Maison La Minervetta
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... the night of feasting. We then headed to Bagni Delfino for dinner, about a 5 minute walk away. The dinner was incredible, I had gnocchi Sorrentina and the gnocchi's looked like little pillowcases. We sat right near the edge of the beach where a fisherman was cutting up his fresh catch of the day. It was pretty nasty to watch him take out the guts and stuff but he looked like a pro at slicing and dicing ...
Sleeping in and taking it easy today wandering around Sorrento. We went to the information center and it ended up being the nicest information center ever. There was a nice restaurant we grabbed some coffee with a fantastic view connected to the info center. After some coffee the dads went on Rick Steve's walking tour and Diane, Michelle, mom, and I went shopping. I found the Italian red leather purse I have been looking for! Afterwards we grabbed some ...
... wonder what their adventure held for them... Anyway probably 10 of us at least got off at this little stop and got on the proper train which was right behind us. These trains are basically the commuter trains with no assigned seating, so you will stand with your luggage until a seat opens up, thankfully it didn't take too long for that to happen, they also stop at every stop so it takes about an hour and 10 minutes to get to ...
... hard. God I hope it hasn’t caused a crack. Have to tell you I was finding all this activity a little unnerving.
Once we started to make our way to shore, I noticed one of the crew members give himself a little sign of the cross. Was that because he managed to get everyone onboard safely or was it because he was concerned about our trip to shore? Thankfully we got to shore without incident.
Our driver Michele was there on shore to greet ...
... the beach a few hours or have Sorrento as your home base like I did and use the beach there and visit Amalfi and Positano more for sightseeing, shopping and eating.
On the way from Amalfi to Salerno, I met an Italian woman who works for a Charity in Florence, who was on assignment--more a working holiday. We had a nice time chatting, mostly in English during the ride to Salerno, and I promised her I would send her my great photo of the Siren, which is a graffiti ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Maison La Minervetta Sorrento
My husband and I absolutely loved this hotel! We stayed at Hotel Minervetta in early Septemer for our last night in Italy. (We had been staying in Positano at Albergo Miramare -- loved it as well -- but wanted an easier way to get to the Naples airport on our last day.) Hotel Minervetta was amazing! The room amenities and comfort reminded me of staying at the W Hotel -- so simple, yet plush. The owner of this hotel is an architect, and you can definitely tell -- down to every detail. The pool is small (mostly for a quick plung), but it is beautiful as well.
We just got back from our European honeymoon and Sorrento was one of our stops. We stayed at La Minervetta and were overwhelmed with how beautiful the hotel is. It looks exactly like it does on the website (you know how some hotels only take pix of their best rooms or a good corner?) This place is all about design. We loved our boldly colored room with a wall of windows overlooking the sea and the fishing village. The staff is small and friendly as you'd expect at a bed & breakfast.
For our honeymoon we stayed for a week at La Minervetta and as a result it is now our favourite hotel in the world. Upon viewing the official website our hopes were high but I don't think either of us were prepared for the magnificence of the actuality.
An exquisite ambience
What an amazing place: the design, the decoration, the colours, the objects, the breakfast, the view, the music... every detail is a must! What a pleasure for our 5 senses! The swimming pool is very small but so charming!!
4-Sterne Lage, 5-Sterne Aussicht, tolles Hotel
Dies ist ein großartiges kleine Boutique Hotel, es ist mehr wie eine private Villa, verfügt nur über 12 Zimmer, die Aussicht ist unglaublich, und der Eigentümer und die Angestellten sorgen dafür, dass man sich wie zu Hause fühlt. Wenn man nach Sorrento fährt und nach einer guten Erfahrung sucht, dann sollte man ins Maison La Minervetta fahren. Das Hotel ist einzigartig und eklektisch, es hat einen modernen Touch und eine Atmosphäre wie zu Hause. Wie ich schon sagte, die Aussicht vom Zimmer ist super, man überblickt Sorrento und das Meer und ist nur wenige Gehminuten von der Stadt entfernt. Die Gastfreundschaft ist erste Sahne, ist erst im Mai diesen Jahres eröffnet worden. Nach einem Besuch hier wird man sich nie wieder in einem Hotel einer Hotelkette aufhalten wollen.
