This hotel comes with a tranquil pool and pretty gardens filled with citrus groves.
This family-run place is on busy Corso Italia, with Sant Agnello’s main square and train station – for trips to Herculaneum and Pompeii – about 10 minutes’ walk away. Twenty minutes on foot gets you into Sorrento.
There’s a peaceful pool area with a curtain of orange trees, and an outside terrace for breakfasts among the pretty shrubbery.
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
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Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool, nestled in a fragrant orange grove, is open from May through to 23rd October. Sunbeds and parasols are dotted over the surrounding sun terrace.
Hearty buffet breakfasts are provided here as well as occasional dinners with live music.
The pool bar offers a selection of local dishes, light lunches, home made cakes and ice-creams.
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Twin Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
These light and fresh twin rooms, with their natural colour scheme, come with a balcony or terrace offering garden views. Inside, you'll also find air-conditioning available. To let you know, these twins sleep 2 at the most.
Twin Room with Balcony
These twin rooms are light and fresh, with a natural colour scheme, and come with a balcony for that extra space. Inside, you'll also find air-conditioning available. These twin rooms come with an extra bed, sleeping up to 4.
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A fantastic stay to explore surrounding areas
My sister and I booked a last minute break at this Family run small and friendly Hotel. Hotel was clean and comfortable food was good served by very friendly waiters. Pool area and gardens were very pretty also a very good hotel to explore from and you can walk into SorenttoMore
This is a lovely hotel and the staff are very helpfiull. It is on the main road but dont let this put you off. Rooms are good with comfortable bed's with blankets, plenty storage space (not many hangers) the maid is in everyday. The bathroom has a hairdryer but take your own if you have one. Bath towels are big and soft, handtowels are small and made of linen ?? Breakfast is very plentiful with lots of CAKE, plenty of drinks to choose from. The pool area is a few steps from the hotel and so peacefull with great views, along with a pool bar with plenty of loungers and deck chairs, surrounded by both Grapefruit and Lemon trees. No money for drinks both at the pool bar and the hotel bar is handed over untill you leave, along with room tax. It is a good location if you do not want to stay in Sorrento.More
this was our 9th or 10th return visit to this hotel sorry i cant remeber exactly but this is a lovley hotel run by a lovley family and fo us its like visiting friends when we return. We had a quiet room on 3rd floor with a garden view. The room was comfortable and clean. I had requested by email if we could have 2 pillows as in most hotels in europe they tend only to give you one and rita had arranged that we had our 2 pillows for our arrival. the balcony overlooked the garden and had a lovly table and 2 chairs.The balcony is small but was ample size to sit and admire the fantastic view over the bay towards vesuvius. The room had a bed comprising of 2 single beds pushed together as is the norm in italy . Whilst we were in italy we did need to use the spare blanket which was available but this was adequate and we had good sleep quality. You could in the background hear some of the traffic noise from the road at the front of the hotel but for me and my husband it wasnt obtrusive enough to deter from our sleep. Their was a tv in the room which i only briefly turned on to see the news headlines the bbc news world channel was the only english channel but who goes on holiday to watch tv and frankly i never missed tv as with a stunning view of vesuvious and the bay of naples . Every night we slept with the curtians open ( we werent over looked) and i never tired of going to sleep gazing at the awsome view and opening my eyes to the view. Whilst we were out there the first 2 weeks in october the weather was sunny nearly every day and the temps averaged i would say 22 to 25 degrees it rained once in the night briefly. Our room had a small fridge a safe ample wardrobe space with draws and shelf The bathroom whilst not large was big enough for outrneeds and once again its fair to say its an art to get the shower curtian and shower head positioned just right so as not to flood the floor but that s true of most 3 star hotels in italy that we stayed at.. The hotel provided clean linen and towels and we had a small towelling mat to use to step onto after a shower. There was plenty of hot water and the shower power was good.The lovley house keeping ladies replaced wet towels and gave changed bed linen regularly.Rita loaned me a towel to use for the swimming pool as the nice white bathroom towels are for room use only. The room temperature was just right during our stay I took a travel kettle so as i could have a cup of tea or coffee at any time the hotel politley asks guest to be careful when using hot water from kettles so as not to spoil or mark the furniture there is a polite notice to this effect and a very fair comment. The breakfast room is lovley with view over the garden. the decor is tasteful and in keeping with the style of the hotel. There is a coffee machine and coffee and tea offered at breakfast time. I tried the coffee and i tried most of the options accept expresso and to be honest the coffee i found awful so i had tea and the tea was nice so i was happy. my husband had americano coffee and he said it was just drinkable but we knew about the coffee from other visits but as this was a new machine i wanted to try them to see if they was any better. the breakfast was a good variety the usual bread to toast on the usual rolling toaster that needs at least 2 laps to brown the toast but that is true of any of this type of toaster that i have met at any of the other hotels i have stayed in. There is the usual cheese salami ham yoghurt. Tinned fruit fresh fruit cereals and cake. the cake was homemade made by rita sister and they were georgous and such a huge variety..To the brittish pallet it seems odd that in europe they have cake for breakfast time but whos complaining.When in Rome do as the romans do. The cakes were amazing. There were rolls and tomatoes cut up in basil and olive oil that were delicious. At brekfast time on the table there was a menu to choose from if you wanted a 3 course evening meal at 15 euro each this was great value and we did have