Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, Sorrento
Reviews - Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
t wait to go again!from AD50
Beautiful Hotel!from weddinbliss
Ambasciatori a beautiful oasisfrom KOAKOA
Amalfi coast drive, the buses come roaring into Positano at 8 in the morning so if you want to avoid the buses get to Positano before 8. Ravello is a must - so quiet and beautiful.
Superb foodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderful Hotel and wonderful stafffrom tmynatt
It was a short walk from the train station, but if you have luggage then just get a taxi. It costs at 10-12 Euros for us from the train station to the hotel for 4 people and all of our luggage. It was WELL WORTH IT.
Ambasciatori - could do betterfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful hotel, below average roomfrom VDPloeg
Not a puff from Vesuvius !!from Gwyndy
This hotel is rated in the Thomson brochure as a 5T and "Gold Medal" winner. But, by comparison with, say, the Cliff Bay Hotel in Madeira it doesn't quite warrant the same status. Don't get me wrong - it's a lovely hotel. The location is ideal - just a short 10 minute, or so, walk to the main square, Piazza Tasso. The public areas are spotlessly clean and the gardens are well laid out and very attractive.
Our room was well above average size with a lovely sitting area and a huge balcony. We had paid the extra for a deluxe room with sea view and I would certainly recommend this if you are planning to stay at this hotel. The view across the bay was wonderful - with Vesuvius looking deceptively benign.
We had opted for the half board option and, when the Chef did what he is good at, the food was very acceptable. The menus were three course with a choice of around five dishes for each. They let themselves down very badly when they tinkered around with a choice of four course set menus one evening, and with a very lack-lustre buffet the following day. Annoyingly, one could not book a table in the restaurant in advance and had to take pot luck on availabilty when one wanted to eat. On some evenings this resulted in delays of up to 20 minutes. The restaurant staff were all very pleasant and attentive although occasionally the kitchen didn't seem to be able to cope with the volume.
Breakfast was very good - an excellent choice of cereals, juices, cold meats, cheese, breads, freshly prepared omelettes with your choice of fillings, etc.
So why have I only rated this hotel as "above average"? I think that it lets itself down a little on detail, and it's attention to detail that makes an "above average" hotel in to an "excellent" hotel.
Oh - and Vesuvius didn't even manage a puff - thank goodness!!
Wonderful Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Absolutely wonderful hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our rooms were immaculately clean with high quality furnishings and a magnificient view from the large balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples. The foyer and lounge extremely comfortable - not opulent, but elegant and very stylish.
We were a little worried, travelling with two ageing parents with mobility and sight difficulties, but nothing was too much trouble for the friendly, professional and very patient staff, from the concierge to the chamber maid.
The hotel serves a beautiful breakfast (although buffet) in a magnificent dining room, and dinner was very fine cuisine. The views from the integral terrace just stunning!!
Despite being early in the season the pool and gardens were clearly open and ready for business - very well presented, and the snack area offers first-class pizza and other tempting specialities.
I can't wait to go back and experience more of the same.
Top Local Tips for Sorrento
Busy in August In August there are a number of festivals that take place. They celebrate a religious event and parade through the streets which is a wonderful experience to be part of. They also host musical events at the Cloisters so it can be busy, but this all adds to the atmosphere of a magical place. Although busy, its a great month to be in Sorrento. Parking is as rare as hens teeth so if you do plan to hire a car, be prepared to be patient in the traffic and in finding a spot to park!
trip to Capriand The Blue Grotto Catch the first ferry over as later ferries and the isalnd is mobbed with tourists. The Blue Grotto is fun but overattd. The best and bigger Blue Grotto is on Malta.
Use SeaHorse Car Services for getting to and from the airport... they are great. All staff are so helpful, accommodating and good fun. http://www.seahorsecarservice.com/Site/chisiamo.asp?lang=EN
Other names for Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
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- grand hotel ambasciatori
- Address: Via A. Califano 18 - Sorrento - 80067 - Italy
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