“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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The authentic holiday collection
- Traditional and modern styles
- Town and countryside settings
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Properties with character
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
English buffet breakfast.
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Buffet dining room
English buffet breakfast is on offer here.
The comfortable lounge bar is a great place to enjoy an evening drink.
There's a large pool next to the small garden and snack bar with a surrounding sun terrace with deck chairs and sunbeds. It's open from April to October.
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twin room with sea view for up to 3
These light and airy twin rooms with a sea view come with air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September.
These light and airy twin rooms sleep two. They come with twin beds and rear facing. There's air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September.
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Great corner of Sorrento
This hotel was very comfortable with a staff that was extremely friendly and helpful. It lies just on the outskirts of the City Centre thus allowing wonderful vistas of the Mediterranean Sea and a respite from the hustle bustle of the street scene. Nice beach access and a fresh water pool as well. Superior breakfast buffet included.More
Kevin B, Brea, California, United States
Location perfect, staff so friendly & helpful can not wait to return. Fab restaurants not expensive either, I did like shopping beautiful shops. We had a driver for one day who took us to the Amalfi coast which was amazing, the hotel reception staff had sorted this out for us, perfect. I visited Capri 20 minutes by boat, this has to be done so beautiful. Thank you for a lovely holiday.More
Fay C, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful Hotel with Beautiful Views
We booked the junior suite which had a large balcony over looking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The room was beautiful with every amenity you could imagine. The views from our room and from the terrace where we enjoyed happy hour every day were also amazing. Breakfast was delicious with a wide variety of foods. Sorrento is beautiful and convenient for day trips to the Isle of Capri, Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. We had the hotel book us a tour of Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii and took the ferry on our own to Isle of Capri and the Blue Grotto. The hotel has an elevator that goes straight to the bottom of the cliff and opens up onto a beach. You have to pay to use the beach, but hotel customers get a discount. My biggest recommendation is do not take the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento. The hotel recommended this and it was the worst train experience of my life. The train is a small commuter train in which we were packed in like sardines for an hour long ride. We had to stand with luggage while more and more people crowded onto the train at each stop. The train was dirty with no air conditioning and some less than desirable riders. The straps on my back pack were slashed at some point on the train and we saw several people trying to pick the pockets of tourists. We asked the hotel about our other transportation options to get back to Naples since we were not going to get on that train again. They said our only option was to hire a private car for 155 Euros. After doing more research we found that there is a brand new train called the Campania Express designed specifically for tourists. It is only 15 Euro and the train is beautiful and clean. They have attendants riding in each car helping you get on and off at the right stop. They also had security on the train monitoring for pickpockets. We asked the hotel about this train and they knew nothing about it. One of the people working at the desk actually laughed at us when we asked about it and said it doesn't exist. The hotel was great and the staff were very helpful in all other circumstances, but they continued to insist that taking the commuter was a viable option for tourists with luggage.More
Jo Ann K, Tampa, Florida, United States
The location cannot be beat! Friendly and helpful staff, made arrangements for a tour of Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. Room was clean and quite spacious. Food at the hotel restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. Happy hour(s) on the patio is a great way to unwind. Loved the pool!More
Gorgeous little gem
With your own private tunnel to a private beach, great pool and incredibly helpful staff this hotel does everything to make your stay in Sorrento great. Antonio at breakfast is a bright start to your day and the hotel staff keeps delivering. Thank you More
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