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... off on the Vespa heading south down to Amalfi. It was a very nerve wracking and slow start down the mountain as we got used to the narrow roads and the fact we had to drive on the other side of the road .... we had travelled for about the first 500m before we realized we were on the wrong side of the road ....LOL .Anyway we had a short stop in Positano for some sunblock and a backpack then it was back on the Vespa again. Rode about ...
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 ...
... because there are so many, I see 143 rally rego #'s and there are still more coming in. A couple of 695cc Abarth's are standouts and sound like full on race cars. Would you believe there are also a dozen or so Vespa's, some as old as 1962 and Helen is in heaven! I think she has almost worn her camera out. It is after 1.00 before we have lunch then organise a chauffeur drive car to take us to Positano- the bus sounds very confusing, even though Giacomo has given us directions for ...
... new trails. Instead we were on a lovely road through wooded areas, nice hills and stunning scenery. Suddenly, a road closed sign appeared in our path. In the past we have just gone around the signs unless there happened to be a police officer yelling at us to turn around. It always worked in the past. This time, however, there were concrete blockades and we were about to head into a tunnel. The rational side of the brain kicked in and we opted to find a detour. The detour took us ...
... the freeway barriers
and the sea does have that iridescent blue about it. Woops its gone again. The
other side are still mountains, not the magnificent grandeur of the Alps. But
still groovier than at home.
We know Mt Vesuvius should be around somewhere, so every
time we saw a peak we thought there it
is!! And there it went, so in the
distance this peak crept up on us and there she is, the twin peaks of Mt
Back to the map, there ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel La Pergola Sant'Agnello
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.
Well run, small, accomodating hotel
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.
Wonderful staff - disappointing hotel
two weeks to 23rd Sept 2005
We found the hotel to quite disappointing but the staff were very friendly and helpful.After reading the previous reviews I expected the food to be better than what was available during our fortnight's stay. The beakfasts were very basic - and the coffee dispensed from an industrial coffee machine dispenser. Dinner was for the most part bland although we enjoyed the first Neapolitan night. Meat dishes were in short supply. Drinks in the bar were expensive and many of the local bars were cheaper. We would have preferred the option of paying cash for the hotel extras and not charging them to our room. The 3.50 euros a day safe deposit charge was a bit of a rip off and the 10 euro a day air condition was out of the question although not needed during our stay. The rooms were clean but a little tired and the shower area was very small.
The hotel was reasonably situated so getting about was easy.
Despite the gripes we enjoyed our holiday very much due to the delightful staff and the number of friendly guests during our stay.
This is basically a two star hotel but some attention to small details would make a substantial difference
GOOD ENOUGH HOTEL BUT SOME POINTS TO NOTE
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.
Great 3-star hotel
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.
La Pergola- a good hotel
My wife and I had a 2 week stay at La Pergola 17 Jun - 1 Jul 05
Weather - hot and sunny
Hotel was run efficiently and thoughtfully, well up to its 3 star status. Guests are asked to dress suitably in the evening. The safety deposit system is done at reception and is very secure but costs e3.50 per day.
Air conditioning costs e10 per day. All costs are signed for and charged to your room but receipts are given and the system works well.
Accommodation - comfortable spaceous room with balcony.
Staff - exceptionally friendly and helpful, particularly with children.
Meals - good choice and quality, traditional Italian but efforts were made to cater for other tastes.
The swimming pool is very small but there is a good roof terrace with panoramic views.
Warning for the less mobile - there is a flight of steps to the front door,
another to the restaunt on the lower ground floor and another from the third floor to the roof.
Sorrento in general is not suited to those with walking difficulties.
The occasional live music both here and at the adjacent Hotel Florida was rather loud and lasted till midnight.
Location - in a fairly quiet built- up area of Sant'Agnello. Sorrento is 15-20 mins walk but the traffic and inadequate footpaths deter some people. Bus services are fairly good and cheap, especially daily and weekly tickets, though occasional buses fail to arrive. The nearest bus-stop, about 3 mins walk, is for the port via the main square. Another stop on a different route is about 5 mins away and is for the Railway station which is also the Terminus for buses to Amalfi. Both buses can be used to get to a beach.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would recomend this hotel for couples of all ages.
Great base for exploring
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.
the location was ok beach about 10 minutes walk away but worth it very clean and safe however it is a private beach which i believe is the case throughout italy. you can walk into sorrento however we found it was just to hot ,bus come every 20 minutes and are one euro .
i would also recomend trveling to pompay by train instead of on an organised hoiday rep excursion as when we went it cost 10 euros by train including entrance fee instead of 33 euros plus entrance fee with first choce
i would recomend however going on a planned excursion for Rome as you may get lost otherwise and it is certenlly worth the money.
i would recomend the hotel to everybody as a comfortable base for exploring the region or as a comfortable beach holiday retreat .I came back yesterday and wish i could have stayed all summer.
i hope my honest review will help you decide if hotel la pergola is for you it certentlly was foe me.
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.