Minerva Hotel

, Sorrento, Italy
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Minerva Hotel

, Sorrento
3 star

Rooms: 50

Via Capo 30 - Sorrento - 80067 - Italy Hotel Website | 818781011
398 Traveller

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Historical Traveller Reviews of Minerva Hotel

very nice hotel

from danlisa
Great hotel, fantastic views of vasuvious and bay of naples.
Large balconys and great staff.
A must stay!!!

Wonderful Minerva

from KathLondon_England
I have been staying at the Minerva for the past nine years and I have always found the staff very helpful and the hotel very clean. The first time I saw the view from the balcony it took my breath away and my Husband was dumb struck (must be the first time ever).
The food is excellent and there are no burgers in sight. Sorrento is a great base to explore from and public transport is excellent. I will be returning again next year and hopefully for many years to come.


from Riccio
Fantastic Hotel! Wonderful views over Bay of Naples, not just from the room, but from the pool and the terrace restaurant where we ate morning and evening. The food was lovely with something different every evening. Like some hotels you can choose to sit where you please at meal times, so you are not forced to enter into conversation with strangers if you don't want to! The staff were very helpful and very friendly. Our maid service was great and she always kept the room clean. We had a room on the top floor so views, even though the window was quite small, were fantastic - a pleasure to wake up to see the morning mist hovering over the town as well as Vesuvio in the distance. Myself and my husband would not hestiate to stay here again - in fact - we plan to return in the not too distant future. On being able to look at some different hotels in the region whilst we were there, we think we picked one of the best!

Hotel Minerva: beware

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just wanted to let people know something to look out for at the Hotel Minerva. While the common areas are beautiful and the location is good, some of the rooms are very substandard and not at all what you would expect after viewing their images on the web.

We were put in a room that was not actually in the main hotel building but in the smaller attached building (on the right side when looking up from the street). The room was horrible: dirty floors and broken, moldy shower doors, and very little natural light. No view whatsoever. It was probably the worst room we stayed in the entire two weeks we were in Italy, and unfortunately, it was also the most expensive.

I'm sure we would have had a much better experience if we were in one of the rooms in the main building. I would still recommend the hotel as a good option in Sorrento, but just be absolutely sure that you are booking a room in the main part of the hotel, or you may be very dissapointed.

Breathtaking views and a wonderful stay!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our first stop for our honeymoon and we loved it. The service was wonderful and the views simply amazing! We had a room overlooking the Gulf of Naples. The pool area is small but very nice with grand views and helpful staff. Breakfast was included and was lovely. When we return to Sorrento, we'll stay here. Definitely.

A lovely hotel - a real bargain!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Have just arrived back from a 4 night stay at the Hotel Minerva and can't recommend it enough.. Went with 2 friends and shared a lovely triple room with an amazing view of the bay. The staff here are incredibly helpful and friendly and the location suited us fine as it was just far enough away from the main town to be able to get some peace but near enough to walk in. In comparison to some of the other hotels in Sorrento this hotel has a really friendly, personal feel and this really made our holiday special.

Views and pool

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was surprised to read the last review. Our family of four stayed at the hotel July 3-5 and July 9 and loved the hotel. We first had a bright yellow-tiled room on the 7th floor with magnificent views of the sea, Sorrento and Naples. Our next room on the the 5th floor, had a large balcony (although I missed the yellow floors and the view wasn't quite as perfect). The staff was friendly and helpful including storing our excess luggage when we visited Capri and Positano. Breakfast was nicely served on the terrace. Location is great with a short walk into town. We don't go to Europe for the swimming pools but it was wonderful on the top terrace with amazing views. Friendly Francesco takes care of everyone and the pool sparkles. Large towels can be rented for one euro. This was less then other hotels we visited. This hotel was a favorite.

Great View for a Reasonable Price

from A TripAdvisor Member
We enjoyed a pleasant 2-night stay at the Hotel Minerva in Sorrento in June. Can't understand why some people are posting that this hotel was expensive...we paid a very reasonable price and booked directly with the hotel...This was our cheapest hotel on our 2-week trip to Italy, and we got a double room with a great view high enough above the street so that, with the window closed at night, we couldn't hear the street noise. Our kids had a triple room, also a good price.

