Grand Hotel la Pace
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11 September 2007 - Tuesday (Martedi) - Day 10 - Sorrento / Capri In the morning we took the bus from Sorrento to a ferry that crossed the Bay of Naples to the island of Capri. It was our first rainy day, and our trip to the Blue Grotto was weather permitting. A smaller ferry took our group out to the grotto, where 3-4 at a time would board a small …
... I was back in elementary school and they had signed up to be our chaperones for the day. They explored even more ruins by finally making it to Pompeii on Saturday. I unfortunately couldn’t make it with them on this trip as I was battling a cold all week and desperately needed some time to sleep. I was very impressed with their abilities to get on the train, purchase the tickets, and discover a whole town of ruins ...
We caught a bus from Sorrento to Amalfi along the coastline with the most beautiful view for a whole hour and a half! Although we all thought we were about to get killed, either in a car accident or from the bus falling off the cliff face, it had the most beautiful views. We spent a few ...
... beach. We had an hour of free time - not near enough to do it justice but just enough to whet the appetite to return for a longer stay! I wandered down to the shoreline and watched as the ferry to Capris loaded its passengers; someday I'll return and take that boat. The view up from the beach was spectacular; the sheer cliff side would seem unscalable and yet villages such as this one have been here for aeons. People here think nothing of climbing more than 100 ...
... think it was the best way to see the Coast - first by car then by water :)
Luigi had given us a recommendation of a small local restaurant up the hill. It mostly caters to the locals so it is nothing fancy. The food did not disappoint. Steve had a halibut flank and I had ravioli with meat and two cheeses. We shared a salad with lemon, oil, and vinegar. And the wine...ah the wine. It was a perfect ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel la Pace Sant'Agnello
Good but too far from Sorrento
Hotel in Saint Agnello which is a 40min walk from Sorrento, Hotel provides a shuttle bus but not that frequently and at some odd times. At the top of a hill so not a good idea for disabled or elderly.
Food ok but not to a 5 star standard.
Rooms clean and staff fairly friendly.
Make sure you have a room with a pool view as the rooms without haven't got good views at all and some have no windows so very dark. We had to ask to be moved and paid extra. Wouldn't have said this was 5 star more a 4+.
Away from main Sorrento, but a shuttle (every 2 hours or so) is provided. It is possible to walk into town-about 45 min or so. The lobby was beautiful, the breakfast was outstanding-even an omelette bar. The pool was only 4 feet or so at it's deepest and some of the other guests (as well as some of the staff) are a little shall we say less than warm. The room was large and gorgeous with painted tile floors and a big vanity in the bathroom-a rare commodity in Italy.
Great Weekend Break
Just returned from a great long weekend at La Pace. The staff could not have been more helpful and the hotel is beautiful. Had lovely suite with excellent facilities. 2km from centre of town but courtesy bus service provided. Would go back.
An Excellent Hotel
Spent One week in this hotel in Sept 2002. Had a lovely room at back of hotel. Staff very friendly. Excellent for breakfast and evening meals.
Fab pool. Liked it and Sorrento that much we are going back Sept 2004.
Hotel located approx 500 Mtr from St. Agnello (a nice area) and just about 2 Kl from Sorrento. This was not a problem as there was a courtesy bus from hotel to centre and back several times daily.
I have just spent a most enjoyable long weekend at this hotel, I found the staff to be most helpfull and i rate this hotel to be five star, Who needs a bath when on holiday, Anyway a shower is cleaner, I must say i'm glad i did not cancel my booking after i read some of the coments posted to this site.
Don't honeymoon there!
We spent 10 days there on our honeymoon in July 2003. We paid for sea view (very distant!) and a suite. From the moment we arrived the reception staff could not have been more difficult, they were rude and unhelpful to the point where another guest complained to the manager.
The restaurant staff were superb although the restaurant was a bit stuffy and the food did become a bit monotonous. The location is too far away from the centre and the free bus is very poor. We would not recommend this hotel.
Worst Holiday of my life
It was the worst five star hotel , I have ever stayed in. The staff were extremely ignorant and rude. We had a bracelet stolen from our room and we had to go to the police ourselves, the hotel refused to phone them.
I thought the hotel was great. The staff were friendly, it had a lovely pool area and the food was great. I would have given it all 5 but the rooms weren't great.
Avoid at all costs
spent two weeks here in august 2003 great staff nice hotel but in a no star location sorrento is about great views the views from this hotel are of dereict buildings too far from town
Nice hotel, brand new, helpful staff. However, I don't understand how it rates 5 stars when bathrooms only have showers. A fairly dreadful location, not much on views. You can walk into town at substantial peril, otherwise you'll have to take a outrageously expensive Sorrento taxi.