Travel Blogs from Sorrento
... again managed a difficult park, and we all got off. Goodbyes all around, and we found our rooms were not yet ready. So another couple were going to the Vatican to see if they could see the pope, and we tagged along. But when we got there, the gates were closed as the audience with the pope was over. We could see the pope mobile in the distance, and about twenty brides came out ...
... then shortly after we heard a smashing scraping sound - our bus driver had hit the side of a tiny 3 wheel car and knocked off the side mirror. A lot of shouting and manoeuvring later, we set off again, our bus driver looking even more like he was going to blow a gasket... One last pizza for dinner topped off by a gelati was the prefect ending to our time in Sorrento - a town we will fondly ...
... but it was now only 11.30 and we hopped on a small public service bus (fits around 15 people) and travelled up the 'O My God Road'. The road (wide path) wound it's way up the mountainside to Ana-Capri. With hairpin bends and sheer drops 1000 metres it's not a bus journey with a fear of heights. At some moments the road edge was not visible and it looked like the bus was tipping over the edge !!
The two of us cleaned up quickly and headed out on the town. We enjoyed our first pizza margherita while talking to an Italian guy who had just been in a new movie with Pierce Brosnan set on the Amalfi Coast (can't recall the name off hand). Sitting on Piazza Tasso, Sorrento's main square, we watched all walks of life pass by. We ordered our first of many cappuccinos and it tasted like liquid gold. It was easy to observe that Sorrento is ...
... towns is built into the hills and is well fortressed. Unfortunately, I did not yet know about the elevator option to town from the marina piccolo where the ferries arrive from Naples, so I had to lug my suitcase up about 200 or so stairs into town in the afternoon heat! For those of you reading this blog entry who go to Sorrento by boat, you may prefer the elevator for one euro instead. So with your back to the water facing town, turn right past the beach umbrellas and lockers ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Meridiana Sorrento
Short & sweet
Stayed at this hotel for two nights whilst touring southern Italy. Excellent value compared to other hotels in centre of Sorrento (La Meridiana is only a short walk to centre). Room was very clean with a large balcony with lovely views. Reception staff extremely friendly & helpful, gave us all the information we needed for transport to Pompei & Capri.
We spent 2 weeks at La Meridiana in September 2005, a half-board package booked through Portland Direct.
Loved this Hotel
I took my parents who are in their 80's to this hotel in September of this year. Our rooms were very clean and a good size, but what made our holiday special was the lovely staff who made my parents feel very welcome. The food was very plentiful to say the least! and the breakfast was good, the best coffee. I would like to say a special thank you to the lovely Luca for being so kind to us all, especially mum and dad, very important when getting on in years to be made to feel special. Looking forward to going back, Mille Grazie to everyone, we had a lovely time!
1970 Dorm Room Chic
Great location, lovely staff, very helpful and friendly. Don't be discouraged by the institution feel of the rooms, hallways, and common areas. The rooms are well sized and very clean. They have funny rules for towel usage----the breakfast is fine. Walking to a from town, train station and the marina is easy and safe. I would recommend this hotel to anyone not looking for a charming hotel. With all the sights of the area we spent very little time in our room so it was great for us.
Great place to visit!!!
Stayed here in July 05. Allocated on arrival but couldnt fault a thing. No pool but the beach piers are great anyway. Food was always excellent and service outstanding. We arrived from the airport late at night to a very pleasant welcome and some food. Rooms are spacious and exceptionally clean. We really enjoyed our stay at this little hotel, but would recommend it to anyone. We will definet;y go back.
Having recently returned from an unforgetable holiday, together with my wife and close friends,i feel i must give a mention to what we all thought is a very special Hotel. I refer to the La Meridiana in Sorrento which must be in one of the most beautiful areas in Italy.This is a small,homely,very caring and impeccably clean "Holiday Home" in which to spend your holiday.The service from everyone can't be faulted.There are lifts to all floors,best views of Gulf Of Naples and Vesuvius can be seen from the roof terrace.The food is varied,very well prepared and presented further enhanced by a comprehensive bar.There are of course many places to see and visit with breathtaking views,a camera is a must if going to Amalfi,Positano and many other parts of this stunning coastline.
Stayed for a week at the Meridiana. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are kept very clean. Choice of four course dinner menu with enormous helpings, must loose the weight I gained. Great value for money, booked through Portland Direct.
The only downs were some riotous guests in the early hours and traffic noise in the side rooms. This would not put us off going again.
Go there you wont be disappointed.
my wife and i, have been to the hotel la, meridiana in sorrento for the last two years.we cant fault the food which was varied and lots of choice.hotel was very clean and staff were very helpful and friendly.we found resort safe, with plenty to do.we will certainly be going back we loved it.
You cannot fault The La Meridiana, The staff are perfect, the Hotel Maitre'D is the best I have ever encountered, he went out of his way to make freinds with everyone, Luca I am humbled by just having met you. My wife and I were in the Hotel about three years ago and we were spoiled by the staff from the minute we arrived, this was at about 11pm, there could not have been a more warming welcome given by anyone. This is a small family run Hotel and you are made to feel like one of the family at once, in fact I felt so at home I started to wonder when it was my turn to wash the dishes. The food is respectful not fancy, always tasty, well stocked small bar which did please us being Scots,
On March 5th 2004 we arrived in Italy via Naples and decided to take a train to Sorrento. We were promptly "pickpocketed" for all our travelers' checks /cash/credit cards. We were initially devastated and literally wandered upon the Hotel La Meridiana. The staff was very empathetic and assisted us by providing accomodations for four nights (?80/night) which we charged to one of the stolen cards (my wife still had hers) and cleared with the VISA Fraud Team, to be sure that they would be paid. Thank God for AMEX Traveller's Checks too!This is a neat, clean and fairly priced hotel. In spite of our trevails, we were made to feel safe and they directed us to the various points of interest we wanted to visit. Thank you Andrea, Rosebella, Maria and all the others who work there! We will be returning in less than a year (with a money belt this time!!!) GOD BLESS!Bill and Camille Kroll