Hotel Continental Sorrento
Hotel Continental Sorrento is ideally located near the Piazza Tasso Sorrento, in a quiet area at the end a a small park. It is walking distance to the shops, restaurants and the nearby marina. The hotel elevator will take you to the beach level, from which you can walk to the port for ferries to Naples, Capri, etc.
From the moment you arrive to check in, the staff are simply superb. Starting with the owners, to the dining room, bar and front desk. They make sure your vacation is a memorable one. They are courteous and helpful (and speak English) with directions and recommendations.
Hotel Continental Sorrento is a 4 star hotel that features eighty rooms. Rooms are a nice size and in terrific condition. Very comfortable and well appointed. All rooms feature a satellite TV, air conditioning, a safe, and a minibar. Excellent free Wi-Fi too. Rooms have a balcony that either overlook the pool, garden or the bay. The bathroom has a combined bath and shower. Spotless and also well appointed, and filled with complimentary toiletries.
The hotel restaurant (La Terrazza) is excellent. The food is scrumptious and the prices are comparable to those of other restaurants in Sorrento. The buffet breakfast is spot on too, with plenty to chose from. The buffet table takes up the entire room with fresh fruit, eggs, croissants, just so much to mention.
Make sure to attend at least one happy hour at the hotel bar (Caruso). Set on the terrace with the view over the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. They serve free appetizers, along with wonderful cocktails, including the award winning "Giampa" that was created by the wonderful bartender Giovanni.
The pool is divine to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. The pool area is lovely and immaculately maintained. Tons of sun loungers and chairs all around the swimming pool, and a newly built jacuzzi. There is also a wonderful poolside cafe (Blue Restaurant) that offers cold drinks and a light lunch.
The hotel has it's own stretch of beach (Leonelli's Beach). Loungers (sunbeds) are available, for an additional fee.
Hotel Continental Sorrento is in close proximity to the local school. Kids gathering on the square from about 8:00 in the morning. It can get a bit noisy and ruin a sleepy morning. If you want to sleep in past 8:00 a.m. during the school season, request a room on the north side of the hotel.