Travel Blogs from Sorrento
... and into traffic to try to find my dad with the car. Once we found the car, we were immediately on the road out of Naples. My family also thought it was an appropriate time to tell me that while I thought we were on the way to Mount Vesuvius that we had actually decided not to visit the volcano at all anymore. Apparently it was to erupt any day - except it is now June and it hasnt erupted......
Instead of ...
... into the Sorrento Grand Hotel Cicerone, and back on SMALL BUSSES to drive/visit the AMALFI COAST AND THE TOWN OF POSITRONO,
The Amalfi coast road is narrow, on the cliffs which drop straight down perhaps a thousand feet, has numerous switchbacks, beautiful cliff homes. Positrono is home to jet setters and Sophia
Loren, and Gucci style exquisite shops with switch back cliff roads ...
... and found the B & B Atos quite easily, its maybe a 4-5 minute walk from the station. Not the location I'd want to stay if I were staying for more than a night but it's great for what I want. It's very clean, safe, and the hostess is very nice and accommodating.
After leaving my stuff and learning how to use the 3 different keys to get back into the B&B, one for the room door, one for the B&B door, and one for the building door, there was even another one for ...
... that used to be controlled by the Sicilian mafia. There are so many untold stories of these churches, it really is quite amazing.
We had to visit the phenomenal Cappuccini Catacombs that had a huge display of mummified human remains on display from the 1800's. These remains weren't just a collection of random preserved bones in a display box, they were in-tact bodies dressed in the clothes they were buried in 200 years ago wired in an upright position against the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Settimo Cielo Sorrento
Just came back from a 14 day stay in Italy. We spent 9 of the 14 days in Sorrento and stayed at the Settimo Cielo. We booked hotel based on reviews and price. For the price range this was a great hotel and we would definitely stay here again.
After the first night, we cancelled and moved to Villa Maria. We got stuck in the basement and the rooms were terrible. The View was ok, probably better in the upper floors. Staff had an attitude - just got tired of dealing with them. It's a good long walk (not to be done with luggage) from the train station. IlNido has a shuttle to their hotel - and its better. Also it was suprisingly cold -- no heat -- probably because of the basement. If you want a view get a balcony room early, otherwise dont bother staying here.
My husband and I stayed at Settimo Cielo at the the end of May, and couldn't have been happier. We had an ocean view with a balcony, that was incredible. To wake-up to the view every morning was more than worth the cost of the room. Unlike other postings, the bed was comfortable to us. The room was very clean, and large for European standards. The staff was very helpful, and at our beckoning call. The location was perfect. We love to walk (you can see more of the city that way) so we could walk every where, even to the train station. If you don't want to walk, there is a bus stop, maybe 30- 40 feet outside the hotel. The only negative thing we could say, was that the towels were not terry cloth, but alot of Italian hotels are that way. The price is very good also. It is no five star hotel, but a wonderful 3 star with a 5 star in view, location and service. We plan to go back in a year or two.
My family stayed at the Hotel Settimo for 3 nights. The rooms were disappointing, but the view and location was great. The staff was very nice, and helpful. The rooms were clean, but very sparse. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. They looked like cots simply pushed together. It felt like we were camping. The bathrooms were dark and old. The hotel was remodeling or had some rooms remodeled, and I don't know if ours was part of the old or "new". We asked to look at other rooms, but they honestly didn't look much better. Plus, we needed two rooms, a double and a triple. Triples are hard to get, so we just stayed with our rooms. However, our rooms had balcony's that faced the sea and Mt. Vesuvious. It was very beautiful. The hotel is also within a 5-10 minute walk to downtown Sorrento. It was a nice walk to get to the ferry or go into town for dinner. Location rates a 5. I would stay again if not for the uncomfortable beds! But, if that doesn't bother you, you can't beat the location for the price.
I more or less picked this hotel after reading the rave reviews of the other users. I must say that the view is indeed unique and absolutely wonderful. It is something to go for. We enjoyed the setting and the view to the extreme, sitting there in the evening with some mozarella, tomatoes and a good bottle of wine. I also loved the swimming pool. It has to be said that even though all the rooms have the fabulous views, only a few of them have balconies and the price is the same for all the rooms, which hardly seems fair. The sun only reaches the balconies early in the morning, and the sun also leaves the poolside in the early afternoon.
Truly Seventh Heaven
Spent two nights here in June. Wish it could have been two weeks. What a view!!! Very accomodating staff were extremely helpful in arranging an excursion to my grandfather's birthplace. Sorrento is so beautiful. We'll be back and we definately would stay at Settimo Cielo again.
The Hotel was Wonderful! The view was spectacular and the staff was remarkable in regards to making sure your stay was comfortable. The location is great, you can walk to town and explore and it was wonderful in regards to the short distances to the towns of Positano and Amalfi and of course to explore Pompeii. I would highly recommend this establishment.
My partner and I took a two week break to Italy, the last week of which we spent at Settimo Cielo. Look no further in terms of value, service and VIEW.
What a view!
We spent a fabulous fortnight at the Settimo Cielo in September 2003.
What a holiday to remember! Firstly the location. It may seem a better choice to book a hotel in Sorrento town centre, but this is only a gentle 15 minute stroll into town, and what a view! Each bedroom overlooks the Bay of Naples, with the Marina Grande right below, and Vesuvius brooding away across the bay. The view is gorgeous, picture postcard perfect! I have never had such a beautiful view, and a private balcony to drink it all in from! The hotel rooms are comfortable, the staff delightful. Seventh Heaven indeed!
My husband and I stayed at the Settimo Cielo for three nights in October 2003. The only regret we have is that we did not have more time to just sit and enjoy the view. The hotel is built into the cliff overlooking the Gulf of Naples. The view from our room, and from every room in the hotel for that matter, was just breathtaking. The room and bathroom were both very clean and very large. Our balcony was also large, large enough to fit a table and chairs. Breakfast was included: cereals, rolls, fruit and one morning hot crossaints. Coffee /espresso is made to order. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Its about a 10 minute walk into town, just perfect because you get the view from the hotel but can still walk to all the restaurants and shops. Marina Grande is just below the hotel so you can walk to the restaurants there as well. One computer is available if you need to check email, only 5 E for 1 hour of use. If we have the opportunity to go back to Sorrento, we will definately stay there again!