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Grand Hotel President
Ranked #17 of 100 Hotels in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Bast hotel and holiday we have ever had”
Reviewed 27 October 2011

We stayed here in September 2011. This is the best hotel and holiday we have ever had. From the moment we arrived until we left the staff were courteous, efficient and friendly. They made us feel welcome and relaxed. Our room was spacious and very clean. We had a balcony which gave us a stunning sea view, overlooked sorrento, the bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. When it was dark and all the street lights were on the sight was spectacular. The food was great too. We will be back and would reccommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Rooms with balcony and sea view would be best.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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ellington, northumberland
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Returned on Friday 21 October from a calorific week at this really good quality hotel. The staff are first class as is the food. Waiter service is a real bonus. No rugby scrum at the buffet for dinner. Buffet breakfast however but very civilised.
Not for younger holidymakers, no disco etc. Average age was 55+. One drawback is the location about 10 minutes by courtesy bus from the town. It is walkable downhill but uphill on the return would be a killer! Don't miss the bus. We did on one occasion and paid 28 Euro for a taxi!
A good base for sightseeing, Vesuvious, Pompie, Herculanium, The Amalfi Coast etc. Some very good shops in the town centre. Very good local train service along the coast to the sights towards Naples. The local buses are quite frequent but the routes seem to vary on each run. Buy your tickets not on the bus but at local shops for some reason and by estimated time of journey and not destination. Buses & trains always seem to be overcrowded. Seats are at a premium.
More on the hotel. Avoid room 110. The view and the room were great but it's position next to reception meant that there was a lot of noise 24/7.

Room Tip: Sea view is a must but not below the dining room or 110.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

The Hotel does impose itself on Sorrento - and is worthy of its name! Overlooking the Bay of Naples and the town of Sorrento, high up on the mountainside, the views are everything one would wish for when plaqnning a hooiday to Italy.
The check in was efficiently done, with the cases delivered to the room by the bell boy and staff. The rooms were spotlessly clean, with towels and linen refreshed each day.
The staff went out of their way to be helpful; the Thomson rep and staff were tremendous.
The Dinner in the hotel was waiter served, and very efficiently done - no waiting around at all. Breakfast was a superb full English one, eat as much as you could buffet type, with eggs fried while you wait. The food wasw full of variety and very tasty - something for all pallets.
Luigi, the major-domo, or maitre d'hotel, was excellent, he knew his job and treated all the guests as if he knew them personally.
The shuttle bus is an essential part of the hotel service due to the position of the hotel - on the side of the mountain. It was possible to walk down to Sorrento, but the oolder generation my find the steep paths a problem. The bus was a regular service to and from the town. The position of the hotel was a bonus, though, not a problem. The view from the room balcony of Mount Vesuvius was truly awesome.
Thomson's entertainment staff - four of them - were excellent - their evening shows were worthy of London's West end. Good voices and they really could dance.
It was a Thomson Gold Hotel, so no children - bit more expensive holiday but for the connoisseur well worth it!! Could not fault any aspect of it.

JG

Room Tip: Sea view with balcony. Watch the cruise ships come and go.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Recently returned from a holiday at this hotel, 7th - 14 October. I can thoroughly recommend this hotel. It was spotlessly clean, the garden area was immaculate. Our room which had wonderful views of the sea and Mnt Vesuvius, was spacious and immaculately clean. Service was first class in both the bar and the restaurant. The restaurant food was second to none, you were absolutely spoiled for choice. A courtesy bus into Sorrento was provided several times a day and the driver was pleasant and always on time. Staff were always on hand if needed and were more than happy to assist. Wished we could've stayed longer.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

we stayed from 7th - 14th october 2011. booked a superior room, but no sea view. worth the extra pennies for a superior standard as the balcony has a bit of a view albeit on to the carpark. but was not a problem. Sea view is expensive but astounding, all depends on what you want to spend your money on. The hotel was spotless and food excellent. My wife has a gluten free diet which we did not tell the hotel but booked a gluten free meal on the flight. The hotel did some research and located the gluten free people;, that is a sign of their service. The restaurant was excelent with menu and qulaity very good. the restaurant manager is very good indeed and gave everyone personal attentiuon, including taking care of gluten free foods for us and cooking pasta etc specially if wanted. Shuttle bus service is good but you can walk in to town - 15 mins downhill to get there and about 30 mins back up the hill. an excellent hotel. a comment but not a criticism is that it was all a bit english for us. when in italy we like to "go native". but that is purely a matter of taste, and certainly not a criticism, many people appreciate that.

Room Tip: superior standard worth tyhe extra unless you want to go for sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grand Hotel President
Address: Via Parisi 4, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Sorrento
#16 Luxury Hotel in Sorrento
#26 Romantic Hotel in Sorrento
#29 Family Hotel in Sorrento
Price range (per night): $321 - $585
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel President 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel President, 4 star hotel in Sorrento Italy, overlooks the Sorrentine Peninsular and the Bay of Naples offering one of the best views in the world . A view which has inspired many artists and song writers for centuries. The splendid terraces of the Grand Hotel President with their sea views, the swimming pool, the beauty and fitness centres and the refined panoramic restaurant are all part of the services that combine to guarantee the full attention of the staff which is always attuned to satisfying the desires of the guests . The tranquil atmosphere in which the Grand Hotel President is immersed , accompanied by the scent of flowers and scrubs from the hotels very well maintained gardens, make it the ideal place for a relaxing and restful holiday. The centre of Sorrento which is only 3 klms away, is easily reached thanks to the free shuttle service of the Grand Hotel President. ... more   less 
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