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Dave and Karen were up early to ensure that they had time to survive the traffic on the way to the airport. And what good friends......taking my boot bag (3 boots) and the remaining loose boot in their luggage with them, for us to collect in November.
Memories of Brian leaving Vail with my ...
... scooters ( reminds me if Bermuda)!3 wheel trucks and more cars. Narrow windy roads sheer drops .... We had an hour in Sorrento then onto small minibuses for a trip to Positano. Beautiful coast line ... Not that I was looking as we drove on the narrow winding roads up over the hills then back down to the coast. Everywhere the grey of olive trees the vivid colours of oleander, bourganvilla, morning glory, Alice du pont, hibiscus, combined with the lush green of pines, ...
... was, but it would have been up there), and go find a trusty pizza. We walked down the back alleys which I hadn't explored yet, which eventually emerged on the main street. We ordered a pizza, and while waiting, walked into a random shop next store which turned out to be a butchers/cheesery. They didn't speak english, but after making the "I'm impressed with your selection" face, the lady/mother-owner signalled to the girl behind the counter ...
... towns popped up along the coastline.
So, the first day off we had a few of us went to Pompeii. Can't say I would've gone out of my way to visit ordinarily but I'm glad I did because it was fascinating. The Port Agent we deal with organised us a guide who took us through Pompeii and down the best streets/sites. I didn't realise how big it was, and just how long they have been excavating (since 1770's, and still uncovering things today). To walk on ...
... a whole beautiful world opened up for us! The hills on the way up are terraced and only accessed by donkeys. Lemons, grapes and Olives are grown on the side of these cliffs. The small but quaint town caters for the tourist so pottery, gelati, glass, clothing are all able to be bought in this gorgeous little town. We sat with our gelati and watched the view!! We then waited and squashed ourselves back on the Sita bus to take us back down to Positano. We had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast Castellammare Di Stabia
Great location for exploring other towns
I used my hotel points to book this hotel for free. This made me a little worried because I was concerned that the hotel wouldn't be that great. I was pleasantly surprised to find an extremely modern hotel with spacious guest rooms and bathrooms with jacuzzis. This hotel had awesome little features like an in room stereo system, see through wall into the bathroom, and various lighting schemes. It was extremely clean and the staff was friendly.
The view is nice, but it's over the Bay of Naples. Be warned that Naples is extremely polluted, so there is often a lot of smog in the air. As a tourist with a rental car, this was the perfect hotel to stay at. From this location, it's very easy to explore Naples, Vesuvius, Pompeii, and Sorrento.
Loved this hotel
We enjoyed a great 3 nights in this hotel. We spent 2 weeks i Italy altogether and after a lot of sightseeing this was a super spot to just switch off and relax. The hotel is really beautiful, of course you have to be a fan of contemporary design but even if you aren't the scenery is spectacular! The bar is so lovely at dusk in particlular, the sunset and vesuvius as a backdrop- what more could you ask for. The staff were exceptional so I have to disagree with previous reviews in that regard. Particularly in the bar and the restaurant. theye couldn't have been more polite, friendly, and helpful. We did not miss the car and made the most of the shuttle bus. We ate in the restaurant 2 nights which was nice but definitely overpriced by Italian standards as were drinks (This was the only down side). If you stay here be prepared to just relax. I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay at the end of a holiday. A final tip, although it doesn't look like it during the day, the nearby Restaurant Bikini is just gorgeous with great food and lovely romantic candlelit tables on an outdoor balcony- Highly recommended and much more reasonable than the hotel!
Excellent hotel - though very empty for august.
Restaurant food v/good
Bar meals very poor-staff polite but slow
( Should train the staff at rome crowne plaza-st peters )
Too far out from sorrento without transport - last courtesy bus back is 16.30
Local taxis were excellent but sorrento taxis very expensive complete with attitude.
Unique contemporary hotel offering good value
I just recently stayed in this hotel with my wife and agree with most other positive reviews.
This is probably the only hotel on the coast (from Naples to Amalfi) which has its private beach and swimming area. Because the beaches in the area are very rare and narrow, this puts the hotel in a unique position.
The hotel's interiors are ultra modern. I stayed in a corner room which had 3!!! windows providing stunning views over the Bay of Naples and Vesuvio. This was one of the rooms the picture of which is posted on the hotel's web-site, with a king-size bed in the middle of the room which makes it look smaller that it actually is but really trendy. To be fair, I was first offered a room with probably the worst view the hotel offers but I immediately called and they moved me to the other one.
The hotel has a modern full-service spa and a great restaurant offering the best breakfast I have ever had in Italy (and I stayed in a few other places there). The breakfast was also included in the room rate The dinner menu is great (fine modern Italian cuisine) as well but the choice is quite limited and anyway you want to dine out from time to time.
And this is one of the reasons you have to drive a car there, because as has been mentioned public transportation is limited and taxis are Euro 55 to Sorrento one way (round trip + dinner for 2 will exceed the room rate you pay!!!). And the hotel is quite remote from tourist places. It's within a good 40 minutes drive from Sorrento (not because of the distance, but because of traffic jams).
You also need a car to visit all other notorious places like Amalfi or Positano. We did a two-day trip over Amalfi coast staying overnight in Positano. Visiting those sites are a must, but I would not spending the whole vacation there during the summer season. For example, there is only
a couple of public beaches in Positano with Euro 12 sundecks, and still crowded. Just go there, mix with the crowd, feel the Italian old fisherman village spirit and go back to the privacy of Crowne Plaza. Also, Vesuvio, Pompei and the Capri island should be visited.
