Hotel La Pergola
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Ok, now onto our Amalfi adventure. The first night in Sorrento we, with the help of Trip Advisor, found a kebab restaurant in town to have dinner. After having pasta and pizza every day for 12 days I was ready for something different. We happend to be sat at the same small table as a couple of other Americans and we swapped travel stories over dinner. They shared that they had just spent the day in a rented boat touring around the coast ...
We kicked off in Pompeii, it was a pretty hot day. So hot. Pompeii is much bigger than we thought and we snuck in on tours to hear info about the parts and history. After we had saw enough we jumped on a tour to Mt Vesuvius.. Oh my days! The bus was roasting, the tour went for longer than they quoted which didn't work for us. So mad! So sick of Italians quoting time however they feel like it! Vent over. Vesuvius was a ...
... see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravello_Fe stival The festival runs from April to October with the highlight being the concerts is in the gardens of Villa Rufolo on a stage that looks as though it hangs over the cliff and is floating on the sea. This had not been set up yet when we visited s all we could do is photograph the gardens. We will be going back but will pick a day when the sun is shining.
The next day we found out ...
... fat wallet, so we called it a day, happy with our boat trip and grotto experience.
On our last night I finally booked into a cooking class! I had been trying to do a 1 day course since Tuscany, and now was my last chance as in about 3 days we were off to Greece. So I left Mark for the afternoon (he was going to join us for dinner, the best part) and joined a group of about 6 to cook at a local restaurant called Mami Camilla. Myself and another girl were ...
... and more walking.
After looking into tour options for what felt like hours, we decided on a boat tour. It turned out to be pretty great - almost all of these photos are taken from the boat.
Italy's biggest rip-off also resides in Capri. The Blue Grotto. For 13 euro you hop into a little (VERY little) boat, and a guide pulls you, by a rope, into a cave. It ...
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i recently took a trip to Italy and stayed at this hotel for 2 days. the hotel is a little far from the main shops and streets but if you take a cab it will cost you around 10 euros. the rooms are average size and the bathrooms and average too. the showers though are kind of tight, and me being 6 feet tall it was kind of an adventure to take a shower. i didnt have problems and the hotel staff wasnt all that friendly i must say. i would stay here again if i ever went back to sorrento.
My wife, 11 year old daughter and I had a wonderful stay at this hotel in August 2005. Hotel is small(ish) with a relaxed atmosphere. Our room was on the second floor and faced the front. Beware - rear rooms do not all have balconies and look over a poorly maintained car park. Room was kept very clean and tidy by maid service. Bathroom was adequate size. Sun roof has lots of space and good views of Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Pool is small and cold but adequate. The jacuzzi is also small and cold. All meals were good. Breakfast was continental style with lots of choices. Lunchtime menu reasonable - we would recommend the pizza. Evening meals were all three course and well presented - sometimes to themes (eg romantic evening) and with live music. Meals included traditional pasta, fish, meat with vegetarian options. Waiters very efficient in formal dress. All staff very friendly and accomodating. Drinks (even coffees) expensive, as they are in all of Sorrento! Beware how quickly that weekly drinks bill can mount up. Hotel well placed off the main road with no traffic noise. Only 10 minute walk from train station and 15 minutes from central Sorrento. Sorrento itself is busy all the time - lots to see and do. However, no beaches to speak of, only decks. Good shopping - my wife/daughter particulalry liking handbag and shoe shops! Make your own way to the sights by the cheap and efficient public transport - train, bus and boat. You must see Pompeii (full, tiring, day needed), Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Capri, Amalfi/Positane and Amalfi drive. We would also recommend the spas on Ischia but little else there. You can visit Rome (via tours) in a day but this involves a lot of travelling and only a few hours there. All in all a lovely hotel (make sure you get a good room though), and a good area to visit.