Wir waren diesen Mai hier. Fantastisch. Die Aussicht ist sagenhaft. Das Hotel ist charmant und ruhig. Wir hatten ein Deluxe Zimmer, das Zimmer war sehr geräumig. Badezimmer war sauber und komplett ausgestattet. Zimmer hat Aussicht auf beiden Seiten. Frühstück war super, man konnte sich verschiedene Eivarianten bestellen, es gab frisches Obst, frisch gepressten Saft. Wundervolle Patio auf der man frühstückte. Bis zum Stadtzentrum sind es ca. 7-10 Gehminuten. Der Spaziergang lohnt isch der Aussicht und der Ruhe wegen. Es ist schön, dass das Hotel auf der rechten Straßenseite liet, passen Sie auf, wenn Sie hier Ihr Hotel buchen. Manche Hotels haben Meerblick, andere haben die Straße direkt vor der Nase. Man hat Meerblick und Lärm. Minervetta liegt auf der rechten Seite, man hat Meerblick, Berge vor dem Hotel, der Hafen liegt etwas unterhalb und man hört nie etwas von der Straße die sich auf der anderen Seite des Hotels befindet.
Wonderful perfect hotel and setting
We stayed this May. Fantastic. View is amazing. Hotel was charming and quiet. We stayed in deluxe room, room was very spacious. Bathroom clean and fully equipped.Room had a view from two sides of windows. Breakfast great, made to order eggs, fresh fruit, fresh squeezed juice. Beautiful patio to eat breakfast on. It is about a 7-10 minute walk from centre of town. The view and quiet is worth the walk. Nice thing the hotel is on the right side of the road, be careful booking your hotel. Some of the hotels that face the sea, have the road in front of them. You get the sea view and noise. Minervetta is on the right side you get a sea view, mountain in front and small harbor below and you will never hear the road which is on the other side of the hotel.
We stayed in La Minervetta for our 20th Wedding Anniversary earlier this month and cannot recommend it enough. A small, boutique hotel, it has been designed with loving care and minute attention to detail - look on their website to get a really good sense of the rooms and location. The rooms are decorated with colour and flair and even the corridors are propped with interesting objets d'art. Perched on the cliff, looking back over Sorrento, every room has a huge window looking over the bay and breakfast was taken sitting on the terrace with a panoramic view. Directly below the hotel is the old harbour, filled with brightly coloured, working fishing boats and there is a hairpin staircase currently being constructed from the hotel down to the bay. It's a family run concern and the staff are lovely with good English. They couldn't have been more helpful. The buffet breakfast was extensive with local cheeses, salami and fruit and piles of cakes and pastries and you can request cooked extras. The coffee was so delicious that, when my husband asked about it, he was given a big pack to bring home and a lesson in how to make it! I'm struggling to think of anything that they could have done better but it would have been nice to have a tea tray in the room to make a cup of tea or coffee after a day spent sightseeing and the bulbs in the bedside lamps were too dim to read by (although this is a European problem rather than one specific to this hotel!). You will have a fabulous time if you stay here.
Spent a week at the recently opened, (May 2005), Minnervetta and felt I had to write a recommendation for the hotel. Hotel is not the correct word as staying at the Minnervetta is more like being invited to stay as a guest in someones home. With only 12 rooms the hotel is tranquil and personal, a rare commodity these days. The rooms themselves were spacious and spotless, all with views of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. A lovely little aside is that the towels are changed twice a day. Breakfast is served on the terrace and once again the views are superb. The walk into Sorrento is approx 10 minutesat a gentle pace, and yet you are far enough away to miss the noise from the nightlife. Although dinner is not served at the hotel there are plenty of good restaurants, (prices to suit), in the town.
4 star location, 5 star veiws, Great Place
This is a great small Boutique hotel, more like a personal Villa, it only has 12 rooms, unbelievable views, and an owner and staff that make if feel like home. If your are going to Sorrento and would like a great experience go to Maison La Minervetta.
The hotel is unique and eclectic with a modern feel and home like atosmosphere. As I said the views from your room are stunning, over looking the Sorrento town and ocean, and a walk from all the town activities.
Hospitality top notch, it opened in May of this year. You'll never stay at a chain hotel again after this.