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Hotel Admiral Sorrento
Ranked #38 of 99 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Visited the Admiral last October, 2011, yes do agree the place looks a bit tired, and rooms could do with a good upgrade, but....location and view is superb, minutes away from the town centre, with loads of restuarants along the route, food was first class, especially the Gala nights, staff were really friendly and helpful and did their best to make you happy, and being small I found it more friendly. Only stayed one week, but would go back without a problem, would try for a sea view though. All in all for the price it was good value, rooms ????...but the food, no problem.

Room Tip: Get a sea view, Full one that is, not partial or limited.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank osram49
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Manchester UK
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

However there is no denting it is a bit tired, pool area not clean,pealing paintwork to the balony areas - they were scraping it off whilst we were there, and the food is very limited in quality especially the breakfast.it is essenytially a 3 star at best - what you are stying here for is the location pure and simple.

The location and views are breathtaking - it is essential to upgrade to a sea view room, the lapping of the waters below the balcony in the early dawn as the sun came up over the bay will linger for a very long time.

Room Tip: It is essential to book a sea view room - beautiful aspect.Also use the local train if you are going...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JimandTree
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

We stayed here in July 2010 for a week as we were attending a friends wedding. We had a room with a sea view (at an extra supplement) overlooking the ocean and Mount Vesuvius. The food was ok, breakfast a bit repetitive but ok, the evening meal was nice, my husbands allergic to cheese and they went out of their way to ensure he had cheese free meals. Gala night was good - lovely food again. We did have a big problem with ants in our room and when we complained to the night porter (when we had returned from our friends wedding reception) he gave us a bottle of alcohol to pour over them which wasnt ideal - the smell of the alcohol was potent and we had to then clear up the dead ants late at night. Other than that we would stay again as good value for money and in a nice location.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

I stayed at the Admiral for 21 days in october-november 2011 and would not hesitate to return. Excellent ocean view (Vesuvius), the room was comfortable and always clean, the staff was always polite, friendly and helpful and the dining room service very professional. The food was good aside from the breakfast - italian style - (cake, bread, fruits and coffe or tea). It was good but a change in the breakfast menu would have been more than appreciated. We were fortunate to often have fresh fish for dinner from the fishermen of the Marina Grande. Walking distance to Sorrento.

Room Tip: Room 405 - ocean side with large balcony - the best.....
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank chouchouSt_BrunoQc
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

My fiancé and I stayed at the Admiral Hotel and it was an amazing place. Great location, amazing ocean views of Mount Vesuvius, easy access to Pompeii, easy transfers to the airport, regular trips along the Amalfi Drive and the coffee was good too. The manager Giuseppe De Gennaro was a great manager and made our stay very comfortable and he is a real "people's person". We will definitely go back there again in a few years time.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank CamMcK
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Wiltshire
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86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We stayed here in late August for 10 nights.We had read mixed reviews but more good than bad so decided to book.It was our fist time to Sorrento & my parents first time to Italy.We were pleasantly suprised.When we arrived in Marina Grande the Thomson rep that travelled from the airport with us called the hotel & a porter came & picked up our luggage which was good because it was very hot to be pulling cases!
The staff are very friendly & we had asked for adjoining rooms which we got.We paid for a sea vie which is a must.The rooms were very clean & the maid came in on a daily basis & tidied up.The sheets were changed every other day & towels every day if you wanted them to be.
Yes the outside did look a bit tired but it was clean & tidy inside & out.
The food was excellent.Breakfast was varied & plentiful. Evening meal was a 3 course meal,always hot & we never had a disapointing meal.The menu was never the same for the 10 days we were there.Gala & buffet night are really good,the mainchf comes out to say intorduce hiself & on buffet night he carves the meat.The staff are hard working & are always there if you need them.Don't be put off by the Maitre'd he is a really nice man & will have a laugh he just likes his restaurant to run well, 1 review said that they saw the staff covering tea stains with mugs i never saw this once & was shocked because the Maitre'd liked the cutlery straight & in order so i can't see how he would have let that happen.
The swimming pool is nice & always clean.It is mostly covered by balconies but it was so hot this wasn't a problem. The only thing i would say is that sun loungers would be better than the chairs they have,they are okay but it is nice to lay down but the deck was lovely to sit on although the sun does dissappear by 3.15pm but it's still warm & i never wore a sleeves for the whole holiday!! The snack bar is also very good & the barmen are really nice & friendly.
Our rep Mark was really nice & was in the hotel alot.He does a walk of Sorrento which we did,it's definitley worth it because you get your bearings & it's free!! He also did a quiz night which was really good.
If you are going to eat in one of the restaurants in Marina Grande try Di leva it's run by sisters & the fish & chips is to die for!!
We used to catch the bus into town most nights,the walk gets a bit too much if youv'e done it during the day(depending on how fit you are) we always walked back though!In town we ate in La fenice which is overpriced & overated.If you do the Sorrento walk mark will take you here don't be fooled.We also ate in La Favorita which is like a massive garden, lovely food but lots of bugs flying around because of the plants & trees but we would eat here again. For a drink go to the English Inn we drank here most nights,Luigi is soooooo funny & Raphaelle is a really nice man & also likes a giggle.
.We also did Pompeii & Herculanium using the local train,it's cheaper than the Thomson trips & we liked the fact we could leave when we wanted because it was so hot.
We also hired a car & drove the Amalfi drive.Only do this if you are very brave,when we took our car back there was a couple who only had their car for 2 hours because they couldn't handle the stress,luckily my partner is an excellent driver but you have to have eyes everywhere.We also climbed Mount Vesuvius it was hard going but the view is definitley worth it.
We will definitley go back to Sorrento & stay at the Hotel Admiral it's a hidden gem.

Room Tip: book a oom with a full sea view. It is a must.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Visited the Admiral for the second time and the Grande Marina is a hidden gem. It's a simple hotel but we found the staff excellent and friendly and you could not ask for a better location. It's only about a 10 minute walk in to Sorrento main square although it is up a quite a few stairs but as long as you are happy to walk its not a problem. The gala night on the decking and the fireworks display in the Marina were terrific nights and I would go back here in a heartbeat. The restaurant next door the Delphino I think has great food.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Memphisraines
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Property: Hotel Admiral Sorrento
Address: Via Marina Grande 218, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Sorrento
#35 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Admiral Sorrento 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Also Known As:
Admiral Hotel Sorrento

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