Grand Hotel Vesuvio
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Arrived Monday afternoon, traffic in Sorrento was a nightmare, full of scooters and crazy drivers, took an 90 mons to get from Naples to Sorrento.
Hotel ok, good points and bad points, eg pool towel is to last you all week and if you need it washing you pay eur5.00? A bit of a package holiday place, not seen so many brits since we left …
... a 3: Alquilamos un auto (peugeot 107) y partimos rápidamente hacia nuestro recorrido. Directo por las callecitas, donde prácticamente no pasan dos autos, así que imaginemos loa rayones, espejos caídos y demás pormenores que uno puede tener en la costa italiana. No obstante esta nota de color, uno no puede dejar de mirar hacia todos lados , las vistas son increíbles mira hacia donde se mire. Cuesta manejar por la ...
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... Capri is made up of huge mountains and all around was practically cliff faces, where you would see small villas occasionally perched on top owned by Versaci and other such disgustingly rich individuals. We also watched jealously as we pulled into the green grotto, and saw small groups of people in private boats or tours swimming in the clear (greenish) waters of the green grotto.
Unfortunately our tour didn't allow for any swimming in the grotto, and ...
... with columned arcades and chic balconies looking down from above—one of the most beautiful Old Towns I've seen on this trip so far!
I mingle with the well dressed crowd, soaking in the vibe, and pausing to sample a delicacy or two along the way.
Then I head back to the train station, where a couple of people, including a guitar carrying priest are putting on a little mass, right there in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Vesuvio Sorrento
We had a wonderfull holiday in Sorrento. First
because of the superb scenery, the view on the Bay of Napoli. But most of it has to do with the great service and accomodation of the Hotel Vesuvio and its staff. They are very friendly,
and extreme serviceminded. It is a, no it is the best, example of how to rightfully pleasure your guests.
We can advice everyone to go to the Vesuvio
Kind regards to Nino and Franco and both their staff for their kindness.
Arriverderci. Tot ziens.
"The Famiglia Olanda"
Paola, Bram, Hugo, Claire and Kim
Best hotel I have stayed in
Spent honeymoon in this fantastic hotel 2 years ago. Everything was perfect and the staff were so friendly and accommodating. The Bar and Restaurant staff were extremely chatty and cheerful and couldn't do enough to help and they were very forthcoming with local information and advice. The bedroom was very spacious, spotless and bright and airy. The food was great. Gorgeous views of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius from Terrace.
Can't reccommend this hotel hightly enough. Will definitely go back.
Ciao! I've been to Sorrento on 2 occasions and both were spent at Grand Hotel Vesuvio. The views are stunning, looking over Naples and on clear days, you get a fantastic view of Vesuvius. The staff are wonderful - fantastic service, welcoming, friendly. Food is gorgeous. The best I've ever tasted and the rooms within the hotel are luxurious. Also, the pool is situtated in a great place for sunbathers.
10/10 - I'd recommend this hotel without thinking twice. Can't wait to return.
I have spent many holidays at this hotel and the service is excellent - the food superb and the views amazing. Although it sits high going out of Sorrento, it has a courtesy bus into the town which runs on a regular basis. You can walk into the centre of Sorrento, although coming back it is uphill and best to take the bus. After 10 trips I have decided to go try Lake Garda!
We spent our honeymoon here and a week the following year,As a golf professional I have spent time in the finest hotels in the world and this is one of the best. We recommend the Al a Carte dinner with the highly professional Nino the head waiter.This chap is the best head waiter that I've ever experienced, in fact he is our reason for going back to the hotel.We have no hesitation in saying pay a visit you woll not regret it
One of our favourite hotels in the Bay of Naples
We have stayed at the G H Vesuvio on 4 visits to the Bay of Naples in the last ten years and find it never changes. The hotel is spotlessly clean, the staff are attentive to the point that they remember your favorite cocktail from one year to the next, and the food is always good. No beating the Germans to the sun loungers in the morning as the hotel insists you use their towels by the pool, so if it does not have a body on it 'it's yours'. The veiws across the bay of Naples are spectacular, but beware some rooms face the back court with a view of the air condition units. A good place to relax with few children normally staying.
Not only is the view breathtaking, but the beautiful rooms with the blue and white tile floors were equally beautiful. The staff was very and friendly and helpful, I just hope I can go back someday!
An excellant hotel with wonderful views over the Bay of Naples. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.
Enjoy the wonderful views
Stayed in the the Hotel Vesuvio on our honeymoon during September 2003.
A most enjoyable week, first bit of advice try and get a room with a sea view, it is so worth the extra amount. Situated a fair distance outside the town (20 minutes walk down but at least double that back up the hill and footpath doesn't go all the way either). Very relaxed hotel, very good food, set menu most nights (with plenty of choices) although there is a buffet dinner one night and a Neopolitan night each week. Plenty of choices for breakfast. Loads of staff in the restaurant, all very friendly, helpful and attentive. Can say the same for the reception staff, a little aloof and not overly helpful but efficient at what they need to do. Our room was plenty big enough, originally we were getting a room without a sea view, this was bigger but the balcaony and view easily made up for the slightly smaller room (watch for charges for keeping your own items in the fridge in the room). Plenty of local attractions, Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi Coast drive if you want to get away from the hotel but it was very nice just to laze around the pool (cool), restaurant at poolside. Farily regular bus service into town (5 minutes), we went down at some time during every day, they close off some of the streets during the evening so it is very pleasant to wander through the streets, shops and cafes open late and don't forget the gelati, a must. Use the local Circumvesuvio train service for visiting Pompeii, don't use the organised trips offered by holiday companies, just remember to get off at Pompeii Scavi. As for Capri, take one of the mini buses around the island lets you see as much as possible. All in all the Hotel Vesuvio is an excellent spot, relaxing but still close enough to everying to keep all your options open.
Beautiful accomodation although surpisingly far from the center of Sorrento. If you come by train or ferry expect to take a taxi from center (20 - 25 Euro) This property is located overlooking main town of Sorrento offering a quiet and comforable retreat from the hustle of the center. A shuttle from the hotel every hour offers free lifts into the center which was very convenient. Huge marbled entry and reception makes a grand entrance area. Reception staff is aloof but helpful anyway and all speak clear English for American travelers and offer helpful advise and travel advisory. Rooms are spacious, with lovely tile floors large baths and balconies overlooking the Bay. Breakfast was very plentiful with hot items as well as typical Italian cold breakfast daily. All of the dining room staff was cheery and engaging making the stay very pleasant. Dining room closes early for dinner (not typical of most restaurants shich serve late). Bar staff was friendly and helpful offering good advise and recommendations. Large balcony opened after dinner hours offered after dinner cocktails and coffee as well as live entertainment overlooking the bay. Overall stay was extremely pleasant and we would return. Friendly to families as there were many children there. Fantastic pool to take away the blues of the heat of Italy's sweltering August temperatures.