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Sorrento is the largest resort town on the Neapolitan Riviera attracting a wide mix of visitors from package tour operators to domestic holidaymakers to independent visitors taking a few days break from cultural trips to Rome and Florence.
The town itself sits at the southern end of a large plateaux on top of cliffs with port and a beach a long way below. The main town, shopping area, and station is above the port on the cliffs.
South of Sorrento the hotel belt extends several kilometres along the coast past Sant Agnello to the next headland.
If you are visiting independently and want to do more than just flop out by the pool then staying in Sorrento is a big, big plus for getting out and about.
Trains from Sorrento station will take you quickly and cheaply to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples. The good local bus network has its hub by Sorrento train station and services enable you quick and cheap access to the lemon groves and marvellous walking tracks and villages on your doorstep.
Buses to Amalfi and Positano tend to fill up at Sorrento, trying to board at an outlying area often means the bus just passes you by full up with passengers.
Hotel accommodation in Sorrento is diverse and generally good quality with a bias towards large old 4-star type hotels a lot of which have an atmosphere of tourism from a few decades ago. In this day and age of buffets, waiter service still prevails in most hotel restaurants.
Room rates are very dynamic with wide variations during the year, many hotels are not open all year, some, serving the domestic holiday season have restricted opening dates. Additionally, at peak times some hotels require you to book 2 or 3 nights' stay at a time, as is the case on some of our featured hotels, below.
If you are bringing your own vehicle or hiring a car, looking at the hotels outside Sorrento is probably going to be a good move. As well as easy parking, you will be rewarded with much lower room rates than in Sorrento Town and most hotels are on the hillside with stupendous views over the Bay of Naples from their restaurants and swimming pools.
On a rock overlooking the Bay of Naples, the Vittoria includes 3 historic buildings set in a private Mediterranean park. The hotel has a spa with hot tubs and massage rooms, outdoor swimming pool with hydromassage area, set on a sun terrace with free parasols, sun beds and deck chairs. Some rooms offer a balcony overlooking the bay, or the beautiful Mediterranean gardens. There are several top-quality restaurants on site, and an elegant bar with sea views. Entertainment and live music are organised regularly.
Rooms: Double, twin rooms & suites
This property with spa and wellness centre is 4-mins' walk from the beach, and the harbour where you can catch boats to the island of Capri. Set in the historical centre of Sorrento, offering air-conditioned rooms and apartments with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Rooms include a private bathroom, while apartments feature a kitchenette and a small furnished terrace. Airport shuttle (paid) and shared lounge.
Rooms: Double, twin rooms & apartments
Hotel Tourist is just a 12-min walk from the beach. Located in the very heart of Sorrento and just a few metres away from the station, this hotel has a swimming pool with terrace and a beautiful garden with citrus trees. Free Wi-Fi in all areas. Rooms have satellite TV and some have a balcony overlooking the garden. Bar and restaurant (breakfast included). Paid parking.
Rooms: Single, double, & triple rooms
Relais Villa Angiolina is set in a restored building, with pool and terrace, an 8-min walk from the beach, in the heart of Sorrento, nestled between the Gulf of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Air conditioned rooms are comfortable and spacious, and overlook the garden. Some have a private garden or balcony. Buffet breakfast can be taken in your room (included). Airport shuttle available (surcharge). Free Wi-Fi. Snorkelling, diving, hiking, canoeing...
Rooms: Double, triple & quad rooms
Halfway between popular Piazza Tasso, the centre of Sorrento and the port of Sorrento, and just 100 yards from the Circumvesuviana Station, with pool and great views across the bay from the sun loungers on the terrace. A family-run hotel set on the second floor of an elegant, 18th-century property, once a noble residence. A great breakfast is included. Free Wi-Fi. Walking tours, hiking, cooking classes...
Rooms: Single, double, & triple rooms
With a beautiful view across the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuviust, 250 yards from the beach in the quiet town of Sant Agnello, 15-mins walk or a bus ride from the centre of Sorrento. Rooms comes with air conditioning and satellite TV. Superior rooms feature a private balcony. Mediteranean garden with a swimming pool, snack bar, and plenty of space to relax on the sun loungers. Good breakfast included, (room service), free Wi-Fi and 24-hr front desk.
Rooms: Single, double/twin rooms
5-min walk Sorrento's main street Corso Italia, 10 mins to the station and 15 mins on foot from the port for boats to Capri and Ischia. Picturesque location, surrounded by orange trees and olive groves, with terrace and sunloungers. All air-conditioned rooms come with TV, minibar, safety deposit box and free Wi-Fi. A sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is available each morning, included. Snorkelling, hiking, canoeing, diving and bike rental nearby.
Rooms: Single, double & triple rooms
With swimming pool, spa and wellness centre, breakfast included and a rooftop terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. This property is an 18-min walk from the beach, surrounded by lemon trees and orange groves. Restaurant serving fresh produce, local specialities and homemade pastries. Bar, live music, walking tours, airport shuttle (extra), on-site coffee house. Rooms have satellite TV and free toiletries in bathroom.
Rooms: Single, double/twin, triple & quad rooms
12-min walk from the beach, less than a 5-min walk from the centre of Sorrento. Air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free Wi-Fi throughout. Each room or studio has a satellite flat-screen TV and seating area. The studio is equipped with a kitchenette with dishwasher. The private bathroom includes a chromatherapy shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Good breakfast included. Outdoor seating. Massages. Bike rental.
Rooms: Double rooms & studio
Located in the very heart of Sorrento, 100 yards away from Corso Italia, this hotel features a terrace and some rooms with a balcony. All the rooms have satellite TV and some of them have a seating area. All rooms are en-suite with a shower or a bath, a bidet and free toiletries are provided. Great breakfast included. Paid parking, free Wi-Fi access, on-site coffee house. Shared lounge. Rooms: Double, twin rooms & studios
Mediterranean Suites - Old Town
Located in the very heart of Sorrento, 100 yards away from Corso Italia, this hotel features a terrace and some rooms with a balcony. All the rooms have satellite TV and some of them have a seating area. All rooms are en-suite with a shower or a bath, a bidet and free toiletries are provided. Great breakfast included. Paid parking, free Wi-Fi access, on-site coffee house. Shared lounge.
Rooms: Double, twin rooms & studios