Capodimonte Grand Hotel, Sorrento
Reviews - Capodimonte Grand Hotel
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- Age Group: 41 - 50
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Fantastic View, Excellent Servicefrom GezWalsh
The hotels facilities are excellent, although they do not have a gym. The pools are superb with further amazing views. Although the restaurants incorporate huge sea-facing windows, the food is merely acceptable and we ate there only twice on an evening.
The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, particularly the maitre de.
Sorrento is a beautiful resort, although with two new "British bars" - loud, dirty and to be avoided - I fear for its future.
Don't miss visiting the other coastal towns - Amalfi and Positano. If time allows, stay overnight at these. Also worth visits - Capri and it's Grotto, Vesuvias, Pompei (although Herculaeum is better ). Take your time in choosing restaurants - they range from average to excellent. The Foreigners Bar does a good lunch and, again, enjoys a stunning view.
Sorrento is busy enough for the late 20's upwards and quiet enough for the more mature.
Nice hotel, poor foodfrom SurreyEngland
Honest Opinionfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Good location - Poor foodfrom MDQPR
Booked it late and didn't opt for the upgrade, this is a must as the first room given was tiny and had a view of the cliff face with little daylight. After paying for the upgrade we got a wonderful view of Sorrento from the room.
The first night in the restaurant I had a live SLUG in my salad, I sent it back but got no apology from either the waiting staff or the hotel as a whole!! Not a good first impression!
So to summarise I agree with the previous report, book this hotel B+B as the evening meal is not really up to 4* standard, but the views are fantastic and it is near to the town.
fantasticfrom A TripAdvisor Member
My boyfriend and I love Capodimonte!from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel has a fantastic location, very close to the centre of Sorrento and witihin what we considered to be the more attractive area of the resort. We discovered a a couple of lovely walks on this western side of Sorrento and I am sure there are plenty more. We went to St Agata via the road (apx 9km - practically all uphill) and also to a couple of the small hamlets that collectively make up the area known as the Massa Lubrense. We struggled to find somewhere to eat in St Agata but have since found out that it boasts one of the most popular restaurants in Southern Italy.
In terms of the hotel room, we were extremely fortunate to have one of the two rooms that are built into the cliff face underneath the swimming pool. It was secluded, very light and spacious with lovely views across the bay. The only disadvantage was the disruption early in the morning from people moving sunbeds; however, the location and privacy more than compensated for this and my boyfriend and I became very fond of our room which we affectionately referred to as "the cave".
The food in the hotel could be improved although we were not disappointed as our expectations were not high, and this provided the perfect excuse to dine out in the evening! The breakfasts were particularly poor with a lack of fresh fruit and quality cereals and an exclusively self-service set-up; we even had to help ourselves to tea and coffee. In terms of evening meals, the starters were generally lovely and big enough to satisfy without the need for a main meal. This was fortunate as the main meals were not of a four star standard.
The service at the hotel was generally fairly good although the waitors could have been more attentive in terms of the speed of service particularly in the lounge and around the pool. There were not any of the small but important touches that you would get at a five star hotel.
If you are thinking of staying at the Capodimonte I would definitely recommend this hotel but suggest that you opt for bed and breakfast (or even room only if possible) and pay the extra for a room upgrade. The hotel also does not allow irons in the room so either be prepared to wear creased clothes or pay a significant charge for the in-house ironing service!
Overall, a fab holiday and a lovely hotel.My boyfriend and I will certainly never forget our Grand Capodimonte experience!
Great location but food very yesterday....from A TripAdvisor Member
The food was less than average standard for a 4* hotel and we ate out most of the time. The lunch at the pool side bar was simply awful. An evening visit to the local 3 michelin star restaurant 'Don Alfonso' made me feel a whole lot better !
There is also no entertainment to speak of.
All of that said, if you book b + b then I would recommend as the service was excellent and location and view spectacular. Just double check with the tour operator what type of room you have.
Nice Placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The view from the common rooms was great, and the service was fine. Dinner there was very good too. The room was not fancy or even very pretty, but it was well kept and the view was wonderful.
The breakfast was very good and hearty.
If you want to stay in Sorrento so you can easily get to Pompeii for a night I would recommend it. If not, I would suggest you go further south to Positano, which is a much cuter town, or Ravello, which is beautiful.
Grand Hotel Capodimontefrom A TripAdvisor Member
What a placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
hotel was stunning and the grounds and pool area the best I have seen in a long time.
I found the food excellent and substantial and the
staff could not have been nicer. My only grumble is
that my single room was a bit basic. All single rooms are cliff facing and I don't think mine justified the supplement I paid.
I would definately recommend the hotel for couples or for special occassions.
Top Local Tips for Sorrento
Two centre combination 3 or 4 days in Sorrento are sufficient to take day trips to Amalfi, Pompeii etc. Then we would suggest transferring to Capri for the second half of your holiday for a totally different atmosphere and some more spectacular scenery. The local ferries are easy to use - we went from Sorrento to Capri and then from Capri to Naples to catch our plane home, although the taxi ride from Naples Port to Naples Airport requires nerves of steel!
Sorrento at night Take a strole into to centre of Sorrento at night, find a table in the main square, order a good bottle of wine and just watch the world go by !
sorrento just down the road will be sorrento and if u go into the square and do a right u will come to 'the drains' which is full of some really great gift shops. make sure u try the limonchello! i liked the cream one.
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- Address: Via Capo 15 - Sorrento - 80067 - Italy
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