Hotel Continental  

“In an incredible location, this hotel combines a setting in the heart of Sorrento with panoramic views.”

The Hotel Continental has an impressive location. It’s set just behind the cliff edge in Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples and, in the distance, the brooding slopes of Mount Vesuvius. It’s also on tree-lined Piazza della Vittoria, the square at the heart of Sorrento’s spiderweb of streets. Corsa Italia, the main shopping street, and Piazza Tasso, the central square, are within a 5-minute walk.

The hotel really makes the most of the views. In the lobby – where marble floors, imposing pillars and chandeliers create a classically Italian feel – floor-to-ceiling windows open up views of Monte Vesuvio. And the à la carte restaurant has a terrace with uninterrupted views of the bay. You also have the option of a bedroom with sea views. When it comes to décor, rooms work a classic chic look, with intricately tiled floors and pared-back white walls.

There’s a large pool to the side of the hotel, cocooned by lemon and orange trees. The hotel also has a lift to take you down to a small sand and shingle public beach with a jetty.

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Based On 480 reviews

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  • 5Floors
  • 85Rooms
  • 3Lifts


The authentic holiday collection

  • Traditional and modern styles
  • Town and countryside settings
  • 20kg luggage allowance
  • Properties with character

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

English buffet breakfast.

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Buffet dining room

Offering English buffet breakfast.

Lounge bar*

The comfortable lounge bar is a great place to enjoy an evening drink.

Outdoor pool

Large pool next to a small garden and snack bar. Open April to October.

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twin room with sea view for up to 3

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 and is rear facing with air-conditioning between 15 June-15 September.

twin room for up to 3

Twin room sleeps up to 3 and is rear facing with air-conditioning between 15 June-15 September.

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Loved this Hotel

We had a standard room with a sea view. The room was large with a large very comfortable bed and a lovely balcony overlooking the sea and the park. The bathroom was also very nice with a great shower. The hotel itself was great, centrally located, near the beaches and the pier if you want to do a day trip to Capri or Amalfi. The hotel had a wonderful breakfast with pastries, cereals, yogurt, fruits, meats, cheeses and eggs, frittatas and quiches. We also had dinner at the hotel restaurant one evening which was lovely. The pool looked beautiful although it was too cool for us to swim in October. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We emailed in advance to reserve a parking space. When we checked in we were told they had a parking space for us and there was no charge for parking - a pleasant surprise.More

Macorry, Chicago

Fantastic family holiday

As well as being located perfectly between the centre of Sorrento and the beaches, it has probably some of the nicest and most helpful members of staff we've met (they were even very kind about my Italian skills). The hotel car service made it really easy for us to get kids + luggage easily from the airport in Naples to the hotel doorstep, as well as learning a lot more about the local area from the driver. The rooms were in excellent condition, the food was fantastic and the hotel has it's own stretch of beach. Even though you have to pay for access it's definitely worth it - there's a lift in the hotel down to the beach, which is cheaper (i.e. free for guests) than the elevator in the town. The hotel pool was great too - at pool service and the kids almost lived in it. As you come out of the hotel on the first morning, you'll see a view across the bay of Napoli of Vesuvius. It really welcomes you to your holiday :) Day trips to Capri are well worth it but beware the islands boat trips - some are extremely expensive for what is essentially a quick rowboat ride in and out of a cave. Capri itself has beaches and quite a bit to see so make it a day trip - but plan out where you want to go first. The train line is low cost and easy to use - Pompeii and Herculaneum took aout 30-40 mins each way. We stayed in early August and accidentally booked during celebrations for the saints day - Lots of fireworks and celebrations (including street parades). Very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.More

Rex L, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Enjoyed our stay here

Liked: Comfy rooms and bed. Very clean hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely view from our balcony. Didn't like as much: No tea/coffee making facilities in the room (OK maybe it's an English thing!). We arrived 45 minutes before the end of breakfast service on the last day and there wasn't a lot of choice left and I didn't see anything get replenished even after I pointed it out.More

timbowix, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

So Friendly

This hotel is fantastic, in a great location just a short walk to the centre, very comfortable rooms and very clean. But what makes it special are the wonderful staff. We were made very welcome when we arrived and settled in quickly. I'd read about the Happy Hour in the bar and we went for a drink and tried one of the wonderful cocktails. Carlo was very friendly and helpful and introduced us to the award winning 'Giampa' created by his boss Giovanni. Highly recommended. We ate in the restaurant and were treated like royalty, the service was the best I've ever come across and the food was excellent. Breakfast is also very good. The staff are lovely, so relaxed, friendly and efficient and there is a huge choice, including 3-4 hot dishes every day. Delicious. Excellent free wi-fi too. The hotel is located at the end of a small square with little traffic. We were on the side of the hotel that is next to the school, which is being renovated so we did notice the noise on the Monday from both the site and the schoolkids. As we're used to being very quiet it did affect us but, no problem, we were moved to a lovely room on the other side of the building. The building work should be finished before the next season starts but if you need peace and quiet and don't get up early, try to get a room on the seaward side. The kids do make a bit of a racket - but then everyone in Italy seems to shout all the time, it's just part of the character of the place. One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in and we hope to return some time.More

Sue D, Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Fantastic location, fantastic staff, best hotel we have stayed in

After researching several hotels in Sorrento, I was so glad I chose this one. In a great location, a couple of minutes to the old quarter and facing a square which meant no noisy passing traffic. Added to this, a breathtaking view over the bay of Naples and Vesuvius. On arrival, we were told we had been upgraded to a room with a partial sea view - I would recommend boking a sea view room. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the rooms spotless and comfortable. The staff were extremely friendly, courteous and polite. Antonio and his team in the Restaurant made us feel very special as did Giovanni and Carlo in the bar, making cocktail happy hour a must! nothing was too much trouble for Giovanni. We ate dinner in the restaurant twice (we were on a B&B basis) and found the food excellent and well priced.. Drinks( in Sorrento generally, not just the hotel) were pricey - a beer 5 euro and a glass of Prosecco 6eu. As other reviewers have commented, breakfast is amazing -definitely something for every taste. Two other good places to eat were the Foreigners Club - for fantastic views from the Terrace and the Mona Lisa in the town - great for watching the world go by. Walking round Sorrento reinforced our first opinions about the hotel when we saw others which we had been considering - none as well placed as the Continental. The rail station is a 10 minute walk, from where we caught the train to Pompei (about 8 eu for us both) on arriving, there are lots of people selling trips. We paid 12eu for a guided tour - worth it, but be aware you still have to pay the entrance fee. We stayed for a couple more hours after the tour as there is so much to see. From the rail station you can also catch the red sightseeing bus for the coast ride to Amalfi - amazing views. 8eu one way, 4 on return. There is so much to see - Herculaneum, boat ride to Capri - we will definitely be returning to the Hotel Continental.More

Carmenhowarth, Bolton, United Kingdom

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