Majestic Palace Hotel
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Good Day ALL.... OK, so we were supposed to stay at the Grand Paradiso, however they had a mix up and we are now at the Majestic Palace. It is an incredible place surrounded by Orange and Lemon groves. We have a great room over looking all the groves, the city and Naples with Vesuvius in the background over the Tryhreian Sea. We have just had …
Day 063: 5 hours, 6.0 kms, Day: 29.0 kms
After Nocera Superiore, it feels like the road is gradually climbing higher and higher… which means colder and colder… and daylight is fading fast. But there are positive signs: a lot or roadside businesses which signal that I must be approaching a major town… and the sunset is beautiful, as the red colored clouds blend contrast with the dark ...
Day 063: 3 hours, 5.0 kms
A bit further up the road is Nocera Superiore—and here I veer off on a wild goose chase following a sign to some Roman ruins, only to follow a twisting lane up along the perimeter of the town, past farm estates and ugly abandoned homes… but no Roman ruins… Finally I give up and head back, looking for the heart of the town. ...
Day 063: 2 hours, 4.0 kms
Nocera Inferiore—despite its unpretentious name is a large town and a small railroad hub: hear the railway up to Avellino and Benevento, the two other provinces of this region, heads off. I pause in a cramped little plaza near the station with a nice view of the ...
... did feel a little dizzy and my stomach was a bit funny, but I wasn't missing out on this and jumped in. I couldn't believe how clear the water was. From the surface it looked dark blue but once you went under you could see. We were still in deep water so we didn't see much below the surface but it felt so good.
When we finished our swim we all found our spot on the cushions and lay in the sun. I felt fine until I lay on my stomach and I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Majestic Palace Hotel Sant'Agnello
Should not have 4 stars
just back from hotel majestic palace it is a lovly hotel but wish food matched hotel .breakfast was hit and miss most mornings no hot water for tea hot food cold ;and would miss buffet night and gala night food was very bad both nights only hot food on buffet night was soup gala night had only one main course and if you dont eat veal well it s pot luck then.its is a good 20 mins walk from main part of sorrento whick means if you go there at night it will cost you 15 euros in taxi back but if you come back before 11 30 it wiull cost you 1 euro on bus.there is a great little cafe bar if you turn right out of hotle it is called bar 13very good food pasta geart good value and man that runs it is great host so well worth a visit and i bet you will go back again and again
Olde worlde charm
Have just spent an absolutely wonderful week in this hotel. The lower ground floor room was delightfully cool and bright, the ensuite recently refurbished and the shared patio area a great place to sit and read.
Possibly this room could however, be dark during the winter months
The staff were very attentive and discreet and the dinners were excellent.
The overall ambience is of a bygone more civilized age but with modern comforts.
Very quiet at night, only the toll of church bells to disturb the silence and close enough to the center of Sorrento to stroll there in 30 mins or take the bus for 1 euro or 2 euro for an all day pass.
A couple of things to note however
Dont walk to the town center along the main road, alot of traffic and no footpath in parts. Take left from the front of the hotel and make your way to the main square along much quieter streets.
A taxi ride to or from town costs 15 euro or after midnight 20 euro
we stayed at the hotel majestic in july 2004. its a very nice hotel. very efficient and clean. there are marble floors and walls throughout so it made it very cool. the rooms were lovely. bathrooms a nice size and the staff were quite helpful, especially dominique. the breakfasts were lovely. lots of fresh fruit, meats,eggs and cheeses etc. very adequate. i would recommend this hotel to anyone but the only drawback is the distance from sorrento main square. its a long walk and not really recommended by night. the local taxis cost an awful lot. i know the locals in sorrento were not very happy about this as tourists were leaving the main bars earlier to catch buses back. i hope this was sorted as its a brilliant place to holiday in. its a great base to travel down the coast or to the islands. the contentinal hotel in sorrento is much more central and is really really fab. although i think the prices may have increased since ive been there.
