My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Mediterraneo in August 2011 for our honeymoon. This hotel is FANTASTIC! We had a corner room (I believe "classic seaview") on the fourth floor, with a view of the water/beach/lounge area out one window, with fabulous boats and sunsets, and a view of the pool/side street out of the other window. The side street made for great people and moto watching. Huge windows open entirely for great breezes! We let them know it was our honeymoon, and they had complimentary prosecco on ice waiting for us. The hotel has the classic feel you'd expect from looking at the pictures on the website. It's old world feeling, yet updated and modernized. The grounds are kept spectacularly, and there are plenty of places among the shade of the lemon trees to pull up a comfortable seat and relax with your drink.
Staff is wonderful (including front desk and bartenders who had us laughing each evening we spent by the pool), towels aplenty at the pool (if out, just ask and more are quickly provided), clean and gorgeous pool, convenient "internet room" downstairs, beautiful lobby. We rented a moto through the hotel and were able to park it for free in the little parking lot out back. They also provided maps and directed us to downtown Sorrento. We met lovely travelers at the hotel bar who gave us great advice on our Amalfi coast drive, markets, Sorrento.
The hotel is located near Sorrento, but not in the city center. There's a free shuttle to Sorrento we took once, it was convenient. Sant'Agnello is a cute little town with many restaurants right up the street from the hotel - don't take off to Sorrento for every meal, check out some of the places right near the hotel, as well.
Hotel food was wonderful - real, Italian meals; not watered down for American tastes as many hotels can be. Vesuvius Restaurant views are unparalleled, although we only ate there for the half board breakfast. Breakfast food was a good assortment of eggs, cold cuts, fresh fruit, yogurt, breads, coffee, tea, superb juices - eggs were watery everyday, though.
The shower in our room was painfully small. We'd definitely return, but request the superior seaview room instead so we have a jetted bath. Rooms were cleaned beautifully everyday and cleaning staff is friendly and accommodating.
We were so excited for the elevator to the beach! We never actually went down to the beach! We were too busy exploring Sant'Agnello, Sorrento, and the rest of Campagnia and relaxing in the room in between trips. The beach is a small Italian beach, typical for the area.
If booking here, plan to book ground transport before you arrive. DO NOT rely on the circumvesuviana train as the hotel semi-recommends (they state they're near the station). As another reviewer said, it's a 20 minute difficult walk among cobblestones and narrow sidewalks from the train station to the hotel. Finding the train at the estacion napoli is difficult as well. Might be easier for a European or someone used to the Italian train system. We found a bus from the center of sant'agnello to return us to the Napoli airport for our departure flight, hotel staff has the information and got us a cab to the bus station - much easier than the train!
All in all, the staff is accomodating, facilities are gorgeous, and we'd definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento sits on a cliff overlooking the sea of Sorrento bay about one kilometer from the city center. It is an easy walk but you can also take our free shuttle. The breathtaking sea view and friendly, personable staff make it the perfect place to spend your vacation on the Sorrentine Peninsula in a 4-star hotel. The Mediterraneo has a pool surrounded by palm and orange trees, a private beach, parking and a free wi-fi connection. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that is surprisingly affordable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento Italy/Province Of Naples