“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
Offering English buffet breakfast.
The comfortable lounge bar is a great place to enjoy an evening drink.
Large pool next to a small garden and snack bar. Open April to October.
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We stayed here in July 2014 for 5 nights. I am so glad we booked this hotel. Firstly the location was perfect - pretty close to everything from the harbour to the restaurants of Sorrento. The service was amazing. We were first put in a room opposite the building site but we asked if we could be moved away from this as it was quite noisy. They weren't able to move us that day but did on the second night to a room with a sea view! The front desk were very helpful with directions and recommendations. The best service however was in the restaurant during breakfast, the staff were so helpful, charming and friendly. The general areas and rooms were very nicely kept and clean and the swimming pool was well maintained. The pool is not heated but that is very welcome in the searing heat of July! Overall a lovely base to explore Sorrento.More
TravelZ8, South West
I have been meaning to write a review for sometime so apologies! We stayed in August for 1 week, myself, husband and our 8 year old daughter. What can I say? we loved our stay here, our room was spacious and we received the best service from the friendly staff! It was a fantastic location to explore Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. We especially loved Leonelli's Beach which had direct access through the hotel in the underground lift! We look forward to returning soon to the Hotel Continental and lovely Sorrento!More
LornetteH, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
This is not a luxury hotel. It is a very standard hotel, with decent service, a good breakfast and an excellent location. If you are not concerned with having a 5 star experience, but want to be in a good location and not spend a ridiculous amount of money--this is a good option. The lift down to the beach is very convenient and everything in Sorrento is walking distance from the front entrance. Standard rooms are small and the beds...we laughed for hours about the beds. Not only are they rock hard and uneven, but they are covered by some sort of plastic--literally. Plastic sheets. It was a shock at first but after spending long days boating, exploring, and walking around Pompeii, we were too tired to even notice.More
HeatherMcK1020, Portland, Maine
Best meal we have had in Sorrento for a long time
We usually avoid the restaurants and pubs at the holiday peak as we are so often disappointed but last night the Conti really excelled. I had the warm chicken salad which included pomegranate seeds and a terrific balsamic. Marg had the Atlantic Salmon which was the best she had had at Sorrento. She wants to go back to work out what is in the salsa. The others had steaks and mussels which they enjoyed. The service was good despite the fact that they were so busy. I thought the prices were fair for SorrentoMore
TheJackos2323, Melbourne, Australia
I see some reviews saying this isn't a 4 or 5 star hotel, by American hotel standards this is true it is not the Ritz Carlton, however, from what I have experienced of European hotels this hotel was one of the best of the "4 Star" hotels we stayed at throughout Italy. The hotel was very clean, the rooms were spacious compared to other European hotels we stayed in. They had a work-out facility that wasn't perfect, but having access to some functioning treadmills gave us a little bit of exercise to work off the gelato we ate everyday. The staff were amazing and very hospitable, we got to know a few of the bartenders and waiters in the dining room and they were incredible people. I highly recommend you get an ocean-side room, sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine was spectacular. We loved the breakfast and variety offered and found it easy to walk up the street to get to shopping and restaurants.More
JMLtoJMP, Salt Lake City, Utah
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