a few evening meals. the food was cooked well and presentation on the plate good. Was of good quality ingrediantes and cooked by the hotel staff. The evening meal was 7 til 8 The service was prompt and food hot My husband is vegetarain no meat no fish and all we had to do was ask if they could perhaps cook a cheese omlette if the main meal choice had only meat of fish. Whilst we were in sorentto we had a meal out at the foreiners club i had cheese omlete sald and chips and my husband had a pizza i had a glass of wine and he had a glass of beer and cost was 27.50 euro the table had a breathtaking view over the sea we also had a meal at francos pizza we had a pizza to share( large pizza 50cm) and i had a fruit juice my husband had a large beer and that was 22.50 euro francos is a no frils place as you get a plastic knife and fork plastic cup for beer but its full of atmosphere and its where the locals go francos is on the corso italia on the same side of road as the circumversuviana train station its just before the turning up to the train station We were in sorrentto for 2 weeks and it was fantastic we never tire. We went to herculaneum and pompeii we went to borsareale thats the next train stop from pompeii scavi its a short walk from the station signposted. the villa wasnt open but you could see it from above and the museum was open and interesting.there was a fee to pay We went to see villa marco and ariana they were well worth the visit and not known hugely by the tourists and were free to go in. You get there by circumvesuvianna . you will need to google directions but they are well worth visiting and hardly any tourists go their so not biusy. We did not go up vesuvious as in the past we have been up. the companies that run it i feel dont give you enough time up the top. they take you to the last 1000 metre mark and you are given time to make the climb up and are given a time to be back at the vehicle trust me i am a fit 60 year old and its a steep walk up you need sensible shoes as the loose lava stones makes it a bit slippy so be careful. you get up the top and by then get just short time to look at e view then its time to get back to the bus then they whisk you off for wine tasting or such like we have been up 3 times with 3 different companies and this was our experience. it would be nice to have longer up the volcano as that is the attraction i am not interested in wine tasting We went to the sorento musical and that was lovley we have always meant to go in the past but never got round to it we also went to corrale museum for a 3 tenors concert. that was magical and the highlight for me the setting was perfect Each day whilst in sorentto me and my husband walked at least 6 miles a day no they were gentle walks at a gentle pace we would walk usually to capo de sorrento to the villa ruins at the end then from there get walk to the village of paulo a truely beuatiful village on the sea a place where all the locals go to for a day to the beach we never tired of this walk. Every day we had a packed lunch of 4 cheese rolls from the hotel(we ordered and paid for) and we had many a lovley romantic picnic in various lovley settlings every day. and we were able to relax and chill out at our own pace. Sorento has only one downside and that is the traffic pollution the fumes are really bad and i have never really noticed it in the past years, my husband has asthma and he really needed to use his inhaler an awful lot I forgot to mention about the pool area at the hotel its lovley i went in on 2 occasions the water was bracing (cool) but honestly once you took the plunge to get wet and swim the temperature was ok really and honestlyMore
This family run hotel was adorable, the rooms and gardens were lush with detail. The grapefruit and lemon trees were so lovely to see every morning on our way to the pool area which was situated to the back of the hotel down a small road. The downside to this hotel is solely in its positioning. On our first night we were placed in a side room that was level to the main road. It was a terrible nights sleep as we could hear traffic all night long, the room was also quite boxy in comparison to the others. The next day we spoke behind the desk and asked if it was ok to move rooms as the noise really was going to ruin the stay. The staff were extremely understanding and accommodating and showed us to a room that was on the first floor. The shutters were much better, they stopped most noise and the room was airier. We were really happy with the change!! I do feel as though the rooms positioned on the side could be even more discounted. However the main road is a crucial part of their custom. We were not told by our travel agents the level of traffic or how close everything was to the main road. So this was no fault of the hotels. The food was wonderful, we only ate by the pool area and at breakfast but it was definitely well prepared and cooked and tasted fresh. It was an ideal location to get buses and a small walk to a really good place called the wine bar. Very helpful and tourist friendly as well as being really close to bus stops and little shops to buy bottles of water or ice cream. We had a wonderful week and even adapted to the road, which is an experience in itself! Not to forget the glorious views of Vesuvius!!!More
Rustic charm and a warm welcome in Sorrento
We chose this hotel for a five-day family holiday in Sorrento and were won over by its rustic charm and warm welcome. We had two rooms - one at the back (quieter) and one at the front which was adjacent to the always busy Corso Italia. Both rooms were spotlessly clean, full of character and of a perfectly acceptable standard. This is three-star accommodation, so adjust your expectations accordingly. For example, no tea and coffee facilities in the room and a functional, rather than spectacular bathroom, but these are not deal-breakers. We found the inclusive breakfast well-presented and tasty - don't be put off by some of the unjustified criticism about this in other reviews. The bar was pleasant, the pool excellent, and the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and looked after. It's a good 15-20 minute walk into town along a narrow and very busy road, although there is a lengthier but quieter diversion. For this reason, I would not recommend the location for those with young children or mobility issues. A taxi to or from town will set you back 20 Euros - comfortable, but not cheap. However, if you're looking for a friendly, clean hotel with oodles of Italian character, give the Girasole a go - we would certainly return.More
Claire U, 1396877
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