As always, the first thing I will point out (due to my distrust of some of these sites) is the fact that I absolutely stayed at this Palazzo Guardati, for four nights in September 2011.
To sum up in a nutshell how my wife and I felt about the hotel, if and when we get back to Sorrento we won't bother looking elsewhere for a place to stay, we will simply be rebooking at Palazzo Guardati. We were really pleased with our experience there overall.
About a five minute walk from the train station, about a one-minute walk from Tasso Square, about a two-minute walk to the marketplace and about a five-minute walk to the pier, this place is in the perfect spot.
Hotel is nice and quaint, very nice furnishings with wood everywhere and nice furniture. Rooms are really nice size for Europe, also nicely furnished. Bathrooms a bit on the small side but nicely tiled and everything in them worked perfectly. Due to the size of the hotel, there are not many patrons so at breakfast or on the terrace, you often feel like you have the hotel to yourself.
Breakfast is standard fare, it won't blow you away but it is always hot, and the gentleman that makes everyone's coffee certainly adds a touch of cheer to everyone's morning.
The upstairs terrace is awesome really nice views, nice bar attendant and a nice little pool if the weather gets hot.
The service desk was fantastic as well. Upon check-in they gave us lots of details about what we needed to do in order to visit some of the better known sites (e.g. Capri, Ischia, Amalfi, etc...), as well as where we needed to go to find a laundromat. We had one minor issue (listed under the bad) with the noise, we mentioned it to the front-desk on our way out for the day, and we were told they would try to find us to another room away from the restaurant. When we got back to the hotel, we were told they had found us a room on a higher floor, and they had moved our stuff to that room already for us. We wre really impressed.
Our only complaint, as mentioned, was the noise. Our first room was on the first floor, and it was beautiful; the only issue was that at night, you could hear the restaurant banging something fierce downstairs -- and it lasted well into the night, until at least 1am even though the streets are all basically empty at like midnite. Honestly my wife and I spent time trying to determine what they could be cooking that would need what sounded like a jackhammer!
Small tip: The bar at the end of the alle as you come out on to the Tasso Square ("Syrenuse" maybe) and the Fauno bar across the street were both decently priced places to grab dinner -- good food, good atmosphere -- but the restaurant in the alley was overpriced and the food was only so-so (forget it's name now but you can't miss it - to the left when you exit the hotel).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Palazzo Guardati, well-known 4 stars hotel, is located in the historical center of the vivacious Sorrento town, among the more suggestive places of Naples Gulf.Located not far from the sea and absorbed in the characteristic historical center,full of small shops and workshops of the typical Sorrento craftsmanship, it gives to its guests the possibility to live fully the magic Sorrento atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Guardati Sorrento
- Palazzo Guardati Hotel Sorrento