Good For Walkers
07/11/2018 buxtonjonny, Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
A nice, relaxing hotel with first-rate staff, good rooms, ample indoor public areas and an excellent pool. Little noise and modest entertainment - a large TV showing music or football plus, on three n... more
A nice, relaxing hotel with first-rate staff, good rooms, ample indoor public areas and an excellent pool. Little noise and modest entertainment - a large TV showing music or football plus, on three nights each week, a keyboard player and singer who were good, especially if given a bit of encouragement. On one evening a succession of good vocalists joined in, making it thoroughly entertaining.
The spacious restaurant has views over the little port of Puolo. Dinners were mainly of a high standard with friendly table service and good local wines costing from about €14 upwards. The buffet breakfasts were fine and on par with other Italian holiday hotels I have stayed at.
The temperatures were mid-20C to low 30C while we were there so the large pool was always warm enough for swimming. The two sunbathing areas occupied a real suntrap, with a cooling breeze at times on the raised area. On the sunniest days the grounds were crowded with sunbathers but we always found vacant sunbeds, even when arriving mid-afternoon.
We made a late booking and, as the hotel was full, were allocated a good room with a very small balcony and no view. The hotel kindly re-allocated us to a similar room that had a large balcony with a side sea view for our second week.
There is good, off-road access to the paths and quiet lanes running across the peninsula. The reception staff were very helpful showing us the way to the main path above the hotel and providing a walking map. We used the local buses to increase our walking options and found the Google Maps app excellent - click on a bus stop to reveal routes and times. The Sunflower Sorrento etc book, sorrentoamalfiwalkwithus.com and wikiloc.com all helped with routes. There seemed to be barking dogs everywhere we walked but the few running loose were no problem.
A lovely, well located hotel that is very well run. less
H8621SIinfo, General Manager at Best Western Hotel La Solara Sorrento, responded to this review
We thank you for your fabulous review and for all the nice words you spent about your experience at our hotel ,
we are glad to read that you have been impressed positively. and that we have met your expectations.
Everything we do is intending to provide our guests with a memorable experience by making their stay as comfortable as possible and there for we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful time at La Solara. We are looking forward to have the pleasure to welcome you back to experience a new enjoyable vacation.
Ugo Di Maio