With its sweeping views and classic Italian interiors, the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori offers up a taste of la dolce vita.
The Grand Hotel Ambascatori is set on the edge of a cliff that nosedives into the Mediterranean Sea, so you can look forward to sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
As well as a pool and a private bathing platform, this hotel is well-placed for exploring Sorrento – it’s just a 10-minute walk into the heart of town from here.
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Set amidst the trees and plants of the hotel garden, the pool is the place to spend a relaxing day in the warm Mediterranean sun. Stretch out on a lounger and read, take a few leisurely lengths in the pool, or just sit back and absorb the beautiful view across the Bay of Naples, from the wide terraces. And when you feel like an extra buzz, the built in hydro-massage pool will ease any lingering worries away.
Le Muse restaurant
Open for breakfast and dinner, this elegantly decorated, and beautifully furnished restaurant offers the chance to enjoy speciality local and International cuisine both indoors and outside on the Belvedere terrace, where you can enjoy gorgeous views across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius. There's also a weekly gala buffet dinner between May and October.
Located at the base of the cliffs, and extending out over the sea on a wooden jetty, this is an ideal spot to just relax in the sun with a good book, or just to catch some rays. Waiter service from the beach bar means you need never leave your lounger. And to keep things easy, there's a lift back to the hotel.
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Stopped in this hotel in September, great hotel, very relaxing and great location. Staff very friendly and nice rooms toot rooms and it felt very personal. Breakfast was very good with seating overlooking the sea. Would defiantly return again.More
andrew b, Ely, United Kingdom
one of my special places
one of my favourite hotels,perfect for couples,wonderful position overlooking bay of naples with views at dinner that are spectacular, wander down through the piazzas after dinner into sorrento and burn off some calories, try the fresh figs at breakfast or the spaghetti with freshly milled parmigiano at lunch. around the pool, relax in your own secluded part of the gardensMore
Traditional Grandeur !
We stayed in the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori to celebrate our wedding anniversary during the second week in September 2014. The hotel doesn't look much at all from the outside, but when you walk in you are immediately faced with marble pillars, floors and quality furnishiings throughout the reception area and indeed the rest of the hotel. If it's traditional Italian style you're looking for, then this is the place for you ! I had read TA reviews of guests that had been 'upgraded free of charge' and wondered if we had made a mistake by pushing the boat out when booking a 'prestige room' with sea view. When checking in however, I was delighted to be told that we were being upgraded to an 'Exclusive suite', which, as well as balcony with sea view, we also had a two seater stone tiled and heated hot tub - nice ! The sea views are pretty spectacular too, most I think, will give you a view of Mount Vesuvius across the bay of Naples and far out to sea. Even the lower floors, which seem to be cut into the rock face, must be over a hundred feet above sea level, so not for those who aren't keen on heights ! Our room was quite beautifully decorated, with, what looked like, hand-painted ceramic tiles on the floor. The bathrooms were equally beautifully tiled, with his and hers wash basins, large walk-in power shower (including a built in tiled seat for those not so steady on their feet) and a separate bath. Quality towels (changed daily), bath robes, complimentary slippers. The seating and furniture in the room was of high quality and two ? TV's, one for viewing from the bed and one for viewing from the chaise longe (about 6 feet away !). Because of our upgrade we had a good sized balcony area, which included the hot tub. We were on level 4, one floor below the restaurant, but it is a generally quiet hotel, so noise was never an issue. The staff were absolutely impeccable, always greeting you as you entered the hotel, or the restaurant, or one of the bars, always polite, attentive, but not overbearing. I watched a few of them carefully and they all seemed to genuinely enjoy being of service to the guests and were happy to be working there, which does make all the difference I'm sure. The food was very good. I would have said excellent, were it not for the serving up of luke-warm beans for breakfast. They put them in a covered silver container, which isn't heated, so they just slowly cool off, presumably, that's just how the Italians eat them (if at all !). There was always plenty of choice at meal times though - cereal, fresh fruit, bacon, eggs, fresh tomato's, yogurts, pastries, toast and that European tradition of cakes for breakfast ! (OK, I just had to succumb occasionally - well, they were just sitting there on those little display stands and someone had to eat them - didn't they ? There is also a member of staff on the pancake/crepe stand and he'll make you either, with fillings of ham, chopped onions, honey etc Lunch and evening meals were just as appealing too, with an excellent choice at both. This Hotel is pretty expensive (we paid 2,700 euros for a week for our 'prestige' room), but neither the staff (or other guests) looked down their noses at others, which you can find at some, 'upmarket hotels', so the atmosphere, although quite formal, was relaxed and not at all, stuffy ! Outside, there is a small pool that we didn't bother with, it's not really big enough to swim in, more like a plunge pool really. The advertised 'beach' is not a beach (not in my language anyway) - it is a large pontoon/boardwalk type affair. You go down to it in a lift (sorry - elevator, to our U.S friends !), or you could takes yer chances walking down the concrete, stone, cut-into-the-rock-face, steps, which I did a couple of times during our stay - pretty good exercise, because there are quite a lot of them. The swimming area in the sea is very nicely protected from the bow waves of the not-too-distant ferries, that sail in and out of the nearby port, by a long strip of piled-up rocks and there are some submerged air pipes, that help to keep any floating debri away from the area, so the sea is a really clean and pleasant area to swim in and you'll even see a few fish if you take your snorkel with you. There are plenty of good quality sun-lounges on 'the beach' and signs politely asking guests not to 