Ultimately, the hotel offers in most cases efficient and what is important friendly service. Some of the staff is not experienced enough though.
I strongly recommend to stay in this hotel to relax and explore the area, but bear in mind the transportation issue.
The hotel is newly opened (2004) when we visited in May 2005 a former cement factory nowvery modern and welcoming hotel. The staff were consistently helpful, friendly and eager to please. The rooms delightful with good view of Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. The downside was the lack of facilities such as well stocked poolside bar/cafe or a hotel shop. As Sorrento town centre was 30 minutes away with access by car/taxi it could become a problem when wanting to make minor purchases. There was a free shuttle service 5 times each day - but with the final return one at 7.25pm - taxis had to be used if dining out in Sorrento. The problem withh this was the exorbitant price of a taxi - 50/60 euros one way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In addition - although car hire was possible - it needs a very confident and experienced driver to face the manic driving of hundreds of scooter riders in the area!!!
So for the hotel 4/5 - although we appreciated it's seclusion from the town centre hustle and bustle, we felt improved access to Sorrento could have been provided - then it would have been 5/5
Very pleasent stay
Just returned from 3 days at this hotel. It's a few miles out of Castellamare di Stabia on the way to Sorrento.
It may look strange front the outside then its an old cementary factory rebuilt as a 4* hotel. Once u get in its all modern and bright. Staff were very corteuos and after a quick check in we were shown to our deluxe room on the 4° floor that overlooked the seaside.
Amazing view of the gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio from our private terrace and room (all deluxe rooms and suites got terraces).
The hotel is directly on the seeside.
Our room was very modern, beautyfully furnished and spacious; with a walk in wardrobe and a minibar with coffee and tea making facilities, a big bathroom with separate walk in shower and a deep bathtub for two and a towel heater. A hallway with a door separated the bathroom and wardrobe from the other side of the room. Sound system in room and bathroom.
A sitting area and a working desk.
The bed was confortable and in front a big floor to cealing window, (with the amazing view of the gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio), that made the way to the private terrace supplied with chairs and table and a deckchair.
A choice of pillows is also available.
Service was very prompt, we asked for feather pillows and they had been delivered, from a very corteus guy within minutes.
At the breakfast buffet, included in our rate, staff were very friendly and service was prompt. Good selection, also the choice to squeeze with a machine your fresh orange juice.
The hotel has a restaurant but we never had been, we just used the bar for a glass of wine with hor's douvres before dinner and live music was played.
The hotel facilities also include a spa, we enjoyed much the complimentary use of the indoor whirpool, steam bath and sauna. A coupon for a free idrojet treatment was found in our room.
Free internet point near the reception.
Outdoor facilities include a pool, not open yet, and a private beach.
Like other reviews, i suggest a car to get around.
Stay at this hotel, you wont regret it!
The Crowne Plaza in Castellammare Di Stabia is a VERY nice and modern hotel in the Sorrento Coast. It was built in the site of an old factory. Almost all rooms have fabulous views of the Napoli Bay. The rooms are very comfortable and the staff very nice. It is a recommended choice to have as a base to travel around the Amalfi peninsula.
What a pleasure!
Like the prior reviewers, we spent our week at this lovely hotel during the "off season." The setting -- overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Versuvius -- is spectacular, as is the hotel which is a renovated cement factory.
Though the pool was not yet open, my husband and I both relished in the very chic spa facilities. I must admit that we dwaddled over the wonderful, breakfast which is included in the room rate. The first morning I ordered a capuccino with a double shot of espresso -- and the breakfast staff remembered each morning thereafter how I preferred my morning "jolt."
The hotel is away from Naples (a good thing), and across the peninsular from the Amalfi Coast (a 20 minute drive). And, one must drive to reach restaurants other than at the hotel . . . but when visiting the Sorrento Coast, I cannot imagine not wanting to explore the area.
This is definitely NOT a classic older hotel, but rather a strikingly modern facility. As an American with an extremely limited Italian vocabularly, I can assure potential visitors they will not have communicaitons difficulties with the hotel staff, and will most likely find them extremely helpful as did we.
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. 5 star all the way. Especially enjoyed the spa facilities and the available treatments. Staff are very friendly. There is a bus stop in front of the hotel. We had a car which made our stay more enjoyable because of the way out location of the hotel.
Food is good and very friendly service. No other restaurants within walking distance.
The outdoor facilities were not open yet but look inviting for summer guests. The hotel really does look out onto the bay of Napels and mount Vesuvius rises majestically in the middle.
Just returned from 5 days at this superb hotel. The staff upon arrival were very efficient and within minutes we were shown to our rooms. One overlooked the sea (and Vesuvius) directly and the other a side view; but both were beautifully furnished, and included all conveniences, e.g. separate bath/shower, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-bar, very comfortable beds, twice-daily maid service, etc.
The hotel is located a few miles south of Castellamare di Stabia and about 7 miles north of Sorrento on the coast road. Ideally therefore you need a car to get around (free underground parking), although they offer a shuttle bus to get into Sorrento (where parking is not easy).
The hotel facilities included an upmarket spa, inviting looking pool (although closed as the summer season hadn't really started), free internet access and a superb restaurant/bar - not the cheapest, but worthwhile for the quality of both food and service.
I'd suggest the place is ideal to unwind/spoil yourself for a few days and relax by the sea/pool and take the odd trip into Sorrento and perhaps Pompei.