October in sorrento
Got a lower ground floor room. Very dark and dank with a shared patio. Not safe to leave doors open. However, restaurant and staff really good, Food excellent, good variety of wine. Nicely placed hotel away from the noise, yet only a short walk from the attractions.
Peace and quiet in the suburbs
The Majestic Palace is in Sant Agnello on the outskirts of Sorrento down a side road - a massive advantage for those wanting an uninterrupted night's sleep. Many of the hotels on the other (western) side of town boast tremendous views, but overlook the motor scooters and the honking bus drivers on the adjacent roads. We stayed in a good-sized room with a balcony overlooking a large grove of fruit trees and the only sound was the occasional rumble of the trains which link Sorrento and Naples. Buses to Sorrento run every 20 minutes and cost 1 euro, or there is a 30 minute stroll on a back road past the football ground which ends up in the main square. One drawback at this hotel is the mediocre breakfasts - sugary squash rather than proper fruit juice, tasteless coffee, sterilised milk and lukewarm scrambled eggs and frankfurters. But in Sorrento itself there are plenty of good value places for lunch and dinner. One tip - going to Vesuvius get an early train from Sant Agnello to Ercolano - then ignore the touts with the minibuses outside that station and wait for the "blue bus" which runs from the nearby petrol (gas) station. The very helpful tourist office opposite will have the times. This will give you far longer on the summit of Vesuvius which, on a fine day, rates as one of the most exciting excursions in Europe.
We stayed for 3 nights at the Majestic and found it very uncomfortable and the reception staff were not very friendly. Bedroom was very old looking and the bed was terribly uncomfortable so i would not be recomending it to friends.
The restaurant staff were very accomodating though
Very, very nice....
We stayed at the Majestic Palace Hotel in Sorrento in August 2004 and would rate it very highly. The rooms are nice and large and sunny and also there is a really LARGE balcony. The personnel on the front desk were most helpful (arranged trips for us)and pleasant and spoke good English. The dining room is large and bright. The breakfast is very, very good. Lots of choices. It's in a nice quiet location and you can walk everywhere. The swimming pool is great; well maintained and very clean. Just one small criticism. We had dinner one night at the hotel and didn't find out until we left and saw our bill that it cost 60 Euros per person. I thought this was a little too much for what we had, albiet, it was very good. All in all we really enjoyed our stay at the Majestic.
Lovely hotel on outskirts of Sorrento
Just back from a 6 day stay at this hotel on the outskirts of Sorrento. Lovely hotel, friendly staff too. We were on the second floor and got a great view of the surroundings. We used the Circumvesuviana train to get into the main square and port at Sorrento (it costs 1 euro and takes 2 minutes) where there are more restaurants. The hotel has timetables for all the buses and trains. The hotel has a nice pool too although it can be difficult to get a sun lounger !!!
An outstanding hotel with very helpful staff
The hotel has some of the best staff I have met in Europe.
The hotel is situated in a residential area (Sant Agnello) 20 minutes walk from Sorrento or you can easily make use of the regular public bus service from the top of the road.
If you are extravigant enough to pay for the penthouse suite then you will enjoy a wonderful view of the bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius.
Room with a view
Just back (june 2004), Beautiful hotel, hidden away of the main road to Sorrento, which is the only drawback, a 20 min walk into Sorrento means no pavements in places, screaming scooters/motor bikes and a more than is healthy lung full of carbon monoxide, far better to turn left out the hotel and walk in along the back road, or timing it for the buses (every 20 mins) and costing 1 euro.
The view though, particularly from the fifth floor (worth the extra money)of Vesuvius is spectacular and must be one of the best from the Sorrentine coast. Staff very friendly rooms cleaned on a daily basis, proper towels, unless you like getting dried with a dishcloth of course. 'Crawford' restaurant on the same street well worth a visit, also a new wine bar close bye, parking fees 15 euro a day in the hotel carpark or street parking 6 euro a day, would we go back, yes, for the views alone.