Out of 8 hotels on this trip, this was the jewel in the crown! And very unexpected....
So then, it wasn't the cheapest of this tour (a hotel on Ronda, Spain, got that award at 21 euro) but at 60 euro (low season, march) it was the best hotel of the trip (despite some others costing a lot more).
The first thing to say is that "hostel" is not a word that would come to mind when you see this place. The reception is huge, the lounge (with piano) is huge, and indeed our bedroom was huge.
But it's not just that it's big. The room services are like a 4 star hotel (electronic control of door, lights, blah blah blah). When you look at the map, the location may seem a bit far from the centre (it's walkable from the station without too much luggage, maybe 15-20 mins,) but to get to the (west end) of the main street its only 5 mins walk. And lots of restaurants nearby.
A tip for foodies if you are visiting Sorrento. At the other end of town (a 30 min walk, past the station the other way, ie east) is a great little restaurant. Called Il Ritrivo (or "Take Away Il Ritrivo" on trip advisor, but dont be put off by the take away bit). They do have eat in, and the chef really does know what he is doing. Seriously good, and so exceptional value. Will surely be in all the travel books when they catch up. Good wine at excellent prices too.
Back to the hotel though, the point in case. Absolutely first class! For sure you will pay more in high season, but I think its still good value in the 100-150 euro range. In low season, it is exceptional value!! Only at €150 would I just start to hesitate, and at €200 maybe I would be tempted to look elsewhere.
In summary, very highly recommended. Good location. Great hotel. I could not speak more highly of our time there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SET IN THE HEART OF SORRENTO, THE HOSTEL BOASTS A CONVENIENT LOCATION WITHIN VERY EASY REACH OF SORRENTO’S PREMIER SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS. ELEGANTLY STYLED, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED WITH ALL THE SERVICE OF A 3 STAR HOTEL: 50 ROOMS ALL AIR-CONDITIONED, MINIBAR, PERSONALISED SAFE, WI-FI , UNDERGROUND GARAGE, WELLNESS CENTRE AND POOL. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ulisse Deluxe Hotel Sorrento