We enjoyed this hotel ( September 05 ) which had great Italian food. 2 night are themed (Romantic night and Neapolitan night ) and was very friendly but i just wanted to point out some details before you decide on it. air conditioning is extra - 10 euros per night. The hotel safe is just a locked drawer in reception and you are given a large envelope which is sealed with tape. You sign your name over the tape each time you use it. COST? 3.5 euros per day! Balconies cost extra and the ground floor rooms don't have one. Pool is quite small and unheated. Outdoor jacuzzi. There is a nice quiet sunroof with loungers and tables and chairs with a covered area. Railway is a 10 minute walk and takes you to Pompeii and Herculaneum ( shuttle bus to Vesuvius - 10 euros and another 6.5 euros to do the very difficult walk to the top ). Sorrento is 5 minutes on the 1 euro bus. No real sandy beaches - just wooden platforms built on rocks. Traffic is a nightmare but the hotel itself is in a quietish area. Good views of sea and hills from sunroof. Vesuvius dominates the area. We were told it might erupt in 2008!!
Fantastic, friendly hotel
La Pergola is an excellent hotel near to all beaches (platforms) and shops. The staff are extremely friendly and will put themselves out for you. The only hitch is that air conditioning is extra, but this is not the fault of the hotel - it is the fault of the agent who does not tell you this at the time of booking. The hotel stipulate on their brochures etc that it is an extra, so just be aware and sort it with the agent before you go. Entertainment put on nightly in the hotel garden, along with special themed meal nights. Excellent holiday and excellent time.
Despite any other reviews you might see about this hotel, we loved it. It's exactly what you would expect of a 3-star hotel in Sorrento, and more. It's fairly quiet because it's not on the any of the main chaotic roads. It's behind the La Florida Hotel. The location is midway between the stations of Sorrento and Sant Agnello so it's a 20 minute walk to either. There is a bus stop almost right outside which is on a circular route going in the direction of Sorrento. In other words, if you want to come back to the same stop you must go up to Sant Agnello and come back again. We wouldn't recommend hiring a car (or indeed anything): it's hard enough to cross the road - let alone drive on it! The hotel rooms, although recently refurbished, look a bit old fashioned and are by no means large but they're clean and everything worked. Note that if you want air-conditioning it costs extra. There is an above-ground 8m x 4m unheated swimming pool which we found to be OK in July and a small sun-bathing terrace. If your only intention is sun-bathing, then you'll find the space by the pool a bit cramped, but there is also a roof terrace. There is also a bar/garden which has orange and lemon trees and entertainment (usually a guitarist) three times a week and other things like local cake-tasting etc. We found it very pleasant sitting out there in the evening (although the drinks were a bit steep - as they are everywhere in Sorrento). This hotel and La Florida stagger their entertainment nights so they don't compete and both finish by 23:00. By far the best part of La Pergola is the food. If you booked half-board you're in for a treat. While breakfast is a bit basic, the choice of three set evening meals is fantastic. The chef seems to take great pride in his work and we found the food exceptional and most others staying with us did too. Even our 6-year-old ate almost everything! All of the staff are extremely friendly as well. We would thoroughly recommend it.
My wife and I had a 2 week stay at La Pergola 17 Jun - 1 Jul 05
very clean and tidy small family ran hotel.The staff were exellent any question or concern answered fastly and they were great fun aswell. There is a beautiful roof garden with fantastic views however the pool on the ground floor is a bit dissapointing, (small yet clean) air conditioning very expensive as 10 euros a day However can survive without it. All drinking bills go on a tab to be paid at end of the week which is good as dont have to carry money around yet bad as you need to make sure you still have money left on last day to pay bill .The actual price of drinks was quite reasonable. the food is strange as some things were wonderful such as the food on the neoplitan and romantic evening whilst other evenings the food was very bland however this may be said of italien cusine in general. people may be dissapointed if they are looking foward to pizza and pasta as there was very little of this. two nights a week there is live entertainment which is great fun for all the family.
27th May - 3rd June 2005
Carl Ann and Callum Whaite
The hotel was brilliant, lovely and clean. All staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us, always very pleasant. We would recommend the hotel to all friends and family. The food was exceptional, the only problem I had was I put 6lb on in weight!!! Looking forward to going again next year.
Excellent 3 star hotel situated in St Agnello, 10 minute walk into Sorrento. Hotel was clean, staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for you. Food was excellent too.