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Minerva Hotel
Ranked #10 of 99 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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103 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“What a view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

This place has its pros and cons, but overall it's a wonderful option in Sorrento. Location it's not centre but just 15 minutes walk from the main piazza. For what I saw, I would say that there are a lot of different rooms, in terms of decoration, size and views. I booked a room with see view and I was given a room with balcony overlooking the naples bay (a free upgrade because of the end of the low season I think - the hotel was almost empty). The room was pretty big, well decorated, with the usual amenities (the shower wasn't that great, but it did its work). The hotel public areas are very comfortable, and the terraces are magnificent. Breakfast is a bounty experience, with a very good array of choises, everything is fresh and tasty. Hotel staff is not extremely attentive (specially a bald man at the front desk), but correct. Price - quality relation I think is good for Sorrento standards.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

My crew stayed at this property while filming last year and I am pleased to report the quality of the rooms (4 star in my opinion) combined with the willing attitude of the staff make this property a great find in Sorrento. It's about a 5 to 8 minute walk from main street out on the 'cliffs' so you don't have to deal with the congestion that is Sorrento. The common area of the hotel is wonderful and expansive and provides ample and diverse seating/viewing opportunities of the bay and sea. The breakfast is good but not too heavy or light (which tends to be the case in Italy). Some rooms have incredibly wonderful balconies while others simply have windows. A great pool on the roof is wonderful while a chilly plunge pool is also available. Most pools are not heated and feature salt water by the way.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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south london
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We had an excellent stay. Lots to see all around this area even in two weeks and relying on public transport. Only downside was the poolside attendant whom, I'm afraid, who came over as a very possessive, somewhat arrogant and over enthusiastic in his handling of the little rooftop domain. Despite this one downside, which we didn't allow to spoil a magnificent holiday, this was a hotel which had lots of highlights and left us with loads of warm and lovely memories for months to come - fantastic!
Overall, views to die for, memories to last for ever and a longing to return.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clovis, California
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

We stayed at this beautiful hotel for 3 nights during our Honeymoon in October of 2011. When we made the reservation we let the hotel know we would be celebrating our honeymoon by staying at their hotel. Upon arrival, not only was there a stunning view of the Bay of Naples awaiting us but also a chilled bottle of champagne and a basket with fresh fruit (a real treat!).

The hotel is just a quick five-ten minute walk up the road from Sorrento, it's location is what provides the amazing views. I was concerned about the walk from Sorrento, but it really was not too far or too uphill. It is worth the walk!

We stayed in a "Sea View' Room and it was certainly worth it. The balcony was large and had a nice bistro table to enjoy the view, a glass of wine and a good book or simply enjoy some good company. The balcony also had two lounge chairs.

The room was large and comfortable (safe was available) and the bathroom had enough room for the two of us.

We did enjoy dinner one night at the hotel and we would rather recommend that you experience Sorrento and skip the dinner at the hotel. We found it to be very quiet and somewhat stuffy. Sorrento at night is beautiful and there are many fantastic and reasonably priced restaurants.

We did have breakfast at the hotel each day since it was included in our rate but we were not overly impressed by it.

Overall, we were pleased with our stay and the service we received.

Room Tip: Sea View room is certainly worth the cost!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank JAB2011
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United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

What a wonderful view each morning of the Bay of Naples!

Recently returned to the hotel after a long absence (we honeymooned at the Minerva in 1988) and it hasn't changed much, if at all. It's very relaxing and being just outside of Sorrento very quiet...Hotel could do with a bit of TLC but in a way some of the rustic aspects adds to its charm.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rowen10
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Additional Information about Minerva Hotel

Property: Minerva Hotel
Address: Via Capo 30, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Sorrento
#9 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#16 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,562 - ₹ 20,867
Hotel Class:4 star — Minerva Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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