. Gianni and Deno did so much to make us feel Welcome. We did eat there and the food was Delicious. The view from our balconey was Breath Taking. I think it should be added to the list of places to stay in Sorrento.
Hope to go back to Il Nido spring of 2004
I went to Sorrento in October 2003 by myself as my boyfriend injured his back and had to stay home. As a single female traveling alone the staff at Il Nido couldn't have been more helpful. One of the great things they have is free internet access so I could write and receive letter from my boyfriend anytime I wanted. The food there is great and the prices are so reasonable I don't know how they do it. They have a restaurant where you can eat on the terrace overlooking the Bay. I had a single room with an outstanding view. I hope to go back there this spring, this time with my boyfriend so I can show him all the beauty of Sorrento, Ravello and the Amalfi Coast. And introduce him to the wonderful family that runs Il Nido.
Great Value, Great Location, Great Service
We stayed at the Il Nido for four nights in September 2003. What a great family run hotel and restaurant. High in the hills above the town of Sorrento with a great view and balcony to enjoy it. The owners helped us out the night we arrived when we got into a little tiff with a taxi driver that was putting the screws to us. He intervened and negotiated for us. Then he arranged for a late snack since we arrived at 1 AM due to weather and a train breakdown in Naples ( and having skipped dinner) - what service! We had planned to stay 3 ights but extended by a night because we were having such a good time in the area and were so comfortable at the hotel. This is a good basic family oriented hotel with reasonable rates. I would definitely stay here again. Happy travels!
We spent four nights at Il Nido ("The Nest") above the charming town of Sorrento. The views are incredible, the balconies are perfect for sitting on in the evening and sipping some Limoncello while gazing at Mt Vesuvius and the city lights far across the Bay of Naples. The rooms are more simple than luxurious, but they are spotless and the air conditioning works great. The hotel supplies a free shuttle bus nine times a day (!) down to Sorrento, ten minutes away, so a car is not needed. The food in the restaurant is very good and reasonably priced, and again, the view simply can't be beat! What makes Il Nido really different from most other hotels today is that is is family owned and managed. Gianni and his brother Dino, together with their wives and their parents, run the hotel and are ever present, from driving you in the shuttlebus to town to taking your order at dinner to helping you plan your day. They are friendly, funny, multi-lingual, and extremely hard-working. The result of their efforts can be measured in part from the guestbook on their web page (ilnido.it), which currently has eighty pages (eighty pages!) of comments from guests in the past three years attesting to their warm hospitality. Guests come from England, the U.S., Canada, France, Holland, Italy, Australia, Singapore, and you-name-it, and nearly all seem entranced by the experience. We certainly wish we had had several more days to enjoy the view and hospitality. We also found ourselves meeting and sharing experiences with other guests on the shuttle bus into town, or after dinner, something that simply doesn't happen at most other hotels we've stayed at. Il Nido is approximately a 3-star hotel, but a 5-star experience with 6-star views and service. As those 80 pages of comments from satisfied guests attest, this one is different. Thanks, Dino and Gianni!
Great value for money
We spent 2 nights on July 2003 at this charming hotel. It's not fency but very clean, with very good service and breathtaking view, and all for a very reasonable price. I also recommend the resturant with its balcony facing the Sorrento bay.
Good value accomodation
My husband and I just spent 2 nights on our honeymoon in the pretty town of Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast at Hotel Il Nido on our honeymoon. We highly recommend this hotel for those seeking a room with a great big balcony and an clear, unobstructed view of the sea, glorious sea! Prices are reasonable and the hosts, Michele and his wife are friendly and make you feel welcome, a big plus! It is about a 7-10 minute walk into Amalfi town and worth it for the great view of the sea from your balcony in the morning.
Il Nido - Great Hotel
We stayed at Il Nido in May of 2002. The hotel was great. It is a 10 minute shuttle ride above Sorrento. The hotel offers a shuttle service into and out of town. They also offer free breakfast and free internet access. The rooms were very large and included a full private bath. The view was amazing. The rooms and restaurant overlook the Bay of Sorrento and Mt Vesuvios.
If you book this hotel, make sure to have a phone card handy so you can call the hotel to have them pick you up at the train station.
Great location to see Pompeii, Naples and Amalfi Coast. Easy train ride to Rome.