“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.
There is a park directly in front of the hotel which faces the Bay of Naples with fantastic views of Vesuvius. Look down over the parapet to the port of Sorrento to see the boats going out. From the 2 level seating area in front of the hotel, the Sorrento cliffs glow a magnificent red/burnt orange as the sun sets.
This hotel is a 4 star bargain in my opinion. Very courteous and well trained staff that appears to have been employed here for some duration. They seem to be proud of the hotel and the service they deliver.
Everything is monogrammed giving off the feel of a bygone age when the well healed and very well dressed frequented this place. Now still elegant, with a more modern clientele in jeans and active wear instead of suit and tie, although there were quite a few of that sort.
I like these old style full service hotels and would surely return here. The hotel is barely 3 blocks from Piazza Tasso, ground zero for all the pedestrian activity in Sorrento. I agree with all the good things said by others so I'll not repeat them here. The included breakfast and room service were both excellent.More
Alphablondyfan, Vineland, New Jersey
Spent 2 weeks here in September. Lovely hotel, fantastic views over the bay of Naples and Vesuvius - well worth paying the extra for the sea view. Our room was a good size and was cleaned every day. Some people have commented about the towels being like table cloths - they were different to our towels it's true, but they dried you just the same! Hotel staff were excellent, particularly those in the restaurant. Breakfasts were great, lots of choice - the custard croissants were fab!! We ate in the restaurant a few evenings, the service was great, the food was lovely and the prices were comparable to those of other restaurants in Sorrento. The decor in the communal rooms is very tasteful and of a high standard. The hotel is in a good position being a short walk to Tasso Square, The lift down to the port (for ferries to Naples, Capri & Ischia) is only a few minutes away. The bus and train stations are about 10 minutes walk. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to others.More
Kate L, Coventry, United Kingdom
Good hotel and staff, outside factors were annoying.
We stayed out of season so the pier/sea access through the hotel was closed which was a shame but it was out of season. Hotel pool remained open and well maintained.
Breakfast in the hotel was very good with a wide variety of food. Staff were pleasant and helpful at the front desk. Excursions to local attractions were available to book through the hotel which was helpful.
Room was spacious and in good condition. Double bed was made up of two single beds pushed together which would have been okay if the mattresses had been of a similar grade. As it was one was firm and the other was very soft. If we had noticed when we had first checked in we would have asked for a room change but it was rather late in the evening by the time we got back to the room so we lived with it. We're confident the staff would have moved us if we had have requested it. Views from our balcony were amazing and the mini bar was well stocked.
Only thing that was a pest was the proximity to a local school which was on the same square. Children gathering on the square from about 08:30 Mon-Fri were quite noisy which ruined a one or two sleepy mornings. If you're going on an excursion you are unlikely to notice this as you're normally up and about for 8am anyway.
All in all, good hotel. Not far from main town square, restaurants and shops and also allot closer to the smaller port area which is home to some of the towns best seafood restaurants.More
Carl H, London, United Kingdom
Loved Our Stay
We absolutely loved our stay at this hotel. We stayed four nights in a beautiful and comfortable room overlooking the Bay of Naples. The staff of the Continental was both charming and friendly. We felt most welcome here!
Very importantly, the food was excellent!
Would love to return.
Lee and LarryMore
Laura Lee F, Plaistow, New Hampshire, United States
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