Hotel Bristol  

Standout views. Three stylish restaurants. And a glamorous pool scene. It’s no wonder so many guests return to the Hotel Bristol year after year.

Perched on a cliff above Marina Grande, this family-run hotel is in a prime position for some of Sorrento’s best views. What’s more, it’s just a 10-minute downhill walk into the heart of town.

Bedrooms here are elegantly styled. Big beds take centre stage, while painted floor tiles and brightly coloured soft furnishings add a chic but homely feel.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

You can choose to have your second Half Board meal for lunch or dinner, just inform the head waiter in the morning.   

Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

Situated directly above the hotel in a peaceful natural setting, with the surrounding sun terraces offering the ideal place to relax in the warm sun - the pool is an oasis of calm for everyone to enjoy. The surrounding sun terraces offer the ideal place to relax or find some shade under the pergola.

La Pergola restaurant 1 May - 31 Oct*

Dine under the stars at this open-air restaurant and enjoy the beautiful views around the Bay of Naples, lit up and sparkling, unlike the familiar shape of nearby Vesuvius. A chance to enjoy some local dishes prepared by the excellent chefs and served at your table by waiters. Open for lunch from May to October subject to the weather.

Marina bar*

Stunning views are guaranteed from the terrace of this stylish 7th floor bar. Out across the bay to Vesuvius and along the Neapolitan coastline, everything can be experienced whilst sipping one of the many cocktails on offer from the friendly bar tenders.

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twin room with sea view for up to 3

Twin room with sea view sleeps 2 to 3 people in 2 or 3 beds and is non-smoking.

twin room with sea view and balcony

Twin room with sea view sleeps 2 people and is non-smoking.

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We have just returned from an amazing holiday in Sorrento, but we cannot praise all the staff and management at the Hotel Bristol in Sorrento enough.Nothing was too much trouble for anyone, especially all the staff in the dining room which were so personable. We would not hesitate in returning to this hotel and highly recommending it. Our room was stunning, with amazing views. Would definitely return if we went to Sorrento again.More

Stpiran, Truro, Cornwall

Hotel Bristol Sorrentoy

A superb holiday booked thro' Thompsons in Lincoln. Flight from East Midlands to Naples, transfer to Sorrento. Arrived approx 21:30 to find a 3 course meal waiting for us very unexpected but welcome, luggage delivered to our room while we were eating. I can't praise the hotel enough everything, from the lady who cleaned our room to the receptionists were so friendly and helpful, a special mention to Mateous and the restaurant staff who always seemed pleased to welcome us, the food was out of this world with a different choice of 3 or 4 courses provided at every mealtime. Martin the rep. couldn't do enough to make our stay care free and interesting his tour around the town on day one was a great help in getting our bearings. Take the trouble to visit the terraced gardens above the hotel a pleasant stroll amongst the olive groves. Sitting on the sun terrace with a good book and a G n T or lemmoncello pretty close to utopia. Alan OakleyMore

Alan o, Derby, United Kingdom

Mixed review

Just returned from a week at the Bristol. The location overlooking the bay towards Vesuvius and Sorrento is breathtaking. We had a room on the 7th floor (623) and it had a balcony.The room itself is quite big and light with a large bed and a good size bathroom. We were very happy with the room except directly above us on the next level there is an outside area for residents to use with tables and chairs. In the evenings this area was used and there was noise of tables and chairs being moved about and general chatter. It didn't go on long into the night but it was a bit annoying. The corridor outside could at times be noisy with guests going past and not adhering to the sign asking people to be quiet. Music from the bar was a piano but that was not an issue. There is a lack of soundproofing as this is a grand old building and i guess this would be too expensive to carry out. These issues aside does not detract from the service and dedication of the hotel staff who were wonderful. Matteo runs the restaurant with his staff like clockwork. Breakfast is plentiful with eggs cooked to order and a choice of bacon with other meats,toast, breads,rolls, cereals fruits,juices,cakes and tea and coffee. We were on half board which was breakfast and evening meal. Evenings in the restaurant was a menu which was of three courses change daily. We found them on the whole to be pretty good. For those visiting the hotel for the first time it can be a bit daunting as the building is very large The restaurant is on the 7th floor and so is the a la carte restaurant. Guests on a board basis should use the restaurant with the coloured chairs inside (See website pics) Dinner Starts at 7pm and the gentlemen have to wear trousers...yes indeed, Breakfast is at 7am...wear what you like! Matteo is always there to show you to a table. The rooms all have tv's although not much to watch. There are electric sockets of the continental kind and TWO of the UK type and a usb socket. Wifi is available and is generally ok. Ask at reception for the keycode. The bathrooms are a good size with good showers and towels are changed daily. There is a bed turndown service as well. In the wardrobe is a fitted safe of the electronic keycode to use. Door key to the room is of a swipe card type. The windows have an electric shutter on the outside that can be opened/closed at night. On the subject of the Italian tourist tax, we were billed €1.50 each per day at the Bristol and this was itemised on the final bill at the end of the week. We paid our total bill in cash so it may be worth asking the hotel how they want the tax part paid. Hope this all helps..We liked the Bristol, the staff, the food,the views..just not the overhead noise.More

SUZUKIMAD, Norwich, United Kingdom

Amazing Hotel, Amazing View

This is our 2nd stay at Hotel Bristol and it will not be our last. We were welcomed and made to feel right at home the moment we arrived. It is like "returning home" the same amazing reception staff, who are so kind, helpful and professional. It wouldn't be breakfast without Matteo. He is so kind and welcoming. He and his staff were very professional and helpful, they made breakfast as amazing as that view. Our room was a good size, clean when we arrived and kept wonderfully clean our entire stay. What a joy to return to after a day of touring. Hotel Bristol has the best view of Sorrento, Bay of Naples and the lovely fishing village. You can see boats coming and going from Marina Piccola also. We have been here in November one year, September another, now October next year. The busyness of Sorrento changes, but the consistency of Hotel Bristol and it's staff does not, thank goodness. We love Hotel Bristol and would recommend it always. Thanks for a great stay.More

bellame, everywhere

mixed experience

Just back from Sorrento where we stayed at The Bristol. Found the staff absolutely fantastic, they couldn't do enough for us and the views from the hotel are stunning. We had booked a superior rom with a balcony which I have to say we were disappointed in, it was small and very dated with a bathroom that definitely needed upgraded. The room our grown up children were sharing was much larger and more modern although it had no balcony. Hadn't realised the hotel is north facing so our balcony only got the sun first thing in the morning which meant it was too cold to sit out on so in hindsight it probably wasn't worth paying the extra . Our room was also directly below the main restaurant which made it extremely noisy from very early in the morning due to trolleys being wheeled up and down as tables were being set up for breakfast. We ended up going to the local pharmacy to buy earplugs so we could sleep beyond 5am. The room was kept clean with clean sheets and towels provided daily. The restaurant staff were exceptional and breakfasts were very good but we found the food at lunchtime and in the evening mediocre at best and certainly not what we expected, in fact I had the worst pizza I have ever eaten in Italy. The pool area was lovely with plenty of loungers and it was nice to be provided with neck pillows as well as towels, shame the pool was too cold to use (we hardly saw anyone in it the week we were there so I presume other people found it freezing as well). Would certainly return to Sorrento but probably not to the Bristol despite the fantastic staff who should get an award for excellent service.More

shirley l, Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

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