'reserve' them with their towels - but, guess what ! There's really No Need, when we stayed in early September the 'beach' barely got half full and there was plenty of room for everyone. There's also a small bar down there, that serves lunch time snacks and various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, at quite reasonable prices. The Ambasciatori is located about 10 mins walk from the centre of Sorrento (Piazza Tasso). Now, if that was a nice pleasant walk that would be just fab, but the pathways are quite narrow, made of the local granite cobbles, which are up and down and all over the place and at night, the roads aren't very well lit at all. Add to that the volume of traffic during the summer months and...well, let's just say there are better coastal walks in the world. The only reasons I give the Ambasciatori 4 (well 4.5) out of 5 and not the full 5 are - As nice as the Ambasciatori is, it is still pretty pricey to stay there. Location. There are a few other hotels (like the Grand Hotel Royal) that seem to be a very similar quality and style to the Ambasciatori that are closer to the centre of Sorrento (and with larger swimming pools, that you can actually swim in). If the coastal walk was a pleasant one, then I would prefer to be a bit further away from the action, but not if I run the risk of turning an ankle in the darkness. It is not, of course, the fault of the Ambasciatori that the local roads and street lighting are not up to scratch, but it just prevents it from being an ideal location (for me !) Another reason is that, if you have a sea view, right at the back of the hotel (the best views), then you won't see either a sunrise, or a sunset. The orientation of the hotel is such that, we wouldn't see the sun (either from our balcony, or from the 'beach' below) until around midday. (not really a problem though). But the sun also sets behind the cliff face to the left, so you don't get to see a nice sunset either. I don't wish to sound greedy, but one, or the other, would have been fantastic ! You do however, get some fantastic views of Vesuvius, which is very nicely positioned over to the right and which changes thoughout the day, as the clouds form over its summit and then burn away as the day goes on (and you do also overlook the luxury yachts that often moor up overnight nearby). The mini-bar prices at the hotel are also extortionate (nothing new there I suppose !). A shame really, because it would be nice to tuck into a few beverages whilst relaxing in the room at night. But when you can buy a bottle of the same beer, literally, just around the corner, for about a quarter of the price, it becomes a bit of a principal for me (OK, just call me a tight so and so !). But to add to that, we Brits (and lots of other nationalities I think) do like to make a cup of something in the mornings, or have a night-cap to drink in the evening. Alas, the Ambasciatori doesn't even provide you with a kettle to boil your own water ! These are only small (and personal) little niggles though and don't really detract from the overall quality product offered by the Ambasciatori. It is a very well appointed and comfortable hotel in a good location, with superb views and which employs the best staff I've ever come across in a HotelMore
We travelled to Sorrento on this occasion to get married. Staying with us were another 7 members of my family so choice of hotel was massively important as we had to have so many different needs met. The hotel is very traditional and from the outside does not look at all spectacular, however once you walk through it is beautiful. The rooms are again very traditional and as this is an old hotel the rooms are all quite different in terms of size and shape (I saw 5 of them and none of them were uniform). For me this added to the experience and I really liked this. The pool area is quite small, but we managed to get all the sun loungers we needed on the occasions we sat round the pool. Most of us ate in the pool bar every day as their lunch menu was brilliant and very good value. The beach decking was also lovely and very peaceful. It's also an experience going down in the lift and coming out through the cliff on to the jetty. The sea water where you swim in also filtered so it's very clean and a lovely experience. The beach also has a bar where you can order drinks and food. The breakfast each morning was lovely with plenty of choice, they was an omelet station and the chef was such a lovely person, he really liked my son and would talk to him and make a fuss. It was also such a relaxing experience as you were not rushed to finish. The staff in General were very good, even the housekeepers were sweet and you could see all of the staff worked very hard and nothing was too much trouble. The cleaning lady even came and found my husband as we were checking out as she had found one of my sons toys in the room. The hotel was also very accommodating as we had a number of our friends and other family come and visit us at the hotel. Also on the day of our wedding it was not a problem for my bridal party to come to the hotel to get ready. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk into the centre of Sorrento but there are a couple of different routes you could take with shops and bars along the way. Some of the path ways are quite narrow and some of the way is up hill but we managed fine with a buggy. My 82 year old nan that can't walk far did get taxi's and although we hired a wheel chair for her it was a bit much to push her into the town, especially in the sun! But that was our choice - a taxi would charge between 8 and 10 euros which we were fine with, but when we were not with her there was no reason to get a taxi. In all this was a wonderful hotel and if and when I go back to Sorrento I don't feel like there would be any point in looking at staying anywhere else as this was perfect for us. Also all 10 of us staying there all agreed it was a brilliant choice of hotel and no one could fault it, I would highly recommend a stay here, i will always have fond memories of the Ambasciatori as I got married during our stay here but I have fond memories of the hotel in its own right.More
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Stayed at his hotel September 10th - 13th. Had a room with a partial sea view. This hotel was as described in the other reviews. Was well located with beautiful grounds and direct access to the water. Food and service in the dinning room were quite good. Walk into the center was just enough to work off some calories. Can't really fault anything about this hotel. If you can get a good rate and want to stay close to the center of Sorrento this would be a good choice.More
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