Have just returned from a holiday to Sorrento and a stay at the Girasole. The staff at the hotel were excellent and went out of their way to be friendly and helpful, they really are a credit to the hotel.
Our room was unfortunately very small and when we first arrived we were worried how we would cope, the bathroom especially was tiny but we made the best of it and managed to find someplace to put everything! The room had good air-con which kept it cool even in 35 degree heat... a real blessing! Some reviews mention a fridge...we didn't have one in our room, it would have been great if we did though!
The real downside to our room was that it faced the very noisy road and that meant that neither of us had one good full nights sleep and we are both quite heavy sleepers. It wasn't just the noise from the road that was a problem, the hotel really suffers from thin walls and we could hear suitcases being wheeled up and down the tiled floor corridors at all times of the night as well as the slightest noise from the room next door. This was a real shame.
The hotel is about a 20 minute stroll into the centre of Sorrento, however the walk is far from peaceful, being along the same busy road the hotel is set on.
The pool area is fantastic and most days was pretty quiet and there was never any problem finding a spot to sunbathe. There are deckchairs available however if you want a sunlounger you will have to pay 3 Euros a day which does seem a bit cheeky but they are running a business I suppose.
There is food and drinks available at the pool, we had lunch there quite a bit and everything was really tasty. They don't accept cash at the pool, everything has to be charged to the room, this was handy as it meant never having to worry about having enough with you.
All in all a good solid 3 star hotel with some really lovely staff and a great pool however the location on the busy road and the noise was a real shame.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Girasole Sorrento
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Girasole Hotel is a nice family hotel in Sorrento which gives a warm and friendly hospitality to its guests. The private pool, immersed in the green of a wonderful orange–grove typical of Sorrento, is surrounded by flowers and plants. The pool bar offers a good selection of local dishes and sandwiches, cold drinks, ice cream and home made cakes. ... more less
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