Because we were saving money on this hotel compared to other hotels in Italy, I honestly wasn't expecting much, but we found the Hotel Minerva surprised us with how much they had to offer! The view from their outside patio, where you can take breakfast (or dinner), was awesome and romantic. Breakfast was also a surprise, as it was very good and offered a variety of foods to choose from in the buffet. All of this included in the price of the room.

We didn't have time for the pool as this was our base for 2 day-tours of the area.

It's important to be specific about what type of room you want...for the double we specified a room with a view that is quiet at night for sleeping. Also I requested a balcony. I also re-confirmed the reservation with the hotel by e-mail 1 month before our trip. (I arranged the reservation months in advance.) I also requested a triple for the kids, and wasn't specific about requirements for this room except that we wanted 3 separate beds.

Only one problem we found with this hotel was that when you are walking through the public areas, there was a damp musty smell...But our driver told us this was a common problem in Sorrento. It didn't bother us as our room, above the street and NOT on the ground floor, smelled fine.

This hotel is absolutely worth the price we paid...We paid a discounted price of around 150 for the double and around 155 or 160 for the triple, for June, which is high season.

The Hotel Minerva is located on a narrow busy street, so it's not a good location if you want to do lots of walking, unless you are willing to get a taxi into the main part of town. But we were based here for 2 separate day-tours with private drivers with minivans for our family or 5, so we didn't do any walking from the hotel. This hotel is a great location for day-tours of Pompeii and Vesuvius, and also for day-tours of Amalfi coast/Positano/Praiano/Ravello.

My husband and I enjoyed a very romantic stay at the Hotel Minerva. For the money we saved, we didn't mind the mysterious musty smells in the public areas...Wouldn't want to stay on the first floor, however, as I would expect rooms on the first floor might share that musty smell.

When I remember the Hotel Minerva, I remember pleasant, romantic breakfasts with great cappucino on the patio outside with a view-to-remember, and also standing on that same patio with my husband at night and sharing a romantic moment.

Cheap Skates 4-Star Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Don't be fool, this hotel is not fully renovated as advertised. They have only renovated a portion of the rooms and the others are still old. I booked a seaview deluxe room to find that I was stuck with a tired looking room on the first floor (noisy from the main street) with a bathroom that has a faint sewage smell!

I was also surprised that they would charge a fee for using the fridge in your own room! They also charge a fee for towels at the pool, I was surprised they didn’t charge an entrance fee to use the pool! With the amount I paid for the room, these additional a la carte fees were just unacceptable. I was expecting a relaxing hotel with minimum hassle, I can’t believe they tried to nickel and dime me!

The staff was not very helpful in terms of recommending restaurants. Instead the manager kept pushing me to go to a restaurant which he obviously gets a kick-back from, all in all this hotel is very disappointing!

Very Romantic

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed 2 wks in the Minerva in June 03, when we first arrived they put us in a room in the older part of the hotel (below reception). It was damp and horrible. My fiance asked for an upgrade which we had to pay for. Anyway our new room was great, fab views and really bright, clean and modern. This was the only bad part of the trip.
That night we had dinner on the restaurant, balcony table overlooking the bay. Spectacular views, i thought the food was great too and the waiters were real gentlemen. I have fond memories as got engaged that evening. I would reccommend the hotel, except ask for a room above reception, it may cost a little more, but worth it. Sorrento was great, lots of excursions. Capri was fab, spent the day window shopping and browsed in 'Prada'. then sipped beer on the beach. We will definetley go back! Lots to do and see.

Top Local Tips for Sorrento

Rental Car We hired a car from Naples airport and the drive down was enjoyable. however, as public transport was so good the car didn't leave the gargae for a couple of days. We visited Pompeii and got there far quicker by train than had we driven there. Pompeii was well worth a visit and can be eached from sorrento in 30 minutes by train. Trains depart every 30 minutes during the day. We hired a guide for 10 Euro per head and it was well worth the money. Allow about 4 hours to see the entire site.

Bus tickets Always but a few at a time saves looking for a place to buy them. They are only ratified when you get onto the bus

Great shopping........... If you are into shoes and handbags then Sorrento is the place for you. Great choice of shops.


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  • Address: Via Capo 30 - Sorrento - 80067 - Italy
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