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Ciao a tutti, This past weekend we traveled down south to explore Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, and Naples. Pomepii was very interesting and neat to see. Capri of course was my favorite! The beach was amazing. We went on the Grotta Azzurra, which was awesome. The water glowed in the little cave. While we waited for our tour guide to go through the …
I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... some lunch before heading into the Pompeii site. We decided not to do a guided 2 hour tour but hired audio guides and do it ourself. We had no appreciation of the size of this historical site. We managed to walk around seeing so many ruins and listening to the audio guide but I became frustrated with the audio guide as it often instructed you to enter a building but there were iron gates stopping you, obviously the audio guides have not been updated for a while. We managed ...
... pants for her - that is how Capri pants came to be. Interesting view of the winding Krupp Road that was built by a wealthy man who wanted a short cut between the marina where he kept his boat and the town square. So he bought the land and built the road which was closed today because of recent rains and high winds that increased the danger of falling rocks.
The ferry back to Sorrento was another wild ride with winds even higher that in the ...
... stones and minerals, some parts are obviously not in tact but because of this you are able to see how thick this paint actually is...more like a plaster! In this house there was also a glass encasement which has the bones of some human bodies which were found in the house when it was dug up. They were unable to put them together or do any sort of plaster mould with these, so just have them for display. Only 75% of Pompeii has been dug up and at this stage they ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Michelangelo Hotel Sorrento
Jewel in the Crown
The Hotel Michelangelo is excellent, it is exceptionally well run, spotlessly clean and the location is superb. We booked bed, breakfast and evening meal, the food was very good, continental breakfast, evening meal was a choice of 3 starters, main course and cakes or ice cream for desert. The food tasted very good though the portions were not very big, however if you asked the waiters (who were excellent) to bring more they would without hesitation. There is a lovely roof terrace to sunbathe on and a pool, though this is shaded at certain parts of the day, but who would want to spend time at the hotel pool when there is so much to see and do in and around Sorrento. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone, for me it was the 'jewel in the crown' in Sorrento.
I stayed at the Michelangelo for a week and was very happy with this hotel. I am not sure why on a number of web sites the hotel gets 3 starts when in fact it is a 4 star hotel. The rooms are lovely and clean and the bathrooms are spacious and clean. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and any restaurant recommendations proved to be right on the mark. The location was great, about 1 or 2 blocks from the center of town, which allows you to enjoy an evening stroll in town but it's quite when you want to sleep. There is a roof garden which is a wonderful place to sit in the evening with a glass of prosecco. I did not spend much time at the pool but it seemed nice enough. The breakfast is plentiful & good but not outstanding. Make sure you got to the bar at least once and have Giuseppe make you one of his special drinks (Prosecco & Lemocello). He is a lot of fun. I am not sure where they get the rate of 120 euro unless that is way off season, I paid 200 euro. This is a wonderful choice for your stay in Sorrento
The Michaelangelo Hotel was absolutely fantastic. The room was very clean, food ecellent and the restaurant staff fantastic. Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi coast have stunning scenery and if you like walking, there are so many lovely places to explore. Well worth a visit.
El Hotel Michaelangelo era absolutamente fantástico. La habitación estaba muy limpia, la comida era excelente y el personal en el restaurante fantástico. Sorrento, Capri y la Costa Amalfitana tienen un paisaje espectacular y si te gusta caminar, hay muchos lugares que puedes explorar. Vale la pena visitarlo.
The Michelangelo is a lovely hotel. Conveniently situated near the center of town. The rooms were comfortable and the bathrooms newly renovated. The staff was extremely helpful. Guiseppe, the bartender, is a delightful and attentive member of the staff. I have stayed there a few times and have to say my experience has always been good. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Un hotel estupendo
El Michaelangelo es un hotel encantador. Convenientemente situado cerca del centro del pueblo. Las habitaciones eran cómodas y los cuartos de baño estaban recientemente renovados. El personal era extremadamente servicial. Giuseppe, el barman, es un miembro atento y encantador del personal. Me he alojado allí algunas veces y tengo que decir que mi experiencia siempre ha sido buena. Recomendaría sumamente este hotel.
This was our first visit to Italy so we decided to use Sorrento as a base.This was a good choice and so was the Michelangelo!
Stayed at the Michelangelo, the beginning of September 04 and throughly enjoyed the facilities at the hotel. The rooms are spacious and well decorated, the bathrooms are bigger than average with mosaic tiling and power showers. Ignore the pictures in the brochures which make the hotel look dated, this hotel has obviously been refurbished recently and to a high standard. The staff are very friendly, the food excellent and a good choice available and the location is very central. The pool however is small and often in the shade but there is so much to do here, who wants to spend time by the pool. If you do visit this hotel, and I would recommend it highly to everyone, then visit the small pizza shop/bakery next door as it makes the best pizzas I have ever tasted and is very reasonable.
Just back from 2 weeks in lovely Sorrento- our second visit- This time because of my wife having mobility problems we did not want to stay in a hotel with lots of stairs or on a hill slope so after hunting around and with the very professional help of Thomas Cook we found the Michelangelo Hotel right in the heart of the town. It is rated as a 4 star but I sincerely believe that if this hotel had sea views it would be a 5 star. Beautifully decorated throughout and delightful staff ever eager to help. The rooms are well appointed and all are double glazed with air conditioning. In spite of a few rooms at the rear having the railway line nearby (double glazing helps with this) I find it very hard to fault this top notch hotel. If you are looking for a centrally located hotel, on the flat and easy walking distance to the central area of Sorrento then you should seriously consider this very excellent hotel.
A fantastic hotel situated right in the heart of Sorrento. The staff are extremely friendly, especially Guisseppe in the bar! We went for half-board which proved to be a good choice. The hotel serves typically Italian dishes and there is a good choice on the menu. The grand buffet served on a Sunday is fantastic and shouldn't be missed. The hotel is very comfortable although the decor is a bit retro in the lounge. Rooms are clean, air conditioned and comfortable. The only disappointment was the pool. It is situated on the first floor but for most of the day it is in the shade. There is a roof terrace with plenty of space for sunbathing and a shower provided to cool off. There is, however, so much to do and see in Sorrento that we didn't spend that much time sunbathing anyway.