The Hotel Continental combines a setting in the heart of Sorrento with panoramic views.
The Hotel Continental is set just behind the cliff edge in the centre of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples and, in the distance, the brooding slopes of Mount Vesuvius.
The hotel really makes the most of the views. In the lobby – where marble floors and chandeliers create a classically Italian feel – floor-to-ceiling windows open up views of Mount Vesuvius. This hotel is part of the Simply Travel range until April 2017.
We spent a week at the Hotel Continental this month and it was absolutely superb. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite, which was superbly equipped with a very comfortable king size bed, two armchairs, plenty of storage space , his and hers sinks in the well-stocked bathroom and, importantly, two windows leading to a balcony with table and chairs. These provided breath-taking views over the Bay of Naples, with the vista of Mount Vesuvius a constant delight. The hotel breakfast is outstanding, with a wide variety of hot and cold buffet items complemented by bucks fizz, juices and coffees and tea. The doughnuts are to die for!!. Dinner at the hotel is also a delight, with fine dining dishes at very reasonable prices. The evening Happy Hour for guests is a splendid institution, with interesting cocktails ( try the award- winning one involving rum, bananas and burning sugar!!) and nibbles of local foods. On warm evenings this takes place on the 5th floor terrace, where again you have stunning Bay of Naples views. The hotel is centrally located and very convenient for the main square, the harbour area where the boats leave for Amalfi, Capri etc ( there's a lift nearby to avoid the steep climb back from the harbour) and the railway station ( for trips to Vesuvius, Pompeii, Naples etc) It is also a very short walk from dozens of restaurants, some of which are very good indeed. The staff are outstanding. The reception team are charming , friendly and very helpful with any queries and the dining room team, led by the brilliant Antonio, are just brilliant, with equally charming, friendly and helpful service and they engage with customers and offer a joke and a smile every time you see them. Just lovely!! We felt very fortunate to have had the Continental chosen for us for our stay. If you want an ideally located hotel offering top quality accommodation, food and service, look no further.More
Lindsay W, 5827996
Internal room. Balcony not very private but good views. Breakfast buffet superb. Food in hotel restaurant was excellent. All Staff were very good in particular Antonio and Giovanni. Lovely hotel central location would definitely stay again.More
First Rate Hotel
After reading all other TripAdvisor reviews about Hotel Continental in Sorrento, Italy, my stay here was consistent with the positive reviews. Location was great, service was impeccable, and our room had the beautiful view to boot. We stayed in one of the junior suites with a large balcony overlooking the square below and the sea to our left. From the moment one walks into the hotel, its decor, cleanliness, and staff professionalism is what greets you. Will come back again!More
Bernard C, 34335
A wonderful week spent in this beautiful hotel. From the warm welcome at Reception when we arrived to the fantastic waiting team in the Dining room, the friendly Bar staff and the house staff who keep the hotel polished and shining.
The view from our balcony was spectular and worth paying extra for. Ideally situated less than 5 minute walk from the main square this beautiful city is steeped in ancient culture which is reflected all round you.
The breakast caters for all tastes and offers a huge variety to choose from. From lunch time snacks at the pool to cocktails in the bar early evening, everything is excellent, the service is wonderful.
The only downfall was there is no air conditioning until mid june and the room was very hot and stuffy, but that was an error made on my behalf i didnt read the small print !
I would highly reccomend this beautiful hotel and its very efficient staff that look after your every need. I hope to return some day soon.More
Without doubt, one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in
When booking our trip to Sorrento, we conducted a huge amount of research finally settling on the Grand Hotel Continental. During our transfer from the airport, having dropped several guests at other hotels in the area, we could not be more thrilled to be arrive in the beautiful setting of the Continental including a quiet, private square with fantastic views of the coast and Mount Vesuvius. Other reviews mention the school opposite - yes, fair enough, but this did not bother us in the slightest.
When we arrived, we were greeted at the door with a warm welcome and asked to leave our bags at the bottom of the stairs so that these could be taken to our room for us. We checked in with ease courtesy of Tonino and were escorted to our lovely room.
The facilities in this charming hotel are excellent. My bed was soooo comfortable! The bathroom had a lovely array of options including a dressing gown and slippers for each guest and a selection of toiletries. Unusually, our towels were changed every day.
Once unpacked, we popped out to explore the local area. The hotel is ideally situated just off the main Piazza Tasso (around a seven minute walk) and also, an easy stroll to both marinas - do make sure to visit both of them if staying here. There are lots of bars, restaurants and shops very close to the hotel and a viewing point to admire the sunset right opposite the hotel. The train station is around a 12 minute walk away and the bus stop for the Amalfi Coast destinations is situated right outside of the train station.
The next day, we reported for breakfast. There was a warm, genuine welcome from Antonio and his team and each morning, we were escorted to our seats with good humour. The breakfast selection is outstanding - a vast amount of choice each day and a never ending supply of tea and coffee in a lovely, relaxed setting.
I mentioned earlier that this hotel has a genuine charm about it. What shone through for me is the pride & professionalism that every single employee seems to have in abundance. They are a credit to the hotel. The hotel is spotless, beautifully decorated and has a really warm feel about it. Special mentions once again to Tonino, Antonio & his team and also, Giovanni who kept us entertained when we were in the hotel bar.
At the time of writing this review, the roof top bar was due to open. We saw pictures and it looks great. There is also a seated area just outside of Reception which looks over towards Mount Vesuvius.
We had a wonderful holiday in Sorrento and the surrounding area and cannot thank the Grand Hotel Continental enough for their part in making our stay so enjoyable. I wouldn't hesitate to return to this hotel or recommend it to anyone else.
Well done Team Grand Hotel Continental!!More