- WHERE TO STAY
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In the countryside and villages around Sorrento are a wide range of hotels of all grades. The common denominator they offer is value for money, compared with the same type of hotel in Sorrento itself. You pay a sizable premium for the same hotel if it is sited in Sorrento Town.
You do not have to be cut off from the town either. Many of the hotels offer a free shuttle bus into Sorrento and the local bus service is quite good as well.
If you are visiting with your own transport or a hire car, a hotel outside Sorrento is the common sense place to look, not only with respect to better value for money but the abundance of free parking, unlike in Sorrento Town where parking is an issue.
Many of the hotels are in the hills immediately behind Sorrento Town. Most offer the promise of swimming pools and restaurants that overlook the town with great views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Watching the sunset here, perhaps at dinner, certainly is a big plus.
A couple of major roads climb up the hills supporting regular local bus services and there are steep walkways down to the town that are a delight. Taxi cabs in this area are expensive though.
Other hotels tend to be strung along the coast road towards Massa Lubrense. The views are arguably not up to the hotels on the hill but still impressive. However the frequency of buses is much higher.
One of the urban town routes going out to Massa Lubrense itself.
Hotel Villa Maria is just a 6-min walk from the beach and offers a rooftop terrace that overlooks the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The Harbour of Sorrento is just 15 minutes away. All the rooms have satellite TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. A good breakfast is included in the rate. Live sports events, airport shuttle (charge), 24-hr front desk.
Rooms: Single, double, triple & quad rooms
Located in the green hills above Sorrento with swimming pool and solarium; views over the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno. A la carte restaurant open for dinner, specialising in cuisine from the Campania region. Free shuttle to/from the centre of Sorrento. Free car parking, bike rental, free Wi-Fi, bar, 24-hr front desk. Bar. Breakfast included (can be taken in room).
Rooms: Double rooms
Set in the countryside between Massa Lubrense and Sorrento, it features sea views, an indoor and outdoor pool and spa with massages. The bus to Sorrento stops right outside the door. Rooms all come with balcony, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and minibar. Free private parking, bar and restaurant. Excellent breakfast included and can be taken in room. Buffet breakfast is included in room rate.
Rooms: Double, triple rooms
Due Golfi Grand Hotel is set in a panoramic and natural location, just a 15-min bus ride from Sorrento, with swimming pool and sun deck. Rooms have balconies overlooking the bay or the hotel's gardens. On-site restaurant serving local specialities and typical Italian cooking. Free Wi-Fi and free shuttle bus to town. Rooms have satellite TV, and breakfast room service.
Rooms: Double & triple rooms
Overlooking Mount Vesuvius, the hotel is a 10-min drive from Sorrento and there are public buses too. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a free summer shuttle to the city centre. Positano is a 20-min bus ride away. Each room is air conditioned and include a minibar and satellite TV Terrace with countryside views. Breakfast included. Free car parking, bar, 24-hr front desk.
Rooms: Double/twin rooms
Memorable views including Sorrento, the Gulf of Naples, and Mount Vesuvius from the panoramic terraces with outdoor swimming pool. All apartments feature a balcony or terrace with views of the sea, air conditioning and a satellite TV, and a fully equipped kitchenette. Free parking and a shuttle to Sorrento are available. Free Wi-Fi, snorkelling, canoeing, diving...
Rooms: Double, triple & quad rooms and apartments
Facing the Gulf of Naples, this hotel is five miles from Sorrento centre. It offers a panoramic restaurant and a sun terrace with swimming pool. Air-conditioned rooms are decorated in a classic Mediterranean style and some have sea views. The restaurant serves traditional local and Italian cuisine, overlooking the sea. Free Wi-Fi and free parking. Diving. Breakfast included.
Rooms: Double, triple & quad rooms